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9/30/2013 06:00 AM EDT
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dmoisan
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Cheap kitchen carts
dmoisan   10/7/2013 9:06:31 PM
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I used my late mom's kitchen cart--an oldie-old-cart made with white metal tubing--as a scope cart.  I still use it, though I needed to put new casters on it.  It is not light, with an HP1722 scope, '5126 counter and an also oldie-old HP3440 DMM on it.  If I only had a Rigol, I could use a CRT swing arm for sure. 

MeasurementBlues
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Re: Think about it...
MeasurementBlues   10/2/2013 8:40:00 AM
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@Charles Interesting idea. I'll think about it.

Charles.Desassure
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Think about it...
Charles.Desassure   10/2/2013 8:17:24 AM
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I am sure there are tons of people out there who have created their own instrument cart for their engineering lab at home.  I think you should go further Martin Rowe and have a video contest where the user demonstrate how they use the instrument cart (required guidelines, no vendors); the top few winners will obtain a T-shirt or a pen from eeTimes (something simple).  The readers will be the voters.  Something to think about for the future.

  

MeasurementBlues
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Re: VDU arm
MeasurementBlues   10/1/2013 9:40:00 AM
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I didn't mean to imply that Agilent scopes weren't good.

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   10/1/2013 8:48:26 AM
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Martin

I guess you have a good scope. It looks like an HP, before Agilent.

Sure has been and still is a good scope. It is an HP54645D (2Analog @ 100MHz and 16 digital)

MeasurementBlues
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MeasurementBlues   10/1/2013 8:43:32 AM
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>Geez I have had my 'scope since before 1998!

I guess you have a good scope. It looks like an HP, before Agilent.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: VDU arm
MeasurementBlues   10/1/2013 8:40:40 AM
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If anyone else would like a PDF of the 1998 article on organizing your test bench, I will upload it to the server and provide a link.

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WireMan0   9/30/2013 8:15:18 PM
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Yes, I was editor at T&MW "back then."  I wish my memory was good enough to remember all (most?) of the articles we ran. Thankfully, Martin salvaged the T&MW issues and has a complete archive. And probably a better memory...

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   9/30/2013 6:40:10 PM
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Martin

Would you like a PDF of the full article?

Yes, please.

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MeasurementBlues   9/30/2013 6:35:17 PM
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Antedeluvian,

OMG, there you are on page 18! Yes, I have a copy of every T&M World from August 1992 to the end last year. I knew you in 1998? How we forget.

Would you like a PDF of the full article?



 

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