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    CR-10S Heated Bed 110v upgrade question?

    If you want to do it the best way, get a piece of mic-6 cast aluminum tooling plate from a metal supplier. They'll cut it to whatever size you want, then you'll have to drill your own holes for the bed leveling screws. I wouldn't install a silicone heating pad on top of an integrated heating...
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    USB-IF Changes Branding Again With USB 3.2

    Superspeed is redundant. Usb 5g, usb 10g, usb 20g. Easy, simple, descriptive.
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    Netflix Knocks Out Marvel’s "Iron Fist"

    That's not really how licencing works though. Disney would have to pay a huge penality to claw back IP for shows that Netflix has created. Also, it's only the US that is losing Marvel movies to Disney's streaming service, for now. Canada Netflix will still carry them. I expect this will either...
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    Google Pixel USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter Performance Review

    I will continue to buy phones that have a headphone jack as long as phones still have them. This feature makes connecting to a car easy. I use rentals and car shares... I'm not going to connect Bluetooth every time.
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    FCC Tells Court It Has No "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules

    So essentially the FTC is claiming they have no jurisdiction to enforce net neutrality on ISPs, but simultaneously are claiming they have the authority to *prevent* states from enforcing net neutrality individually. It's gotta be one or the other, right?
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    FCC Tells Court It Has No "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules

    It does have a number. VOIP is voice over ip... while skype is a tiny portion of it, the majority is hardware based analog to digital over internet telecommunications.
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    FCC Tells Court It Has No "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules

    I replaced my phone line with a cell phone. Haven't had a landline phone for over 5 years. And yes, my cell does switch to using my wifi for calls when I'm at home sometimes, so technically that's voip, right?
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    Six Years Later, Star Citizen Is Still Raking It In

    People have spent hundreds and even thousands of dollars on microtransaction games on facebook and iphone/android. Fool, money, yada yada. At this point I'm not sure I'll care anymore if it does get released, though I'd like a run through Squadron 42 before I retire in... ahh, I'm never going to...
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    Sony Demands Removal of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal's "Intimacy Mode" on PS4

    I honestly think this is the right call, to be honest. Most of the "grope" crap out there is basically training for assault. Also, if there's no guy in a g-string in this so-called "intimacy mode" then it's sexist too. ;)
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    FCC Tells Court It Has No "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules

    This guy is so obviously a big business shill. He should be forced to wear a jacket that says "property of Verizon" at every press conference.
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    Netflix Knocks Out Marvel’s "Iron Fist"

    I can see them doing a Misty and Colleen focused series next, with Danny playing a bit part, and maybe appearing in DD or JJ for a cameo, but he's basically unredeemable as a character other than occasional comic relief.
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    Recent prints!

    It's black Sunlu PETg 1.75mm. I used a 220 grit and sanded linearly along the bricks.
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    Recent prints!

    Here's a dice tower I modified a little and printed. I added a top for it so it could hold dice for storage and some detailing in the courtyard.
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    Bitcoin Drops 10% in a Day

    It's not real money. The supposed wealth in cyber currency would be impossible to convert any significant percentage to anything useful without the rest losing almost all its value. Yes, a *few* people have made money on it. The majority have not.
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    I caved... Ordered the MMU 2.0 Upgrade for my Prusa i3 MK3

    Looks neat. You're brave (or the other thing) for pre-ordering hardware though. I rarely even preorder software anymore. Once hardware goes out the door, it's final version, unless you have to print pieces yourself to fix it. Fingers crossed there's no major issues or delays for you. :)
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    It would add a lot of expense to get all the parts printed through a service. There's places that sell printed part kits for building certain types, but it takes some of the fun out of a scratch build. I think even a 100mm cube printer could make everything for this one except the LCD cover, but...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Finally have everything together enough to to some basic tests. Bed heats to 75C in about 3 minutes, to 110C in about 8. Hot end heats to 240C in about a minute. Current print area is 200x300x250mm. I've got a 300mm x 300mm bed ordered, with cork and pei. Couple minor snags, the z sensor I'm...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    This is a build log. Start a new thread for questions like that, it's not relevant to this thread. ;)
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I've made some progress, got the firmware installed, the motors tested, worked out a few kinks so far. Also colour coded the motor cables with shrink wrap. To do: mount the heated bed to the z frame, mount the extruder, run the wiring neatly and finish the cover for the electronics section...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Mounted the controller to the riser bracket, installed the X and Y tmc2130 stepper drivers (after soldering on a single pin for the end stop detection), installed the Z and Extruder A4988 stepper drivers, and built a wiring harness to connect to the Aux3 header. Tomorrow I'll start looking at...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I got notice I'm getting the controller board today! At least I can get the firmware prepared and test the steppers and heated bed this weekend. Still waiting on bearings before I can install the belts though.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Finally got the extrusion pieces I ordered a month ago, cut to length, and assembled the hotbed frame and adjusted the z rods for smooth sliding up and down. Waiting on bearings, belts, and the control board, then I can start testing.
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    You're Doing it Wrong, Vertical Video Syndrome

    To all the people posting *images* on a thread about *vertical video*, you might want to check the topic before posting on it. Honestly, my biggest grief with vertical video is my pc monitor is portrait, and vertical video is "converted" to horizontal seemingly everywhere. So instead of getting...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    A little more progress today. Printed a frame for my 12/5V transformer and fan breakout board, laid out the component locations in the bottom plate, drilled in the power cord socket, cut and drilled the side plates that support the top. A few more holes and I'm ready to paint.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Since I'm still waiting for parts, I figured I'd work on the lighting. I had some 24V led strip left over from work, so I got some 90 degree mounting strips, modeled and printed some brackets, ran a wire down the frame and plugged it in to test. Works well, I think. :)
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I just got a set of 3 from amazon. 17HS4401. 1.8 degree is fine. I'm not building anything that needs the additional accuracy.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I decided to just buy new stepper motors instead of salvaging the ones from my other printer. I might turn the old one into a mini size one instead, or a laser engraver or something else. Either way I'll need the motors. I got sleeved motor cables and started the cable hiding process.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I found a mounting plate I liked for the MKS Rev L 1.0 I'll be using for the main controller, so I made a matching set for the dual mosfets for the future dual hotend (maybe) and for the larger mosfet for the heated bed. The MKS plate is printing now, I'll have to print the other two tomorrow.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    New faceplate with switches moved to the right side so they don't block the SD card slot, and moved apart to clear the extrusion. I need to reprint the fan grills as the size isn't quite right, but it's closer.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Designed the brackets to support the front panel, finished tweaking a few things and printed the first one to test the fit. Seems like it'll work. Printing the other 3 now.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Parts are still trickling in. Unfortunately many of the linchpin pieces seem to be delayed, like the bed extrusions and the idler bearings. Once those arrive I can assemble the xy system and the z platform and heatbed.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I think I can use the existing switches, they'll just have to be adjusted to avoid the 2020 horizontal bar. I've got a clip designed for the front panel but it's a bit overkill. I'll probably remove most of the bulk and it should still be solid enough.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I redesigned the electrical box today using a piece of aluminum I bent to almost 45 degrees using a jury rigged brake and then beating it with a hammer. Then I gave them a etching primer coat. I created some prototype face plates for the display and two 80mm fans. I'm still considering options...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Built the frame, installed the X/Y axis rods and motor mounts. I'm still waiting on a 128x64 LCD screen before I design and print the front plate. It'll have 2x 80mm fans, screen, and switches for power and lighting.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Screws, hammer nuts, y axis 8mm ss rods, x axis carbon fiber rods and assisted other parts arrived this week. I've got the frame partially assembled. I'll have some pics tonight.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    Will do. Lots of waiting for parts, is where I'm at now. I'm designing a 2:1 reduction, dual belt, single motor z axis system at the moment. I'll post more when I've got something to show for it. ;) I might try to adapt a magnetic dual parking extruder carrier system for it as well.
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I brought home some prebent aluminum from work and will be using it to make a box to house the electronics, wiring and power supply. The extra piece across the front is to create the clearance for a LCD display, power and lighting rocker switches, and two 80mm fans. Today I cut, drilled and...
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    Hypercube 300 - Core XY 3D printer scratch build

    I've owned my Flsun Prusa i3 clone for a few months now, and know enough about 3d printing to start a scratch build. I've seen quite a few different designs out there but the corexy design seems like a solid system. I've ordered a bunch of parts from China and will eventually salvage the...
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    Printer Enclosure Project

    Please move your main board and power supply outside the enclosure, or duct outside air into an isolated box. My enclosure reaches 40C inside on long prints. That'll shorten the lifespan of your electronics significantly.
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    NVIDIA Swamped with Extra Inventory

    It's probably overstock on a single type of cryptocurrency mining GPU, not anything high end. With Bitcoin now at 1/3 of last year's high and still falling, it's no wonder that mining cards aren't a hot commodity.
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