Next Cumulus batch

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What type of box do you prefer?

A 3D printed like Metadata cases
23
70%
A Layered one like the PiBows
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27%
Something else? (please explain on the topic)
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3%
 
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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by coco.oric » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:57 pm

The same for me.
100 eur is a good limit
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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Dbug » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:47 pm

Regarding the problems with 3D printing, I just discovered that: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ti ... 3d-printer
180 euros, including 1kg of printing filaments, not counting the shipping.

Looks like 3D printing may actually be coming to everybody soon :)

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by coco.oric » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:32 am

seems to be interesting, despite the small size of the pieces it can build
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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by iss » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:25 am

@Godzil: about the mechanical 'nice to have':
- LCD connector on PCB - it's fragile - one of the cumuluses I received from metadata was broken - probably not good soldered and during transportation was detached. Than follow a long story how I fixed it - I will post additionally with pictures. Probably the selected footprint for the connector is not the best one.
- connector on the bus PCB should have 'key' - to avoid wrong plugging.
- SDCard slot is simply glued to PCB - it's breaks easy after some insertions.
But as I said, these are just nice to have if the price is higher.
The most important for me is that device works with all of my Orics - just like Cumana does!

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by ntrs » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:46 am

I suggest lasercut case, fastest and cheapest to produce, I can do a prototype but I need final measures or one unit even not working

I need two cumulus , is it the right place ?

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Godzil » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:16 am

ntrs: Yes it is!

Could you please add an entry in the survey?

iss wrote:@Godzil: about the mechanical 'nice to have':
- LCD connector on PCB - it's fragile - one of the cumuluses I received from metadata was broken - probably not good soldered and during transportation was detached. Than follow a long story how I fixed it - I will post additionally with pictures. Probably the selected footprint for the connector is not the best one.
Yes, the LCD need to be changed anyway, I still searching for a part that have the same display size, and a somewhat similar physical size and that does not cost 1/2 of the current price.. :D
iss wrote: - connector on the bus PCB should have 'key' - to avoid wrong plugging.
Yes for sure!
iss wrote: - SDCard slot is simply glued to PCB - it's breaks easy after some insertions.
I will look at this, I don't have my cumulus here, and haven't got any problem with it for now, but it shouldn't be glued for sure!
There are tons of SDcard socket, I will take one that is strongly soldered on the board!

By the way, for everyone, do you prefere a real SD socket or a microSD card is nice too?
It may help getting the PCB a bit smaller, but that not something essential

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by ibisum » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:58 am

I'd be okay with a MicroSD, but its easier to give the kids a normal SD card to swap in and out of the Cumulus for an Atmos session, so something to consider..

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Dbug » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:58 pm

Godzil wrote:By the way, for everyone, do you prefere a real SD socket or a microSD card is nice too?
It may help getting the PCB a bit smaller, but that not something essential
I guess it depends of the usage pattern, but when I was doing some development I was glad it was a large and easy to extract SDCard that would fit in the reader of my laptop because I had to swap them around quite a lot. (also none of my computers has a microSD reader built in.)

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Godzil » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:56 pm

A microSD to SD adapter is really cheap and generaly sold with a microSD card, but ibisum & DBug you have a point, I may keep the normal SD size, and switch only if it just take too much space and force the PCB to be bigger.

Do you prefere a slot with a pushpull mechanism like it is currently, or one like the HxC and Raspberry Pi?

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Dbug » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:28 pm

As long as it's easy to insert/remove and that the direction is obvious and the contact firm, I could not care less :)
What I hate is the push/pull type when it's made to be seamless with the case, so you need to push inside with your nails or another card to actually get it far enough so it pops out!

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by ntrs » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:22 am

Godzil wrote:ntrs: Yes it is!

Could you please add an entry in the survey?
already added as laser cut proposal (cannot do it twice)

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Godzil » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:33 am

ntrs wrote:
Godzil wrote:ntrs: Yes it is!

Could you please add an entry in the survey?
already added as laser cut proposal (cannot do it twice)
This one too: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uUSQvb ... Y/viewform :)

(it helps me know how many are wanted and who wants them)

Thanks!

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by Godzil » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:43 am

For those who are twice in the list, do you want me to delete the old entry?

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by laios » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:20 pm

survey:done

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Re: Next Cumulus batch

Post by froggy » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:57 pm

Hope you guys will manage to produce another Cumulus device. Would love to get one too.

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