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jt - still working on it
works open loop but still ironing out closed loop
Okay, I was doing some drilling operations with my CNC.. (Drilling holes in my spoiler board to be exact).. and right at the end of each hole.. it would kinda "pop" a little.. after it was done, I looked at the holes and they're a little out of round.. I'm trying to figure out if my dust shoe was causing too much resistance when it got that far down or what...
OK, SPINDLE WORKS AS WELL AS IT EVER DID IN CLOSED LOOP NOW
but 300 rpm still says 170 on the drive lcd
and 200 says 50
but 500 and up are witihin 20 rpm
thinking i need to work in the drive'
can I watch the wave of the spindle encoder in halmeter?
as in seeing a,a-, b,b-, etc
it looks like the pid is doing nothing
have to figure out why
when I try to load a mux16 or time it crashes on load saying it can't find that component
but says version 2.4.26 screen says 2.4.6
so what version am I running?
open Emc2 is the Best...
but still not as good as http://zombo.com/
Is there a way to "nest" Mach3 has ability to clone a part so you can cut multiple out at one time.. how do you do this in emc?
ask 12 hours later :)
Yea. I know. it's 2am here.. and I'm bored..
channel is not very active at 7:00 UTC :)
Connor, a subroutine in your Gcode
I was lasering some thing cardboard and without realizing it I set off the smoke alarm across the room. oooops!
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figured you guys might want a laugh at my first CNC project
done with emc of course
it's about a half inch across
and eaten way too many < 1mm milling bits
what is the material?
I want to do silver at some point in the future
ooh, copper is very nasty to cut
but copper is a nice soft metal dfor me to prototype on
copper is sticky
and work hardens
hah, I sabotaged myself then?
you will have much better luck with brass
brass is better to learn on
I would have preffered brass too :-P
I started with US quarters
I'm not sure what they're made from
and having seen that pic, was the design symetric
no it wasn't
it was explicitly designed not to be symmetric
oh, and the bit cut out on the right side of the "cheek" is a design error
not a cnc issue
im looking for machene errors
honestly, I snapped my last milling bit
so I just let the rest of the design run with the snubby end
which iks why everything looks concave
so I need a source of cheaper bits (my local tool shop will bankrupt me at my current rate)
and to move away from copper
depth of cut may be too large for your set up
m still learning
still very, very new to this
trying to think more like a machineist and less like a programmer
Although I do see me writing some gcode software in the near future
just looking for a "back plotter" for linux
I did however successfully manage to mill my first pcb
what do you mean by "back plotter"
well, first successful one to be more accurate :-)
emc in sim mode is much better than any program that's not emc for previewing gcode that will run on emc
^^ there already is a backplotter
itds called emc
by backplotyter I mean something that will show me what will happen to the material
I see the toolpaths in emc for sure
I should probably eat the manual more
btw, I appreciate the LaTeX ;-)
there are a few things around to show material removal but they are incomplete at the moment
simulated stock removal, aka 'nerf stock', some work had been done, search archives, search for stuff like voxels
after a while you kind of learn to see it from the tool paths...
makes sense to me