looks like I just missed alex
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03jmkasunich * 10emc2/src/Makefile: make the vti driver compile on 2.4 based systems
03jepler * 10emc2/tcl/mini.tcl:
The slowness in mini's startup was the unnecessary 'after 10000' which was used
to calculate the resolution of [clock clicks], which was only used in some
Remove the nonfunctional code, the 'after 10000', and all the 'update's which
were added in an attempt to make the mini window appear more quickly
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lunch break for me
les_w Ah, ok. Enjoy!
and was talking with some patent law guys
no I finished lunch
les_w you writing another patent?
in aug 06 a key patent consigned to ITW EXPIRES
that's the heaer one....
les_w: Ah, so how can we exploit that?
with over half a billion in sales
I think i'm gonna get an offer I can't refuse.....
SO what do you do, create something new?
but yeah....I think they want to kep my little head busy
Well it's all in my head...(the heater)
they want me to come back
They want you to create somethign else, no just keep your mouth shut?
anyway, I'm still creating good products for them
They know I am aggressive, entrepreneurial...and would jump on the heater.....
they'll talk me out of it I expect
They want you to create somethign else, -or- just keep your mouth shut?
all I can say is I want things to turn out so I never have to think about money again
yes to both
the reason this came up is I thought my patents were 20 years
but in 89...they are only 17 years
so aug this year!!!!
not 3 years
so big surprise to me
But couldn't someone else just exploit the expired patent?
Only I know how to make it. They still use my software to design them, and they have no idea how it works.
The patents don't tell how to make themeither.
I was showing paul some of that source code....half an inch stck of paper
it's a cam system
oh, well. Back to the shop. the clutch is acting up on the lathe....you know, the split cone south bend type
might have to make a new one.
the lathe can make some parts for itself!
les_w I had a question
les_w could you see any reason why I would have issue carving douglas fir, but none using mdf or ironwood?
desert iron wood?
well doug fir is splintery that's all
I seem to ALWAYS have one issue or another with Douglas fir. It's never the same issue, but always enough to destroy the piece.
fuzzing I can fix easily. just the way the tool moves thru it somethign mucks up. This time it
as if the tool raised up in the v carving
a low spot will do that
Well, what I wanted to know is if there's characteristics in douglas fir that could cause various issues, when other speciies dont.
sorry heard the chickens squaking....it was just a cat.
yeah, doug fir is very splintery and not the easiest to machine
you know, hard woods often rout cleaner
so I would probably have the same issues carving pine as well
maple and cherry are a little tough also due to the tendency to scortch
I didn't have problems like that a little while ago.
heck, I might be broke next year!
(but I might not)
ok back to the shop...and jymmm....just don't use doug fir!
les_w it's cheap! and purrrrty too
03alex_joni * 10emc2/docs/man/man1/emc.1: initial version
03alex_joni * 10emc2/src/Makefile: install emc manpage
03alex_joni * 10emc2/docs/NEWS: keep trock of emc manpage
darn, I meant track
yeah, ssh sux sometimes
Credak / Jepler - I finally used the shift key+right mouse button to rotate the drawing in axis. works awsome.
skunkworks: it does indeed. I finally appreciated that when I ran on a laptop without scroll wheel ;)
using a mouse right now with no wheel ;)
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I ment left mouse button ;)
ach trying to glue together pzt bimorphs .01 thick and cracked $100 worth
expensive glueing lesson...
skunkworks: still around?
seems you are also prone to miss-spelling
very much so.
I think Credak sounds much more klingon ..
anyways, what's up?
how's emc running?
not hooked to the machine yet but a definate speed improvement.
Can't wait to do some cutting.
I also want to install it on the 450mhz machine we have hooked to it now and see how it runs.
(plus the ubuntu is very user friendly)
skunkworks: cradek and I were just running emc2+axis on a 300MHz laptop .. seemed pretty good, surprisingly responsive
with the speed issue we where kinda looking for a faster machine - but with the way it is running now We might be able to get away with the 450
jepler: what BASE_PERIOD?
alex_joni: dunno, it was with the default stepper_inch.ini
oh, ok that should be fairly ok
jepler - that is promising. before the fastest machine seemed to be 450/500 mhz machines - seemed if we went faster there wasn't much of a speed improvement. Now I def works faster on faster machines.
jepler: if you put that unicode fix in axis, I'll make a new package so the brazilian guy can get it
cradek: ok, give me a few minutes
new emc2-axis package in the Ubuntu repository
has anyone used EMC for a lathe yet?
long time no see..
websys: a few, but not with threading
websys: how's synergy? anything new & exciting?
Dave Engval is playing with our software for use on a lathe but I didn't know there were any EMC lathes
there are a few lathes, but as I said without proper threading support (electronic threading)
Actually we are writing some custom things for a HexaPod waterJet
if it's a lathe that does that mechanically,then emc will rock it ;)
ohh.. nice. hexapods are fun
And next week I'm off to a prospect that makes feed screws
complex geometry when you start talking about dual mating screws
I don't think I've ever seen hexapod waterjets
fun part is twisting in 5-axis so the cut remains straight
yeah, I can imagine
it's all about kins
they're cutting blocks about 30cm thick so the taper is a factor
websys what are you using as a controller for 5 axis?
they have some company on the east coast doing the controller - I just have to speak that language
defines the normal vector
websys: oh, ok
* alex_joni goes to bed
bed calls ..
tonight the night
my2 boyz ARE gonna make me NUTZER