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Something different

Hey folks, I have something to offer that’s a bit different. I’m putting together a tutorial about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and how to get started. True, this has nothing to do with 3D printing, but I would think sharp, smart … Continue reading

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When your printer stops working

Yes, my printer stopped working from one day to the next. Being a real noob in electronics, I was at a loss as to where to start. I had a few email conversations with Type A Machines tech support, they … Continue reading

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Waiting for parts

1 1/2′ HDMI cable on the way. Printer s/b ready some time this week. Then about a week to ship. Tick. Tick. Tick.

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3D Printing

I’m just setting off on my adventure in 3D printing. I’m clumsy, don’t know electronics, don’t know hardware. But, there’s plenty of information out there. The entries below chronicle what I’ve learned as I’m learning about the 3D printer world. … Continue reading

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Uploaded all my offline log entries to this blog. I plan to keep this updated in a timely manner as I venture into uncharted territory (uncharted at least for me).

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Was at 2nd of four Raspberry Pi classes. Thinking of turning my Pi into a dedicated temperature monitor & thermostat contol. At first I thought of doing it for the house, but now I’m thinking of adding it to my … Continue reading

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Heated print bed

Thinking about heater beds since the Series 1 doesn’t come with one. Looked at various upgrade kits on line & recipes to build one. Then I thought about an outdoor floodlight. I wonder if that’ll generate 50° c? Found a … Continue reading

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Tried: wine msiexec /i OpenNI-Windows-x64-2.1.0.msi Returned: fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. Threw a new question out on the Wine board, still no answer to previous questions. Giving up on Wine.

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Printer Order

Ordered Type A Series 1 printer for $1,400 & shipping $120 = $1,520  

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Wine. Can’t run Skanect under Wine, getting wine: Invalid handle. Threw a question to one of Wine forums, see what I’ll get back. Otherwise doing taxes today. They’re due on Monday, great!

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