Friday, March 16, 2012

Sunday, March 04, 2012

New Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR For Sale

And now for something other than a Friday Fun post.

I have a New Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR for sale. When I say new I mean "never used and still in it's original unopened box".

A quick scan of listings on Amazon and eBay indicated that the going price for a used / refurbished Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR is somewhere between $500 and $1000.

I will accept bids on the SL-HF-2000 until June 1st, 2012. The minimum bid is $500 unless someone makes me an outlandish offer for a quick sale :)

Purchaser will pay for shipping unless you live in the Seattle area. Since the box is to remain unopened the conditions are "as is".

You can email me at betavcr@miba51.com if you have any questions.

I also have another Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR that I haven't used for a long time, but I want to hold on to that until I transfer some tapes to DVD. If you live in the Seattle area and you can readily transfer the tapes to DVD for me then you can have this used Beta for $250. I'll even throw in an old Sanyo Beta that you can use for a tape rewinder.

Of course this may all seem a little preposterous to many people out there, but I don't want to deal with eBay, and this is the best way I can think of for finding a good home for these VCRs.

This posting will be deleted either once the "new" Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR has been sold or after June 1st.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday fun: Arduino PIR Alarm


Here is another great project courtesy of featuring John Park, host of Make: Television, showing how to build a PIR (passive infrared) based motion alarm using an Arduino.



More information on the Arduino PIR Alarm can be found here: http://makeprojects.com/Project/PIR-Sensor-Arduino-Alarm/72/1

You can buy the PIR here: http://www.makershed.com/product_p/mkpx6.htm

As John points out, because of their cold body temperatures this PIR alarm is ineffective against zombies, but may be useful against other beasties!

Have a great zombie free weekend ~ Jim
PS: I forgot to follow up the last post regarding the Sony SL-HF-2000 Beta VCR that is still in the box. I'll try to follow up later this weekend.