Archive for April, 2019


Posted in 3D Printing on April 26, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

All sorts of problems with Flashforge Finder and the USB connection. More often the software cannot connect to the printer.

I have swapped USB ports onto my PC, instead of USB hub, that doesn’t fix it.

Of note, when watching the devices list, the list flashes whenever I insert or remove the USB connecter from the PC, but oddly no change in the number of items occurs in the devices list. That seems to mean the PC is detecting the insertion and removal of the USB connector but the driver is not picking up the printer at the other end.

The printer is too far away to try other cables (I only have 1x3m cable). So, I am trawling for my Arduino MEGA (which has the same USB Type B connector. If the Arduino IDE has problems with the MEGA then maybe I didn’t buy as high a quality cable as I thought I did.

The only other way I might be able to get around this is to open the side of the cabinet, send the files by wifi, close the cabinet. Downside of that is I lose the control via the software on the PC.

Nuisance? Sure is!


Posted in Rant on April 19, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

What a crock of shit!

Australia has a trade embargo placed upon it by Google on AI technology for edge computing.

This despite Australia and US having trade agreements.

This despite Australia and US DOD and US defence arrangements.

We need a class action against Google for going against trade agreements. Are Google going to cut Australia off from cloud based AI engines? I suspect so, you can’t account for emargos on edge computing if you don’t restrict the capability entirely. OR, its just a grubby means to push the price up to Australia, again, even though the difference should only be in shipping costs and not in technology costs.

For that matter don’t buy Sparkfun or Seeed Studio for the duration, since they harbour Google technology.

Interestingly there is evidence of US suing other countries for access to commodities. If AI is to be ubiquitous then it needs to be a commodity. Then the slimy US corporate giant is trying to have it both ways.

The dopeyist thing about this, you can’t buy a Google Coral USB from Seeed Studio, because you are Australian, but China is on list of countries you can’t sell Google Coral to. Seeed Studio is Chinese. So, dopey thing is you can’t buy from the US Seeed Studio office, if you are on the list of embargoed countries, so why is Seeed Studio even allowed to sell any Google Coral USB? Yes, business names and franchises etc. So what is really the point of the franchise? They are NOT worth the reputational points if they cannot carry the stock over the borders. They are a farce.

Fingers Crossed XXXXX

Posted in 3D Printing on April 10, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

Just doing a test print of 1300 to 1 planetary gears.


Posted in 3D Printing on April 10, 2019 by asteriondaedalus

So, I have the incubator ceramic fan heater, or is it a ceramic incubator fan heater? The thermostat turned up. DOH! They didn’t send the one I ordered. However, the specs of the one that was sent is fine for the job. Jipped me 10c though.


Not really, it isn’t a fuming cupboard mwahahahahaha!

In fact, the unit sent is better, it has the temperature you set the thermostat at and the actual temperature reading provided by the thermistor.

Also wik, no wiring diagram for the item provided.

Depending upon who you believe the part is either YLN0709 or W1209WK.

In any event, here is the associated info you need. The unit I got is a 12VDC model. I got that as the fan heater is also a 12VDC.

I will be using the first wiring example above.

Video instructions and manual on its use by Buddy Moore on youtube.