Used test equipment

A few weeks ago I was browsing eBay for used lab equipment and stumbled upon Harlan Labs. Harlan Labs is based in San Diego California and sells used test equipment on their web site and eBay ( eBay page ).

I went down to their office today and they have a TON of old stuff. The beauty of old stuff is that if it did the job when it was new, it will do the same job now. Only a few years ago, designing a small embedded system running at 4Mhz was a huge task requiring tens of thousands of dollars in equipment. Today the test systems of yore just won't cut it, but those old systems are still useful. If you are a hobbyist or have a limited budget much of the 'old' stuff laying around with work fine for smaller projects.

So take a look and see what you can find on eBay or swing by the Harlan Labs site.

**Click here for a pic of my 'new' old logic analyzer from Harlan :-P

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