I've been having health issues for the last month, and not sleeping again, so there's nothing new. Hopefully, another round of tests and doctors appointments will spot the problem this time...
I have fooled around with more 3D models, trying to come up with a concept for a case mod, or an external drive enclosure. All my ideas so far are both uninspired and too expensive to print. At this point, my 3D printing options include:
I spent a lot of time designing my "Luggage" model from the Discworld books. Since I couldn't find a sensible way to print a 5" by 7" version, or even a 3" by 3" version (which I would use as a case for the OUYA), I printed a desk toy version, just to see the final result.
When I did this desk toy version, I made it rectangular instead of square, and forgot to adjust the spacing of the rivets. So they are tighter vertically than horizontally.
I was also thinking I would hand paint it, but when it arrived I realized I would never get a brush into the tight spaces behind the legs or at the back of the mouth. I really should have printed it in three pieces (lid, chest and legs) and added holes and pegs to glue it together.
I could print it again of course, but I've already spent too much on it.
It's tempting to buy a cheap printer, but I tell myself I could do an awful lot of Shapeways printing for the price of even the Printrbot machines, let alone a Replicator. So I don't see that as sensible.
I've been poking at the project code a bit in the last few days. I'm still very short of sleep (which means writing ridiculous numbers of bugs), but I have to start working on something again, or I'll just get depressed.
Hopefully, I'll have more for you next month.
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