Creality has announced the Ender 5 as a new addition to their lineup, with a larger build volume of 220x220x300, magnetic bed and the bed moves only on the Z axis where as the X and Y are at the top of the frame.
I finally got PinkyPi v1 put together and booting! I’ve played a few games on it so far to test everything out, though I am having audio issues. I fear I broke the negative wire going to the speaker during assembly.
Check out the build log in our forums!
I’m working on a full write up of my Christmas light show from 2018, my second year doing Christmas lights.
You can find the article in our forums.
I’ve also provided the Arduino source code I used in my setup, for both Relay control as well as WS2811 RGB LED control.
This software interfaces with Vixen 3 running on a computer in my garage and allows Vixen to talk to the Arduinos and control my display.
Find me on Thingiverse, and get all the files I’ve made in my various projects.
I’m still new to the hobby, but adding items as often as possible.
My Thingiverse Profile
CoinFX is back and up for download!
CoinFX is a sound effect application that plays coin box sounds for your MAME arcade system. Press your coin button and it will make the sounds of the coin chute and box. Sounds change as the coin counters increase, giving the effect your coin box is filling up.
CoinFX on our community forums.
TinyPi Pro is a gameboy style vertical Raspberry Pi Zero mini emulation console.
This wonderful little device has extra buttons for a wider range of games, as well as a kit you can purchase with premade PCBs for assembly.
Check out their Kickstarter as well as additional information below!
TinyPi Pro on Sudomod.com
I was able to get several kinks worked out of the design for the middle and bottom layer of the case for the PinkyPi v1.0. I’ve since printed the new sections and everything fits together as expected!
I’ll be continuing my build log in our forums, found here.
A few years back, I wrote a some custom web code to tie my home automation systems all together into 1 easy to use control panel.
I’ve set several HP Stream 7 Tablets (Windows based) around my house and utilize this web app to control the house and monitor events.
It also ties in Amazon’s Alexa service as well as HomeSeer’s built in voice recognition services to control my lights, A/C, doors, camera system and every TV in the house.
Expect a more indepth write up coming soon!
For a few extra bux, around $60-$100 or so depending on where you purchase it, you can get the Creality Ender 3 Pro.
Some of the major changes between the Ender 3 and the Ender 3 Pro include;
Magnetic Build Bed
40mmx40mm extrusion for the Y axis base
Relocated controller fan at the bottom of the case.
Is the upgrade worth it to you?
Creality Ender 3 Pro – Specs on Creality’s website
Creality Ender 3 Pro – On Amazon