Anybody out there have a 3d printer? I've been looking/waiting for prices to come down a bit before I bite. Here's a cool little device for 3d 'doodling'. It's relatively inexpensive.
Check out Man At Arms on youtube if you dig watching a professional at work. This guy is a30 year blacksmith that builds weapons for movies. I've watched him build all kinds of 'famous' swords and weapons and I can't stop. Incredible craftmanship.
I just received an update that automagically dl'd and asked me if I wanted to update. That surprised me. Not sure why considering this thing is basically an android phone without the screen and cell bits. Good news, it cleared up the hitch in the menu. No more lag there, much better. The tiles for the games are still slow to load however. It's weird, sometimes they are there like they're cached but when you scroll to another 'section' they get wiped and it has to re-dl the image. Not sure what's going on there.
Wired seems much better than wireless but that's not really a surprise.
Typical android system settings. Easy to navigate for android owners, especially with the track pad in the controller. I have a system load in the top right screen because I like to see what's going on system wise. Pretty lite stats and that makes me happy.
edit: I opend up the case cause that's what i do.
4 small screws on the top and you're in. The board slides out.
There is a fan on the sink, that's good. The heatsink is soldered onto the board, that's bad. It's held on by posts that look a lot like nails and solderd on the bottom of the board. Just about every every small heatsink I've seen has plastic posts that go through the board and has springs to keep pressure on the sink against the chip. In order to clean off the paste and reapply you would have to desolder the post from the board and resolder the posts back on.
Everything else is pretty much just plastic bits to make it look nice. And a small weight in the bottom.
I have had limited time with the OUYA but here is a quick and dirty review.
It's small and silent.
The UI is pretty slow. Boot time is around 10-15 seconds but there is kinda a hitch in it's giddy up.
DL'ing is pretty damn slow. Maybe because it was running on wireless. Maybe not. I won't know till I use the ethernet port (yay for wired!)
Limited selection of software. I expected this so it doesn't really bother me. I dl'd a dubwars game that was decent and a snes emu.
I hate the controller. It has the feel of a shitty third party dualshock with the stick placement of a 360 pad. The good news is a wired 360 controller or a wired dualshock are reportedly working with the OUYA. I didn't have time to try it. There is a trackpad on the OUYA controller that works well, kinda neat. Runs on 2 AA batteries that are installed in the handles that gives the controller a hefty feel. I don't think there is a rumble feature.
There is a bug with usb flash drive mounting. You need to turn the box off if you remove or change the usb drive (to mount another drive,the system doesn't lock up or misbehave). There is no other way to unmount the drive (that I know of). I would expect a system software update to fix this.
Everything needed to get the system up and rolling is included in the box. HDMI cable / power supply / batteries.
Looking forward to rooting this thing and seeing how xbmc runs. I sold off my raspberry pi because it just didn't have the balls to run xbmc the way I wanted.
My OUYA is out for delivery. Just thought you would like to know.
I'm not expecting much if anything, I didn't get it for games but to dick around with. We'll see how it goes.
than sharks with friggin' laser beams on their heads?
here's the windup and the pitch.....
It's a gun that shoots table salt at flies. Holy crap.
Won't you think of the other players! They could get whipped in the eyes by long stinky hair!