#emc | Logs for 2008-12-26

[00:33:46] <JymmmEMC> dmess: what's the code?
[03:44:27] <skunkworks> http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/schem/newcurrentlimit/bottom.JPG
[03:44:36] <skunkworks> http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/schem/newcurrentlimit/top.JPG
[03:49:17] <jepler> skunkworks: whee
[03:49:34] <jepler> skunkworks: did you spot any problems immediately after finishing the first face?
[03:52:13] <skunkworks> no - everything went smooth.
[03:53:52] <skunkworks> I did screw up one when I went to to the 2nd side.. (I must have entered the touchoff wrong)
[03:54:10] <skunkworks> Now I tripple check..
[03:54:35] <skunkworks> :)
[10:20:58] <Dallur1> Fun project with a microcontroller and a servo with stepper style input -> http://www.nerdkits.com/videos/servosquirter/
[10:25:40] <alex_joni> hey dmess
[10:25:44] <alex_joni> hey Dallur1
[10:51:09] <Dallur1> hey alex
[11:06:43] <alex_joni> what's new?
[12:26:19] <Dallur1> alex_joni: not much, well the boat is coming along nicely
[12:26:30] <Dallur1> alex_joni: hope to finish this spring (or summer)
[13:19:06] <Dallur1> From wikipedia: "Lard is also useful as a cutting fluid in machining.", hmm a machineshop that smells like bacon
[13:22:09] <BigJohnT> bacon makes everything better
[14:00:28] <fragalot> :D
[14:00:59] <fragalot> now, if lard helps cutting aluminium, it's perfect
[14:11:06] <BigJohnT> soap does
[15:46:12] <skunkworks> logger_emc: bookmark
[15:46:12] <skunkworks> Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2008-12-26.txt
[16:21:17] <fragalot> skunkworks: The PCB of last night, did you mill that out, or etched it
[16:22:14] <eric_u> milled
[16:22:31] <fragalot> looks great, :p
[16:22:37] <eric_u> it does
[16:28:13] <skunkworks> Thanks.
[16:28:40] <fragalot> You're welcome
[16:37:14] <fragalot> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KB_Maltron_3D_US.svg The ultimate keyboard.
[17:28:08] <jepler> bbl
[18:23:02] <ds3> a
[18:23:12] <archivist> b
[18:24:35] <eric_u> p
[20:53:14] <eric_u> anyone have a spindle encoder hooked up to a 5i20?
[20:53:47] <jepler> I know cradek has on his hnc, but I don't think he's around
[20:53:59] <eric_u> what's an hnc?
[20:54:08] <jepler> a lathe
[20:54:25] <eric_u> ok
[21:00:02] <jepler> this shows a spindle setup, but I have some specific concerns with it:http://www.mattshaver.com/kc6/kc6.hal
[21:00:14] <eric_u> I'm interested in a mill
[21:00:18] <jepler> first, I think there is a direct velocity output, so no need to involve a ddt
[21:00:46] <jepler> second, 0.015 is not a correct conversion from rps to rpm; it should be 0.01667 (depending how many "6" you care to type)
[21:01:13] <eric_u> pi is 3 in maryland
[21:01:48] <jepler> looks like it sets up an analog speed output too
[21:02:12] <eric_u> that's required for threading, correct?
[21:02:56] <eric_u> hostmot2 will do steppers as well as servo?
[21:02:59] <jepler> for rigid tapping you need direction control and position feedback
[21:03:33] <jepler> yes, hostmot2 does steppers
[21:06:01] <alex_joni> and servo
[21:06:04] <alex_joni> and both at once
[21:06:16] <eric_u> that's nice
[21:06:37] <alex_joni> there are a couple precompiled firmware's
[21:07:04] <alex_joni> http://cvs.linuxcnc.org/cvs/emc2/src/hal/drivers/mesa-hostmot2/firmware/
[21:07:09] <alex_joni> look there for your card
[21:07:16] <eric_u> I was trying to help kimk the other night, but I guess this has all been changed since I looked at it last
[21:07:28] <alex_joni> eric_u: it's been pretty wild lately
[21:07:35] <alex_joni> it seems to settle down now
[21:08:32] <alex_joni> a firmware called SVST8_8S.BIT does 4 x servo and 4 x steppers
[21:08:37] <alex_joni> err.. 8x ;)
[21:17:08] <eric_u> seems like the integrators manual still describes hostmot4
[21:18:49] <alex_joni> depends which one ;)
[21:19:00] <eric_u> is there one in cvs?
[21:19:09] <BigJohnT> yes
[21:19:16] <alex_joni> http://linuxcnc.org/docview/devel/html/
[21:20:37] <eric_u> interestingly, pci_hm2 is not there
[21:21:12] <alex_joni> hm2_pci
[21:21:22] <eric_u> that would make all the differenc
[21:21:25] <eric_u> e
[21:21:32] <alex_joni> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/devel/html//man/man9/hm2_pci.9.html
[21:25:57] <eric_u> burning my last cd with 8.04, hope it works
[21:26:14] <alex_joni> well if it works, it's surely the last one ;)
[21:26:54] <eric_u> my wife asked me if I needed anything at the store, I told her to get some cd-r
[21:27:47] <eric_u> since my stepmother is with her, I may actually get some
[21:29:17] <alex_joni> ha
[21:31:07] <jepler> that reminds me, I need CD-Rs too
[21:32:34] <alex_joni> maybe eric_u will have some spares
[21:33:01] <jepler> hm cd-rs are getting "rare": there are about 1/3 as many CR-R SKUs at newegg as DVD recordables (26 vs 79)
[21:33:24] <alex_joni> hmm.. that sounds like trouble :)
[21:51:17] <eric_u> pata is endangered too
[21:51:38] <eric_u> well, that was a singularly unsatisfying experience
[21:52:09] <eric_u> tried to install ubuntu on my son's new computer, there is a blank partition, but ubuntu wanted to resize an ntfs partition instead
[21:55:18] <alex_joni> blank as in unallocated or unformatted?
[21:55:33] <alex_joni> it probably picks up unallocated space
[21:55:38] <eric_u> I created a ntfs partition but didn't format it
[21:55:50] <eric_u> no, it picked out the biggest partition
[21:55:55] <alex_joni> but an existing partition which isn't formatted might be some partition type it doesn't know about
[21:55:56] <eric_u> no changes allowed
[21:56:13] <eric_u> it only gave one choice
[21:56:14] <alex_joni> so I somehow think it's sane what it did :)
[21:56:26] <alex_joni> you can select manual partition, and set it up any way you want
[21:57:04] <eric_u> well, I looked at their partition choices and couldn't figure out what they were calling a root partition and gave up
[21:58:10] <jepler> use partitioning software you're familiar with and delete the unformatted partition, then retry the ubuntu installer?
[22:02:55] <eric_u> I was just surprised that the installer was brain-dead, I have no idea why they don't let you pick partitions without going full manual
[22:03:28] <alex_joni> because people usually don't know what they are doing
[22:04:28] <eric_u> I understand that, but some of us know what we are doing but don't feel like doing a manual partition
[22:04:51] <eric_u> I wanna choose sda2 and click ok
[22:05:04] <alex_joni> know what we are doing != don't feel like doing a manual partition
[22:05:52] <eric_u> I usually let the installer pick my partition sizes, especially when they are going to rename things
[22:06:42] <eric_u> if they had a choice that said / I'd know I wanted to pick that one
[22:19:04] <alex_joni> good night all
[22:19:33] <BigJohnT> night alex_joni
[22:22:25] <JymmmEMC> * JymmmEMC trying to find leak in washing machine.... no evidence found that it's on the transmission
[22:22:47] <BigJohnT> is it leaking oil or water?
[22:23:28] <JymmmEMC> big puddle of water yesterday after washing terry0cloth rob and bunch of towels
[22:23:34] <JymmmEMC> robe
[22:24:19] <JymmmEMC> I thought maybe it got off balance Xlarge load and spashled out, but can't find evidence of that either.
[22:24:41] <eric_u> could be related though
[22:24:48] <JymmmEMC> (there be 10yo dust/dirt)
[22:25:37] <JymmmEMC> I'm running a small load with one towel right now - so far so good.
[22:26:02] <eric_u> you weren't close enough to hear an off-balance load?
[22:26:54] <JymmmEMC> MY gf told me if it gets off balance it does stop, but doens't buzz
[22:28:07] <anonimasu> it should be tight with any load(atleast all macines I've seen
[22:29:05] <JymmmEMC> what should be tight?
[22:30:21] <JymmmEMC> Heh, never considered 10yo dust/dirt a diagnostic tool =)
[22:30:47] <eric_u> this was washer?
[22:30:56] <JymmmEMC> clothes washer, yes.
[22:31:18] <JymmmEMC> I have the front cover off so I can see the tub, transmission, motor, pump, etc
[22:35:05] <eric_u> crap, download 666mb at 666kbps
[22:35:23] <anonimasu> crap?
[22:37:16] <eric_u> JymmmEMC: sounds like you may be overthinking this
[22:38:19] <JymmmEMC> eric_u: Washer just don't leak a couple of gallons of water for no reason.
[22:40:14] <JymmmEMC> eric_u: Besides, you are the devil, El Diablo, Satan Herself, so you would be trying to trick me =)
[22:40:24] <eric_u> download of the devil
[22:40:39] <eric_u> that was the peak download speed for an ubuntu iso
[22:41:00] <JymmmEMC> eric_u: Well, the size, sure, but not the DL speed.
[23:12:03] <eric_u> you'd think the publishers of civ4 could predict their network traffic would be high right after christmas
[23:12:21] <eric_u> Connecting to failed: No route to host
[23:16:24] <anonimasu> hmm..
[23:16:28] <anonimasu> civ4 isnt new is it?
[23:16:46] <eric_u> no, but the computer is so I need patches
[23:16:53] <anonimasu> :)
[23:30:21] <anonimasu> anyone here at grinding?
[23:33:11] <JymmmEMC> anonimasu: ?
[23:33:30] <JymmmEMC> is that like Grinding Mississippi ?
[23:33:59] <anonimasu> heh
[23:34:02] <anonimasu> no.. grinding stuff..
[23:34:13] <anonimasu> toolpost grinding..
[23:35:02] <JymmmEMC> Well, unless you mean an angel grinder, I'll say no =)
[23:35:06] <JymmmEMC> angle
[23:42:46] <juve> juve is now known as alex_joni_
[23:49:32] <JymmmEMC> I love this light http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?itemnumber=94668&Submit=Go
[23:50:05] <JymmmEMC> Check when it's on sale for ~$19.99 (or less iirc)
[23:50:26] <anonimasu> im in sweden
[23:50:29] <anonimasu> sipping is 25$
[23:50:34] <JymmmEMC> ouch
[23:50:36] <anonimasu> and customs 25% of 19.99
[23:50:44] <JymmmEMC> double ouch
[23:51:01] <anonimasu> + the tax we pay on the moeny when we earn them,..
[23:51:31] <anonimasu> crap tax system.
[23:52:25] <JymmmEMC> one LED is red when charging, turns green when charged. Magnetic base is really strong. The side hooks are removable.
[23:52:48] <JymmmEMC> Puts out a lot of light too.
[23:53:20] <JymmmEMC> anonimasu: marry a fireghiner then you can have dual citizenship =)
[23:53:32] <JymmmEMC> foreigner
[23:54:07] <JymmmEMC> Marry two foreigners have have tripple citizenship - till ya get caught =)
[23:54:40] <JymmmEMC> HF does have crappy tools, but I will admit their their electronics havne't been half bad actually.
[23:57:47] <anonimasu> I see