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by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: What on earth is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: What on earth is this?

It looks like hot air scorching. My experience with hot air and these old fibreglass boards is that they de-laminate very easily, and are very prone to scorching. Looks like maybe too hot plus some flux going nuclear and setting like stone. Lucky that pad isn't in use. Personally I much prefer wick ...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Forum "slogan" update ?
Replies: 37
Views: 296

Re: Forum "slogan" update ?

Is this too passive aggressive?

"Boosting your Atari since 1994! Come and join the party :) (Even if you own an Amiga....)"

Or maybe:

"Boosting your Atari since 1994! Come and join the party :) Now with Added Amiga!"

Perhaps:

"Where Atari and Amiga meet"
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Also thinking an alternate to the 3 .5mm slots 120 degrees apart, perhaps a straight 1mm cut might be better.

Lots of options to try now I have the basic shape.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Hopefully I will get one printed out tonight so I can work on the changes I need to make to make it work.

I think they will all be rather minor, it'll probably take longer for me how to work out what to do in Fusion 360 than print the things :)
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Be interested to see the results, Lee Ashmore on FB has suggested .2mm for the layer for strength.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Tried screw, the whole is the right size, but because the smaller end of the thing is a little scrappy with the print, the screw will not go right the way through... It is probably also a point that if the end is going to be squashed once inserted into the motherboard, the hole will actually be eve...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Might be ok for a long button machine, I believe they are shorter. I can easily make another model that's taller. As for the slots, I will print one out at home to see what's what, they were very narrow on the post I used to get the dimensions, so I'll need to have one in my hands to figure it out p...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

exxos wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 am
Looks like the top slots half melted together at the top.. will see if I can open them up with a knife...
Doesn't look too bad though, how does it compare to an original, and does it actually fit? More importantly, does the screw go through the middle!
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

exxos wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:22 am
Printing now :)

:ball:
Cool, can't wait!
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: Floppy Support
Replies: 73
Views: 454

Re: Floppy Support

Nice work! Maybe you can make a second one with reduced height, since there are two different drive heights. The drives with the long eject button are a few mm higher thus need shorter posts. I should do the same for the brass spacer replacement I made. Would be quite easy to do, do you know the he...