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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2013, 02:18:45 am »
Hey, I have access to a 3d printer and a CNC. Could I get a copy of the model file?
I totally did not expect someone to run in here and say "hey I can print that on my 3D printer for you" :P That's awesome.

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2013, 06:47:40 am »
Hey, I have access to a 3d printer and a CNC. Could I get a copy of the model file?
I totally did not expect someone to run in here and say "hey I can print that on my 3D printer for you" :P That's awesome.

I think he ment printing it for himself.

I can print my own version at school, they have a 3d printer.


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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2013, 11:57:02 pm »
The school I go to has 2 3d printers, three CNC machines, a plasma cutter and a laser cutter/engraver. It's pretty rad. Any file format would be fine, but an STL or IPT would be best.

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 12:06:10 am »
wut, a school with 3D printers, that's so awesome!
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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2013, 02:02:03 am »
my school has a very cheap one, but my school is not a technical school. i will send you an .obj file if you want different this is what you can choose:



the file is here, i added a file so you can get it to fit in the test pice before you wait for hours and get not fitting dock.
I asume you know how to handle 3d software?
Don't forget it won't fit properly as it is right now.

oh a little thing.. you can't sell it :).

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2013, 12:58:40 pm »
I'm going to finish this thing, now we know a little more about the dock and where the usb is, i'm going to design some electronics to get support for: USB, UART, Charging and header pins for all the pins from the dock. is there anything else that should be implemented? a specific kind of chip? or if you have other suggestions. tell me
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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2013, 02:37:32 am »
Over here there are now 3D printing services it seems. However, although for an iPod case it doesn't seem to be too pricey from what I heard, I think it would be pretty expensive for larger stuff such as a 3D dock case.

As for your project, I can't help, sadly, since I know nothing about hardware, but I want to warn you that TI-Nspire CX calcs that has J or K as last serial number character (manufactured in 2013) do not work with the RS232/TTL adapter, so it's possible that the hardware has changed or that something in the calc will prevent normal use of the dock port..
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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2013, 03:01:18 am »
something i found on kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer?ref=card
also, their website says $3299 which is actually affordable for private households O.O (http://formlabs.com/collections/all)

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2013, 03:20:13 am »
As for your project, I can't help, sadly, since I know nothing about hardware, but I want to warn you that TI-Nspire CX calcs that has J or K as last serial number character (manufactured in 2013) do not work with the RS232/TTL adapter, so it's possible that the hardware has changed or that something in the calc will prevent normal use of the dock port..
The dock works as expected but due to major changes to the motherboard, boot2 3.1 will not boot afaik.

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2013, 04:55:43 am »
something i found on kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer?ref=card
also, their website says $3299 which is actually affordable for private households O.O (http://formlabs.com/collections/all)
The quality is really high and the price/quality is really low on this one, but still  more money than i have laying around.

Is it true that the bottom part of the cx and non cx are the same? than this might work for both.

think it's fun to use only TI chips in this one :p

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2013, 05:41:00 am »
Actually no, the CX is thinner.

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2013, 09:29:28 pm »
They both do have the slide case track thing going down the side in the same place, so the bottom connectors are compatible.
Also you can get a Makerbot for a little over $2000, which is more affordable. Or, of course, you can have a local place like your school print it for you on one of their printers.
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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2013, 04:33:31 am »
They both do have the slide case track thing going down the side in the same place, so the bottom connectors are compatible.
Also you can get a Makerbot for a little over $2000, which is more affordable. Or, of course, you can have a local place like your school print it for you on one of their printers.

not sure if i can use those facilities on my new school but now i can also make pcb's at school.
And i can tell you i have no spare $2000 on my bank :p

but if the connectors are compatible in the same slide i'm sure to make them both fit, of i'll make a little switchable part for it.

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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2013, 02:56:27 am »
I bet that if those printers becomes more and more popular, they'll start selling smaller ones for home use and then prices will go down like with TVs (although I think government will impose limitations, to prevent people from using them with bad intentions, such as making the item slightly smaller or larger to prevent key copies from working, for example)
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Re: 3D nSpire Dock
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2013, 07:26:30 am »
Why do people always have to use things for bad resons >.<

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