[00:00:20] <Jymmm> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMcNaMZ9h4&feature=player_embedded
hello, I'mplanning to build a selfmade cnc. This electronics for the axis stepper motors should work: http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/Stepper_Motor_Driver_2_3?
think this board is better than the L297 L298 Solution because it is more cheap and wont get hot
never select electronics before you know what to build
numero uno tip
I only want to build a small cnc
so I just want to start with electronics so that I can choose the right parts for it
bad idea Id say
thanks for the optimism
its common sense
do the design first, decide what you want to mill, plan, then check what you need electronicswise
If I build the cnc too big and I would need some very expensive electronics I will have to cancel the project. For me it has to be very low cost :/
I think I'll just try the electronic (Think it should work with emc)
btw: I'm just doing some cad work for planning
the manuals for linuxcnc are very good but very long. Any possibillity to buy them printed?
you can still get a cheap cnc even if you plan the machine first =)
I agree, you must design first
not planning can be a bigger mistake =)
and more expensive
Yeah.. BUt I think anyway I wont use Motors with more than 2A so the board should be fine... (I'm planning the hole thing in 3D cad)
so you have plans ;)
Of couse! Just not finished
Right know I'm thinking what motor and electronics to use so they fit with hole thing and emc
emc will work with pretty much everything that isnt superspecial
at the moment there is still a lot of work to do (just did some fast sketches). Right know I'm just looking for cheap parts... (So that I can plan with them) So I think i'll just should be fine with this small board
btw: what is hte best and easiest way to get gcode from a 3d model?
(linuxcnc only can work with gcode?)
any recommendations? (Free if possible)
I need a piece of steel about 3"x3"x6"
FlexxV: pickings are slim
what format 3d?
for example dxf (but wouldn't care too much swtich programm for this)
dxf is 2d?
gcam and heeks I think will convert that
you might want to look at those anyway
anyway have to quit. (christmas comming too soon :D )
frallzor, I've had to adapt along the way :)
designing first takes too long, although my machine is more complete in blender than IRL
12"x3"x3" steel bar is $80
including delivery? :)
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you could keep the barn door open with that
seems about right. a 1" slice could be bigger than a kilo
heh that tool steel to here = $266.82UPS Worldwide Expedited
and customs would saw it in half to look inside
and then I'd go to jail, because the only way I could afford the shipping was to carry some supercargo :p
it makes the effort of building a blast furnace so much more worthwhile :)
ceramic bearings, is that good? :P
except in a high speed spindle possibly
they are faster quieter smoother, but not as strong
what uses ceramic bearings other than turbos ?
seems they last alot longer too
because they a 2g lighter :)
in the wheels or crankshaft assy ?
wheels is the ones I saw
hmm ,, i could spit 10 grams in a few seconds ...
my spindle has a sticker saying ceramic bearings, thats why I was curious =)
perhaps its b/c they can take the braking heat better?
they already did that on the Cap de Altitude sprint section
no spit left
or well, that probably wont affect bearings if thinking about what IM thinking about =)
I didn't know braking heated bearings more than a normal load
but slowing down a spindle makes alot of heat in somw ways
yeah the kinetic energy of the flywheeling part has to go somewhere
motor driver should have a battery to store it in :)
or another motor + flywheel
I like the way the label on yours says Duty Cycle 1
the tag on your spindle, above the sticker
what does that mean? =)
it means it's rated for 24/7/52 opeartion
24/7 for 52 days?
52 weeks per year
should I say omfg?
no, but if mine can manage that I'm going to church
so its made for hard work in other words? =)
it's already died once and it hasn't been on the machine yet
you should find out the rated service life of the bearings, because they don't wear gracefully like steel, they shatter. that's what the internet told me anyway
it'll be around 4 years I bet, that's the normal design lifetime of everything commercial, because of tax rules :)
no hurries yet
still some time until i can use it =)
so, adding up all the evidence, those bearings should last a lifetime in normal use
now my bed calls for me!
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When I load hal_m5i20 inside of halrun I am able to see the pins on the 5i20 card. After typing start inside of halrun I am unable to see the pin transitions using halmeter. If I use halmeter after starting AXIS I am able to see the transition of the pins. i am trying to figure out what i am doing wrong.
did you add the read/write functions to a thread?
(and of course create the thread in the first place)
So when you use loadrt hal_m5i20 dies this load the thread? how would one add read/write to the thread?
threads is a separate HAL module, you tell it the thread periods at load time
you then add functions to the thread(s)
functions such as m5i20.0.read (or similar)
this is all explained in the HAL manual, and in the manpages for the HAL threads module
I will continue to read. Thanks SWPadnos
sure - enjoy
HAL now brown cow
HAL now Big Jolly Guy ?
Merry Christmas to the emc2 crowd from Helsinki, Finland !
merry Christmas from Thorn, Poland !
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same from mexico !
HAPPY HOLIDAY FROM THE EVIL ATHEIST CONSPIRACY
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! (and if you have a problem with that, see http://www.illwillpress.com/XMESS1.html)
Jymmm: Merry christmas!
ries: same to you =)
christmas humbug, the days are getting longer already \o/
merry thursday, anyway
and happy birthday, little baby jesus
I'm a Dutchman for the duration Sinta Klaas came and went on the 6th, but I was English at the time
a Dutch Atheist of course, they-er-we still do midnight mass tonight
Merry Christmas everyone, eat well & play nice :)
for only a few more days will irc things keep lighting up that have nothing to do with me
has the coloured path in axis a limited length?
ok that explains it :)
since it has to save all those points it would be bad if it grew forever
you're seeing it take away the oldest lines?
good, that's what it's supposed to do
(I'm not sure I've ever seen it)
its in a test of the counterbore code :)
a crazy test?
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1/4 endmill doing a 1.6" wide 1" deep
346 lines of code doesnt seem very long, nor does the path look more complex than others I've seen
re: "SWPadnos: threads is a separate HAL module, you tell it the thread periods at load time"
I'm trying to automate this sort of thing in geda2hal.
In testing, I've been loading the thread instances in a hal file,
but most users will get the threads "automagicly" by using emc2,
it seems the thread names are defaulted (not in a file),
and the ini files sizes the periods and sets priorities... true??
the times are set in the ini file (on the motmod line, BASE_PERIOD_NS=,,,)
the HAL priorities are simple - the fastest thread is also the highest priority
and so on
there is a caveat to using threads though. the threads component can create up to 3 threads at a time, but it mist be unloaded if you want to create more
hey all, after I run setsmi, I cannot run the command line latency test anymore, the message I get is ERROR: cannot load /usr/realtime/modules/rtai_sched.ko
all threads have periods which are a multiple of the fastest thread period, which means you can't make a slow thread and then a faster one
and you also can't have the fastest thread be every 1ms, and the next fastest every 3.5ms
ries, does dmesg have any more information?
SWPadnos: let ,me check that
SWPadnos: yeaa it does... unknown symbol stuff
I think my compiled version of rtai and the origional version are mixed...
could that be?
SWPadnos: thx, i was wondering about how the threads got created and how they were specified, it's not obvious ( as in "written as text in a file" ).
in my tests, i specify everything, in emc2, somthings are 'done for you'
yeah, that's the hard part :)
how are you abstracting threads in a schematic environment?
SWPadnos: i wanted to, before i noticed this hiccup about emc2 instancing them for the user. makes a single file solution impossible.
what I meant was - how do you deal with them in a schematic
I can see making component functions into pins, which would get connected to a thread component, probably in a certain order
i make a symbol with a user editable name, and a pin, the user connects the 'thread' pin to a 'function' pin, nothing hidden, nothing automatic
(ie, the thread has 20 inputs, and you connect the functions to them in the order you want them to run)
thread pin is connected to the function pin ( hambone hambone)
as many as needed
order is wiring order, netlist knows the sequence, and you know what you did ( i spose thats not so obvious either visually)
[15:27:41] <tom3p> http://imagebin.ca/view/rDm8e0d8.html
well, the thing you know about emc is that it creates two realtime threads - the servo thread and the base thread
I think it used to make a third, the traj thread, but I don't know that it does that any more
afaik, traj has never been its own realtime thread
ok - wasn't sure about that
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electrical question here..... I have a rotary phase converter running a few machines. The wires run to a junction box, which sends 3 phase to both my mills. One mill is getting disconnected, and i'd like to run a single phase 220v line from the same junction box.
To me it seems like i can just leave out the third leg that the rotary phase converter generates and i should get single phase 220v without any issues. Does this make sense?
i know it'll be single phase 220v, i just want to make sure it isnt too unsafe
sounds like it would be better if you could put a new (double) breaker in your regular box
i'm out of room
i'd have to upgrade my subpannel, and i cant afford that right now
yuck, hate that
what kind of load do you expect on the single phase?
(relative to the 3-phase loads)
2hp on the 3 phase, and 3hp on the single phase
i'll check the amperage
the single phase line will be a VFD that'll run on single phase
if the wild leg of the phase converter is pretty close to line voltage, I'd just use 3ph for the VFD
I'd think you can put extra single phase load on the real phase... but yuck
I don't have any specific reason for that, it just seems like a bad idea to run a lot of extra current through the phase converter without it being a more or less balanced load
why not tap the output of the breaker in the normal panel?
yesh, it just sounds wrong
tap the input to the phase converter
right, pick any circuit and hook up to it
well i got some fault codes every once in a while on my old vfd, which caused the motor to shut off and my machine to crash, and i think the phase converter might have caused that
yeah - put the split before the idler motor
what did the fault codes say?
i wont be running extra current through the rotary phase converter with the single phase load, because the only line that is coming from the phase converter isnt going to be used. the rest of the wires are pre-phase converter
i'll have to check
cradek, i forgot, it's been a while
that vfd has been dead for quite some time
thanks to my air broom
yep. it was behind my machine too, must have been some sweet ricoche shot off the wall
made a nice pop
so assuming i am tapped in pre-roto-phase, i should be ok for the time being?
I cant wait till i can afford to get my shop in a building with real 3 phase
60 hours a week of the rot0-phase buzzing in your ear gets old quick
put the gen up a 50ft pole with a propeller on it. wind powered mill. you could call it a wind..uhm..mill
it may not be reliable, but it's free and 50ft away :)
I think you can get about 200W off the biggest you can do here without planning permission
but as Grace Hopper said, it's always easier to ask forgiveness than permission
but they busted her baqck to Captain after she sti
ole the Enterprise
or I'm getting her mixed up
I re-compiled rtai and made sure that the 'old' modules of rtai are gone, yet when I do setsmi and rstsmi, then the latency test failed to run, I wonder if I should re-compile Linux...
hmm ok i got it figured out... i can put in another junction box on the line running to my surface grinder, and run the mill off of that. Then i can make the other line where both mills came off of single phase only. That should actually be pretty kosher.
dmesg still shows my Unknown symbol errors
ries, can you put some of dmesg on pastebin?
yes I can
oh, well please do then :)
hows the weather in VT?
warm now - up to 25 degrees
SWPadnos: will do... I must have done something wrong
oh wait - 27 now
same here... no wite christmas, just blue sky...
woo-hoo, it might get above freezing today
it is raining here..
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SWPadnos: WooHoo, you can wear your speedos now!
* ries doesn't want to know that.... :)
i bet it got into the 40's here last night, my heater kicked on and it was set at 62
40 is cold for here
I finally lit the pilot light in the downstairs heater a couple of days ago
after a week below 20, I figured it was time
yea, that's plenty cold enough
SWPadnos: Did you turn on he therostat?
yeah, it's up to 60 or so
my parents live in southern coastal Maine and their pipes froze this week
SWPadnos: Oh, ok. I thought you were just relying upon the pilot light itself =)
well, it is a mini flamethrower
surprisingly warm actually
Yeah, I know, but didn't think it would be able to take care of sub zero temps
danimal_garage: Light a candle, it will bring up room temp
re: white christmas - it's unlikely that Jesus ever saw a white birthday, as he lived in a desert
my mom figured since they dont use the upstairs at all, she could turn the heat down to just above freezing and the pipes will be ok
she was wrong
yeah, there's this thermal diffusion thing
yea, she's a nurse, not an engineer
plus this is her first year in Maine, they just built that house
danimal_garage: Does she like the iceciles hanging from the upstars seiling?
ries, I think the unknown symbol errors are bogus. the latency test script loads the RTAI modules, which fail to load, and then loads the latency test module, which can't find the symbols from the not-loaded RTAI modules
I don't know why the RTAI modules are failing to load though
ok, off to home depot i go to get more wire
have a good christmas everyone
SWPadnos: the only think I noticed is that after I run rstsmi, then lsmod is still showing two rtai_XXX modules, and I cannot remove them, not even with rmmod --force
good luck shopping today ;)
ugh, good point
luckily, it should be mostly men shopping today, and they're unlikely to shop at HD for presents for their significant others
rtai_sched and rtai_hal hangs around...
when I compiled rtai, it was using the correct headers (from /usr/src/linux)
ries, unfortuantely, I don't know a lot about the mechanics of how the RTAI modules work, and I can't experiment at the moment, as I don't have an EMC machine easily accessible
SWPadnos: thanks for the look though...
yeah, they look like they're the same version, made with the same compiler (that's in dmesg)
does anyone else's m5i20_pidtest.hal read "addf m5i20.0.digital-out-write m5i20.threa1" ?
yes, that's how it is in git
seems like that shouldn't work now, doesn't it
crap, my manual says my vfd can only put out 7 amps if in the single phase mode
but it's a 3.7kw vfd, and it's rated at 17.5A
my motor is rated at 7.8A :(
lower you chipload? ( SNL " lower your expectations" )
those skits always cracked me up
well i really only cut aluminum, i dont put much strain on the motor
well, aluminum, ti, and stainless i guess, but i dont use any tools bigger than .375"
think it'd be ok?
i have no experience with your drive, but it sounds like it has a built in safety ( it'll crap out if it overloads ). read more & ask mfctr before flaming out :)
well now that i think about it, my old vfd had a current meter on it, and it barely ever reached 7A
if at all
ah, i was thinking you still have it wired, so clamp on a meter and see what the draw is
i dont have a meter
it is still wired, but without a VFD
i'm checking to see if i can score a clamp on meter
a second meter is redundant but adds confidence. do the docs suggest temporary spikes are ok? ( initial plunge, startup, reversing taps...)
doesnt say much
just has a chart
says rated current in single phase mode is 7A
ho ho hooo
nm just got home
check the industrial computer? =)
frallzor: I couldn't find one, so I started to write some more software for a client
also compiling a linux kernel (takes hours!!!)
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same guy, same computer but with a bad psu
I do have some better results now with the laptop though, but I might get rid of ubuntu (to much crap in there) and get a more lean Linux distro (Debian?) and use that
try starting with the Ubuntu server version instead of desktop
possible with the boot-cd version?
if installed that is
you'd have to roll your own EMC2+server CD
SWPadnos: I was indeed thinking about that, without cups, sounds etc...
yes, you can install server, then use the wiki instructions to install EMC2
installing emc2 on any ubuntu installation is pretty easy
SWPadnos: Dude man, you gots any emc papers
thats damn hard =(
I could run a x-server on my mactop and access emc2 from there :)
Jymmm, papers of what type?
SWPadnos: So I can roll my own emc dude
no, sorry. you'll have to get your own
should be easy in Cali
frallzor, those look like nice PCs. Too bad the guy doesn't have photos each of the actual units
SWPadnos: So, I go to the shop I usually go to to grab some smokes. On the counter is a display of these lil tubes with a purple rose inside it. The gf like purple and thought it be a nice stocking stuffer. I ask the gal behind the counter what are these for (as they look a tad bit strange) she says "you dont want to know", then it dawns on me, I almost got my gf a crack pipe as a stocking stuffer.
it's hard to tell if the screen has been damaged (from being in a truck stop for an unknown time)
I'll have to take a pic next time I'm in there
oh. I bet they'd love that
It's some asian gal that runs it, she's never even smoked pot. she dont care.
she always take car of me, makes sure to order stuff so it's in stock when I go in, etc.
I spend enough frickin money in there, she better!
I thought you were trying to quit
I was, the last eCig I bought started having an aftertaste. I called the ppl that sell them, they say to clean with mouthwash, but didn't help and food-grade alcohol is on the controlled substances list.
so it's like $60/gal + haz-mat shipping, fsck that
What I need to do is hit the winery I used to work at and bring an empty bottle
and maybe a 6 pack of beer =)
They're all alcoholics
I always seem to work at whineries
I just wished I liked wine... I left there with like a case - and the good stuff too.
Hi all, is there a list of the sytem variables somewhere? The ones used by a gcode program such as current coordinate reference point, current tool diameter etc.
john_f_, yes. the manual has a list of what the numbered parameters mean
Jymmm, you're in cali?
SWPadnos: do you mean the user manual? I don't see a complete list.
it may be the user manual, I'm not sure
there are a few additional variables in the development version, which may not have been added
but the table showing the various parameters (like this one http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/2.3/html/common_machining_center.html#sub:Parameters
) is complete, I think
some of the things you're looking for are probably not exported to G-code, such as G20/G21 (which I think you asked about last night)
OK, that is too bad I would like to know from within the program things like the current tool dia and g20/g21 so I can make some better Gcode routines.
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how accurate of spindle speed can i get if i use a vfd and i have an encoder on the spindle? (vfd is sensorless, encoder goes to my mesa board)
will emc try to correct the speed if it slows under load?
is EMC controlling the speed?
yes, via 0-10v
i have a mesa 7i37, and i was planning on using that as my analog output to the VFD
as well as for the encoder
AFAIK if you have a closed loop with EMC then it will
just curious, as i plan to rigid tap with it
thanks for the info
* jthornton goes back to insulating the attic of the shop :(
i wasnt sure if it controlled the spindle speed, or slowed down the z axis feed to match the proper pitch
have fun, dont get too itchy from the fiberglass
SWPadnos: Here's your Christmas gift... http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/hsh/1523875814.html
Jymmm: where in CA are you?
Whew! I finally ran out of insulation :)
jt-plasma: Now to buy 40 more loafs befor ethe store closes
how do you make the finger emotion ?
oh, jt-plasma = jthornton?
yep just a different location
did not know that
jt-plasma: Take the hint ----> ,,|,,
this is in the garage with the plasma and the Hardinge
do you have a mill too?
if i had a plasma, i'd burn my house down
i was welding the other day, and a broom on the other end of the garage caught on fire
not even in the same remote location, plus it was behind a chip barrel
danimal_garage: yes I have a BP series I with an Anilam control on it
Oh I feel better after a shower
it's a cnc plasma that I built from scratch
did you build the actual plasma too?
I can put a 4' x 8' sheet on it but the cut area is 36" x 52"
no I used a Hypertherm 1250
s cnc ready
jthornton: Oh, that kinda bites
jthornton: the cut area that is
works for me
and does not take up the whole shop
jthornton: Well, cool. It just sucks not being able to use stock sizes I've found.
I use stock sizes of 4' x 8'
at least for wood
do you have a shear?
the extra just hangs off the end
i need a shear badly
no, I have a box brake but use the plasma for cutting
a shear would be nice for thin material
but i need one that can handle .13" 7075 aluminum
that is a pretty mean one LOL
yea, and i'm out of room
what are you making?
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thats my stuff
cool, you buy sheets or flats?
i have them cut it into 6"x48" strips
but it's expensive
why not just buy 6" x .125 material
i would if they had it
plus sheet is cleaner anyways
7075 is hard to get in that thickness
it's even hard to get in sheet
oh, you have to have .130"
i can use .125"
but i have yet to see .125x6 7075
i have a guy who'll cut me a whole sheet into 6x6 squares for $4 each, but i'll have to shell out $800 becuase i have to order a whole sheet's worth
what about 6" round stock and saw cut them out
it isnt much cheaper
it's actually more expensive from the quotes i've gotten, then i have to machine the faces, which i dont have to with sheet
plus my bandsaw sucks
did you do your web page by hand?
yea, it's just wordpress, it's easy to do
i have a real website with a webstore going online soon
my current site is just a blog
I just noticed the Cogs section and they don't line up... you might put then in a table
yea, it'll be completely different soon
i have a writer working on my content now
do you do the anodizing?
home made setup or pro?
very home made lol
from the pictures it looks like a good result
depends, sometimes it's better than others
i just made titanium clips to hold the parts so i'll have better connections
i need to get a tank heater now, since it's getting cold out
I'd like to make some highway peg extensions from 7075 for my bluewing and anodize them blue
I've looked at some of the processes out there and wondered how they worked
i'm new at it, so i'm not the greatest, but alot of people get good results
I might pick your brain one day on that :)
yea, no problem
I could probably do your pegs for you, as long as you arent too picky
I might take you up on that if I ever get the time to machine them out...
i'm about as good at anodizing as i am at EMC :)
which isnt saying much, obviously
we need to get you up to speed on EMC so your anodizing quality improves :)
i got the science down now, i just need a tank heater and i think i'll be good
i'm trying, it's just hard for me to understand alot of the emc stuff
EMC can be confusing at first, but after you break it down and mess around it gets easier
yea, it is
there's a few things i'm not clear on, but i'm starting to get the big picture
what is that?
just HAL stuff
did you read this part of the Integrators Manual http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//hal_basic_hal.html?
i'm starting to understand the hal components... but some of the stuff like motion, halui, etc gets confusing
i read the integrator's manual alot
a very lot
motion is real time stuff, halui is hal User Interface
see the problem is i dont really know what hal user interface really means
you can use the halui along with the pyvcp to create custom control panels
it's just a user interface (like AXIS or tkEMC) that uses HAL connections to get its commands instead of using widgets on the PC screen
that link is dead btw
yea, i used a halui i think for my coolant
works for me :/
I think it's best to leave the trailing question mark out of the URL
it said "error: does not exist"
[22:37:22] <jthornton> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//hal_basic_hal.html
ok works now
the ? was added by me, but I forgot a space
ok so i see the signal thing... do i make my own signal, or is there a list of signals somewhere?
you create a signal
so far i got the signal names from stuff in the wiki, but i dont really understand where it comes from
so it doesnt matter what the signal says, it's just a reference for myself basically?
signals can have more or less any name you want
you can use a signal to read the input
(there are a couple of characters that aren't allowed, I believe)
[22:40:05] <jthornton> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//hal_basic_hal.html#cap:Signal-Direction
take a look at this chart
the signal name can be anything that is not used as a signal all ready
so the halui, motion, etc is always a "destination"?
no, some are sources and some are destinations
direction is dependent on what the pins are
see that all hasnt clicked yet either
each pin is for one piece of information
re: iocontrol.0.blah has there ever been an iocontrol.1 or .2 used?
that information is carried from an output pin to one or more inputs pins by a signal
tom3p, no, not that I know of
so you can have as many destinations/sources as you want to make the circuit?
but, like regular circuits, you don't want to connect multiple outputs together - they'll fight each other
so say i wanted to have a push button to turn on my spindle, and the output would go to turn on my vfd, but i wanted it to work with an m3 as well.
forget hardwired OR's, use components to join the signals
would all that go in one line?
so would i use a toggle?
the IO controller (I think) handles the spindle/VFD
so those connections need to be made for M2/M3 to be able to control the spindle
ok i thought it was motion
once you have that set up, you can then add halui plus a button to semd the "spindle on" command
there is only one place that actually controls the spindle, but there can be several things that ask motion/IO to turn the spindle on/off
that's what halui is for - it's a way of making physical buttons do the same things you can do from the GUI screens
how does halui.spindle.start interact with M3?
ok, so my hal says this: net spindleon => motion.spindle-on => mesa output pin...
jthornton, if you tickle the spindle-start input to halui, it will issue an NML command to start the spindle
just like AXIS/tkemc/mini/... would do
i tried writing a line to turn the spindle on with my push button, but it said a pin was already used
danimal_garage, you can't directly do that with buttons
so danimal_garage could have a net pyspindleon halui.spindle.start pyvcp.spindlestartbutton
does eveahh ok
i havent gotten into pyvcp yet
or a mesa input
your looking to use a hard wired button?
well, hard wired to my mesa board, i'm not looking to bypass emc with it
then net remotespindlestart mybuttoninput halui.spindle.start
ok that makes sense
i'm going to try it
so you use a gpio connected to your button connected to halui.spindle.start
do you know how to see what the pinout is on the 5i20?
now you have to up the quality on your anodizing LOL
i had it all right except i had the signal the same as my other spindle line
i was foggy on the signals, so i wasnt sure if i was doing any of it right
so i changed the signal and it worked great
it helps to jabber about it a bit
i deff owe you some anodizing now lol
not really :)
well i know you didnt do it for free anodizing, but i'd be happy to help you out
what diameter do you want the pegs?
no, I do it cause others did it for me
yea, i cant wait till i know enough to "pay it forward". right now the best i can do is machining advice
hey, is it possible to have the same button do 2 things? i'd like one button to put it in auto mode, and also be a run button
they are a dog bone looking thing that moves the pegs out from the mount but Kuryakyn made them the same lenght... when on the goldwing the mounts are about an inch difference
I'd stick to one button, one function myself
i have a rotary switch for auto/manual/mdi, but it doesnt seem to work well, i'll have to see if i did something wrong
problem is i think it's looking for momentary, so i dont know if the rotary switch will work well
I'm not sure but I think the rotary should work
i'll look into it some more
your using halui.mode.manual etc on each signal?
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like net remotemanual halui.mode.manual mesa.gpio.pin.whatever
halui.mode.manual, halui.mode.mdi, etc
Jymmm: sounds cheap enough
jthornton: Till you need to adj the valves every 2 weeks
ain't got time for that, might as well get a Jag
i wouldnt pay 140k for anything without a sequential shift tranny
danimal_garage: here is the pegs http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/232_Footpeg_Floorboards/3764_Kuryakyn_GL1800_Accessory_Gold_Wing_Ergo_II/?goto=%2Fpgroup_list%2Fgl1800%2F232_goldwing_Footpeg_Floorboards%2Fdes%2F%3Fpage%3D3
the part in the middle is what I need to make one a 1/2" shorter and one a 1/2" longer
ahh, all mill work it looks like
what keeps it from rotating down when there's weight on it?
it has some notches in the inside
pizza night here yum
haha pizza night every night here
which reminds me, i'm out of pizza
home made pizza here
crap, i hope the store is open tomorrow, fridays are 20% off pizza
home made pizza is the best
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well i'm going to finish rewiring my garage so i can turn the breakers back on
thanks alot for the help, it makes alot more sense now
Jymmm: I guess I'm going to have to email you a piece of jerky
send some with your pegs!
jthornton: Nah, just make it my belated xmas gift =)
I will it is steller
jthornton: preerably before it turns to dust =)
I have a 6 pound sack on the counter now
have a good christmas
see you later
Jymmm: that ain't what it turns to LOL
jthornton: I can't talk about food now, just finish a spiral ham, rotten potatoes, baked yams, and grilled green beans. The blackberry pie just came out of the oven
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Well, it's nap or clean off the workbench which I said I'd complete today - famous last words
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