Saturday, December 10, 2016

Matryoshka dolls

Lately I have discovered the matryoshka doll(those Russian nesting dolls) as an interesting holder for projects.I have ideas to use them for a magbot pendulum and a series of flashing Joule thieves.The latter one I'm currently working on.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The French connection

I just realized it's been more than two months since my last post,time goes by very fast indeed.A quick update then:I bought more radio's,more about those later,I've taken an interest in old gramophones and bought two.I also got a more modern one :a Dual 1214 cs 16.And I have started building BEAM bots again,but only pendulums.
The new radio's: they are all French :
Sonneclair

L.E.A.C

Marital Le Franc

I don't know the date's exactly when these where made,but I have found a stamp inside the Marital Le Franc saying 1948.Of these 3 only the L.E.A.C is in full working order,the other two will be decoration for now,although I've connected the speaker of the Marital Le Franc to my radio.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New radio's

The collection is steadily growing,with the main focus now on radio's which combine tube and transistor technology.The radio at the top of this page is not one of those:the all transistor kinds of gives that away.It is a Philips B5W32AT from 1963-1964 and a barnfind hence the rough cosmetic shape.It is partially working: the FM is hardly audible and the needle in the right scale is not moving.

Another two recent aquired radio's:the top one is a Philips B4X52AT from 1965-1966,the other one is also a Philips :the 22RB361 from 1966 and an example of the combined tube/transistor technology.