Counter project complete.

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Re: Counter project complete.

Post by Starfire » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:14 pm

Congrats Richard - a good effort - better than working with SMT SOT-23 or 1206 with tweezers and the need for an inspection microscope

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Re: Counter project complete.

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:42 pm

Yes, The large DIPs of old are about the only way someone is going to do electronic hobby work without involving a PCB house or going blind.

The large digits were for large visitor groups, of course, but as Richard notes, our eyesight is bad and I have had bifocals for over 20 years now. I feel I know why too.

When Richard and I were young, there were no computers or computer games, no cell phones, internet,etc and Television was not fully developed and most only broadcast after dark. (no daytime TV) As such, we had to play outdoors with friends or go inside and play with ourselves. I fear the latter has caused the early onset of poor eyesight..........If I might further an old wives tale.

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Re: Counter project complete.

Post by Richard Hester » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:51 pm

I have my eye on some middlin' large Russian vacuum fluorescent displays that would make an attractive display that looks a little out of the ordinary. There's some huge VFDs on Ebay originally meant for clock duty, but the seller wants some really intense folding money for those. The Russian product goes for beer change.

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Re: Counter project complete.

Post by Starfire » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:06 pm

Agh! - ( R.Hull ) an honest man

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