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  Upcoming Downtime for Dave Websites
Posted by: daveefordays - 06-01-2021, 10:29 PM - Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - No Replies

Hey Guys,

As many of you know, I am building a new home!!!

Right now, all of my servers run from my house, I am blessed to have the option of a Duplex gigabit fiber connection ($450/month) but since we are moving into a *forever* home there is going to be some downtime for my projects.

We are set to move on the 30th of June, so I'm guessing this is when the downtime will start and all of my websites will go offline, I may consider transferring everything to a host but I really don't want the headache and cost of that right now.

In our new home we will also have a gigabit fiber connection, but we don't have the fiber physically installed yet so this is likely going to lead to downtime.

I will keep you updated on this thread for now, and then I will create a thread in the off-topic on intoFPV to keep you guys updated during the blackout period. Last time it took 2 months for the fiber to be installed, but I am going to get ahead of the ball this time and attempt to get it installed by the time we move in.

This outage won't affect just into3DP, it will also affect davesdronedesigns, and all of the other websites I have hosted at home.

This is going to be a massive step for me, and having my own home means I am a lot freeer to do whatever I want, which means no more tripping over the cat 6 cable going through my kitchen to the server room, or having to have my servers in desktop cases taking up the entirety of my office desk (we currently have 5 full tower machines running (minecraft server, beamNG server, Venice Unleashed server, RTMP Re-stream server, Web server, etc). This also means I can go ham with setting up some custom redundancy systems, the plan is to have a charger running 24/7 on 4 100AH Lithium Batteries, and everything running off of those. I will get 12v power supplies for all of the server hardware and even run a 12V line through to my Fiber box in the garage. Then I will have a generator that will auto start to charge the batteries once they get below a threshold, so if the power goes out or part of my charging setup fails we have a failsafe. Currently we have quite a few outages due to power, one was a 4hr due to someone hitting a nearby powerpole... I can't control that so I need to control my power system!!

I also already have a rack cabinet and am collecting gear to put in there, so hopefully by the end of 2021 all of my sites will be running off of redundant server grade hardware!!.


Long term my goal is to get customers that want to purchase local web hosting from me, and at this point I will probably rent a VPS as a constant backup for those websites incase my server goes down for whatever reason, and I am getting a shed built to contain it all! Big Grin

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  IntoFPV is Down
Posted by: daveefordays - 05-17-2021, 08:22 AM - Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - No Replies

Hey guys,

The into3DP server was down yesterday and today, I apologise for that, we had some issues but back up now!


Unfortunately intoFPV is now down. Don't worry Oscar is working on getting it fixed!

Cheers 
Dave

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  Does anyone have ideas on advertising the forum?
Posted by: daveefordays - 05-05-2021, 09:39 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (2)

This forum has about 50 members now that are real actual people, which is wonderful and a great milestone for me.

But really, we need to advertise so we have new people everywhere asking questions. I have tried a few avenues, like mentioning it in my youtube videos, and I quite often share links to posts here in facebook groups when people help and while that gives us traffic here we don't actually get those people signing up and asking more questions.

The drive from those of you on intoFPV who give us a shoutout quite often is wonderful, and I thank you guys so much for that, we wouldn't be here without it.

I'm hoping soon I'll be able to partner with a company to give away a 3D printer to one of you guys, maybe for 1K subs on my youtube (actually not far away if I get off my butt and make more videos). I'd love to give away a printer that I have but shipping would be well over $100USD from australia for anyone overseas, at which point I may aswell just order you a new one from china for $200USD total LOL, and I dont wanna do an Australia only giveaway cause its unfair.

So my question to all of you is - how can we drive a bunch of newbs here with questions? I've been banned from some FB groups for advertising now, but I might actually ask if I can pay them to advertise our forum?

Maybe I should make an into3dp subreddit? Or purchase reddit advertising?

Any idea is a good one at this point Big Grin

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  Drying filament
Posted by: luispequeno - 05-02-2021, 02:48 AM - Forum: Printing Discussion - Replies (3)

So I’ve read/heard on YouTube.... you should dry your filament.  Seems like a $50+ Is the cost for a filament dryer.

I have also seen someone on YouTube use a large plastic bag with a heavy duty seal.  And I assume he sticks his filament roll in there w/what seems like some large silica gel packets.

My question is:

Are you drying your filament?  If so, what are you using to dry it up?  Does it drastically improve your prints?

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  TOP / MID / LOW QUALITY USABLE BRANDS
Posted by: luispequeno - 05-02-2021, 02:43 AM - Forum: Filament Brand Discussion - Replies (4)

Hello into3dp, I am fairly new with 3d printing.  I have an Ender3 I bought used on eBay and just wanting to print my own drone parts....

My questions are as follow:



What brands of filaments are you using?

Which level of quality are you classifying it?



So far I have used the following:

PLA—->
PRILINE PLA — top/mid quality
SUNLU PLA — mid/low quality;  seems to print ok, but its not as smooth finish as [priline pla];  still learning how to have a better finish w/this PLA.


TPU—->
TRONXY TPU 95A — having issues, but seems like its user error

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  New Prusa i2 Mendel Printer
Posted by: SnowLeopardFPV - 04-01-2021, 03:52 PM - Forum: News & Trending - Replies (1)





















































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  Hi folks
Posted by: GregP - 03-10-2021, 01:26 AM - Forum: Welcome Posts - Replies (1)

Hi, I saw mention of this forum in a FB group I am in and thought I should check it out. I have only been into 3d printing since early December and am expecting my third Ender 3 V2 to show up tomorrow. I had mixed experiences with the first two, one just printed out of the box and has been steady as a rock, the second one was one of the ones shipped with a bum board and I learned how to swap out a board far sooner than I had hoped. And yes I do like modding/upgrading stuff just to see what it does. :-)

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  online drawing?
Posted by: bat - 03-03-2021, 04:31 PM - Forum: Slicer Software Discussion - Replies (5)

https://www.tinkercad.com/learn/designs

someone tried this?

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  Resin clean up...Methylated spirits vs isopropyl alcohol
Posted by: ChrisH - 02-21-2021, 08:19 AM - Forum: Beginner Questions - Replies (1)

Hi guys,

I notice the USA videos always use Isopropyl Alcohol to clean up their resin prints, and have heard that Methylated Spirits is the Aussie equivalent. Has anyone tries Metho or better yet, tried both and can comment whether both work equally well?
Cheers
Chris

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Photo Loot Studios Hag Cottage
Posted by: ChrisH - 02-20-2021, 02:29 AM - Forum: Share your Prints - Replies (1)

Hi all,

Just thought I would share my first attempt using tree supports in Cura! Pretty impressed actually! First few prints in the construction of Loot Studio's Hag Cottage!

Printed on Ender 3 xs Pro

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