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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65775 on: August 06, 2020, 01:23:53 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65776 on: August 06, 2020, 01:27:30 pm »
- The sound of a grinding wheel is coming from a corner, where Cerebus sits with a bottle of schnapps, sharpening all his cutlery and feeling ignored.
A dishevelled drunk man playing with knives and people are avoiding him? The nerve!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65777 on: August 06, 2020, 01:36:30 pm »
That's the charme of this thread. Whenever you are visiting it, one can watch

- med painting something blue, except it is his bedroom
- Saskia playing with 50g of ceefour
- bd139 is buying / selling something
- tony is buying a counter.
- nixiefreqq is ranting about RPN calulators
- the Dwagon is lamenting on <insert topic of your choice here>
- tautech is playing with Siglent stuff
- BU508A is trying to find strange R&S gear
- Zucca has this ongoing marriage-project
- bitseeker is trying to catch-up
- 0culus buying another RPN calculator *
- cubdriver is frolicing around with his cats *
- not sure what Cerebus is doing but I think it has something to do with magic smoke and syringes **
- ...

please feel free to add any thoughts to this list.    :-DD

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** Edit 2

- The sound of a grinding wheel is coming from a corner, where Cerebus sits with a bottle of schnapps, sharpening all his cutlery and feeling ignored.

Any better?  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65778 on: August 06, 2020, 01:45:55 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65779 on: August 06, 2020, 01:51:17 pm »
- The sound of a grinding wheel is coming from a corner, where Cerebus sits with a bottle of schnapps, sharpening all his cutlery and feeling ignored.
A dishevelled drunk man anthropomorphic aardvark playing with knives and people are avoiding him? The nerve!

TFTFY
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65780 on: August 06, 2020, 01:55:15 pm »
Any better?  ;D

Hmph! [ Shuffles along looking at the floor, kicking litter about. ]
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65781 on: August 06, 2020, 01:55:15 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

Brotkasten bleibt halt Brotkasten.   :-DD
(sorry, this works only in German)  ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65782 on: August 06, 2020, 01:58:49 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

To be clear I knew exactly what it was. It was an opportunity to throw a trite insult at the C64, which I throughly despise coming from another superior 6502 faction.

Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 02:04:34 pm by bd139 »
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65783 on: August 06, 2020, 02:00:34 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

Looks like a controller to fire 50 grams of CeeFour ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65784 on: August 06, 2020, 02:07:42 pm »
other toys arrived today, Fluke 163 and 164:
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I got them for cheap  because they are not powering  up, probably dead batteries.

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65785 on: August 06, 2020, 02:11:01 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

Brotkasten bleibt halt Brotkasten.   :-DD
(sorry, this works only in German)  ;)

"A bread bin will always be a bread bin"  -  I think we can guess the idiom. I know there's a similar English idiom, but it's currently choosing to remain just out of mental grasp.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65786 on: August 06, 2020, 02:13:11 pm »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

[Fx: wanders into distance singing ] "I wear my heart on my sleeve, I wear my heart on my sleeve..."
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65787 on: August 06, 2020, 02:32:24 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

It says right on the board, "C64 Micro/Laptop"...   >:D

(Not that it's terribly difficult to guess with positions labelled things like SID and VIC II...)  :)

There are quite a few different types and versions of those modern C64 boards, though I don't recall seeing that particular one before in any of the YouTube videos I've seen on modern C64s...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65788 on: August 06, 2020, 02:39:45 pm »
and now for something completely different :D


Got my knockoff T12 soldering gizmo from gangbang ... 25 Pesos including the knife tip. This is getting ridiculous.

@Cerebus one of my favorite cutlery bits.

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look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

Looks like a controller to fire 50 grams of CeeFour ;)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65789 on: August 06, 2020, 02:40:56 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65790 on: August 06, 2020, 02:42:48 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

It says right on the board, "C64 Micro/Laptop"...   >:D

(Not that it's terribly difficult to guess with positions labelled things like SID and VIC II...)  :)

There are quite a few different types and versions of those modern C64 boards, though I don't recall seeing that particular one before in any of the YouTube videos I've seen on modern C64s...

reworked as a laptop board which includes an adapter for a PI1541 running on a raspi 0. There is certainly the option to attach a TFT and put everything in a very small case. I got this to replace a board that I am sick of debugging.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65791 on: August 06, 2020, 02:44:54 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

Brotkasten bleibt halt Brotkasten.   :-DD
(sorry, this works only in German)  ;)

"A bread bin will always be a bread bin"  -  I think we can guess the idiom. I know there's a similar English idiom, but it's currently choosing to remain just out of mental grasp.

VC20:


C64:


Brotkasten:


Not that big difference between those three.   :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65792 on: August 06, 2020, 02:46:27 pm »
Quote from: tonyalbus on Today at 10:40:56
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
>https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm

The same thing can be done with Arduino-based GPIB adapter. First link in this post : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/repair/hp-3478a-how-to-readwrite-cal-sram/msg3011668/#msg3011668
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65793 on: August 06, 2020, 03:00:49 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

Brotkasten bleibt halt Brotkasten.   :-DD
(sorry, this works only in German)  ;)

"A bread bin will always be a bread bin"  -  I think we can guess the idiom. I know there's a similar English idiom, but it's currently choosing to remain just out of mental grasp.

VC20:


C64:


Brotkasten:


Not that big difference between those three.   :-DD

The best one you can put bread in without having to get a screwdriver first.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65794 on: August 06, 2020, 03:03:25 pm »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

Pity, I liked the "no equal sign" picture  ;D

What's the meaning of the new one? Looks like a draft from a marketing company selling Batterizers.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65795 on: August 06, 2020, 03:05:15 pm »
look what I found in the mail.

Guess what it is.

(In catch up mode)

That's too easy. I've never had one of the originals, used one, or even been knowingly close to one. The giveaway is the "VIC", "SID" and "64" on the silkscreen.

No spoiler, just in case.


And despite all those hints, bd139 still thought it was a VIC20, when in fact it's a C64 clone. :D

McBryce.

Brotkasten bleibt halt Brotkasten.   :-DD
(sorry, this works only in German)  ;)

"A bread bin will always be a bread bin"  -  I think we can guess the idiom. I know there's a similar English idiom, but it's currently choosing to remain just out of mental grasp.

VC20:


C64:


Brotkasten:


Not that big difference between those three.   :-DD

The best one you can put bread in without having to get a screwdriver first.

You have to disassemble the other two first, of course. What else does one do with them?   :-DD
“Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.”            - Terry Pratchett -
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65796 on: August 06, 2020, 03:06:43 pm »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

Pity, I liked the "no equal sign" picture  ;D

What's the meaning of the new one? Looks like a draft from a marketing company selling Batterizers.  :-DD

He changes avatars more often than I change underwear.  :P :P :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65797 on: August 06, 2020, 03:07:06 pm »
Edit: changed avatar. The Ferengi was making me uncomfortable  :-DD

Pity, I liked the "no equal sign" picture  ;D

What's the meaning of the new one? Looks like a draft from a marketing company selling Batterizers.  :-DD


 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65798 on: August 06, 2020, 03:07:41 pm »
You have to disassemble the other two first, of course. What else does one do with them?   :-DD

Indeed. Or they float when you chuck them in a river.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65799 on: August 06, 2020, 03:21:56 pm »
Caps replaced. Look at these bastards. The cracked ones were actually across the switch not the mains which was interesting. One of the smaller ones is missing the top because I popped it with the pliers getting it out.



I am sure these bastards contain Ammonium nitrate.  >:D To my utter suprise the company who made them is still in business (now renamed KEMET, IIRC).
Why on earth are people still buying based on such a galactic reputation for pyrotechnic failures ?
 
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