Is there a way for hal to read a keyboard function key?
you can use a keyboard with hal_input
i could use a mouse on screen and to control hal at the same time at least..
OK the man page for hal_input seems kind of cryptic to me. If I want ro read the F1 key for example would I do this:
loaduser hal_input -K keyboard
The F1 key is referenced by?? input.?.key-???
yeah. best to just run halcmd -fk and poke around
do watch -n 0.1 'halcmd show' in a terminal, then press f1 and see whch one changes
OK I will try later thanks
i had never tried loadusr hal_input -K keyboard so i tried it on my t23 laptop
what is this pin" 14822 bit OUT FALSE input.0.key-zenkakuhankaku
I dunno, but your keyboard reports via the linux input layer that it has one of them
mb_convert_kana — Convert "kana" one from another ("zen-kaku", "han-kaku" and more)
it seems to have something to do with input of asian language text
i wonder what key it is on the keyboard but i'm not curious enough to test for it
probably there isn't really one
[02:24:17] <jepler> http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/2218
"Zenkaku/Hankaku is a key which Japanese keyboard has"
it seems like many keyboards report more keys than they have
for ps2 keyboards this is probably beacuse there's no way in the ps2 protocol to query what keys exist
for usb keyboards, it must be pure laziness
interesting -- if i ever need to convert_kana i'll know where to look on this old laptop
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* archivist tries to find a breakout board on the UK to save making one
archivist parport breakout board?
simplest to get the starturn going
ah well this weekend i should be fitting my MESA I/O so will have 2 spare parport cards
basicly worked out whats in the starturn I can re use
I wish there was a UK supplier with something like http://www.embeddedtronics.com/opto.html
I could have it done today!
[09:28:07] <pjm> http://www.diycnc.co.uk/html/pcpps.html
hmm and he is 30 miles from me !!
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[14:05:42] <alex_joni> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/10/google_big_box/
I had noticed the font change!
the web is broken. each person should be able to adjust the web browser to show a font that's comfortable for reading.
but the graphic designers have convinced everyone that hiring their services is more important than that
well.. they patented the search page layout
at least the 2004 version
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in axis...the dotted line around my mill movement...is that the machine limits ?
yes these are limit defined in ini file
micges: thanks...can i set it to my machine /
I'm looking for someone to mill (mechanically etch) 2-3 pcb's for me
piasdom: I don't understand
micges: wondering if i can change the distance
you should set distance according to your machine's moveable area
ok....been doing that....just wanted to see it in axis
MarkPictor: ! - archivist is thinking about trying the amps also. maybe
<USA...MarkPictor; how big are you talking about ?
they are skunkworks' servo pcbs, slightly modified. ~4x3
MarkPictor: what did you end up changing around?
just that one diode, and a different terminal block
looks like the dimensions are 4.125 x 3.345
errr, two instances of one type of diode
will put pic up on imagebin
ah - the bootstrap diodes? did you find higher voltage ones that are fast enough?
archivist was wondering about that also.
[15:50:23] <MarkPictor> http://imagebin.org/63331
digikey part number 497-4414-1-ND
MarkPictor; what's the smallest landing(path)?
uhhh. not sure. skunkworks?
hmm - I don't remember - probably .032"
* skunkworks likes fat traces
i could probable do it...i have 4 x 8 sherline and a 16 x 24 engraver
MarkPictor: nice find!
by the way skunkworks, I just used the defaults for erc/drc and autoroute - I assumed that would work
piasdom: cool. I guess you're in the US? (I'm in Indiana)
MarkPictor; how soon would ya'll need 'em?
MarkPictor: it looks like the exact settings I had. (I can tell by the pad sizes)
*shrug* no big hurry
skunkworks: ok, good.
MarkPictor: what was this for?
lathe of some sort?
Think I'll convert my mill first
MarkPictor; i don't have ANY boards
It's one of those round column things
maybe i misunderstood what you were asking
piasdom: ok, skunkworks said he used 2oz. Should work for me, my motors are lower current
piasdom: misunderstood ???
* archivist announces life in another cnc retrofit, just air cut a pawn!
MarkPictor; that i would have boards to do the project
piasdom: well, I'll pay for the material and your time
MarkPictor; it won't take long...my times free
MarkPictor; wher to get the boards...i have no idea....i'm just a machinist..:)
piasdom: ahhh, I see.
piasdom: I'll be back in 20-30 minutes
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ok, I'm back.
pcb material is more $$$ than I remembered
piasdom: send me an email, when I figure out what I'll do about getting pcb material to you I will email you.
archivist: did you get the scr amps working?
skunkworks, yup its only for the spindle and will need to hack/replace to get pc control
archivist: any pictures?
these are the copper clad boards I use when doing mechanical etching: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvJBlHRSOGUxHZ3YZdY7hnoRxpYvJCgA%252bA%3d
MarkPictor; mx.google.com rejected my message.don't know why :)
that's single sided, though
MarkPictor; would these work ?
bb in about 30
skunkworks's board design is double sided
I was about to find the link to double-sided boards but I got distracted..
click the pdf "page 2165" link or search for product 590-550 (6x6"; $5.70) or 590-587 (4x6; $4.65) for double-sided boards
digikey has some doublesided, and I think I have some somewhere but maybe too small
wow mouser seems much cheaper, digikey 4x6 2oz is $8.29
piasdom: it's mpictor, not markpictor.
skunkworks, not yet bodging a toolpost for a real cut
thanks guys, I gotta go now
btw I'll put the board image on cnczone, and anyone who wants the board file just email me
or if you feel like taking a chance on some no-name store for copper clad boards, these prices are even better: http://shop.willyselectronics.com/browse.cfm/4,2027.html
(I have no experience with this business, just found it on google)
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I think you want to go with extra-thick cladding for mechanical milled boards.
not that I'm any expert, but it's something to double check.
I don't see why it matters. (I have milled lots of different boards with no issues)
I just try to find thcker cladding for more current handling.
I'm not really sure, just something I vaguely recall reading.
I'll defer to you. :-)
maybe it was just 'thicker pcb', not 'thicker cladding'.
[17:58:59] <clip9> http://shop.ebay.com/amt33461/m.html?_ipg=&_trksid=p3911.c0.m301
I've bought laminate from this guy a few times.
Cheapest i've found.
I've never done double sided boards though.
i don't know what kind of boards MarkPictor and skunkwork need....but i'm off til monday at 3:00(cen)
* piasdom leaving here at 3
anyone here using a kress spindle?
what is the max toolsize for your spindle?
I think you can get 10mm collets.
got myself a 10mm collet and a 10mm endmill
but the shit wont fit
what collet did you get?
why sell 10mm collet if a 10mm shaft wont fit =)
10mm collet for kress
the collet seems to fit
might get an extra nut to drill up and test
hm.. thats pretty strange. It's the hole in the nut thats too small?
seems like it yes
hm.. I'll check mine quick.
extra nuts seems to quite a bigger hole
both my nuts have 11mm hole.
might be cnc-plus.de that sells with 8mm collet and nut then
clip9: Um, you might want to see a urologist about that.
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haaajj schatteboutjes hoestie ?
Someone here who is familier with GraniteDevices ?
sjallala i love you, sjaalala i neeeeeheeedd you
* archivist has a brass pawn !!
naais, i have an soft one :P
is that one of those little emco lathes that has tiny ballscrews?
it does have ballscrews dunno if they bought in or not
seems to have no wear at all
not done the spindle feedback yet
wait - you got the pawn to run? ;)
it just works...
was biting a bit too much for the small lathe
[21:26:21] <ZeroFlex> http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/Unimat3.JPG
<<-- i have one like that, bought it for about 25 euro's when i was 12
they go for lots of money on fleabay ZeroFlex you wont loose out
as in sell ?
if you ever wanted too
got even an collum for milling with it i believe (all driven by rubber rings)
an lots of tools
hello everybody, i need to know if you can tell me please, if it's possible to use a spindle as a normal spindle and also as a rotary axis in the same machine config?? thanks in advance
hmm selling, i have used it sometimes for doing some parts for modelling planes
it is now standing for years in the basement
I probably wouldn't mind having that, especial since I don't have a lathe at all.
i'm looking for a normal sized one
its just suited for tiny stuf
some work I do is tiny
but funny to see that peeps are making even those little ones cnc
what did u make out of brass on the photo's
a bell or so ?
Emco 5 seems a similar size to mine
the lathe_pawn.ngc that comes with emc
what size steppers/servo's did u use ?
although conversion is not complete I can use it!
and what spindels ?
all original fittings
whas it with servo's/steppers ?
it was a cnc from new
only the computer/software needs changing
i have a complete manual one
just with trapezium spindels and little turners for the hand
but if i find an suiteable (cheap ass) conversion set with steppers drivers i wil try to make it cnc just for fun and learning curve
i found out today that there are some naais drivers out there
vbs-e drivers, for steppers/ac/dc servo's
think i will be reading in on those tomorrow a bit more.
only need to find a good breakout/i/o board then
it seems to me a lot of fun to learn/play arround with this kind of stuff (also pretty expensieve)
yep, i'm off
iets almost midnight over here
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re: "<fenn> red black white = three phase power, blue aqua pink yellow = hall effect sensors?" no, blue aqua pink yellow is a very questionable wardrobe :)
the stirling engine site also has handy info on metalworking http://www.nmri.go.jp/eng/khirata/metalwork/index_e.html
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