This morning, I am headed to the MIT Swapfest (the first one of the 2012 season!). I told my students to attend for extra credit (they have to find me and check in with me).
I'll update this post with photographs later today...
UPDATE: Ten students attended Swapfest! I have yet to get a full report on their purchases and finds, but I am encouraged that so many students attended on a holiday-weekend Sunday morning.
There were a few Tektronix oscilloscopes in attendance, but nothing that I didn't already have. Since it was the first Swapfest of the season, the prices were on the high side (next month, I'll have plenty of opportunities to buy stuff I don't need at NEAR-Fest, Dayton, and the May Swapfest). I did take a few pictures of some Tek gear.
A Tektronix RM31A. The guy wanted $100 for it. Good luck with that. The booth next to him had a 575 for sale, also for $100. The last time I bought a 575, I only paid $40 for it, and that was only because I wanted the property stickers.
Tektronix 453s and 454s for $40 each. That's a fair price for a working 454, but I already have too many.
Other random oscilloscopes, for $60 each. Maybe there will be some better deals next month.
I did buy this book with an awesome cover. I couldn't resist!
1. What's wrong with this dust jacket?
2. How mad do you think the author was when he saw what the art department did to the cover of his book?