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Hi,

ChrisTenone:
The machine pictured above has an 8 core 9th generation i9, 40 gigs of ram. 5K, 500 nit monitor, 2TB of flash, 2TB of disk, the latest Radeon gpu, and connectivity up the yinyang.

Seems like an awful lot just to play solitaire… :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

All that means to me is that its a huge amount of hardware to run code of which 90% I don’t use.

Tom… :slight_smile:

I bought some 0.9mm pcb carbide router bits off Amazon. They came yesterday. I'm sending them back today- absolute carp. I went to look for my prior favorite supplier (from 7 or 8 years ago (Megaelectonics Ltd)- they've gone into liquidation... I wonder why. Their stuff worked, but more expensive.

Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit. I've played around with them at work, but never had one at home to keep me occuPi'ed. :) :) :) |500x500

Tom.. :)

TomGeorge: Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit. I've played around with them at work, but never had one at home to keep me occuPi'ed. :) :) :) |500x500

Tom.. :)

Sorry to see you leave.

You will be missed!

larryd: Sorry to see you leave.

You will be missed!

@larryd I have not gone over to the darkside. :o :o I never knew you cared.... :blush:

I can see the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the possibilities of using both together.

Tom.... :)

TomGeorge: @larryd I have not gone over to the darkside. :o :o I never knew you cared.... :blush:

I can see the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the possibilities of using both together.

Tom.... :)

Everybody on the Raspberry Pi forum reads the rules, includes their code (with code tags of course) and clearly describes their project problems.

Plus, it's a deliciously tart fruit pie!

ChrisTenone: [u]Everybody on the Raspberry Pi forum reads the rules, includes their code (with code tags of course) and clearly describes their project problems.[/u]

Plus, it's a deliciously tart fruit pie!

That's because we first taught them here on this forum... :)

I now have a nearly full set of Adafruit SAMD51 boards (ItsyBitsy, Feather, Metro, Grand Central, and NeoTrellis. No "airLift", though... I'm not sure what to do with that much CPU power, and now there's the Teensy4. Sigh.

westfw: I now have a nearly full set of Adafruit SAMD51 boards (ItsyBitsy, Feather, Metro, Grand Central, and NeoTrellis. No "airLift", though... I'm not sure what to do with that much CPU power, and now there's the Teensy4. Sigh.

Mount them in a picture frame and look at them?

Maybe make a quiz for your visitors to see if they can name each one?

...R

westfw: I now have a nearly full set of Adafruit SAMD51 boards (ItsyBitsy, Feather, Metro, Grand Central, and NeoTrellis. No "airLift", though... I'm not sure what to do with that much CPU power, and now there's the Teensy4. Sigh.

I saw that Teensy4 ad from Sparkfun. 600MHz. Pretty badass, and pin compatible with 3.X. Sweet.

(I still like AVRs, clocked at 8MHz internally the best though. I can almost wrap my head around them.)

Gear motor with threaded lead screw.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Miniature-Motor-Thread-Flip-N20-Gear-Motor-M4-55mm-Shaft-1024GA20-DC-6V-12V-lsy/362677292542?hash=item5471404dfe:m:m68ivBu1beXAfeUAPxSRo_g

AND

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/30-600RPM-DC6-12V-N20-Gear-Box-Reduction-Motor-With-Long-Output-Shaft-M4-x-100mm/333125679606?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D591e661ef0f744e988ff62004e753f5e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D362677292542%26itm%3D333125679606%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Brass standoffs, but going to use them as threaded brass inserts in plastic assemblies:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Qty100-M2-Knurled-Brass-Spacer-Standoff-Female-Female/182524389953?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=485104198165&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

bought some component boxes from these guys https://www.componentshop.co.uk

I’ve bought from them before, battery cases, reasonable price, good quality, quick delivery. I’m looking for maybe some lipo batteries, don’t know how they compare, yet.

Hi; @raymw, looks like componentshop have removed that page, link works but no product to display.

Tom... :)

Sorry, try this www.componentshop.co.uk/hardware/boxes.html
What happens, is when I post a link and carry on typing on same line, all my typing went into the link. I deleted too much last time and this time it didn’t work either.

Also just ordered some batteries and charger from same folk.

After 8 years, my Linux server started to show signs of old age. It was time to build a new machine, one that I hope will last me another 8 years. Here is what I built.

Intel Core I7-9700K Processor

Gigabyte C246-WU4 Motherboard

2 16 Gig Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 for a total of 32Gig Memory

Thermaltake Smart DPS 750 W Digital 80+ Power Supply

1 Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2tb PCIe NVMe SSD drive for the OS

4 Seagate Barracuda 2 TB solid state drives running in a Raid 10 configuration acting as my home directory and fast storage.

4 Seagate Barracuda 10 TB SATA HDD running in a RAID 10 configuration for long term storage.

Deep Silence 6 Super Tower HPTX Case

The buildout was completed this weekend and I am very happy with the new machine and look forward to the extra processing power and storage capacity.

Sorry, just excited and wanted to share how happy I am with my new server.

Inspired by robin and sane day delivery by amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07P6K9BL3/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_2?smid=A1CJB5SYI9X4XC&psc=1

Qdeathstar: Inspired by robin and sane day delivery by amazon!

I now have two of them !

The original one I ordered actually arrived at Argos (click and collect) on 9 August after I had got a full refund. The seller was happy (I think) to let me have it at a considerable discount rather than go though the hassle of having Argos send it back to him.

I was in two minds whether to take it but I reckoned I would never get that collection of parts at the price on offer. I am slowly constructing the second one in between other jobs - including writing a Python program that will write Openscad code.

The one I got from Amazon is the smaller 1610 version and I was surprised (and pleased) to discover that the slide bars on the 3018 are 10mm diameter compared to 8mm on the smaller model. At some stage I plan to do some tests to get a sense of which one is stiffer (i.e. more precise).

...R

i just got the x table built and one of the y pillars up before i had to stop fro a while.... about an hour. Went together super easy i was suprised the spindel holder is some sort of formed plastic and not 3D printed.... i bought some PCB blanks so that’s probably the first thing i’m going give a go... wonder if can make it do two sided pcbs...

The build quality on these types of things is a lot better than it was five years ago... not exactly the same thing, but i bought a replikeo 3D printer and the buold quality was atrocious... they used all thread as a lead screw...

Qdeathstar: Inspired by robin and sane day delivery by amazon!

You have mad days too?