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penguinman

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Something else again: SPI MX 3
« on: April 01, 2012, 23:18 »
This is an Australian detector,..



It works everywhere (mineralized magnetic ground, black sand, salt water, turf)
It runs so quiet at the beach you will think it is turned off.
AND it uses a mono coil.






Linkback: http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=10310.0

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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 23:41 »
It would have been nice to be able to hear what noises the unit was making. Plenty of speaker/headphone combo's around. I know you don't normally want others hearing your noises but for the video it would have been better. I guess this unit comes up against the Ace and 305.
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 23:46 »
It would have been nice to be able to hear what noises the unit was making. Plenty of speaker/headphone combo's around. I know you don't normally want others hearing your noises but for the video it would have been better. I guess this unit comes up against the Ace and 305.
    HI RWORK,  have,nt heard of them, made in aust. - that,s a good thing. entry  to medium level hey?  it would be interesting to find out more about these. cheers. 8)
 
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:48 »
I watched that video when they posted it and got kind of interested but it isn't a user assembled kit - your sig says you have a homemade SPi-MX, so did you build it yourself?

I ended up ordering a Surf Pi 1.2 board from the UK, hopefully it'll be here eventually :) I have a couple of swimming areas that could do with a detector I won't mind submerging!

For $300 though I can see it being popular. Can't see it being made in Australia for that sort of money though.
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 23:23 »
Hi Ben,

I'm interested to know what you found the nugget with, and the Surf-PI performance.

I built mine because I designed the machine. It was originally intended as a kit  (spiMX-2). but now it is a product (spiMX-3).
My opinion is biased, so It is just a matter of other people reviewing it for themselves. The guys on the clip have done a lot of detecting with many different machines.

It can't use other coils, only coils specially made for it.

I think it would be nice to hear the sounds on clips too..




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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 22:48 »
Hi Penguinman, any photos you may be able to post here please???

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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 21:10 »
Ok Here are some pics... The coil connector is 4 pins at the bottom. The battery is external SLA (gellcell) 12V.

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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 11:59 »
Is this the pcb kit you are using.Is this pcb available as shown?
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 22:15 »
That pic is of the older SPI_MX2
SPI-MX3 is very different, and the PCB/circuit is not separately available unfortunately


Is this the pcb kit you are using.Is this pcb available as shown?
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 11:53 »
Congratulations on your detector!
Good to see  people trying to bring more affordable  detectors to market!
I have added the links to this  forum and your videos to my forum.
You are most welcome to join it and discuss your  detector further if you so wish.
http://australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum.com/general-chat-and-discussion-forum/new-pulse-induction-pi-detector/msg20943/?topicseen#msg20943
http://australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum.com/index.php
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 23:31 »
Saw this ad (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/perth-region/miscellaneous-goods/2-metal-gold-detectors-1-vlf-1-pi-300-for-both-/1024497282) which mentioned the SPI MX3. A search lead to this thread, so where did the SPI MX3 end up, was it successful and is it still available?
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Re: Something else again: SPI MX 3
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2013, 09:47 »
Hi Ben,

I built mine because I designed the machine. It was originally intended as a kit  (spiMX-2). but now it is a product (spiMX-3).





Have bumped into penginman a couple of times down at the beach, using his home made machine....a great guy, very friendly,...the machine he has made obviously works...so full credit to him! 8)..As he has commented, ...it is difficult to produce and manufacture a detector that competes with the big companies....

If I was into an all metal PI machine, I would definitely check out what penguinman has put together... :)

(by the way penguinman, the video link you posted is no longer working)

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