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when using M1nn and you set a paraport pin can you wait for another pin somehow before the exit?
there's probably some bash while-loop foo you could do
thanks I'll look that up
you'd probably need to use halcmd -s to return just the value of whatever you want to wait for
something like fred=`halcmd -s show pin <whichever>`
otoh, if the pin doesn't change you're stuck in M1xx forever
yea, I was just wondering about that forever while loop
maybe M66 with a timeout would be better
you can do "or" conditions in bash loops
so you can have a counter or check the time, and also look at the pin
or have a bailout button
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cradek - congrats on you new mill, guess the pressure is off for the Boss-8 transition board 8-)
oh was the pressure on previously? haha
not that you could tell from the results....
pressure now is to get the boards I was showing at the Fest released
were those the use-magic-to-get-more-IO boards?
it has been one hell of a summer, my dad passed away in June, my sister's teenage twin boys spent a couple of weeks visiting as summer vacation, and my main programmer/engineer's mother is in and out of the hospital
yes the more I/O board, and several accessory boards
sorry to hear that. the boys must have been a fright if you put them in the same sentence as the other bad news.
great guys actually, but way too much energy and activity for a old fart used to living alone
plus the six 800 mile round trips to home in NC to settle estate and ferry the boys back and forth
yuck. hope everything is back to normal now.
getting there, I am putting the finishing touches on revision B of the PMDX-125 circuit board, planning to send out for fab on Monday
because I jumped the gun and listed it on our web site, we get emails daily asking when it can be purchased
I think early announcements might sometimes be a winning strategy, but you can't do it too much or you get labeled as a vaporware vendor
and it slows down sales of older similar products in the mean time
ah, I bet
What if I have compiled emc2-sim and try to copy it to the same system, and all dependencies in both source and destination systems are installed by use of the offline debian files?
Will it normally be the same program? (And Home directory is the same.)
Yea, we had an erection this morning... the tower is now vertical and one with the rocks up on the hill
erection? Mrs 3G is happy...
holy_: should work, try it
Why couldn't I copy ~/emc2-compiled-as-sim to FAT32 partition? Any "strange" filenames?
holy_: copy to fat32 wouldn't work
256k wireless internet connection
up to 1Mb
even copy to another username wouldn't work
jthornton: you can listen to online radio now.
you mean I don't have to roll the gold wing out of the garage and sit in the driveway to listen to music anymore...
jthornton: working already?
no, just got it raised up this morning
ah, ok .. soon then
I'll call them as soon as I can find my box of cat5e
jthornton: you have honda gold wing?
does it have a rear gear?
I want to add rear gear to my Ural
my first was a Honda 50 Super Sport in 1968... worked my way up from that
[17:49:13] <jthornton> http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/johnplctech/HPIM1988.jpg
[17:51:03] <jthornton> http://www.vaiden.net/honda_ss50-67.jpg
so, you're old...
My Ural isn't registered yet. First time I used it, police have catched me...
you have a side car?
it's carburetors has a channel for air. I didn't know about this channel, and the engine have stopped -- I rode thru dirt.
I will cheat and register it as a single motorbike. I'll tell the sidecar was damaged, and ask for a new technician passport for the vehicle.
I used it with a sidecar in snow at the territory nearby my garage.
I used it with asphalt tyres in dirt few times. In hills. It was hard to get back to the road.
I used to ride the Honda 50 on ice and snow in Alaska
used knobby tires with screws sticking out and took the front fender off
I only like trophies and hauls. Don't even plan to buy angry tyres.
I actually rife Norco Mountaineer in warm winter days, but its V-brake brakes (the model is old) works as "digital".
* frallzor allmost cries out of happinies
I think there could be some clubs somewhere around, and folks would agree to visit Europe.
frallzor: Have you become a father of a... son?
diy-mill, kind of like a son i guess
do it yourself =)
allmost done with my first build
"do-it-yourself" as it runs when you cycle something ;)?
as in building it myself :P
I meant pedals, "pedal-powered mill".
that would be cool 8)
no more funnystuff!
frallzor: tell us more!
now I just need a few screws and a small piece of metal =)
frallzor: have you gathered components from manufacturers, or you are capable to create circuit boards?
yes to both
but I just bought a gecko 540
didnt want thr hassle with making one myself
frallzor: How do you know how to build circuit boards? I think I will never be able to do it! Or at least when my future wife will do all home work.
frallzor: can you give a link to the pdf with gecko 540?
well most applications are well documented so when asking around you remember a thing or two
[18:17:50] <frallzor> http://www.geckodrive.com/
look there for pdf =)
Anyway, I do not even understand why Multimeter has so many features...
frallzor: this web-browser has no plugin for viewing main page.
Gecko sale ends today!
alex_joni: 100pc pricing
annual customer appreciation sale
[18:21:47] <frallzor> http://www.geckodrive.com/upload/G540%20REV3%20MANUAL.pdf
g540 manual holy_
alex_joni: It's been in the topic since August 7th =)
but I only need 99 pcs
frallzor: thanks! (My mom pays for Internet access.)
jthornton: 100pc pricing, qty 1
hmm.. the G320x is nice
there is a nice other brand too for servos
the G251 for 49$ is also quite interesting
frallzor: Geco isn't the only player, but for those that have been able to afford them, I've mentioned their annual sale.
well yeah thats true
* jthornton heads up for a nap :)
alex_joni: Well, time to restock the shelves!
[18:31:21] <alex_joni> http://www.granitedevices.fi/index.php?q=vsd-e-breakout
alex_joni: Sigh... USB powered
alex_joni: All these so-called "breakout boards" all seem to be a POS when you take a close look.
[18:37:45] <alex_joni> http://www.granitedevices.fi/index.php?q=servo-drive-vsd-e
that one is interesting
works with brushed DC, brushless DC, AC, and steppers
alex_joni: Shit man, I can do that with a bnch of resistors =)
I'm sure you can
oh, and 14 popsicle sticks.
Do people still use the term blueprints?
launchpad does ;)
I haven't heard the term used in years, except in construction.
[18:54:45] <alex_joni> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/
Well "blueprint" in the outline aspects, not the unroll on the table sorta way.
I remember having a blueprint made back in the day, it was fun and pretty cheap
Yeah, "back in the day". Just haven't hear the term used lately except in construction trade.
I can even remember when they were actually blue
and smelled like ammonia
jthornton: shhhh, your age is showing again.
* Jymm hands jthornton a walker
it's hard to put a walker in the trunk of the gold wing
Then it be called training wheels
Hey, I knew a 78yo Lady that road cross country on a 750
in all weather too
when I need more than two wheels I'll get a convertable
They just never let her ride alone, always in a group.
might get lost alone
or forget where you wanted to go
No, mostly for breakdowns and such
She could ride, but couldn't pick up the bke if tipped over.
* jthornton needs to go check the smoker brb
Which file does the program takes translation from?
anyway, the "Quick help" in Russian is even wider than 1200x800 screen. "Language=en emc ... .ini" is better.
good night all
is there some option in emc to make the mill go back to 0 0 0?
and not just reset the values
return to home or something
g53 x0 y0 xz0 ?
damn he beat me
without that =) I dont do code manually :P
oh boo hoo
no button or something
it's not a lollypop button
fenn - what do you think about using automotive tie rod ends for cheap actuator ends..?
skunkworks: the thing i showed the other day was a tie-rod ball joint
really? I thought you were talking about universal joints.
er. i was talking about those too
I missed that :)
[23:12:42] <fenn> http://fennetic.net/irc/ball-joint.jpg
found it on some jeep website
mostly i was thinking "how do i make these myself"
the cardan (universal) joint has much greater range of motion though
emc's kins would have to be re-written?
for a cardan joint?
not if the two cylinders were co-planar
so you'd have a spider like in a CV joint
ok - (that is how I would make them.)
... a thing that holds 4 cylinders 90 degrees apart
also there's the minor problem of twist about the screw changing the length of the screw
the NIST hexapod had laser interferometers on each leg so it didnt matter what the screw was doing
* skunkworks bought a 16gb keychain drive today on a whim.
almost feels like the future doesn't it
twist about the screw>
when you rotate a nut on a screw it translates, right?
ok so what happens when you rotate the platform around the Z axis?
all the struts twist to accomodate that rotation because the rotational bearing around the strut axis is the nut
so the strut length is off by some fraction of a rotation's worth
unless your encoder is on the other end of the strut
did you see this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TowJZQi-qY&feature=channel
i was assuming the encoder would be down by the motor
wow what a cheezy intro
that would pretty negligable - wouldn't it?
depends on the screw pitch and what accuracy you require
why have i never heard of variax?
heh - I don't know