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A new tech support tool
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:17:36 PM »
We have put together a few videos that cover some of the most common issues we see on the boards. They are short and sweet, and may help you sort out confusion regarding some of the more tricky aspects of assembly.
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 07:44:48 PM »
Well done!
A nice addition to a great forum!!
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 04:09:00 AM »
Great videos, so which one of you has the voice for radio?  :)
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 04:15:03 AM »
Those are the voices of Josh and PB. Videos were recorded by Ben Cowan, a very talented young photographer and videographer from here on the island.

http://www.bencowanphotography.com/
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 05:36:28 AM »
Great videos, and so much more easy to understand than explanations in text form when this is all new to You!
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 05:57:39 AM »
Excellent videos and a great reference for folks that are just getting into this stuff.  Great idea!

Another video that you might want to consider if you do more is a basic soldering guide which shows the difference between a good joint and a cold joint and like in the power switch video, how little solder is actually needed.
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 06:26:05 AM »
That video is in the works.
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 10:32:26 AM »
I will also add that there are about 53,000 videos on Youtube about soldering technique. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 01:37:52 PM »
Yeah, but there isn't one that you've narrated.   ;)
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 02:14:03 PM »
cool guys!  I need to fix my Quickie selector switch  8)  Is this easy to do without de-soldering the wires?

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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 06:27:56 PM »
I will also add that there are about 53,000 videos on Youtube about soldering technique.
Yes, but there are also a lot of "You know what" kind of people making soldering videos in the style of "Just gotta add some more solder in there..." more or less teaching blobbing and electronics barbecue styles with a great number of followers.  Your videos are a little more, shall we say, trustworthy:)
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2015, 05:03:19 AM »
Give those youtube directors some credit. It takes time to do all that out of focus smartphone camera dropping and rambling on for three minutes before getting to the point. Last night I was watching a vid of a guy taking one of my favorite vintage race cars around one of my favorite tracks. The video is 16 minutes long. The first seven minutes are the guy sitting in the car in the pits, putting on his gloves and helmet. youtube would be almost worthless without that scrub button.

As of late I've also been watching short films put up by budding movie makers. They tend to be about 15 minutes long, with four minutes of plot padded with agonizing "our hero rambles through the post-apocalyptic wasteland" shots. Yeah, nobody ever though of doing a shot like that before...
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2015, 05:53:25 AM »
I have seen some utterly terrible soldering videos on youtube.  To steal Jay Lenos line, soldering is like driving or having sex, everybody thinks they are great at it.

I'm really curious, what is your favorite vintage race car?
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 06:40:08 AM »
Sure, I am happy to give credit when due, there are many absolutely great vids out there
Some are still awful with methods that can ruin You build, and in the beginning it is hard to understand which are teaching wrong techniques.

Anyway, great that You've released Your videos.

Edit: Irony is a bit like goldie or bronzie, except it's made of iron:)
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Re: A new tech support tool
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 07:29:59 AM »
Dunno that I have one favorite vintage race car, there are so many cool ones. The vid I was watching was of one of the UOP Shadow CanAm cars running at Infineon Raceway, which I have had the pleasure of driving around. Thus I can relate to the driving videos on that track better than others. The Shadow cars were MadMax-like, just raw brute power. 511 CI (8.4 liter!)aluminum Chevy big blocks. I recall a race at Laguna Seca where we were standing on the inside of the Corkscrew. You could feel the ground shake before you could see the Shadow cars coming down the hill. The cool counterpoint was Mark Donahue in a V12 917K smoothly whooshing by about half a lap ahead of them. That guy was an amazing engineer and a helluva shoe.
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