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  1. Quwat

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    Hello everybody

    I am making a kit for us electronics hobbyists and I want to know what the rest of you think is important in a design.

    I know for me that cost is one of the most important things, but is that just me?

    Maybe you think safety is number one? ;)

    So I have made a quick little survey, if you are in the mood here are the questions

    If your so kind message me what you get

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  2. GreenGiant

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    What you are asking is completely unanswerable.

    I have dozens of projects that I am working on, (slowly cycling through each one now and then) but each one comes with different criteria, yes cost is always going to be a concern, but if Im working with low voltage/low current stuff Im not too concerned with safety other than sharp things. As far as precision goes again completely depends on the project, yes I will want precision but accuracy will also play a role, and you want a good balance of each all the time. But again to varying degrees, Im not going to need to know down to millivolt precision when measuring high voltage, but I may need it when dealing with very low voltage stuff.

    What kind of kit were you going to put together?
    Are you asking this to gather whether to use 1%,2% or 5% resistors or something?
     
  3. sirch

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    I agree with Green Giant and having had a look at your questionnaire I think it's completely off-base. No way am I going to buy a kit that contains any "recycled" parts.You as a vendor ought to be concerned with safety, I'm not, I'm going to assume that what you sell is safe.

    If I were to buy a kit it would be because I the kit costs close to the cost of the components plus time saved making a PCB and I would have a high expectation that it will work first time.
     
  4. davenn

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    Maybe you think safety is number one?

    maybe ... think ??? try KNOW

    NOTHING is more important than saftey. it MUST always be first on the list for anything you do

    Dave
     
  5. Quwat

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    When I said "Maybe you think safety is number one?"

    I didn't mean that not prioritizing safety means that something is dangerous, I mean that it would be less convenient taking measure to ensure you safety.

    For example if you make are making a fire place, not making it enclosed saves costs, but it means that more precautions are needed to make it safe (don't let children near it). I don't mean using underrated cheaper components, that could cause a fire.

    sirch I meant to say recycled materials, not parts. Yes a kit actually working is an obvious priority, that's why I expect reliability would have a high rating.

    Sorry everybody, I will rework my questions into a more specific way.
     
  6. Quwat

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    I have remade the survey, is this any better?
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Nope. I have to sign in to that one. And I'm not going to.
     
  8. Quwat

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  9. sirch

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    I was a lot more willing to help when I read on the questionnaire that this was for your homework,

    Just one small point - you forgot to label the choices at the bottom. I assume that the left was low and the right was high
     
  10. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    I read the questionnaire and all I can say is .."So this is electronics 2013"? :eek:

    "Mr. Scott, please lock in on these coordinates and beam me up"!! "Quick!!"

    Chris
     
  11. Quwat

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    sirch
    Yes if I didn't need to do it I would just go with my instinct, which is looking accurate so far.

    Thanks I fixed the 1-5

    CDRIVE

    I take it you didn't like the examples I used, feel free to suggest alternatives
     
  12. davenn

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    also a very funny spelling mistake.....

    4. If you were make a PCB what enchant would you buy?

    we etch (etchant) PCB's not enchant them

    enchant means to
    1. to subject to magical influence; place under a spell; bewitch.
    2. to delight utterly; captivate.
    3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.

    Dave
     
  13. Quwat

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    Oh that was a fail..

    thanks for pointing it out Dave
     
  14. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    I'm sorry but I come from a different place in time. Possibly even a different planet. I'm not qualified to give you advice for most of those questions. From what I read in that questionnaire you need input from a lawyer, accountant, political activist, environmentalist and possibly even a priest.
    EDIT: Al Gore can replace three people on my list.

    Dave, do you remember the thread in the members lounge about the Australian track star warm up video? For most of us it fulfilled 1,2 and 3 . ;)

    Chris
     
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  15. davenn

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    ahhh indeed she did !!!

    D
     
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