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Interactive toy repair

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Rich Grise, Oct 29, 2010.

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  1. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yes! It's ON-Topic!

    Well, ostensibly.

    The Office manager just came into my office and asked, "can you fix this?"
    It was one of these:
    http://www.dealtime.com/Scientific-Toys-Scientific-Interactive-Amazing-Dinosaurs-With-Try-Me/info

    I said, "probably not, but I'll give it a shot." Hit the "ON" button, and
    the toy did make some noise, but nothing like proper operation.

    So, I sanded the battery contacts, put the batteries back in, and boom, it
    came up!

    She (the office manager) just gushed, as if I'd just performed a miracle.

    So I _CAN_ do stuff! ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  2. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    How can you fix stuff, without taking it apart first.

    What kind of engineer are you ??

    We all know, it can not be fixed without looking at every chip inside
    and laugh at the engineer that created this little toy.

    Does NIH mean anything to you !!

    ;-)

    hamilton
     
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    A tech. I'm one of those guys that gets those blue-sky designs from the
    engineers and makes them work in real life. ;-P
    The only thing I can think of is "Not In Here."

    Thanks!
    Rich
     
  4. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    Not Invented Here.

    If I didn't invent/design it, then it must be wrong.

    h
     
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Radio Shack? What's that? We'd pull all the tubes and take them to the
    corner store, where the tube tester was. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
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