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Member Since: May 10, 2006

Country: United States

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | last month

    <sigh…> I can see most (younger) people’s opinions that they think multi-meters have always been yellow…. and this by no means makes me an expert, but I’ve been using Fluke multi-meters since the late 80s, and yes, the yellow ones give me the feeling of trying to look like a Fluke. Just like all the generic brands at the grocery store sitting right next to the ‘common’ brand. I in no way confuse them with the real thing… mostly because everyone does it and it’s pretty obvious the difference between a $15 meter and a $400 meter. But yes, it is a pretty crappy thing for Fluke to do. I can’t believe that the import agents are the ones responsible for identifying ‘look a likes’, I bet Fluke has someone full time googling “yellow meter” and gathering a list to turn over to the import agents to ban. Too bad that person couldn’t warn the other seller (such as SparkFun) first and give them a chance to change their colors… Yea, Fluke, you lost a lot of Karma points today…

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | last month

    “Remember, if you (use to) get a good measurement, it must be a Fluke!”

  • News - Enginursday: Yeah, I foun… | about 2 months ago

    Don’t ask me why, but I use to have a bad habit of collecting aircraft alternators… I had a couple dozen of them. The only two non-military ones I had were from a 737. Are you willing to provide a link to the manual you found for this engine? I’m too lazy to look it up myself, but if you do, I’ll take a look to see if I ever had any alternators that bolt up to your engine. If I did use to own one, I know who owns them now and he may be willing to part with it. And it won’t cost much; I sold them to him at pretty much scrap value (I needed the room for more hording :-) A bit of trivia; the air craft alternator shafts have a narrowed down portion to act as a mechanical fuse. If something shorted out the alternator, you don’t want it to kill your engine and take down the plane.

    • Steve
  • News - Enginursday: I <3 Pyth… | about 6 months ago

    Sorry, no comment. I just wanted to make your “You’ve got Comments!” alarm go off…. Childish, I know…

  • News - Enginursday: The RedBot/M… | about 6 months ago

    I always get suspicious when a company doesn’t publish it’s price list unless you create an account…. for the others who don’t want to go through that trouble, basic price for MatLAB is $500, then an extra $200 for each of the tool boxes you are interested in. Oh, and don’t forget an additional $500 for Simulink….

  • News - According to Pete: August… | about 9 months ago

    http://hackaday.com/2013/08/05/centimeter-level-precision-gps-for-500/

  • Product DEV-11953 | about 10 months ago

    Sooo…. no board file in the “Eagle Files” download, just the schematic? Is this an over-site or on purpose?
    Thanks! - Steve

  • News - Beatty Robotics builds Ma… | about 11 months ago

    You have to remove the ’s' in ‘https:’

  • News - Beatty Robotics builds Ma… | about 11 months ago

    DON’T WAIT TOO LONG!!! I did with my kids….. now they would rather hang out with their friends than be influenced by ‘Dad’ …

  • News - Beatty Robotics builds Ma… | about 11 months ago

    You took the words out of my mouth….

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