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  1. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    Reminds me. I have a device with a transparent case, and messed up the look of it a bit by not being careful enough screwing it back together, and gouging out a new thread path on the plastic. It now looks a bit uneven and opaque there instead of the clear crystal it was before.
     
  2. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Likely either the cost of making automated tooling to handle the job or the time/cost of the manual labor involved to drive those threaded inserts into the plastic by hand.
     
  3. spud42

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    this is why we were taught to turn the screw backwards until it dropped into the existing thread . you can feel it . some of our newer techs havent been taught this and i come across so many threaded screw holes, only thing to do is use a bigger screw..lol
     
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  4. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    Yeah, I learnt that shortly after!
     
  5. netcat

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    for most people editing files will be trial / error config changes -> not fun

    i don't think there will be many games and applications written on pyra

    but you are definitely correct in that hacking > gaming
     
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  6. FBnil

    FBnil Ready to Champion the Pyra to the World...

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    I have seen this. Not sure where. But maybe weight? Or the fact that metal/plastic does not glue all too well?
     
  7. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Well generally they're heated up and pressed into the plastic.
     
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  8. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    Yeah I know but that method is not failsafe especially since the sizes per screw differ, so next time I wil keep track which screw came from which position. Because I think the problem came from not keep the hole/screw pair the same.
     
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  9. spud42

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    yep i always try to put the screw back in the hole it came from.. too many years of practice fixing stuff..lol
     
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  10. netcat

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    whoa

    remapping analogue sticks for vim

    you are genius
     
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  11. T.T.

    T.T. Master of Lightning

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    If you want the proper name, they're called heat set inserts. And Trashy is right, it's mainly due to cost of putting them in. The inserts themselves are dirt cheap, and the process can be fully automated. But, getting the tooling done is something like $10000 per part that needs it, or you can do it by hand, but then you need to pay someone to do it. Above all, the molds would at least have to be partially redone to allow the heat set inserts to be put in.
     
  12. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yeah, I've mostly seen them on the battery covers of multimeters, which I guess is a small market with generally elevated pricing that can afford that kind of thing.
     
  13. T.T.

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    the market is actually decently big, they're typically used on devices that are meant to be serviced and/or opened up on a regular basis. Which, would fit the pyra perfectly, but it would probably be too much work to add them in now
     
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  14. Tensuke

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    Wait, if there is a Pyra Phone, then I won't need to sidetalk anymore, and my avatar will be obsolete! :'(
     
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  15. docbroke

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    There won't be sidetalk with pyra anyway. It has regular speakers, not tiny call speakers that can be placed directly over ears.
     
  16. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yeah, but the microphone is near the hinge. It having regular speakers is actually a bit of a problem in that there's a danger then of feedback, but I believe pulseaudio claims to be able to eliminate that largely. Just a shame pulseaudio's currently broken on the devboards.
     
  17. docbroke

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    Best way to use pyra as a phone would be to have wired or wireless earphones always connected with pyra. Even with my regular phone I prefere to talk using bluetooth earphones so not a big problem for me.
     
  18. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yes, earphones with mic either wired or bluetooth are probably the way to go, to use this as a phone unless you're some kind of masochist. Tensuke must be one of those.
     
  19. Lambda

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    Or if you want to look really cool you could always wear the LaserScope:
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Grench

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    Or keep a vape pen looking bluetooth in your shirt pocket (pocket holder?)...
     
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