My dump is better than your tip - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th January 2009, 07:29 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Default My dump is better than your tip

As expected, the switch-over to digital is having a salutory effect upon the Town Dump -- I managed to snag this remains of a Plate Amp before the overseer saw me. I am starting this thread so that we can all compare notes on the best places to find electronic discards.

I am going to suspect that Wellesley MA might be better.
Couldn't find the transformer for this -- maybe another DIY'r was in there before me:

Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2009, 02:53 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
Went down to the town dump to recycle some cardboard boxes and wine bottles -- picked up a Pioneer receiver.

Some go to deposit, others to withdraw.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2009, 03:06 PM   #3
DcibeL is offline DcibeL  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
DcibeL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Saskatchewan
Looks like a plate amp from a Logitech Z-560. Not bad, apart from the heatsink, you can salvage a couple of 10,000uF caps from it and some TDA7293 chips if it's still good. The transformer in this unit was externally mounted to the inside of the subwoofer enclosure. It was a 48VCT toroid transformer of maybe 200VA.

The scrap pile where I work (and the dumpster outside the building) is a good place for salvaging parts. Scratch and dent rackmount chassis and stuff like that is often found. I picked up a couple real nice extruded aluminum chassis the other day, great small project boxes.
__________________
The power of Science compels you!
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 08:08 AM   #4
dangus is offline dangus  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver Island
I only saw a VCR and microwave in the recycling dumpster today, but a few weeks ago there was a Sony CD changer sitting on top of it. It seems to work, and it has unpopulated locations on the PC board for a Toslink S/PDIF output. Toslink transmitters seem to turn up when I go for bike rides... twice I've come across broken DVD players dumped in the woods.
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 10:57 AM   #5
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Here, it's just discards from meth labs.
__________________
You might be screaming "No, no, no" and all they hear is "Who wants cake?" Let me tell you something: They all do. They all want cake.- Wilford Brimley
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 12:08 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
d to the g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: minimalopolis
Quote:
Originally posted by SY
Here, it's just discards from meth labs.
That may be why it's called Butt Montana.
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 08:49 PM   #7
dangus is offline dangus  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver Island
No, around here it's mostly just grow ops. Broken plastic tubing, 5 gallon buckets, occasionally garbage bags of roots and stems.

The same dump where I picked up the DVD player also had a circuit board out of a Teac portastudio (left that), a complete but jammed 8mm camcorder (took that), and a couple of cartons of records (too wet) among the misc. household debris. Oh, and a 15 year old Hewitt-Rand laptop - took that too, mostly to see if there was anything cool on the hard drive, if it was readable. And possibly hook the display to a single-board-computer that has a flatpanel interface. The camcorder, I'd like to see if the CCD camera can be extracted and used standalone. (Like for monitoring a wren's nest in the glove box of one of my "project" trucks.)
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Let's Play 'Dump the Cap' EchoWars Solid State 15 21st February 2003 12:04 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:55 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2