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by jonb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

I got a tracking number this morning..
by jonb
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Thanks! I'll save a few bob then! Meanwhile the Creality circus rolls on. Latest communique is about how they cannot change addresses if people move house because all the printers are sent. Advises you to get in touch with local couriers. However, it's well known that they do not give tracking numbe...
by jonb
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Or a 4B with at leat 4 gigs of RAM..? I did read that Octoprint isn't ready for it but I know one guy has it running. Only problem with that is the extra fan. More noise.
by jonb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Yes.. so I will have to get a bit more serious about 3D modelling and slicing. I'm thinking Octopi, too (which is already setup on a Pi 2B I have lying around, but it looks a wee bit sluggish). Must make up that data only USB cable, too. I bought a couple of spare power switches from eBay and will r...
by jonb
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Well it has a workaround, but I would have expected it to function properly, or at least some guidance from Creality regarding the SD card and EEPROM.DAT file. Is this due to there not being anywhere on the board to store it, or has Creality been lazy? I suspect the former. Meanwhile.. they have fin...
by jonb
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

ABL Mesh is saved under certain conditions... oh, OK: https://www.reddit.com/r/cr6/wiki/level ... _to_eeprom
by jonb
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Well.... we're going to find out soon enough. :lol:
by jonb
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

I am not sure if M500 works on the CR6. “Save to EEPROM” feature is not implemented, but it does create a file on the SD card called EEPROM.DAT (which does not contain the mesh vales, apparently). It doesn’t level before each print. Levelling is initiated manually from the touchscreen. There may be ...
by jonb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

As the conversations are mostly American backers whining incessantly about delivery or issues or "Creality lied to us" or some other BS, I think you are right to lurk. Someone tried to start a Wiki page on Reddit which might have been useful only it has pretty much zero content. I only look at Reddi...
by jonb
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

True dat (as the yoof used to say).

One more thing that bugs me - the discussion is mostly on Facebook groups. Horrible way to run a forum, and I have no FB login (ditched them a couple of years ago, haven't looked back until now). Thus, I am reduced to lurking for the time being.
by jonb
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

All true. Regarding the "later machines will have better QA" point, generally I agree with it, but there is some suspicion that KS machines are all made now (what's the weekly rate? 5000 machines?) and the only ones not shipped are those with add-ons. Heck, they are probably on the boat to the Europ...
by jonb
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Ah yes, here it is: https://www.reddit.com/r/CR6/comments/i ... octoprint/

Perhaps a specially modified cable between the CR6 and Pi that doesn't connect the +5v line is in order.
by jonb
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Yeah... By the time it arrives I will have lost interest. Kickstarter comments page is on fire at the moment. They are shipping to sales partners before all the KS backer orders are fulfilled! Allegedly. And offering their new wifi box for $1 as an add-on. But not to us. Then there are the product i...
by jonb
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5956
Views: 587765

Re: Today I received.....

It's more satisfying repairing it yourself. Cheaper too.

:D
by jonb
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5956
Views: 587765

Re: Today I received.....

Nice pizza box Stephen! They do come up occasionally for reasonable prices. I scored an IPX with keyboard and Sun monitor for postage as the owner was moving house and wanted rid. It's ex Bath Uni Maths department. Just needed a battery hack for the NVROM and it's a good 'un. I was given an UltraSpa...
by jonb
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Oric-1 volume levels
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Oric-1 volume levels

No volume control on the board I'm afraid. Stick a piece of card under it..
by jonb
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

I've got so low on good filament I had to resort to ABS today - blecch. Is there still a shortage in the market of good quality filament at the moment? I know that all the amateur PPE makers had a big effect, but I'd hoped demand would have fallen back by now. If there is still a problem getting th...
by jonb
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

That sounds promising.. (the filament, not the shipping)
by jonb
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

All the units shipped so far are those where backers did not order extras. I do not think any units with extras have been sent to anyone yet. Pity they didn’t say that when they offered the extras.. in general the comms from Creality have been pretty awful. Sigh. I’ll consider it a win if I get it b...
by jonb
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Indeed - and if you ordered extra parts and such via PledgeBox, you are at the back of the queue. The shipments to date have been printer only orders, to the US only. The reasons for this are known now, but the beef I have with Creality is that they did not tell backers up front. On the other hand, ...
by jonb
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: 5.25 floppies
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: 5.25 floppies

Define “reasonable price”.. :)
by jonb
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Printing on Thingiverse
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: Printing on Thingiverse

Looks good Duncan, but I can only see the front edge.

What are the tops like? 😉
by jonb
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: CP/M PIP Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: CP/M PIP Issue

G>PIP A:=FILEA.CBL{G2}

Should be:

G>PIP A:=FILEA.CBL[G2]

That is, square brackets around the G2 argument.

Assuming your file FILEA.CBL is in user area 2 on the currently logged disk, it should work. If not, get another copy of PIP.
by jonb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

I assume you have seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwN4gL-my4w

What do you think? I'm very impressed with the print quality he got.
by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2877
Views: 333626

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Ah right, cheers Mark.
by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

You have been busy! Must have been a lot of fun. I suppose that the Huxley is pretty floppy with all that threaded rod in the frame, even with those neat little braces you designed. It might benefit from triangulation on the sides, starting from the top of the frame, going to the desk level. Of cour...
by jonb
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2877
Views: 333626

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Regarding the Torch Z80 co-pros, I don't see a power connector. Does it get power from the Tube?
by jonb
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Bit of a mad professor special, that one... liking the Kawasaki colour scheme!

I bet it prints better than the CR6. Are you sure you want one? :lol:
by jonb
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

Shipping kills it a little, unless you buy lots of it. Not sure about the orange colour either!

Is the Amazon Basic stuff any good though?
by jonb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 229
Views: 9068

Re: 3D printing advice

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