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Why does my Zhuhai CTC Prusa I3 make mirrored prints?

Maybe I set it up wrong

Why does my Zhuhai CTC Prusa I3 make mirrored prints?

Recently, I was able to buy one of these Prusa style 3D printers (Zhuhai CTC Prusa I3) at a really good price - around a third of the cost of my 3DR kit. It was advertised as a DIY kit, but some of the reviews mentioned that most of the assemblies and the hard construction were ready-assembled, so mostly you were putting together these. Once assembled, I had a issue with the prints it generated being mirror images of the 3D models I put into it. Read on to find out why this was, the mistakes I made, and what I needed to do to fix it. And how a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing...

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24-Mar-2017 Permanent Link

 

A new Raspberry Pi Zero option with onboard wifi

For a few dollars more

A new Raspberry Pi Zero option with onboard wifi

Realising that the Raspberry Pi anniversary happened recently, I wasn't surprised to see an announcement that a new Pi was out.  This time it was an enhanced version of the Pi Zero - with added Wifi - the imaginatively-named Raspberry Pi Zero W!  As opposed to the last cost of £6 for a Pi Zero, the Zero W has gone up to around £9  (curiously similar to the CHIP! single board computer).

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12-Mar-2017 Permanent Link

 

Update on CH340G serial adaptors on Mac Sierra

Programming cheap Arduino clones on your Mac

Update on CH340G serial adaptors on Mac Sierra

I've stopped using the cheaper Arduino clones from China for the moment, because I've been having issues connecting to the ones with the CH340G serial chips from my Mac. Instead of using one of the Duos above, I’ve been using a more official Arduino UNO development board with a removable chip for projects, as the FDI serial chip works without issue out of the box on Mac Sierra. However, I have also brought a job lot of the ones above for my Avionics projects, so instead of being forced to boot up a PC, here is an update about using these drivers on Mac OS Sierra.

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27-Jan-2017 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 48 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman