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  1. Terryc

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  2. keithr

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  3. Hammy

    Hammy Guest

  4. Mike Warren

    Mike Warren Guest

  5. Her Royal Highness won't let that happen in a million years!
    So I have to make do with my 4 square meters :-(
    Actually, funny enough, when we got the house it already had the garage
    nearly converted into a room, we ripped the gyrocked walls out and turned it
    back into a garage!
    and now it's got two cars and my lab:

    And we have two spare bedrooms too that must remain empty and clean by order
    of Her Royal Highness!

  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Tsk, tsk! I can see floor!

    This photo is close enough to current:

    It's not a workshop unless it's a dank, musty basement. ;-)

    Incidentially, I see Maxon used a lot of leveller for his basement floor..
    if we were to level the ancient floor here, it would take cement trucks to
    do it. It would also make you scrape your head on the ceiling...

  7. D from BC

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  8. Swanny

    Swanny Guest

  9. Tim Watts

    Tim Watts Guest

    Yeah - all this stuff about Anne Boleyn bonking Smeaton and her own brother
    are nonsense. It was all because she wouldn't let him build a woodshop in
    Hampton Court palace ;->
  10. Nico Coesel

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  11. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    If my wife would be like that I would have made her leave a long time
    ago. In the end I always do what I think is right and/or should be
    done. Altough it helps we have the same taste in furniture, colors and
    things like that.

  12. It is much easier when you are buying distress bankruptcy surplus for
    sale on eBay.

    You just keep one of each.

    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster voice phone: (928)428-4073
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
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  13. Mycelium

    Mycelium Guest

    Just ONE ESD mat? Pretty lame protection. There are so many
    undereducated engineers out there that actually think that ESD is not a

    He should have a conductive floor mat or flooring as well, and an
    ionizer overhead or at least a portable one on the bench.

    Households are typically pretty low humidity.

    ESD gear is big business, and why most folks do not deck out their bench
    all the way. They charge like the medical equipment industry does. Way
    too fucking much for way too fucking little.

    Also, ESD Formica sheet is easily available, and should have been the
    choice here. That way, a soft, sticky mat is avoided.

    If he did all that crap to the floor, he could have put down conductive
    tile as well.

    He probably could have gotten newer used gear on e-bay as well. Some
    of that stuff looks so old, it would need new EL caps along with a full
    re-cal to work reliably.

    Also a bit heavy on the un-needed gear to engineer robotics circuitry.

    I give it a C- for the lack of comprehensive ESD protection.

    Were it not for that, it would get a B+

    The guy looks pretty damned industrious though. Makes his own damned
    injection molding set-up and molds. Daaaaaaaaaamn!
  14. I don't think he needs a job.
  15. That hollow thing above your pituitary. Yeah... that thing the birds
    just flew out of all startled... Hahahahaha!
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