#emc | Logs for 2010-11-07

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[13:45:59] <JT-Hardinge> is there any preference for wireless routers now a days? I have a D-Link that is giving me fits and a Linksys that seems to work good
[13:48:51] <Optic> any semi-premium wireless router is ok these days. get a dual-band N, for sure
[13:49:06] <Optic> i like my airport extreme
[13:49:56] <JT-Hardinge> dual-band N?
[13:50:48] <Optic> 5ghz and 2.4ghz 802.11N radios
[13:51:03] <Optic> if you're in a dense area, going on 5ghz can make a huge performance boost
[13:51:24] <JT-Hardinge> I'm in a dense area but it is trees not people :)
[13:51:42] <Optic> i can see 65 2.4ghz networks from my apartment :)
[13:51:58] <Optic> but only 4 5Ghz networks
[13:52:41] <JT-Hardinge> dang
[13:57:17] <JT-Hardinge> dang D-Link won't let me run the config wizard keeps saying I need to reset the router...
[13:59:45] <JT-Hardinge> and it is a new enough router to have N150 and N300 whatever that is
[14:00:35] <Optic> hmm
[14:00:53] <Optic> maybe they're all crap :)
[14:01:25] <Optic> i would pay $150-$200 for a router I think
[14:03:09] <JT-Hardinge> when I go to wally world to get another one it won't be a D-Link :/
[14:03:20] <Optic> my friend bought a $35 "TP-Link" wireless router and it makes his internet slow and crashes every 6 hours :)
[14:04:06] <Optic> i bought my sister one of hte new spaceship-looking linksys ones
[14:04:21] <Optic> I plugged it into her cable modem and configured it... that was about 2 years ago
[14:04:26] <Optic> and I haven't heard a peep about it since
[14:04:35] <Optic> she's never rebooted it or messed with it or anything
[14:07:10] <UncleG> Jeesh, I been working on this guys CNC for him and you just can't do ANYTHING with linux I don't know why you guys even waste your time with it.
[14:07:36] <Optic> you're in the wrong channel, try #troll
[14:07:45] <UncleG> LoLz just keeeding who did I get a rise out of?
[14:08:05] <UncleG> Oh Optic. Do you use the 5i20 mesa board?
[14:08:16] <Optic> nope, only parallel port for me
[14:08:32] <Optic> parallel port direct stepper control
[14:08:36] <UncleG> Nice, I did that about a year ago, moved up a lil bit 5i20 servo system
[14:09:05] <Optic> we're driving a laser cutter
[14:09:16] <UncleG> nice, stepper style?
[14:09:42] <Optic> yeah, it's an old ULS 25w that had toasted electronics, we replaced the brain with emc2
[14:09:55] <UncleG> nice
[14:10:09] <Optic> works great, but the toolchain for getting a drawing into gcode is total ass
[14:10:23] <Optic> the old brain had a windows printer driver, which was so easy :)
[14:10:39] <UncleG> dwg2gcode?
[14:11:01] <Optic> i've tried 'em all
[14:11:14] <Optic> personally i use qcad -> python dxf2gcode
[14:11:22] <Optic> friends use inkscape -> custom svg2gcode converter
[14:11:38] <UncleG> really? worked for me when I was using an etch asketch lol
[14:11:39] <Optic> I've been meaning to try cut2d, someone here suggested it
[14:12:08] <Optic> i tried sheetcam but I couldn't get it to run properly under my windows vm
[14:12:19] <Optic> it was doing something funny with directdraw
[14:12:50] <UncleG> How about Coreldraw?
[14:12:53] <Optic> I don't mind spending a couple hundred on a rock solid cam software, but I haven't found one yet
[14:13:01] <Optic> can coreldraw make gcode?
[14:13:06] <UncleG> yeah
[14:13:14] <UncleG> with a plugin
[14:13:17] <Optic> o rly :)
[14:13:18] <UncleG> dragon plugin
[14:13:19] <Optic> hehe
[14:13:38] <UncleG> http://www.worthytips.com/8532/convert-drawings-gcode-coreldraw.html
[14:13:46] <Optic> http://dragoncnc.com/
[14:14:39] <Optic> that's cool
[14:14:43] <UncleG> Whatevers clever
[14:14:58] <Optic> here's a page my friend wrote about our laser project
[14:14:59] <Optic> http://andrewkilpatrick.org/?p=laser_cutter
[14:16:37] <UncleG> pimp
[14:21:42] <UncleG> Let me know how that converter works for you when you get it tested im kinda curious~
[14:22:32] <Optic> yeah, I just have to find some coreldraw
[14:22:32] <Optic> hehe
[15:48:21] <pcw_home> Who needs to tune PID loops, let the loop tune itself:
[15:48:22] <pcw_home> http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=3D3A97875BF955686EABA15F564383E1?doi=
[15:49:56] <archivist> in an FPGA real soon ?
[15:50:28] <archivist> I look at those maths and run
[15:50:38] <pcw_home> Nah an HAL comp
[16:35:40] <skunkKandT> you have to add the pid.3 to a thread to have it output anything...
[21:56:10] <Jymmm> * Jymmm watches the tumbleweeds roll by... @ @ @ @ @ @ @
[21:57:40] <pfred1> Jymmm just so long as you're not rolling any of those weeds
[21:58:09] <Jymmm> pfred1: OF COURSE NOT! (That's what a bong is for =)
[21:59:01] <Jymmm> pfred1: http://0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/0/7/collegehumor.95fbaa50cd6a0f02995dddf7e5d7b0c3.jpg
[23:26:28] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLE4lzPcEo8
[23:26:38] <skunkworks> first movement is homing
[23:39:37] <skunkworks> (homing to index)
[23:41:54] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpz1tgTRyGc