Jacky^ I am now.
Jymmm: any idea about postal service cost US/EU for kg ?
[00:09:53] <Jymmm> http://usps.com/tools/calculatepostage/welcome.htm?from=home&page=0061calculatepostage
bit of a slow day for me
which is fine
les: wich slides you like for woodmachine ?
i'm looking for it ..
but maybe i'm oversizing it
15 mm for small, as much as 40 mm for very large
I picked 25 mm for yogo's machine
i'm looking at hiwin website ..
but i think are very expensive
look at abba too
jacky, 25 mm rail came out at about US$100/meter here...the blocks about $50 each
i think so
abba and hiwin are about half the price of most others
still good quality
what about skf ?
more expensive ?
ok, but cost more
for 1 mt lenght machine 25 mm is ok ?
even 15 would be fine
but 15 and 25 are almost the same price
better 25 then
go with 25 for better crashworthiness
Surviving a bad crash with no damage is important
because it will happen
25 can handle 20kN+ loads
and only a tiny bit more cost
So better, right?
i'm a bit confused about some parameter.. like loads
first experience :\
anyway 25 mm should be a good choice
Well cutting loads are very low for wood
* Jymmm lol @ Jacky^ the rail virgin!!!!
Jacky^ (couldn't resist)
loads might be 100-200 n
so we design for worst case crash
y axis couls also be the same ?
i will stearting ordering the slides
I still think about collecting my written material and writing a book on cnc router design
pc_op` is now known as pc_op
I think not enough would buy it
les: could be nice :)
sell 100,000 copies?
will be open source ?
heck no...charge big book price!!!
well found a small lathe thats cheep on ebay , hmmm bit too small i think http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-12-Scale-Engineering-Lathe-Materials-Castings_W0QQitemZ5996370686QQcategoryZ14737QQcmdZViewItem
I learned on a unimat one when I was 15 or so...it fit in a shoebox
wish I had it now
that looks like a jeweler's lathe really
the whole lathe is 6" long , nice working model though
Aw, but Dragon, just run out to the corner store and buy a nice Colchester
les: do you prefer 1 or 2 motors on x axis ?
uh oh...storms from Katrina...better check radar...brb
2 is better but emc cannot do it
I have to get off...blew all computer stuff last week...don't want it to happen again
already seen this: http://cgi.ebay.it/HYDRO-FOAM-Motoscafo-VOLANTE-Aereo-MOTORE-Brushless_W0QQitemZ5994420644QQcategoryZ2564QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
nice video :P
it seem use a nice Brushless motor
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hi Yuga A-L-P-H-A
working for you?
It looks like they're being dos'd..
I found the magnet link. :)
magnet... fileless torrent links.
never heard of them
[07:33:24] <A-L-P-H-A> http://magnet-uri.sourceforge.net/
Good evening, EMC developer team. Thankyou for a great product. I have 4.08 up and running on my home made mill. 'tis great. I do, however, have a question you may be able to help answer- What should I be using (open source wise) to convert AutoCAD or Alibre drawings (or DXF) to NC codes?
[13:32:14] <cradek> http://timeguy.com/cradek/autocad
this lets you draw toolpaths using polylines and other entities, and generates g-code tailored for emc
I'll take a peek. Tx for your help.
And say "Hello" to Paul, who helped greatly during my recent upgrade from 2.18 to 4.08
Realize is loaded. (I'm not an AutoCAD expert) How do I "execute" it to get the ngc output?
type realize at the prompt
That done, and setting the layer name to 125-MILL results in only 5 lines in the c:\acad.t file.
read the last paragraph starting "In summary" under "How to use REALIZE"
in fact, it can't hurt to read the whole "How to use REALIZE" section
I did. Honest.
what are the Z coordinates of the things you selected?
It's a 2d drawing.
The x and y work in the obvious way. The z dimension determines the cutting depth. Therefore the z of all entities NOT on layer 0 must be negative.
you have to move it down in Z to specify the cutting depth
Is there a method of setting an existing entity to a minus depth?
move all 0,0,0 0,0,-1
I'm sure that's all I need do.
tx for the help
I have had very little feedback since I released REALIZE - please let me know if it works for you
My worse than poor understanding of AutoCAD is the most difficult part for me to overcome.
I'd like to continue to chat but it's 23:30. My last run of realize didn't generate all the nc code (confirmed by yetch WinCNC)
03paul_c 07cradek_stable * 10emc/src/emctask/emccanon.cc: fix for Bugs item #1274108. coordinate offsets were not being applied to rotary axes for G2/3 moves.
arg get back here matt
ValarQ_ is now known as ValarQ
Oh this is weird... My laptop sorta kinda works at 9.6VDC, depending on what/where you look this 9.6V replacement battery is suppose to work, and in other it's not. The original is 14.4VDC Li-ION the 9.6VDC is Ni-MH which I would rather have instead. damn
And I did a 'Buy It Now' based upon the info in the auction.
though, not paid for yet.
the auction was a lil ambigous and when I called them they couldn't confirm/deny it either way.
hey les: Got Lighting?
weather is getting a little better
good to hear.
just searching true type fonts right now
for a sign
thousands of fonts, but seems like they all fall into just a few categories
les : http://dafont.com/
Also...decided to change the paint robot design
was using roundrails and rack for the telescoping arm
why not just bolt some racke to the base of a linear rail?
if you have it to spare, why not.
Else, a coupe hinges and some acme leadscrew
not like you need that much precision for painting... do you?
well the robot is to pick up the calls and put them in the drying rack
but might as well make it precise so it will have more uses
not cnc precise
I was thinking only moving a spray gun.
but say 1mm positioning accuracy over a 1.5 meter circle
No this is a theta radius z arm
pick up something here, put it over there
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but the arm....
use 20 mm rail bolted to rack!
fast and cheap
I have to work out the dynamics. I want it to be real fast
now...what else could I use such a thing for?
I'm serious... you could have a CNC pancake breakfast as a fund raiser and promotion.
kinda like a donut making machine
so vertical shaft in the center
long telescoping radius arm
and a z on the end
heck if it was stiff enough it could run a router
but that would cost too much
throw a laser on it?
oh, can use the big machine for massage
but if there is a software error...
squashes you like a bug
oh that font site is good
OK... Found the problem with BDI-4.23
on to building BDI-4.24
paul_c: When you create a new release, does it usually have the 'latest and greatest' if the other parts? Like X, kde, etc ?
The build system is now set up to use Sarge, so if it is new there (and is in the package selections), it ends up on the CD.
Ah, well I apt-get install kvirc and it broke KDE. So then I apt-get upgrade konquerer and it installed like 256MB of crap and broke other stuff. Just fyi.
with BDI-4.23 ?
well... That is six months out of date - Probably still using KDE-3.2 then.
Yeah, it attemped to do 3.3
thats why I asked if you update those things.
4.23 is built from the current (as of the 27th) Sarge.
Jymmm: look if you like this http://irssi.org/?page=themes
also work from console .. I love it
is Matt there?
paul_c: Ah, ok. Well when you get 4.24,5,6,7,etc I'll give it a shot.
Jacky^: I dont' care for it becasue I'm usually in mor ethan one channel at a time.
I like to see ALL the channels
this mean you've not seen this..: http://irssi.org/themes/mine.png
kvirc it's a toy ..
paul_c: ksirc has that annoying extra server window. KVIRC at least least you tile the windows easily. Much like mirc
paul_c: I noticed KVIRC becasue it's on the LIVE cd, but not on the BDI.
Now that Sarge has gone "stable", problems with installing extras & breaking stuff should disappear.
very cool =)
hrmm.. 1.4Meg for kvirc...
and another 875K for kvirc-data
& 210K for kvirc-doc
is there limited room available?
limited room, yes. But I had hoped to use the space for "useful" tools & libs.
725K for ksirc
Ok, only slightly smartass here.... but does anyone actually PRINT from BDI?
ok, nm. Just was trying to recover 20MB =)
I wonder how knoppix is able to get 2BG worth on a single cd
compressed file system
is it a PITA do to?
ah, nm then
time consuming, needs loadsa RAM & HD
paul_c: oh on that perms issue.... if I did sudo it worked fine.
for $trivial_fs, it doesn't take too long...
whats the MAX iso file size?
my cdr's are 720MB (raw)
I usually aim for ~650Meg