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David Ashton
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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

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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.



Max The Magnificent
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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.

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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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Re: Duratool tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 4:07:22 PM
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@ntedeluvian: Seriously though I would like to know how well the Jaycar ones perform.

I was planning on sending you one when they arrive ... watch this space...

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Duratool tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 4:05:53 PM
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@Elizabeth: ...so height and width are a bit larger than the Jacar one but it's thinner...

We will have to compare notes about things like "look and feel" when they arrive...

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Re: Duratool tool kits
elizabethsimon   8/5/2014 4:04:04 PM
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not to mention that it's larger than the one I got for half the price

 

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