I'm so used to hand-editing I don't think I'm your target, but I bet it would be useful for others
[00:45:55] <cradek> http://timeguy.com/cradek-files/emc/jr.jpg
finally got most of the guards back on
hm, tool change quill up sure doesn't work right
very nice looking :)
I only made it operate - cosmetics were thanks to my co-conspirators
(and they did a great job)
bet your shop doesn't have a skylight!
heh - no. darn it all
EMC: 03jthornton 07v2_3_branch * rc708221c581a 10/docs/src/hal/ (3 files in 2 dirs): Expand a bit on the net description and some markup fixes
EMC: 03jthornton 07master * rc977494fbab5 10/docs/src/hal/ (3 files in 2 dirs): Expand a bit on the net description and some markup fixes
cradek: Is that a Mori Seiki Jr mill? Like the ones that were linked on here the other day? That looks really nice. I can see how getting it in there might have been a challenge.
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emcdevel/2009-10-20.txt
heh. machine stuff all over the place, and one lone VGA cable in front of the tool box :)
Dave911: took two days to get it from the garage to this shop corner
SWPadnos: darn, I meant to give that to jepler
cradek: is that the probe mounted to the pendon support?
yes - it has CAT40 shank so can't go through the tool changer - I load it manually
I figured "up high" was a good place to keep it safe
I may try to make a BT40 shank for it after I get coolant going
Are you happy so far with that mill? I was considering buying a bridgeport CNC but that Mori Seiki looks a lot more capable.. and with the price of machines right now why not go for the best avail..
yes, it is a very good machine
all linear rail, oversize ball screws with four circuits each
low inertia servos, very high acceleration
How much does that weigh? Those specs are way better than Bridgeport..
about 8k lb I think
also BT40 taper so tooling is everywhere, unlike the bridgeports
Not too bad. I've seen some decent machines going for 25-30 cents per pound. Crazy cheap. I am near MI also, the hub of economic destruction and chaos - so they are dumping machines up there as apparently the chinese have their own machines already. :-(
Did you buy that machine locally?
Any problems tying the existing servo drives into EMC2?
[13:38:09] <Dave911> http://cgi.ebay.com/Mori-Seiki-MV-Junior-Vertical-Machining-Center_W0QQitemZ390063845165QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Mills?hash=item5ad19def2d
80 miles away..... These guys actually want some decent money for this machine though.. although in normal times that would still be a good price.
it seems so much like a Wednesday already
it's not wednesday?
my electronic calendars tell me it isn't
existing servo drives are plain old analog velocity mode
I had two bad drives (ugh) but that's because it was a dead machine
interesting - that one is a fanuc - mine was yasnac
lower control panel is the same, upper panel with crt is different
that might be the reason for the higher asking price
also 20 tools instead of 16?? bizarre.
cradek: where's the keyboard?
alex_joni: no keyboard
cool.. so using a virtual keyboard for text input?
no, I wrote a gui that doesn't need a keyboard
haven't decided yet if/when/how to share it
it's written in BCPL#
right.. gotta have lisp
it's clearly not ready for the web
cradek: what does the gui look like? (if you are serious)
skunkworks_: specifically made for touch screens - big buttons - no keyboard needed to run it
hey - look at that. very neat. Nice work. (do you still have the axis like preview/plot somewhere?)
I write gcode on the other computer at the desk (previewing in AXIS if needed) - by the time it's in the mill, I don't need the preview anymore
has stuart seen it yet? I bet he would be all over it.
I showed him an early incomplete version
It is very much what he was wanting. (he didn't see the need the preview)
SWPadnos_ is now known as SWPadnos
[17:52:50] <alex_joni> http://www.andyshelley.co.uk/emc/index.php
heh, clever hack, nice use of filter
exactly my thought
SWPadnos: something for you (maybe) http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/
someone should point Stuart at that one
alex_joni, darn. if only they had that on United
maybe they will ;)
sadly, United and Lufthansa did a short-lived experiment with in-flight wi-fi several years ago, and ended the program
it was cool to be on IRC while flying over the Atlantic though :)
"But he did say that Voltaire believes that the next step the switching industry will take is a move to 40 GE switches and that these will be used for inter-switch links and a number of years from now will move down into servers, much as Gigabit Ethernet did a number of years ago and 10 GE is doing now."
SWPadnos: different (more expensive) technology I bet
this looks like pretty basic wifi http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/inflight/
40GE sure is
that's a different topic ;)
so it's 3G speed (at best), shared by any of the 160+ people onboard who are using their wifi enabled devices
like all the iphone users
we get 7.2 MBps 3G over here
bits or bytes?
although the standard is up to 14Mbps
you're sitting on a chair WHICH IS FLYING THROUGH THE SKY and you whine that you have to share a network connection with some other folks
come on, think about it
I mean, if I have a flying chair, I should also have a good internet connection
you lost me in your reasoning there
"As of August 2009, there are 12 HSPA+ networks running in the world at 21Mbit/s and the first 28Mbit/s network has been completed in Italy. "
if technology is sufficiently advanced to allow my chair to fly, it should also be advanced wnough to give me good communications while flying
that's like saying that if we know how to make a good long island iced tea it should be easy to factor arbitrary large numbers
and it's similar to the argument that "we bought your expensive thing, so clearly we should be able to afford my expensive thing"