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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    * Nods approvingly *
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    So thats why my electronics designs don't work! :p
     
  3. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I like this logic.
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I actually bought this for the PS4 back in 2017 (before I sold the PS4, but was too dumb to sell the game as well) but after running into the frustration of not being able to get gold in a challenge due to my lack of experience with a controller (PC Master Race Cheesecake), I gave up playing it.

    Now, thanks to modern science, technology, science and a sale on Steam, I'll finally be able to play it without feeling like a left handed person trying to use a right handed corkscrew.
     
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  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Buy a shedload of rewireable C20's, modify all cables to use PDU, curse the idea when you need to plug into a regular socket, buy rewireable C19's, and rewireable BSD1363's and create adaptors.
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    This bit was all part of the original plan - even with a UK-socketed PDU. No need for a 1.8m cable when the socket is no more than 50cm from the thing.
    It's the wall warts that are problematic though - those hanging off adaptors would really grind my gears, especially now I know what could have been,,,

    I'll keep my eyes out for a couple of weeks for a suitable replacement and if not, get a mixed C13/C19 PDU and use a separate 1U PDU with UK sockets into one of the C19s.

    I've pinged a few requests for quotes off to some companies that advertise their ability to make whatever you want, which is undoubtedly a waste of time because I'm not spending £500 on nothing more than a glorified plug strip, but maybe I'll be surprised.

    I could also just make my own if I found some sort of appropriate chassis to use, but then I'm spending just about every spare moment doing some sort of DIY these days anyway so not sure when that's going to get done.
     
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  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yeah, wall warts can jump in a fire..

    That's something I'm fond of in Germany - The socket strips are often available in aluminium with mounting holes on the ends, so with a strip of steel, some time with a marker, appropriate wire, tap and drill bit, you could make a 30 socket strip that didn't look like Frankenstein's monster. The UK strips I remember had those cross slot jobbies on the back rather than something you can just bolt through into a tapped hole..
     
  8. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Oh yeah, also a Captain America fan...
     
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  9. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Focal Radiance
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    Amtech S0530 A3 Cutting Mat
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    Blue Spot Soft Grip Precision Knife Set
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    One enjoy Thermalright Thermal Pad 12.8 W/mK
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  10. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Initial Setup
    Controller/Phone and Drone refused to see each other and sync. Lots of frustrations followed. Included instructions don't help as it's just a quick start. Some Googling and a bit of tinkering and I upgraded the firmware on the controller. Once I'd done that everything else started to work as expected.

    First Impressions
    It's so dinky but build quality is good. Fly More Combo adds some useful bits like extra batteries, spare blades, etc so I'm glad I paid the extra. Auto take off and land (plus stable hovering) is excellent. A little test in the garden went well.

    First Flight
    Took it to the park today for a proper go. Used the FPV mode quite a bit, especially as once I hit a certain altitude I couldn't eyeball the drone. Return To Home function sent me into a blind panic as it seemed to be going somewhere else (GPS issue of some sort I guess?) but I cancelled it and manually flew it back. Again, FPV is very useful! Soon got the hand of flying and was zipping around in no time. Tested out the QuickShot video modes which I like a lot - drone locks onto target then pans around/up/down depending which shot you choose.
     
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  11. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Datron M8 Cube + external tool assist and related tooling bits and bobs. Let's a go,
     
  12. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Do we even want to know how you got the money for that beast?
     
  13. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    New tash wax sponsor is paying out the big dough!
     
  14. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    I'll celebrate in 8-10 weeks or so when it's actually here haha
     
  15. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Have you started an OF now as well @Maki role ?
     
  16. Yaka

    Yaka Modder

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    took delivery of these today, will box my stx 2 now due to emi buzz
     
  17. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    I'm really impressed by those thermal pads. Replacing the stock Nvidia pads knocked 20 degrees off the VRAM temps on my card.
     
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  18. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Same, I replaced my Gigashite Vision 3080 pads with these and it went from thermal throttling at 110c stock settings to 1500+ memory and it’s sitting at 88c, an insane difference!
     
  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    The major issue with that is that the product was shipped like that.
     
  20. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    It's no different than the Nvidia FE cards.
     

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