any one open for a q?
there are probably a few people watching
best to ask your question and see if someone has the knowledge to help
k.. I have downloaded Ubuntu 6.06 with EMC2
I have the machine up and running.. Everything works as expected except for one thing
when I first fire up the app, the machine does not move via the arrow keys..
I tried changing the speed etc...
Only workaround I found si to load an start any gcode file... let it run for a few lines then hit cancel
after that the arrow keys work..
that's a new one on me
which GUI are you using? axis, tkemc, mini?
I dont know how to use others
(axis is the best one anyway)
from the time the axis window appears, do you click anything or press any other keys before you use the arrow keys?
it is odd.. using the arrow keys or page up and down just do not work.. the motors just grumble a little
except for f1 and f2
it was a trick question
that's exactly what I wanted to hear (f1 and f2)
you say hte motors grumble .. when you are holding down a cursor key?
does the DRO (position display) change, or the cone move on the screen?
that is why I thought speed so set it to F300
yes.. the screen thinks its moving
cove moves and leaves yellow trace line
if you hadn't told me that it works as expected after you run a few lines of gcode, I'd say you had configured your acceleration too high
it works great after I run a few lines
it doesn't make any difference to change Feed Override or Jog Speed?
no.. the Jog is oddly set at 29% when it fires up.. I change it to 100 or any other setting
does not help
Thats almost as strange as my 8.04 install "hunts" slowly back and forth in the backlash range if in mdi mode. 606 install works great though
now my 8.04 at home works great.. I am almost almost almost thinking about upgrading work's cnc
Guest297: can you send me your config file (stepconf, or ini+hal)? the website http://pastebin.ca
is nice for quickly sharing text files if you don't have an easy way to upload to some other website.
Guest297: are you using emc 2.2.x? did you go through the online update to make sure you have the latest (2.2.8)?
No.. its not updated... maybe that is the issue
do I do that via axis or the os?
you do it through the os
ok.. that I did not do.. But mine at home is updated..
Ohhhh.. I bet that will help
assuming you have a net connection, the top bar on your screen has an item to install updated packages
you can open that, then uncheck everything besides emc2 (there will probably be a *lot* of items listed if you've never done it)
yes.. I have to do that... I skipped that part. I assumed that was more for the OS stuff than apps
I'm not saying this'll fix it, but there are a lot of bugs fixed since the cd was made
k.... I will do that... :)
dummy me :(
in ubuntu, the os and apps can both update through the same system -- in my opinion it's a strength of ubuntu, as opposed to other systems where each application has its own update
that is prolly mine at home is working perfectly
now one more question..
if the update doesn't solve it, we can talk about that more later
I want to be able to fire up ap, move the maching to what I think is home, how do I zero out axis and run the pattern?
i tried like g92 (I think) but it puts a blue marker.. that is not really what I want
even if you don't have home switches, emc still has an idea of "home" which is separate from "0,0,0 on the material you want to cut"
when you start, you want to jog each axis to a place you can see by eye, and then click the "Home" button or press the HOME key
that way, emc can apply the soft limits in your inifile so that you don't run into the ends of the machine's travel
it can be quite useful even if you can only repeat the same position to within 1/4 inch or 1mm
so x,y,x will then read 0?
oh if only it were that simple :-/
on my bridgeport i call 0,0 the middle of the table, so i have -13 to +13 in X and -6 to +6 in y it makes sense for my converted machine
it can still read a different value than 0 if you have a previous G54 or G92 offset in effect
(those are preserved from session to session in the var file)
but after you do that, the cone will either point right at the blue symbol (which means "machine origin") or at the XYZ origin
the next step in setting up a job is to "touch off" each axis so that you cut in the right place
do that by jogging the axis, then clicking the Touch Off button or pressing the END key
if you hit END ENTER then it defines the current position as zero in that axis with respect to the material
that is what I am looking for...
if you enter a number (END .25 ENTER) then it defines the current position as that value with respect to the material
so for instance you can use an edge finder to find the X edge of the material, then enter plus or minus the radius of the edge finder in the Touch Off window
here's a wiki article on coordinate systems -- if you used G92 offsets in MDI then you'll probably want to follow its suggestion and clear them out. When you use Touch Off, AXIS is figuring out G10 L2 ... commands which affect the G54 offset
that sounds like what I want to to.. I want to move to a position by eye and say that is 0,0,0
[01:04:01] <jepler> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?CoordinateSystems
in the touchoff you'll be able to selset g54 g55 etc to whichever you want to use at the moment. G54 is what the machine is in when started
skinnypup: yes that's true
and very useful if you have several fixtures on your machine
my machine isn't so big or sophisticated
mine at home is 4' x 8' and at work its 3' x 56"
router based ?
Yes both.. At home it has only 1 router.. the one at work has 4 z's with two routers each for cutting foam
and the Y axis's rotate.. x is back and forth
how's that work? cuts 4 copies of the same thing?
* jepler wants to see a picture of this
yes... actually 8 at one time.. then it moves 18" and cuts another etc
here are some of the rollers it makes http://www.texmaster.com/textools.html
the machine can do about 24 rollers in about 12 to 15 min depending on pattern
some even faster if they are 2d
kewl. well I am gonna try to update the app and play with "zeroing" out the maching..
where would you want your 0,0 on the part ? presuming one end and centered
yes.. I want to move it to the end and say.. Zero it! :)
then run parts all day :)
actually not me.. but the operator can run them
do the spool locations change ?
the depth changes depending on the roller thickness..
Thats cool , it should be easy enough to jog there and call it 0 or 1/2 the diamater of your touchoff tool
thanks for all the help folks... this channel rocks
yah. very nice
we were playing with it last night
we didn't have some settings optimized - I think
now I need to ask cradek what it is :)
hm, shouldn't the first offset be different than the other offsets?
otherwise you're overcutting on all the passes but the first
or is my thinking meat broken again
hmm not sure...
it's just pocketing, so I guess I need to do profiles to the contours too
the first time you want to be 1/2 diameter away from thet rue edge of the piece .. the next pass in you want to move over 1 full diameter
a little less than that in reality, but I don't think equal amounts..
I set the remaining allowance very small on this one
I'm not doing it properly, but I'll keep playing with it
the neat thing about this program is that it uses a lot of python :)
that's a big plus in my opinion
the window that is labelled 'Program' has all the machining operations in python
you can alter the code in it on the fly and do lots of cool stuff
while loops ...
so the graphical part of the program feeds the python panel and digs into the pocketing, profiling, surfacing libs
I guess I'm very excited about it
when a program is scriptable it becomes much more powerful
is that heekscad?
I have the "how to compile" directions up, lacked the energy to follow them yet
hey heekscnc people!
anybody want to make me some pocketing code?
1.25" x 2.25" pocket, 0.25" deep, 3/8" tool
what size fillets in the corners?
stepdown by say 0.085
I suppose using the tool radius might make it chatter
how about 0.2"
I suppose I should be sure about that, hang on a sec
where do you want x0 y0?
in the middle would be fine (or one corner, whatever is easier for you)
0.25" radius would be better for the corners
how about upper left hand corner of fixed vise jaw?
the actual pocket is gonna be in the middle of a plate, clamped down - but I'll touch off to the scribed lines, so it doesn't really matter much
location is non-critical, the pocket is just clearance
1.25 wide in X, 2.25 in Y right?
2.25 in X, 1.25 in Y
(easier for me to clamp the work that way)
what kind of step over do you want? like half the cutter diameter , 1/3?
how about .125"?
this isn't a very rigid machine - probably 1/3 would be good
ran into my first problem - arc error, I need to change to 4 decimal places
I really gotta get me some 2-4-6 blocks
this machine has 3.3" of Z travel, and no knee
I am making the clearance height .150"
I've got the plate on a 4-1/4" high stack-o-crap, with Z all the way up I have about 2-7/8" clearance
so I'll be using 3.125 of my 3.3" of down travel
should have added more crap to the stack
where do you want me to send the program?
[03:14:33] <DanielFalck> http://pastebin.ca/1369938
I really appreciate the help
this is the last real machining on this job, and I am so burned out I just couldn't face writing the code tonight
it's just using the pocketing routine- I ran into problems contouring
look at the feeds, Tool numbers (T1M06) etc...
it's set for F100
gonna have to fix that ;-)
there's M3S7000 in there too
hope it works for you- if not, let me know and I'll try again
I see a lot that needs work now- it's geared mainly towards metric units and it wants to go up in Z too much too
it seems to be doing two passes for depth
one at -0.170, one at -0.250
is that an off-by-one thing, that skipped doing a pass at -0.085?
ok, let me alter the step down to -.08333
oh, I see what i did
let me try again
[03:22:40] <DanielFalck> http://pastebin.ca/1369948
three layers now
error on my part
I think I'm gonna manually edit out some of the upping and downing
that would be good, I'm trying to figure that one out in the source
(for example, between each loop it goes up, rapids over, and then plunges down
pretty annoying it is too
it should just feed at the same Z to the next corner
not hard to fix
I'll mess around with the source and see if I can affect it (and maybe fix it :)
if you are doing that for your own benefit, or to improve the program, have fun - I'm gonna tweak what I have and run with it
jmk, I changed it -
[03:30:20] <DanielFalck> http://pastebin.ca/1369960
what did you change? the up/down?
the first line should be a rapid though
I still have some Z ups that shouldn't be there
got all the extra Z moves out, and added ramps instead of plunges between levels - looks good in preview
touched off - everything looks good, here goes
are you using 2.3 on that yet?
its a pocket!
no I'm not using 2.3
the pocket is great
the corners are a bit distorted, but that is machine flex and backlash
if this mattered, I'd rough the pocket 0.010 undersize on all sides, then do a full-depth pass to clean up the walls
I was attempting that one at first, and gave up when I had problems profiling- the lead in lead out is kind of weird
also, having run it once, next time I'd do 2/3 stepover I think
the program is geared towards metric units and there are some hard coded values in it for lead in out
kc6lbj is now known as notranc
it actually was happier during the ramp (cutting full width) than during the rest of the cut
cradek and I found that out last night
glad I've never made a mistake by testing code only in my native units
I've been trying a lot of stuff using metric units in it and actually used some G21 code mixed in with a G20 program on my Centroid here
what does it mean if i've just spent an hour watching cnc videos on youtube?
that you're a lot like us :)
woo-hoo! jig #1 is assembled
still needs 4 dowel pin holes drilled and reamed, but that's nothing
#2 needs the pocket milled, and a bit of fitting and assy
should be able to finish tomorrow evening
on that note, goodnight
and thanks again DanielFalck
goodnight- glad it worked!
JustinXJS2_ is now known as JustinXJS2
archivist: daily, it seems
being awake is overrated
to bad i can't work in my sleep
at least I can sit back and let the cnc make a gear for me while I rest
go cnc go
cutting 136 tooth gear for a music box
you're right..good thing for the cnc
or a trained beaver
robin_sz: do your lasers (or one of them, years ago) use RF excited annular krypton flash lamps?
4 x 15kw lamps ...
so why were you mucking around with high power RF?
that was the other lasers
rf excited cavities
a CO2 laser is basically a big glass tube ... vacuumed out, 125mbar of He/N/CO2 .. stick some electrodes to th side ... pump 20Kw of rf into it to make the low pressure gas glow
gas glows ... mirrors ... zap etc
why does it have to be RF?
so you can listen to a catchy tune
robin_sz: did you see there's a commercial 100kW laser available ?
yeah, well, mil one
about 20% efficiency
its actually several 15Ks combined
yeah, thats pretty stunning
seen some fiberlasers you can easily combine
i dont know how they managaed 20%
good for CNC machining rogue missiles?
anyway it doesnt have to be rf
this one's all MIIIINE
can be DC, but then you have to have electrodes
electrox did soem DC excited ones
oh, no electrodes, that's convenient
then the electrodes sputter the glass etc
Optic: how many times did I have to insist on the "apt-get" prefix?
$ apt-get moo
/ | ||
...."Have you mooed today?"...
Have you installed cowsay?
Should be a package
any ideas ? http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=587472#post587472
I wonder if one of the advanced probing moves would do it
tie the probe input "on", then use the move that doesn't error if the probe is already tripped
I don't think I understand...
well, he wants to jog to a spot and then have the G-code know where that spot is
(at least that's my understanding)
I understand the pain of needing to edit the file on each loop
that's the way I understand too
so move to the spot, then issue G38.1 or G38.2 or whatever, and the probe move will not cause any motion, but will just put the current position into #50xx, since you tied the probe input high
then step down to the finished height... no matter the start point.
(setp motion.probe-input 1)
ok I'm following you now
I don't know if it would work right - I'm not positive that the necessary probe move exists
(move until probe tripped, bdon't error if probe is already tripped)
I can't test it here :(
I might be able to - hold on
G30.1 stores the current absolute position into parameters 5181-5186.
ok, there you go
or they could use that!
that's in 2.3 though, is it in 2.2?
don't look like it is
he could upgrade :)
is there somewhere i can read about 2
2.3 ?the differences
also this, for very short listings: http://cvs.linuxcnc.org/cvs/emc2/debian/changelog?rev=1.62
[13:56:45] <cradek> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=587472#post587472
[13:57:29] <cradek> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=587472#post587472
hello, Guest932 from NIST
Hello, just checking out IRC
it seems to be causing you some trouble :)
This is przemek klosowski, I am on the mailing list more than IRC
What trouble do you see there?
Guest932: the IRC java client is just for convenience, there are lots of good irc clients out there
depending on the platform you use
Guest932, just the few connects and disconnects - nothing serious :)
Heh, how do you know I am using the browser/java client?
the name gave you away :)
most people use a name other than Guest###
Yeah, my box is linux so I should be using a native client but it's at work and I don't have it installed (yet :)
Guest932: if this is ok for you, don't sweat it
what version of Linux? (you probably do have something installed already)
just for the record: some of use use irssi here :)
F10 (I am at a place that does a lot of data acquisition and we used Linux since early 90s
ah, ok. I'm not sure what that has with it
yeah, I didn't mean to interrupt your conversaton, just checking IRC, I will be back later.
we were pretty idle actually
By the way, it's a pleasure to talk to you gents, I met some of you at the EMC meeting at NIST few years back.
oh cool. that was my first "Fest" :)
I use xchat
I use what Guest932 is using :)
as I lurk 24/7 all over the place, proxy does not cut it for me
I use a string and two tin cans
wet string at that :)
BJT-Work: wireless ftw :P
* alex_joni only uses 2 cans
haha - great quote: "Raising teenagers is like being pecked to death by chickens"
good morning. when will 2.3 be released?
[14:33:00] <alex_joni> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Emc2.3Status
so I was staring at Axis yesterday trying to find a way to modify the interface so a shift + arrow key goes into higher speed jog
I agree, that'd be a nice feature
doesn't look hard, i will be messing with it today. I also want to get it to go incremental when ctrl is pressed.
[15:49:57] <skunkworks_> http://www.autoartisans.com/ELS/
wow. that thing sure has gotten complex
doesn't look that bad
wow - I cannot find any great motherboard/processor combos at the moment <$100
How good is the atom?
it seemed good in JMK's robot
the D945GCLF2 motherboard, I think
* skunkworks_ should do some research
it's the ICH7 chipset though, which is a complete dog for PCI access (relative to PCI, not relative to parallel port)
the goal3 motherboards are gone?
they don't come up in a search at newegg
[16:04:20] <SWPadnos> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121359&Tpk=D945GCLF2
that is a dual core?
the D945GLCF (no 2 at the end) is single core
huh - the atom has been out side of my perifrial
almost the same cost as the GOAL3+, but no memory
aw gee, it has a fan? I thought atom was supposed to be low power
it looks like it's supposed to be 8W TDP
so you'd think that adding a 3-4W fan wouldn't be a great improvement
wow - that has video out
SWP: Fan is on video chip...
I was thinking - 1 pci would not be enough... but with video out - I don't have to add a video card
oh. that's part of the chipset, isn't it?
the system power spec is like 45W, so I guess the chipset is the big culprit there :)
Yes 2-3 time cpu power dissipation :-(
I think those MB are built with leftovers (SMC superIO not even available anymore)
lol @ pcw
I note that the atom 330 isn't going to be around for a long time - Intel lists it as not "available for 7 years production"
* alex_joni imagines Intel running around looking for 50 SMC's for another batch fo boards
SWPadnos: what CPU was available for 7 years production?
they have long-term production for embedded chips
except maybe a C51 or such
like the 386SX (you may still be able to get that actually)
[16:16:05] <SWPadnos> http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=35641
Intel has a atom based SOC but its too much power to be very practical
"has" or "will have"? :)
interesting. I'll have to ask about that at ESC
I think the Marvel Arms are more interesting in that space (Kirkwood or 76100--> 78200)
depends on how much image processing you want to do I guess :()
Lincroft will be a SOC
The 76100-78100 are probably ok for image processing
Marvell used to be really snotty about CHIP info but they have seen the light...
hmmm. any recommendations on an ARM or similar chip with USB2 HS host and ethernet?
If you dont need a bus or FP, Kirkwood
(same as in wall-wart CPU)
[16:23:00] <alex_joni> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Tegra
FP shouldn't be needed, memory bus may be, but not PCI/PCIe or anything like that
no eth on the tegra though :(
only: SB 2.0 OTG, USB 2.0 ULPI, HDMI, MIPI CSI/DSI/HSI, UART, SPI, SDIO, I2C, I2S
it looks like there's no real single-chip solution at the moment, though OMAP comes pretty close
to get the HS USB speeds, I think you need an external PHY
SWPadnos: why USB2 + ethernet?
USB2 host to connect to a DSLR camera, ethernet to move the data
I think Kirkwood has USB2 phy(s)
+ gig enet
SWPadnos: get a proper DSLR with wifi
(no gig Enet phy however)
alex_joni, too bad 50 of them can't all talks at once ;)
so you want to have 50 ARM systems?
or 1-2 DSLRs/system?
but will it run on a beowulf cluster?
50 DSLRs, each with at least a small controller
then some way to network the data back to a central location
and also to set some settings on the cameras and the controllers (like timing, etc)
there are 3 basic options:
1) separate processors, connected via ethernet or similar (the subject of my original question)
2) simpler processors for timing only, and the cameras connected to SFF computers of some sort
3) central timing control (like with a 5i2x card), and cameras connected to SFF computers for data
each has its pluses and minuses, I'm trying to figure out which is most plus :)
How about the Marvel PlugCPU (512M FLash 512MRam 1.2 GHz Arm USB 2.0 GigE)
that sure could work :)
or, wft :)
The new WFT-E2/E2A/E3/E3A/E4/E4A Wireless Transmitter allows you to connect to wireless and wired LANs, and supports FTP, PTP, and HTTP. Thanks to a connection wizard with broad compatibility, network access is sharply improved. The new WFT-E2/E2A/E3/E3A/E4/E4A is a premier work tool with expanded capability to link up with external storage media and GPS devices and others.
lots more expensive than 99$ though
yep, Nikon has one of those too, though it isn't in the nice vertical grip form factor
yeah, closer to $500 I bet
I also want to provide power to the camera, so the plug thingie is definitely closest so far
too bad Marvell won't be at ESC
are the cameras known already?
yes, Nikon D300, possibly changing to D700
[16:37:34] <alex_joni> http://www.nikond700.com/nikon-d700-review/accessories/
you're not showing me the WT-4/WT-4A are you? :)
oh, the D10. would you like photos of the whole one, or the one I took apart? ;)
I can already tell the Nikon techs more about the operation of those bottom connectors than they can (or may) tell me :)
gah. Marvell still needs an NDA to access their "extranet" site
Optic: how is the half stepping?
it worked very well
the system is smoother and quieter
and the curves and diagonals are perfect now
the resonance is pretty much gone
[16:48:15] <Optic> http://www.flickr.com/photos/hilarity_ensues/3378706393/
this is a test of rastering on the side of a pc case
using digital i/o to turn the laser on and off?
well, using z-axis
ah - ok - very cool :)
how long did it take? ;)
oh, i think quite a while
this worked really well because the laser can't touch the steel
but we still have inconsisant power when we want to etch a surface
due to accelleration and such
i think the guy just cranked the laser ower here
can you control the power level from the computer?
we don't have enough bits on the parallel port :P
right now it's done from the control panel
That make a nice TVPC
just use a 1U PS
JymmmEMC: that is the plan :)
Though, the pwr connector is 22 pins, not 20 or 24
well - I ment a tvpc - I don't think i have any 1u ps here :)
"Use only ATX12V-compliant power supplies"
Oh, nice... you can use a 20p + 4p
Even supports dual-colored power LED
skunkworks Yeah, I have a couple here. They are too hard to get a hold of, so I salave one any chance I get.
I wish it gave the height with heatsinks
hey who can tell me off the top of their head what a 20"
" ballscrew would cost, something like .0005" per foot
oh. not me
i admire your hutzpah though
i don't know if hutzpah is a word, for the record
well, most people put a c in front
but you've got it in spades, my friend
it really depends on the diameter though (the screw)
oh, maybe 5/8" or something small
the person asking will find out regardless
laptops now for < $500, touch screens still in the $300 range, eeeeeesh
almost no laptops have touch screens - apples and oranges
whatever you say
the only laptops I've seen with touch screens are also tablet PCs, and those are rarely in the $500 range
ahh, I see nothing changes :)
bullshit. go home!
i suppose I could ask if JymmmEMC has finally finished that router ....
well, its been a few years ....
I'll ask again in a few more
hell freezes over when he'll do
no, that's waiting for my conversions to finish
I saw a mazak twin pallet VMC go for 4K today
pounds, euros, same thing
Ok, a kiosk without a touchscreen, Trackpad maybe?
bummer. I knew I should have bought some UKP when it was around $1.30
kiosks are a different story. those are ridiculously expesneive :)
or expensive or something
tobe fair, I picked up a touchscreen thing for £50 last week
mini PC with a 10" touchscreen,
I was thinking of using a laptop to make a kiosk, but not sure on the User IO. $400 laptop, $300 touchscreen just doens't seem right.
was supposed to be a intelligent door entry thing, fingerprint reader, camera blah
the guy had a few
there is one on fleabay up in yourk
[17:53:54] <archivist> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=280324887839
JymmmEMC, great idea .. laptop and an external touchscreen ...
robin_sz: swipe model?
the fingerprint reader
might me easier to mount the keyboard as a plug in USB one too
archivist: looks errm .. nicely maintained ...
well used is a better term!
ripe for conversion
this was a Matsuura., my mistake
[17:57:16] <robin_sz> http://www.apexauctions.com/lot/3538772/view
robin_sz: I meant remounting the LCD from a laptop and using an add-on touch panel overlay to it.
[17:59:26] <robin_sz> http://www.apexauctions.com/lot/3538774/view
you can buy a desktop with LCD for less
[18:00:16] <geo01005> http://www.touchscreens.com/products-addon.html
archivist: is amazing isnt it . people keep machines in that condition and then wonder why the spindle controller goes tits up
probably full of swarf
robin_sz, probably yes
we picked up another Beaver NC35
got two of them now
good SOLID machines
paid 1000 for one, 300 quid for the other :)
[18:05:13] <archivist> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/cnc-machining-centre-BEAVER-PARTSMASTER_W0QQitemZ250391476073QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM?hash=item250391476073&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318
you said beaver :)
cnc beaver :)
being sold by an idiot ....
A good lathe in excellent condition. ... its a lathe? wow.
he has a beaver lathe on as well
oh probably a cut paste error then
and a spelling mistake:
"Previously used as a programing aid to teach students at a Bristol college, so hasn't had a hard life."
he mis-spelt "repeatedly had the spindle rammed into the table"
you know the seller then?
based on knoweldge of people from bristol and college kids
cant actually see the craters on the table
TC10 he has does look shiny
* archivist too poor though
I wish they would stop making these look like toasters... http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=32664&adid=7653657&subid=25425948&type=
"access your stored files over the internet" ...
they obviously havent heard of dropbox
[18:15:28] <robin_sz> http://www.getdropbox.com
I bought a few of the atom boards. :) see what they are like.
you're starting to be like me :)
good evening.i have crate un pyvcp led control.i write in my hal file: loadusr -W pyvcp -c mypanel vcp.xml.the problem is: when start emc the vcp mypanel is open ok, but in terminal i have the message :waiting for component 'pyvcp' to become ready.....because?
you need the -Wn option, not just -W
since you named the panel "mypanel"
loadusr -Wn mypanel pyvcp -c mypanel vcp.xml
(this is explained in the halcmd manpage, as well as the PDF documentation)
ok very more thank SWPadnos.Is ok now.
SwPadows i stay create one new simply interface in python.For start the new interface i write only in ini.file section Display = newinterface and save the new code python in emc2/src/emc/usr_intf ?
I don't know if the location of the display program is important
look at what the scripts/emc shell script does
in version 2.3 and TRUNK, it assumes that the display program is on the $PATH
yeah - things are a little different for programs that aren't known to the script, and I don't exactly how they're handled
(there are other special cases, but yours will take the default case, written '*)'
jepler, does it look like a fully qualified file name would work?
src/emc/usr_intf is NOT on the path by default
SWPadnos: yes, probably
but the key, as always, is experimentation
ok - wasn't sure if it specifically searched the path for the named file ...
(oh, and it has to be directly executable .. i.e., chmod +x and put #!/usr/bin/python as the first line)
ok thanks for info, when the simple example is finisch i will see at you.
What was the name of that USB rotary encoder that had a blue led lighting on it?
yay 2.6.29 kernel
now one can safely run machines with 4096 CPUs
welcome. I don't think they make it any more though - I was just looking for it a week or so ago
$45 BUY NOW http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powermate/
ok, cool. I just didn't find it by going through their products tree
I just googled
cheaper on amazon
sure, me too :)
ok, it is there now
I must not have looked hard enough
SWPadnos: *might* be an alternative User IO for kiosk
push button plus encoder, plus variable brightness LED (not sure if the PWM is accessible to the Linux input layer though)
Anyone have 1GB DDR1 SO DIMM?
not me - got a few DDR2 though
* BJT-Work wanders off to work on the tractor
this is interesting: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/24/gdc09_onlive_launch/
good night all
If you ever work on laptops, this is really good. They sell them at Fry's too all different colors. http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?D=936473&Ntt=936473&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&storeId=10051&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+matchall&recN=113186&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber
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[23:32:55] <jepler> http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/03/the_micro_cnc_from_lumenlab.html
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so i checked out a series II ez-track and it has 29 in-lb servos on it
can't seem to find many that big online to buy, any suggestions?
the biggest i've come across so far is the 15 in-lb servos that are nema34 sized