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by tggzzz
Thu May 16, 2024 12:25 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

A while back I made some adapter boards for SOIC 14 and 16 chips with room to add decoupling capacitors. Not as ambitious as above, but it removed the frustration of decoupling these ICs on a breadboard with huge long leads to the decoupling caps. I don't know why most of the manufacturers don't in...
by tggzzz
Wed May 15, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

A while back I made some adapter boards for SOIC 14 and 16 chips with room to add decoupling capacitors. Not as ambitious as above, but it removed the frustration of decoupling these ICs on a breadboard with huge long leads to the decoupling caps. I don't know why most of the manufacturers don't in...
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Close to TE, for a change. Prototyping small outline ICs with logically and physically "nearby" SMD components can be a pain. These protoboards look well thought through. They have space to components that logically “surround” an IC, including decoupling capacitors, random components, and ...
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Cerebus wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 4:28 pm Of course there are also garden sieves:

Molecular sieves:

And the prime number sieve:
Don't forge the pen-sieve. They don't stock them at Lakeland, though.
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

AVGresponding wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 3:53 pm For me, the black magic is in getting the performance they did from the components they used
Agreed, but standard black magic.
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

I don't want to have to deal with all those unobtainium transistor pairs. Or the discrete analogue PLL. Or the discrete uP. Or the chopper. Or the black magic reference circuit. Does anybody? But sometimes "needs must". Is the reference circuit really black magic? ISTR it is pretty standa...
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

EV update. This is at Syon Park chargers so I’m going to go in Lakeland and buy a sieve and get some coffee. Will be done in 40 mins. What's a "sieve"? Any definition I can find is a tool for straining liquids, etc. Must be a unique English term perhaps? "Lakeland" is a kitchen ...
by tggzzz
Tue May 14, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

EV update. So charging is dead easy as anticipated. Tap your contactless card on the instavolt lump preauthing £45, plug the CCS cable into the car and off it goes. This is at Syon Park chargers so I’m going to go in Lakeland and buy a sieve and get some coffee. Will be done in 40 mins. That's plea...
by tggzzz
Mon May 13, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

PDF seems all there, bit annoying that not all the sheets are the same orientation but meh... Now I've skimmed the manual, I know one thing for sure; I never EVER want to have to open this thing up! Oh, it's not that bad inside. I've only wrecked one through careless application of a probe. My tool...
by tggzzz
Mon May 13, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Ed has put the correct file up: https://bama.edebris.com/manuals/solartron/7075/ and then 750_Technical_Manual.pdf(14 MB) Let me know if there are any "infelicities". (At a quick look, the djvu file avoided the problem I noticed. I don't know how that manages to halve the filesize, and I'm...
by tggzzz
Mon May 13, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Don't download the "750_Technical_Manual..." from BAMA just yet, since it is 66% smaller than the one I sent, and there are quite a few pixels missing :)

I've informed the owner, waiting for response.
by tggzzz
Sun May 12, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I think the EU are "having enough of that shit" at the moment. Hopefully it'll catch. Not the EU but Euro NCAP, who have added physical controls for certain things to the next version (2026) of NCAP testing. So you can't get a top safety rating for your vehicle unless it has real indicato...
by tggzzz
Sun May 12, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

I've finally uploaded solartron_7075_DVM_dataSystems_userServiceCalibration_1980.pdf to ko4bb and BAMA. Don't know when they will appear for download, of course. File is 15MB whereas the previous illegible versions were 13MB. It was going to be 65MB, until I noticed a stupid expansion of two scans! ...
by tggzzz
Sun May 12, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

All agreed... I suspect that the requirements have not kept up with the new light sources. Especially the perceived brightness w.r.t. dazzling. There appears to be various UK campaigns to get the issue recognised. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/653793 https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motor...
by tggzzz
Sun May 12, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

The cars still work the same as they always did. The ML indicates before changing lanes? ISTR there was something about some card not having indicator stalks, but buttons where sometimes you pressed a left button before turning right, and vice versa, The ML is absolutely fine at that. That's a simp...
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 10:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

It's got nothing to do with driving up anybody's arse but about what you're communicating to other drivers - brake lights are as much a signal as indicators are. Use them well and you help other drivers, badly and you confuse them (and some are bloody easy to confuse). I don't like the idea of abro...
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

It's got nothing to do with driving up anybody's arse but about what you're communicating to other drivers - brake lights are as much a signal as indicators are. Use them well and you help other drivers, badly and you confuse them (and some are bloody easy to confuse). I don't like the idea of abro...
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 717
Views: 48119

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Appears their online services are as much of a shit show as their hardware is. As you can see from the screenshot and the ebay item I have listed, my mitigation is not to own any Dell stuff any further. I think they screwed up the punctuation. "Dell Technologies takes the privacy and confident...
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

So I hired an EV and so far it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. If I did that, would they give me a smartphone with all the apps I might discover I need to refuel the thing? Actually it's really easy. You park it up in front of the charger. Plug it in with the fat cable on the charger ...
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:50 am So I hired an EV and so far it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
If I did that, would they give me a smartphone with all the apps I might discover I need to refuel the thing?
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 3:36 pm Meh don't drive up my arse and don't find out :lol:
When people do that to me, it is remarkable noticeable how erratic my speed becomes.
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 134
Views: 10786

Re: Post a picture of a cat

by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:50 am I've mostly been using single pedal mode which takes a little getting used to but is safe and effective.
I had to look up what that is. Turns out I've been doing it for decades :)

"Playing games" like that is one trick I use to help keep my mind on driving :(
by tggzzz
Thu May 09, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

It is difficult for youngsters to begin to comprehend how much has improved since the 60s. The Aussies, Yanks & Canucks used to get together & whinge about the "food scene". Dunno why no Kiwis joined in----maybe they could survive on "Fush n' Chups". It was crazy, becaus...
by tggzzz
Thu May 09, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 110980

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Mature cheddar is too strongly flavoured, and overpowers the flavour of the burger. If f the burger has flavour in the first place. But I tend to agree. I certainly wouldn't put good cheese in a burger or toastie, since I like a good cheese's flavour and (especially) texture. The MacDonalds stuff h...