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by jfdotcom
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: My Assembly Thoughts so far
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: My Assembly Thoughts so far

I received mine yesterday and can echo OP's comments about the X/Z assembly. Additional photos would be helpful. CAD is nice but sometimes seeing the actual item makes things clearer. The small wrench should be 1.5mm but the calipers measured mine at 1.54mm. The Stanley one I have was 1.48mm. I also...
by jfdotcom
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: TLR 22 chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: TLR 22 chassis

We race on an indoor dirt oval with both 2wd SCTs and 2wd buggies running late model bodies. SCTs are easy to get body mounts for but nothing exists for the buggies because it's more like a DODC bomber class. Seeing the retail cost of some of these parts really makes me scratch my head. I can't wait...
by jfdotcom
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: PC for cutting

If not for the fact I don't want to have to break out the PC for a quick part or fix something I screwed up in CAD/CAM at home, I'd be all about a Pi to do the cutting.
by jfdotcom
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: PC for cutting

I found a plethora of Dell Latitude notebooks from 2ish years ago. Third gen i5 with 4-8GB of RAM and SSD with a valid OS COA in the $250 range.

I snagged one of those plus it'll be good enough to do Google Hangouts video.
by jfdotcom
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: TLR 22 chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: TLR 22 chassis

Pretty awesome to see some RC action here. I'm still awaiting shipment but have several items in mind that no one really makes readily available to sell locally.

I thought about trying to rival Custom Works but I'm afraid that Tony Stewart might hit me with a car. :oops:
by jfdotcom
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Windows utility to prevent suspend: Insomnia
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Windows utility to prevent suspend: Insomnia

Just disable the standby and sleep power options under control panel. Hibernation is easily disabled by running (in an elevated command prompt) powercfg -h off
by jfdotcom
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: PC for cutting

I anticipate a ton of used rugged notebooks to hit the market in the next year or so. As the FBI eventually implements mandatory CJIS compliance in order to access NCIC data, a lot of equipment is going to end up getting replaced. I carry a Getac V110 for work and while it is an awesome machine, I d...
by jfdotcom
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: PC for cutting

I've been trying to find an older Toughbook/Dell ATG/Getac B300 or S400 so the ports don't get gummed up so far. Ebay has yet to reciprocate with an affordable 2nd gen i5. :(
by jfdotcom
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: PC for cutting

It's a shame that a 64 bit OS doesn't work well with that. I'm actually surprised that Windows 10 is even coming in a 32-bit edition.
Either way some type of passively cooled micro PC looks like the best to use due to a dusty shop.
by jfdotcom
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PC for cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

PC for cutting

I'm about to purchase a Shapoko 3 and while I have a suitable PC to do CAD/CAM on to generate the gcode, I wasn't sure of what the actual requirements would be to send the gcode. Obviously I don't want to use an old XP machine pulled from the bin but don't want to go purchase a new one either. Is th...