well I can't believe it, but I may have fixed my spindle drive
it's been running a few hours now
that would be about $600 worth of good news
hmmm. so maybe if I sent you a few 6" tubes, you'd actually have the time to put some threads in them ... :)
how long are they?
that sounds like it would be hard if they are long
only 1" across
oh 1" dia - yeah I could do that - how many?
3 I think
you need a lathe :-)
it was a good deal, but it might have been better for me to get one that I could actually plug in and use a little
for the hell of it, we called the power company and asked what it would take to get 3 phase to the house
maybe I could do some EMC development and borrow that Sherline from NIST ;)
it costs an extra $20 per month
no "last mile" fees?
and the installation cost would be ... $75,000
so, we said 'no thanks'
yeah. you can get a big solar array for that much
or a bigger rotary phase converter, and a lot of savings
or another house closer to 3 phase power
hmmm. not here, but maybe there
well, unless it's under some railroad tracks or something
(which would be close to three phase)
the local power company is putting in a new substation 3 doors down...
and high tension lines. Sigh.
and goodbye treeline
10 acres, sale price $140k
don't think this will do a lot for our properth value.
cradek... how close are you to three phase lines? Sounds like they would have to redo a bunch of overhead lines on poles. For $75K you can buy a 3 phase diesel generator and run that for more than a few hours.. ;)
new wires and a new transformer, and I think it's all underground
I think it was like $4-$5 per foot some years ago
I think I am a block away from 3 phase..
cradek: what was the drive issue?
ask me again in three days or so... if it's still working then, I'll say it was the capacitors I replaced in some power-supply type areas
there's a cheesy little power supply that gives +5/+15/-15 and some of the caps looked overly old
we'll see :-)
Yaskawa has capacitor replacement specified as a normal maintenance procedure for hteir drives
but I let it run several hours tonight - pretty good since it was faulting every minute or two
as preventive maintenance, every 3-5 years or some such
SWPadnos: my kingdom for good electrolytic caps (throughout the entire past - I would need to get a time machine for my kingdom)
new caps might make the time machine work
it's worth a try anyway
could you bring new caps along for the trip to fix the time machine again when you get there? or would they age?
if they did - you would.. so we can't go there..
try not to think about it. ;)
I'll worry about it later - there'd be lots of time
I guess that depends on how you carry them, assuming that you don't age
I wonder if clothing would turn back into rocks or sunlight or something
that sounds painful
huh. I wonder if any sci-fi writer has actually considered energy (in addition to mass) when thinking about things returning to their "constituent parts"
I know there's at least one book where a lot of energy is used to move stuff in one direction, but most of it comes back when you return the stuff to its rightful place
(so they're very very careful to gather all the dust and whatnot that they move around, so they don't damage the grid when they return it)
cradek: this might be interesting: http://www.roble.info/robotics/motioninterpolation/html/MotionInterpolation-1se2.html#x3-20002
alex_joni: I've just readed 10 times teleop-notes and finally understand it, sorry for yesterday's stupid questions ;)
micges: don't be
it's quite ok to ask questions ;)
even answering questions helps understand things better
alex_joni: one question, EMCMOT_JOG_CONT can be removed, only EMCMOT_JOG_ABS, EMCMOT_JOG_INCR can do all joint/teleop joint functionality?
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I'm not sure I remember what JOG_CONT and JOG_ABS are supposed to do
_CONT should (theoretically) start the axis (joint) jogging in a direction, until it's told to stop
right, that's why I would guess too
then I guess all 3 should stay
I don't know what ABS would be used for though
jogging seems inherently incremental
there is no provision for jog ABS in the gui now
it's like an MDI g1
jogging only in the positive direction ;)
you can't do g1 MDI in joint mode though
only in cart
so maybe it's useful to have the JOG_ABS infrastructure
JOG_ABS to 0,0,90,0,90,0
sure, I guess so
JOG_ABS to 0,0,90,0,90,0,1,2,3,4,55,12,6 ...
(since joints shouldnt be mapped like axes)
yeah, whatever ;)
so the interface could get a little hairy, since the number of joints isn't quite as constant as the number of cartesian coordinates
* alex_joni was thinking 6R
you have the joints defined in the ini though
CONT is jogging to joint limit, ABS is jogging to some position
I think all 3 should cover any possible joint/world jogging cases
EMC: 03micges 07joints_axes3 * r39daf54a13c7 10/src/emc/usr_intf/axis/scripts/emctop.py: emctop: display proper counts of joint positions and home/limit flags
EMC: 03micges 07joints_axes3 * r51ae7de7fee1 10/src/emc/usr_intf/axis/extensions/emcmodule.cc: Use joints count not axes
micges: nice progress
hmm.. seems I managed to crash rtapi_app
woo hoo. got my 16g ssd
now looking for a fanless power supply
really? those just looked toooo small
I have the 90W wide input one, and it seems to work fine
they make a 120W
any ac input?
since I have 12V and 24V devices in my enclosure, a DC supply was needed anyway
good night all
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