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May 1st 2017

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Podcast service, 3D printer problem, Entry level gaming laptop, mechanical keyboard, and indoor grow help.
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Category: Help & How To

Podcast service, 3D printer problem, Entry level gaming laptop, mechanical keyboard, Synology NAS, coding tips, Raspberry Pi gaming machine, and indoor grow help.



Do I need my own Podcast service?        
-- Robbie Britton        
"Love the show. 

I got a lot of great info from your Vlog. Podcast episodes. 

My Question... When i start my own podcast do i need a pay site to host my video content or is Youtube good enough?"        
1. Cloudflare CDN        
* Max Upload of 100MB        
* No Max Download        
3D Printer Problem        
-- Carlos Velez        
"""I got the maker select v2 based on the show's recommendation. I want to go bigger and  I am trying to build an led bridge I downloaded from Thingiverse. It's a huge project with lots of parts. 

It started to print out well but screwed up at the last minute. The project requires I print about 16 of these. 

I know there are ways to identify what I might have setup incorrectly based on how the print job failed but I'm still too new to identify. Was hoping someone could help.  

This was printed on pla at 225 temp.  Non heated bed.  Default speed."     
1. Non-heated bed? -- The Maker Select v2 comes with a Heated bed and it's on by default. If he's turned it off, turn it back on.        
2. It looks like there's a problem with layer adhesion. Try Hairspray. (Extra Hold Aquanet)        
3. Could also be a thermal variance. (Especially if he's turned off the bed heater.)        
4. Can't tell... but it's possible that the arm is misaligned.        
Maker Select v2 or Plus?        
-- Ken Jancef        
"3D printer question... narrowed my choice to the MonoPrice Maker Select series. For anyone that owns either the V2 or the Select Plus... I see that there are tons of mods that are more-or-less required for the V2. Is it worth it to spend the $80 more for the Plus? Are there any "required" mods for the Plus? I'm ready to order as soon as tomorrow... unless there is a better choice in the sub-$400 range"        
Maker Select v2: $320        
Maker Select Plus: $400        
1. Same print size (200mm x 200mm x 180mm)        
2. Same resolution (100microns / 0.1mm)        
3. Same Max Extruder temp (500F) -- So ALL filaments        
4. The Plus is 50% faster (150mm/sec vs 100mm/sec)        
5. The controls are built into the base of the printer rather than in a seperate chassis        
1. You can run the V2 stock... but you'll WANT to add mods. (Most of which you can print.)        
2. The Plus         

Acer Aspire VX 15        
* Entry-Level gaming Notebook        
** Whereas many gaming notebook will start at $1600 and go up to $3000, this starts at $800        
* 15.6" 1920 x 1080 Semi-matte screen (IPS)        
* 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ (2.5Ghz up to 3.5Ghz)        
* 8GB of Dual-Channel DDR4  (ipgradable to 32GB)        
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti w/4GB GDDR5 (Optimus... so it only turns on when an application needs a GPU)        
* 256GB m.2 SSD (Also has a 2.5" bay for more storage options)        
* 1 x USB Type-C // 2 USB 3.0 // 1 USB 2.0        
* HDMI / Ethernet / Combo Audio / Lock Port        
* Bluetooth 4.0 / 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (Wave II)        
* SD Memory Card Reader        
* Good Audio        
* Rated for 6 hrs of battery life, I averaged between 8:30 & 9:15 with WiFi Disabled (6:50 - 8:15 on)        
* Weight 5-1/2 lbs        
* Decent "Chicklet Style" keyboard... firm backing, but the keys were a little mushy        
* PCMark 8 (Home) : 3207        
* 3D Mark Cloud Gate: 14,988        
AUKEY KM-G7 Mechanical Keyboard w/LED Backlight    $38    
* 87 MECHANICAL keys (BLUE Switches)        
* 6-color backlighting - 8 lighting presets -- 2 customizable preset slots        
* Weighs 2 lbs        

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