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Old 05-19-2013, 06:33 AM #49
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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
It is a horrible business model for small businesses. Years ago, a wholesaler I'm familiar with lost 50% of their jobber business when Price Club/Costco first opened.

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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.
You don't need it until you need to determine whether signals are switching in the way you predict. For example, you might want to see if your driver has much ripple, or how your circuit responds to signal changes. You probably won't need it if you're just soldering up stuff for hand-helds or something. I don't use mine all that often, but it's helpful when you do need something like that.

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Those digital HPs with the green CRTs? I love those. Such nice and fast displays compared to the LCD ones. I only lament that they're a pain to get data off of if not always connected to a computer's serial port.

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Thank you Phenol. So is nitric acid used to clean wires and such before soldering?
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I use that HF lathe for awhile now for what we do it's great.
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Thanks Jerry! I'll remember that, good heads up.
I should probably pick up some stuff from Flaminpyro as it is.

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If someone has to explain to you why an oscilloscope is useful, you're probably not working on projects where you need an oscilloscope.
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If someone has to explain to you why an oscilloscope is useful, you're probably not working on projects where you need an oscilloscope.
Yeah, sounds about right. I thought it would be useful for detecting voltage spikes but I guess that could be done with a DMM. I'm making a joule thief to up the voltage for a small host laser.

I've been going through some tutorials. They're cool though

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