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Re: This Hobby's Expensive - Was - Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hey Adam,
Yeah, I've done my share of scrounging over the years. In fact, Scrounger used to be my nickname! When I was referring to "deep pockets," I was referring to things like IGBT's. I don't think that these and the other parts required to build things like DRSSTC's are to be found at the recycling center. I'm pretty sure that if someone is just a little bit resourceful, they can build a nice TC for almost nothing. Regards.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive

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From: "Tesla list" <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:10 AM
Subject: This Hobby's Expensive - Was - Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <<mailto:yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>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
> Freight.
> Good luck
> Adam
> --- Tesla list <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie"
> > <<mailto:pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Steve,
> > That's my other problem, you guys seem to have
> > bottomless pockets when it
> > comes to hobby expenditures!!!