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ionbasa

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    ionbasa got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    I don't know what you think, but I think I look pretty darn good in this picture:
     

     
    PS: I love dogs. I'm going to be the opposite of an cat lady, i'll be k9 guy  .
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    ionbasa got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    I now hate trusses:
     
     

     
     
     
    For those of you who don't know: My family business is in Construction and Civil Engineering. I've done everything from doing street layout, to building new houses, and probably everything in between. The nice thing about my job is that I set my own hours, have my father as owner, I'm an supervisor, and I get to not only draft and model in CAD, but also get to work out in the field with our subcontractors!
     
    Having an family run business that isn't incorporated is definitely the way to go!
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    ionbasa reacted to wkdpaul in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Picked up the most recent order from Amazon, annoyingly, I had to do a pickup at a post office in the province besides mine because Ring doesn't offer monitoring for my province, so Amazon won't ship any Ring alarm items to my address.
     

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    ionbasa reacted to Grumpy Old Man in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Chinese SDR dongle, $22 including shipping

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    ionbasa reacted to HWLights92 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Decided to upgrade from my 32 GB 9.7” iPad Pro to something with a bit more screen area and storage. Got the 128 GB 11 Pro 2020 and an Apple Pencil. 

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    ionbasa reacted to Dylanc1500 in Back at in again with Zeal - new integrated GPU motherboard released.   
    These kinds of systems are used in interactive kiosks all the time.
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    ionbasa reacted to StDragon in Back at in again with Zeal - new integrated GPU motherboard released.   
    Probably used in one of three primary markets:
    Internet Cafe and gaming Arcade machines Slot or gambling machines to render graphics Either way, looks very much to be an Asian market thing.
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    ionbasa reacted to Warin in Show off your latest purchase!   
    So this is my latest purchase, as long as you dont count a bag of Golden Island Korean BBQ Recipe Pork Jerky from Costco.
     
    Oh, it is a 2020 Mazda CX-5 GS AWD.  The first new car I have ever owned.  I am already madly in love with Apple Car Play.

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    ionbasa reacted to Windows9 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I got a new motherboard too
     
     

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    ionbasa reacted to Windows9 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I got a banana pi 🍌 m2 zero

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    ionbasa got a reaction from AshRiver in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Bought two Nintendo 64s off eBay. Both work. One is in good condition and the other is in excellent condition. Bought them as a lot together
     
    I’ll be RGB modding them. Potentially ultra HDMI too. But I still need to acquire a few more games and more controllers, and expansion packs for each console. They’ll also get a nice deep clean with contact cleaner, isopropanol, and plenty  of air to get all the dust out. 
     
    I have a VGA CRT monitor too, just need to buy a scaler or sync converter to play these on my CRT.   
     

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    ionbasa reacted to MegaDave91 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    The dev's did an amazing job on the in-house port. 
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    ionbasa reacted to soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Finally got a Frame for the Masterpiece from dbrand ! It's the Umbra Axis Single (21 x 24 cm)



    The hinge on the frame is similar to the one on a Surface Pro, you can adjust it into any "stop" position in the 360 degree radius because the hinge goes around the frame and allows you to either prop it up like this on a table/bookshelf/nightstand or hang it on the wall.
     
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    ionbasa got a reaction from Arika S in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Bought two Nintendo 64s off eBay. Both work. One is in good condition and the other is in excellent condition. Bought them as a lot together
     
    I’ll be RGB modding them. Potentially ultra HDMI too. But I still need to acquire a few more games and more controllers, and expansion packs for each console. They’ll also get a nice deep clean with contact cleaner, isopropanol, and plenty  of air to get all the dust out. 
     
    I have a VGA CRT monitor too, just need to buy a scaler or sync converter to play these on my CRT.   
     

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    ionbasa reacted to PlayStation 2 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Original Xbox! I ordered some mediocre Component cables (using cheap multi-console S-Video cables in this picture), hopefully I can do better in the future.

    Also yoinked Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller and PGR2 with it.
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    ionbasa got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Bought two Nintendo 64s off eBay. Both work. One is in good condition and the other is in excellent condition. Bought them as a lot together
     
    I’ll be RGB modding them. Potentially ultra HDMI too. But I still need to acquire a few more games and more controllers, and expansion packs for each console. They’ll also get a nice deep clean with contact cleaner, isopropanol, and plenty  of air to get all the dust out. 
     
    I have a VGA CRT monitor too, just need to buy a scaler or sync converter to play these on my CRT.   
     

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    ionbasa got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Bought two Nintendo 64s off eBay. Both work. One is in good condition and the other is in excellent condition. Bought them as a lot together
     
    I’ll be RGB modding them. Potentially ultra HDMI too. But I still need to acquire a few more games and more controllers, and expansion packs for each console. They’ll also get a nice deep clean with contact cleaner, isopropanol, and plenty  of air to get all the dust out. 
     
    I have a VGA CRT monitor too, just need to buy a scaler or sync converter to play these on my CRT.   
     

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    ionbasa reacted to CTR640 in Intel Core i9-10900K Stressed, Package Power Reads 235W, Temperatures 93°C   
    Bad timing as the summer is coming so heating up even more. If Intel would release it in the winter, it would have been a good purchase.
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    ionbasa reacted to DildorTheDecent in Show off your latest purchase!   
    RTX 2080 Ti pulled from a HP Z work station. Paid £799 for it. Will be going under water so don't worry about the blower.
     
    Ampere is a good bit away and I wanted something better than a GTX 1080 HOF to go in lööp.

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    ionbasa got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Hands down the 11” iPad Pro (2nd Gen -2020) is the best tablet I have ever owned. The high refresh rate screen makes input lag almost non-existent and the stylus is nice to use for note taking. 
     
    Side note: the Shapr3D app is pretty amazing.
     

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    ionbasa reacted to Mediawarlock in Show off your latest purchase!   
    'MERICA

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    ionbasa reacted to CCWong in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Joined the Dark Side

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    ionbasa got a reaction from Ben17 in My Adventure Installing Solar Panels   
    I paid $0.70 ish per watt since I originally bought 3 pallets of panels. Way cheaper than anything greater than 250W on the market, unless you know of otherwise?
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    ionbasa got a reaction from Ben17 in My Adventure Installing Solar Panels   
    It is! Hopefully the system should be fully operational in about an month's time. I already have all the hardware, just need to get it up on the roof, pass inspection, and have my power utility approve my net metering application.
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    ionbasa got a reaction from Ben17 in My Adventure Installing Solar Panels   
    Table of Contents:
    Intro, Design, Equipment
    Off Topic: Status of my house remodel
    Pictures of Equipment: Panels, Microinverters, Cabling, Rails
    Electrical DIagram, Standoffs, L-brackets, Video Demonstration and Mock Up
    Grounding, Lightning Considerations, Lightning Arrestor
    Pictures of Partially Done Roof/Racking Mount
    Pictures of Electrical Disconnects and Components
    First Set of Panels Are Up!
    More Panels Up, Only Two Left To Go!
    Up And Running! Live Data!
     
    Introduction
     
    What is this thread and why am I posting this here? To answer that, I want to say that I will be documenting my foray into solar power at my house. I intend this to be an build log style thread. With that I hope I can help other members who may be considering installing solar power on their own homes, garages, shops, etc. I also hope to answer any questions that you guys may have throughout this experience. With that said, I should probably leave an warning or notice to begin the thread. I work in the construction and civil engineering field with my family business, that  being said, I am an state licensed contractor and engineer. There is nothing wrong with self installing solar panels, or DIY-ing, but if you go this route, please be sure of your plans, legality, and system specs. The last thing you need is an leaky roof, hurting yourself, or doing things against code.
     
    STEP 1 - Design and Layout
     
    The first step in any successful project is putting together plans for your solar design. I needed to consider the size of the array, power output, where the array was being located, routing of electrical conduit, circuits, wires. In addition, I needed to decide on the type of panels I would be using.
     
    Now, for my case, I ended up with 14 total solar panels. I had on hand. I had 7 frameless 250 watt panels available and 7 framed  230 watt panels. They're not the newest panels available, but I got a good deal on them off craigslist from an importer in Long Beach, CA.
     
    Using AutoCAD I whipped up an general design I would later use in the submitting my plans to the city  (Yes, you do need to pull a permit). Here's the plot plan showing the general location of my array:

     
     
     
    Now, here is an more concrete layout of the 14 panels:
     

     
    Now that I had decided where to place the panels, I need to come up with my BOM (Bill of Materials) in the next section. Rather than going through and listing the unit prices of all my equipment, I am going to just list the quantity and equipment I'll be using.
     
    Step 2 - Equipment and Materials
     
    I already had most of the equipment I need, in that I already had the panels I was going to use, the Enphase microinverters, and I had the rails. All I really needed was the trunk cable to link the micro inverters together, some mounting hardware to secure the panels to the rails, and the roof standoffs.
     
    The first seven panels were 250W Frameless Suntech panels. The other 7 panels were 230W Chint Solar panels.
     
    Instead of 1 main inverter I would be using microinverters. Microinverters in my opinion are an better option because if one dies, it doesn't take out the whole array with it. Its also more compact and can mount underneath the solar panel, saving space. They also increase the aesthetic design as I dont need an bulk main inverter on the side of the house. In addition, they also offer some (not much) efficiency improvements due to their solid state circuitry design when inverting DC to AC. The specific microinverters I chose were Enphase M215s with internal grounding. This allows me not to run an extra ground wire to bond the mounting rails and panels as the microinverters and trunk cables ground the system as a whole. 
     
    Next off was the roof standoffs. I ended up needing 3 standoffs per 14 foot rail, In total I have 22 standoffs.
     
    Upcoming
    Hopefully this weekend I can take pictures of all my equipment and share with you guys. I'll hopefully be installing the roof standoffs, mounts, and rails this weekend. So I'll try to take pictures and make a short video for you guys.
     
    Once that is done I'll end up working on electrical, actually installing the panels, and detail commissioning of the system.
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