Post your Geeky Tools.

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by FrankBlack, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. FrankBlack macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #1
    I own several, it would seem.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. defsquad macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Location:
    birmingham, alabama
    #3
    heh, did you get that shirt from here in birmingham, al at our summit apple store?
     
  3. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto!
    #4
    WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!!!
    I was just at my relatives house and there was one of those things in an abandned car.. we had no clue what it was
     
  4. Italiana macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    #6
    Yes, my family and I were 13-16 in line on opening day! I missed Leopard day, but bought Leopard online and bought a shirt from someone at MR!
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #7
    The number on most important tool for a Mac g33k

    [​IMG]
     
  7. FrankBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #8
    The device on the left is a slide rule. This is the one I bought as a high school senior. It's a Pickett model 800. It still works just fine, whereas most electronic calculators wind up in the landfill in a few years. The device on the right is a Triplett Volt-Ohm meter, commonly used by techncians and engineers. Although digital models are far more popular (and rugged!) now, analog models from Triplett and Simpson are preferred (and in some cases, required if a test procedure calls for it) by many.

    Ital, I'm the real FrankBlack. Fake Frank Black is having a beer at Hooters with Fake Steve Jobs. :p
     
  8. roker macrumors regular

    roker

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #9
    Did you mean to say Triplett Volt-Ohm-Ammeter? Volt & Ohm meter would only be two functions.

    Sorry, :eek:
     
  9. iJesus macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    #10
    Apple Store at Summit Sierra?!

    Surely, you must be from RENO?!?!
    (Me too!)
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop
    #11
    Sorry to make you feel old but I recognised the slide rule because my Dad has shown me them from when he used them and i'm 23.

    I'm sure have some geeky tools somewhere but they are probably buried deep in my box o cables (which I suppose is a geeky tool in itself)
     
  11. defsquad macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Location:
    birmingham, alabama
    #12
    negative, a bit further southeast..

    birmingham, alabama
    apple store at "the summit"
     
  12. iJesus macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    #13

    Dang oh well

    We have an Apple store here at The Summit Sierra Mall
    that's why I asked :)
    :p
     
  13. FrankBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #14
    No problem. :eek:

    New Zealand? Do a lot of business at Dick Smith Electronics? ;) Years ago, they had a very cool crystal radio kit, with enormous knobs, a very nice wooden case, and serious brass fittings. Don't think they have much of that stuff anymore though.

    xUKHCx, does your dad have a set of these around somewhere?

    The divider is probably one of the handiest tools. Useful for alegbra and geometry problems, it is also very useful for working mileage on a map, with the mileage scale. (Kilometers, for or friends to the north and overseas.)
     

    Attached Files:

  14. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #15
    A Cisco serial console cable and Keyspan Serial->USB Adapter, because I'm probably one of the few people geeky enough to have Cisco gear in their house :D
     

    Attached Files:

  15. FrankBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #16
    Ya gotta admit, that's geeky goodness!
     
  16. FrankBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #17
    Then again, for geeks, nothing beats a good set of top quality hand tools.
    I got these when I was nineteen. The roll-up case is fairly new though. The original case finally did wear out, after years of being stored in work lockers and car trunks.
     

    Attached Files:

    • tool.JPG
      tool.JPG
      File size:
      316.5 KB
      Views:
      32
  17. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

    RevToTheRedline

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    #18
    I could go take a picture of my tool box, but I'm a CNC operator so you can imagine all the precision tools. That's my geeky tools :)
     
  18. Bigtree macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    #19
    I thought that was your pocket protector.
     
  19. FrankBlack thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrankBlack

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Location:
    Looking for Lucy Butler
    #20
    How about a pic of your favorite Micrometer? :D
     
  20. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

    RevToTheRedline

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    #21
    They are just Mitutoyo, except for my 4-5" which is a Starrett
     

Share This Page