is it next year anywhere in the world?
a few places
hmm, does it start in the Pacific?
I think alex is in the future.
I know alex is in the future :)
hmm.. and all this time I thought I was living in the past
maybe there's a rollover somewhere?
your in the Twilght Zone
there's a joke around here.. says that we're not scared of the end of the world
still got 50 years or so till it happens to us
since we're that much behind everyone else :P
I guess it depends on when your born
ohhh I remember how to make that :P
so it is NY +2:27 for Alex
there was some island where people went to get into 2000 before anyone else
02:27 < jthornton> so it is NY +2:27 for Alex
I think japan is first?
no, it was a tiny island
it's been 2010 in sweden for an hour and a half now, and we're only at gmt+1
looks like one of the Marshal Islands
kiritimati (aka christmas island)
its been 2010 for 11:35 hours here
NZ or OZ?
there is one island that pushed itself to GMT +13 for NYE stuff
isn't it kiribati?
could be I think
[00:36:15] <tom3p> http://breakingnews.gaeatimes.com/2009/12/31/kiritimati-christmas-island-is-the-first-place-to-see-the-new-year-1668/
rawaki (phoenix islands) is 13
GMT+14:00 M± Line Islands: Kiritibati
+13, wouldn't that be -11?
[00:36:39] <Valen> http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/timezone.htm
is that gmt or ut or wtf ? ;)
so there is +14 and -12 at the same time
i find that kind of odd
unless they have two hours of daylight saving
or simply stated they were +14 for the lolz
or unless they did it on purpose to be the "first"
in my opinion that does not coun
they did it around y2k and declared it
i declare my apartment to be GMT+15
if they live with their clocks set to that then its what it is
have fun with that
DaViruz: need to move it though
ok, +25 then
somewhere into the pacific
there is nothing intrinsic to time zones, the international date line is wonky as a wet noodle
that would be the same location as the present one
alex_joni: bad attempt at an acronym joke, never mind
[00:41:24] <Valen> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Date_Line
tom3p: heh, now that you mention it :P
i don't approve of lines like that
Valen: that's an outdated pic
hell, i don't really approve of time zones at all
[00:42:48] <alex_joni> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Timezones2008.png
that one has +14 in it
time is irrelevant! where? where's an irrelevant, i dont see him (marx bros)
yeah thats better
to be fair it probably serves them better to be closer in time to us
actually I agree with DaViruz
if I drive 50km west or soutwest I get to gmt+1
(2 different countries: Hungary and Serbia)
yeah they are different countries
it makes one wonder how 50km can result in 1h change ;)
I can go across 4 timezones in the same country ;->
I need to travel a really long distance in the other direction before +3 happens
thats not counting all the external islands and territories
move to russia and you can do nine
9 hours or time zones?
* frallzor slaps DaViruz around a bit with a large trout
i love how +7 and +9 border each other in the northern parts of russia
but in the southern parts there's +8 in between
where would one get a high flow 60mm fan?
* DaViruz suggests the infamous delta black label
I would get a vantec but they dont make them that size
the cpu fans on the Xeons I have in my mill have stopped spinning
those fans would hit 15K rpm
[00:54:39] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTlAPrhPRk
lol "dont pay too close attention to the wiring" ;->
looks like the tornado's are still arounf
I might get 2 of those and 2x 60-80mm adaptors
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. ( ford prefect )
* alex_joni finds it awsome that most in here know who ford prefect is :D
[01:20:41] <tom3p> http://www.movie-page.com/scripts/hhgg.pdf
the movie sucked though
couldnt find the 'real' script
I remember installing some quotes on this box
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question. favorite photo to gcode app. GO.
deskcnc seems to work OK
but it's (a) not free (or Free), and (b) windows-only
OS doent really bother me. price does. id rather have free, but whatever. ive spent 1200 so far and im sure ill spend more
1200 on software?
well, it generates G-code from images, but it sure had a lot of dumb moves in it, so maybe it's not so great
id like to make a wood etching 3d picture of some friends of mine as a wedding gift
the end result may be good, but getting there will take a lot of machine time
there are some suggested ones on the wiki I think
isnt there even one built into axis?
not built in, but distributed with EMC I think
image to g-code
IE you can tell it to open a gif or something?
yeah, ive been browsing them over. just thought id get an opinion from you guys as well
guess it depends on how good you want it
yes, if you've set up the filters correctly, you can directly open an image file from within axis
and it will run the filter program, then load the resulting g-code
but really most of them are going to scan X and Y and move Z up and down in some kind of relation to brightness
thing is thats probably not going to look too god
you would probably need some decent manipulation of the source image to get it looking better
it actually works reasonably well
orly? would not have guessed
but yeah, it's probably best to convert to grayscale, and maybe mess with the contrast/brightness in an image manipulation program
i tried it out today on a sort of low res image with a .0625 ball mill. turned out meh.
I don't know from experience though
does it make something like a decent representation of a person or is it more like something that you can recognise as a person
best thing would be a stereo picture
can make proper 3d then ;->
yeah, a 3D model is better than a flat image :)
get them to lay on the mill bed and run touchy?
tell them not to move?
even this works nicely: http://emergent.unpythonic.net/stippler
oh very cool.
he's got the source code on the site too
im testing out Image to Gcode, and photocarve by vectric, but the latter has a nasty watermark since its the trial version
i need to run down to my dads machine shop and grind myself a 60 degree half round tomorrow to try and cut an image, cause the ball mill just wont do it
the ball end mill should be fine for an image
a V bit would be good for making a name plaque or something
maybe it was just the bad image quality i was using
maybe i should try again tonight. though, its rather cold out in the garage
if you can find a file online, you may want to check your machine against a "standard"
then you'll know if it's the machine, the image, the converter, or the operator :)
(well, you'll be able to eliminate one at least)
good idea. though, i have no idea what to look for
what is the standard
well, if you can find an example of something someone has done, with both photos and the g-code, that's a good start
good luck! :)
this 3d cnc is very exciting
also, one more question. whats the best way to go about being able to do small text engraving.
ive been playing with a python script provided in the wiki, but its a bit low res, and i cant get the text the right size.
my workspace is 46mm x 50mm ish, and i need to have some text in that area (gun engraving)
thats what its called. thank you a million times over
uh - you're welcome
TTT shouldn't be "low res", but you may get funny results if you don't have the requested font(s) installed
or no results - I don't know
oh. happy new year
i still got an hour to go
when you say low res what do you mean?
[05:08:22] <GonMD> http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6jaVHAW3QCY/SrvCw3BzptI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/N5NKtbsRjT8/s200/wrench_in_gears.jpg
thats the image i gave to EMC to machine
how big do you want the engraving?
if bigger than your thumbnail, your image is 10-100x too small
needs to fit on the blank side of an ar15 magwell
so 1"x1.5" ish
but at that small of size, my ball mill is too big to make a good picture
oh ok, it's not too bad then
yeah you need a pointy bit
regardless, im having a friend take that image and make a vector of it
oh - a 2-tone image
can you spend some time fixing it up first? seems like it's not drawn particularly well
yeah, ball will make that "fuzzy"
autotrace could vectorize it easily
but you might even want to redraw it from scratch, it's so simple
i had tried to make it in solidworks, but now i realize i was doing it completely the wrong way
has anyone here ever tried to make anything as complex as a model from a video game ?
pretty sure you can do that with good (expensive) cam software and a good 5 axis machine, and you can't do it with anything less
STL is the common way of doing that
3d printing rather
there was somebody selling 3d prints of peoples world of warcraft charicters
i dont have a 3d printer :p i have a 3 axis 2'x3' table. im pretty sure if i do it right, ala in pieces and sections, i could do the props i have in mind
take a look at the CNC toolkit (there's a Yahoo group)
it's a 4 or 5-axis g0code generator that works from within 3dsMax/GMax
or whatever GMax is now called
you can (or at least could) get both the modeler and CNC toolkit for free
meh, ive been learning solidworks. better for cnc i hear, rather then a traditional 3d game model
in fact, the CNC toolkit source was released in the last year or so
you still need a way of getting the STL or whatever into g-code
hmm - cool
I didn't know about that one
im still working on my meager modeling skills. im currently working on making a Halo pistol prop
happy 2010 from US Central zone
merry christmas, and god bless us all ever-wait, wrong holiday. good riddance to 09.
its 26 minutes into the new year and im bored as hell
Still 1.5 hrs to go. But Ironman is fun to watch........
Hey Alex, how goes it
Jymmm: pretty ok
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is there a way to convert autocad 14 dxfs to work on emc dxf to g-code
I'm not aware of an 'emc dxf to g-code'
there are various tools out there that read dxf and output g-code
[18:44:48] <alex_joni> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Cam
wow, meshcam is taking a very long time for a simple model...
hey all.. is there a reason why the live CD of linuxCNC comes with rtai 2.6 rather then a 3.7 version of rtai?
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is 2.6 normal for Ubuntu 8.04?
there is no 2.6 rtai
there was rtai 0.1 .. 0.9 then 1.0..1.7
then 2.3, then a long list of 24.x.x releases
24.1.x releases to be precise (but those are from 2005)
lol, i wonder if i could get lucky enough to have my machine cut for 61h47m straight without a hickup....
hi frallzor, happy new year
whooaaaa too late! :P
for everything! now its just a new yeah, not a happy one =P
so it should be Happy Midnight Alcohol Buzz then
well, happy one of those then :) almost midnight again...
bah bloody funeral on friday too
bloody funerals are the best
are you burying her with a proper grave?
proper as proper can be without the body so to speak
if I had warning, I'd leave instructions for mine
and probably a video tape, to curse some people from beyond
the ones you know believe in ghosts "im coming after you"
like that movie, send everyone on a treasure hunt. make the buggers dig
some people are still convinced I'm only acting poor
seriously tho. use it to celebrate her life
[23:17:56] <frallzor> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDCjcp_FzM
the internet is fucking amazing
This is a really good example of what Youtube can be, a rather well presented, amusing, documentary. http://www.youtube.com/v/jjuD288JlCs
that link was odd
wanted to download somehthing
This might work better, then
[23:22:11] <andypugh> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuD288JlCs
Geeky subject matter, but the production values are lots better than the norm
andypugh: that's cool
Aye, you could easily imagine it on the TV as it is.
haha ls *flv ls: invalid option -- M !?! lemme see ls output .... ahah! a file named -MsOycAtwMM.flv , so ls figured the fname was a command line option!
that'll teach me not to snag youtube flv's ( oh no it wont ;)
I plan on poking a scope at things tomorrow, but can anyone guess why my new setup only has one functional axis? It is a 7i43, all the wiring buzzes out correctly, but only axis.2 moves.