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Getting a package from the US (Printrbot extruder gears) via USPS, does anyone know what this means?

The Postal Service has identified a problem with the processing of this item at 7:45 pm on February 25, 2015 in WEST SACRAMENTO, CA 95799. The local facility has been alerted and is taking steps to correct the problem.
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Is there a 'gearhead' style extruder (two gears both driving the filament rather than an idle bearing) with a lever that allows quick changing of filament?
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+Liam Jackson It is still in beta test. Definitely needs to be in steel for longevity of the sharp teeth. Under tests it provided an improvement for the constraint of Filaflex, the advantages for rigid materials is still unclear until the steel version is made.
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It's not perfect, but pretty good introduction to the discussion about vaccines.
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3D printed in woodfill and sanded (which smells like baking cookies as it prints!)

Think my printer is in need of a lot of calibration though.... Haven't given the poor thing any maintenance in months!
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A very interesting looking BLE SoC from Cypress, possibly the most maker friendly yet? Think I'll get one of these kits or at least a module to try out! 
You may not immediately recognize the name Cypress, however the chances are very good that you're familiar with their products in one form or another. The items that their PSoC has been used in is ...
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+Gustavo Litovsky that's a great guide, you might want to share it with the group! 
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Interesting looking device
 
NEW PRODUCTS – Bluefruit LE Friend – Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.0) – nRF51822 – v1.0 / Bluefruit LE Sniffer – Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.0) – nRF51822 – v1.0
http://adafru.it/ecv

The Bluefruit LE Friend is your new BLE BFF! This USB-to-BLE board makes it easy to get your computer talking to your BLE enabled phone or tablet using a standard serial/UART connection.

In it's simplest form, it works on the same principle as a common USB/Serial adapter (the FTDI Friend, for example!). Any data that you enter via your favorite terminal emulator on your development machine will be transferred over the air to the connected phone or tablet, and vice versa, as a basic 'UART' connection

The short and sweet:

 - Completely transparent Data mode for USB to Bluetooth LE UART connectivity from computer to tablet/phone
 - Connect to any phone or tablet with BLE, great for debugging or developing BLE devices or apps
 - Works great with both Nordic (Android/iOS) or Adafruit (iOS) UART app, check out our source code if you want to create your own app!
 - Uses the fancy Nordic nRF51822 chipset with custom firmware
 - Optional Command mode to set GATT services/characteristics, advertising name/packet, Beacon capability, query status, RSSI, etc.
 - Comes with standard Over-the-Air DFU bootloader, reprogram firmware using any BLE-capable iOS or Android device
 - 4 LED indicators: blue connection status, red mode status, orange and green for RX/TX
 - Snap-off SWD connector for advanced JTAG re-programming
 - Comes with Nordic nRF58122 developer key

Bluefruit LE Sniffer - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.0) - nRF51822 - v1.0

Interested in learning how Bluetooth Low Energy works down to the packet level? Debugging your own BLE hardware, and trying to spot where something is going wrong? Or maybe you're writing a custom application for your phone or tablet that needs to talk to existing BLE hardware, but you don't know how it works beneath the surface? We have the perfect tool for you!

This Bluefruit LE Friend is programmed with a special firmware image that turns it into an easy to use Bluetooth Low Energy sniffer. You can passively capture data exchanges between two BLE devices, pushing the data into Wireshark, the open source network analysis tool, where you can visualize things on a packet level, with useful descriptors to help you make sense of the values without having to crack open the 2000 page Bluetooth 4.0 Core Specification every time.

Plug it into your development machine, fire up the special sniffer bridge SW, select the device you want to sniff, and it will fire up Wireshark for you and start pushing data in via a live stream.

Many more details on both products on their respective product pages!

http://adafru.it/ecv
Both are in stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #bluetooth   #wireless   #bluefruit   #bluetoothlowenergy  
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Agreed, this might be on a future project.
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Looks interesting, Atmel usually have good maker support. I like atmel studio. Look forward to seeing how easy it is to dev on this. 
Kaivan Karimi, Atmel VP and GM of Wireless Solutions, provides insight into the Internet of Things and the role of BLE connectivity.  It has been a year since my last blog at my old gig, and what a...
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This morning about 9AM I was worried there wouldn't be much news about the Pi 2 and some people would miss it...
After half an hour of scrolling down G+ to get passed all the Pi 2 posts this afternoon, I'm no longer worried! 
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I admit I'm the purist kind of guy! What kind of coder are you? Credit http://www.commitstrip.com/

#funny #Life #DevOps 
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Google has been improperly suspending Android Apps and Developer accounts deemed to be violating the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement  and/or the Google Play Developer Program Policies . Furthermore, Google's notification for these violations comes in the form of vague automated e-mails that prevent honest developers from complying with Google's demands (no instructions on what to change or fix). In many cases, apps and accounts are...
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My girlfriend knew exactly what I'd want for my birthday :-D been wanting to try Bowden for ages! I thought I might be getting something from e3d when she was eating a mini packet of haribo the other day :-P

The e3d v6 is so tiny and the kit is so well put together! 
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She is a keeper!
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Is openrcproject.com resolving to localhost for anyone else?
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I am gonna try to call my host this week and get it fixed, then reinstall this weekend. Hopefully by Sunday the site will be back to where it was, but with a some stricter registration requirements. 

At that point I would love to have a few dedicated people to act as moderators to approve new registration and help keep the information organized. 
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