[access-uk] Re: v.i. woodworkers - was Talking Tape Measure

Hi David

I belong to a mailing list called Blind Handy man, which gives hints and tips on all kinds of areas associated with D I Y, including woodworking.

To find out how to join etc, send a blank email to

blindhandyman-help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Regards
Darren.


----- Original Message ----- From: "David W Wood" <g3yxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: [access-uk] v.i. woodworkers - was Talking Tape Measure


Hi all:

This thread has prompted me to wonder if anyone has set up a list for V.I.
people who wood work?

David



-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Darren Brewer
Sent: 22 October 2007 16:29
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Talking Tape Measure

Hi

I'm glad to hear there is finally an alternative to the cobolt talking tape
measure.  Ever since I started making furniture in my workshop I've had a
digital tape.  The first one was made by bosch and had an LCD display which
was just about readable. The great thing about it was that it only needed an

AA battery to function.  Unfortunately it broke and when I replaced it,
bosch had changed the design slightly and the LCD was too faint to read.
Ever since then I've had a cobolt measure, but as Jackie has pointed out
there are a few annoying things about it, primarily it speaking every time
you move the tape and the fact that the battery compartment is only just
about big enough for the PP3 to fit properly.  Still I can't complain too
much as it's quite a hardy device, having been dropped on many occasions and

covered in sawdust.

I am seriously thinking of getting a new one and this sounds like just the
ticket.

Darren.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:52 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Talking Tape Measure


Right you asked, you shall know (big smile.)

Firstly, the voice isn't so bloody intrusive and loud as the Cobolt man.
It gives me a headache whenever we want to use the Cobolt device, and
can't stop the man from saying "including case not including case" every
time you breathe on it.

Seriously though, the verbosity of the voice when you pull the tape out
isn't so excessive on the Caretec measure.  Every time the tape moves on
the Cobolt machine, you get a reading, even when you slightly fluctuate it

to get an accurate measurement.

The other thing with the Caretec machine is that it fits in the pouch much

easier.  The Cobolt unit can turn itself on if you wrestle with putting it

back in the pouch, causing him to get all excited again.

I know they are probably silly things, but I can remember using the Cobolt

fellow when we were measuring curtains before moving to our flat two years

ago.  The place was empty so he really made a lot of noise while Ian was
up the ladders.  I couldn't stand it so I went out for a walk until he was

finished.  We didn't have the Caretec device then, or it would have been
much more palatable on the ears!!

But they are both pretty accurate in terms of their functionality.

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:42 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Talking Tape Measure


Come on, Jackie, don't stop there ...

Why is it better?

<Smiles>

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Carol
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:33 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Talking Tape Measure


Ian, If my memory serves me right it's about the same price as the
Cobolt one, but it's better for a few reasons.

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ian Macrae" <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:28 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: First impressions of the Colorino


How much for the tape measure Jacky?


Ian Macrae
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf

Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: 17 October 2007 19:34
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: First impressions of the Colorino

Well Ian thinks this discovery with the light probe is really
interesting Andy.

I bought mine from the address you posted for Debbie, but I got a phone
number and rang my order.  They also do a good alternative talking
tape-measure to the Cobolt one in case anybody is interested.  It is
also very good.

Jackie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:17 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: First impressions of the Colorino


For me, if it is held directly under a ceiling light, it makes the same
high
pitched sound it does for natural light -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 6:58 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: First impressions of the Colorino


| Now you've done it Steve.  Ian is running about with the Colorino
testing
| natural and artificial light (smile.)  Very clever that.  I never
knew
you
| could do that with it as I don't use the light probe bit of it much.
|
| Jackie
| ----- Original Message ----- | From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:55 PM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: First impressions of the Colorino
|
|
| Hi Andy,
|
| Not only that, but the light probe can tell you whether it is natural

or
| artificial light.  If you hear a buzzing kind of sound in the note,
then
the
| light is artificial, but if it is a pure note, then the light is
natural.
| To hear the difference, first turn on a light, and measure, then turn
off
| all lights, and point at a window in the daylight, and you will hear
the
| difference.  That is the most advanced light probe I have seen.
|
| All the best
|
| Steve
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of
| Andy Collins
| Sent: 17 October 2007 17:06
| To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| Subject: [access-uk] First impressions of the Colorino
|
| Hi all -
|
| Got my Colorino colour identifyer today, and my first impressions are
that
| it scores well over the Cobolt equivalent. It is also much smaller,
and
much
| better built, and the light probe is much more useful too as it
actually
| pinpoints the direction of the light source.
|
| I haven't had any sighted clarification yet, but where I am able to
say
with
| some certainty, it is more accurate in colour detection than the
Cobolt;
it
| is also a bit more expensive at £73.48 [including p&p]
|
| What I am wondering is how to recalerbrate it and to change the
volume,
| there doesn't seem a way to do this? There also doesn't appear to be
an
| off-on switch.
|
| The Colorino comes in a rather odd zip-book type pouch.
|
| Anyway, all in all, a good buy I think -
|
| Andy
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