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CrossRoads

But liudr, it doesn't look like it needs table space - looks s XD enough to hang up on the wall over your desk
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Nick Gammon

My Saleae Logic analyzer takes up less desk space than an Arduino Uno (excepting the cables of course). And since it is black, sometimes I have to hunt around to find the blasted thing amongst all the other mess that typically is on my desk. ;)
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More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

CrossRoads

Same to  you Nick - hang it up on the wall 8)
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Nick Gammon

The connecting wires aren't *that* long!

But I've written an email to Saleae about their cables/pins that keep dropping off. Hopefully they will replace them.
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More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

CrossRoads

They sent me a replacement cable, I think it was the probes that were the problem tho - looked like the probe 'pins' were too thin to stay in the ends of the wires.  Replacement probes have pins that look to be double thickness.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

westfw

How can a nice scope cost only $400?! I thought it's at least $1K.

As @justjed said, that's a comparable price to the Rigol scopes that have been getting pretty consistent good reviews:
http://www.saelig.com/PSBEB100/PSPC016.htm

liudr


But liudr, it doesn't look like it needs table space - looks s XD enough to hang up on the wall over your desk


My desk is inside a fishbowl (bay window) If I had a basement workshop I'd put in racks for electronics: PSU, multimeter, o-scope etc.

westfw, thanks for the link. The scope looks pretty good and has 3-yr warranty while I can't find warranty on the sparkfun scope. If I decide to buy something expensive, it will probably be that scope with warranty. I've been buying parts here and there so if I stop buying parts for arduino fro 4 month, I'll have close to $400 saved :)

justjed

Technically, not a purchase. The landlord volunteers for community recycle day. He salvaged a couple things for me -- a Canon inkjet / scanner combo, and an old Agfa scanner.









The Canon, being mostly plastic, I just took apart. 3 motors and some drivetrain stuff, a power suppy, and if I get bored, I might salvage some discrete parts from the boards. Oh, and I haven't taken the control panel apart yet, but might be a usable LCD in there.

I didn't take the Agfa apart, because once I removed the case covers, I thought that a couple of good linear motion assemblies might be useful just like they are. Don't know what I might do with them -- maybe trade to a roboticist for something. I got a chuckle out of the control board on the Agfa lid unit. Compared to the Canon (all SMD stuff) it looks positively retro!


But liudr, it doesn't look like it needs table space - looks s X D enough to hang up on the wall over your desk

Gotta love that auto-smiley insertion. What if you really did want 'Bee close paren'? And it can make typos amusing too!
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facilitate a police state. -- Bruce Schneier

retrolefty

Something to play with, dial-a-clock module:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130582844364?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1431.l2649

justjed


Something to play with, dial-a-clock module:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130582844364?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1431.l2649


Is it more accurate than  millis()?  ]:D
... it is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday
facilitate a police state. -- Bruce Schneier

retrolefty



Something to play with, dial-a-clock module:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130582844364?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1431.l2649


Is it more accurate than  millis()?  ]:D


Probably not, but then again it won't fear the dreaded roll-over disease.  ;)

CrossRoads

Anybody see this shield at nkcelectronics?

128 x 128, 65,536 color, $19.95.

http://store.nkcelectronics.com/rgb-lcd-shield-for-arduino-65k-color-k65.html
I just ordered two, now to come up with a project ...
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

retrolefty

That is a very nice price. Let us know how well they assemble and operate.

CrossRoads

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Oct 04, 2011, 03:54 am Last Edit: Oct 04, 2011, 04:00 am by CrossRoads Reason: 1
Now that I think about it, there was a newb type post about a missing manual for this kit - I figure it won't be a problem having the schematic and parts placement noted on the board, being a EE and all ...

http://www.henningkarlsen.com/electronics/images/libpics/L0032P001310329548.png
http://www.henningkarlsen.com/electronics/images/libpics/L0032P001310329549.png
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

draythomp

I just wish folks would build things like this so one can put a panel over the top of it.  How hard would it be to remote the display?
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