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by Elminster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Hi from Devon

Welcometo the Forum. Exploding capacitors had to be experience at least once I guess. Although other occupiers of house may not agree.
by Elminster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI 7_7
Replies: 232
Views: 11975

Re: BeebSCSI 7_7

Yes, there is a new design on github. The case is better looking and also slides together (doesn't need screws like the old one). You can print it in both single and multimaterial. It is designed for a right-angle connector though. The OpenSCAD source code is GPLv3; so you can clone it, play with i...
by Elminster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI 7_7
Replies: 232
Views: 11975

Re: BeebSCSI 7_7

I've now added a 3D printable case for the BeebSCSI board to the Github (both OpenSCAD and STL files are available). The case is completely reconfigurable in openSCAD (you can change the size, ports and decoration): 1.jpg Note that the BeebSCSI board requires all connectors to be right-angle (excep...
by Elminster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 138
Views: 9775

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

I think I asked this already but can’t find where I asked. Was a 3D printable case ever designed for this board? Now I have the Huxley modded up I am actually printing useful stuff. Or is this a design in 3D package of your choice task?
by Elminster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BeebEm Mac - Info
Replies: 162
Views: 11191

Re: BeebEm Mac - Info

Good work.

I hope you hang around to convert it to ARM in a few years.
by Elminster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Apple goes ARM
Replies: 31
Views: 1113

Re: Apple goes ARM

True. Although the other issue of course is apart from memory on iMac it is just about impossible to change unless you buy the the £5k pro.
by Elminster
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Apple goes ARM
Replies: 31
Views: 1113

Re: Apple goes ARM

I expect they will just do the low end stuff and see how it goes. I switched to Mac over 10 years ago, I had spent several years previously trying to make a Linux desktop work (I don’t like windows, but the rest of the world does). Linux desktops and applications have come a long way since, I am won...
by Elminster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

You're not alone in not liking Cura's interface. It was simple and clear in Cura 1.5, but in the 2.0 release and later it went all funny. Ah not just me then. I am liking Prusaslicer and Ideamaker. Kiss 2 alpha I have now look at and still has the unreadable font on Linux, which is a shame as the g...
by Elminster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

I have tried to not change the external dimensions. While I have pushed out the vertices they are now line with the x carriage so the actual width hasn’t change. It is a little higher, with those little motor risers, but other than that I haven’t changed the dimensions. The braces are someone else’s...
by Elminster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

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: The story behind the mad colour was it was the only colour ABS I could get in a reasonably time frame at the time. In my younger years I had a black a...
by Elminster
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

As promised post of a upgraded Huxley. Stock photo of before as I don't really have a good one I took. https://reprap.org/mediawiki/images/7/75/Reprappro-huxley.jpg And it now looks like IMG_0517.JPEG IMG_0516.JPEG You can see the part quality change as the parts are printed as the printer improved,...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 97470

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:43 pm
I don't normally post my 3d work here.
But it is such a special occasion in the the world tomorrow.
I called this 'Om'
Impressive. As I am doing a Blender binge at the moment, I dont have anything as good as that.

I saw the rerun of your Abug art class, very interesting.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Ethernet upgrade for the Master series
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Ethernet upgrade for the Master series

awilliams wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am
There are serial to ethernet or wifi devices that might be the easy way to do this.
Yes there are many such devices, just have a look at hardware list in my signature. But if you want to use the Ethernet port on a master .........
by Elminster
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Luckily my mum is making me a washable face mask.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Main issue will Amazon Filament is that stock seems to be limtied to black, white or grey at the moment, I guess it is still shifting quickly. Also what I tend to do it look on manufacturers website, find what I want and then look on Amazon as I find the search engine, for things like filament is ve...
by Elminster
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Postage is okay if pay once and buy several reels. Other wise would be more expensive than amazon basics, but no more expensive than other brands on amazon. It seem interesting because they have a lot of colours and they actually have stock. Managed to get my psu fan to come on with 4 hours of ABS p...
by Elminster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Voron 2.4 is what all the cool kids are building these days. It is a core XY machine. Edit: The Prusa filament looks really good value. If you don't mind orange it is same price as Amazon Basic. Although that does not include postage. Depends if you pay postage once, if you can get several reels shi...
by Elminster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Yes I wouldn’t have pledge that much on Kickstarter if it wasn’t obvious it was a marketing stunt. Bondtech is well powerful, reel got jammed, it pulled over the solid oak two reel spool holder I made, freeing up the jam, carried on printing and didn’t skip a step that I could see/hear. Next we shou...
by Elminster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Start shipping in July to one person who works at Creality maybe, but I think I have a shipping date of October on my survey form. My psu is 380 (not 360 as I said) and it is smaller than the Meanwell, so I don’t think swapout is an issue, The (filament) extruder was a pain in the ender3 by all acco...
by Elminster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Ethernet upgrade for the Master series
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Ethernet upgrade for the Master series

I am still starved of time for finishing the telnet client, got distracted first by FPGAs and then by 3D printers ...... and now playing with octoprint python plugins ....
by Elminster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

jonb wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:32 pm
I just watched this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvxljVfQPUI

The print quality he got was amazing.
Interestingly he also said all the noise is coming from the bottom, so either psu or electronics fan.

Prints looked good, not sure what make the filament was
by Elminster
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

It's not that Meanwell PSUs are quiet: it's that they've got at least a nod towards electrical safety. Some of the others, random shorts and overheating is the order of the day. You had to be there. There was a big noise that Creality might use another PSU (the preproduction has a meanwell) as thou...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Did you watch CNC Kitchens preview ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4NmVe8hCZU

He is the second person to complain about the loudness of the fan in the mean power supply, which is quite ironic considering the fuss people made about keeping it.
by Elminster
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

All the review of preproduction unit

https://all3dp.com/1/creality-cr-6-se-r ... ter-specs/

Has the loudest thing on the printer as the cooling fan in the power supply.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

The short answer is there is no one stop answe/silver bullet. PLA is easier to print, and in fact is probably stronger in many ways to ABS, PETG but unfortunately melts easily. Poly Card, Nylon etc are stronger but hard to print (or so they say). ABS tends to warp. PETG is horrible if it goes wrong ...
by Elminster
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Coming back to the dB of the CR6, I think you said they were quoting 40dB, that seems pretty unachievable, as that is pretty much background noise. By various hardware swapouts I have got the dB of the Huxley when running around 50m/s down from 56dB to 46dB (although when it is going over 80m/s it g...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

So you are not just streets ahead of me, you are in a different country! I am thinking that I should stick with PET for now; though I will soon be after something a bit more temperature resistant. You know a PET object will melt in the sun... especially in the car. However I can learn the ropes wit...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Flexible build plates are officially amazing. So the first thing I will do with the CR6 is dump the glass and put on the flexiplate, assuming the one Creality send is a good as the one I know have on the Huxley replacing the Kypton Tape. Also has the new 24v heating pad fitted gets to 100c for ABS i...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Improved things abit since above picture with some slicer and mechanical tweaks. Z was skewed 1mm, fixing this meant I had to reduce tension on belt, and caused z probe offset to change 0.3. But all of that along with using bltouch mesh output to mechanically level bed to nozzle as well, means I can...
by Elminster
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing advice
Replies: 173
Views: 4011

Re: 3D printing advice

Gosh, you have been busy. What is the effect on printing quality? Could you post a few pictures of your prints? Finally got round to it. This one only just fits on build plate, 93mm tall, when have max Z of 95mm. Took 5 hours on Huxley, not perfect but seen worse on the interweb (quick scrap with a...

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