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Re: This Hobby's Expensive - Was - Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment
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- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:14:57 -0600
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Original poster: Ben McMillen <spoonman534@xxxxxxxxx>
Some of the greatest innovation comes about due to lack
of a sufficient budget. Make do with what you can find, not
what you can buy (that's what I always tell myslef). As a
graduate student, I'm about as poor as they get, so finding
me in a dumpster somewhere or toting of a box of junk I
found is not uncommon around here..
So for those of you who don't have 'bottomless pockets',
keep your eyes open.. you never know what you may find..
Coiling In Pittsburgh
--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>
> All hobbies can be expensive. They can also be cheap,
> if you've got the time and patience to do some
> scrounging. No, you're probably not gonna get a fancy
> digital storage scope in a HamFest for $25, but you
> may find an old fashioned analog scope for that.
> Besides HamFests, there are free microwave ovens along
> the side of many roads, older TV's have flybacks, 17"
> and larger computer monitors are being thrown away (or
> sold for nearly nothing) everywhere, now that folks
> want flat panels. Don't be afraid to do some dumpster
> diving. Heck, I found a 14.4 kV 25 kVA pig for FREE! I
> got a LincolnArc 225 arc welder at a garage sale
> pretty cheap. I believe Greg Hunter got an arc welder
> for free by placing an ad in his local paper asking
> for non-working welders. eBay is great, but you gotta
> read the ads carefully and check the seller's ratings.
> For tools, garage sales are great. If quality and/or
> precision aren't that critical, there's always Harbor
> Good luck
> --- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie"
> > <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Steve,
> > That's my other problem, you guys seem to have
> > bottomless pockets when it
> > comes to hobby expenditures!!!