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Want an Acer Chromebook? They’re really cheap right now on eBay.

Back in June, I’d picked up an Acer Chromebook CB5-311 from Amazon. At the time, it was $377 for a pretty high-end machine with 12+ hours of battery life, a quad-core nVidia Tegra CPU and Kepler GPU with 4GB of RAM … Continue reading

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Steampunk USB Vacuum Tube Flash Drives

I ran across these very cool steampunk-inspired USB flash drives drives built around a vacuum tube while looking for some tube shields. They look like they’re really well built and are a clever use of an old vacuum tube. I … Continue reading

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Test Equipment Round-Up – September 20th, 2014

I always keep an eye on eBay for plug-ins for my HP 143 oscilloscope and even if they don’t turn up, it’s always interesting to see what else is in the category. Some of these are pretty interesting – there’s definitely … Continue reading

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eBay Pricing Magic

Sometimes the pricing on eBay for vintage items like radio tubes and parts is a bit bizarre. This one, however, is even more egregious than most. This is a 1LA6 tube, a converter tube used in some 1940s-era battery radios … Continue reading

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Bose Equalizers on eBay Need Service Too: A Photo Comparison

You’ve had your Bose 901 Series I or Series II speakers in storage for a few years, the Active Equalizer packed away with them and now you’ve pulled them out to set up your vintage system once again. Great – … Continue reading

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1938 Zenith 5-S-220 eBay Tune-Up Special

I’ve had the opportunity to work on several very nice Zenith radios lately and this one is especially interesting. It’s the Zenith 5-S-220 Cube. This is the first time I’ve seen one of these in person, they’re somewhat uncommon. Electrically, it’s a … Continue reading

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A neat discovery to add more storage to a laptop.

I acquired a few HP ProBook 4415s laptops which had been scrapped, and decided to rebuild them into working machines. I’ve been needing a new personal/media laptop for a bit, and these are capable little machines with an HDMI output … Continue reading

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