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Offline Chris_b

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Introduction
« on: January 16, 2009, 04:56:31 PM »
Hi everybody,

Peter (HS93) has pointed me at the forum - very interesting it looks too.

Peter kindly made me the fittings to add steppers to my micromill which is the same model as his (X1, HF47158 etc) and I made him some electronics to drive the steppers. I'll post more about that on his thread in that section in a moment.

I have the idea that I will use the mill to make prototype printed circuit boards for the electronic/radio circuits that I build. As always any sensible analysis would say that it would be much cheaper/easier/quicker to pay a pcb service to do it... perhaps that 's why the "mad" part of the forum's title attracts me.

Whilst electronics is ok, I'm definitely in the amateur category as far as metalworking/machining is concerned so hopefully I can trade questions and answers.

Chris

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 05:02:14 PM »
Welcome Aboard Chris

This is a good friendly place to be we're all keen to help each other, any questions just ask, and I'm sure your contributions will be much apreciated.


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 05:09:55 PM »
Welcome Chris, and yes, the being 'mad' part really helps.

In fact, it is mandatory, as I am sure you will soon find out.

Bogs

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 05:37:18 PM »
Hi Chris,

Welcome aboard, that's a couple of electronics chaps now so a bit more scope to the madhouse.... :wave:
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 06:02:12 PM »
Hi Chris!

Welcome to the collective  :borg:

I dabble in electronics... not very well. Though I do have fantastic soldering skills  :D

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 09:00:22 AM »
Chris,

Welcome to the fun side of the forums of the interweb...

We all have our oddities but we all like sharing them so that's ok  :)


I've also had my fun with electronics... Got a C grade GCSE!!!  Don't know how, I can't see colours properly!!  :lol:

I can't really remember much now, but I can solder with the best of 'em  :thumbup: ... I can see plenty of 'how do I get this to work' type questions for you from me and others in the near future!!  :) 


Metal work is fun, crafting things from solid metal is still a relatively new thing to me, you just have to persevere. I've lost count of the tools I've destroyed and the work that they ruined during my quest to become adequate!.... Still doing it on occcasion!!  :hammer:  Well it's only nearly 3 years.... That's my excuse and I''m stickin' to it!  ::)


We "the collective" will help you in any way we can  :borg:


Oh and I'm quite surprised that no one seems to have told you....  :mmr:



Looking forward to the knowledge on the stepper motors.   :smart:




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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 06:32:29 AM »
Welcome to the forum Chris!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 01:38:09 PM »
Chris,

Welcome aboard. As you already know  :mmr:

And Ralph is the Maddest.  :lol:

Metal working is my thing. Been doing it for over 30 years, but Bog's has me beat with talent though.  :)

I'm also interested in eleteonics. Way back I bought a program to design circuit boards.

I'm interested in anything mechanical.  :thumbup:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 12:08:22 PM »
Hold on a mo'!!.....

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And Ralph is the Maddest. 



What did  I do?


Oh well.... Your probably right!  :lol:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 01:42:00 PM »
Well Ralph, if you look at the OP's post you'll see he said
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perhaps that 's why the "mad" part of the forum's title attracts me.

I think you do some nicest Mad Modding. Kind of like the crazy professor in his labratory always inventing. So to me your the Maddest and bestest guy around on the forum so far (notice I said "so far").  :D

 :mmr: and so does Ralph's projects.  :lol:

Bernd

P.S. Note, no animals were hurt in the above experiment. :clap:
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