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concretedog

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Tinkerer, Writer for Hackspace Magazine, Tindie, Kids Code CS, FreeCAD and more. Forged in the heart of a mountain.

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concretedog, to linux
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I'm interested in hearing about any projects that are targeting ping me if you know of anything. Stuff like this from KDE etc https://eco.kde.org/

concretedog,
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@vsaw @fershad Mostly interested in Linux but erm that's some great stuff right there! Thanks.

concretedog, to random
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Just uploaded the files and some stls for a model and the one I am printing with an NFC tag embedded. @emf @badge https://www.printables.com/model/881594-tildagon-hexpansion-freecad-templates-and-nfc

concretedog, to cycling
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Met a really interesting person this morning who is setting up a bike business which includes frame building from recycled materials. They want to learn @FreeCAD so they have DL'd my book. I know very little about frames, but I wanted some practice so...

Rear view of FreeCAD model of bike frame
Angled view of FreeCAD model of bike frame.

concretedog, to random
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Lovely little sun struck patch spotted on a walk just now.

concretedog, to random
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First little test prints of some glow in the dark @badge shims.. just some M3 bolt holes for now. Will tinker with other ideas in @FreeCAD and hopefully bring odds n sods for trades! :)

Same hexagonal printed parts in the dark showing they are glow in the dark!

concretedog,
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@jtruk ha I'd be thinner with those portions :)

rasterweb, to photography
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I've been experimenting with loading photos not taken on the toy camera and loading them onto the camera just to print them out... I think you need to get a small file size and maybe(?) remove metadata... though it may also be an issue around how some software writes a JPG.

I don't know if anyone else has figured this out yet, but if not, I'm working on it through trial and error.

concretedog,
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@rasterweb I briefly tried this on mine and totally failed. I'd love to see your solution!

concretedog,
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@rasterweb I tried (again very briefly) to edit an image from the toy camera in gimp and reload it but that broke as well. Metadata tinkering is a good shout.

concretedog,
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@rasterweb @pwalck @erik @ge0rg @tobbsn I've had another play with GIMP here, I can't get anything to work! I've tried manually creating a small jpg or indeed editing a jpg off the camera and it always breaks. I have checked in gimp and there is no real metadata written about these images etc.

concretedog,
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@rasterweb @pwalck @erik @ge0rg @tobbsn I've tried really small ones.. sub 700.. jpg's taken on the camera are usually over 2.5MB though?

CatherineFlick, to random
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I printed a hexpansion with a fidget spinner on it? I dunno, I don’t even use fidget spinners. I guess wanted to see if it worked! (It does!)

concretedog,
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@CatherineFlick ah interesting.. I'd tooted a question this morning about the connector dimensions to the badge team this morning as I was working on a freecad template... you're connector is much bigger though! https://mastodon.social/@concretedog/112433150316508241

concretedog,
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@CatherineFlick my template so far!

concretedog,
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@CatherineFlick sorry I utterly refuse to open autodesk stuff!

concretedog,
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@CatherineFlick ta for the response though!

concretedog,
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@CatherineFlick Ha I'm like the worst person for this as I work with @FreeCAD and wrote a book on it etc! I hate the vendor lock in stuff of autodesk.. also the fact that here in Wales the government signs up EVERY child to autodesk (for tinkerCAD) aged 7. Horrid... and thats before all the ways they've ripped off the maker community!

concretedog, to random
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Hey @badge @emf I'm just laying out a hexspansion template in @FreeCAD and wondering about dimensions of the slots at the side of the connector? I can't see the info on this drawing.. https://tildagon.badge.emfcamp.org/hexpansions/

concretedog,
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@badge @emf @FreeCAD hey @andypiper I think you have built around this.. any info?!

concretedog, to random
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Did a load of maintenance and repair on a beloved tent today! Used my pretty much little pocket/bag diy sewing kit.. It's been refined contents wise a lot over time!

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concretedog,
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@biglesp so organised! I am impressed
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I need a skip!

deshipu, to random
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There were no left-handed people in the 14th century. They were just clumsy.

There were no color-blind people in the 18th century. They were just not paying attention.

There were no people with ADHD in the 20th century. They were just lazy.

As the requirements the society puts on us increase, completely new forms of disability are invented.

concretedog,
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@deshipu I've been fascinated this last year training in Longsword based off proto germanic texts starting around 1400, they are very inclusive and descriptive of left handed as well as right. Starkly different to the traditional but more modern Chinese system I study!

concretedog, to linux
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Thinking of swapping distro, moving away from Arch and back towards Debian.. anyone got any recomendations? Deffo want to avoid snap and not use flatpak. #linux

concretedog,
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@villares So mostly I am FreeCAD, KiCad and Inkscape and a lot of libreoffice. Arch FreeCAD packages are having some challenges atm. I moved from ubuntu based stuff towards Arch to get away from Snap and used manjaro for a while but ended up on a weird fun arch based distro called Garuda. It's been great but wayland has broke a lot of stuff!

concretedog,
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@yorik @villares @beatnikqueen @FreeCAD Schedule it after a Cabo Verde one?!?! :)

concretedog,
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@yorik @villares @beatnikqueen @FreeCAD we really must build this FreeCAD yacht/ship also! :)

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