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Electronics / An old slice of pi
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My original Raspberry Pi model B board.......
2 USB ports and RCA and 3.5mm sockets along with 700mhz(900 if you clocked it.😉) and 512mb of Ram.
Still working after 5+years. Now on its 3rd SD card. Not bad for a €35 computer.


3d Printing / New high temperature gear from E3D
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E3D have released a high temperature heat cartridge for hit endends. It is rated to over 500°C and is available in 12/24V and can run up to 65w.

They also released a number of mains powered heat beds with a max operation temperature of 200°C with a peak of 250°C.

They have also have an SSR switch to run the bed.

Link here. High Temperature Range | E3D Online
3d Printing / Filament choice
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What filaments do people use?

I personally use 'Real' filament, which is made in Holland, but I also have some 'Das Filament' from Germany.

I mainly use PETG but the filament from 'Das Filament' is actually the Thomas Sanladerer 'Infinity Blue' and is a really nice filament. I'd order more filament from them but shipping is a bit expensive to here.
Maker News / Free magazines
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Some of you may be aware that the raspberry pi foundation make their magazines free to download as a PDF file each month.

There are 2 magazines,

The MagPi



Hackspace magazine


Hopefully you get some use out of them
3d Printing / Prusa release an open source SLA printer
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The SL1 is using a 5.5’’ high-resolution LCD display with the physical resolution of 2560×1440p, resulting in 0.047mm per pixel, that’s the fixed XY resolution. A high-performance UV light will cure one layer at a time, which takes about 6 seconds and then the printing platform is lifted, so the printer can start creating another layer. This configuration gives us a maximum print area size of 120 × 68 × 150 mm (or 4.7 × 2.6 × 5.9 in.).
It is also using Trinamic drivers for the Z-axis........

Read about it on Prusa's site HERE

Forum News / Front portal and articles
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As you will have noticed if you're on a computer, I have installed a portal on the front page.
It is not enabled for mobiles as the icon system on mobile is slightly less obvious.

I have also enabled an article system which will allow blog posts to be posted to the front page. I will start doing this soon. Ant articles will be posted only with the authors' permission.

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