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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41150 on: October 13, 2019, 09:25:08 pm »
Looks like Prusa just released a more affordable printer. Still more expensive than the Chinese options but definitely something to keep an eye on.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41151 on: October 13, 2019, 09:39:38 pm »
More expensive and considerably less rigid looking than something half the price.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41152 on: October 13, 2019, 09:42:55 pm »
More expensive and considerably less rigid looking than something half the price.
Killer support though. Prusa has earned its good reputation for sure.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41153 on: October 13, 2019, 09:49:12 pm »
Yeah very true. I’m not bothered about support myself but if I was a business user I’d jump on it right away.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41154 on: October 13, 2019, 09:53:37 pm »
To the other 3D printer noobs here. Things I've learnt in the last 72 hours:

1 - Ender 3 owners: Self-sticking surface is a lie. Coat the surface with hair spray or "3D printer sticky whatever", unless the model has a sufficient lower surface, the model will start wandering.
3 - Again for Ender 3 owners (and possibly others): Just because the bed was level 2 hours ago, before the last print, doesn't mean that it's still level. Check it between every print.
3 - Model creation: The learning curve for Blender is slightly higher than FreeCAD, but you'll soon approach the limits of what FreeCAD can do, whereas Blender can create whatever you want. If everything you are making is a variation of a cube then FreeCAD is fine, but if your model requires curves, spheres or complex surfaces, then Blender is your friend. Take the time to learn it.

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Blender isn't really designed to work with solids or accurate dimensions. That's what CAD applications like Solidworks and Inventor are for. Though both program groups have their strengths and weaknesses.

No neither of them are, but for "real" design there really isn't any freeware solution that comes close to AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41155 on: October 13, 2019, 10:28:34 pm »
Great Escape update no 10:

Having a good old-fashioned wonder-white-bred dinner at a Bob Evans just outside of Columbus, OH.

Then off to Cleveland. 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41156 on: October 13, 2019, 11:01:32 pm »
Great Escape update no 10:

Having a good old-fashioned wonder-white-bred dinner at a Bob Evans just outside of Columbus, OH.

Then off to Cleveland. 

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For US roads and drivers, that is good progress.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41157 on: October 14, 2019, 12:53:38 am »
Great Escape update no 10:

Having a good old-fashioned wonder-white-bred dinner at a Bob Evans just outside of Columbus, OH.

Then off to Cleveland. 

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Watch out @Med he seems to be heading your way with a well fed invasion force  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41158 on: October 14, 2019, 02:09:31 am »
Great Escape update no 10:

Having a good old-fashioned wonder-white-bred dinner at a Bob Evans just outside of Columbus, OH.

Then off to Cleveland. 

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*pit stop*

Watch out @Med he seems to be heading your way with a well fed invasion force  :-DD

Huh?  :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41159 on: October 14, 2019, 02:47:29 am »
I should have got out my black texta to 'fix' the map but this looks like the path of a Tornado  ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41160 on: October 14, 2019, 03:07:33 am »
Oh OK, gotcha. I'm a little slow here tonight.  |O

I'm not sure where he's heading to in Canada. From Ohio the closest entry point would be at Buffalo/Niagara in Western NYS. I'm clear across the other side of the state down towards NYC so I'm safe.    :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41161 on: October 14, 2019, 03:23:10 am »
Oh OK, gotcha. I'm a little slow here tonight.  |O

I'm not sure where he's heading to in Canada. From Ohio the closest entry point would be at Buffalo/Niagara in Western NYS. I'm clear across the other side of the state down towards NYC so I'm safe.    :-DD

If I remember correctly, he said he is going to Toronto.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41162 on: October 14, 2019, 03:29:57 am »
Looks like he's heading close to where my daughter spent 6 months, not far from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she and my wife said it was lovely.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41163 on: October 14, 2019, 03:39:53 am »
This week is shaping up to be a good TEA week. Got a couple of P6042 current probes coming, along with some extra parts for them so hopefully I can repair the one I have. If not > parts mule.

not to mention...HP 8672A 2-18 GHz synthesized signal generator. Got it from a fellow I've done a lot of business with it, so I expect to spend at least half an hour opening his nuclear holocaust proof packing. Everything I've ever bought from him has arrived in perfect condition though, so it's worth it.  :-+
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41164 on: October 14, 2019, 03:48:35 am »
This week is shaping up to be a good TEA week. Got a couple of P6042 current probes coming, along with some extra parts for them so hopefully I can repair the one I have. If not > parts mule.

not to mention...HP 8672A 2-18 GHz synthesized signal generator. Got it from a fellow I've done a lot of business with it, so I expect to spend at least half an hour opening his nuclear holocaust proof packing. Everything I've ever bought from him has arrived in perfect condition though, so it's worth it.  :-+

Half an hour fighting packaging vs half a day repairing broken plastic and bent metal. That's a trade I'll take any time.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41165 on: October 14, 2019, 04:10:23 am »
Just a quick update on the great escape: We're in Cincinnati, visiting an old friend before heading out to my cousin's place in Cleveland. A little visiting, watching some of the old shows... Good times.

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Good times indeed. How long before you reach you new home?
It’s not concrete. We’re taking our time, visiting friends & family along the way. A week or two probably.

More expensive and considerably less rigid looking than something half the price.
Killer support though. Prusa has earned its good reputation for sure.

If you design with civilized materials like 8020 or OpenBuilds V-Groove extrusion or even a single AL plate design like the GeeeTech, you don’t NEED to offer nearly as much support. At this point, I honestly think the only thing keeping Prusa from designing around these materials is inertia & obstinacy.  :palm: The only thing they have that I’m even marginally interested in is the SL1, and I think there are a number of better designs out there already.  :-//

Great Escape update no 10: Having a good old-fashioned wonder-white-bred dinner at a Bob Evans just outside of Columbus, OH. Then off to Cleveland. 

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Watch out @Med he seems to be heading your way with a well fed invasion force  :-DD

 The kids are like locusts, I swear. Even if I’d remembered the Igloo full of bacon & sausage sticks, I doubt I’d have gotten more than a couple bites; no way in ‘ell it’d have lasted as long as 2 days. :-DD

Oh OK, gotcha. I'm a little slow here tonight.  |O

I'm not sure where he's heading to in Canada. From Ohio the closest entry point would be at Buffalo/Niagara in Western NYS. I'm clear across the other side of the state down towards NYC so I'm safe.    :-DD

We’re going to be a lot closer than that. Planning to go to NYC & visit my dad for the boi’s birthday after we rest a little here in Cleveland for a couple days; see how the old family homestead in the Finger Lakes is doing either on the way out or back this way to cross over at Niagara Falls. We haven’t decided yet for sure.

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muahahaha.  >:D
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41166 on: October 14, 2019, 04:23:14 am »
Allegedly it is legit to modify Weather maps and tout them as Fact so modded  >:D

You will note I was good and didn't go ..... & balls  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41167 on: October 14, 2019, 04:31:16 am »
That’s uncharacteristically sporting of you bean; must be feeling sorry for the poor road-weary old dwagon.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41168 on: October 14, 2019, 06:18:21 am »

Oh OK, gotcha. I'm a little slow here tonight.  |O

I'm not sure where he's heading to in Canada. From Ohio the closest entry point would be at Buffalo/Niagara in Western NYS. I'm clear across the other side of the state down towards NYC so I'm safe.    :-DD

We’re going to be a lot closer than that. Planning to go to NYC & visit my dad for the boi’s birthday after we rest a little here in Cleveland for a couple days; see how the old family homestead in the Finger Lakes is doing either on the way out or back this way to cross over at Niagara Falls. We haven’t decided yet for sure.

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muahahaha.  >:D

Oh brother.....I better tell everyone I know to lock up their women and.....bacon.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41169 on: October 14, 2019, 08:20:44 am »
Can you dragons give me a hint for my first personal website and maybe business one in the future?

I have already bought a domain (only to have my @mydomain at FastMail) and I am looking for something to host my website.

Dave was using those guys for this forum:
https://www.hostgator.com/

I just want to start with the right foot.

Anyone with experience with FastMail domain management integration?

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PS: I don't know where to ask otherwiese, General Chat?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41170 on: October 14, 2019, 08:22:56 am »
I use Fastmail. Fastmail will host a static web site for you from their file storage. Does the job and is cheap and easy. Fastmail domains you just point your root DNS servers at fastmail and it does it all for you.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41171 on: October 14, 2019, 08:28:09 am »
Can you dragons give me a hint for my first personal website and maybe business one in the future?

I have already bought a domain (only to have my @mydomain at FastMail) and I am looking for something to host my website.

Dave was using those guys for this forum:
https://www.hostgator.com/

I just want to start with the right foot.

Anyone with experience with FastMail domain management integration?

Thanks, if you come in Munich PM me you will have a beer for free.

PS: I don't know where to ask otherwiese, General Chat?

Your question has zero relevance to TEA, and very little to electronics or embedded software.

You would get more (and possibly more knowledgable) responses from a wider audience if you post in a suitable forum.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41172 on: October 14, 2019, 08:36:52 am »
Dunno. I gave him a pretty succinct answer...

This thread is only 2/3 on topic :)

Talking of which, TG210 dispatched, next 1740A foot printing. Bit of a boring month for TE. Next event here is CATS in Croydon. Last year I got rather cold and an exploding Tektronix 2235. Lets hope this year is better.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41173 on: October 14, 2019, 08:43:44 am »
I had to make a choice this past weekend....

Spend the weekend with the lady whom I haven't seen since July......or........go to the big Ham fest in Connecticut on Sunday.

Did I make the right decision?  :-DD 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41174 on: October 14, 2019, 08:53:15 am »
Dunno. I gave him a pretty succinct answer...

This thread is only 2/3 on topic :)

Talking of which, TG210 dispatched, next 1740A foot printing. Bit of a boring month for TE. Next event here is CATS in Croydon. Last year I got rather cold and an exploding Tektronix 2235. Lets hope this year is better.

That's a lofty aim. I reckon it might be more like 1/3  ;)

Re webhosting hit up gnif maybe, Geoff is currently looking after the backend for the forum?

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For a personal website bottom line pricing is more important in most cases over daily backups, support etc. So hostgator, godaddy and their ilk are where to aim.
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