'Messaging Spin Top' aka 'The Spinner'

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'Messaging Spin Top' aka 'The Spinner'

Postby zen » Thu May 28, 2015 2:59 pm

I purchased 'The Spinner' in the recent Elektor Sale, assuming it to be the 'Messaging Spin Top ' featured in Dec 2008. Upon receiving it I found there were significant differences. There is only one battery and one inductor as opposed to the original having two of each. It also has a sounder which the original didn't. Most importantly the DIL switch is 4-way rather than 2-way .I cannot get this device working (battery checked o.k.). I contacted Elektor to ask for confirmation that it was shipped as programmed , tested and fully functioning. I also asked for the user instructions and the schematic diagram. The rather unhelpful reply was that 'The Spinner' was only meant for the Dutch market. Without the instructions, I don't know if have failed to follow the correct procedure to get it functioning or if it is faulty. Any help from fellow members would be greatly appreciated. Zen.
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Re: 'Messaging Spin Top' aka 'The Spinner'

Postby Elektor Editor » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:49 am

The SPINNER publication was in Dutch only and is not available in English. SPINNER product erroneously advertised on Elektor's English Store website. OP has been advised of options by email.
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