Explore the Cosmos with this DIY Digital Telescope

Getting a closer look at the Moon isn’t particularly difficult; even an absolute beginner can point a cheap telescope towards our nearest celestial neighbor and get some impressive views. But if you’re … hackaday.com/2021/03/05/explor

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

SparkFun's Mars Debut - News - SparkFun Electronics - A laser altimeter available in the SparkFun store is used on the Ingenuity Helicopter that's on Mars.


@stringlapse I've been running eSUN Pro PLA and PETG for about the last 10 months. I've been happy with it. I have not tried their natural PLA though. I've only used their orange and grey in both PLA and PETG.

Anyone know a good "natural"/uncolored PLA manufacturer? Don't need any right this minute but the spool will run out eventually

@ChrisWere Your content on Gemini has been really interesting. I installed Amfora to have a look.

@Sylphox while I agree with the general sentiment that the static linking popularity is misplaced, the security issues are overblown. Not because it's not secure, but that relying on the ugradability of libraries for security is little more than lipstick on the proverbial pig.

The problem is the lack of security isolation in Linux. I wrote a longer post on this topic already if anyone is interested in my opinion on this: functional.cafe/@loke/10576418

Abbreviated is a long word and that is not okay

3D Print Your Next Antenna

Building antennas is a time-honored ham radio tradition. Shortwave antennas tend to be bulky but at VHF frequencies the antenna sizes are pretty manageable. [Fjkaan’s] 2 meter quadrifilar helicoidal antenna is a good example a… hackaday.com/2021/02/19/3d-pri

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

@Hukadan I've tried to run Mobian/Phosh a a couple of times and it refused to update. It complains that there are dependency conflicts. Even doing the fix commands with apt in the terminal didn't fix it.

Pine64 February Update - It's interesting to me that they're going to start shipping PinePhones with Manjaro/Plasma by default.


Need Feedback / One Handed Typing / Accessibility / Disability / Injury 

Positive, negative, neutral: all valid forms of feedback for this

I've been working towards building a one handed typing solution lately and need feedback. I *think* I have found a workable solution to cover a variety of one handed typing needs including increased utility for folks with hand disabilities/injuries.

I don't know for sure if it's a solid, general setup and I could use *your* feedback so I can make this as accessible as possible.

Can you take a look at the attached keyboard layout and let me know your thoughts?

I plan on taking the layout and building a mini keyboard that will use it as the layout. The goal is to build a open hardware mini keyboard for one handed typing using the layout.

Rendering of the hardware is attached.

Does this look like a good mini keyboard?

(A left handed version is also being developed)

It will have 8 keys, a screen, battery and bluetooth/usb. It'll also be fully programmable so you can adjust the layout and fine tune it to your needs.

The switches for the keyboard will likely come in a few different styles and I'm currently researching options.

I *think* a set of 3 styles (tactile/smooth/clicky) with 3 weights (15/20/25g) will be on offer but Im not sure yet.

If you have Thoughts, please let me know.

ALL feedback is welcome and I'm hoping to get as much input as possible. Replies, DMs and Discord (KemoNine#8607) are all valid ways to get in touch.

I could really use the help as I want to ensure I'm not making bad assumptions/choices.

@benuron This is interesting. I use PrusaSlicer almost exclusively and have not noticed this, but I've never done a side-by-side with Cura.

vs ...I am trying to move away from cura but some interesting results are happening! the two on the left are sliced in prusa and the most right one in cura. Same filament, print temps and speeds. prusaslicer always squashes benchy quite a bit :( I like prusa slicer GUI a bit more but the results are very poor.

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