# Simpson 260

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#### Mrs. Kerchief

Jan 1, 1970
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I need a site with a photo or exact replication of the meter. I want
to take a Polaroid picture of one at school because I have trouble
doing DC conversions in my head and would like to practice. The tutor
says students aren't allowed to photograph school equipment (?).
Thanks.

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Jan 1, 1970
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#### Zucker

Jan 1, 1970
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I have an old Simpson 260 that I am willing to part with. It has a crack in
the plastic near the bottom right corner. It has the original instructions
and works like new.

Let me know if you're interested.

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#### Garrett Mace

Jan 1, 1970
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Mrs. Kerchief said:
I need a site with a photo or exact replication of the meter. I want
to take a Polaroid picture of one at school because I have trouble
doing DC conversions in my head and would like to practice. The tutor
says students aren't allowed to photograph school equipment (?).
Thanks.

I snapped a quick photo for you. http://www.macetech.com/simpsonmeter.jpg
The meter stays with me, found it homeless on a Goodwill shelf for $10, pristine condition. Not sure how looking at a picture of a meter will help...oh, unless you mean you're trying to learn how to read the meter in different modes. I guess the photo of just the scale wouldn't help then, so here's the whole thing: http://www.macetech.com/simpsonfull.jpg 1. I'm surprised your school still uses these (unless we're talking about a high school) 2. I'm glad my college never had such bizarre policies. In the third year I even brought a webcam and laptop to the power lab in order to capture oscilloscope traces (the power lab oscilloscopes were not upgraded to digital yet), while everyone else was taking turns using a bulky Polaroid attachment (only allowed THREE photos). Teacher, guy who runs all the labs, and department head all walk over, look at the setup, and the page of traces I just printed, and go "Hmmm." Next week they had installed webcams at each station and made holders to clip onto the front of the oscilloscopes. M #### Mrs. Kerchief Jan 1, 1970 0 Garrett Mace said: I snapped a quick photo for you. http://www.macetech.com/simpsonmeter.jpg The meter stays with me, found it homeless on a Goodwill shelf for$10,
pristine condition.

I'm off to these sites right now!
Not sure how looking at a picture of a meter will help...oh, unless you mean
you're trying to learn how to read the meter in different modes. I guess the
photo of just the scale wouldn't help then, so here's the whole thing:
http://www.macetech.com/simpsonfull.jpg

1. I'm surprised your school still uses these (unless we're talking about a
high school)

I have an excellent evening instructor in technical mathematics
affiliated with Fairchild Semiconductor, and when I told him the
martinet who tortures us--oops, I mean teaches us--DC Electricity uses
the Simpson, his response was a kind of befuddled "Why?..."
2. I'm glad my college never had such bizarre policies. In the third year I
even brought a webcam and laptop to the power lab in order to capture
oscilloscope traces (the power lab oscilloscopes were not upgraded to
digital yet), while everyone else was taking turns using a bulky Polaroid
attachment (only allowed THREE photos). Teacher, guy who runs all the labs,
and department head all walk over, look at the setup, and the page of traces
I just printed, and go "Hmmm." Next week they had installed webcams at each
station and made holders to clip onto the front of the oscilloscopes.

Only wish the people at my school were so advanced!

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#### Mrs. Kerchief

Jan 1, 1970
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Whoa, those are excellent pictures! Hope you don't mind if I make
some color copies and share them with my classmates? (It's a junior
college, not a high school.)

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#### Garrett Mace

Jan 1, 1970
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Mrs. Kerchief said:
Whoa, those are excellent pictures! Hope you don't mind if I make
some color copies and share them with my classmates? (It's a junior
college, not a high school.)

Not a problem. Sorry, just noticed that there is a shadow across the top
which almost blocks a couple of numbers on the ohm scale. I guess it can't
really be helped without taking the meter apart though.

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