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Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

_Dave_ AD0B
 

Here are my stl files.
Both printed  with 3 layers of wall thickness 20% infill. I use .3mm layer height.

They should be a direct fit without scaling.

I generally use Repetier Host and choose Sli3er as the slicer.


Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

Michael Hagen
 

Roy,

I found this, for your MonoPrice Printer

See if it explains things?

Mike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZD6K7osco


On 3/2/2018 1:18 PM, Roy Appleton wrote:
Michael, I'm a 3D printer noobie and literally just got a monoprice printer this week. I've tried to load your two knobs stl files that you shared into Cura to generate the necessary gcode. The first knob (tuning) comes into Cura as a speck with zero minutes of run time. The volume knob comes in with an error message saying that it was resized and it also has zero minutes of run time. I've downloaded a stl file from another source and it comes in correctly and shows what I guess is a normal runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. 

Your knobs where going to be my first attempt to print something because they seemed small and useful for one of my BITX radio! :-))

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 6:55 AM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:


I was asked yesterday for STL files for Knobs for Bit X.

This is the volume knob with the small shaft hole.  You could drill it out for 6mm pots?

 



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Re: TDA2822 ill treatment test! Photo of blown TDA

Jason Schlager
 

Have the same chip on mine. Worried about powering it up now.
--
Jason Schlager
KM6AUS


Re: Surplus Case from Skycraft Parts #ubitx #bitx40

w4rjp
 

Could have some RF capability.   I know Florida DOT has fiber running in the Turnpike and Interstate rights-of-way.  The citizen call boxes are RF, but the cameras I see on top of the poles do not appear to have any RF.  According the company website they say they are IP based, but who knows.

Bob, W4RJP


Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

Roy Appleton
 

:-) :-) :-) 🤣🤣🤣

Thanks for the info, middle of the night. . . That means I've got something else to do besides go to the bathroom at 3am!

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 4:10 PM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:

Those Knobs were designed for the FemptoBit 2000 GHz Radio!  Made for Flea Hams!

It is all in scaling, Cura may think the units are MM?.  In inches the tuning knob is 1.2".  The volume is 0.625".  So if you don't see those sizes your software is set up wrong.  Some programs automatically scale.  Others printed the knobs and had the same problem.  They fixed it in Cura with settings.  I use Simplify3D, so I can't help with Cura.  I am sure someone on this list uses Cura?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyxMs1--Zd8

Hit YouTube also?

Keep going, I have 3  3D printers and it is a Hit and Miss every print.    Wait until you find yourself getting up in the middle of the night to check how your part is going!

73's Mike


On 3/2/2018 1:18 PM, Roy Appleton wrote:
Michael, I'm a 3D printer noobie and literally just got a monoprice printer this week. I've tried to load your two knobs stl files that you shared into Cura to generate the necessary gcode. The first knob (tuning) comes into Cura as a speck with zero minutes of run time. The volume knob comes in with an error message saying that it was resized and it also has zero minutes of run time. I've downloaded a stl file from another source and it comes in correctly and shows what I guess is a normal runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. 

Your knobs where going to be my first attempt to print something because they seemed small and useful for one of my BITX radio! :-))

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 6:55 AM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:


I was asked yesterday for STL files for Knobs for Bit X.

This is the volume knob with the small shaft hole.  You could drill it out for 6mm pots?

 



-- 
Mike Hagen, WA6ISP
10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID  "MotDog@..."
Mike@...

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10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID  "MotDog@..."
Mike@...


Re: Fldigi with UBITX

Roy Appleton
 

Interesting, 

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 4:26 PM, "Walter" <W9KJO@...> wrote:
PSK-31

I have been working Contestia 4:250 today too.
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73, W9KJO
Walter


Re: Fldigi with UBITX

Walter
 

PSK-31

I have been working Contestia 4:250 today too.
--
73, W9KJO
Walter


Re: Surplus Case from Skycraft Parts #ubitx #bitx40

Stephen Johnson <stephenpjohnsonsr@...>
 

The parts that might be RF amps are on the BNC input.  I think the box is some kind of demod.

Steve, N2FT

On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 5:01 PM, w4rjp <pearsall20@...> wrote:
Stephen:  Glad you scored a couple of the cases.   Have not seen a better case for the uBitX or BitX40. One of the best things about the case is way it is constructed.

Pulled down all of the cases from the shelf at Skycraft and saw the different configurations. The case I bought had no heat sinking, so I doubt (at least with my case) had any RF capability.  Guess there might have been several different variations/pieces of the IP Video Surveillance System that used the same case. Only a guess....

Bob, W4RJP



Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

Vince Vielhaber
 

In Cura one of the buttons on the left side when viewing the knob will be for scaling. It's been a while but as I recall there are tool tips for the buttons. It'll pop up a dialog which is self explanitory.

Vince.

On 03/02/2018 05:09 PM, Michael Hagen wrote:
Those Knobs were designed for the FemptoBit 2000 GHz Radio! Made for
Flea Hams!

It is all in scaling, Cura may think the units are MM?. In inches the
tuning knob is 1.2". The volume is 0.625". So if you don't see those
sizes your software is set up wrong. Some programs automatically
scale. Others printed the knobs and had the same problem. They fixed
it in Cura with settings. I use Simplify3D, so I can't help with Cura.
I am sure someone on this list uses Cura?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyxMs1--Zd8

Hit YouTube also?

Keep going, I have 3 3D printers and it is a Hit and Miss every
print. Wait until you find yourself getting up in the middle of the
night to check how your part is going!

73's Mike


On 3/2/2018 1:18 PM, Roy Appleton wrote:
Michael, I'm a 3D printer noobie and literally just got a monoprice
printer this week. I've tried to load your two knobs stl files that
you shared into Cura to generate the necessary gcode. The first knob
(tuning) comes into Cura as a speck with zero minutes of run time. The
volume knob comes in with an error message saying that it was resized
and it also has zero minutes of run time. I've downloaded a stl file
from another source and it comes in correctly and shows what I guess
is a normal runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Your knobs where going to be my first attempt to print something
because they seemed small and useful for one of my BITX radio! :-))

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 6:55 AM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@verizon.net
<mailto:motdog@verizon.net>> wrote:


I was asked yesterday for STL files for Knobs for Bit X.

This is the volume knob with the small shaft hole. You could
drill it out for 6mm pots?





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10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058 <tel:%28909%29%20918-0058>
PayPal ID "MotDog@Verizon.net" <mailto:MotDog@Verizon.net>
Mike@HagenEng.com <mailto:Mike@HagenEng.com>
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10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID "MotDog@Verizon.net"
Mike@HagenEng.com


Re: ubitx cw listening width modification

DrZ <zehrhj2@...>
 

I have the Sotabeam cw DSP filter as a peripheral, using it on another rig, and it is good.  I tried it on the uBitx and it is a definite improvement.  However, I'm also going to try my old favorite, the Hi-Per-Mite SCAF from Four Square QRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/hipermite.php). I have one with for each of my rigs and love it.  The excellent QCX transceiver uses it as well.
Howard K4LXY


Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

Michael Hagen
 

Those Knobs were designed for the FemptoBit 2000 GHz Radio!  Made for Flea Hams!

It is all in scaling, Cura may think the units are MM?.  In inches the tuning knob is 1.2".  The volume is 0.625".  So if you don't see those sizes your software is set up wrong.  Some programs automatically scale.  Others printed the knobs and had the same problem.  They fixed it in Cura with settings.  I use Simplify3D, so I can't help with Cura.  I am sure someone on this list uses Cura?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyxMs1--Zd8

Hit YouTube also?

Keep going, I have 3  3D printers and it is a Hit and Miss every print.    Wait until you find yourself getting up in the middle of the night to check how your part is going!

73's Mike


On 3/2/2018 1:18 PM, Roy Appleton wrote:
Michael, I'm a 3D printer noobie and literally just got a monoprice printer this week. I've tried to load your two knobs stl files that you shared into Cura to generate the necessary gcode. The first knob (tuning) comes into Cura as a speck with zero minutes of run time. The volume knob comes in with an error message saying that it was resized and it also has zero minutes of run time. I've downloaded a stl file from another source and it comes in correctly and shows what I guess is a normal runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. 

Your knobs where going to be my first attempt to print something because they seemed small and useful for one of my BITX radio! :-))

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 6:55 AM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:


I was asked yesterday for STL files for Knobs for Bit X.

This is the volume knob with the small shaft hole.  You could drill it out for 6mm pots?

 



-- 
Mike Hagen, WA6ISP
10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID  "MotDog@..."
Mike@...

-- 
Mike Hagen, WA6ISP
10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID  "MotDog@..."
Mike@...


Re: uBit Software

 

Mike,

Once the Arduino IDE opens up and you can see all the code, make sure you have the Raduino plugged into a USB port and then go to the upper tab named 'Tools" and choose "Board" then select Arduino Nano. Next, goto "Tools" and select "Port", now select your USB port you have the Raduino plugged into. Now you are ready to see if the code will compile. Click the check mark in the upper left hand corner and wait until it finishes saying 'compiling sketch'. If everything is okay it will report 'Done compiling'. If you have made it this far you are ready to upload the new firmware to your Raduino. Now click the --> button at the top of the window and it should upload the Sketch into the Arduino. When it's done it will say 'Upload complete' and you are good to go. Let us know how you get on.

Joel
N6ALT


Re: Anyone need a genuine uBITX Raduino? #ubitx

freefuel@...
 

Hi Jim, May I ask what you chose to use in place of your Raduino boards? 

Justin N2TOH 


Re: Surplus Case from Skycraft Parts #ubitx #bitx40

w4rjp
 

Stephen:  Glad you scored a couple of the cases.   Have not seen a better case for the uBitX or BitX40. One of the best things about the case is way it is constructed.

Pulled down all of the cases from the shelf at Skycraft and saw the different configurations. The case I bought had no heat sinking, so I doubt (at least with my case) had any RF capability.  Guess there might have been several different variations/pieces of the IP Video Surveillance System that used the same case. Only a guess....

Bob, W4RJP


Re: uBITX - U1 Getting Fried - possible cause #ubitx

Jerry Gaffke
 

Should work fine, as suggested in post 42723 a few days ago:
    If really paranoid, perhaps add an 8 or 9v linear regulator (or string of diodes) to reduce Vcc into the TDA2822M.

Though I'd now tend to go for 6v, especially if you have a WX part.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

Jerry


On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 01:13 pm, Paul Smith wrote:
How about stacking a few 1N4001s in series in the power rail to the TDA2822 ? Not ideal but could provide a couple extra volts headroom and easier to install than a regulator.


Re: TDA2822 ill treatment test!

Mike Woods
 

On 3/03/18 10:01 AM, Bill KC5SB wrote:
Here is what's left of mine.  Sorry for the large image.  Number on my board is 036/03.
Batch 3 .. First we have heard that there was another batch in production!

I will add your photo to the display of "damaged goods" on ubitx.net!

Mike ZL1AXG

--
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mhwoods@gmail.com


Re: BitX Volume Knob 3D Print File

Roy Appleton
 

Michael, I'm a 3D printer noobie and literally just got a monoprice printer this week. I've tried to load your two knobs stl files that you shared into Cura to generate the necessary gcode. The first knob (tuning) comes into Cura as a speck with zero minutes of run time. The volume knob comes in with an error message saying that it was resized and it also has zero minutes of run time. I've downloaded a stl file from another source and it comes in correctly and shows what I guess is a normal runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. 

Your knobs where going to be my first attempt to print something because they seemed small and useful for one of my BITX radio! :-))

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 2, 2018 6:55 AM, "Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:


I was asked yesterday for STL files for Knobs for Bit X.

This is the volume knob with the small shaft hole.  You could drill it out for 6mm pots?

 



-- 
Mike Hagen, WA6ISP
10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
(909) 918-0058
PayPal ID  "MotDog@..."
Mike@...


Re: uBITX - U1 Getting Fried - possible cause #ubitx

DrZ <zehrhj2@...>
 

I have some TDA2822 replacements ordered and will try them, but the adapter with the LM386 is working well, though the adapter will fall out of the socket if the rig is vibrated much.  If I decide to keep it that way, I may need to figure out a better adapter.

Howard K4LXY


Re: uBITX - U1 Getting Fried - possible cause #ubitx

Paul Smith
 

How about stacking a few 1N4001s in series in the power rail to the TDA2822 ? Not ideal but could provide a couple extra volts headroom and easier to install than a regulator.

Paul ZS2OE


Re: Broadcast band interference, uBitx

DrZ <zehrhj2@...>
 

Since Nick's PC board (VK4PLN)  isn't available yet, I solved the problem using an inexpensive filter from QRPme.  I inserted it in line where Nick did.  Now I can work on the next uBitx challenge.
Howard K4LXY