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Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 07:54:44 PM »
Actually, they recently added a gerber viewer to their order page:
https://www.seeedstudio.com/service/index.php?r=pcb

It actually works pretty well.

I did see that but nothing shows up when I load my zip file? Not sure why.
I haven't committed to them yet and open to other fab house suggestions that people like (including Elecrow mentioned by Jacob)


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Open Discussion / Re: 3rd degree burns on my left hand.
« on: March 03, 2016, 07:23:30 PM »
Sorry to hear!

The doctors will put you back together so you can keep going but it's the physiotherapists that give you your life back. Find a good one and put in the time and you'll be back good as new. It does take time and effort, no magic bullets, physio's the key.

dave

This^ I am an occupational therapist (only 2 days per week now) and focused my practice & training in industrial rehab/ergonomics. I never had the opportunity to work with burns. Hopefully your therapist is well experienced with burns and scar tissue rehab to help you get the best outcomes possible.

Now go shopping  :)


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Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 02:59:16 PM »
No, there's no preview function.

Jacob

Well I suppose I have to cross fingers then and see what happens. Just to be clear the drill file extension is to be renamed as an actual text file (.txt)?

Looks like itead requires the same thing for drill file as well


 

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Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 02:00:37 PM »
From what I can tell the only difference is the drill file extension. oshpark is ".dbl" and Seeed is ".txt" All other gerber files are the same.

I renamed the drill extension and zipped up the gerbers, then loaded them to Seeed but I can't figure out how to "view" the pcb. Not sure if it is possible like you can with oshpark?

EDIT: BTW I am using Diptrace. Not sure if that matters.
 

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Open Discussion / Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 01:00:45 PM »
I am going to order some pcbs from Seeed. They have already been verified through OSH Park so should be good to go for a larger batch.

Do I need to change anything in my OSH Park zip file when ordering through Seeed or is it good to go as is?

THanks

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Open Discussion / Re: 3rd degree burns on my left hand.
« on: March 03, 2016, 12:56:51 PM »
Very sorry to hear this. Burn rehab can be long and painful but good results as your therapist has said. Godspeed.

For the guitar you need there is only one choice: Les Paul Standard Gold Top  :)


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Open Discussion / Re: I need a drive recommendation please
« on: February 26, 2016, 07:20:43 AM »
You could try my subtlety drive pcb. It is oshpark shared so you would have to buy min of 3.
It is a modded rog peppermill. Low/med gain, chimey, and easy to build. Might fit the bill for you.

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Open Discussion / Re: Question about complete hearing loss...as a feature!
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:07:18 PM »
Wow that is the most awesome mask ever. Super hero or villain?

Yes I road and/or mountain bike several times a week now. I am not as fast or daring as I once was but my perspective has totally changed on the bike in that I am just plain grateful to be pedaling, breathing, and grinding on.
As a matter of fact I did my first trail race last year with mono-vision and plan to do more racing this season. I don't care about placing anymore, it is just about pushing yourself with what you have as you said.


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Open Discussion / Re: Question about complete hearing loss...as a feature!
« on: February 24, 2016, 12:48:59 PM »
Pryde thanks and can relate to the mono-vision issues.

The nerve severed during my surgery also carried the signal to the eye which was responsible for the blink reflex which happens every six seconds or so. Mine doesn't blink so to protect the eye have to keep a gel, think vaseline, in it at all times, you can't see through vaseline very well. For soldering, no close up depth perception but i've found that if i find the joint first with the solder there's no problem bringing the iron to the joint, with the tactile feedback you zero right in. Have to wear hats and glasses to protect the eye. an eye patch at night but i can close the eye a year of practice and brain plasticity, close it with my tongue.

Took the nerve from the right side of my tongue grafted in somewhere at the base of the right side of my face where it  grew meandered  upwards  with time, a couple years of physio, face is pretty normal rather then Daliesque. Then had to learn how to eat and speak with half a tongue, so i'm half deaf, dumb and blind... The tongue was the worst crushed and mangled by the molars, quite audible crushing sound to those around, over and over again, it's been awhile.

Was back playing hockey without missing a beat when it started up again 10 months after surgery. Like baseball, playing a sport/competing you seem to tap into another level of functioning and focus that's not there in everyday activities.

Weird as it may sound i really enjoyed the recovery period, get up every day see how hard, how far i push myself, new discoveries, new victories, practice,practice, practice... it was good! Still spend a good chunk of time everyday working at it.

dave

Wow Dave thanks for sharing, you got real grit my friend.
I know the eye gel thing as I have to keep my right eye slathered with goop all day as well as the eye surgeries inflicted nerve and vascular damage to the cornea. I have re-current abrasions (ulcers) on the cornea surface where it wears away from blinking and wont re-generate fast enough. Hurts like hell and gooping it up is the only thing you can do to protect the corneal surface.

Soldering for me was impossible at first as well but much better now. I still miss the target once in a while bringing in the solder to the tip/component lead  :)


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Open Discussion / Re: Question about complete hearing loss...as a feature!
« on: February 24, 2016, 08:20:38 AM »
The plastic brain indeed.

Davent sorry about your hearing issue but glad things are in a better spot than before.

On a similar note, I am legally blind in my right eye from a retina/macula detachment about 4 years ago. After several eye surgeries to restore, I am left with only some peripheral vision (all central vision is washed out/gone on the eye)

When this first happened the lack of depth perception was really challenging. I felt disoriented and had trouble even walking without tripping over my own feet. Needless to say I was really frustrated, sad, and angry about the whole mess. Being an avid cyclist and outdoor guy, along with a family and the thought of being blind was an emotional torrent.

Because of our great plastic brain, my uni-vision has since adapted very well with the left eye taking over full duty and I can do most things without too much struggle these days (except SMD soldering  ::)). I also am not very good at catching a baseball coming at me. Good luck if there are devices that can help you with your hearing.
 

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Open Discussion / Re: Question about complete hearing loss...as a feature!
« on: February 22, 2016, 09:28:41 PM »
As mentioned above sensory deprivation tanks are becoming more common and some valid research is suggesting positive health benefits.


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Fantastic gift!

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Mods / Re: Rothwell Love Squeeze MOD Questions
« on: February 20, 2016, 12:51:13 PM »
If you wanted a pro pcb to work with check out Ben's Love Smush:

http://www.rullywow.com/product/voodoo-return-fuzz-axis-fuzz-clone-copy/


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Open Discussion / Re: FAD - Champ
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:15:58 AM »
Awesome Brian. I have repaired many of these awesome little guys. They are always a worthy investment.
I would be curious what the total bill was for you. I like to know these things to help me better price my services (although I understand location is a big factor here).

It was $288. Their bench charge is $80/hr with 2.25 hrs charged for diagnosis and repair, plus parts, etc. Kinda spendy but not unreasonable. I paid only $200 for the amp to begin with.

That doesn't seam unreasonable being in the Nashville area. I do $60 per hour in my area + parts and tax. I also pickup repairs for a couple local music shops but they get a discount per volume.

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Open Discussion / Re: FAD - Champ
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:31:47 AM »
Awesome Brian. I have repaired many of these awesome little guys. They are always a worthy investment.
I would be curious what the total bill was for you. I like to know these things to help me better price my services (although I understand location is a big factor here).


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