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Everything posted by PedroDaGr8

  1. Got a new one, this time it supports the I2C communication protocol. http://www.noritake-elec.com/evalkit-sample.php
  2. Just came across this promotion. A board house in China is offering five free boards for open source projects. They even pay shipping. http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=24003 The boards must be 1-2 layer Max 10x15cm size Seems to be a way for them to flesh out some areas on their site with some OpenSource boards. Some may be interested.
  3. I'm glad a couple of you found my post useful and got a new instrument. It's been surprisingly useful for detecting bad caps. D in particular, called tan d in datasheet. Having a listed value in a datasheet makes detecting bad caps easier.
  4. By the way I posted an enormous teardown and review at DIYAudio. I can post it here if you want. I wasn't sure where it would fit though. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/equipment-tools/259415-der-ee-de-5000-true-lcr-100khz.html
  5. Just a heads up, I usually don't link to ebay sales but this one is too good. The following seller on ebay is selling the Der EE DE-5000 for $82 shipped to the USA. This is a STEAL of a deal (about $30 cheaper than usual when you factor in the options that are included), several people have ordered and received it as described. It includes the optional SMD tweezers, optional short aligator leads and optional guard lead. For those that don't know, Der EE is the OEM for the IET Labs DE-5000. This is a true LCR meter which measures a variety of funcitons in a controlled manner. It can measure at
  6. Note I said NEW! Used Tek analog scopes are a whole different ball game. They are typically very reliable and a great starter scope.
  7. The DS1102E is an ancient model. The DS1074Z is a great value, in fact one of the best, but not without its drawbacks. For example, it has a max sample rate of 1GSa/s on all channels combined. Use a single channel you get that rate, use two it drops to 500MSa/s per channel, three or more or drops further to 250MSa/s per channel. Most of the time this is a non-issue but in the rare situation where you need it, its something to know about. That isn't to detract from its value, especially when you consider that it is hackable to enable all of the decode features, bandwidth, etc. Add on top of tha
  8. Don't forget iTeadStudio they are a direct competitor with Seeed. Tend to be a tad bit cheaper but not always . I ordered some boards recently from itead the quality was very solid. I chose DHL shipping, expensive but we needed them ASAP. Boards left Shenzen Sunday night my time, arrived Tuesday morning my time.
  9. For those that got the 512x32. Noritake is offering a chance to review the display and then get a free Lantronix Xport LAN module for communicating with the display over TCP/IP http://forum.noritake-elec.com/post/sck3900512x32h01-6866623
  10. Was browsing GarageJournal and came across this. KC Tool Co is having a sale on some Wera Screwdrivers: Wera Precision Screwdriver Set A $20.99 Wera Precision Screwdriver Set B $20.99 Wera Kraftform PLUS 900 series Set $34.99 Wera Kraftform PLUS 300 Series Set $26.99 Plus some others: Sale Link These screwdrivers seem like the perfect sets for your usual electronics hobbyist. Wera is one of the top screwdriver makers in the world (Wiha, Wera, PB Swiss, etc. etc.) Note I emphasized the PLUS on two of the kits because they look the same as the non-plus versions. They Kraftform 300 sets
  11. This one I actually kinda like. I posted it on a computer forum I'm on for the modders to check out. I can see them getting some good use out of this. It's actually really useful when you think about it. You could print button designations on paper and put it underneath. Have it control touch LED's underneath, etc. Very useful for giving some items a custom look.
  12. Someone mentioned in another thread that they put in the comments their address in germany and the received the sample from a european distributor.
  13. Yep, its back again. This time you get to chose between a 114x16 graphic display or a 16x2 character display. The 16x2 is HD44780 compatible making it very easy to retrofit into existing code. http://www.noritake-elec.com/evalkit-sample.php
  14. Congrats to the forum for this new sponsor. Hope it proves top be fruitful for both parties. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  15. Brick & Mortar (so in-store only) Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  16. This button ejects the bottom compartment for cleaning. The ubiquitous Hakko iron. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  17. A quick in unboxing: I have to say this thing NICE! Oh no, leaded solder might contain lead. The manual is actually decently detailed including how to diagnose a broken wire in the soldering iron. Mmm 70W of power (likely at least 50W at the tip)
  18. The title says it all. An amazing price for a great station. http://www.frys.com/product/7550776?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  19. Heads up! New sample for evaluation is up. It's a 24x6 character VFD this time. This has been a very useful link. This will be the fourth VFD from them. Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  20. A few years? Try about a decade ago when Orgy was around Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
  21. Same here getting the 512x32! There is another guy on EEVBlog that is getting a 512x32 as well. So that alone accounts for 4 of their limit
  22. By the way, I just noticed one of my favorite ebay sellers has these as well: http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-x-20cm-8-Male-Female-Jumper-Wires-Ribbon-Cable-Breadboard-Arduino-/171151258341?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d968f2e5 Frankie is awesome, he lives in HK so shipping is via HK post which tends to arrive much faster than China Post. Additionally, he is a stand up guy who participates a lot on the EEVBlog forum (as well as MJLortons forum). I know dozens of people which have purchased UT61E multimeters from him. His way of selecting stuff to sell in the store is that he purchases
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