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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 6:59 PM

The shipping almost stopped me from pulling the trigger...

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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 7:49 PM

Yes, I charge less on my own shop, as I don't have the ebay overhead to contend with, however, to the states I do ship tracked air which is costly.

 

This case, being the size that it is, will actually cost me money at that rate.  Once fees are deducted, I'm looking at kicking in an additional 5 bucks to cover the difference out of my end...  So if you think it's bad from your perspective, think about me having to pay even more than that to ship it to you!

 

In the end, I'm certainly not going to retire on this venture!

 

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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 8:03 PM

 

So if you think it's bad from your perspective, think about me having to pay even more than that to ship it to you!

 

In the end, I'm certainly not going to retire on this venture!

 

 

Truth is, I've been spoiled by Cheap Chinese Chit with Cheap Chipping.  Your case is definitely worth the price, and as they say, you only get what you pay.  Butt DAMN, it costs you even more to ship it?  That ain't right.

 

I will tell you this much, you are going to make a lot of TI'ers 'happy campers'.   Thanks for making these!



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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 8:12 PM

Yes, people certainly can get spoiled with the free shipping from china on a 99 cent item.  Then, when you see what others have to charge living on the same continent, it's a shocker!

 

Just wanted to make it known that I'm not making anything on shipping!  It's simply a matter of the postal service taking it from the living...  The rest is taken by ebay, paypal and our lovely government in taxation!!!  What's left, I get...

 

Back to the topic of this case...  I reflected on the comment made about cooling, and have made an attempt to add cooling vents to the top of the case (in the space between the ribs).  That case is printing right now.  If it's successful I am going to be providing that version of the case to those who have already purchased it.  I will post the resultant photos of the modified design here for your guy's review.  Comments are always appreciated.

 

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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 9:29 PM

Yep I had one batch of "shorty" ones, very clearly marked as such..The manufacturer made them short so I put them up to sell at a lower price than the regular ones. They are padded on the back to prevent shorting against the metal case of the console or speech synth. otherwise they are identical to the original design.. just no extension on the card-edge connector.

 

All new 32k's from me are the standard design .. 

 

Also if there's interest I can carry the TIPI cases on my site which has more reasonable shipping to US AND EU 

 

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Posted Wed May 9, 2018 9:53 AM

Sorry for the delay in shipping your cases guys for those who have ordered them.

 

I was doing a revision of the case, opening up the space between the ribs that go across the top of the case for ventilation purposes.

 

Completed printing everyones cases, so will be heatsetting them later today, and getting them in the mail directly.

 

Here's a photo of the new vent in the case.

 

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Also, if someone wants a bargain case, I'll sell the (non-vented) red version shown earlier for $20.00 plus shipping.  I just have the one.  It would come with all the heatsets, thumbscrew support foot and spacers.  It's a complete case.  It's just not the final vented version but still a serviceable case if someone wants it.

 

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Posted Wed May 9, 2018 9:51 PM

Thomas,

   When do we get a 'sneak peek' of the render for the RPi case with the I2C window? 



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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 PM

Hi there...

 

As soon as I have something worthy of your review, I will post a photo... The good news is that I have the display in hand.

 

The first batch of cases went out today (yours included)... Next batch goes out tomorrow, and I'll be caught up on orders (for now).

 

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Posted Fri May 11, 2018 8:54 AM

 

As soon as I have something worthy of your review, I will post a photo... The good news is that I have the display in hand.

 

The first batch of cases went out today (yours included)... Next batch goes out tomorrow, and I'll be caught up on orders (for now).

 

I can't wait!  I feel like a kid in a candy store with all the new "TI things" coming out.

I'm having much more TI-related fun NOW, than I had back in the 80's! 

 

Here's hoping the USPS does not send this package coast to coast to coast like it did on the last one!



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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 9:12 AM

Two states away and on the move!

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:39 PM

How well does this pla bond with spray paint? Is there a certain type of paint that would work better than others?



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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 8:50 AM

There are lots of pages on the internet about painting PLA.

 

Here's one I found:

 

https://www.matterha...your-pla-prints

 

A few people that I'm aware of have painted my PLA models.  Over the years I've seen people paint my WiModem case, my Zoom Floppy case and the Schema Wifi Modem case all of which I produced.  Doing a proper job involves sanding, filling, priming and painting... if you're looking for that "injection molded" look.  It is however a commitment of time and elbow grease!  The results however can be quite stunning.

 

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