The Novint Falcon has landed!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Psy, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    A month and a £22 customs charge later and my Novint Falcon has finally arrived. Hurrah! :D

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    It came in this fairly ordinary cardboard box but - my god - it's bigger and heavier then I imagined it to be!

    After the initial surprise I use my trusty scissors to remove the tape and reveal the innards.

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    Upon lifting the lid I was presented with a short guide about the Falcon on a piece of A4 which I quickly read whilst the cat was enjoying the wonders of the giant cardboard box.

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    Then I removed the contents of the box whilst making a great big mess with the polystyrene.

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    Inside we have 2 grips (the standard ball and the pistol), a packet containing software and drivers, the power supply, and, of course, the Novint Falcon itself which is a right hefty bugger of a thing.

    Anyway, I set it up with my compu - wait - what's this?

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    A 2-pin plug? But I live in the UK! We have 3-pins!

    OH! THIS IS BAD!

    To be continued...
     
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  2. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    Oh the irony.
     
  3. martijntje

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    haha. but I dont think it would be that hard to get a converter or something.
     
  4. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Well, an adapter later and you'll be interactivitying it up.
     
  5. YM

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    Customs charges? ahh crap that could cause a hell of a lot of problems getting my Uni's halls to accept it.

    :/

    notes to self:
    -buy plug adapter
    -inform halls that they're likely to have to pay on my behalf.
     
  6. Rexy

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    Silly rest of the world not conforming to our standards!

    :p
     
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  7. drp

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    we should probably bring our 2 pin culture to you with a nice drone missile :)
     
  8. lana

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    2 pins are better anyway. You should conform with us.
     
  9. YM

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    Where's the earth connection with two pins? you're all gunna get fried by faulty equipment.

    Also, we have a safe hole to jab pens into in our sockets :D
     
  10. Micnax

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    3 pins ensures safety. 2-pin does not.

    Y'all gonna get zapped.
     
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  11. Moose

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    Ignoring the plug dilemma, that kitty is very cute.
     
  12. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Get down to B&M or Home Bargains, they're sure to have a converter.
     
  13. Sel

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    I was under the impression we used both.

    I'm not sure what the reasoning is, but I bet it has something to do with the relatively small amount of current the damn thing would use :\
     
  14. Icarus

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    At least the mailman didn't steal it
     
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  15. lana

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    Who needs a ground on a small appliance?

    English 3 pin is different than American 3 pin. You don't use it on small things because not all sockets have a ground plug.
     
  16. Armadillo of Doom

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    Oh so that's what the corporate scandal is.
     
  18. Limesimme

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    Superiour
     
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  19. littleedge

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    The moral of the story: Psy's kitty is cute :D (but it looks like it could be evil...those eyes! Those cute, glaring-at-me eyes!)

    Wait no, that's not the moral...
     
  20. The Political Gamer

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL1lfSzgcAw"]YouTube- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Stop Whining[/ame]

    And go buy an adapter. :p