Monday, August 22, 2011

Assembling the 3D Printer

The hot weather (and pollution) we have at the moment are not conducive to paragliding, so I decided to spend the later part of the afternoon building my printer.
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I started after 17:30, and quickly assembled the frame:
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and stopped well after midnight...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Printed parts

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One of my preoccupations was about the surface finish quality of the parts. Mine came form Adrian Bowyer himself (the "father" of the Darwin machines), so I am reassured that the quality is "good enough" for the next generation of the machine, HE would know what's needed...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A box of goodies!

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The parts for the Huxley 3D printer arrived from eMaker. Yay!

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No time to build it now, but I will certainly make time for it in the next few weeks...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rant - Old stuff, but we're still getting screwed.

A while back, I purchased what was advertised as a 64GB memory card, to make sure I wouldn't be limited in recording HD video on my new camera (the 5D Mk II certainly needs storage space, with the new 22 MegaPixel sensor).
This isn't anything new, I recall the same type of controversy when 20MB hard drives came on the market.
Am I over sensitive to marketing bullshit, or isn't it time we got what we pay for?
Hey, memory manufacturers, how about calling it like it is? This is a 59.6GB memory card, and if you want to sell it as a 64 something, then advertise it as a 64 000 000 000 bytes card!

Even better: sell it as a 64GB card, and put 68 719 476 736 bytes in it.