Identify This

Can anyone identify what this is?

Topic by snuz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Identify this tool

What is it for?

Question by Ccross274 6 months ago


identify this tool

can you tell  me what this tool is and how is it used.

Topic by campbellsoup 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


identifying transistors

Hello all, i have a lot of transistors that are mixed up. how can i ID them? example: on the front markings are .BC 7-25 014. and on the back is the letter Q what transistor is this?

Topic by sasarchiver 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Identify this bike!

He guys, We recentley pick up this bike from someone who wanted to take it to the dump, this is not our bike but a picture i found on the internet. could anyone tell me some details an if possible a review of this bike. thanks in advance!

Topic by Steamdnt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Identify this item?

Item is brass with solid handle.  upper part is hollow with less than dime size holes on each side close to handle on hollow end.  has mark of N1 visible with another set of smaller numbers about 5 digits long that aren't legible.  total length is 11 1/2" long.  the barrel diameter is 3/4".

Question by Fred N FrancesM 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Identify the components....

So... I basically broke open a RC toy car.....  And I'd really appreciate if u can tell me a lil about the components that you can recognize.....  Some more info: The four LEDs go into the translucent wheels RF module: 27.145 MHz The DC motor has a magnetic case and is attracted to the armature on the axel of the back wheel.

Question by afshaanmaz 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Identifying ICs

Hey everybody, I have a bunch of ICs lying around, about 50 of them, and I have no clue what any of them do. I've googled a few of them, without great results... What I'm wondering is: Does a website exist that has just a bunch of datasheets on ICs? AND, when I search for them, what item number do I use? Most have a 2 different strings, one with 5 characters and the other with more... Thanks!

Topic by Login258 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Identifying a Mask

Hello, I am after any info about this mask and any history of it please. Here are a few bullet points of info about the mask. -From Canada -Giving to from sister 25 years ago -Strange goings on have been happening in the house with horrible vives coming from it. for at least 15 years -When moved downstairs it started acting up. -Blowing on neck when reading book, man called Tom communicating with her, calling her by her real name but her family normally dont. -spiritualist have been in and sensed spirits. -the mask will not burn even though it is wood. -the women is now petrified Any help would be appreciated Thanks Hannah

Topic by Hannahlouise123456789 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


identify this vine please

Can anyone tell the name of this vine? i'm in jamaica and anyone else who has doesn't know the name of it either (i've seen it mostly in the hilly,cooler towns) i tried to get a pic of the old and new flowers together but it's kinda blurry ( very windy out) the new ones are red then they turn pink right before they fall off the vine i have taken the off the stakes it was on as it gets real heavy the older it grows but the vine doesnt get thicker just more leafy. all the birds like it especially hummingbirds .the scent from the flower is similar to night flowering jasmine though not as strong flowers are always open it maintains itself i have never watered it or pruned it... and i can't think of anything else ... thanks for the help

Topic by kirstie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Identify a Signet Ring? Answered

My grandmother gave me a signet ring a week ago, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the coat of arms on the front of the ring. I don't know what metal it is made from, and there is no visible hallmark that I can see...

Question by ObsidianBlush 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can anyone help identify two components? Answered

This board is from an old Barbie piano I'm fixing for my aunt. In order to further troubleshoot it I need to figure out what these are. They are indicated by the two arrows. Edit: Just wanted to add that I have attempted to google the codes on the two and it came up with nothing.

Question by Thoughtninja 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I need help identifying a bayonet I bought at a yard sale?

I bought this at a yard sale and I have no information on it. Any help would be appreciated. 

Question by colinmcbeath 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can someone identify this?

Can someone tell me what this thing is? Thanks in advance, Fried.

Topic by Fried Potatoes 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help identifying this tool? Answered

I have no idea what this tool is. I found it in my fathers shed. It's about 11 inch long and the smaller piece moves up and down the main shaft of the tool No one seems to know what it is.

Question by geoffers1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Impossible to identify microcontroller? Answered

So I took apart a remote control for a cheap helicopter. There is a 14 pin microcontroller on board. Unfortunately it looks like any other 14 pin IC out there and there are no markings on it. Is there anyway to identify possibilities. For example if I mapped where each pin goes on the PCB. Luke pin one goes to the LED's, pin 2 goes to the joystick, etc. Is there any way to "read" the chip to figure out what it might be?

Question by MDheliMech 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Can anyone identify these?

I'm curious what these might be.  I recently found them in my attic, 5-6 feet long, matching set of mirrored panels.  Seem more decorative than functional, very thin metal, and one of them has rusted clear through on one side.

Topic by yokozuna 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help identifying a transformer?

Hey I just moved my JVC JX-S700 into my new media center, and now it wont power up. Opened it up, and the transformer doesn't seem to be putting off any voltage on the output. I have approximately 1 ohm between the 3 outputs.  So I thought that was likely to be the issue, is there anything I should do to make sure that's the problem spot? Is there another fix for this besides replacing the transformer? And if I have to replace the transformer, can anyone help me identify it? Thanks Crew!

Question by Cold Shoulder Media 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Trying to identify this item?

Obviously I am new here if I posted in the wrong place please tell me where to post.    Is this a Farm implement, tool, heater. It is about 25" tall, with a 10" diameter. There is a closed bottom why it is raised off the ground i don't know. Rust area is from prior heat damage to the galvanized metal. It is too early to be a charcoal brick starter. I know it is not a chicken feeder. All answers will be appreciated.

Question by nero23 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


help identifying a part...

Hey! im trying to get myself more into electronics... and im starting to repair an old electric organ (i dont care if its not really worth repairing, im happy to do it for the sake of it) but i came across some big scary things! lol... i think they are mica capacitors, they are definately the right size and shape... but the whole thing is coloured with horizontal stripes (some sort of colour coding) but i can find no reference to this anywhere! please help me! if anyone wants i can sort out a photo for you ;) cheers

Topic by Quinns 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to identify a metal ?

Hi ! Into a terrain near a very old volcano and a river, my brother found fragments of obsidian of various sizes and colors. Some of them are "glued" to metallic stones, and some others contain marbles of metals ... He also found a heavy metallic rocks (encrusted with obsidian) who reacts with magnet, and an other light one (without obsidian) who does not react with magnet. Do you know a mean to identify those metals ? (I Googled but found nothing very useful so far) Or do you have a clue of what it could be ? #1 is a metallic rock encrusted with obsidian. It must be iron because it's heavy, the rust is red, and it reacts to magnet. #2 and #3 is obsidian with marble of metal who reacts to magnet. #4 is an unknown (metallic ?) rock. It is light (150 grams for 200 cm3 - 0.33 pounds for 12 cubic inches), of the color of silicon (or the graphite of paper pen !), does not react to magnet but is (electric) conductor with resistance near 0 ohm.

Topic by chooseausername 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Curious tools to identify.

Hi all. A few weeks ago I was visiting my cousin and we ended up going through a tool box full of things left to him by his father we came across two that we were at a loss to identify. The first is a brass cylindrical container about five inches long by 3/4" diameter with what I can only describe as a gouge attached to the inside of the screw down cap, it is blunt and shows no signs of ever having been sharpened so I'm fairly sure it wasn't meant for cutting. The second has a few clues of it's own with a manufacturer name and a part registration number, it also has what looks very much to me like a small cutting wheel similar to the kind you would find on a glass cutter, the small section with the words "British Made The Ideal" slides along the slot it sits in and the tip at that end is a sharp point. Any ideas folks? Thanks in advance. NG.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can anyone indentify this pick for me please and what it might be used for ..??

Antique pick head found near an old goldfield.

Question by Barnacles56 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What is this tool for?

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?   I came across it all rusted and thought it was some type of pliers or cutter. After I cleaned it up I could tell it was probably neither. What I thought was a plier jaw is actually one piece and does not close and what i thought maybe the cutting blade, actually had lines and numbers, like a ruler. The one small screw that the spring is attached to, will allow you to adjust how far the jaw/cutter will close and the other screw, when loosened a bit allows you to slide the little metal 'arm' in or out, like a measuring template. It has some fancy designs on the handles as you can see and the only marking says "Made in Western Germany".

Question by millsy22 5 years ago  |  last reply 27 days ago


Looking for someone to identify this object? Answered

Recieved this item as a challenge to figure out what it is. The drill bit in the picture comes out of the end of the tool and the tool itself has three adjustable jaws that are sharp at one end.  The only other interesting marking is the drill bit has a hole drilled in the end of it.

Question by chuds21 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help identify small IC chip

- Found in LED light assembly  - DIP package with 5 gull wing leads in the 1,2,3,4 & 6 positions, as referenced below 6____5____4 |                      | |__________| 1         2         3 - Top says "TF98" - Bottom says "S354" - Small, about 1mm X 2mm

Question by shuo888 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


can you help me identify this alternator? Answered

I just got this alternator from my grandpa and am going to use it in a generator I'm working on but I Don't know what kind it is. He told me its a one wire but it has some prongs on the top. Any information is helpful and help is greatly appreciated. Thanks       Harry

Question by harry88 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


how can I tell what kind of wood this is?

Question by psllvn802 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this tool??? Help??

Please help tell me what this is and what its for!?!?!?!?!

Topic by brian.leedy.5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Need help with unknown component

I'm having a little trouble figuring out what this little fellow is. I recently got a grab bag of components and so far only two have puzzled me, this is one. I'm really just not sure how to identify it so if someone would be kind enough to help out it would be greatly appreciated. markings: (symbol looks like ti maybe) 8432 el salvadore 660570 61047

Topic by chandlerman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What causes these strange characters �� to appear in a post? Answered

Ï¿½ï¿½ I hope they translate here so someone can translate the problem.  Thanks in advance!

Question by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 21 days ago


Alternator identification cross reference info

What make vehicle would my alternator fit? There is a sticker with the following information on it  palladium p8230-t any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help 

Question by MichaelS359 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Does anyone know this knife ? Answered

My brother just gave me this knife for my B'day. i would like to know where its from. The markings are very worn. It says on the right side of the blade "MO or MC-----" and more, but unreadable. The left says " P----", also unreadable. Here is a picture of both sides too. It looks like a Gurhka style knife. Its 14.5 " OA  and the blade is 9.75 ". Blade is 1/4 " thick. It has a full tang handle too. I thought it was a bayonet but it has no rifle barrel hole on top nor does it have any attachment point. Any help identifying this knife will be deeply appreciated! Thanks, Triumphman

Question by triumphman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


WHICH ONE? Answered

TODAY I GOT A CIRCUIT THAT'S A USB BLINKER CIRCUIT I FOUND THE TRANSISTORS ARE NAMED LIKE THIS " 2x NPN General Purpose Transistor (Q1, Q2) " I DON'T KNOW WHICH TRANSISTOR I WOULD USE TO MAKE THIS CAN ANYBODY ELABORATE??

Question by ubdussamad 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

Question by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Mystery (to me ;-) Succulent Identification: What is this? Answered

I bought this really interesting succulent(?) from a door-to-door plant salesman a week ago.   The pot is 5", so that gives you a size reference.  This strange-growing plant appears to have thorns, but the spikey protrusions are not hard or ouchie-sharp. Does anyone know what species it is?

Question by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Music Equipment- What IS this stuff?

This equipment belonged to my friend's late son who passed away unexpectedly.   I'm trying to help her sell it, but first I need to know what it is and if it has any value?   I trust the knowledge of this community and would appreciate any information/advice you can offer. TIA- Thanks in advance!

Topic by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Identification needed!

Hi there, I'm messing around with a cheap Chinese camera I got a while back and was looking to replace the rather poor camera with a nicer, clearer one. I'm a complete newbie at doing this as this is as far as I can get!! It seems there is a clip in camera for the circuit board but now I have no idea how to search for another compatible one to buy online. I've typed in 'camera circuit board replacement' and 'clip in camera part' etc. etc. but to no avail. Here are some also rather poor images of the camera in question but hopefully it's enough for someone to point me in the right direction of another replacement module that would snap in and work! Thanks! Josh

Topic by JoshingTalk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


need help identifying a plant

My mother recently received a plant that she could not identify if anyone can help out in finding out what kind of plant this is  thank you, fidgety 2

Topic by fidgety2 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help Identifying unknown Transformer

Hello I got this transformer from an old ups, there are four wires on the primary side black, blue, green , yellow and two on the secondary red and blue. This transformer used to charge 12v 7.5ah battery also converts it back to 220V in backup mode. Tried testing its output and got this (Mains 220V) Black to ground Blue to mains-> 7.9v on secondary Green->5.5v Yellow->6.5v Connecting Blue and Green to mains and it was a shot circuit and blown my fuse. I want to use this for making a decent power supply 12v+ output, is this possible? I also saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc4GZM-kFUY&hd;=1 The guy is using his ups transformer for generating hv to power cfl using tip122, i am not sure how to do this using my transformer. I need to make use of this transformer somehow, otherwise its just eating dust at my home.

Topic by Clarkdale44 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Does anyone Identify this IR Receiver Component?

I recently disassembled a stereo receiver (rx-4010r) and I found this ir receiver, and I would like to to control it with my arduino. Can anyone help me get the datasheet, or suggest what are the connections?Thanks, Ariel.

Topic by ArielE20 10 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Can anyone help me identify this plant, please? Answered

Found in my new Community Garden plot, among the weeds that had sprung up over the winter. I was going to pull it, but then it starting looking to me like it might be a desirable garden plant. A few clues:garden is in Seattle, WA; in a Temperate Rainforest climate.raised bed garden, filled with a none-too-rich commercial compost, built on top of native soil composed of equal parts clay & glacial till.this plant or its seed survived an unusually long hard freeze (for this area) this last winter, 12 days of temps ranging from 10-20 F.discoloration on leaves is probably Leaf Miner damage, of which our community gardens have a minor plague.just before deciding that it might not be a weed, I discovered that it has a thick white taproot that extends well below the 4 inches or so that I'd dug out.Thanks for any help you can offer.

Question by Gorfram 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Identifying plastic so I can weld a repair

I am repairing a broken wheel on a old lawnmower for which spares are not available. The hub (holding the roller bearing) has broken away from the rim and tyre. I've managed to weld the two parts back together using the hot air gun on my rework station but some small pieces are missing and I'd like to replace these and reinforce the welds by adding material.It is possible to buy rods of different plastics to carry out these repairs but I need a better understanding of the material I'm working with. It is an opaque white plastic with a greasy or soapy feel. It melts relatively easily (I used the heat gun at 180 degrees C) and bonds back to itself well. I suspect it is a polypropylene of some flavour - straight Polyprop, HDPE or LDPE.I don't have scrap material to test without removing some from the wheel. Any thoughts on what it is likely to be and do I have to know exactly which it is or will the different materials bond with each other?

Question by Henmarsh 7 months ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


What kind of Motor is this? Answered

I can't turn the gear by hand and i tried 9volts but nothing happen i forgot where i got it form but i just want to know what it do.?

Question by Kante Tech 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this weird reamer?

So I found this in the shop the other day. It looks like a normal reamer but it's not round. Four flutes extend to a larger diameter while four extend to a shorter diameter. The shorter flutes are sharpened just like the outer ones so they were clearly designed to cut something, even though they appear to have no clearance with which to do so. The tool has a keyed taper meaning it was intended for use in a heavy machine. The dimple in the tip of the tool does not go through the tool body.  Can anyone identify this weird tool? None of the professors or machinists I have shown it to have any idea what it is. 

Topic by ilpug 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What is this thing called? (3 leds with a diffuser)?

I acquired a bag of these a while ago, they had no markings and the bag was just a generic clear plastic one.  I've been taking out the leds to use on various other projects, but I found a decent use for them as is, and wanted to know if there's a specific name for them, if I need to go and buy some.  

Question by chrispaccord 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Ok, certainly someone can tell me what THIS bug is? Answered

 I was wiring up some stuff behind my door, and found yet ANOTHER bug. Now I know I asked before and no one could really tell me what it was, but this is a completely different bug than the first one, and yet I have no idea what it is. I have one REALLY clear picture here, surely someone can tell me?!?

Question by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Looking for Info On These CNC Motors For Replacement

I purchased a surplus 2-axis CNC machine with built by Yamaha. I hoped to rebuild it into a new machine for myself, but it ended up requiring 200 volts AC for the controller and motors, which I don't have access to. I sold off the controller already. I don't know too much about professional CNC macahines, hoping someone has some input. I am hoping to replace the motors with ones in the same form-factor that run on DC or 120v AC(if such thing exists), preferably stepper type. I do not know what form-factor/package/mounting style to look for, or even if any are available with the power requirements I want.  Motors are the same for both axis and are part#: TS2620N664E122, attached are some pictures. Thanks,

Topic by ChromationSystems 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help me identify this spider?

OK so, tonight I was getting out of the shower when I saw what looked like a little bit of red string dangling in the air. I inspected closer and found out it was some kind of spider! It kinda just dangled there on what seemed like one thread of web from the ceiling about 1-2 feet from the floor. After blowing on it to conjure some sort of reaction, nothing happened. It just slowly swung without moving. So seeing as it was dead, I grabbed the stand of web a small distance ahead of it and dropped it into the sink. As soon as it touched the sink, it sprang to life being the sissy I am I filled the sink with water and let it be sucked into its watery grave. Here's my description, I'll post pics tomorrow. It was a deep red color, I'd say almost burgundy. I found it in my bathroom in Phoenix, Arizona As for it's size, I'd say it was relatively small, maybe the size of a nickel at the largest. Remembering back from learning about insects in fourth grade, because it was a reddish color I deducted it could be venomous, but I doubt it.

Question by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


identifying unknown electronic component? Answered

Could anyone tell me what the red electronic component might be?

Question by nfarrow 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago