right now - I have them all setup as outputs - the red ones switch dc 5a up to 60v
usually between 30 and 100
depending on your luck
hurry up and finish your machine
i wanna see that thing move
more outputs? dear god man how much stuff are you running?
back scratcher and butt scratcher use 13 outputs alone
well - I need 21 outputs just for hydraulic solinoids
14 if you include the heater.
my toolchanger uses up most of them on the mill
spindle fwd, spindle rev, 2 coolant pumps, machine enable, etc
oh geez... I have z axis all the way down, the spindle in the holder all the way down and I barely touch the stock
put a plate under your parts
[00:24:51] <tlab> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3706935/DSC00698.JPG
good time to build a riser plate. you dont want to have the z at max extension ( = max wiggly )
Hint: Anything can be bolted down and flycut flat as a sacrafical plate.
Even wood if accuracy isent super critical.
and thats a pcb routing tool? just a single lip cutter?
not sure how much fly cutting you're gunna do on a desktop mill lol
doesnt matter how accurate or flat either surface is if you flycut it flat (and your mill is tramed) as the surface will then be true to your mill axises
Danimal-office: lots if your flycutting wood :)
diamiter doesnt really matter, just more passes
idea is by doing it on the mill itself, it trues itself up
yea, I've thought of that
(course it may not be true if you unclamp and reclamp it)
i know, just sayin it'll take a while :)
but as a scrafical plate, thats ok
Danimal-office: Sure, of course, if its allready a CNC, little faster :)
mmmmmm sacraficial lamb
or at least, less work
maybe i'll mill a sacraficial lamb on my mill
onions and peppers
i havent eaten lunch yet
fly cutting wood? are you also inspecting the resultant wood in an unknown humidity environment with a tenth indicator too? :D
must have at least a 16 finish
and the wood must be oak too? ;)
mmmm cubicle rage ++ http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/this_is_what_happens.php
* tlab is just a poor hobbyist
[00:48:16] <tlab> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v3k5yvi1AU&NR=1&feature=fvwp
[00:49:03] <Valen> http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/rapist.jpg
[00:52:16] <Valen> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1vNveXSprc&feature=related
is a cool cnc X/Y table
sounds like a printer though lol
lol at lathe. Kinda missing. uhh... the important part :)
its a start
[01:02:56] <Valen> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1IDHIcyHLY&feature=related
love the tool changer
whoah, that thing needs some covers
exposed rails and ballscrews are very bad news
pretty cool though
must CnC lathe!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKL6elkbFy0&feature=fvw
danimal use that one on cradec
motivate him to finish
cradek, its only plastic, and I'm guessing from the title its probably his first cut ;->
you mean JT-Hardinge?
whichever one lol
cradek's lathe is running
must be jt then
mine runs too but not in a controlled fashing yet
Valen: man thats the biggest collet I have ever seen
until i seak over and harvest some parts :)
cause I can't type LOL
is that like 50C size? :)
hows it going JT-Hardinge?
trying to figure out why my Z is not controlled and wanders about
cos it had a bad childhood
I did a good job raising it
do you have a tach?
and lowering it
encoder hooked up backwards?
what's the symptom?
no, I'm don't have something right in the hal file
it wanders around till I get a following error
the last vid post had this next to it http://opensourcecnc.blogspot.com/
heh - so how come just having an input activate and output in classic ladder is so cool the first time?
because it means you figured out the crazy gui editor
it took 3 tries. I can see it being a pain for a while.
like eagle ;)
the secret is don't forget to click ok before save
so what are you working on?
just getting used to it. I need to start thinking about tool changer, pallet change and table rotation for starters.
cradek: ha! i make that mistake a few times
did I ever mention how cool emc is?
skunkworks: yes, a few times
classicladder is fun when you get the hang of it
and yes, emc is super cool
heh - when you click on the coils and contact - it shows you what it is hooked to in hal. neat
i'd probably be stuck with some crappy prototrak if it wasnt for emc
Danimal-office, the horror.
i ran one for a while, i'm not a fan
I hate those things, at least a haas will make parts and get along with most other machines in the shop.
my mill just needs servos and i'll be happy
You're closer than I
well my machine runs, it just has steppers
My machine doesn't do anything.
I just need a real mill
I need a real job
I second both of those
* tlab had an interview with rockwell automation the other day
i dont have a job
but you have work!
I do paid work 0-10 hours a week
i still need to do that work though lol
ok - I guess you have to be smarter than cl
heh - classic ladder
yea, classicladder can confuse you sometimes
or at least me
ok - getting there ;)
what type of aluminum would be good for a tool plate?
ok, we are moving in the correct direction now :)
was his name-o
I'd think any of it would be fine for your purpose. Maybe even hardwood.
You are doing circuit boards, right?
just needs to be good and flat
I guess I could shim if needed
Or you could mill it flat
Would would be easier on the spindle should an mishaps occur.
wood would... what is wrong with me
nice JT-Hardinge , what was it?
I needed to connect the wires up correctly and set the scale correctly
now attempting to tune the Z a bit
JT-Hardinge: WTH kind of guitar you trying to tune?!
did u have the encoder wired backwards?
no the velocity input LOL
i figured it was one or the other
there you go - confusing the servo amp again.
it was never confused it did what it was told to do all the time
hmm, it is not catching the index when homing the z
do you have a course and a fine home switch as well as the index?
damm caps lock key
whoa ok, no need to yell :)
are those working ok?
yes, I have an annunciator panel in pyvcp to watch them
seb_kuzminsky: it was 47 degrees today! snow's almost completely gone. is it time yet?
you do have inex search turned on in ini, right?
don't know how to see if the index works
i think by default one axis is has one index search turned off
disable amps - set the encoder's index-enable true. turn the screw and see if count resets and index-enable goes false.
or try homing to it ...
if it doesn't work, it'll just keep going until it hits the limit
it'll stop then, i promise
did that too LOL
then index isn't working :-)
you did hook up the index-enable, right?
cradek: it was warm and gorgeous today, tomorrow or friday the subpanel's going in, then i'll be ready :-)
woa woa first of all, is it plugged in?
in the ini file? yes
220VAC or 480VAC?
seb_kuzminsky: wonder what if anything I should be getting ready then...
cradek: unforch i have a big family vacation coming up in the middle of march that might push things out a while :-(
* seb_kuzminsky greps the email
oh no! but that sounds fun anyway.
one turn of the screw turned off the index-enable
[02:47:05] <tlab> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iClXrd50Z8
so I assume the index is working
so I'm guessing you didn't hook it up to axis.N.index-enable
dang your sharp Chris
tlab is the one who asked if it was plugged in - and you just ignored it :-)
I missed it
very small monitor
woa woa first of all, is it plugged in?
well i was thinking it the whole time
we're so helpful
it's plugged in but not connected
i figured i'd just let cradek have this one
I ment plugged into the wall, like 120, 220, 480
all the above
he's not right often enough :)
yeah I need the easy ones to get my score up
you figure out whats wrong with half of my basket case crap, so everything else must be a walk in the park for you
I'm not finding what to connect to axis.N.index-enable :/
it hooks to encoder.N.index-enable
hold on i'll look at mine
It likes that :)
cradek: to the rescue
if it thumps when it gets index, also hook up pid.N.index-enable
it's probably too light for you to even notice it
cradek=oracle of emc
aa-danimal-shop: that statement can be read so many ways
as both side the 'of' has other means :(
i dont follow ya lol
i was refering to the lady that knows everything in the matrix
it could mean you are saying cradek is the database of a file server :D
well that kinda works too
EMC is also a name of a file server company
and Oracle...well... that should be obivious ;)
the one from the matrix bakes cookies
so i'll stick with that
i like cookies
Houston we have ignition! I guess it helps to uncomment a line in the hal file for it to work LOL
the Z axis is homey
JT-Hardinge: CNC rocket engines? :D
* JT-Hardinge flicks on the magnetass switch after the success of homing the Z :0
say goodnight Gracie
I don't know what that means, but goodnight
you have to be a bit older to remember the Burns and Allen show I suspect
when TV's looked like a fish bowl and had lots of static
I meant 'magnetass switch'
it is on my lazyboy
Mmmmm real tube tv's
when I sit down it is automagiclly engaged
and I can't get up after that LOL
oh ok, I see
w00t random happyness
needed to get pocketPC to play sound, figured it was going to be a massive problem
turns out its 2 lines lol
Timing belts for servos. Material: Urethane or Neoprene. Tension member type: Kevlar, Polyester, or Fiberglass. Which is best?
glass and urithane would be my bet for that
One more option for material. Polyurethane
Polyurethane = urithane ?
I thought so but the SDP/SI website shows them separately.
they don't have steel?
Funny, the Neoprene/Fiberglass are twice the price of the others.
No, tiny belts... toy mill
aa-danimal-shop, that should hold it.
Isn't neoprene soft?
That doesn't make me think accurate positioning.
's why I said urithane
makes me think dry underoos
glass has a lower elasticity than kevlar and polyester too
This is odd, I need the least expensive part. I must have made a design error way back;)
btw the ones with steel belts in em make nasty ass spikes when you snap them ;->
Nothing compared to steel cable.
yeah but you expect them
this is a soft rubber thing
with little daggers in the end lol
Good point. The belt defiantly has the element of surprise.
guy at our robot comp broke it and it got 4 seperate people lol
definitely, spell checker teaching us to spell the wrong words properly.
guys where are my grey wirenuts =(
the salted ones in the tub that had your name on it?
[03:50:32] <renesis> http://www.darkertechnologies.com/image/20100303_growleds_proto2_40w_built1.jpg
[03:50:36] <renesis> http://www.darkertechnologies.com/image/20100303_growleds_proto2_40w_built2.jpg
I see bright things in your future ;->
haha i totally got lazy on the non mating setups, like .075 mismatch in the middle (fairy mill only goes 12")
i have one lit up!
i need one more wirenut to do the other
dude duct tape
ive been looking for the baggie for like 30min =(
IM A PROFESSIONAL!
electrical tape then?
i have 6 diff colors of electrical tape yo
but im going to install them i dont want to leave it like that
and i have a whole baggie of grey ones somewhere
running as a series or parallel string?
two strings of 6, 5R resistor w/ 24V
1.2A, measures like 43W this array
fuck LedEngine emitters are all abs min Vf, heh
when i was just running 660nm red, i was at 1.5A with 1.5A fuses
for weeks, dale heatsink resistors ftw
s/fuck/fuckin (hey is safe a no real person language channel?)
im just going to stop k bye
oh, but yeah the next protos i want to do emitters on thin pcb with boost iregs for 12V input
like, somehow fit the coil and driver for the ireg between the emitters
Need to design a timing pulley, any good links. Guess it shouldn't be hard to do.
maybe tomorrow, G night
[04:59:18] <renesis> http://www.darkertechnologies.com/image/20100303_growleds_proto2_40w_built3.jpg
[04:59:28] <renesis> http://www.darkertechnologies.com/image/20100303_growleds_proto2_40w_built7.jpg
found my wirenut \o/
[05:01:07] <renesis> http://www.darkertechnologies.com/image/20100222_growleds_proto2_40w.png
need to make those little endplate mounting blocks and trim the out of square sawed ends and put the endplates
maybe next week
renesis. are those grow light leds? like flouresent light form factor?
im trying cool white (lots of blue with wide spectrum from the phosphor, i really need like, ice white or something)
and the reds are 660nm (chlorophyll-a absorption peak, get a bit of -b too)
cool, saw a show about farming in shipping containers. used led lights and recirculated water hydroponics. Mitsubishi behind it.
most people cant get the plants to bud right with just red/blue
ah, this was like lettuce
its either because not enough power or because the 12/12 needs something in the mid spectrum to trigger
yeah i live in california and i have medical papers, heh
i seen lots of people doing led lettuce
i kinda want to do a salsa garden
[05:18:20] <tom3p> http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20100113/179204/
This is #emc, not #thc
man I just roughed like a half pound of steel on my lathe -_-
looked at the pile of C/9 chips.. was like.. wonder how hot those are
poke at em with an allen key and my IR thermonitor, over 100c
jymmm: i know i did those on it =D
those C/9 chips get dense
and cmon like 2/3 of the open source community is at home in a basement getting stoned at any given moment
you know its the truth
lol at farming in shiping containers
geee I wonder who first thought of that shit.
thats why there are no docs for anything theyre too lazy to do it then they just forget and move onto the next project
someone should really sue mitsubishi :P
yeah really, haha
haha @ hydro lettuce
im pretty sure all the led lettucwe i saw was dirt
wonder what media they use
hehe, little expanded clay or lava rock mitsubishi logos
at a few grocery stores here you can buy lettice that still has its rootball attach with a bunch of soil along with it
I perfer my lettuce prekilled
that way I don't get my hands dirty with lettuce murder
i need an ir thermometer
im still spit testing my led arrays
the dale resistor mounted on the far side of the old arrays never passes =\
and its got like 6" of the extrusion to itself
new ones are prob melting 4-40 holes into my counter
need to stick some 1" standoffs on the ends or something
man, the negative lead angle of CCMT inserts sure doesnt like roughing
or rather it likes to create stupidly hot chips for the SFM/depth/feed.
got a nice SCMT holder that holds it at like 20 degrees that does nice roughing in steel though.. to a 20 degree shoulder anyway :)
[07:15:23] <Jymmm> http://cbs13.com/local/tracy.911.calls.2.1502690.html
Jymmm: did you get my links? about the steppers?
[07:21:37] <elmo40> http://www.homeshopcnc.com/RSstepperMotors2.html
that was one link.
[07:25:07] <elmo40> http://www.linengineeringstore.com/products/product_detail.aspx?proID=4
you may have seen that one before
setup being all equal, how strong is a 30 in/lb servo motor?
3" facemill capable?
elmo40: Depends on your mill, a 3" facemill might be something you barly feed while flycutting
or something you wanna push at depth and 20IPM
you saying the servo motor as the spindle or on the axis?
also its usally lb/inchs
though I guess it doesnt really make any diffrence..
depends on feed screw pitch as well
and if you gear it or not..
renesis you need a constant current switch mode supply
so a solar panel + battery produces more light than just sticking the plants in the sun
when did solar power get into this?
(16:18:17) tom3p: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20100113/179204/
bassogigas is now known as mk0
hmm, sucks that hexapods needs 6 motors :P
thats nothing, the octapod requires 8 motors!
and spindle :) 5 axis needs one less
valen: 22:59 < renesis> oh, but yeah the next protos i want to do emitters on thin pcb with boost iregs for 12V input
mk0_lan_died is now known as mk0
* jthornton wonders where he put the PID tuning tips from cradek ... I think it is on the dead 8.04 computer I do the docs on :(
gotta get another mobo to that HD
mk0_lan_died is now known as mk0
jthornton: put them in the cloud
jthornton, do you mean this wiki page for PID ? http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?PWM_Servo_Amplifiers
robh_: yes and no LOL I've never seen that page but it looks good
yeey first motor mount casted and ready for machining =)
only thing now is to be able to center the damn thing over the workpiece :P
and the fact that it looks like the whole damn pattern has twisted itself .. damnit :P
thats what the machining is for ;->
Valen, aye, but its alot of machining to remove that twist not leaving enough for the actual piece to be to dimensions =)
how the hell could it end up like that
what did you cast it out of?
i have a wooden pattern, and sand cast it in aluminium
sure sand casting isnt that accurate but the pattern is straight as an arrow
Al will shrink and warp a buttload as it sets
without seriously advanced mojo
it might be a bit of an illusion also, as the chamfer on the edge is a bit krooked
its bigger on one side then the other
oh well, its better then the wooden mounts i have on the mill atm :P
and its my first real casting realy =)
make sure you have sufficent heat and sprues
<= Should advice to where cloves on 'deflecting the motor by hand. Be careful to never do this in such a ........'
assuming you mean wear gloves: you should never wear gloves when there is danger of the glove being grabbed by a rotating thing
it's much worse to get wrapped around something than to get cut by it
yes, serious mojo is required. MrSunshine, did you lose your mojo?
castings can warp due to uneven cooling
maybe one side was in a breeze? or more sand? or poured unevenly.
[14:45:28] <JT-Work> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,20/func,view/catid,30/id,1276/limit,6/limitstart,42/lang,english/#2181
what, no tinyurl?
[14:46:32] <elmo40> http://qurl.org/Ax0
for those who cant copy&paste so well...
nice JT-Hardinge !
how long before the turret's working?
dunno I have to order a cap this morning, got side tracked yesterday and forgot
Remember when radio shack sold radios, and the stuff to make them? Now the sales person doesn't even know what a cap is.
cnc__ is now known as archivist_cnc
i hate radio shack with a passion
everytime i go there to buy 1 stupid item, there's 40 illegals in line to set up prepaid wireless phones. takes 30 minutes to buy a roll of solder
The last time I was in radio shed, only had this little tiny thing of solder.
elmo40, well i fucked up the milling so the casting has been remelted and this time left in the mold for a longer while then last time =)
so gonna see if this also warped
and destroyed my only 5mm endmill in the machining process :/
im a bit greedy with speeds and depth of cut i think :P
this less corse casting sand would be neat also
getting a bit rough surfaces
MrSunshine, DIY foundry?
That's on my list of things that I'll never get too :(
atm i think it can take a maximum of 1 liter or so
building a bigger melting furnace this summer tho =)
very little, ingot or junk feed?
[ 219.176761] RTAI[math]: loaded.
[ 219.192211] rtapi: no version for "nano2count" found: kernel tainted.
[17:21:23] <JT-Work> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,20/func,view/catid,18/id,2182/lang,english/#2182
the real error is this one: [drm:via_verify_command_stream] *ERROR* Accelerated 3D is not supported on this chipset yet.
maybe he should install libgl1-mesa-swx11
did you see my video?
yes - cool
it homes and moves?
yea, it is alive
wait - video?
just the Z homes and moves the belt is shot on the X
[17:33:13] <JT-Work> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,20/func,view/catid,30/id,1276/limit,6/limitstart,42/lang,english/#2181
I have a new belt on the way
I homed the Z this morning and ran some G code for the video
soon you will have a lathe
yes, I purchased a 16c to 5c adapter yesterday from flea bay
yes, two lathes one with lots of knobs and wheels and levers and one with a lot of buttons
I'm attempting to upgrade to 2.4 (stable) ... set up the emc2-buildbot.list but have run into some dependencies ... that agp-get -f install won't fix
yes or both lathes
I don't have the adapter yet but this is the instructions for onehttp://www.shophardinge.com/assets/PDFfiles/B050E%28LR%29.pdf
Hardinge photos http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/johnplctech/Hardinge/
awfully nice that is
a photo of the Samson http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/johnplctech/Machine%20Shop/
no 4 jaw chuck works on Hardinge?
still looking for a chuck when I don't use collets
arent there like a millions Chucks in the states? :P
I'd imagine but I wanted to see it run first before I purchased anything
they prefer charles
yeeey skunkworks got it!
that vice hit prolly made some noise
got my attention real quick
Trying to install 3.4 (stable) from buildbot ... error libscim8c2a ( >= 1.4.9 ) but 1.4.7-3ubuntu8 is installed ?????
JT-Work, price of broken cutter?
Make that 2.4 (stable)
Broken telescopic antennas work quite well for releasing pins in tyco connectors.
Which i real handy after sticking them in the wrong hole
Got another job, still haven't worked with numeric control.
Had to mill manually many details.
I want to say, it is always better to choose small cutting depths. High-speed machining should normally be done this way.
Talks about kinematic hardening looks odd to me.
clytle374: sad, isnt it? and Popular Mechanics would give drawings and parts list for cool gadgets, now it only shows what you can buy.
MrSunshine: messed up the machining? :( cant push 5mm. I plan to move out of this townhouse and onto some property THEN make an Al melter and larger CNC machine (thinking Horizontal since everyone and they grandmother can make a vertical)
elmo40: 100 yrs of PM online http://tinyurl.com/cx792u
elmo40, I had to order a 2ohm sandblock for a host a few months back:(
tomp: wow, DeVry was back in the 60'd?
hi to all
micges, are you here?
why if i start the program from terminal, it goes and from emc no?
* archivist_attic spots DeVry..thats an old name
albova: what you mean from emc?
i run emc2 and start the python program file--open file.py
i have some python interface and all ok
i think that the problem is the wrong path
elmo40, messed up machining as in to deep cuts and alu getting stuck in my 4 flute mills .. yes i know not to use 4 flute mills but its the only thing i got atm :P
cant afford to buy more atm :/
0.2 at 304mm/min worked fine =)
MrSunshine: wd40 helps if you don't have a coolant system
cradek, that lifts the damn mills up on the surface of the metal :/
i guess dull mills :P
had them for like 5 years and never had money to buy more/new ones :/
not much milling done with them tho
maybe an hour a piece or so
remade the stupid cnc program but forgot to set operation priority
so had to change to a center drill in the middle of th eprogram then back to the 6mm mill
at a like 25mm clearance from the workpiece ... not easy :P
[20:21:15] <MrSunshine> http://pici.se/554700/ http://pici.se/554702/ http://pici.se/554704/ http://pici.se/554705/
almost looks professional dont it? :)
my first real casting and machining of casting =)
tho not much of the machining is showing as the motor covers it but hell :P
and in the bottom the wooden things, they are my current X and Y motor mounts :P
got some backlash etc due to the wooden mounts tho :/
as the motor can turn some before it starts moving the table =)
I had to reboot the garage door opener twice in the last week
[20:37:40] <frallzor> http://pici.se/p/plRPAjYnC/
any comments? Bored som Im making mice
if you're bored, make me a cheesebrger
I could, if you pay the fedex shipment
free delivery bitch!
in 30m too
MrSunshine, stepper mount?
since its show and tell now, http://pici.se/gal/oddname/MM%20skenor/
have a look at these!
uggliest things ive ever seen
10m of machined L-rails
angle iron even
used for? :)
One the 5V supply for the Mesa daughter cards, do I really want to pull the power off the 5i20 that is getting its power from the PCI bus?
frallzor, yeah but what are the purpose of them ? :P
purley estetic? :P
clytle374, if the pc fails the the 5v will drop and the servos etc will switch off not on
I was planning to use the PC supply, just worrying about pulling it through the card connector. Also the 7i48 is supposed to disconnect from the external power if the cable power fails.
I guess the high end video cards pulled a lot of current before they got their own connections.
I would'nt use my PCI power
One short and even if it is fused, good friggen luck repairing that shit
clytle374, apparently, PCI has a limit of 25W per slot (the card can optionally tell the motherboard it needs 7.5, 15, or 25W)
[21:16:26] <alex_joni> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/10/street_view_frogmen/
remember your 5v bus is limited to like 20A with little localised current control
so one short could quickly equal vaporised traces
Or at least vaporise hard to find microfuses that likey control a lot of stuff on your PC
If you REALLY must use the PC power, export a hard drive connector or something.
you can just as easily short an external power supply to something that it shouldn't be shorted to
I agree in principle that I prefer it when my computer doesn't reboot if I brush something across an external contact though
I see little problem getting pullup power
alex_joni, maps url?
SWPadnos: Yea, but shorting an external power supply isent likey to fry microfuses, traces on your motherboard or other hardware in your PC
And shorting a hard drive connector also won't blow microfuses or fry traces on your motherboard (Might still damage some hardware and likey cause a reboot or something)
depends on what those external connections connect to in the PC, doesn't it :)
sure, the supply should crowbar
but it will cause an unexpected shutdown
SWPadnos: of course. Just trying to minimize risk
I don't even like powering my prototypes off USB power.
something that should be somewhat limited.
(final prototypes sure, but not when im still rewiring everything every other day)
great way to blow up a host controller
I'm getting ready to test one encoder input using the cable power.
after that I'm going to power the 7i48 with 5V off a cut hard drive extension, unless someone screams NO.
nah im ok with HD power if you don't have a much better option
just don't directly plug in a floppy connector - it'll fit but the pins are wrong
you can move the pins around though, after pulling the 12V wire out
where is pcw at? He stopped me a few days ago from powering the 5i20 through its P1 connector. which is an out, not an in
The card has the screw terminals
So does the5i20
must be a new design
SWPadnos: ... -_-;
I'm gonna go test the encoder, I'll check back. :) I'm actually putting things together now:)
any good music to recomend me? :)
triple checking now, at this rate the machine should be running about the 12th,
* frallzor is happy today
we shall record any time estimates and demand picture and videos :)
MrSunshine: 21 guns by green day
MrSunshine, beardyman on youtube
either that or "down with the sickness"
Scroll about half way down... http://cgi.ebay.com/40W-CO2-Laser-Cutter-Engraver-Engrave-and-Cuts_W0QQitemZ230444649096QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a7924a88
[23:40:48] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlW1s2BNixo&feature=player_embedded
[23:43:06] <Valen> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRQf0S3oD0&feature=player_embedded
Jymmm: you WANT the Mach3 upgrade card with that thing
that seems cheap, unless it's total junk.
skunkworks, haha u found my video already only justfinished post it on forum etc
that is awesome work!
(I posted to the thread on cnczone - samco)
one day i will find a nice part to make and video on it
(so I get emails)
bill2or3: for the most part it works
in 5 years everyone will have one. :-)
aah grate currently working on 2nd lathe upgrade now
I'm getting one when they hit $500.
robh nice machine
yeah its not bad for 1985 tech ;) with its old motors
servo or stepper? it sounds like stepper to me ;->
whats yer travels like?
I am sooo jelous of your tool changer lol
lol, it took abit of getting the spindle to orientate that sweetly, controling the vfd
old drive was easyer, as u could just ask it to do orientation and it did it all for you
did you use a pid loop to orientate?
yes, stole the mazak config stuff, then hacked it into a working state
i have to spin the spindle, and reset on mark then put it into a PID loop
I'm wondering if its possible for EMC2 to be able to switch modes from mill to lathe, if we have a rotary table stage that can spin fast enough for lathe work
I might be glad that ours is mechanical. :)
Valen, that would be mroe of a mill turn then
u have a locking pin on the spindle?