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New projects and ideas

Well…..   the new year is nearly two months old now.  I’ve been in my new house for a little over three months.  Things are beginning to settle into a routine.  Things are becoming comfortable. 🙂

I am toying with several ideas for my next projects.  They seem to be a split between electronics and 3d design/print.  I suppose I’ll add to and edit this list some.  But for now….

Electronics                  3d design/print

[row] [column size=”1/2″] Reimaged SDX cart, Pass Through Cart  [/column] [column size=”1/2″] SIO Connector, Atari 8bit cartridge shell, 1050 Front Bezel [/column] [/row]
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First Time Ever

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the first time ever I am going to try putting the XF551 boards on sale.  Suffice to say the sales of the original boards have been poor.  In spite of the voting for original board on Atari Age.  I have sold only three or four.

Development on the addon board has stalled.  I am waiting on the testing results from my cohort.

I realize that the cost is a stopping point for some.  But when you are dealing in ones and tens for parts, there is no cost savings to speak of.  I am literally giving my time away and barely paying for the parts.

Sale starts tomorrow.  I am putting a 15% sale on the original board variations and a 10% on the modern boards, of which I have only two left.  It will last a week or until sold out.

 

 

 

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New Town, New Home and working through the boxes

Well I’m back………  Almost.  🙂

I’m done with city life.  Small town is more my style now.  I’m sure I’ll miss somethings about the city, but being able to get from one side of town to the other in 10 minutes I don’t think will get old anytime soon.  Owning my own home is nice too.

Boxes are going to be my life for the next week or two.  Just when I think I’m making headway, I find another stack that was hidden behind the one I just emptied.  I swear my apartment was only 810 sq ft.

The kitchen is almost finished.  The bedroom, living room and hobby rooms are almost done too.  The guest bedroom seems to be the collection point for all uncategoried items.  One of these weeks I’ll start in on it.

BitsofthePast.com is open for business again. 🙂

 

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Moving to new home All shipments will be delayed sorry :(

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell that time has come.  I am moving all my worldly possessions to a new temporary home. And then from there I hope to finally settle into the second home I’ve ever owned in few weeks.  Due to that I have to put up a notice that any purchases will be delayed until I get setup permanently.   Hopefully that will only be a few weeks, sometime around the middle of Oct.

On another note, I have sold the NextEngine 3d Scanner.  It just wasn’t doing what I needed it to do.  Not that it was bad, but a lot of Atari stuff is darkly colored and it just wasn’t picking up the dimensions without massive cleanup and that was way more time than I wanted to spend on it.

The Flashforge Creator Pro 3d printer has been a much better investment.  I am working on  modeling several Atari related cartridge cases, and being able to immediately print them within a couple hours for testing is a godsend.  It truely is a revolutionary device.  There’s new uses for the technology every day.

This is probably going to be the last post for some weeks until I get setup at my new diggs.  See you in a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

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3D Print/Scan

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o the scanner hasn’t arrived yet. Should be in tomorrow. I did go ahead and pull the trigger on the FlashForge 3d Creator Pro printer. Trusty Amazon delivered on time and I’ve spent the last two days getting to know the quirks and idiocycies of the printer. I hope to have a youtube video published soon.

I understand the earth moved big time in California again this morning. I hope no one has been killed. For once the ground was somewhat firm here. We don’t get the earthquakes here like they do in California, but I don’t remember any quakes in my childhood. It seems like in the last three to five years Oklahoma has been getting very shaky. I for one would prefer the tornadoes. At least with them you generally have some warning and can get out of their way or go underground. 😉