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YEA! the concrete guy is coming tomorrow
in the ran/snow?
none due till Saturday
he is trying to get the footers for the shop addition poured tomorrow :)
his backhoe is broken so he is borrowing mine
who is "he"?
the concrete guy?
he has done all my concrete work since I moved to Swamp East Missouri
he does good quality work at a fair price but you have to wait a bit for him as he is usually booked up
thats totaly reasonable
that's what I thought
say goodnight Gracie
any cheap solutions for phoenix contact terminal block shorting bars? i found prices like 7 to 10$ for just a 10 terminal strip :(
yow Automation direct is cheaper, like 16$ for a strip of 24, this looks like a cash cow for somebody ( and they wont work with Phoenix anyway )
wtf is a phoenix contact terminal block?
a terminal block made by phoenix contact
[02:50:45] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=objyMqAHUNU
that's one big machine
hi, have installed correct the toolracked patch. when i use M06 T1. It pick up the tool. But how do i setup, that it automatic change the tool(release tool and pick up the new tool). Or is this normal that i use MO6 T1 to pick tool. and M06 T0 to release tool?
if you do m6 t1
and after that t2m6
then it put off tool 1 and get tool 2
YEA! concrete day :)
huh. I haven't heard of that holiday
it's special to Swamp East Missouri
the problem is you never know when it will be until the evening before when you get the call
like back when the Druids were the only ones who knew about eclipses
what a money maker that had to have been
yeah. the old "the gods are angry" trick
(used in many regions around the world)
[13:48:11] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=objyMqAHUNU
I saw that... cool
[14:01:26] <skunkworks> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYA5uEwLSTA
Nice! There is a lot going on there in that transfer ....
you arn't kidding ;)
Looks a little chilly in the shop... We had 9 degrees here this morning... I'm looking forward to January since it should be warmer! ;-)
it is 50 in the shop. (I like it at that temp)
50 isn't bad at all. The mid 40's is where it starts to bother me..
50 degrees is about perfect if I need to do some welding or other hotwork. :-)
Has there been any discussion of this phantom potential investor?
no "official" discussion, if that's what you mean
Hi Steve... I'm not sure I could distinguish official vs unofficial.. :-) Are you staying busy or does it slow down for you at this time of year?? My customers get goofy this time of year.. Many start acting like they have a mild case of ADD. ;-) It happens every year.
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2010-12-09.txt
heh, 70 starts feeling cold to me! I like 80+
must be a texas thing
could be, although I like it warmer than most :)
50 is about the limit of were I need a coat
(we keep our house at 60)
which is great in the winter... but sucks in the summer.
As the winter goes on I can handle it colder, but I sure like summer!
I love the fall weather 40-60 etc. If it never got above 70 I'd be fine with that.
We don't even turn our window air conditioner on until it's over 90 in the house.
just open the doors and use a little fan.
that is just crazy talk! ;)
But snow and ice are just a waste of my time... after the first snow that looks so "pretty" the thrill is gone after about 10 shovels worth...
I ski - so I have winter activities
I dive and boat, snow/winter/cold suck.
ratsnest and noise...another success :)
Oww looks like gut wrench/fingerpincher
those are pretty big servos for no belt guard
hello rizo, you have a question?
I have a problem when i starte the emc2. It reports that the Xlib extension "GLX" is missing. Any idea - i installed some GLX libraries, but no luck. This is what i get: http://pastebin.ca/2014874
what gfx card?
that means your opengl isn't working
this is usually due to incorrectly installing (or installing then trying to remove) the nvidia proprietary driver
if this is a fresh install, the easiest fix is to install again, and then don't install the nvidia restricted driver when it offers
or just 'dpkg -l | grep nvidia' and remove all mentioned packages :)
whoah! powered knee!
will try that, thank you
Hi, can someone help me with some PCB markings on the engraving bits?
possibly - not sure what you mean?
Thanks, I have some engraving bits and would like to know what the markings mean.
For example I have one that says S 0.50 - 8.1
is it a drill?
Yes, in these case an engraving bit.
guessing -- that might be 0.5 diameter and 8.1 length
yes pics would help I bet
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That's were I'm lost. The diameter is 3.175mm ~ 1/8" but then it has these markings. Now I have some 3 face engraving bits and some Flat bed engraving bits.
From what I have looked up, they should represent the length and tool tip, but I'm not sure. Now, they also have one letter before the numbers, so I would imagine they could represnt the angle, but I'm not sure.
skunkworks: how do I add those power pins to my "device" that can be "invoke"d?
Let me see if my camera has batteries so I can put a pic. Hold on please...... Be back in a moment.
newbie|3: it might be a secret that only the manufacturer knows...
newbie|3, if you can work out who made them then their literature could help
Sorry, the batteries are dead.
Yeah, these are from China, and there are no ther markings, as to find a logo or something.
I guess it'll just be a another mystery.
I would get them under a measuring microscope
I'd just measure the diameters with a dial caliper and forget about the rest
note the length would be to a reference plane that you may not be able to easily see
if they're small, have them unmounted (just in your hand) when measuring, or you will snap them off
yes, the length is not going to be useful unless they have depth rings, and then maybe still not
I tried that already. The problem I'm having is that for example for the 3 face bits, at least one of the numbres seem to correlate with the tip length. But in the case of the flat bits, it doesn't at all.
specially if a taper mount
Is there any ease way to know the angle of the bit?
it's easy to identify 90 and 60...
for me yes measuring microscope its non contact etc
other than that, not really
Ok, will try that. Thanks for all the help guys. Have a nice day.
I removed the driver and now emc works fine :) Thank you!
dual rotatable graticules++
cradek: apt based systems are very stable to user intervention :)
psha: until the user downloads and installs NVIDIA.run
skunkworks: in an eagle library (sorry)
heh, yes :)
ebay has some centering microscopes occasionally, Istema, Imea, Hirschmann and 3R ( reticle is ctrd on 20mm shank or to pallet ) usually made for sink edm
cradek: sorry - I have only made 1 or 2 packages.. I remember it being a pain and a long time ago.
i'm hanging on #opencv and most of problems for newcomers are from 'make install' and not using packages from repo :)
skunkworks: I know there's a trick -- just can't find it
centering microscope http://tinyurl.com/2u9t25u
psha moving from camview to opencv? ( i was just going to archive the opencv stuff)
opencv is used for some image processing
inside camview framework
if the tiny stuff can be moved ( you're not worried about breaking a setup ) then use a comparator http://tinyurl.com/2b6g5zh
are square steppers better than round steppers, in general?
probably no difference
woo. 22/5 internet on the way!
and only twice the price (for >10x the speed)
now to take over the world!
I think that needs the 50/10 service :)
Greetings One and All!
Any Mocca users here?
anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?......
it seems the answer is no
been diggin into the Mocca, it is darn cool concept, they use a IDE type of builder
based on pascal
the IDE is called Lazerus
it is set up like VS
So, what you upto Steve?
well, I just ordered internet access that would probably make you cry :)
doing anything cool? taking nude pics of East German Donjon Porn stars?
22Mbits down, 5Mbits up :)
yeap, I am totally GREEN
if I want to pay another $100/month, I can make that 50/10
I am considering getting a cable "Package" net/tv/voip etc.
yep, that's what I did
BTW - I almost pushed one o fthe pallets on the machine last night... (just had one little bit connected wrong)
that is what I got here
the base plan is $79/mo (for a year) for 1 voice line and 12/2 internet
avail, I am currently on Satelite and it SUCKS....... BAD
yep, I recall :)
(it goes up by $20 after 12 months, when the $20 discount wears off)
Steve: they sent me that letter also
for "buizness class"
I finally bit. been thinking about it for a couple of years
I did note that it was for BASIC cable
so, did you, or, are you going to upgrade to even faster?
actually, you can't get cable TV on a business plan at a residence (if that's what you're talking about)
22/5 is faster :)
what is 22/5 mean?
is that JUST internet only?
I added several things to the basic plan: 2 lines, 22 Mdown/5up, 5 static IPs
no, it's internet + 1 phone line
the letter I got, said, it was 79 for internet, cable TV base package, and VOIP
internet speed of 12 down, 2 up
yes, but there are some restrictions on cable service to home offices with commercial accounts
so perhaps I need to call them also
cable TV service that is
I got a Home Biz
whats the catch?
yeah, you can price all you want online, but you can't actually order
contract length maybe?
they say, a 2 year min here
minimum 2 year contract, discount only applies for the first year
20 dollar discount 1 year, goes up second year
I have a home business as well
but no TV on yours?
the "no TV" thing applies in exactly that case
I think there may be basic TV included anyway, but anything more needs a separate bill for the "home" service
so, I guess that means that I can only get internet/VOIP
you can still get cable, just not on the same bill (with the same discounts)
I AM SLOW......... but, at least I do Poor work!!!!
normally, cable would be included for free anyway (at a commercial location)
"consistently sets low standards, and fails to meet them"
feeling the love.......
feeling the pain
ohhh yea....... warm and fuzzy all over now....... nope, that is Dryer lint
well thanks for the heads up
other than the installation fee ($100-ish), you can get a full refund within 30 days foo
ok, who do you know on the "list" who I could pick thier brains on NML?
so I'm not canceling anything else until I see it work
send a message to the list
anyone who knows may answer
but send some (preferably specific) questions, not just "who can help me with NML"
I was going to try and dig into the Hal stuff to see how it was doing the NML
and mabey go from there
Got a "Flash Screen" running on linux
HAL and NML stuff are generally separate, except in the case of halui
they're for different aspects of the machine
I meant Halui
I know you know this, But........ I TOTALLY LOVE that darn "Updater" application, that thing is freaking awesome!!
Hey did you see that US robotic that Stuart and Seb did at the show?
saw the vid...... very nice.....
yeah. I even helped out a bit
Chris did a lot of it too
REALLY??? So, that explains where all those Swimsuit Models came from........
funny. I don't remember them
yea, I had to "interview" them, you know, just trying to do my part.....
BTW: That Other BIG guy sent me an email, saying he is still stuggling with his EMC machines
He gets very angry, very quickly
the guy with the Mesa stuff on plywood?
are we talking aram?
Yea, the plywood guy
I haven't noticed any questions on the mailing lists ...
I told him I had ordered the stuff from mesa: 5I20, two IO cards, and 1 "stepper" card (for a small stepper desktop R and D machine)...
Told him I got a small BP 2 running in my shop that had AB servos/drives on emc, and that REALLY pissed him off........
I think he has a "Technology" short in his mind.........
He wants me to come to his shop and help him, but, I would worry he may shoot me.......... :)
just kidding, been trying to talk him through some of the simple issues
and explain to him how to bring in the dual PID loop from his encodes on each axis, like stuart did
now - with the velocity pin added to the pid - do you really need 2 pid componants to do a dual loop?
(summed together like stuarts setup)
skunkworks, well, maybe
it's I that gets fed from the scale in Stuart's setup
1st pid on motor uses p and d, 2cd pid on table the i feeds back to the 1st pids i
you connect the encoder to PID 1 and use P and D (and maybe FF0/1), but no (
you connect the scale to PID 2 and use only I
you sum the two together with a sum component
I need an ACME screw for a cider press.
Can anyone recommend someone who will sell one cheap?
Also, can I get stainless screws so they don't rust?
passivate the screws after you get them
supluscenter, not direct
an acid treatment that gets rid of the exposed iron
I'd rather use stainless - it's easier to make it food safe.
were you asking if you could get stainless screws, or stainless screws that won't rust?
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buy a lump of stainless and machine your own acme screw
doesn't mcmaster carr sell acme stainless?
hint cider press
dont ask what 22/5 is, google it ( the answer you get is some biblical crossdressing reference :)
yea, verily. worship not the false idol of faster internet service
skunkworks, 3-3" and a few feet long
ish plus or minus a mile
would a ball screw work? lots of surplus large ball screws used in jacks
or does it have to be finer?
good evening, normaly feed is in mm/minuts, can write feed in meter/minut ?
skunkworks, part of it is the ability to clean the other is high force
I'm pretty sure I've never seen a cider press
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archivist: i had a rise and fall tank, it used acme rods to lift about 80 gallons of oil. one rod in each of 4 corners, synced with bicycle chain, lotsa force, not huge diameters
I was imagining something like http://www.thorogoods.com.au/img/world_cider_press.jpg
a bigger one http://www.yourdictionary.com/cider-press
yeah, he's stepping the force out from center with the 'crib' of wood pieces, the 4 screws could spread the force around too
heh, big wood screw, lotsa force there
diy plans http://www.van-vliet.org/dempseywoodworking/appleciderpress.shtml
1HP press http://yesteryearsnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/hintonciderpress141204.jpg
good evening, is can move the maschine with emc in meter/minut type f0.2 ?
couldn't change the input scale by 1000?
EMC only supports inch and mm units. feeds are inch/min or mm/min.
it's true you can lie about the scaling if you want, but you'll break the relationship between g20 and g21 if you do
minor detail. then your feeds would be in 1000ipm
cradek: did you see the pallet cycle? I am winning! :)
cradek more thanks for help
The size of the addition to the shop is set in stone now well concrete actually...
what a nice feeling
now you can put up walls - it goes very fast
I have the footer today, the slab will be tomorrow I hope
the most interesting part will be tying the new roof into the old roof, one is 26' trusses and the new is 32' trusses
both 6-12 pitch