Not sure anyone is awake, dmess , but hi
I'm awake hi !
hi im awake.. in Chicago.. for IMTS..
Does that start tomorrow?
what a town...
it does so
dmess: you have a laptop now?
hi all an'
sitting in a nice steak and pizza place.. and we spot a big ass RAT run in front of the door... my collegue says
was that a RAT...
the other says it must have been a squerel... i repeatet.. NO
t'was a rat... or a muskrat
i have the OLD laptop working somewhat
had to bring a kbd and usb router to make it all work
dmess: How about posting some pics of IMTS for us when you can?
your beer here REALLY sucks...
tomorrow nite for sure.. ; )
what kind of beer did they have ?
for today we hit the sears tower
some of the home town brews... the ususal is the same moose piss as they sell up north
we passed 1 corner the smell of urine mad ME yak... on the street
this was just monments after Steve noted how clean the streets looked... till i showed up..LOL
have fun in Chicago
well it looks like alot of milage for the next 3 days...
KimK.. where are you located??
In Omaha, NE right now.
thats not too far from Chicago..??? is it>>
No, about a day's drive.
thats a close drive for me.. ; )
my 1st time here so... its a new experience
We checked out the Sears tower this afternoon
nice building... but only 1500+ ft high... ive been 5.5 X as high - deep in the UNDERGROUND
IMTS - Someday when I'm rich...
You made me curious enough to look it up. Google says Omaha-Chicago is 468 miles and 7 hours, 16 minutes.
go spend somebody else's $$$ it alot easier BTW
thats a trip to mom and dads for me
i've done it 11 times so far in 2008
I wish I knew enough about Chicago to tell you where to go to get a good Chicago-style pizza.
for now I just do westec and hang out with my High school class mates - makes them happy I tip what a room would cost... and buy alot of meals - then write it all off
i wasnt impressed by tonites..
we're in the hub of it i guess... but we need to find it out
the rat outside the door diddnt make me feel so hungry
when we asked if we thought we say what we did..
the barkeep said Chicago has rats that look like they are in steroids...
i asked if there was a bounty??? she looked at me like i had a 3rd eye
it could give the homeless a job... and feed them too...
New York is the same way, David Letterman has had some fun with "rat-cams" in the past
apperantly i was NOT being funny
hell ive eaten muskrat.. its good meat..
dmess: did you see that cradek is also going to IMTS?
you should try to contact him
shouldnt be that far off
new posting on the spindle project: http://jmkasunich.com/cgi-bin/blosxom/spindle-project
no.. you know where he's staying??
I also did some boring on one this weekend, will post that next
nope, but you could email him and either ask for his cell number, or give him yours
he will probably check email in the morning
dang, way past bedtime
h'my cell is out...
have him email email@example.com... we should hook up..
WOW.. IKE wil ride over Cuba for the next 2 days... still.. poor friends
KimK what you into??
I'm hoping to use EMC2 for some retrofits.
of what sort of machines??
Right now a friend of mine has got a Kasuga mill with a Bandit control that finally died, band aids, duct tape and all. So that's first up. It's a little bigger than a Bridgeport, but not too much. Has a small tool changer, 16 or 20? I forgot.
Has tool changer envy with his bp clone + steppers ;o)
JUST DO IT
remember the NIKE slogan
remember Bo Knows
Was another nike slogan ... never figured what bo knew
There are maybe 3 more of these for me to do if it works out well. Also at another location looking at a pair of Cincinnati-Milacron chuckers with retractable stady rests, we'll see.
[05:43:39] <SkinnYPup_> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Knows
oh ok.. my old dog Bo knew it all
right on !
Off topic, has anyone seen the new Microsoft commercial with Seinfeld watching Bill Gates buy shoes? It's on You Tube. Really dumb, IMHO.
he got into the local loblaws and was ito the meat isle in moments before i goot a call.. COME GET YOUR DOG>>> or its on your bill from a girl who lived across the sreet..lOL
im in Chicago - IMTS ... you want me to look at anything for you??
Goodnight all. dmess and cradek , and any others going to IMTS, have fun and bring back news and pics. Later.
alex_jon1 is now known as alex_joni
jmkasunich: i think the custom HSK-taper collet idea is best, not least because if you screw up you can try again (instead of wrecking a spindle)
also you could make it slightly under flush with the spindle nose so you wouldn't need the grooved contact ring of the TTS holders, just a square shoulder
not sure why drawbar needs to be shortened, can't you just use a spacer on the opposite end?
it's quiet today
busy packing ebay parcels
archivist btw i've not forgotten the linear bearing / warwick trip, just waiting for customer to organise a date for me to visit!
i was thinking of ebaying the other crape I have, but its traumatic dealing with the postage side
pjm model engineer exhibitions soon :)
ascot next week
i have next week off work!! more vacation
and Radford semele for the midlands one on october
[16:13:15] <archivist_ub> http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/Attractions.html
Im planning Friday to avoid the weekend crowds
btw i found a SD digital camera card up on the field at the weekend, and the person who lost it made a visit to the myford museam, and there are tonnes of foto's of lathes!!
hehe nice one
never been though its local
yep that ascot thing looks good
i should take my son there
he can have a 'training day' on the friday
once i've checked with the missus that its ok ;-)
heh that will cost you, dad can I have.....
hhh yeah tell me about it
he was trying to make a milling machine out of cardboard boxes and bog roles
hm I was tempted by these *used* $1 PC board drill bits until I checked the price on new ones in the sizes I use and discovered the new ones are only $2.25each qty10 (http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G15749
hmm goldmine elec got cheaper?
I dunno what their usual prices are -- but I'd rather have new drills than used
holy shit they did
reg price was $.25 higher
ive never had a prob with their carbide bits
knock yourself out, then
only ones ive broken was either dropping or hitting it with a wrench when i was changing out the tool
hmm, also same with the used 50bit set i got (im doing into FR4 tho, not metals)
same here, to be honest -- but from this day forward I'm going to be careful and never break a bit that way again :-P
yeh i havent in awhile
before maker faire i did this 100 hours non stop pcb CNC thing @ .008 space/trace
100 hours must represent a lot of boards
total fail effort, boards came out pretty good but no way id assemble them on time, no masks, dense 0805
chinapcb failed me =(
what was the project?
they could admit to me they couldnt route the ireegular design in the panel i wanted
it took them 4 days to tell me that was the actual problem
it was altoids tin audio component system
i have all the boards scanned in looking for image names
hehe you can tell which were more rushed during the flip
[16:59:58] <renesis> http://darkertechnologies.com/image/cs_boards_done_2008.05.02.1b_bottom.jpg
[17:00:02] <renesis> http://darkertechnologies.com/image/cs_boards_done_2008.05.02.1b_top.jpg
im kinda redoing, one at a time, with fabbed boards
i put the headphone amp and the active tone preamp on one board and radiused a corner so itd fit nice in a tin
what kind of tool do you prefer for cutting out (routing) the boards? I've used both a 1/16" stub end mill and a .80mm "chip breaker" both from http://precisebits.com/applications/pcbtools.htm
-- right now I like the "chip breaker" better, but I haven't done very many inches on it yet
oh no wonder those images are loading slow -- those are huge scans
for those i was using a 1/16" endmill
but ive had pretty good experience with the chip breaker bits
haha yeh i tried using the same endmillon some longer boards recently
was pulling them up, it ate like two of the four boards
jepler: yeh i use the scans to check for chips or burr bridges
heh should have warned, sry
topside def more impressive, also shows the alignment error after the flip
I notice one of the boards has an irregular area with a bunch of holes .. for heat conduction?
do you have to insert wires for effective heat conduction, or just liberally solder?
originally was supposed to be a fabbed board =(
i was just gonna squish mini sinks onto them
i was busy and behind anyway, then the week of wasting time with chinapcb just kinda make it close to impossible
was neat how much work i got done on that project, wasnt enough tho
we did some speakers were pretty cool
I hope the future presents another chance to use those designs
bbl, lunchtime here
i did the cad and bought the drivers, and my friend in san matea cut them on a techshop laser
acrylic open baffle speakers
those worked perfect
and then i had grow light arrays, which worked but i had to bus it up there so couldnt bring plants to demo a little grow box
led grow lights
hehe a chinaled company saw those and were talking about custom spectrum leds for me
we just settled on a spec, so maybe i get some samples soon (yayay)
aANYONE KNOW HOW to convert DXF's SPLINE to something else like LINE POLY LINE ?
I can't find sth usefull..
hmm if I had them here I would look in my graphics gems books
the books (5 of them) code is downloadable
I mean usefull reference of some code in any language
I want to add SPLINE to my DXF converter
[17:48:01] <archivist_ub> http://tog.acm.org/GraphicsGems/
some serious code in that lot
they stopped the series of books so they could sell a journal
Im missing vol 4 from the set
anyway playtime see you tomorrow
hmm.. google chroms is pretty good
micges: there is a script
that lets you put in the polyline res
i had to use it to export splines from acad to alphacam
jezus fuck the cnc did not like that code at all =(
can you pastebin that script ?
good afternoon billy_kid2