#emc-devel | Logs for 2007-06-16

[11:45:20] <tomp> vid feed was dead at 6am CST
[13:59:44] <jepler> I've finished the window layout in glade, but all the logic remains to be written: http://emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/conf1.png http://emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/conf2.png http://emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/conf3.png http://emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/conf4.png http://emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/conf5.png
[14:00:51] <jepler> maybe in the next month or so I'll get around to finishing it
[14:00:51] <jepler> bbl
[14:00:58] <tomp> slick
[15:48:55] <DanielFalck> skunkworks: thanks for the report on the CNC zone web site
[15:49:29] <DanielFalck> and thank you guys for all the hard work! rigid tapping woo woo !
[15:50:23] <skunkworks> No problem
[15:51:27] <DanielFalck> what's happening now? I see they're back at it.
[15:51:39] <jepler> DanielFalck: not much
[15:51:43] <jepler> really today is a "wind down" day
[15:51:47] <jepler> soon we'll start packing stuff up
[15:53:27] <DanielFalck> It was funny watching the festcam. I really loved hitting the 600x button. Very interesting seeing groups of people come and go to see what you guys are doing.
[15:54:39] <DanielFalck> skunkworks: are you in the festcam picture?
[15:55:55] <skunkworks> yes - I am the one on your right - closest to the camera
[15:56:11] <skunkworks> on the portable
[15:57:02] <LawrenceG> hi skunkworks .... easy to find you with the striped shirt!
[15:57:09] <skunkworks> yes :)
[15:58:12] <LawrenceG> skunkworks: what is set up on your table? looks like lots of gear?
[15:59:13] <skunkworks> mostly it isn't my junk. I have a drive to the left of my that Ihave been making.
[15:59:45] <LawrenceG> servo, 3phase? stepper?
[16:00:25] <skunkworks> brushed
[16:00:29] <skunkworks> dc
[16:01:50] <LawrenceG> cool.... is that the fet h bridge design I have seen mentioned on the emc channel... I think jmk was involved
[16:02:30] <jmkasunich> wow, the movie is getting big
[16:02:36] <jmkasunich> 72Meg now
[16:02:52] <jmkasunich> (I regenerate it each morning, adding the previous day's frames)
[16:03:04] <jmkasunich> haven't uploaded it yet tho
[17:06:28] <rayh> jmkasunich: You around?
[17:07:36] <skunkworks> if you look at the cam.. ;) do you want me to get him?
[17:08:30] <rayh> I'll go ahead and describe what I'm doing and he can answer when he gets back to his box.
[17:08:39] <rayh> Hi skunk
[17:08:59] <DanielFalck> rayh: Hi Ray
[17:09:21] <rayh> Hi Dan
[17:09:51] <DanielFalck> you working on Smithy stuff?
[17:09:55] <rayh> Yep
[17:09:58] <Skullworks-PGAB> * Skullworks-PGAB is wondering what the min CPR for the spindle encoder would be for rigid tapping?
[17:10:50] <DanielFalck> rayh: did you guys come up with a QT gui for emc?
[17:10:50] <cradek> probably some hundreds would be best
[17:11:10] <cradek> this one is 360 so we have 1/4 degree resolution
[17:11:17] <Skullworks-PGAB> maybe a 250 line + index (1000 count quad)
[17:11:50] <rayh> Yes DanielFalck. We are nearly finished with connections between it and emc2 now.
[17:12:45] <cradek> 250 is probably enough, more couldn't hurt
[17:13:01] <cradek> 250 I bet you could even count with parport/software for tapping speeds
[17:14:30] <rayh> I installed a little repo'd mazak lathe a couple years ago. Program on it was rigid tapping at 4500 RPM
[17:14:54] <rayh> Never even got to speed before reversing.
[17:14:54] <DanielFalck> rayh: with EMC as the controller?
[17:15:15] <rayh> Nah. Mitts with Mazak software
[17:15:24] <DanielFalck> sorry, that was a couple years ago...
[17:16:31] <Skullworks-PGAB> Cradek : is there an error check to see if the tapping feed required is greater than max vel?
[17:16:51] <jmkasunich> hi rayh, whats up?
[17:17:07] <SWPadnos> hiya Ray
[17:17:22] <rayh> Hi John
[17:17:42] <rayh> I wrote an "or3.comp" and compiled in trunk.
[17:17:53] <SWPadnos> hey - I decided to stop in Ann Arbor on the way home
[17:18:10] <SWPadnos> I'll be there for most of the day Monday
[17:18:22] <rayh> Can I move that to /usr/*magma/modules/emc2 and run it in 2.1.6?
[17:18:43] <rayh> Great Steven. Need directions?
[17:19:00] <SWPadnos> I have the ones from the website, and google maps (for a few more hours :) )
[17:19:19] <SWPadnos> should I call Smithy if I have troubles?
[17:19:41] <rayh> That's all you need. Go to the end of the pavement, turn right and at the back of the building you'll see a Smithy visitor sign.
[17:19:44] <jmkasunich> rayh: it will probably work just fine - there are a few features in 2.2 comp that aren't in 2.1, if you used one of them you might get a syntax error
[17:19:56] <jmkasunich> jeff says if you do he'll be able to tell you how to avoid it very easily
[17:20:15] <rayh> This was a pretty simple hack. Add a pin and add it to the function.
[17:20:48] <jmkasunich> the most likely stumbling block will actually be the license line - I think that syntax changed
[17:20:52] <rayh> I did the comp to try to get round an issue with homing on limits and classic ladder.
[17:21:09] <rayh> I get random limit signals.
[17:21:30] <jmkasunich> give it a try, if you get a compile error, post the message and the comp, and jeff or I will figure it out
[17:21:35] <rayh> Ah that must be why I could not just run the command in the wiki page.
[17:22:50] <jmkasunich> if you started with the or2 component from 2.2, you will have to move the license line down below the ";;" marker that separates the header from the rest of the code
[17:22:58] <jepler> function _ nofp;
[17:22:58] <jepler> -license "GPL";
[17:22:58] <jepler> ;;
[17:22:58] <jepler> +MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
[17:22:58] <jepler> FUNCTION(_) { out = in0 || in1; }
[17:23:20] <jepler> in 2.2 you cvan write 'license' above the ";;". In 2.1 you have to write it below.
[17:23:30] <jepler> the advantage to the 2.2 way is that the license will be listed in the manual page
[17:23:50] <rayh> Okay. Message I got was some sort of search failed
[17:24:22] <jepler> if that change of MODULE_LICESENS doesn't solve it, paste me the full error
[17:24:37] <rayh> I saw that it generated a man.9 page for it. Great stuff guys.
[17:25:00] <rayh> I'll get back to that box in a bit.
[17:26:49] <jepler> wow I typoed that line pretty bad
[17:59:03] <SWPadnos> rayh: still around?
[18:01:54] <tomp> rayh: the new Smithy mills look real nice
[18:13:03] <tomp> on the brochure cover, you can see the Y axis motor mount ( NOT sticking out into your gut :)
[18:15:53] <rayh> tomp Right. The y motors are behind or under the column.
[18:17:14] <rayh> Hi SWPadnos. Yep I wandering in and out.
[18:23:05] <SWPadnos> ok. I think I Have the answer already - I read back
[18:23:32] <SWPadnos> I'll be there sometime tomorrow evening. I'm staying at the Hampton Inn about 5 miles from Smithy (don't remember the address)
[18:25:50] <SWPadnos> I'll have to leave early-ish on Monday. I think I want to split the driving to VT into two days, so I'll keep my original hotel reservation a little east of Cleveland for Monday night
[18:32:55] <rayh> Gotcha
[20:32:13] <awallin> any rigid-tapping videos available yet?
[20:33:21] <skunkworks> no videos that I know if
[20:33:22] <skunkworks> jof
[20:33:22] <skunkworks> of
[20:58:13] <skunkworks> looks like they may try to make a video. :)
[21:19:42] <jtr> By the grin on your face, looks like it turned out all right!
[21:20:50] <skunkworks> :)
[21:26:14] <jtr> Nice work, all. bbl - gotta run check out the ribfest downtown.
[21:26:34] <Skullworks-PGAB> EMC crew - gone Hollywood?"
[22:02:02] <DanielFalck> skunkworks: are they making a rigid tapping video?
[22:03:40] <skunkworks> they have made one so far.. it is not posted anywhere yet. They are going to make and even cooler one if it works
[22:03:41] <skunkworks> :)
[22:04:10] <Skullworks-PGAB> drill - toolchange - tap?
[22:04:33] <skunkworks> well
[22:04:43] <Skullworks-PGAB> (they have bragging rights for the ATC CL fix too.
[22:05:33] <skunkworks> there isn't enough tooling to drill and tap.. so they are going to make the hole by helically drilling the hole with a smaller mill
[22:05:54] <skunkworks> s/drilling/milling
[22:06:25] <Skullworks-PGAB> that works too
[22:59:01] <alex_joni> hi guys
[23:00:45] <rayh> Hi Alex
[23:01:11] <DanielFalck> hi alex_joni. I think all the guys in galesburg are looking at the machine right now
[23:01:21] <DanielFalck> rigid tapping and tool changing maybe
[23:01:53] <rayh> Hey I'm using my first wifi!
[23:02:14] <rayh> Not to overshadow rigid tapping
[23:02:42] <DanielFalck> hi rayh
[23:02:52] <alex_joni> rayh: congrats :P although rigid tapping seems a bit more interesting
[23:03:43] <rayh> It does, doesn't it.
[23:03:45] <jepler> rayh: does that mean you're off the dialup?
[23:04:05] <rayh> No I'm at a motel with only wifi.
[23:04:17] <skunkworks> aww
[23:04:20] <jepler> oh darn
[23:04:35] <rayh> Bettern nothing
[23:05:41] <jepler> later on we'll be uploading two videos of rigid tapping. the first one is just the tapping, from close up. the second is milling a helical hole, then a countersink with a second tool, and finally the rigid tapping. it shows the automatic tool changes as well -- all done with tool offsets
[23:07:35] <rayh> fantastic
[23:33:06] <alex_joni> night all