The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Tim » 28 Jan 2018, 18:07

They're more expensive because you have them 'on prescription' from the opticians and unless you have a history of eye problems such as glaucoma in your family you have to pay for an eye test as well, if you do have family history then the test is free.

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by satelitesid » 09 Feb 2018, 00:54

Jumping in late with this topic, I have good glasses, and magnifying glasses both at work and home bench. Eyes are knackered, due to welding flash.
I simply use a mobile phone, with camera and stuff it on zoom.
Works a treat, and a lovely clear image

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Transwarp » 09 Feb 2018, 17:31

Other things start to happen when you get old as well, LIKE MOANING ON! :D
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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by The Collector » 09 Feb 2018, 18:59

...yeah ...and you fart and follow through!

Or is that just me?!?!?

;)

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Mattylad » 09 Feb 2018, 19:44

I have multiple pairs of costly glasses but the ones I find best for fine work came from Poundland, Id like to get a few more.

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Transwarp » 09 Feb 2018, 21:16

The Collector wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 18:59
...yeah ...and you fart and follow through!

Or is that just me?!?!?

;)
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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Mitch » 09 Feb 2018, 23:13

The Collector wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 18:59
...yeah ...and you fart and follow through!

Or is that just me?!?!?

;)
No, unfortunately it's not just you :wtf:
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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by ch25 » 09 Feb 2018, 23:35

You can't have too many antennas...

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Mattylad » 13 Feb 2018, 20:23

I use... "Oi (insert kids name here) come and tell me what this says!"... :)

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by GaryWilson » 25 Feb 2018, 06:54

Resistor colours and IC pins arghhhh!!!
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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Chanty Wrassler » 22 Mar 2018, 02:28

Mudslinger wrote:
28 Jan 2018, 17:57
I don't see why spectacles frames from the opticians have to be expensive compared to sunglasses, and reading glasses from the chemist/poundland.
Long been an annoyance to me, that has.
Then I remember that the optician's BMW doesn't run on fresh air.
Do I feel sorry for him?
Nah.

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by Mattylad » 24 Mar 2018, 20:40

I have it from an inside source that the designer frames at the opticians actually only cost about £2.50 to them :(

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Re: The trials and tribulations of electronic repairs as you get older!!

Post by ghost123uk » 08 Jun 2018, 07:11

I finally got around to buying one of THESE, after having a bit of a faff with swapping glasses around to work on and read numbers on an Intek 2800 that was on my bench.

It was "plug n play" with Linux (you do use Linux of course, don't you) requiring no drivers or owt, just in install the "Cheese" webcam software and away you go. Once I figured out that you have to hold the thing pretty close to what you are wishing to look at, it works really well and I'm sure it will enable me to start to enjoy doing this type of work again :)
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