#emc | Logs for 2006-07-23

[01:42:07] <Jymmm> Hey jepler
[06:04:06] <Jymmm> cradek, Just thought these photos might be useful to you --> http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10877_11-1453-1.html
[06:06:59] <cradek> thanks, looks like nice photos
[06:13:09] <A-L-P-H-A> sup girls.
[06:13:45] <Jymmm> cradek, Yeah, I find that old picws help sometimes when working on projects =)
[06:30:28] <A-L-P-H-A> Jymmm, know of a php array function that would remove duplicates?
[07:12:18] <CIA-12> 03cradek 07HEAD * 10emc2/src/emc/rs274ngc/ (interp_convert.cc rs274ngc_errors.cc rs274ngc_return.hh): probing: allow rotary probe, remove minimum length restriction
[08:30:34] <robin_sz> A-L-P-H-A, does nto php have hashes? you can't get duplicates in a hash
[08:33:13] <A-L-P-H-A> robin_sz, we'll... it does.
[08:33:23] <A-L-P-H-A> I've got another method of doing it... messy, but works.
[08:33:31] <A-L-P-H-A> search the array, before inserting it.
[08:34:52] <robin_sz> ummm, as you say, messy. especially when it gets bigger ...
[08:36:31] <robin_sz> im afraid its screaming "hash" at me know ;)
[08:41:47] <harty> Hi all i am in the process of installing a encoder on my lathe and im trying to find out wich physical parallel port pins i need to use
[08:42:07] <robin_sz> errm ....
[08:42:18] <robin_sz> I think the naswer is "none"
[08:43:13] <robin_sz> you need some sort of motion card with an encoder input
[08:43:30] <harty> sorry for spindle
[08:44:02] <harty> to do treading
[08:44:06] <robin_sz> what software are you using, exactly ...
[08:44:38] <harty> emc2
[08:44:46] <robin_sz> ok
[08:44:48] <harty> not sure of the build
[08:46:01] <robin_sz> I have instantly forgotten who exactly wrote all the lateh support .. it is someone regualr on here though
[08:46:27] <robin_sz> the answer is certainly in the HAL config file though
[08:46:40] <harty> i think cradek i was talking with him the other day
[08:48:11] <harty> the hal file i have the spindle is simulated so it dosn't give me much info
[08:48:21] <robin_sz> ahh.
[08:48:49] <robin_sz> I must admit I had no idea it could be sync'd off the parallell port .. most interesting
[11:07:06] <anonimasu> hi
[11:13:41] <robin_sz> ho
[12:51:18] <jepler> harty: you can choose any three input pins to be the spindle encoder. Write a hal file that connects those pins to an 'encoder' component. Look at the nist-lathe.hal file, "Beginning of thread releated stuff". Contrary to the next comment, it all works properly.
[12:56:07] <harty> thanks jepler will take a look
[13:20:27] <roel01> hi 2 all
[13:23:04] <jepler> hello roel01
[13:24:37] <roel01> got a rare question
[13:25:40] <jepler> we rarely have answers
[13:25:47] <roel01> im trying to built a drumphoto plotter
[13:26:15] <jepler> that does sound unusual
[13:29:20] <roel01> :) now i have to convert bmp-tiff or gerber files to laser switch
[13:33:10] <jepler> I don't know anything about gerber files
[14:28:34] <CIA-12> 03cradek 07HEAD * 10emc2/configs/nist-lathe/nist-lathe.hal: clarifications
[14:29:15] <jtr> roel01: Jon Elson built one, but I don't know if he is making the design public.
[14:29:28] <jtr> roel01: see http://www.pico-systems.com/photoplot.html
[14:31:05] <roel01> i allready got lots off info from Jon
[14:31:44] <roel01> it works with a pdma card (isa) rare to find these days
[14:33:33] <Rugludallur> les_w: are you still looking for an airplane ?
[14:33:48] <Rugludallur> hmm he's not even here, lallalalala
[14:33:57] <Rugludallur> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=150012838631&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT
[14:57:52] <dave> toooo quiet am I really connected?
[14:58:41] <dave> OK... so can anyone tell me where to find docs/source for the adaptive feed stuff done at fest this year?
[15:01:03] <cradek> dave: I don't think there is any documentation
[15:01:20] <cradek> dave: there is a hal pin, I think it's motion.adaptive-feed, that takes a float from 0.0-1.0
[15:01:21] <Rugludallur> I think there is some in my the dallur sample config ..
[15:01:28] <cradek> adaptive feed is turned on and off with g50/g51
[15:05:07] <dave> I've searched for M50/M51 and not found anything.
[15:06:03] <cradek> ?
[15:06:18] <dave> mac says he gets motion for a bit and then it stops or slows down. I need to know how it is supposed to work.
[15:06:51] <cradek> I just said how it works ^^^
[15:07:13] <cradek> do you have more questions after reading that?
[15:07:49] <dave> yes... pos voltage give pos feed proportional to Vin and conversely?
[15:08:30] <cradek> the hal pin takes 0.0 (stop) to 1.0 (full specified feed)
[15:08:50] <cradek> how you hook that up to your analog inputs is up to you, there is lots of flexibility in hal
[15:09:33] <dave> thanks ... that may give me enough to test with.
[15:09:45] <cradek> great, you're welcome
[15:10:11] <dave> but then I'm a dummy os I often need a full roadmap. :-(
[15:10:40] <cradek> it's hard to describe all of hal in a few sentences like that, but for that there is good documentation to study
[15:10:43] <dave> Pete should test an simple edm today or at least soon
[15:10:53] <cradek> slick
[15:11:13] <cradek> at workshop several left excited about emc/edm but I haven't heard any success stories yet
[15:11:19] <cradek> maybe they will come soon!
[15:11:59] <dave> mac is still working on wire and adaptive feed.... he has been traveling a lot which cuts into the devel time
[15:12:21] <dave> I have most of the hardware built to do an edm.
[15:12:59] <dave> Pete has a straight analog comparator (well two) almost up and running ... where one comp is too_close
[15:13:25] <dave> and the other is too_far... and that simple adjusts the ram
[15:13:35] <dave> sm
[15:13:39] <dave> simply
[15:14:17] <dave> I will either go with Pete's approach to go adc for the too_far/too_close.
[15:14:38] <dave> the long term is to have a pulse system running under emc
[15:16:19] <dave> gotta run... it is supposed to go 105 here today. ugh!
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[18:13:52] <tomp> hello
[18:13:54] <cradek> cool, jepler's parport control byte input patch works on my emc computer
[18:13:57] <cradek> hi tomp
[18:16:24] <rayh> Hi tom
[18:16:40] <tomp> hi Chris Hi Ray
[18:19:10] <rayh> What you doing these days tomp?
[18:20:04] <tomp> finishing more fire sensors, got docs on ett8255 in english, a spansish 8 axis cnc for edm, staying alive
[18:21:12] <rayh> staying alive is good!
[18:22:16] <tomp> www.inavcnc.com, i'm in the movies
[18:23:36] <tomp> and retrofitting some Elox's, got 3kw motors from automation direct, dang heavy,to replace hydarulics
[18:23:39] <A-L-P-H-A> tomp, want a site redesign to help out the company image? www.firstfire.ca :)
[18:23:46] <tomp> PLEASE!!!!!
[18:24:01] <tomp> gawd you oughhta read the operators manuals
[18:24:17] <tomp> better ywt the inter=grators manuals
[18:24:20] <A-L-P-H-A> I hate reading through manuals... but I do anyways.
[18:24:52] <tomp> the movies were meant to be reports not press releases
[18:25:24] <A-L-P-H-A> tomp, check out the porfolio section of my site, if you're interested, give me a shout.
[18:25:46] <tomp> it hasnt loaded yet...
[18:26:25] <A-L-P-H-A> loaded here (not from cache) fine. :(
[18:26:42] <A-L-P-H-A> though the site is really really uncharacteristically slow
[18:26:51] <tomp> got it. I had an idea... put the machines & a web cam up in Barcelona to avoid all the crappy travel to orient... any thoughts?
[18:27:25] <tomp> like a tele-op demo mode?
[18:27:55] <A-L-P-H-A> tomp, you'd be hard pressed to get any alignment accuracy
[18:28:04] <A-L-P-H-A> unless you've got a super macro lense.
[18:28:51] <tomp> uh, I was thinking to demo a machne tool over web, let users see how easy it was to implement a contorl into thier existing hdwr.
[18:29:16] <tomp> but thats all way off topic, I'll look thru your site tho, nice look.
[18:29:53] <tomp> RayH, what are you up to?
[18:30:17] <rayh> Sitting home working on a couple of projects.
[18:30:34] <tomp> is emc going to be at IMTS? :-)
[18:30:48] <rayh> Not that I know. You going?
[18:31:09] <tomp> just visiting, showing is big $$$
[18:31:40] <rayh> Right.
[18:31:59] <rayh> And the third level basement across the street is not the most attractive.
[18:39:15] <tomp> bbl
[19:15:51] <CIA-12> 03cradek 07HEAD * 10emc2/src/hal/drivers/hal_parport.c: an experimental mode with 8 outputs and 9 inputs
[19:15:58] <Jymmm> Jymmm is now known as Jymmmm
[19:34:26] <giacus> halo
[19:35:11] <giacus> alex_joni: hello
[19:39:08] <giacus> http://www.giacus.org/photo/hobby/surici2/index.html
[19:39:21] <giacus> my 'last job' :D
[19:39:44] <giacus> how are the holidays going ?
[19:40:27] <giacus> oh.. I also seen Bob Dylan concert on 20 jule :)
[19:40:43] <ValarQ> giacus: that page worked pretty bad
[19:41:00] <giacus> hi ValarQ, why ?
[19:41:20] <giacus> O.T. ?
[19:41:22] <ValarQ> giacus: the links on the page seems to be bad
[19:41:35] <giacus> http://www.giacus.org/photo/hobby/surici2/img002.jpeg
[19:41:47] <giacus> strange, it work for me
[19:44:00] <giacus> btw, fishing a bit in these days..
[19:44:30] <giacus> planning a night fishing for tomorrow
[19:44:36] <ValarQ> oh, it is using some javascript instead of links
[19:45:28] <giacus> uh ? never used javascript ..
[19:45:55] <giacus> look at the page source !
[19:46:27] <giacus> album generator is gthumb
[19:46:43] <ValarQ> that onclick="window.location.href='img000.jpeg.html'"
[19:46:54] <ValarQ> is considered javascript by my browser
[19:47:08] <ValarQ> or ecmascript or whatever it should be called
[19:47:31] <giacus> uhm.. you're right then
[19:51:47] <giacus> ValarQ: right the link (only the first) seems to be broken :(
[19:52:16] <giacus> I should check a bit of things around my website and update few pages..
[19:52:31] <giacus> got no time right now! this is time for fun
[19:52:58] <giacus> wonderful weather in these weeks
[19:59:24] <CIA-12> 03jepler 07HEAD * 10emc2/src/hal/utils/halcmd.c: restore prompt for scriptmode
[20:00:06] <CIA-12> 03jepler 07HEAD * 10emc2/tcl/bin/halshow.tcl: fix for error: Error in startup script: node "sig+XYZvel" already exists
[22:24:32] <K4ts> hello