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Started by myazgan - Last post by myazgan

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Started by Calamity - Last post by psakhis

Hello everyone i tried to run Yaba sanshiro  latest emulator i think this is the best emu for Saturn.

The emulator doesnt launch for me unfortunately, Win 10 64bit   , AMD Radeon R9 380  Crt emudriver 2.0 win10

Desktop res 640 x 480 60i    ,  tried to play around with emu settings fullscreen res set to 640 x 480 .

Hope this emu will run with crt emudriver , emu is still progress being worked on.




(with dolphin the video plugin set to opengl results in crt being distorted -> i set it to directx 11 for now)  it doesnt like opengl
Forget that emulator and use emu4crt https://github.com/psakhis/emu4crt

Best Saturn emulator is Mednafen and not his libretro core...

3   Everything Else / Re: So ... 3d Printers....on Today at 03:32:37 pm

Started by Howard_Casto - Last post by BadMouth

IDEX build has been half apart and back together a couple times.

I had to flip both x steppers back over so they hang under instead of sitting on top.  I do not understand, but I could not get the kinematics to work correctly with them on top.  I reversed motor direction in software, homing direction, physically reversed wiring, etc.  All combinations either lead to having to home toward the front or move 0,0 coordinates to the back.  I gave up and redid the back assembly and belts, etc.   :-\  It is still irking me.

Trident Z axis conversion is complete and everything is working correctly.  It really opens up visual space (and real space) on the sides.  Original plan was to incorporate spool holders on the sides, but there was enough room in the back.  They are far enough back that oozing filament can't drip on them.  Only problem is that the bed has to be all the way up or down to load filament.  Swapping rolls in the middle of a print may not be possible.  The spool holders are mounted with removable t-nuts, so nothing is set in stone.  There is just enough room on the side for a 5lb roll from Keene Village Plastics, but it would be super close to the bed.  I had a piece of textured ABS that was the right size for the bottom panel, so I went ahead and added it.  I will probably change it to aluminum composite later.

Still haven't wired the toolheads.  Not looking forward to it.  The silicone wire I planned to use droops instead of arching like an umbilical.  It will take a lot of wirres and I have not found the perfect toolhead connector yet.  I happened to come across a new BigTreeTech canbus pcb for "introductory pricing" which was not much more than simple "Voron" connector PCBs go for.  So I ordered a pair.  I will be in over my head with the canbus stuff, but it would mean only having to run 4 or 6 wires to the toolhead instead of 17.

I was also tempted by this Biqu hotend kit hat uses a proprietary "USB-C" cable for all the hotend connections.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001995220414.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.6b772e0eARS7X4
I would have to order a bunch backup cables though, because you probably won't be able to get them in the future.


Not much else is going to happen until I wire the toolheads so the actual IDEX testing can begin.
I am fiddling with the camera mount and lights to avoid working on the wiring.
Was going to start on the insulated enclosure, but all the local big box stores are out of 1/2" polyiso.  Might break down and use 3/4....


4   Everything Else / Re: So ... 3d Printers....on Today at 03:04:48 pm

Started by Howard_Casto - Last post by BadMouth

Did some more tinkering....

A few weeks ago it was unseasonably cold and I had a few failed ASA prints.  It was cold in the basement and chamber temps were only getting to the mid 30's (celsius).
So I finally ordered a pair of 50mm fans to tinker with a PTC heater that I had purchased long ago.  Also orderd a 500w personal heater from amazon warehouse for $15, figuring that it might be a simpler and cheaper route.

Supposedly the aluminum fins on these heaters are carrying 110v when they are active.  I couldn't get anything with the meter, but am treating them as live just in case.  There is a cover over the ceramic portions, which may be where the angry pixies are.  PTC is labelled 500w.  Harbor Freight clamp meter says 3 amp, so probably more like 360w.  Fans are 12.6 cfm each and seemed to provide enough airflow.  It took 12 minutes to heat the build chamber of the 350mm Voron V2.4 from 27 degrees to 50 (No other heat source.  Bed wasn't on.)  It took forever to reach 51 degrees, so I think any further increases would have been minimal.  I am not looking to get it hotter than 60-65.  All the small fans in the printer are only rated for those temperatures, and the linear bearings (which have plastic races) aren't rated for a whole lot more. 

There are a lot of considerations to work through before I would feel safe leaving it unattended.  The fan must be on when the heater is, so it would be bad practice to rely on software to control the fan.  The fans I am currently using are 24v.  They could be connected directly to the power supply which would make them run whenever the machine's 110v power switch is on.  Not sure if that is better or worse than using a 110v fan.  If something caused the fans to stop, the area surrounding the PTC must be able to tolerate the heat until a thermal fuse or relay is tripped.  Relay probably isn't the way to go as it would reset itself when it cooled down and then the PTC would just heat up again.  There are probably other things I haven't even thought of yet.

Not sure how it could be incorporated into the 2.4.  Best thing I've come up with is a blower and ductwork attached to the outside of the back panel with the PTC mounted about where the exhaust outlet currently is.

I worked out an idea for the new IDEX build where it could be mounted underneath the chamber in the center with ductwork pulling air from the sides.  I am thinking heat rises in the center.  Cold air falls, but is pushed to the outer edges by the heat rising off the buildplate.  The only problem I could think of with this setup (in addition to crap falling in the ducts), is that on really tall prints the bed will get close to the PTC heater and that might trigger a "bed heater not behaving as expected" automatic shutdown.  Dunno, but I've arranged things so the possibility is there.  The ductwork would be a pain to print.  The picture of it under the IDEX is just of it sitting in place.  Nothing has been done as far as adding it. 

5   Artwork / Re: Adding art to already built panel on Today at 02:00:55 pm

Started by steelermame - Last post by jaywv1981

If you had a photoshop template you could use it to design the art you want and then send to a vendor to have an overlay UV printed on either acrylic or aluminum.  Then once you get it from them drill holes in it for the buttons/sticks.   Since you don't have one you'd have to do all the measurements manually.  If you need help with it let me know.

6   Driving & Racing Cabinets / Re: MAME netplayon Today at 01:42:41 pm

Started by anchounio - Last post by MrThunderwing

Ahhh, I see. Get stuff like the 2 player Outrunners working across a network Kaillera style.

Started by firedance - Last post by firedance

Dodged a quick thunder and shower storm to knock out the middle panels and plexi, decided to make it the same width as the decased monitor (278mm), thought i had cut them a little too tight but works perfectly, phew, as seen in my very quick mock-up it's a snug fit :)

Still gotta work a few things but winging it as i go, bit like my other builds.

(grabbed a few random books to higher up the monitor, blanked out the titles to stop too many questions  ;) )

Started by Calamity - Last post by Moksi

Hello everyone i tried to run Yaba sanshiro  latest emulator i think this is the best emu for Saturn.

The emulator doesnt launch for me unfortunately, Win 10 64bit   , AMD Radeon R9 380  Crt emudriver 2.0 win10

Desktop res 640 x 480 60i    ,  tried to play around with emu settings fullscreen res set to 640 x 480 .

Hope this emu will run with crt emudriver , emu is still progress being worked on.




(with dolphin the video plugin set to opengl results in crt being distorted -> i set it to directx 11 for now)  it doesnt like opengl

 

Started by Gilrock - Last post by Gilrock

Yeah I'm not sure the reset had anything to do with the HSS kit.  I had rotated the cab to work on it and it was sitting on hard tiles and wasn't sitting level anymore.  The reset happened when the cab rocked a bit and one of the feet hit the tile although it probably shouldn't be that sensitive.

Started by Gilrock - Last post by 10yard

I'm glad you've managed to (mostly) sort things out with your cab.

If the reset issue persists then I recommend you join "Kong League" on Discord.   There's a fairly active arcade support channel and others have the high score save kit installed.  I'm not sure if you'll need an invite but you can PM if you do.

Jon
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