jmkasunich, you kicking?
kicking my computer at the moment
I know I asked like once every two weeks... but I didn't get an answer last week... this time not the progress, but anything I can load on to my mesa, to play/tinker with step/dir?
a-l-p-h-a_ is now known as a-l-p-h-a
Skullworks-PGA1 is now known as Skullworks-PGAB
mshaver: matt, I was just checking the groups.yahoo.com site and decided to join the ah-ha cnc message board
I think they're out of business
but, I think it's a great case study for open source software
progress in cheap cnc passed them by
you mean, why to open source in the first place?
for the customer anyway
or why to open source after you cease commercial ops
If I had purchased the Ahha stuff in the past, I would be pissed
yea, i wouldm't really want to depend upon closed source
i've used it before
I have a Centroid control on my mill right now
I am planning on ripping it out and replacing it sometime
it's a good control, but I don't want to be dependant on it forever
a guy named Darrell Gehlson runs Machine Master which sells a kit to retrofit BOSS machines
that's right. I wonder what he's going to do now
Hey, that's the reason I got into this stuff in the first place - I didn't like propretary controls!
His situation is not serious - he can adapt to almost anything
his system is really a breakout board!
here's a funny story: way back when I was just getting into pc retrofits, I purchased MaxNC software over the phone.
I paid my $200 via credit card
then they sent me a single floppy disc
I got the disc and there was nothing on it !
I phoned them and it took some time convincing them that they didn't send anything on the floppy
I ended up getting the program and used it for about a month
it was crap
Ah the good old days, when you could sell even crap for a lot of money...
It might be fun to compile a list of these stories sometime
I have one about a Seagate ST-251 hard drive that cost about $2500 when you bought it to put in a (I think) Fanuc (reatial at the time - $150)
retail i mean
yes that sounds like Fanuc
hey! the apt stuff - cool!
I have to get that & check it out
the vapt thing is nice
there are 2 other guys that are the real programmers, I'm just doing small stuff
we have parked over in #cam
the 2 guys that are the heavy hitters are crotchetyGuy and bytecolor
crotchetyGuy converted apt360 and bytecolor wrote vapt
their background in apt?
do you want to join #cam and continue conversing there?
i mean, anyone who does fortran conversions wasn't born in the 90's
they're both cnc programmers
yep, trying now...
matt i am surprized you are bad mouthing other control's
have you ever run a true comercial cnc control like fanuc,mitts,fagor or any other of the bigger company's
jmkasunich__ is now known as jmkasunich
OK I read up on the wiki editing, just 1 thing I didn't see
How to define a new page, and where will it end up?
Skullworks-PGAB: just change the URL to the page you want and edit that
I'm not sure I follow
if you go to a wiki URL of a nonexistant page, it lets you create it
ok - I'll give that a shot
[23:02:49] <cradek> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Skullworks
OK I must be dense - it appears I have created a page with no content that is also read only.