have not looked yet.
skunkworks: Well, don't thank me yet =)
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its too quiet
D drill in Al, WD-40 for lube/coolant: how's 500 rpm & 4 ipm sound?
thats a load of like 0.008" ?
you mean a letter size D ?
yes letter size D, .246 diameter i think
madsci44: right, .008 inches/rev, 2 flutes on my drill bit, so .004 inches/flute
does that sound sane? i suck at machining
it's a stubby drill bit fwiw
yeah it sounds ok diameter is about 0.25" ? i would maybe go more like 1000 rpm
cut the chip load in half
can anyone here answer a q about world/joint modes and gantrykins?
i am happy in solving the backlash problem
i probably cant but maybe heh
whats the question?
ok, I have a bot with 2 motors on the x axis
they are linked with gantrykins
and that works
but only in world mode
if I jog in joint mode.. it can throw everything off
because it only moves 1 motor
are you homing them first?
have to home in joint, as far as i can tell
yeah my understanding was for that purpose there needs to be the separated control but i would have thought theyd jog together
do you know if it would be possible to boot emc into world mode automatically?
a config option or something
when i ran gantrykins (i did not have them linked via that) i could not find a way to keep it in world mode
whenever i was in manual tab it was joint
is your version recent?
you did the setp thing for linking the joint in the hal file?
guess i dont know enough about it to help - if it were me i would be checking my configs against examples and researching if thats how others work
I've been googling tonight
I've found other examples.. but no one has mentioned the world/joint thing
I didnt have the jog issue since as i said they werent linked - but i did ask on here once if i could get it to stay in world mode on manual and i was told not
I saw a forum post on emc site that is about a year old.. it said they were rewriting how world and joint modes would work
yeah i remember reading that also
the post is so old.. I don't really know if that has happened
gantrykins I think was made specifically for that purpose tho - linked joint - seems wrong that it wouldnt jog together after all are homed
well, I appreciate your help
I'll let you know if I figure it out
sorry i couldnt be more useful - in the daytime probaby 10 people at any given time could tell you right away what to do
maybe the manual mode is supposed to always go down to the single motor level? perhaps you need MDI buttons to work above the HAL level with the kins
I'll hang around then
you could slave one motor to the other, but gantrykins is "a better solution"
how do you mean?
[05:52:38] <MattyMatt> http://www.listware.net/201007/emc-users/88752-emc-users-hal-for-gantry-kinematics.html
ah, thanks :)
that's only a week ago
isnt the loadrt line supposed to be like "loadrt gantrykins coordinates=XYZ" or "loadrt gantrykins coordinates=XYZA"
mine is just loadrt gantrykins
or like coordinates=XYZX i remember reading something like that vaguely
it seems redundant with the setp linking the joints to axis lines but maybe relates it to joint vs world mode? (im only guessing)
my friend/co-worker did the setup.. but it looks like a copy of this:
[06:11:36] <kellie> http://media.unpythonic.net/axis-files/01162326817/sim-xyyz.hal
so for yours joint 3 would correspond to 0 like setp gantrykinds.joint-3 0 ? if X is your double axis
er gantrykins sorry typo
we use joint 6 for extra x
I have to go for a bit.. but i'll be lurking
once again, I appreciate your help
good luck with it
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Nothing serious, but the website still lists 2.4.1 as the latest release, although 2.4.3 is the current stable release
hmmm, the 10.04 rtai install from yesterday chokes on virtualbox ose :/ and won't run it complaining about the kernel
maximilian_h: working on that now
Hey Alex :) Thanks.
maximilian_h: should be done now
Fox_M|afk is now known as Fox_Muldr
Hi Im working on a new Py for emc to cocket simple g-code ->http://www.pictureupload.de/originals/pictures/010810184239_pock_a.png
nice. I need that function in mGcode
the blender script
im not done with all yet
another handy function would make oval pockets (2 circles, maybe different sizes, connected by tangents)
mGcode is this for blender 2.49b
yes, it doesn't work in 2.5
where can i find this
Heekscad is the comfort G-code maker for 3-D and 2-D in Ubuntu
in my spare time i like to draw designs for cnc mills i'd like to build
it feels good to finally get that off my chest
[16:56:21] <MattyMatt> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?GcodeGenerator
that's yoyoek's original
has anyone tried artofillusion with emc?
I've added some drill, slot & zigzag funcs
MattyMatt: so where is yours not public ?
foxtrot: witch cad?
[16:59:15] <IchGuckLive> http://www.sammellothar.de/x_rahmen.mpg
this is a nice construct and si of my prefoert CNC structure
I can't find the link. I'll bung the latest on filebin, but I haven't written any docs, so I suggest you try the original first, read the docs, then try mine. the GUI will make more sense that way
I've basically made it just good enough to keep me milling, so far
MattyMatt: Witch OS
it's a blender .py script
did you try Heekscnc on windows
I got frustrated with it, because it's not as nice as blender for drawing, once you've learned all of blender
it needs all of blender's hotkeys, for me to like it :)
I hope I'll get time to add some
because blender is not really a CAD program
[17:11:13] <MattyMatt> http://filebin.ca/rthcga/mGcode175.py
where can i find the script in blender ?
I have it embedded in the .blend files I work on
I haven't got the hang of getting it to appear in the menus
it's running all the time while I'm modelling
mostly I just use the Export Curves button
it'll be a lot more useful when I add an editable list of objects to export in order
at the moment I export one at a time, then paste them together in a text editor
[17:16:18] <IchGuckLive> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfbrh4maqM
milling tiny peaces
nice little mill
mine is less stylish, but works :) http://imagebin.ca/view/VYrny5J.html
yes thats true
but niot a frechchees mill B)
is that a german word for MDF?
thats a pressed wood
Medium Density Fiberboard
first programm is on
Matty there are alot of # in the programm
MattyMatt: so 1 blender is 1 mm
if you safe it as STL its 1blende= 1inch
this is nothing for me i like clear G-code
but it works
[17:44:19] <alex_joni> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilvwJREmJm0
alex_joni: did you make this
[22:47:44] <andypugh> http://dlxs2.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=kmoddl&cc=kmoddl&idno=kmod005&node=kmod005%3A5&frm=frameset&view=image&seq=7
#20 looks like bullshit to me
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Jymmm: why? it's perfectly valid
I am not sure it is sensible, but it will work.
andypugh: very nice book anyways :)
I will have to find time to read it all.
#20 looks like valid to me
alex_joni: Don't care if it's valid or not, still BS
alex_joni: I dont have any tackle, or I might try it.
So, if anyone has any old climbing carabiners they don't want, send em my way =)
Jymmm: why BS?
alex_joni: Just rigging up the shorter lines would be a royal pita.
alex_joni: There would have to be some SERIOUS benefit to that setup to use it.
well, not really..
the setup with the rolls parallel is way more efficient
alex_joni: Then set it up and post on youtube
and better in organizing cables/wires
[23:19:20] <alex_joni> http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/labman1/pulleys.htm
alex_joni: Then set it up and post on youtube
alex_joni: No "Theory" BS! Show us video or it's bs =)
what I mean is that it's just as effective as a similar system which has been used for centuries: http://www.faqs.org/photo-dict/photofiles/list/6332/8345ship_pulley.jpg
alex_joni: SHOOOOOOOOOW MEEEEEEEE THE VIDEOOOOOooooo! =)
[23:22:08] <alex_joni> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crane_pulley_4x.jpg
here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T7tGosXM58
especially for you
alex_joni: No, a video of #20 in operation.
[23:32:42] <alex_joni> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpPTZppUioM&feature=related