cradek: did you have a chance to look at the spindle drive?
just got done for the night - all three axes moving
the Y amp has a problem - comes up saying "fuse fault" (the fuse is fine) but if you poke its reset button, it comes up
so I will have to fix (or fool) that
also, it happens to be sitting between two rafters in the garage - pure dumb luck :-)
maybe a loose wire in the supply?
(looks like a blown fuse)
I traced everything obvious, as far as I can tell
also, I swapped the two amps to eliminate any possible wiring problem (problem stayed with the amp)
too bad it's overly smart
it has about a dozen different signals to the control with different faults it detects (sometimes wrongly, apparently)
(seems like having one fault signal and then going and looking at the LEDs would be sufficient!)
hard for the control to look at the LEDs
I think there's feedback for every fuse that can blow and circuit breaker that can trip
yeah, but I sure won't bother with any of it - I'll put the wiring diagrams in the pocket and call it good
that's one of the things several peop,e had requested of Mariss for his next servo drive - a header so you can wire the LEDs to an external control
jmkasunich: git logs says that you removed soft limits ;)
[13:55:31] <micges> http://git.linuxcnc.org/gitweb?p=emc2.git;a=blobdiff;f=src/emc/task/taskintf.cc;h=c2e40f9d95cd3d64df83dfaf757671103dbd762c;hp=7f0d215632672b50f68d6b2bf7563bbeea65ac68;hb=fd9bdfed57bb062ecaafdb27cbd499ff72a7bef4;hpb=aba1866822908178b315b2e6cc9ff46ecc79a1df
may I ask what are you doing at day work ? (bioserve.colorado.edu)
he could tell you - but he would have to kill you ;)
bioserve is part of aerospace engineering at the university here
we do mostly microbiology experiments in microgravity, on the international space station
but lately we've been doing a bunch of networking experiments (see rfc 5050)
we were first to put linux on the shuttle and station :-)
seb_kuzminsky: That has to be on hell of a cool job.
skunkworks_: nah he must be bored :)
the technology and scifi stuff is super cool, but there's a *lot* of bs dealing with NASA - they're a lot like the DMV :-(
i was in a meeting with a bunch of nasa "engineers", and vint cerf (patron saint of the internet)
there was a simple technical problem with an obious technical solution
... that the nasa folks all agreed couldnt be done for nasa-internal political reasons
vint got all upset and had to collect himself for a minute
then he goes "NASA is a four-letter word"
it was classic
seb: how are you joined to emc development? day work requirement or simple interest?
micges: just personal interest
though i made a proposal to put HAL on an experimental communication device they're bolting to the outside of station :-)
for steering directional antennas :-)
it wasnt accepted :-(
not expensive enough?
how about you guys, how'd you get involved?
here my friend I'm working with found it as a reliable platform to machine controlling in 06.2006
cradek found old emc1 and it was better than the DOS control for his maxnc. He somehow conned me into writing a user interface for it, and now here I am.
what, xemc didnt cut it for him?
started writing my own machine control in basic about 15 years ago. Then found turbocnc... Then found the bdi... Then found emc2. <- I fell in love with it's flexabillity. I just sort of try to break things. we have some big iron to convert when I get the time.
barely better... got better over time, thanks exclusively to my own involvement, of course
(that was 2004 or so)
I started getting interested when you still had to complile emc2 on the bdi install. Soon after that you guys got the ubuntu script working.
I submitted a few little patches for glaring problems, and paul c added me as a developer right away
the first bug I fixed was when you'd hit escape to abort motion, it would often rapid in some random direction instead of stopping
stop, rapid, who cares?
but my machine was slow, so I learned to hit escape twice fast
that seems like a big bug.
the second escape would stop the extra rapid
aw, it wouldn't rapid off in a new direction each time you hit escape
nope, just once
heh. I think my first commit was one that sped up restart (by not waiting for CYCLE_DELAY in task)
my second was fixing that so it wasn't a CPU hog ;)
I can also thank paul for adding me as a developer. though I didn't actually touch emc2 until 2006
and never committed in emc1, though Chris credits me with some emcplot3d changes in 2004
did paul just go of his meds or something?
I wish I understood
it is fun going back and reading the old irc logs.
from the transision from emc->emc2
as I undestand paul left project after adding HAL?
I think he left because of hal :)
after finally getting EMC to install with the LiveCD (never could get the BDI to install) then I tried to figure out what to do with it
I definatly took me a few tries to get the bdi installed. Took the 'right' video card.
I must have collected 3 or 4 flavors of Linux trying to get EMC... every time I found a Linux flavor on sale for $3 I would try again
BJT-Work: speaking of slow net access, any progress on your wireless internet?
I cannot believe how much has been added/improved since I started with emc2. It has been a fun experience.
I have to extend my auger on my post hole digger by 24" to get the hole deep enough to set the base
I'm at 30" deep now
it will be in the ground by this weekend for sure
* skunkworks_ hands BJT-Work a hand post hole digger.
* BJT-Work has one and so does the neighbor
but their only use is to clean the rocks out of the hole after you auger it up
down the hill to the east you can dig 15' deep before you hit rock
on the hill it is rock with a little dirt
I won't worry about the tower falling down :)
I made the base from 2" sq tube with 1/4" wall... dang thing weighs about 100 lbs
the base is 5' tall
then they mount their antanna on it?
I mount a 40' tower on that and then they put their antenna on top of that
the tower bolts to the base
your standard tv tower used before cable
I got one from my neighbor and one from a friend's MIL's house
both in their way so free