Friday, April 29, 2016

Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

I just installed the new Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS last night and it went without a hitch as you can see.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Mini ITX 3D Printer case

April 18, 2016
I finally sat down and made some updates to my mini itx design. I have now put my old hardware into the case I had laying around and found the front to be a bit on the thin side. It was also a bit tight, just how I designed it, but I decided it was time for a version two. I gave myself another 10 mm on the front of the case. I also made the side walls a bit thicker. Although this will add even more time to the print time, I feel much better about the design now. I managed to break the front trying to fit in one of the buttons and that's just not something I want to happen. So I had to make some changes on all the large parts which is still within the bed size. The width is still under 200 mm which is what my bed is but this is still cutting it close and the length is still way under the 250 mm of the bed. The only problem with these large parts is the lifting of the corners. But glue seems to be working okay. Unfortunately my printer is still not printing so great. I did another two day print and the side walls where not sticking so great not to mention extremely thin in some places. Aside from printer problems and cad software problems, it's slowly getting there. I'm calling this one version 2. I've also made a few other minor changes  to the side panels on the bottom. I'm still working my way up so the bottom needs to be perfect because I'm now also using it as my computer case. I'm hoping these will be the biggest changes I need to make so I can concentrate on other things. If you want to see the video I have on this, just go to youtube and look for 3d printed nas case to get an idea of what it looks like once printed. It's the same case, this one will just be a little longer to give me a tiny bit more space inside. The first one works just fine, but I decided to make all the changes since I wanted to fix the walls anyway.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

3D Printed case computer

April 12, 2016

I finally got around to swapping all the internals of my metal case to my 3d printed computer case. Yes that sounds like I'm going backwards a bit, but not really. The old one is a bit thinner and the 3d printed case has room for more air to circulate. Anyway, I wanted to finally get a computer set up in one of these cases to get a better feel for how things would fit. Here's the link to the pictures. Adding pictures to this blog seems to hang at times so this is easier and quicker to do for now.

I noticed it was just a bit tighter up front due to the cables, but once I put the front in first instead of the back I was able to get the whole board in there without much problem. I have made quite a few prints and checked fitment before, so I knew it would fit, but just didn't have all the cables in there yet. Everything seems to work just fine, but a few more tweaks couldn't hurt now that I have finally put together a full pc with it. I need to find two usb ports which are pretty cheap now and the fact that I only need the old usb 2 makes it easier to find. I have not put any buttons on it as you can see because it works just fine without them too! All in all, this is not too bad for a completed computer.

I'm still waiting for some printer parts and since other things need attention for a while I haven't had a chance to design or print much lately and I want to get those parts before I try printing anything again.!1414&authkey=!AJvudCQTPTlTJCQ&ithint=album%2c

Monday, April 11, 2016

WD PiDrive 314GB Storage Solution

April 11, 2016

There's now a dedicated drive for your rasberry Pi project.

200 GB Patriot micro sdhc card

April 11, 2016

Now you can get yourself a really huge tiny card for you phone or wherever you need the space. All those tiny cameras just need to catch up to these since most of those only support up to like 32 GB. Now backing all of that up...that's going to take a while.