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Old 05-17-2013, 09:10 PM #33
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Why doesn't someone that has a scope does a tutorial on how to use a scope in laser building? That would answer many questions. I still don't have a scope so I can't really say if it's a good thing to purchase or not, but I would love to see how it can be used.
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because nitric acid etches copper faster than other less hazardous concoctions and yes, fast enough oscilloscopes can detect slow enough transients, periodic events, dc voltages, phase offsets, some digitial models can do fft, decode can, rs232 and other interfaces and many other fun things.
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Thank you Phenol. So is nitric acid used to clean wires and such before soldering?
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it does make copper pink again, but i only use it to etch hand-drawn pcbs. when concentrated, it releases brown NO2 gas, which is particularly obnoxious and suffocating.
i also had a bottle of hydrofluoric acid, but i kind of forgot where i put it...
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^^^OMG you got some scopes there. Why don't you do us a tutorial on how to use them for our hobby?
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^^^OMG you got some scopes there. Why don't you do us a tutorial on how to use them for our hobby?
too much work, to begin with.

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Default Re: Got The Bench Basics. What Do I Need Now?

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As a guy who's been a machinist for 16 years, I'd stay away from those Harbor Frieght lathes. I looked at one and if you just want to give your money away I'd be happy to take it. but that's up to you. You could put a little more with it and find a used quality one somewhere I'm sure.

To phenol: are you sure you don't mean hydrochloric acid (muratic). I mixed chemicals for a cleaning supply company. I refused to go anywhere near HF.
Agreed that HF sells mostly crap... there are a few things that can be bought there, but most of the time it's tools that will be good for sporadical use and not very precise.
I wouldn't purchase a lethe there at all...
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Default Re: Got The Bench Basics. What Do I Need Now?

HF just opened here, so they are doing that whole "Stay open 24 hours a day and sell everything at a loss until the local shops are run out of business" strategy ..

I never did buy it .. but seeing it there.. with such a low price tag .. almost convinced me
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