#emc-devel | Logs for 2006-05-20

[01:40:28] <skkwrk_galesburg> skkwrk_galesburg is now known as SkunkWorks
[13:13:55] <jepler> cradek: is the tp change for backporting?
[13:14:21] <alex_joni> hi jeff, g'morning
[13:14:29] <alex_joni> what time is it there?
[13:14:35] <jepler> 8:16AM
[13:14:41] <alex_joni> * alex_joni tries to figure out 1100CDT
[13:14:47] <alex_joni> ok, so roughly 3 hours ;)
[13:14:55] <jepler> yes
[13:14:58] <jepler> a little bit less
[13:15:08] <alex_joni> right 20 mins
[13:15:13] <alex_joni> ok.. thanks a lot
[13:15:20] <alex_joni> what are you doing up so early?
[13:17:17] <jepler> I dunno, I woke up and didn't feel as though I'd fall asleep again
[13:17:30] <alex_joni> I'm still sleepy
[13:17:37] <alex_joni> was up till 5 again
[13:27:25] <jepler> argh, there's still a speed-after-abort issue
[13:27:52] <jepler> no, forget it, I had my feed override slider turned down to 10%
[13:30:33] <alex_joni> ;-)
[13:30:34] <alex_joni> bbl
[13:31:33] <jepler> case EMC_SPINDLE_INCREASE_TYPE:
[13:31:33] <jepler> emcioStatus.spindle.speed++;
[13:31:33] <jepler> rtapi_print_msg(RTAPI_MSG_DBG, "EMC_SPINDLE_INCREASE %f RPM\n",
[13:31:33] <jepler> emcioStatus.spindle.speed);
[13:31:50] <jepler> I don't think the uselessness of the "spindle speed increase" button is axis' fault
[13:31:56] <jepler> there is a number but it's ignored
[14:03:10] <cradek> that's interesting, obviously nobody uses those buttons
[14:04:35] <cradek> jepler: right now, it's for testing, but almost surely for backporting, I think the results are very good unless we find something bogus it does
[14:52:21] <jepler> the circles on elm320 still sound bad, but I think they're ridiculously short segments. tick-tick-tick-tick
[14:55:02] <alex_joni> jepler: what's wrong with that speed++ ?
[15:02:41] <jepler> alex_joni: in manual mode, adjust the spindle to around 1000 RPM
[15:02:49] <jepler> bbl
[15:14:15] <alex_joni> jepler: MDI, S1000 ?
[16:18:53] <jepler> alex_joni: no, I mean in manual mode.
[16:19:04] <jepler> alex_joni: I want to turn the spindle on to 1000 RPMs and then do a manual jog
[16:19:14] <alex_joni> right..
[16:21:26] <jepler> alex_joni: you can'd do what you suggest (MDI to set the spindle) but that's not exactly what I'm interested in talking about.
[16:21:39] <jepler> alex_joni: the +, - buttons are useless when they change by 1RPM per click
[16:21:46] <alex_joni> right, I agree
[16:21:59] <alex_joni> they should keep changing while you keep pressed
[19:55:54] <dan_falck> fenn-fest: how's it going in Galesburg?
[20:18:51] <fenn-fest> seems pretty quiet today
[20:19:50] <dan_falck> did cradek and jepler do any more work on threading?
[20:20:06] <dan_falck> or display a lathe doing threading?
[20:20:38] <fenn-fest> yes we've been watching it do 1/4-20 threads all week
[20:20:52] <dan_falck> cool
[20:20:53] <fenn-fest> also used an encoder as a jog wheel
[20:21:00] <dan_falck> great
[20:21:16] <dan_falck> did you take a lot of pictures again this year?
[20:21:16] <fenn-fest> the edm machine we were going to be playing with had a burned out motion controller and the guy gave up on it
[20:21:50] <fenn-fest> mazak toolchanger is either almost working or working
[20:22:37] <fenn-fest> i didnt take so many pictures
[20:22:56] <fenn-fest> i've been doing some lost-foam casting demonstrations
[20:23:25] <dan_falck> was the weather better, this time around?
[20:23:49] <fenn-fest> its pretty nice now
[20:24:01] <fenn-fest> here's the mazak's first test part: http://fenn.freeshell.org/retrofest/SUNP0028.JPG
[20:24:19] <fenn-fest> http://fenn.freeshell.org/retrofest/SUNP0024.JPG
[20:24:55] <dan_falck> yeah!
[20:31:12] <dan_falck> thanks for the links. I have to go dig in the back yard.