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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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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. 😉

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3d Scanning and Printing

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell today I joined the ranks of the new emerging community of 3ders. I picked up a NextEngine 3d scanner hd and multidrive set for about half what it goes for new. My plan is to scan the hell out of everything Atari, then move on to anything else that strikes my fancy. I might even rent out time on the unit for others. So if you are interested, drop me a line.

In the next few days I also plan to purchase a 3d printer. Right now I am focused on the FlashForge 3d Creator Pro. It seems to have the right combination of features and flexibility that I am looking for. Hopefully with scans from the NextEngine I can create in ABS plastic some of the carts and parts that the Atari community is pinning for. It won’t be mass production on the scale of thousands, but it might be affordable on the scale of tens and a hundred or so.