Cafelat Robot User Experience - Page 381

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cap2

#3801: Post by cap2 »

Jonk wrote:What does the sticker solve though? You still have to see the needle.
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The needle is just under the glass, so visible at angles that the marking on the back of the dial are not. Sticker is not not ideal solution, but a big improvement.
Like others, I use couple of sharpie marks for an extremely crude approximation of @Leong428 s sticker

jpender

#3802: Post by jpender »

What is the better solution for the gauge, a swivel connection? Since it's fixed to the arm, if you orient it away from facing forward it will point in a different direction at different stages of the shot. So you'll have to find some compromise angle that lets you see it at least at a reasonable angle for most of the shot. Contrast that with the Flair where the gauge doesn't move with the arm.

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#3803: Post by Ken5 »

Don't have a protractor handy, but Ibwould guess that the arm travels about 100 degrees. Guessing the top 35-45 degrees of travel is basically pressure free as is the bottom 10 or so. If the gauge is angled up when the left arm is at about 8 o'clock it would be perfect and still visible the whole time?as it is we are accustomed to the dial spinning as we press. Of course the gauge would have to be moved forwards as the way it is the right arm rests on the gauge when all the way up.

I do remember Paul basically saying in his 'gauge' YouTube video that the current placement of the gauge is perfect as the piston and gauge move together in a way that the tubing flexes properly in order to work

Jonk

#3804: Post by Jonk »

The gauge can be fixed to something else, like this https://www.naked-portafilter.com/produ ... gauge-kit/ (although that version is silly because then you have no numbers :lol:)

ojaw

#3805: Post by ojaw » replying to Jonk »

It gives 6,9 and 12.

jpender

#3806: Post by jpender »

I wasn't aware of an alternate gauge for sale for the Robot. But it isn't adjustable either. I want my gauge to point forward, like the stock one does, so I'd find the naked one hard to use.

Jonk

#3807: Post by Jonk »

jpender wrote:Maybe it's because their main product is the pressure sensor kit?
I really don't believe that is the motivation. Could be form over function, or a subtle message not to fuss too much about pressure - but then why have a gauge :lol:

Didn't see the numbers this time around because they're so subtle. Perhaps you can just ask them not to remove the original faceplate.

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#3808: Post by Ken5 »

Jonk wrote:The gauge can be fixed to something else, like this https://www.naked-portafilter.com/produ ... gauge-kit/ (although that version is silly because then you have no numbers :lol:)

The third picture, actually labeled 4/5 shows a side view of the setup. Looks to me like you could bend that bracket up a bit to make the gauge face forward, that is unless it interferes with the way the cable might move when the piston goes up and down.

jpender

#3809: Post by jpender »

Ken5 wrote: The third picture, actually labeled 4/5 shows a side view of the setup. Looks to me like you could bend that bracket up a bit to make the gauge face forward, that is unless it interferes with the way the cable might move when the piston goes up and down.
Good eye. Either you could bend it or replace it with your own piece of steel. I don't think it would mess up the cable. It looks like it would straighten it out. But it wouldn't be adjustable.

You could also buy a fire extinguisher gauge, hunt down the right fittings for it, and find or make an adjustable clamp. It's doable. It might cost $100 to do it just once.

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#3810: Post by Ken5 »

jpender wrote:Either you could bend it or replace it with your own piece of steel. I don't think it would mess up the cable. It looks like it would straighten it out. But it wouldn't be adjustable.
Personally I don't see why a new bracket can't be made for the existing gauge with a bend in it. Angling it facing up when the handles down would be the most natural position I am thinking. Still visible through the whole range, but perfect for most of the shot. It would also give more clearance between the setup and the right handle when in the up position, so probably no issue there.

Thinking there most be a reason it would not work though.