are you saying that emc1 would add an entry to the tool table when you did something in the gui?
what version of emc2 do you have? I'm not aware of any EMC2 packages made for BDI in the last 3? years
yea, the tools file when you click edit tools, it would change/add the value to that file
220.127.116.11 (all 2's anyway)
oh it would let you edit the file directly
2.2.2 was released in late 2007
brings up the file for edit
but that file does not change if you click on offset and add/set a tool
like emc1 did
what do you mean click an offset?
on tkemc there is a box that says Offset: ____ you click on that and it brings up a box you can add a tool number and offset
got used to setting it there in emc1
you should try emc2.3 which may have inadvertently fixed that
ok will try, is the upgrade to 2.3 very streight forward after we have tuned everything and so forth?
in emc2.3 there are smart ways to touch off tools - the tool touch off dialog in AXIS (if you start using AXIS) and also a gcode command
sed_: if you are using BDI I have no idea. If using Ubuntu, it is very easy, and we have instructions written up.
its ubuntu, sorr bdi was a misquote
for BDI you will have to compile it yourself, and I don't know how hard or easy that is on BDI nowadays.
let me find you the url.
well go to the front page of the wiki http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/
it's about the second link on the front page
you can also see the billion new features and bugfixes since then
cradek: I might well get to try your threading improvements this weekend. I won't be doing any machining.
[00:08:17] <sed_> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?UpdatingTo2.3
very few changes to tkemc though... it is not actively maintained currently.
andypugh: I should probably try that patch on mine too - it's a very different machine and would be a good data point
I'll try to do that this weekend sometime, but I have a busy weekend planned.
cool thanks for your help
I had a busy weekend planned, but blew up to of my stepper drivers. It has turned quiet.
the second one is a mystery
is your wiring neat, or is there bare stuff?
what about Keystick is that maintained?
sed_: only AXIS has seen much work in the last year or two
I was editing the .hal file with the machine powered up but not moving, when the Z motor went quiet, and then there was a "pop" from the controller box.
there are new features that are only available in AXIS
My wiring is untidy, but insulated.
I dont have the balls on my computer for Axis... well only tried with gnome running.. maybe I will try with blackbox
cradek, features such as??
added to AXIS that is
touch off, tool touch off, radius/diameter mode for lathes, non-sequential joints/axes, ... who knows all
you can look through that stuff on the Released page and see a lot of things marked AXIS:
oh max velocity slider! that's the best feature ever
recently-used files on the file menu...
wow 2.2.2 is a long time ago
My wiring : http://imagebin.ca/view/T0mlgK.html
I suppose I _could_ have bundled it all up neatly, but it is bound to change.
well it's not a beauty contest but I know from sad experience that bare wires cause drivers to blow up - just asking.
CB microphone plugs for steppers? neat.
No, bare wires are anathema. I even went to the trouble to find extra specially small fork crimps for the signal wires. (there is a small yellow size)
I wanted to use Lemo connectors but I couldn't figure out how to connect flex conduit to them. I bore out those multiway connectors, bond in a sleeve and crimp to the conduit.
(Actualy, they are only crimped at the motor end, as crimping at the plug end makes disassembly impossible
well at least you stand a chance of tracing the fault
[00:26:36] <AchiestDragon> http://www.whipy.demon.co.uk/dscf1918.jpg
The first fault was a missing insulation sleeve in the plug.
OOh, lovely, Verowire without the combs?
dual 68040 cpu card
Did it work?
any faster than 40 mhz and the pickup on the wires wont handle the speed
I was thinking that might the the limiting factor
theres another 3 boards part of the same system ,, a ram /flash , and 2 i/o bords
all as bad as that
its why i need a cnc to mill out pcbs on rather than having to do that sort of thing
AchiestDragon, neat, I like it
Why not etch them?
* The_Ball_ is glad his etching days are over
etching is a bit limited on the spacings doing home etch and dont want the chemicals arround
The vero-board in my system transmuted into a proper PCB. I drew it with felt-tip using a flatbed plotter, then etched it in the sink.
yea , feric cloride makes a real mess of stainless steel and crome ,,, you end up with a brown crome plug hole that does not ever clean , just rinseing the bords after etching
I did drill the holes with the CNC though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95B8PDlnajk
Rented house, I moved out :-)
andypugh, nice one
Actually, it was a pretty much ruined plastic sink, and it didn't seem to suffer unduly.
you can get away with a cutting feed rate close to the travel rate your using there for doing the drilling on the pcbs ,, the machine i used at work for drilling pcbs although manual activated would drill a stack of 6 boards at the same time
only thing to watch is dont try drilling a hole twice or widening it with a slightly bigger bit or it will just snap the bit
I thought I could probably go faster, but it wasn't like 10 minutes was that important, and there was no way to get a new drill bit in less than 3 days
Anyway, time to sleep. Well, try anyway. Not much luck on that score so far this week.
well at last ,,, got to be at least 4 years since i last tried emc ,,, but now hoave emc2 running on a pc
I suspect it has moved on in that time.
hmm will have a better play with it tomorrow
bed now ,, nn