Your latest purchase

who doesn’t?

Not my latest purchases, but my most recent ones vaguely interesting, one of these handy little usb current/voltage testers

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XFZFZX6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and one of these component testers - saves squinting at faded resistance colours

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/All-in-1-component-tester-transistor-diode-capacitor-resistor-inductor-meteDLOI/153591547519?hash=item23c2c5067f:g:sJoAAOSwlkpcPsqs

or similar - based on the atmel 328.

I bought one of those component testers (like in the link) a while back. It is indeed very handy. Especially for less than $10.00.

I just bought a bottle of this cleaning concentrate. |312x500

Worked well to clean bugs off airplane wings. Wonder if it be effective to remove solder flux.]

Hi,
@raymw be very careful you don’t put the ribbon, where it is coming out of the display, under any stress.
I bought two of these and only one would work if the flex strip was positioned in a certain way.

The bend in the ribbon is more extreme than is shown in the picture.

For work I purchased the unit that came in a case.

Tom… :slight_smile:

CrossRoads: I just bought a bottle of this cleaning concentrate. |312x500

Worked well to clean bugs off airplane wings. Wonder if it be effective to remove solder flux.]

Are there any bugs at 1000 feet? Flying to Calgary?

@raymw be very careful you don't put the ribbon, where it is coming out of the display, under any stress.

Thanks for the warning. It probably needs putting in a case, if only to keep the bottom of the pcb away from any metal, bare wires, etc. (My Unos, I double sided taped an old credit card on the bottom! They are about the right size, and have rounded corners.)

I think it really ties the room together:

|333x500

It helps me get 'in the zone', or maybe just zone out.

I like the lamp :)

I read about a random number generator somewhere, that used a lava lamp and a camera. The number was generated by the positions, shapes and sizes of the blobs. That would be cool. Wouldn't even need to be a camera - perhaps just put light detectors all over the glass surface.

LavaRand random number generator
(Patented!)

Cool! Thanks for the link West.
(karmal added)

One of the Cloudflare sites uses LavaRand.

50 PCS NDP6020P NDP6020 FSC MOSFET P-CH 20V 24A TO-220 NEW

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/381761716659

KUUQA 50 Pack Cable Gland Waterproof Adjustable 3-16mm Cable Connectors PG7 PG9 PG11 PG13.5 PG16 PG19 Plastic Cable Gland Joints with Gaskets in PP Box

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07MBMSNG4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

larryd: KUUQA 50 Pack Cable Gland

I admire the marketing guys that conjure up those products. I don't think I have ever come across anyone who actually needed more than 3 of the types in the collection - and then only after keeping it for years and running out of one type within 3 weeks :)

...R

those are some fine glands...

Update from Karlo, now 6 month old.

Some MBR0520L to see if i can actually work with stuff that small. I ordered some from ebay, a week or two ago. I've no idea what they sent, nor did they, they wouldn't send the correct items as advertised, so I got my money back, and ordered via Amazon, and they are the correct diodes. 40 from a seller on Amazon was cheaper than via Farnel incl. postage. I only need a few, most will be dropped on the floor, I expect. I've been with ebay for years, don't buy much, but recently I've had 3 out of six orders go bad, and I try to assess the quality of the supplier, not just their star ratings.

Zoo expansion, hardware this time. :wink:

Pololu A-Star 328PB Micro - 5V, 16MHz

Pololu A-Star 328PB Micro - 5V, 20MHz

ATmega4809 Curiosity Nano

Microchip offered free shipping and a 50% discount on the Atmega4809 Curiosity Nano.

ATmega328PB-XMINI

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