Friday, June 3, 2011

The (almost) original Strain Gauge

First I want to offer my most sincere apologies to Barbara and Julius because if Frank ever sees this installation it will surely kill him.

I finally scored another piece of history and had to do the typical get it done installation to see how it works.  I grabbed a piece of 1/4" plywood and hacked out an armboard which is held in place by amorphous and 80% nickel cores :-).   

Unfortunately the PS was kaput so that bummed me out a bit... sure i could spelunker into it but I know it is a crappy compromised solid state design that really isn't worth the effort particularly when a fine supply such as this is resting on the shelf below.

Before all of you gasp at the fact that I actually built something without wheels, I'll point you to the german version of the PS that Frank (hope you are still with us mate) took to the ETF in 2008. (pic borrowed from holger)

If the german one is still to crude (I think it is beautiful) I guess I could get off my arse and assemble the last two of the 'drug through the hudson ones.

Now that I think of it... I'll just keep listening to the rats nest and take the boys Kayaking... Summer has officially hit NY.


  1. Whoefully cool! After a Martin Bastin, two Kelly's now there is a lust for tubes in a TT PSU. Any clues? Pretty please?

  2. Hey,

    It isn't a TT power supply but a strain gauge power supply.


  3. Well Dave, we're coming to New York soon....
    And I'll be bringing something strain gauge for you(really!).




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