[00:01:01] <DaViruz> http://www.vimeo.com/10312562
that's the closest i've come to cnc turning
and one of these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP9Uaqv5v5Y
and i ended up crashing the tool :/
those have ballscrews right?
The starmill is EMC controlled and I have upgraded the steppers ... Cradek they do have ballscrews
yep they are nice little machines
I replaced the little steppers with nema 23 double stacks from Motion Control the controllers are from the same company... I think they are listed on the EMC hardware wiki page.
wow, one of those is exactly what i need, instead i ended up getting a vmc with 1.5m travel :/
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DaViruz: To be honest the travell is very small... from memory x140 y90 Z120 mm I think...
Though this guy made this with one! http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Tomlinson.htm
that is impressive
Sure is :-) .... Guy must have a lot of spare time on his hands huh ... lol
DaViruz: Im guessing your in Europe... ?
someone always says that whenever someone else does something he can't - I don't understand it
Paragon39: yeah, sweden
What the time thing? I agree with you! I couldnt make it but he must of invested a great deal of time and skill right! I take my hat off to him!
speaking of time, i'm way past bed time
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morfic, morficmobile, mozmck: know anyone in the Dallas area with an AVR in-circuit programmer?
or a place to buy one (on a Sunday morning, much like today ...)
eww - yeck
SWPLinux: build one yourself.. you only need few 10k resistors
I have a dragon and an JTAGICE-MKII
cpresser: that only works if you have a computer with a parallel port available
mozmck: care to come to Downtown Dallas with that? :)
damm.. I own a USB-Programmer, which i dont need.
SWPLinux: and your craptop has one,
I'll buy you coffee or lunch or whatever
but its locatd in germany :D
Jymmm: excuse me but fuck off. This isn't the time :)
SWPLinux: you dont have a paraport on it?
my spares are in Vermont
SWPLinux: I can probably do that. The JTAGICE I have right here, will that work?
mozmck: I think so. I believe AVRDude works with that
that's USB, right?
Yep, I've used it. It has the 10-pin header on it. USB - yes
got a 10 -> 6 pin adapter?
(or does it also have the 6-pin header?)
well, if you're willing, I'd really really really appreciate it
It'll take me an hour to get there, but I'm willing.
mine died at about 2:00 this morning, just as I was about to test (what I think is) the last bug fix in the new camera trigger controllers
5626 Alta Avenue
No 6-pin that I know of. Let me look and see what kind of adapters I might have.
ok, it's easy enough to make an adapter with parts from a local Radio Shack (all of which I know the locations of :) )
who's going to fest in wichita Nov 12? I'm thinking about calling up the Candlewood suites and asking for a special rate for our group.
cradek: I may be able to make it, but I might also have another place to stay.
SWPLinux: There's a Frys 20 miles (30m) away... 2488 market place blvd, Irving, TX 75063
I wonder if Fry's sells AVR programmers :)
I think there's one closer as well
and also Best Buy, if I wanted to get a parallel port card for one of the desktops
9 miles (17m) 12710 executive drive, Dallas, TX 75238 (Fry's Electronics)
I don't think I am going to make it to Wichita this time. To many trips this year ;)
mozmck: cool, hope you can make it
skunkworks: darn! you have your own fun project too.
right - it is going well
skunkworks: oh come on - what's too many trips? :)
cradek: did you see - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22dWg3GbywE
heh - wife is in ireland right now with some family friends...
what am I seeing?
cradek: the red thing spinning
I didn't see anything at first, just heard a loud hydraulic pump, heh
skunkworks: so does it change gears correctly? and at the right time?
so far :)
and the LEDs on thr right
I saw you posted your component - I didn't read it though :-)
'CLICK' == led changes
the formating got lost in the email - so it really sucks to look at.
yes - you can see the bottom 4 of the top 5 ssr's count up in binary.
did you get the tool clamp to work? how about orient?
seems like you're so close to having it usable
the wires are run for the hydraulic pump that does the collet clamp/ table lift/clamp. just not hooked up yet
skunkworks: "No panduit was harmed in the making of this film"
dad is trying to get the way lube working for the y axis. seem to have some plugged and or miss adjusted oiling
lube is the least glamorous part of restoring a machine
the spindle orient is next. (it should be pretty easy - just needs to be in a certain gear, creep ccw and activate a lock solinoid.
after running mine for a year or two I really should check flow from all the nozzles again
cool, sounds easy
y never really oiled correctly. we did figure out that the x/z oiling is done by a bijor pump that is activated by the z clutch. (which isn't actually there anymore - but the solenoid is - and it all seems to work. cycled it a bunch and oil started flowing on the ways
SWPLinux: I'd hit frys instead of RS for idc parts
cradek: the last gear ran the spindle up to 3000 rpm.
I think that will be max
SWPLinux: Pin 1's... http://www.solarbotics.com/products/14190/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Product+Search&utm_campaign=Product+Search+%28Oct10%29
do you have a different machine for smaller work (1/4 and 1/8 tools)?
oh you have a high speed spindle, I forgot
we have a gantry router.. but we also have a couple of high speed spindle options we made for the K&T
dad says he also has a 6 or 7 to 1 speeder that he would like to try some day.
that'd be nice
skunkworks: whats the highest speed in that video?
at the spindle - the spindle motor is close to 4000
there is always a reduction in the transmission
Jymmm: that's kind of cool
SWPLinux: Well, I thought it would at least give you the pin 1's if you need to make it, just not sure what the middle connector is
I think that's so you can use it as a 10-pin to 10-pin cable, or 10-6 or 6-10 pin
(but not 6-6, which is what's included with all the new AVRISP mkII programmers)
SWPLinux: But why can't you use your craptop? It has a parallel port on it
SWPLinux: I bet you could run avrdude on any desktop machine booted from an ubuntu cd
or do you have no desktop machines around at all?
oh - and I want to make a 'at speed' signal out of my comp. (that should be pretty easy also)
dad said if I would have move the camera over just a few inches - you could have seen the display of the vfd. (rpm)
you can see the vents on the vfd in the lower right of the frame.
cradek: I have my new laptop and two desktops here, all with Ubuntu 9.04 or 10.04
Jymmm: I only have my small laptop here, the 4.8 pound one with no serial or parallel ports
(that lasts 10 hours on a charge)
Jymmm: don't you remember why you started calling my laptop a craptop?
it's because it *doesn't* have a parallel port. "all that power and it still can't run a mill"
SWPLinux: LOL, you're right, I totally forgot.
SWPLinux: Stop being so sensative. At least my craptop has a paraport ya whiny whore!
SWPLinux: and only 768MB =(
SWPLinux: and a 45m battery life on a NEW battery and fully charged
oh, and a built in fdd right next to the DVD-RW =)
SWPLinux: and yours is so huge! How do you like the 4.5lb one?
SWPLinux: for travel that is
so a laptop w/o parallel port cant run emc2 ?
a laptop is a bad idea anyway
Jymmm: the new laptop is great, except that the screen is only 1366x768
\o/ I've returned from theblack abyss
it's about the same speed as the other one, which was a Core2 Duo 2.2 GHz
SWPLinux: that's default resolution nowadays isn't it
yeah, bummer isn't it
SWPLinux: not too bad :) my small laptop has only 1024x640 :)
* skunkworks has 1920X1080....
why is so important the screen resolution ?
1024x600 i mean
my other laptop is 1920x1200
where is cradek? ;)
on dev channel :)
skunkworks, next room -devel
is it possible to clear polyurethane foam from hands/cloth? :)
SWPLinux: oh that sucks. Gotta love 2048x
no kidding. did you see the replacement LCD I linked to a week or so ago?
2048x1536, 15" (!)
4:3 ratio, of course
cradek was able to stick one in his thinkpad, with a few cable modifications
how you do that?! Does it depend on the laptop supporting that resolution?
it was a Thinkpad display in the first place
a replacement upgrade
I think not for the particular model he has, but he was able to get it to work
yeah, and $90 or so, IIRC
I ordered a 1600x900 from Papatek for this little laptop, I'll have to see if it works some day
SWPLinux: See dude, if you lived here you could just go pick it up.
Frys-a-plenty, walk to ECS, etc
SWPLinux: and could easily fly to HK/China and bring in some cool toys to "play" with =)
SWPadnos: sorry, no
Jymmm, where you live ? ;)
qq-: Compton CA. Home of the LA Riots and the inspiration/model for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Jymmm, cool. thx
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needs more underscore
top one looks more like a racoon
i need more cowbell
saturday night live
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I got some used kurt D 40 vises coming my way
I got the pair for $425 with shipping. hope they're in decent shape...
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I bought the two on the outside. they've got one more for sale
is there a way to remap physical pins on the mesa cards other than recompiling the vhdl source?
well technically yes - you can ask someone else to build it for you - pcw does this for folks routinely, but then you're faced with problems updating because your firmwares are different.
right, well,l guess I'll get back to seting up this build environment :)
at least I know I'm barking up the right tree, thanks
what kind of rearrangement do you need? are you trying to save a connector?
yea, I'm just trying to cram all the outputs on one side of the IO board
I'd like to be able to do this for future projects as well so I don't mind putting the time up front to learn how to do it
I have avoided it so far :-)
yea, I quickly got the impression that's what most people must do
I am finding myself building too many 'one off' machines to do that
there's a nice variety of firmwares prebuilt... but yeah the wiring is fairly fixed, and meant to work most easily with the mesa daughter cards
yea, maybe I'm just missing something but it didn't seem like there was one that fit with the 7i37
7i37 is like the most popular daughter card ever - I promise you are missing something
that's kind of what I thought, I'll keep poking around I guess
for the 7i37's 8 outputs, you set hm2_5i20.0.gpio.XXX.is_output and .invert_output to 1
I think that's it - then just wire 'em up
yea, I need a pwm too, but I can find something with a pwm that lines up on the output
the optos may be too slow for pwm - usually a 7i33 is what you want for an analog out
is there an advantage to running the stepgen stuff in firmware?
oh hell yes
perfect smooth steps at whatever speed you want
mmmm, I like smooth :)
software stepgen is sometimes pretty limiting, especially if you have high-microstep drives.
does the 7i33 use optos? I need optos for my spindle because it floats at mains voltage
you mean the pwm analog out of the 7i33? I don't know - let's look at the manual
thought I'd ask if you knew off the top of your head, I can RTFM
I don't see anything about isolation - I assume not
yea, I mean I ran the pwm through the opto anyways, it wasn't the most linear, but it worked
good enough for something like spindle speed
yea, I'm not doing anything fancy here, don't even have an option to run it reverse
I'd like to get a new controller, but haven't found anything good for a 180VDC motor
can you put a 3phase in its place and use a vfd?
how big is it?
I probably could rig something up
but I'm not sure it's worth the effort for 5"x8" of travel
yeah depends how well stocked your junkbox is
1/2 hp vfd can be pretty cheap
yea, I've looked briefly, is that enough to do rigid taping? (with encoder) or does one need more power
that would be my main motivation to upgrade
probably depends on the gearing
and the tap size
big taps (3/8 up?) take an awful lot of torque