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    Printable Parts for ALP - List 2020-08-16

    Here is a cupholder mount I designed for an ALP control set. It's designed so you can pull the cables all the way through it, from either direction. The USB cable mounts with a single 6-32 1/2 inch bolt (it self threads). It's designed for a Kia stinger, but will likely fit elsewhere...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    ALP set arrived last weekend, I'm still dialing in the dimensions and using up my old junk material making test prints. I bumped the sensors out another 20mm, The bracket looks kinda tall if it's sitting on a table, but it sits nice on the car, and they just barely peek out if you look...
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    ANY info about Theia that can be shared?

    Not built in, but the FAQ says ALP integration is a future goal.
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    Nope! I have not seen that before. Thank you very much, I had searched the forums quite a bit, but all I found was stuff about the Stinger VIP, and not the Kia Stinger. Since the upper grill is a can of worms, I'm going to try something like the NY shop did first. I have about 48 hours of...
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    3D Printed Material IR Transparency?

    I ran tests with 1mm and 2mm thick panels of black PLA and 1mm and 2mm thick panels of smoked black ABS. The black PLA completely blocked 950nm IR. The smoked black (transparent black) ABS did not. I was unable to accurately measure how much attenuation was occurring because I did not have a...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    I'm currently taking Fauxshowpony's advice and exploring an alternative mounting options. My final old front design is now located here (with OBeerWANKenobi's extra head tolerance), if anyone wants to play with it: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4663438 After 3D printing some fake RX...
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    3D Printed Material IR Transparency?

    Occasional PLA reprints might be worth it if it turns out it's IR transparent enough, but I'd certainly prefer IR transparent ABS. I've had PLA parts survive a year+ outside, but it's certainly not ideal. If I recall, its high temp (over 100F) and humidity that kills it. I just can't seem to...
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    3D Printed Material IR Transparency?

    Retail PLA is apparently transparent enough it was a problem for someone's home made IR tachometer, but I don't know if that means it's 10% transmissive (not useful), or 90% transmissive (useful). https://hackaday.com/2018/11/22/pla-foils-homemade-tachometer/...
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    3D Printed Material IR Transparency?

    Has anyone tested 3D Printable ASA / PLA / PETG / ABS for IR transparency? 3D printing seamless enclosures around heads could be really neat. I've heard natural PLA is IR Transparent at 905nm, but it's not the best material to make outdoors items with, and from my understanding the added...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    Front and rear were measured with a digital angle gauge for the first print, then I used Flonase's boresight to shoot a laser out and take more measurements. The next version of the rear print will tweak the angles by about 1-2 more degrees more (Rear is close to a 15 degree tilt, front is...
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    My new Merc comes with C to C charging in fron only. Can Theia still work?

    Bad chargers, bad devices, weirdness between dash charging, USB-c fast charging, a-c cables with and without resistors, Qualcomm fast charging, and legacy charging, it's all a large can of worms with many combinations. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Sometimes it's easiest to use a...
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    My new Merc comes with C to C charging in fron only. Can Theia still work?

    I think where some people get confused is that an USB A port that is rated for 2A can output up to 2A no matter what, 5V at up to 2A is just there, waiting, on the wires. A USB C port that is rated for 3 amps might need a device to first negotiate and ask for that amount of power before...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    Have any pictures? Either of it on or off a vehicle? I searched the forums but couldn't find it.
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    Custom Android ROMs Primer ( LineageOS & Others )

    Personally, I just like to know exactly who I am beholden to, and I like to have a known backup option. I'll use the play store to make my life easier but I'm ready to drop it at a moments notice if I get burned. For now, I'd think most people will be best served with something like a Pixel...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    Thanks for the dimensions. Tape is a good idea, I was also considering a dab of black RTV.
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    woopies & Flonase, thanks for the tips, I'll need to make those changes in the next revision, once I get some real heads to measure from. Right now I am just going off the pictures and dimensions on the ALP website. Fauxshowpony, glad you brought that up. Beyond the functional aspect of...
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    Printable Parts for ALP - List 2020-08-16

    I think it's this: https://solvespace.com/index.pl/
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    Thanks for the once over. This would be my first set of parking sensors, I decided I needed to figure out viable mounting before buying them, and I haven't seen many front plate mounts. I'll make a rough quality test print, if it passes a car fitment sanity check I'll order up a set of 2RX &...
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    3D Printed Kia Stinger Front Plate Mount?

    I've been playing around with a front plate mount design for a Kia Stinger (1TX, 2RX, ALP). Hacking into the upper grill would be rather expensive, and the lower grill only goes to about 15 inches off the ground, so I was thinking I could try this first. This would put the bottom of the TX at...
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    TX head worth adding?

    Did you do any further testing on this 1TX 1RX setup? Also, do you know what height your TX is at? I suppose it's a truck so its high. I'm looking at doing something similar, but my TX is maxing at 19.5 inches... (bottom of TX at 19.5, top at 20)
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