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Smoke Signal kit arrived

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  1. mark tomlinson

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    Let's hope this is something you never need to use :)
     
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    Mine showed up too. I agree that I hope it is something we never need to use.
    I'm plugging mine in as the master control on my UPS.
     
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    Yup. I sent my son off to CAD up some boxes to contain the parts. I can't for the life of me find the STL files he talks about referenced anywhere on the kickstarter. He just mentions making the them available. No worry, not a huge issue since all of the parts that make it work are there and the instructions (while minimal) are enough to get you working.
     
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    That is a jolly good idea on the ups. Hmmm. Going to need to route wires as it is bit far from then printer.
     
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    He responded to you on the KS page and gave a link to Drop Box.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks.
     
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    TaDa! got it. Sweet. Now a printing session then a wiring session.
     
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    Don't tell your son you got the files ;)
     
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    Printed the bottom case cover for the relay box and it snapped right on. Perfect.
    I'll post a photo once all of the other parts are printed and show the layout and basic assembly.
    It has two main boxes: the relay/A/C box and the sensor box. These are connected with a CAT-5 cable (looks like a standard CAT-5) so you can remote mount the sensor.

    Nice unit overall, skimpy docs, but enough to do the trick.
     
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    Got it all assembled and plugged into the unit. First time power-up you have to push the reset button, but seems to be working.
    I guess I rally do need to 'smoke' test it and see if it trips as it should.
     
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    If we don't get a video of a match or something tripping this i'm going to be dissapointed. Yes Mark, I want you to light a fire in your house. :D

    I do wonder how much smoke it takes for something like this to trip in all seriousness. Is it so much that you have a very serious problem and a fire extinguisher will be needed or what. Does it also have an audible alarm?
     
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    I am not sure on the audible alarm, but I'll sacrifice a match on the printer hardware testing altar and see if we can't get it to actually trip :)
     
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    OK, I tested it... it works.
    1) There is no audible alarm, but you could easily add one if you needed it.
    2) The reset button will restart the printer when it resets the smoke alarm. Looks like this needs to be done every time the printer is powered on.

    I burned a match near it and the printer powered down. Hit the reset button and back up it came. The provided CAT 5 cable lets you mount the detector parts 4 feet from the relay/power section, but it looks like a standard CAT 5 so I imagine you could use a longer one without too much trouble.

    If you run the robo with the case on it then mounting it near the top inside of the case would work nicely.
     
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    is this available for purchase?
     
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    I pinged the guy via Kickstarter (you can do the same) since someone else asked me the same question recently.
    He indicated that they are going to be available via a website soon. Let him know you are interested.

    Here are pictures of the base unit and Sensor once I printed the parts for them:

    20150409_074734[1].jpg 20150409_074712[1].jpg

    Ignore the mess-o-wires in the background, the sensor is mounted on the cabinet of a work in progress :)
     
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    nevermind just had to sign up for kickstarter
     
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