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Hi Dick and Chad,
Thanks again for a wonderful show. I wrote in once or twice years ago but have been wanting to share some of the items from my museum case at the university where I work.
Work always seems to take up all of my time when I am there on campus though but I was finally able to grab a few video clips the other day to edit together at home so sorry if it looks a little odd in places. I tried to keep it under your 3 minute limit and almost succeeded at 3 minutes and 12 seconds.
Let me know if you want to see any more items from the collection and I will record some shorter single item clips to send in.
These are a few of my favorite oddities but there are many more in there. Old media and computing equipment that we used in the classrooms in years past, donations from retiring faculty and staff and some items on loan from some of our technicians. Slide, filmstrip, film, video, audio recording, telephone, computer, and electronics equipment dating everywhere from the 1890's through the beginning of this century.
If anyone is interested in donating them, we are still looking for an old chopper-wheel television set, a Syquest magneto-optical drive and something called a "Hectograph" apparently the precursor to the ditto machine, basically a big block of gel that you would put some sort of resist on, ink up, and print copies from on at a time.
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Letter of the week:
From: Braden Williams
Subject: Something you guys might like, Rechargable CR2032 batteries
Not sure if you have had something like this but I found these after getting tired of buying CR2032’s to put in my SmartThings presence Keyfobs. I would suspect they could be used in just about anything that uses the 2032 battery size.
Amazon.com: Zackees Rechargeable USB Coin Cell Charger. LIR2032 (LR2032) Batteries Included, Replaces CR2032 batteries
Before I found this device above I would take the CR2032’s out of computers and use them until they started getting low and then put them back into a PC I have
apart that’s used for testing items and let it charge up for a few days! heh
Thanks and love the show!
Senior Systems Engineer
Genesis Systems, LLC