hey cradek or jepler, can you correct the spelling of my name on the CVS server?
weird. it was correct for a long time, then wrong from 1/16/2007 through 1/21/07, then right until 9/22/07 then wrong until now
err - that was supposed to be 9/9/07 that it went wrong again
oh I bet I know how that happened, but if I told you I'd have to ... well you don't want to know
yeah, we wouldn't want that to happen
I'm a little surprised it took me so long to notice. that extra little i is hard to spot :)
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emcdevel/2007-10-04.txt
hmmm. you know, it would be really cool to be able to "compile" a HAL setup into a single module
you think it would improve efficiency or something?
or you have some other advantage in mind?
no, I just popped open the thc.hal file in the plasma-thc config, and I thought it would be nice to have a single module instead of 500 lines of loadrt / linksp / ...
also, Bill's note in 3mc-board got me thinking about other applications of HAL
emc-board, that is
yes I figured
... but if spindle-speed-out is not hooked to anything, ...
the bridgeport shows the S word on the display and then the user has to push increase/decrease until the pointer shows about the right number on the varispeed pulleys
that sounds like the best way to do it!
it's goofy, maybe I can improve it
stick a solenoid on the buttons, and put a PID loop/freqgen on it
the other problem is it's air powered (but already electrically activated air switches)
hmmm. it seems that a small DC servo, or a stepper, might be a better idea there
ideally it will eventually run on single phase and no air
the brake was air too (I put a lever on it so I can use it when changing tools)
fortunately that's all it needs air for
right now I hook up the air when I want to change the spindle speed, yuck
strange for it to have an air brake
ah, a brake on the speed setting motor
no, it has normal brake pads - but you have to pull the lever pretty hard to brake, and an air solenoid is the easiest way to do that I suppose
the air solenoid turned an eccentric that pushed out the brake pads to contact a drum on the bottom of the varispeed pulley
jepler, I emailed that professor about the analog I/O stuff. thanks again for the link
SWPadnos: sure thing
I may end up doing some sort of degree program there :)
or here/there - not sure I can move to Germany at the moment ;)
move to germany? sounds great to me!
heh - yeah
the university he's at is about 100 miles from Gottingen
that's where your sister lives?
do you remember the name of the main train station there? (it doesn't seem to be Gottingen hbf)
well that was stupid. I had to enter "bahnhof gottingen" to get "Gottingen/ZOB" as an option in the drop-down
no I don't...
it's gottingen/ZOB. I looked at the details for a trip from Frankfurt Flughafen to see where the ICE takes you :)
good night all