I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby hak8or » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Oh wow, thanks for the information guys! I personally never had an ic go like a popcorn when de soldering them with a hot air station, though the humidity where I live seems to be low for the most part. By blue dots you are referring to the little slips of paper with colored dots on them inside some chip packaging?
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby sqkybeaver » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:42 pm

hak8or wrote:By blue dots you are referring to the little slips of paper with colored dots on them inside some chip packaging?

yes
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby Sleepwalker3 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:25 am

Presumably the dots change in some way with humidity?
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby Sjaak » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:35 am

Sleepwalker3 wrote:Presumably the dots change in some way with humidity?


Yes. they are chemicals which react with water from the air.
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby matseng » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:18 am

Got delivery from Seeedstudio with the first of the PAW (Project A Week) boards today. I also had a SOB Bus Pirate case and 10 pcs of A23-battery (miniature 12 volt) -holders.
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby JuKu » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:47 am

I went to IKEA to look at work tables, as I need a new table for a new project, and my cellar lab had room for one. I went at lunch time, and ate lunch first. While eating, I paid attention to the table I was sitting at. Turned out it was the sturdiest of what they had, and they had an offer on it, too. :)
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby matseng » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:53 am

I was at Ikea as well today. Got myself a frame to mount the PAW 4 (Retrotime) on. It was "slightly" less expensive than JuKu's table at 1.98 € :-)
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby systemstech » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:58 am

Got this last week and it's a nice little toy to go along with the FX-951 that I bought a while back. Great little buy for $14 new, free shipping from China on ebay, probably Chinese version. The label on the back does say made in Japan.

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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby neslekkim » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Does it give you correct temperatures?, I bought the previous model, 191, seems to give correct temperature-reading, but my fx951 (which obviously is an clone, again) does not give me correct temperature.. set it to 300 and I get 310-320, if I set it to 340 I get 380-400, which is way off..
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby systemstech » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 pm

@neslekkim,
My FX-951 is with in +- 5% at or above 380deg that is checking with the FG-100. I bought the FX-951 from a US distributor, so I would think that it is the real thing. I hope. I seem to remember seeing a calibration certificate in the box, I'll try and look for it.
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby neslekkim » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:59 am

I took mine apart, and took some pictures: https://plus.google.com/u/0/10756138476 ... WnQzZyvj2t
I even have an transformer for 110 and 220volt.. and I bought it from an US distributor myself, and paid $240 for it.
The first one was worse, sent it back, and seller could "confirm" that it probably was not original, and ordered new ones, got this one.

This is pictures from the first one https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1075 ... 2726804833
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby JuKu » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:36 am

The project I mentioned needs its own computer, too. I got some oldish hardware for free, but I needed to buy:
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby Sleepwalker3 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:05 am

Sjaak wrote:
Sleepwalker3 wrote:Presumably the dots change in some way with humidity?


Yes. they are chemicals which react with water from the air.


Sorry, I should have asked the question better - Does it change the colour and if so, from what colour to what colour?
I've probably seen this on dozens of shipments and never noticed it.
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby Sleepwalker3 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:08 am

Nice Paw board Mats :)
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Re: I just bought this, and you what did you buy ?

Postby Sjaak » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:18 am

Sleepwalker3 wrote:
Sjaak wrote:
Sleepwalker3 wrote:Presumably the dots change in some way with humidity?


Yes. they are chemicals which react with water from the air.


Sorry, I should have asked the question better - Does it change the colour and if so, from what colour to what colour?
I've probably seen this on dozens of shipments and never noticed it.


From purple to blue. You cant miss them as it is written on them :)
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