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Living Room / Re: Arduino anyone?
« on: April 29, 2022, 10:30 PM »
Well this is interesting timing.. I've been working for the last couple of weeks on a new Arduino project, a deluxe espresso scale.
I'm having a blast.  I'll put up a youtube video soon.. Here's a quick photo:
scalebot.jpg

First version was on Arduino Uni; here's a slightly newer version running on Mega:
20220429_232958.jpg

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There is a button to "Reuse the last file list"..

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:20 PM »
Bob Dylan has a cover of (Johnny Cash's) Ring of Fire that is one of my favorites.. I can't listen to any other cover:

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Yeah the dried ink was what was really killing me with the rarely used inkjet.  Every time you use an inkjet that hasn't been used in a while, the printer actually dumps out a bunch of ink into a "waste pad" in the machine to help clean out the nozzles.

Remarkably, the color laser printer still has 4 different toner cartridges in it -- it's remarkable how almost the entire cavity of this small machine is mostly toner:

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I am pretty sure that the laser toner is cheaper -- but the clincher is that inkjet ink dries up in a major way, and inkjets have to dump quantities of ink into a waste reservoir after periods of disuse, which really exacerbates things.  Laser toner is in powder form so doesn't seem to have that problem.

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