#emc | Logs for 2006-11-25

[00:33:44] <Rugludallur> im off to bed, gn
[16:20:55] <anonimasu> hm
[16:24:29] <anonimasu> anyone here?
[16:38:18] <skunkworks> so our spindle has like 16 gears. I think it would be cool to have emc2 automatically pick the gear that works for the s speed selected. Seems doable. The way it was programed before is you just gave it a s word according to which gear you wanted. Now that there is a vfd on the spindle - we should be able to pick spindle speed by rpm.
[16:39:54] <CIA-8> 03jepler 07HEAD * 10emc2/docs/man/man3/rtapi_module_param.3rtapi: there is no 'num' parameter to the non-array parameter macros
[16:45:43] <cradek> skunkworks: the mazak automatically switches gears depending on the programmed spindle rpm (s word)
[16:50:41] <anonimasu> hm, I'll be altering my displacement later according to speed and VFD..
[16:51:13] <anonimasu> should be doable :9
[16:51:28] <skunkworks> cradek: cool
[16:51:37] <SWPadnos> I'll be altering my displacement with breakfast :)
[16:51:54] <skunkworks> I just altered my displacement.
[16:52:15] <skunkworks> :)
[16:52:59] <cradek> skunkworks: it even has hysteresis because the two gear ranges overlap
[16:53:00] <SWPadnos> bbiab - the wife just called me up for food :)
[16:53:16] <anonimasu> lol
[16:53:16] <anonimasu> )
[16:53:17] <anonimasu> :)
[16:58:31] <robin_z> SWPadnos: sounds great ... unless ... you happen to be a praying mantis
[17:01:23] <anonimasu> http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_sharpirrange.shtml
[17:12:48] <anonimasu> wrong place
[17:20:25] <SWPadnos> robin_z, yes, or almost any type of spider
[23:54:55] <ChrisSmo> anyone home?
[23:55:52] <anonimasu> YES
[23:55:59] <anonimasu> sorry, about the caps :)
[23:56:03] <ChrisSmo> heh
[23:56:47] <ChrisSmo> ok, i am just configuring my emc system. i've checked the docs, but i can't seem to find where the INI file(s) are located
[23:57:00] <ChrisSmo> it must be so obvious i can't see it
[23:57:22] <anonimasu> /etc/emc/sample_configs/
[23:57:24] <cradek> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?CustomizingConfigsOnUbuntu
[23:57:50] <anonimasu> err /etc/emc2/ it is..
[23:58:09] <cradek> but don't try to edit those. read the wiki page
[23:58:45] <ChrisSmo> right, i am making a copy now, thanks!
[23:59:52] <ChrisSmo> i copy the entire folder, say stepper?