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by Maeke
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: exxos & PP hard drive project.
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: exxos & PP hard drive project.

This has been "dead" for a while now. Simply due to lack of time more than anything. Though I hope at some point in the new year to start work on this project again. This drive uses special hardware and software to max out the DMA speed. PP demonstrated some time ago about how fast it is over regul...
by Maeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: PLCC FUNKY TO PLCC NORMAL ADAPTERS
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: PLCC FUNKY TO PLCC NORMAL ADAPTERS

i still have to fix the blitter installation in my stf, so that makes one.
by Maeke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Future PSU designs
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: Future PSU designs

exxos wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:21 pm
rpineau wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Since when do you trust datasheet !!!! :lolbig: :sarcasm:
:lolbig: :blonde:
:sarcasm:
by Maeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

I've ordered a 3D printed case from ireland to see what the quality is like. At least with 3D printing changes can be made easily to the case. Cost is still a lot, costing around £450 to prototype this :roll: Cost me around the same to get the 3D files created, so totaled £1,000 easily so far :( I ...
by Maeke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

rpineau wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:45 am
Same here. not enough space, cat ...
Well at least there is a fablab in my town, but with my health i don't know when i'll be able to go.
by Maeke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

@Maeke : I see. I was thinking of DIY laser cutter like these : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1780556 Cutting acrylic with this could be a problem as it's fully open and will refract the laser light. But yes Chinese ones are cheap-ish and fully closed. Rodolpje That's not what i meant when i ta...
by Maeke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

A "kit" form case would be a much cheaper option yes, but I'm talking of total accurate clone of the case. If people wanted a kit type case, then they could do it themselves. So you want to take a block of "plastic" and CNC it to the exact STFM/STE case specs ? I'm not against it but I think the re...
by Maeke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

@Maeke, yes the diy route is probably the cheapest one. To cut 2 to 3mm acrylic you need a CO2 laser with about 40W of power. Also as we're talking about thin sheet of wood or acrylic, a CNC can also be used to cut the parts, cheaper than a laser cuter and less dangerous (think about fire, laser re...
by Maeke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

I pointed that out too a while ago (may be not in this thread), but diy laser cut acrylic (or wood, or ...) is cheap. The main cost is the laser cuter. An acrylic sheet of 508 x 812.8 * 2.4 mm is $19 (50.8cm x 81.28cm x 2.4mm) There are a lot of example for these for the Raspberry Pi. Of course for...
by Maeke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 62
Views: 2425

Re: STFM case remake

exxos wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Maeke wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Then diy lasercutted acrylic?
Not looked into it, but assume it would be more expensive than SLA printing.
Not if we just share the files and guys having a lasercutter make it themselves.
This way you just have to sell the idea.