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_hm
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Re: Travelling Toolkit
_hm   8/5/2014 7:49:26 PM
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@Max: You could have ordered one more your son too.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Handy tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 6:13:11 PM
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@David: so let me get this right...

      Go for it

...not only do they rip us off here...

      Truth to tell, they are still pretty cheap in AU$

...they sell to you thousands of miles away for less than us...

      Well, I don;t have a problem with that LOL

...AND they send them to you for free!

      Nah -- I just looked -- there was a $7.50 post charge
      (which is still pretty amazingly low)

 

      I think they are a fine bunch of Bruces and Sheilas

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Re: Handy tool kits
David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:07:18 PM
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@Max...so let me get this right....not only do they rip us off here, they sell to you thousands of miles away for less than us AND they send them to you for free!  wait till I get my hands on the little @#$%#&s!!

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Re: Handy tool kits
David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:03:56 PM
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@Max... "I'm amazed they can make something like this so cheaply."

The reason is that "they" are Chinese :-)  Sweatshops don't just produce clothes!

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Re: Mooshimeter
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 4:49:56 PM
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@Wnderer: If you hurry you can be one of the last twp backers of the SmartScope for the early bird special!!

Fortunately I was too late (I can't afford it LOL) But it does look really tasty

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Re: Mooshimeter
Wnderer   8/5/2014 4:46:03 PM
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Another teaser. If you hurry you can be one of the last two backers of the SmartScope for the early bird special!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/751733865/smartscope-reinventing-the-oscilloscope

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Re: Mooshimeter
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 4:38:26 PM
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@Wnderer: For $99 you can get a Mooshimeter for your cell phone.

OK, I have to admit that scores pretty highly on the "Ooh, Shiny!" meter LOL

Wnderer
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Mooshimeter
Wnderer   8/5/2014 4:34:40 PM
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For $99 you can get a Mooshimeter for your cell phone.



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Re: Downside to cheap DMMs
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 4:20:39 PM
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@mhrackin: The quality may be much better now...

When they arive, I'll perform a few tests using known voltages and resistances to se how closely they corrolate with each other and with higher-end units.

mhrackin
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Downside to cheap DMMs
mhrackin   8/5/2014 4:17:20 PM
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The quality may be much better now, but a few years back I bought what looked like a cheap Chinese knock-off of a Fluke with some nice added functions.  However, it was very poorly calibrated and had a bunch of interacting pot adjustments that made it  a major chore to calibrate properly.   Not being very patient, I used it uncalibrated with mental correction of readings until about a year ago when I spent the time to recal it.

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