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Kickstarter 3D Printers

Hello bot brothers and sisters,

I strangly ran into some extra money not needed by our daily expenses.  I'm thinking of investing it in a second printer; a printer from Kickstarter.  I was curious of what some of our citizens thought of these two:

Anyone else excited about Chappie?

Not going to lie.  When I watched District 9 I had the thought: "Man, I wish Blomkamp would take on Asimovian dillemmas."  

Kossel Mini Hotend Question

I'd normally ask Hoff these questions, so it's with a bit of sadness I ask others.

Does anyone know where I could get an effector for my Kossel Mini printed?  I've come to the conclusion Hoff was right about my cheap eBay hot-end and would like to switch out for the E3D v6 hotend, but my fear is I won't be able to print out the respective effector given the cheap hotend I have.

Worm Brains!

Nemesis2065 showed me this project.  Awesome! Thank's Nemesis.

I say we implement MarkusB's alogrithm on an FPGA and make our own worms. :)

CV and micromotion algorithms

Interesting.  I wonder how difficult it would be to port it to OpenCV?

Take that Apple!

After 5 stupid-ass denials, finally released a dead-simple serial terminal for iOS.  It neatly connects with an HM-10. :)

My sponsor was:

(Salt-water aquarium pumps contoller.)

LPC1114 USB-Serial Solution -- Rerolling Boot Uploader

UPDATE: 6/04/14

Working UUE, but I know there are better ways to write it.  And I still need to deal with null padding.

Rerolled LPC1114 Bootloader Interface (v16)

 

UPDATE: 5/31/14

Been distracted by other projects.  Back at it.

I've a rough draft of the UUE encoder, but doesn't work.

555 Solar-Wind Controller -- For Ossipee

Ok.  I'm building a parts list for an SMD version of this guys 555 Charge Controller.  So far I've replaced,

Damage Assessment on the Kossel

Well, I ran into my first real fail of cheap parts.  Apparently the RAMPS 1.4 board I bought has two defective mosfets.  I'd like to take the blame and say I blew them, but I was being insanely careful.

And after inspecting the mosfets I've found physical damage to them.  Sigh.