my lathe and mill haven't been really ran in almost a year now. the lathe got to pump out one thing during Christmas for a present for someone.
thinking of making something... http://www.zestuff.com/otherapparel/jewelry/553/#additionalImages
for shits and giggles.
need to find some stainless steel hex stock.
hex stock fun! will need to buy some stock, cut it down to 3/4" segments, and drill it out, and then chamfer the edges... find a nice big lobster claw, and aircraft cable to tie it all together. :)
or just cut it off in the lathe
good time to build a bar feeder.
yeah... that would be nice.
but umm... I have no ability to do so.
it's just a one off.
no ability to build a bar feeder?
bar feeder. yes.
[01:22:41] <a-l-p-h-a> http://shanalogic.com/item.php?item_id=233
this is kinda of cool too.
make some herringbone ;)
dunno what herringbone is.
[01:34:17] <chr0n1c> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=205829975&listingid=19727832&dcaid=17902
I want hexstock.
why not just buy bulk standoffs?
looking for a source
[01:37:30] <chr0n1c> http://electronic-components.globalspec.com/Industrial-Directory/pcb_spacer
it says digikey has 19.000 items in the standoff category :o
it's fuck'n expensive!
$2 each, for stainless steel ones... 1/4" x 3/4"
there has got to be a cheaper source
fuck, I hope so...
i don't think dell pays 2 bucks a pop for them ;)
I don't want aluminium... I don't like that idea of aluminium touching my skin on a constant bases.
i'd guess there is someone selling them for pennies somewhere
maybe you are better off making them yourself if you ahve a cnc ;0
turret isn't CNCd.
... so yeah i always wanted to know how they do the herringbone links
I can't find a cheaper place... wow.
this is insane.
i just watched Shallow Hal... if jack black wasn't in that movie it would have been poo
I think I just ate my sister's best friend's pizza.
is she hot?
i mean smart
But I must assume she is Canadian ( and therefore safely out of reach)
yes she is.
she's half german and half chinese.
so whatever happened to the emc1 people?
the page hasn't been updated in forever
they got culled.
if they were smart - they upgraded and are not EMC1 people anymore.
jmkasunich, you kicking?
well, i meant the people who were maintaining it
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a-l-p-h-a: I'm here
jmkasunich, what's going on?
played much with the mesa these days?
no mesa work in ages
doing some stuff with the software encoder module, to allow low ppr encoders to be used for lathe threading
I think the last EMC1 holdout is Paul C. the man behind the BDI CD - now he's just a behind who spends his time complaining rather than write any new code.
hey hey... lets be civil.
how long should the real circut board milling / emc2/axis video be? (the same program from my ink/paper video on real pcb) i have 1 hour and 45 mins of cutting...
... i'm getting ready to edit it
youtube is only ten mins max (i think i can do longer vids on there though)
I think the criteria was 100 megs uploads.
[03:18:08] <chr0n1c> http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-ie&answer=55743
[03:19:17] <chr0n1c> http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-ie&answer=71673
<- i have an old guru account so i can do longer than ten as well..
but how long is too long for a pcb cutting video?
anyone ever check out tomgreen.com?
[03:34:29] <SkullWorks_PGAB> http://www.snotr.com/video/1366
- 14 seconds...
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anyone have a ti-89 and a hp 50g
or maybe just a 50g
would an emulator work?
no, i'm looking at buying one
to replace my ti-89
but i guess an emulator could help.
I was going to suggest a used HP 48GX but amazingly they sell on ebay for over $100
i am not happy with how my 89 handles differentiation
and have read that the 50g does everything in that regard a little better
[04:11:46] <chr0n1c> http://www.google.com/search?q=hp+50g+emulator
never put an endmill in a drill chuck...
lol, i was just watching some youtube videos...
don't put a drill in a drill chuck for that matter, if it can be helped
I have a quick question, to make an output active low in stepconf is it just a matter of selecting invert ?
i have no idea, sorry
_epineh, that sounds logical
k, thnx, I think I have more problems then...
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this tabletpc gets very hot running ubuntu+realtime. Poor thing isn't used to running flat out.
hasn't locked up though - maybe the cooling is designed correctly
something will prob fail eventually
hey all, all you with personal websites, what application do you use to set the sites up with? Joomla or ??????
yep really I use word
linuxcnc.org uses joomla - ask alex
i really do not like it.
at least from what I've seen of the background to it.
I usually use notepad :P
but for linuxcnc I used joomla
Roguish_: other well liked apps are wordpress
#cms has something simple, kinda medium skill level
that's me, simple and uncomplicated.
question: does setting LATHE=1 do anything besides modify the AXIS display graphics?
any chance AXIS will display rotation axes moves? i have an X, Z, and C machine (vertical lathe).
my vismach looks fine, but AXIS displays all the moves without the C rotation.
I think it does that already in TRUNK
i'll update and check.
the 'cheap drives?' thread from mariss on cnc zone finally blew up. He initally set the target price of $29 per axis. Now after designing them - He changed it to $61 per axis. seems to be some upset people now. ;)
well.. 29$ I wouldn't trust
they are 31 in 1000qty
or maybe it was 5000
Well he did add alot more functions than the stripped down barebones he initially proposed
the reason for the price increase is the shipping and handling :/
AS IT SEEMS
err as it seems..
and while the G250 is nice to be able to replace a blown driver in a G540 - I figure most people will want the G251 with the screw terminals.
those cost more in parts and assembly
I dont see the need for ultra cheap drives.. I'd rather see really good drives at modeate prices..
I think thats what he ended up with
* anonimasu nods
1/1o stepping morph to full step, midband rez damping, 3A 50v with no safety net.
uh.. I pay 24.1 eur for a allegro.. LMD 18245
but then, almost no other stepper drives have a safety net either.
and about 37 for a gecko..
12.9eur is the difference.. -_-
between a chip and a complete driver..
Safety net like he built into the "V" series
oh I see
a loose / intermittent motor connection will smoke most driver chips - T "V" series you can pull the cables out while its moving without any damage
I know.. I were just wondering over the term you used for it :)
skunkworks: what was the thread named?
I need to go clean house - I need a clear path to move my gun safe (ich real work!)
google for mariss + cheap drives
[19:04:46] <skunkworks> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51083
heh i thought that said 'i need to clear a path to my gun safe'
oh, at cnczone..
I thought the grcko group at yahoo
get 50, then sell them on eBay once the price goes up
82 pages? are you kidding me?
people have too much free time
I skipped to the end, and I'm going backwards now ;)
It looks like he's going to hold the $29 price as a 2wk intro special...
heh - I like this signature line: "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain"
this weekends machining: http://www.anderswallin.net/2008/06/iom-fin-and-rudder-moulds/
got a better closeup of the surface finish?
* anonimasu is curious
hm, not at the moment. I think Jari said the smaller mould had a better finish, it's run with a 4mm ball-nose. The bigger was run with a 6mm ball-nose so the program wouldn't take forever
what kind of feeds/speeds?
the finish pass was at 1000mm/min with the spindle maxed out at 5400rpm
a 10 or 12k spindle would be nice...
* anonimasu nods
I've found a source for one
but they are like 1000eur and 1500eur for the vfg..
these were 2-flute cutters, we should get some 4-flute ones I think
but they go to 15krpm too..
10-12K spindle may require new bearings with air/oil lube cooling vrs grease.
awallin: nice molds, i see no sprue, so i guess these aren't injection molds. how do you use them?
the upper edge of one of them hada sprue
oh - bith halves seem to have it
i see the runner now, thx
squint squint :)
just squash lead in there, it'll melt ;)
[20:24:25] <chr0n1c> http://youtube.com/watch?v=8e9faI0Zpj4
<- the cnc circuit board milling video, 10 minutes, no rap music in this one!.. (damn i need a better camera)
and rap music
the 1st big rap song "Rapture" Blondie 1981, 1st and last rap song i ever liked
[20:31:38] <anonimasu> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVr89FO_FE&feature=related
i'm trying to learn artcam so i can do that kinda 3d milling
anonimasu: nice, wonder what the real runtime was like. was on a 'bridgeport clone' and i have no idea of the meters traveled.
i've cut up to 50 ipm in aluminum with a cutter about that size
*in the face vid
reminds me of the Tombstone I "Engraved" - 779,000 lines of G-code.
how many feet/meters do you think are in the passes from the vid?
(how many jellybeans in this jar ;)
The word Engraved comes from the job title of one who make grave markers and headstones.
tomp: im still pondering if I can get that kind of code running on my machine :p
i should make mini tombstones for model train cemetaries
Guess laser etching Zippos just helps speed up the process...
bahh! engrave zippos ;)
tomp: it should work :p
hey $5 is $5.
the tool wear costs more then you make at selling a engraved zippo -_-
Laser dude - Type in the text - push start - its all over in under 10 seconds.
how fast do you think a carbide bit wears out, lol i could do a hundred zippos with one bit...
ok, maybe only 50-75
anonimasu: need a gcode2heidenhain translator?
about 30 with a 60 degree "D" in non-chromed brass zippo bodies
* anonimasu nods
(powder coat or Teflon finish)
I get mine re-ground for $2 ea.
I make up new blanks from broke 1/8 and 3/16 Carbide endmill shanks.
well, i'm working on rigging up a dvd laser diode to the z on this thing ;) maybe we'll do some laser etching soon...
about 420mW ?
not sure... i gotta buy a diode still!
i did a buncha research and planned out how i'll mount it so far...
and i think i can set up a lever switch at whatever depth to turn the diode on when it hits
then when z backs off the diode will turn off till z come back down to cutting depth and hits the switch again
I need to buy a Surefire IR flashlite - to use as a flood light for doing night videos...
the little IR diode in the vidcam is only good for about 10 feet.
what are you doing vids of at night? or maybe i don't wanna know ;)
IR laser diode is good for almost 1000ft
not sure yet
maybe moonlite motorcycle racing
you can just get a buncha ir leds and make a diy ir floodlight cheap i bet
out in the dunes it almost like daylite under a full moon - but not enough to film motion
can do stills just fine
my cybershot won't take pics for sh*t in the dark unless you do the scan mode where it adds the light from three stills together to make 1 with decent light.. but it's always blurry
*even if i use the tripod they come out blurry in scan mode
well they make a IR laser with diffuser lense for use with Nightvision rifle scopes that is small and can run 6hrs continuous on 1 charge - its about the size of 2 "C" cells - and could be mounted on the camera mount
video is a no-go in less than perfect full day sunlight
anybody want mcdonalds? i'm making a food run ;)
Sony seems to always use IR to improve low light - it just washes out the color the more it relies on IR - nightshooting is pure B&W.
also allows you to photograph through clothes sometimes
I had a SunPak 522 that was notorious for that...
gave new meaning to the term Flash photography.
Wonder if my darkroom equip is totally worthless now days?
who still uses film?
put it on ebay SkullWorks_PGAB, if you're not using it anymore, i'm sure someone will buy it
I kinda have to keep it - if I ever want to shoot anything with my 4x5
I don't have an enlager that can handle 4x5 but I can still do contact prints.
can't take 4x5 to the local 1 hr foto...
[21:16:49] <chr0n1c> http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/29/0625249&from=rss
<-- look at this junk, bidding against your own customers?? wtf?
yeah - lately I been using the vidcam to shot stills even though they max out at 1.3mp
ouch - I have a domain hosted on GoDaddy
i told them to go screw a themselves about 2 years ago when the tech support guy told me he had never heard of linux!
have not updated it this year - and don't have much on my other domain either
godaddy wont accept my mails for some reason
i told him he was either lying to me or a complete idiot and i didn't wanna do business with them over the phone and transferred my domain to bravenet
I got %gb space with 5GB transfer/mo. for like $3/mo.
that's who i use.. a tad slow but i'm not building a youtube...
my other domain is on linux servers at PHPwebhosting.com
and if i have a complaint they try everything they can to make me happy
PHP is so much easier to use - unlimited subdomains I can add/remove at will
i've used bravenet for hosting off and of for like 10 years almost
on and off* (lol)
if you ignore all the free junk they shove in your face, it's a decent server
I lost one of my domains when someone put a prepaid reservation on the name and I didn't renew within 24hrs of the expiration - (could not locate the account password)
i got ftp, free email addys, like 300 gb of hosting space, 600 gb of transfers a month, subdomains, redirecting, domain masking,
whats that pkg run?
i just renewd daytonhiphop.com for another year...
it's like 9.95 a month i think SkullWorks_PGAB
sounds a bit like DreamHost, except that you get a lot more space and monthly transfer on DH
thats about what I pay for php - but much smaller storage and transfer limits - or so it was last time I checked
i've never even used more than a couple gb a month really.. even with all the music flying in and out of daytonhiphop.com
i hope to get that # up though eventually ;)
(it's coming together slowly)
I hide CD.iso files on my domain - backup driver packages for my systems - can pull it down wherever/whenever I need it - saved my backside a few times.
remember - if you switch to DreamHost using my account as a referral, you help to support Linuxcnc.org hosting :)
lol, SWPadnos... i'll keep that in mind for my next domain purchase
nice to have my complete apps suite all on one iso - so a HDD replacement while out of town only requires downloading and burning 2 cd's and I'm good to go.
i did backup my EMC configs to my website in the blog
and i use it to transferr huge music master .wav files to people
actually, their plan is 500GB space, 5TB monthly transfer, $10.95/mo (less if you pre-pay), and they throw in a free domain registration which remains free as long as you host with them
SWP what would I need to use as a referal to get you the credit?
unlimited users, email accounts, shell logins, host names ...
ohh shell logins would be nice, that's abotu the only thing missing from bravenet...
you aren't root, and it's a shared server - so there are some issues
but it's nice - the loggers run on DH for example
either go here and enter no referrer: http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?80098
i miss the server i was hosting here, i had complete control over it, but i switched to dsl from cable and i don't have enough bandwidth to host a server here anymore
good night all
or enter firstname.lastname@example.org as the referrer
see you Alex
hmmm. maybe the email referrer is better. the ?r=80098 link may not be working correctly
OK - info is saved for when I have time to play again - as is with these 58+hr work weeks I end up falling asleep reading email when I get home.
I don't need root priv - just FTP and maybe some CGI-bin
perl still gives me fits
anytime I try to write something I emal a copy to a friend to proof before uploading to the server.
* fenn wonders why mail.splunk.com is mirroring his /pub/emc
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BigJohnT, hey... added my first gcode wizard to your wiki page.... I am a little rusty at python, but its slowing coming back.
[23:02:26] <LawrenceG> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Simple_EMC_G-Code_Generators
but of course, I have a couple of suggestions :)
it would be cool to have options for a hexagonal hole pattern instead of square
also to have square and maybe oval bounding regions
and to have an option to include/exclude holes that fall on the border of the region
(that's all, except maybe round-rect regions too ;) )
maybe select shape with radio buttons?
yep, not some arbitrary programmable shape
even for speakers, there are oval shapes. square would allow for use in making vent hole patterns (like for a fan)
cocktail hour here.... I'll dream about it overnight
or a drop-down - makes it more expandable later
ok, looks good though
nice looking app, i'll have to try it out!
good evening...can I set variables in the var file via axis?
in MDI do something like #5001=123
I was hoping it might have the variable definitions linked to what the variable is
i.e. what is 5001
is there a utility or maybe one of the other interfaces?
not that I know of
ok where can I find the "connection" between variable and specific G-code?
that's in the manual. hold on a sec
[23:36:06] <SWPadnos> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//gcode_main.html#sub:Parameters
oh - could be. it's the section on Parameters, which I linked to (the online HTML version)
I'm using the java plugin, either I haven't figured out how to use it, or it can't use the hyperlinks
what about G28 definition
go to linuxcnc.org, click Dovumentation, click the PDF link next to User Manual. It's chapter 12.15 there, I think
uh - 12.5, page 134 (151 of the PDF)
I'm not sure where that's set
I found it, thanks
looks like a different manual than my installed manual
there are several, the one that's installed may be a more complete one
I will say there is lots of documentation, but I'm rally struggling with finding what vs where...
yeah, I know the feeling. it looks like BigJohnT is helping with that right now :)
rays classes helped me a lot at the workshop, but I still funble on things
thanks SWPadnos, later