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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #450 on: December 07, 2017, 04:34 PM »
I didn't find the commands to conference the Echo Dot very useful, and one of the reasons it didn't come off well was the indicators that someone is actually calling and if the call is in progress or not very intuitive.
During an 'intercom' call I find myself resorting to the old 'over' convention  ;D 

Even so, were I making a call in a >2-person household, I would want the ability to cut out people for whom the call was not intended. Google Home Mini doesn't offer that.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #451 on: January 24, 2018, 11:27 PM »
Just put an amazon echo by my bedside -- fun gadget for listening to music while trying to fall asleep, etc.  Especially useful since I can summon music without having to open my eyes or turn out the lights.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #452 on: January 25, 2018, 07:20 AM »

During an 'intercom' call I find myself resorting to the old 'over' convention  ;D 

Even so, were I making a call in a >2-person household, I would want the ability to cut out people for whom the call was not intended. Google Home Mini doesn't offer that.
-cranioscopical (December 07, 2017, 04:34 PM)

We only have 2 devices :P

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #453 on: February 01, 2018, 05:52 PM »
Well, I went ahead and did it, I bought a 3d printer.

Anycubic I3 Mega:


Supposed to be a good 3d printer for beginners, and nice and compact.

I'm just printing the test thing now.

What I'd really like to do is have a 3d cody -- anyone have enough 3d (and 3d printer) experience to try to make a version of Cody our mascot for 3d printing?

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #454 on: February 01, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Well, I went ahead and did it, I bought a 3d printer.

Anycubic I3 Mega:
Supposed to be a good 3d printer for beginners, and nice and compact.

I'm just printing the test thing now.

What I'd really like to do is have a 3d cody -- anyone have enough 3d (and 3d printer) experience to try to make a version of Cody our mascot for 3d printing?

Awesome! I'm kind of jealous. :P

I'm pretty sure that at one point in time Gothi[c] made a 3D image of Cody in Blender. I'm not sure what it takes to convert/prepare a regular Blend file to be 3D printed, but it may be worth digging up that model. I think I may have it archived somewhere on my HDD, but I won't have access to my PC for a few days.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #455 on: February 14, 2018, 12:21 AM »
So, NANY awards to be 3D printed hereafter? ;D

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #456 on: February 14, 2018, 12:53 AM »
I'm pretty sure that at one point in time Gothi[c] made a 3D image of Cody in Blender. ..... I think I may have it archived somewhere on my HDD, but I won't have access to my PC for a few days.

http://www.donationc...83.msg98713#msg98713

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #457 on: February 14, 2018, 01:37 AM »
Nice find!

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #458 on: February 14, 2018, 04:27 AM »
Nice find!

Actually, is that the right one?

I notice earlier in the thread a link to another blender file but it's 404.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #459 on: February 14, 2018, 10:03 AM »
The other one that 404s is the one I was talking about, but the animation file you linked to should also contain the Cody model. And it's even rigged for animation!

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #460 on: February 14, 2018, 10:35 AM »
Here's an STL to get you started. Gonna need support.

http://ericandchar.com/dc/cody.stl

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #461 on: February 14, 2018, 12:53 PM »
Printing it now..

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #462 on: February 14, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Printing it now..

20180214_135544.jpgGadget WEEKENDS
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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #463 on: February 14, 2018, 01:14 PM »
Mine came out a little worse -- I printed him upright and one of his legs became encased in supports and came off with them.

It's a good start, but I think we're going to need a substantially better looking Cody if it's something I can print and paint and send to people as a thank you.

Maybe a design with cody sitting would be more in his character, like:
4by3-games-div-small.jpg

I'm trying to think what kind of image would be best and be feasible..

Maybe him sitting holding a big coin that said DonationCoder.com on it, or maybe something where we could customize the text so we could give it out as an award and make it say different things like "1000 post award" or "NANY 2020", etc.

The thing is, it would really have to look like Cody not just a distant 8 bit relative..

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #464 on: February 14, 2018, 01:32 PM »
Cody plays PONG?    :o

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #465 on: February 14, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Are there any 3d modeling experts who could make a seriously accurate cody?  Are there places we could *hire* someone to do it?

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #466 on: February 14, 2018, 01:57 PM »
Mine came out a little worse -- I printed him upright and one of his legs became encased in supports and came off with them.

Yes, you have to think about not only what's going to print most successfully (least support, or support in least obvious places), but also where the strength is going to be after printing. Think in terms of woodworking... if you print cody upright you have "short grain" in the legs—easy to break. The way I did it, the layers extend (at least partially) through the legs from the body, adding strength.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #467 on: February 14, 2018, 05:26 PM »
Are there any 3d modeling experts who could make a seriously accurate cody?  Are there places we could *hire* someone to do it?

You could make a request on Polycount.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #468 on: February 14, 2018, 05:29 PM »
Are there any 3d modeling experts who could make a seriously accurate cody?  Are there places we could *hire* someone to do it?

Don't know about other countries but here you can go to certain Officeworks stores, (national office supply chain), get 3D laser scanned (or an object), and get the 3D file for printing.

Could scan Baby Cody if he's not on holiday and is up to taking a chance on laser incineration.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #469 on: February 14, 2018, 05:55 PM »
Photogrammetry is also something that is becoming easier and easier to do with regular cameras/equipment and software. But methinks that Baby Cody isn't "seriously accurate" according to nudone's model sheet.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #470 on: February 15, 2018, 03:29 PM »
You could make a request on Polycount
Cody's a parrot now? Or is it just that he can't spell 'pirate'?

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #471 on: February 16, 2018, 04:14 PM »
So far I've been using my 3d printer quite a bit -- but only to print 3d parts for board games that I play.. It's slow and fiddly and prone to messing up, but it absolutely feels like the future.. There can't be much doubt that in 10 years we will all have these machines in our houses.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #472 on: February 16, 2018, 04:21 PM »
If we could get a cody holding a big coin/medal where we could customize the writing it would be so awesome to be able to print out custom "awards" to send to people..

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #473 on: February 16, 2018, 08:29 PM »
If we could get a cody holding a big coin/medal where we could customize the writing it would be so awesome to be able to print out custom "awards" to send to people..

Mouser, have you played with openscad at all? I think it would be the most DC-like way to design something like this. Though it doesn't lend itself to "organic" shapes it might be an interesting challenge--and could be easily customized with text (there's a font library I believe).

Everything I've successfully designed (rather than just downloading from thingiverse) has been done in OpenSCAD. I just don't have the chops for traditional CAD programs but the programming-language style seems to click better (for me). It reminds me of back in the day when I played with POV-RAY from some shareware catalog :)

And now a gadget, for it is the weekend!

I bought a surprisingly-inexpensive intervalometer for my DSLR. It's got a wireless remote and plugs into the port on the side of the camera. All it "does" is trigger the shutter on the camera (both half- and full-press), but can be programmed to do so in quite a large variety of ways, from using it as a time-lapse controller to using it to control ultra-long "bulb" photos. I've used it already as a remote trigger for a family portrait: we also have an infrared remote but that requires line-of-sight and so you can usually find the person controlling the picture - this device is 2.4GHz wireless so can be hidden. My intention is to use it to take wide-angle astrophotography, but it's been too cold, cloudy, and snowy here in Michigan to give that a try so far. I have a Nikon but it's available for Canon too; only the cord is different.

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Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« Reply #474 on: February 16, 2018, 09:21 PM »
I've installed but not used OpenSCAD yet.  I've noticed that there are quite a few thingiverse items that are "parametric" and made with it -- meaning that you can adjust some parameters to change various aspects of the size and shape.