Anybody know how to change the step/dir pin assignments in the new BDI 4.14?
I've got a buddy with a QueMonster(tm), which currently uses DeskNC in DOS, and the step/dir pins are reversed as compared to EMC
* asdfqwega just figured out how to dismantle a .deb
Ah, that's how
bah ... late
waiting for my vise
coding some stuff
working on getting parts for a prototyping some stuff..
some plastic and stainles
but I am pushing for anodized alu..
since it brings the overall cost down
how about steel?
the stainless sheets are like 138$
has to be stainless..
ahh.. ok then
the housing will be plastic..
machining it out of stainless is out of question..
* alex_joni has got to leave
20x60mm stainless slabs arent cheap ;)
gotta go do some welding ;)
btw, can you tig 0.8 stainless?
without large problems
how about microplasma?
you can do .1 mm
nah, already got a good tig..
you need low currents
yeah but the tig goes down..
you need around 20-30 Amps for a stable tig
with microplasma you can go down till around 2-4 Amps ;)
* alex_joni really gotta go
quiet in here.
anonimasu, tigging what? 0.8mm thick stainless, yes. But beware of possible burn marks.
nevre heard of microplasma.
A-L-P-H-A: the tig will give 5A at minimum..
and I can run at a higher amp and run with pulsed..
<-- only has a mig welder.
we got a 350A watercooled one at work ;)
can't find mind on microplasma welders.
I dare you to lick the tip. :)
that sounded so wrong
that'd be like eating a stick of TNT
I don't think eating a stick of TNT is as bad. Unless TNT is toxic. I know it's safe to handle though.
oh, ignited ofcourse.
the welder would just char your body.
well, yeah, then that would be bad.
350A is lots.
yeah, it wouldnt kill you but it'd probably make you wish you were dead
I think it only requires 15mA to go across your heart to kill you. But that takes a little more to go through your body.
I think HF helps it to go through your body aswell
* anonimasu likes tig welding
it's neat :)
I wish I had a small tig at home..
I just have a crappy mig..
I have a nice gas mig at home.
I'll be heading home from work
in a bit
no, just needed to switch computers.
laptop -> VNC -> workstation -> net
* anonimasu yawns
* alex_joni digs in deb-guts
alex_joni: welding the stainless wont be a problem.. :)
the tig goes down to about 5a
and if I run pulse I can increase the amperage..
yup you can
* anonimasu yawns
I think I am going to rest I am a bit tired
yup.. I'm going home too
got your mill running?
still no work done on the mill..
and I am too tired to mess with it
well.. one sunny day ;)
that's what I always say ;)
I'll soon be forced too though..
since the product/prototype I've been hunting stuff for today has to be milled..
well.. maybe ray's config will be out by then ;)
I'll make the prototype using tcnc..
since I have my config working for that already..
but I dont feel like using that..
but there's not much choice since I need the parts for twisting/turning and abusing a bit
hopefully the config tool will be done within reasonable time :9
Any time now...
don't say ;)
* anonimasu pokes rayh
I'm working on a way to encode rules so that I can read them easily.
I thought about smthg
what if the rule contains a descriptor on the type
the robots would take over.
I-expected integer, D-dropdown based on values stated, S-expected string, etc
once you have somthing working you could drop me a mail with it and I'll try it quickly
I should have a sample in a half hour or so.
That darn (\) in the WiKi is making me frustrated.
picnet: any particular robot in mind?
an0n: check the wiki
EmcConfig and EmcConfigTickle
rayh just paste some info, I wanna see how it looks, or what can be done about it
rayh: I just figured out what \ you mean
the one to restart using emcsh
well once you have somthing that can half-setup a machine ;)
it should setup a bit more ;)
hehe I am happy if it helps me define my axis:es ;)
I use \ to wrap long lines in my editor also.
rayh: check if it's ok now?
where's that wiki page?
I seem to miss stull on what I see..
pay attention an0n ;)
[21:27:16] <alex_joni> http://www.redpoint.org.uk/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?EmcConfig
[21:27:32] <anonimasu> http://www.redpoint.org.uk/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?EmcConfigTickle
was there I went ;)
[21:27:55] <alex_joni> http://www.redpoint.org.uk/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?EmcConfTickle
Looks good on the page. As long as we copy and paste only the displayed text we should be good to go.
If we save the file and then try to run it it will fail both for <pre> and \\
but copy/paste should be enough
I'd expect html pages to not run properly as bash/tcl scripts anyhow ;)
scripts should be in cvs, not copied and pasted from the wiki
you could make a link to the cvs page
cradek: they will be
you can download or view it there - the work is already done.
cradek: you have some valuable background...
* alex_joni just want cradek's opinion
cutting and pasting python is even worse
I was just wondering if python would be easy to set up an emc-configurator
the main trouble is .. it should configure every bit of emc
it would probably be no easier or harder than any other language
well, I guess it would be easier than intercal or fortran
what I don't know.. how would you do the schematic-editor-kinda-thing to place and connect hal components
wow, I have no idea
I think I would rather go to the dentist than write (or use) a configurator like that
I started thinking to use an existing schematic-editor for the task
I think you can find a schematic editor for ... um
can't think of the name of it
the circuit simulator that uses netlists for input
how would you see an "user-friendly" configurator?
I tried gEDA, but that's really hard to use... (didn't like it)
thought about eagle... but that's not GPL
and besides that, current schematic editors are way bloated compared to what we would need
anyways, maybe you have some good thoughts about an easy-to-use configurator
I'm probably the wrong one to ask because I think a text file (with documentation!) is just fine.
well.. then you'll be using the .ini ;)
oh.. and some .hal's for emc2 (not necesarely a good point in hal)
I would think 90% of the people will use a standard setup, and a bunch of gui stuff would just get in the way.
the gui will load a standard setup by default
* alex_joni is really beat
think I'll crash soon...
Catch you later Alex. I'll keep working and Wiki what I've got.
cool.. I'll check tomorrow morning...
perhaps cradek had a point, and CVS would be more appropiate
I'll do that doo
I am just here waiting for the sauna to get warm
I've been like that lots lately..
I only have space in my head for work-code
* alex_joni goes to bed..