Suggestion - a Test Equipment Section

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Lestraveled, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Lestraveled

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    I was responding to a "What DMM should I buy" thread when I realized that these "What should I buy" threads happen all the time. Why don't we have a Test Equipment thread that is filled with reviews, polls, and suggested equipment for newbies.
     
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  2. Captain E

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    Newbie I am,
    this idea I like! +1
     
  3. #12

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    Well...the search for, "which meter' gives poor results. I would be against this idea if you could merely do a search and get good answers. I vote: well...kinda...yes.
     
  4. paulktreg

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    How about a "Test Equipment I Own Thread"?

    Perhaps a short user rating for each piece?
     
  5. ScottWang

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    That is a good idea, I would like the forum name as : The EE Instruments and Meters and Tools.

    1. EE - Electronics Engineering.
    2. Instruments - O'scope, ...
    3. Meters - Multimeter, ...
    4. Tools - Soldering iron, ...
     
  6. EETech Adam

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    What about a section for EDA tools?
     
  7. kiroma

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    Whatever idea will be realeased as a forum, I agree. Even though it's not decided yet, the idea of how good an equipment is... I agree.
     
  8. ScottWang

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    Does this want to including the simulation software as LTspice, Multisim and other Spices...
     
  9. Lestraveled

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    Organization of a test equipment section would be essential for its success.

    May I suggest the following to start:

    Top menu selection of: Tools, EDA, Test equipment, Other.
    - Tools: soldering stations, cutters, solder suckers
    - Test Equipment: Power supplies, signal generators, pulse generators, general bench equipment Etc.
    - EDA: I am not well versed in EDA so someone else fill in this section
    - Other: There is always something that doesn't fit in the above categories.

    Within each subsection would be reasonable divisions, such as:

    Asking for suggestions here
     
  10. Dr.killjoy

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    Love the idea and I would see a tech section like on TheRangerStation.com which is really nice just look up basic information and not have search for it..
     
  11. Wendy

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    How about test equipment reviews? One thing to be aware of, it will invite spammers in. It is a forever problem with this site.
     
  12. Dr.killjoy

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    What about only allowing well know members to write reviews and must be gone over by admins before posted on forum ??
     
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