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by jonb
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 11901

Re: 3D printing advice

Mine has left customs and is in the UPS system - found out this morning by checking the tracking site. It's in the "presumed missing" Sept 9th batch, so I guess it's "presumed found" now. I'd check the USB port for shorts before plugging anything into it. There's at least one report of it burning ou...
by jonb
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 45
Views: 1353

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

The 400 seems to be deliberately marketed as a low-cost computer, presumably that's why they went for the 4 gig instead of 8, and may not produce an 8 gig version because if they do, similar to the BBC B and A or Spectrum 48k and 16k, people will develop for the higher spec machine making the lower...
by jonb
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Atom on Ebay

What's with the poxy little spacebar and wooden surround?
by jonb
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Raspberry Pi 400
Replies: 45
Views: 1353

Re: Raspberry Pi 400

I think a Pi4 8GB in the new Argon M.2 case, with 500GB M.2 SSD module fitted. Full sized HDMIs and a proper (albeit external) keyboard. Whoosh.
by jonb
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 11901

Re: 3D printing advice

The CR6 does the same. Screen starts flickering.

I appreciate this is a different problem to the short circuit that fries the printer mainboard and (reportedly) any connected device (PC or RPi).
by jonb
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 11901

Re: 3D printing advice

Elminster.. are you in the 19th Sept batch? As you know there have been no shipping updates but I've read that some people from this batch have their printers. Now, some EU backers are getting hit with duties, though I think their printers were airfreighted. Creality stated they would refund these c...
by jonb
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3016
Views: 357095

Re: LOLPRICE

They do go for good money, generally speaking..
by jonb
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Wanted: Superbrain case
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Wanted: Superbrain case

Nah, that's only "New" - this is "Super"!
by jonb
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Wanted: Superbrain case
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Wanted: Superbrain case

The intro sequence to Have I got News For You...
by jonb
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Wanted: Superbrain case
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Wanted: Superbrain case

<chuckle>

Actually looks like this:
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by jonb
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Wanted: Superbrain case
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Wanted: Superbrain case

Hi Long shot but does anyone have a Superbrain case lying around? For my SB II main board. Condition is not important as long as it is repairable. I'm in the UK but could pay US shipping at a pinch. I know, I know, long shot in the dark with a blindfold on whilst wearing oven gloves! :lol: Thanks JonB
by jonb
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Looking for some Z80 CPUs
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Looking for some Z80 CPUs

Hi

Has anyone got any Z80 CPUs kicking about that they don't want? Superbrain II had a wobble and blew its brain out. All my fault for fitting the PSU connector back to front... #-o

Cheers
JonB
by jonb
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: [ALL GONE] Bit box stuff - cheap or free
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Bit box stuff - cheap or free

Would definitely like the PSU and recap kit.. and the Ifel/TurboSSD. PM sent.
by jonb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 235
Views: 11901

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: 6048
Views: 637259

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: 6048
Views: 637259

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: 263

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: 235
Views: 11901

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...

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