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by Elminster
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: The Master List for New Retro Hardware
Replies: 122
Views: 49412

Re: The Master List for New Retro Hardware

Looks neater than my piggybacked chips on the B+. Yes, this is the right place, and indeed is much easier when people tell me than me coming across them. Will add as soon as I get 5 mins.
by Elminster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have this computer desk?
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Does anyone have this computer desk?

Wish you'd replied sooner... my mate cut one up in December. Mentioned you were interested but I said i hadn't got a reply. Oh dear. Reminds me, what is the importance of that particular desk? As I said had one some time ago as well but no more, and while it was okay, there are better desks about. ...
by Elminster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have this computer desk?
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Does anyone have this computer desk?

Wish you'd replied sooner... my mate cut one up in December. Mentioned you were interested but I said i hadn't got a reply. Oh dear. Reminds me, what is the importance of that particular desk? As I said had one some time ago as well but no more, and while it was okay, there are better desks about. ...
by Elminster
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Electron GoSDC 3d Printed Case
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Electron GoSDC 3d Printed Case

Yes it would be easier in blender (well if you know blender), as once saved out as Stl it is all triangles. But it took me about 6 months to get good enough in blender to do anything.

I would have had a look but my time in real life is limited.
by Elminster
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: Apple goes ARM
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: Apple goes ARM

I think if it had a 32Gb memory option (what my old iMac and Linux machine currently have, as 16 became to small 4 years ago) and it still had the 10GB Ethernet port (for NAS reasons) that the intel mini had I probably would less ‘wait and see’. Also it doesn’t support egpus currently, although sinc...
by Elminster
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Apple goes ARM
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: Apple goes ARM

I have completed my migration to Ubuntu now (AMD Ryzen 5900x powered) , donated my x86 iMac to my daughter. But I have been watching the reviews to see whether to go M1. Lots of rumours that the first gen Mac mini m1 won’t be around for long and with be replaced with something better. A get the ball...
by Elminster
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: general
Topic: Electron GoSDC 3d Printed Case
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Electron GoSDC 3d Printed Case

What software were you planning to use to change it with? Unless you are going to use Blender then stl is the source for the cartridge case. I usually use the stl at the source any way as not many people use blender for 3D designs. I would have use the original STL, imported to blender and then save...
by Elminster
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: general
Topic: Apple goes ARM
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: Apple goes ARM

Having been an Mac User for about 12 years and loved it I think my issue has become the unupgradableness (possibly not a word). So the new Mac mini, while it looks good the cost of the memory and storage is pretty outrageous and can’t be changed without a soldering iron. Like a lot of people I used ...
by Elminster
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Mine arrived this morning, but like my first 3D printer I shall probably not get around to using it for a while. Probably leave it till Christmas, as busy in other stuff at the moment. Which discord, I belong to the marlin from playing with Huxley, or do you mean a specific credulity community disco...
by Elminster
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Missed this update. Forget which batch, but it is in Germany now, so should find out about custom etc. Soon. I couldn’t be bother mucky about with usb so I just got one of the dongles that doesn’t pass the +5v I was just going to put the community Marlin 2 firmware on, change the switch if it looked...
by Elminster
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: The Master List for New Retro Hardware
Replies: 122
Views: 49412

Re: The Master List for New Retro Hardware

No problem, there are a few recent products that need adding, hopefully will add those in the next few weeks.
by Elminster
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...

I'm on with that! I'm taking a KiCAD DXF into AutoCAD today to sort out the board outlines and hole placements. I'll be just modifying one of my existing cartridge cases so I'll post files, for folk to try, as and when they're available. Reuse is the name of the game. I am all cased our doing cases...
by Elminster
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

jonb wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:03 am
I got a tracking number this morning..
Ditto
by Elminster
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

It is when you add the web cam and add lots of plugins the 2b becomes an issue. That is why the minimum recommend pi by octopi the is now a 3b. Huh, who knew. I've been running that 2B since 2016 with the camera and a non-trivial number of plugins (16) and never once has it stuttered. I find gcode ...
by Elminster
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Luckily I haven’t moved. Another Ordering via China gotcha.
by Elminster
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 62
Views: 4303

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

If it turns out the cartridge also works with the master then I would be interested in a spot on the second batch (or later batch, in no particular hurry). Unlikely to use it much on my Electron as both slots always full with Ap5/6 and Pegasus, plus various companies issues mentioned, but master I a...
by Elminster
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...

This is really great. Amazing =D> =D> =D> But I doubt that it is cheap when you have to use a Beeb housing for it :lol: Can you post some more information like the measurements of the pieces. I'd like to build one in plexiglass. Also if the measurements etc. Are available then someone can knock up ...
by Elminster
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

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. No that isn’t quite right. 4gb is fine. There are many people running on 4Gb. It is the 8gb that has the issue as it runs a slig...
by Elminster
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

I've sliced and streamed from a 2B quite well for some years. I no longer slice on the Raspberry Pi: it was fast enough, but changing print settings was fiddly. Also, compiling cura-steamengine or slic3r was annoying. Both Cura and Slic3r desktops have a "Slice to OctoPrint" options that ...
by Elminster
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

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 ...
by Elminster
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

jonb wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Well.... we're going to find out soon enough. :lol:
Is you number on last batch to ship? Mine was. Should arrive from boat in 4-6 weeks. So mid to end of Oct.
by Elminster
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

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. Not really sure I unders...
by Elminster
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

ABL Mesh is saved under certain conditions... oh, OK: https://www.reddit.com/r/cr6/wiki/leveling#wiki_save_the_abl_mesh_to_eeprom That is the standard way to do it. I am guessing people new to bed levelling were expecting it to do it automatically. So more of an enhancement request than an issue by...
by Elminster
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?

Speaking of solder, my current 3D printing project is a fume extractor... Fans and shrouds are definitely something you get a lot of experience of with 3D printing .... or gaming PCs. I must admit swapping fan out of my noisy dune extractor for something quieter has been on my list for a long time.
by Elminster
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Chesterfield
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: Hello from Chesterfield

Welcome defector from my woods.
by Elminster
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Sounds like a bug or oversight if m500 not working (or was done to stop people messing up the settings), as that would mean nothing you change will ‘stick’. One assumes that is why bedlevelling is not getting saved. Z probe height being another one that would probably vary from printer to printer (a...
by Elminster
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?

I only used leaded for repairing retro machines, I have used unleaded for everything else for a decade. As long as you get it right first time it is not an issue ..... :) I can see why people use leaded for prototyping. I usually use the more expensive branded unleaded Stuff as some of the cheaper s...
by Elminster
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Auto levelling mesh not saved between power cycles
Doesnt the CR6 bed level on each print anyway? And unless they have butchered Marlin you could quickly manually save it with an M500.

So not sure that is much of an issue.
by Elminster
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

Yes, I know it's a hobbyist 3D printer and some amount of tinkering is to be expected, but bear in mind it was marketed as a plug and play proposition, with the only assembly required being that of attaching the gantry to the base. So I begin to be concerned (for the quality of the printer when it ...
by Elminster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 235
Views: 14730

Re: 3D printing advice

I have the official and unofficial Facebook and Reddit groups, but I only scan the headlines to see if anything I need to know. I don’t often get involved in the conversations. At least not until printer actually turns up.

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