Check out this load of junk I just got!!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by magnet18, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. magnet18

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    I got a nice gig working for $7 an hour + all the junk I could ever want.
    I intend to get a neon sign transformer soon. :D

    Does anyone know of any cool things that can be done with any of this before I go ripping it all apart?
    One think you might be able to see is a couple of things that are basically transparent LCD's designed to be put on overhead projectors and make them into computer monitors, I intend to make a nice projector with a combination of those and that mocrofilm reader, watch movies on the ceiling :D:cool:
     
  2. tom66

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    Turn the CRTs into oscilloscopes.

    Or, experiment with the flybacks.

    Or, perhaps even use them as computer monitors....
     
  3. magnet18

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    That oscilloscope idea is a great one there... Ima do dat :D

    I intend to use at least one of them as a parts source, and CRT monitors are SOOOOO last millennium ;)
    I have a LCD monitor that I got today that I intend to get working and replace my current CRT monitor with :D
     
  4. debe

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    Plenty of goodies in there. Ive wrecked several microfilm readers, the magnifying assy is great for looking a solder joints on PCBs for dry joints.
     
  5. retched

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    I always keep the door open for the junk man. One of the most important things is to have an out for the junk you dont want.

    ;)
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    That NEC monitor is a great boat anchor. You do any fish'n?

    John
     
  7. magnet18

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    Wouldn't a CRT float because of the vacuum?
    or is the glass heavy enough that it sinks anyway?

    In any case, I think that the old TI monitor looks like the prefect candidate for an oscilloscope.
     
  8. retched

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    Floating is about displacement.

    Remember the concrete boat that used concrete for the anchor?
     
  9. jpanhalt

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    I was referring, perhaps too obliquely, to this useful site: http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/tek/

    In any event, my NEC flat screen monitors weighted a ton. I don't think they would float, but never actually tested one.

    John
     
  10. krazytech

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    the microfilm reader would be work great as a scope if you can get it to work...
     
  11. magnet18

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    maybe it's me, but I fail to understand the purpose of that site.
    Are all the links broken?
     
  12. magnet18

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    Better than a CRT?
    (don't think it matters, you should see the inside of the reader... it's been outside without a screen on it since last fall... Parts buried inside are my only hope for it.)
     
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