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May 2, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: Keith

The Star Wars Speeder Bike page is up! I also got the galleries up for the Speeder Bike and my Prusa i3 Mk2 mod to 2.5! I will be doing a a write up on my Prusa upgrade shortly.

Apr 26, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: Keith

I just got the 3 new Star Wars Propel Drones! Will be taking pictures soon.

Apr 16, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: Keith

I am rebuilding the site from scratch. But I do have the images and text. Just not and an easily importable form...It is going to take time to fix. I am not going to re-add all of the news articles.

Most links will be broken until I can fix them. Some will not be fix - the old site is gone. No time to fix it.

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May 15, 2018
Posted by: Keith

First, my Prusa i3 started printing like crap... I finally figured out what caused it. Don't know how to fix it yet, but I am getting there. Apparently, when using Repetier Host and slicing with the Prusa Slicer, it drops some layers. I was thinking it was due to a clog, but no... you can see it on the slicer preview. If I slice it the just the slicer and save the gcode, I can dump it into Repetier and it works just fine... Go figure. EDIT: Well, the slicing issue was due to a problem with the model. I repaired it and it sliced properly. Another issue was with the new PINDA probe. It now has a thermistor to compensate for temperature. Well, if it is not up to a certain temp BEFORE it start the mesh leveling, lets just say it prints a bit high. Insert the code "M860 S35" to the start code to wait for the probe to reach 35C before mesh leveling. Seems to have worked. I will post more later on it.

Second thing... I recently rebuilt this site, mostly from scratch, lots of cutting and pasting. But last week another site of mine, cthulhu.in-anchorage-ak.net, pooched... just like this one. I was beginning to think I needed to find a new host. After a nasty gram to support, they came back with the fix. I had upgraded my PHP version on the hosting control panel. Since this the old site was running a really old version of CMS Made Simple, it could not handle the newer PHP version. Why it took a couple of weeks to decide that, I don't know. BUT, it did allow me to go back and upgrade everything from version 1.12 to 2.2.7. Then I had to upgrade the templates... EDIT: update to that site to come...

There you have it. Two issues, one week. One sorted, one not. I now need to get motivated and start putting up some new content on the other site. We will see how it goes.

ttfn,

Keith


May 6, 2018
Posted by: Keith

I got the write up done on my Original Prusa i2 Mk2S upgrade to 2.5. You can check it out here, and there is a gallery too. I included lots of links to the website and manuals. Overall, well worth the time and money. Definitely glad I did it.

ttfn,

Keith

 


Apr 25, 2018
Posted by: Keith

Well, after all of the crap, this month has turned out pretty awesome. My upgrade for my Original Prusa i3 Mk2 came in! Took forever, but it was worth the wait. I will do a write up on the process soon.

My wife got me, not one, but 3 drones. And not just any drones either. They are the Star Wars Propel drones. I have the T-65 X-Wing, the Tie Advanced x1 and the 74-Z Speeder Bike. Now these would be cool all by themselves as drones, but they are collectors boxes with display case that play sounds and music from the movies. The remotes also includes sound bites and prompts. Additionally, there is a smartphone app that allows you to practice your flying. Oh, and did I mention they all have IR guns? You can actually have dogfights. 

I have not unboxed the Tie Advanced or the Speeder Bike yet, so I will take some pictures of one of them. EDIT: I unboxed the Speeder Bike and you can see the write up here. The X-Wing flies really well and stable, though I have only been flying in the training mode, which keeps you from going too high or too low. 

My wife got me the X-Wing and I was so impressed with it, she went and got me the other two. Isn't she great?

ttfn,

Keith