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  • CreattoPrivacy@lemmy.mlWhich Email provider Tuta or Proton?
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    9 hours ago

    Not trying to make the choice harder, but mailbox.org seems to fit into the choices as well (also hostesd in Germany). Also in terms of hosting in Switzerland, keep in mind that it’s not actually part of the EU, which is the primary/original source for many of the privacy laws you probably care about if you’re looking into these providers.




  • I know this post is quite a few days old already, but I still wanted to add a bit to the discussion.

    The printers you list vary wildly. Both in terms of design goals (“what is the printer meant to do well”) and assembly requirement (from “ready to print in 10 minutes” to “you build this for like a week until something moves”). A Qidi is basically ready to go, a Prusa will take some time to put together (how much depends on if you got it as a kit or fully assembled). A Voron 2.4 takes about a week to build just for the printer, not including ERCF and/or tool changer, let alone tuning of said ERCF/tool changer.

    Also there’s the Troodon, which is a Formbot prebuilt that is closer to a real Voron 2.4 than a Sovol SV08, just to add to your list. It has a stock stealthburner tool head compared to the proprietary thing that Sovol uses, for example.

    I’ve recently built a Voron 2.4r2 (Formbot kit) and loved it, but it was like my 4th printer (and a previous printer was a self-sourced scratch build). So do you have experience with 3d printers, and building them or tinkering with them? I would probably not recommend building one otherwise, but it’s not impossible either, just expect a relatively steep learning curve if you have no prior experience.

    Do you want to mostly just print in colors but same filament ype, or do you want to mainly have multi-material capabilities? So do you need 5+, or would 2 colors with the option to expand work for you?

    If the Voron is a real option for you, I’d highly recommend it. Just make sure you’re going with a can-bus based build/kit (like Formbot). These days I wouldn’t go with an ERCF due to the complexity of building it and then setting it up, as tuning is supposedly a bit of a process. Also you mentioned that the amount of waste during multi-color prints is a real factor for you, and that puts single-nozzle systems inherently at a disadvantage as you just have to purge the hotend on every change. So I would suggest a tool changing system, and I would either start with that (but just 2 tool heads), or add it as the first project. Specifically, I would suggest using the Tapchanger as a modern system. Frankly adding a tool head like that is much less effort than building an ERCF, but also just adds 1 filament each and not like 9 at once.


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    13 hours ago

    Without more information what exactly you want to do/learn, that’s kinda hard. Racing? Acrobatics? Micros/Woops (flying in your home/garage)? Drone as a cinematic camera (DJI-style) or faster camera work (chasing motocross riders for video for example)?

    Also specific recommendations for hardware heavily depend on this and just personal preference, and what else you might want to do with the radio and/or video equipment. As an introduction and overview, like someone else has already commented, check out Joshua Bardewell on youtube. He literally makes everything from introduction, basic tutorial, to advanced guides and deep dives into anything drone-related as his full time job.


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    14 hours ago

    All of the OpenTX/EdgeTX radios work on Linux as a controller, and generally most radios that support this probably will, because they just appear as a joystick (HID profile). There are also ways of connecting them other than just plugging the radio into usb and selecting “controller mode”, but even those usually result in a joystick device I think? So which radio in particular mostly depends on what kind of drone you want to fly, if you want to fly other things (plane, helicopter, scale models), or drive other things (cars/boats/crawling/scale models). Also ergonomics (size of hands, similar to a classic radio or similar to a game controller?) and just personal preference, mostly.

    As for the Sim, I think Liftoff has a native Linux port, but these days most of the sims should just work anyway with the recent developments of valve for the steamdeck.


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    No matter which kind you pick, you always start with a simulator unless you have more money than sense. There are free ones, and good ones aren’t expensive either. Radios these days can just be plugged into a computer so you’re using your actual controller for the simulator, too.


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    Very short answer: Get any of the opentx/edgetx transmitters (like radiomaster, jumper). go for expressLRS as a protocol for transmitter/receivers (2.4g). The default firmware for flying yourself is betaflight (racing, acro, some camera drones like cinewhoops). If you want the drone to fly itself (gps missions) it’s probably ardupilot, but check legality in your area first. I have no direct recommendation for video for you, sorry.






  • Nothing is “obvious” about that. What you present as the only possible conclusion from their actions is just your subjective interpretation. Could be true, of course. I highly doubt it (which is my subjective interpretation).

    Someone realized that the investment required for making a PC port (or having the studio include it) is less than the money you can make from selling it on PC. Selling consoles (the hardware) isn’t what makes them money, it’s reasonably common for them to be sold at a loss, especially early in the life cycle. Profit comes from people buying games they take a cut from, which is unchanged if Sony is also the publisher (or even the developer).

    In any case, if I’m right or wrong isn’t even the point either (I’m probably wrong, too). The point is it’s incredibly complicated, and nothing is even slightly “obvious” about it.