Lets see your office or lab with the HP stuff in it! I will start...



#2

While technically not my 'office', that happens in the cockpit, this is my office and hobby room at home. There is a new arrival!

The 9825a has a functioning printer and tape as well as all the LED pixels light up. It came with the standard 16K as well as the three modules;

Systems programming,
String advanced programming,
General I/O-Extended I/O,
You should see the 9825a and it's modules, the HP 41CX and printer, an HP 97 and a 9114B in the back behind the HP 97.

Cheers, Geoff

Edited: 15 Oct 2008, 11:53 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#3

Geoff,

I am green with envy :-)

I also have an HP-41CX with the membrane keyboard overlay.

btw, your desktop PC appears to be a Dell, right?

cheers,

hpnut in Malaysia


#4

Yes, but lets keep that our secret ;)

The overlay was a door prize at this years HCC meeting, lucky me!

Cheers, Geoff

BTW looking for an 9825a test module, guess I will post at the WTB section.

#5

Geoff,

I am going to use my skymiles and come and visit one day to play with the HP9825. You can leave me alone with the machines for hours or days!!

You lab looks excellent!

Namir

#6

Okay, here's my $0.02 --

Whoever can identify every HP calculator AND the name of my lucky bear will receive:

FIRST PRIZE -- One week all-expenses paid vacation to Pomona, CA.

SECOND PRIZE -- Two weeks all-expenses paid vacation to Pomona, CA.


Bob


#7

interesting - a large collection with neither a 41 nor a 71...


#8

Quote:
interesting - a large collection with neither a 41 nor a 71...

I had a 41CV with a TON of accessories. It broke and I gave away all the accessories.

Bob

#9

Hey Bob,

I like your Fluke multimeter. Wow, you have sealed NIB 48GX's to last you into the next century :-)


cheers,
hpnut in Malaysia


#10

This was my workbench at HP's Desktop Computer Division in 1977. I've got a similar look today, although I've not worked at HP in nearly 30 years and I'm now in marketing.


#11

Oh, I know this kind of work benches :) I was right in the middle of my physics studies in 1977. Thanks, Steve, for showing.

#12

Quote:
This was my workbench at HP's Desktop Computer Division in 1977. I've got a similar look today, although I've not worked at HP in nearly 30 years and I'm now in marketing.




I'll bet you weren't too far from the San Andreas fault. Wouldn't that lab bench stackup be referred to as "living dangerously"?

Bob


#13

The San Andreas is about 1000 miles from HP's former Desktop Computer Division in Loveland, Colorado. No earthquakes. However, there was a flood back in 1976 that came down the canyon from the mountains. But the HP facility sat up on a hill, so even that wasn't much of a danger to the building.

#14

Hmmm,

I didn't know the HP-97 came with an UCX!

(Ursine Cranial eXpansion)

Ren

dona nobis pacem

#15

What I got at work (my 35s has ended up being stationed home it seems). The 48 and 50 brought in for picture, but that is how I find my 41 every morning, a GOOD start on any day!

And the laptop is a hp :-)


Edited: 17 Oct 2008, 6:10 a.m.


#16

<exuberant_recognition type="OT"> Moleskine! </exuberant_recognition>

#17

Hi,

I like the Nokia E51 in the picture (and use the same) but have not yet found a nice EMU48 or v41 or free42 Version for it. Anybody willing to port?

I would post a picture of my calcs in the office if I would know where to host them..., but maybe the weekend will help.

Kind regards.
Alex

#18

As you know, my collection burned down - I was down to 1 calculator (from close to 90). I now have 5 (thanks, Diego :)

But, as promised, my collection was to be featured on national television:
Geir's previous calculator collection

Lesson learned: The fun about collecting calculators is not having collected them, but to collect them. I can look back at 8 years of fun or I can look forward to another 8 years of fun :)

Or both.

Life is full of opportunities. Any obstacle presents change. Change represent opportunity. It's a matter of viewpoint.


#19

HELT FORFERDELIG!!!!

Wow, I missed that sad news. Terrible to hear. Had been looking for the program, thanks for the link.

#20

Quote:
But, as promised, my collection was to be featured on national television:
Geir's previous calculator collection

My condolences, Geir.

Geir's wonderful (but sadly now passed away) collection can be seen at around 17:30 min into the program.

Geir, couldn't you dub this in English or provide us with subtitles? ;-)

#21

For those interested:

You can download a DIVX AVI (50MB) of Geir's apperance on the show here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RWD6H6WA

What a shame that it's all lost. :-(

Edited: 18 Oct 2008, 11:28 a.m.


#22

Thanks a lot for that! I'll see what I can do with translations.


#23

Quote:
Thanks a lot for that! I'll see what I can do with translations.

I don't think a word-by-word translation is needed - it's obvious what the topic is ;-)

But maybe you said some unexpected and not obvious things that might be interesting.

#24

Quote:
You can download a DIVX AVI (50MB) of Geir's apperance on the show here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RWD6H6WA

I can download it, but I get no picture (only audio, and since my Norwegian is limited to counting to eight, I can't understand anything).

Stefan


#25

I downloaded and it works for me. Switch to Linux? ;-)


#26

Sorry, I have to confirm Stefan's observations. WMP plays the file as audio. Geir, what's the status of your translation work?

#27

Stefan, you need the DivX-Codec.

#28

Nice Geoff! I'd love to have a chance to try some programming on the 9825a. Very cool.

Regards,

Mike


#29

You may find this interesting:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hp9800e

IANS, HP9810A, HP9820A, HP9821A, HP9830A and peripheral emulation including sound effects.

Edited: 17 Oct 2008, 7:38 p.m.


#30

Quote:
You may find this interesting:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hp9800e

IANS, HP9810A, HP9820A, HP9821A, HP9830A and peripheral emulation including sound effects.



That is AMAZING! Thank you very much, Egan.

Bob

#31

Hi all,

Not much to say about my "collection" just four models:

Here's where the HW part of my projects comes from:

And here's where the SW and functionality are tested:

Power test on Deep Sleep for NoV-64 build on breadboard:

Cheers... ;-)

Diego.


#32

Only 4 models, but top ones. And you make the most of them!

NoV-32 etc is very impressive. In fact I don't even understand much of it!


#33

Hi Bill,

Not much to say bout NoV's or Clonix's... just think like that:

NoV's are RAM boxes, and Clonix's are ROM boxes.

They're built with up-to-date microcontroller technology, and shrinked to fit into a single module shell.

That's all folks!

Diego.

#34

Funny seeing that 'naked' Fluke 87.


#35

Hi Scott,

Everything has its explanation... I had to replace its battery and didn't want to waste time reinstalling the yellow shock cover... (I'm kinda impatient sometimes... ;-)

Anyhow... if you liked the 87... you'd love the 97!

Enjoy thechies!!! ;-))

Cheers

Diego.

#36

Well, here is the lab part of my "personal room" at home...

I'm using it quite a lot at the moment, you will see the result in a few days :-)

J-F


#37

Well the 71B and the 41 sitting on the same bench has me intrigued!

Cheers, Geoff

#38

Hey, is that one of the old HP Logic Darts leaning against the monitor?


#39

Folks,

Here's my 2000.00 cents'worth... You'll be able to count 13 HP instuments, plus 10 calculators. All the non-HP equipment is home-built!

http://www.hpmuseum.org/guest/setton/lab.jpg

http://www.hpmuseum.org/guest/setton/hpcalcs.jpg

Joel Setton

#40

Yes, it is! Nice instrument, to be used very carefully...

On the picture, you should able to see the HP41 and HP71 (obvious), a HP3468 bench Multimeter (with HPIL), a HP972 handheld multimeter (less obvious), a HP9114 disk drive, a Classic HP Vectra 286 (first model, 8 MHz ...), a more powerful Vectra XA (Pentium 200) - both PC with HPIL boards (not obvious at all..)

And if you look carefully, you could recognize a HP9807 (Integral PC) at the bottom right (with HPIL as well...)

J-F

#41

Since so many of the photos have included HP 9825 Desktop Computers, Dyke Shaffer sent me this photo of his Wirewrap version of an HP 9825, which is dubbed the HP 9825W. It was built in 1978 to prove that Wirewrapped hardware could be reliable and it still runs today, 30 years later.


Edited: 19 Oct 2008, 9:14 p.m.


#42

My desk earlier this morning : ( with panoramic stitching distortion )

In there is a HP15C, HP49G , HP35s, i41CXp and some other non calculator stuff.

The 35s is for day to day use, with the little loved, but still useful HP49G handling the more complex conversions. The 15C is only for special occasions - I would hate it to get accidentally damaged.

At home is a HP85 and a mini RF lab made of '80s era HPIB kit that was otherwise destined for scrap.


#43

Gordon Bennett! What do you do with all that stuff? Build doomsday devices or something?!

Mark

#44

Holy test gear Batman!

Dave.

#45

Wow, hot stuff...

And cool lens to capture it, really nice photo!

#46

I spy with my little eye a can of flammable liquid on the right ;-)

nice lab!

#47

Wow! Great picture. But still working with good old tape. How does the wall of other equipment help you? ;)


#48

All that stuff is for developing RF modules for use in wireless datacomms test instruments ( Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, cellular etc.).

Vector sources and analyzers are in high demand but analog sources and analyzers are at an somewhat of an excess hence 3 analog spectrum analyzers, but it's handy to see what's happening on a couple ports at the same time and to still have one free for hand probing.
Pairs of CW signal generators are useful for two tone testing of intermodulation or for use as LOs.

There's also 6 PSUs ( testing several cards out of instruments), a couple DVMs, a 4 channel 'scope, a TDR/DCA, a network analyzer, a RS232 protocol analyzer and a couple of 20W PAs.

Working on the boards is like micro surgery - impossible without the stereo microscope

The wee flaming bottle is IPA (alcohol) for cleaning that horrible heat-sink compound off.

It all gets used !


#49

I'm surprised the Health and Safety police haven't shut you down for having too much stacked equipment!

Mark


#50

All,

This a small part of the stuff@RamLam.

Lower right corner an HP Titanic (Kayak XA) P2 with the fabulous Registrated version of Jean-Francois Garnier's Emu 71
And the HPIL interface card from Christoph Klug ( A big applause for the two !!!)

On top of the Titanic the #1 HP-71B with HPIL and 2 x 32K (it used to have a CR and Math ROM, but they found a better home) and
The #3 HPIL only (the spare HP-71B).

Upper left corner next to the NI ENET the #2 with HPIL and 2 x 32K. No it is not directly connected the #1 HP 3421A(no battery),
But next to it is a HP 82196A HPIL-HPIB converter. All instruments have a HPIB interface, and trough the HP 196A the HP-71B
can program them.

The combination HP 71B #2 HP-3421A(with battery) is really great when you are logging temperature, or a battery discharge.
It still puts a smile on my face when the 71B wakes up after 5 minutes or more, wakes up the 3421A, the 3421A does a measurement, the 71B stores it plus a timestamp in an Array and both go to sleep again.
When hours later the measurements are done, the 71B is connected to the Titanic, and using the Emu71 the Array is copied to the Output file.
I than use HP Vee 5.0 to turn the data into a graph.

RamLab


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