Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
Too hysterically funny
Bert22306   11/4/2013 9:13:27 PM
NO RATINGS
These videos had me laughing out loud at the monitor. I especially liked the washing machine motor. And of course, that devil-may-care Cockney accent, or was it Aussie, didn't hurt either!

Really, really funny stuff.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Too hysterically funny
rick merritt   11/4/2013 9:52:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Wow!

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Too hysterically funny
Susan Rambo   11/4/2013 10:35:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Agreed. They're all nonchalant as if they were just toasting marshmallows instead of melting -- or is that considered vaporizing -- a wrench.  Does their mum know they're doing that in the basement?

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Too hysterically funny
Caleb Kraft   11/5/2013 9:55:04 AM
NO RATINGS
I know, some of those guys look pretty young too.

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Too hysterically funny
Caleb Kraft   11/5/2013 9:55:46 AM
NO RATINGS
The washing machine is an instant classic. This guy is hillarious, I love his stuff.

Ron Neale
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Too hysterically funny and Xrays
Ron Neale   11/6/2013 5:48:39 AM
NO RATINGS
I used to own an early large screen Zenith color TV with a mechanically operated rotary tuner. As the tuner became old it was possible to get between notches so the scanning coils were unmodulated. This meant the full 30kV was driving the electron beam to a single spot, producing some rather interesting and potentially dangerous radiation. If this guy has the electron gun on and has locked out the scanning he will have most likely given himself a nice dose of X-rays at the voltage he is using.

sixscrews
User Rank
CEO
CRT - what is to be done?
sixscrews   11/11/2013 12:57:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Back in the early '60s when CRTs were first married to thick glass faces many older units (mostly TV sets) were junked.  At the time I was in 6th and 7th grade in Santa Fe, NM and one of our after-school entertainments was to go to the city dump and drag out old TB sets, position them appropriately in the nearby arroyo, and 'execute' them with our British .303 Enfields.  These units lacked bonded safety glass and we removed the secondary safety glass from the front of the cabinets.  The results were spectacular - the entire circuit assembly would be ejected from the back of the set - tubes, capacitors, resistors, sheet metal, et al. with a most satisfying blast.  This fun was short lived, as the dump attendant, who lived in an old city bus bearing the legend 'Santa Fe is a Nice Place to Live' learned that the TV sets, despite their age, still have some value, and saved them under his old bus.  However, he often took an afternoon nap around the time school let out and we learned to drag the units (quietly) from under this bus and lined them up for dispatch - 7 to 8 .303 Enfields going off at once, with the accompanying tube implosions, were usually enough to wake him up, and he would chase us down the arroyo with his 10 gauge shotgun charged with salt shells - these stung like the devil and the welts were hard to explain to our mothers - but the results were worth the risk and we continued our depredations for several months until the dump attendant summoned the city police to help him out - that was the end of our TB implosion experiments.

We didn't have access to the high voltage/current sources of the 'Insanity' person, but it was a good way for us, at the tender age of 10-12, to develop a respect for the dangers of old equipment and those who still valued it.

ss/wb

Likey Dewey
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Too hysterically funny
Likey Dewey   11/19/2013 2:54:33 PM
NO RATINGS
I would agree that he is very funny. That part on the washing machine, I had curl my body from laughing out loud but indeed this man is clever. - Richard E. Dover



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
17 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...