#emc | Logs for 2010-01-08

[00:00:02] <bill20r3> hk is made entirely of led's, isn't it?
[00:00:17] <Jymmm> except when they ship them REGISTERED MAIL - bastards
[00:32:13] <lilalinux> lilalinux is now known as lilalinux_away
[01:03:04] <tom3p> on parport pins that result in emitting a signal (like parport.0.pin-01-out) ... are they pins of type 'in' to hal? (they receive data)
[01:20:58] <tom3p> true ^^^
[01:24:49] <tom3p> pins named out are type in, pins named out are type in.
[01:24:50] <tom3p> now how to read a list of strings in python and from it make another reduced list of ~'string count=n' for the hal file
[02:04:44] <skunkworks> who ever made this should be shot.
[02:04:46] <skunkworks> http://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/CUI%20Inc%20All%20Brands%20PDFs/DIP_switch_settings.pdf
[02:06:22] <cradek_> funny. took me a minute to find the punchline.
[02:06:33] <skunkworks> heh
[02:06:34] <skunkworks> 0 = On, 1 = Off
[02:06:51] <cradek_> my underscore is back again
[02:06:58] <cradek_> cradek_ is now known as cradek
[02:07:44] <skunkworks> lets just say - the motor spins for a long time when the encoder is set to 48 and the scale is set to 81920
[02:13:32] <cradek> the max rpm on those is pretty exciting
[02:13:40] <cradek> maybe I should try one on my spindle.
[02:13:51] <skunkworks> yes. - and so far it seems to work ;)
[02:14:08] <tom3p> gEDA2hal http://imagebin.ca/view/FHcnel.html automated into http://pastebin.ca/1742199 ( more python to go )
[02:14:17] <cradek> 1024 / 15krpm would be slick
[02:14:41] <cradek> I think 7500 rpm is not quite enough
[02:14:53] <skunkworks> you could rigid tap those 1/4 100 holes at 15k ;)
[02:15:24] <skunkworks> for $29 you get and encoder with index.. that is just scary
[02:15:43] <Jymmm> why?
[02:15:53] <skunkworks> scary cheap
[02:16:03] <Jymmm> ah
[02:16:05] <cradek> half the price of very cheap encoders
[02:16:17] <skunkworks> that don't have index
[02:17:57] <skunkworks> tom3p: pretty neat
[02:18:14] <tom3p> thx, need to learn more python string mangling
[02:18:50] <Jymmm> I swear, if I have to label more stuff like this I'm gonna get one of those PC connected labelers!
[02:19:09] <tom3p> i got a shrink tube one, its nice
[02:19:16] <skunkworks> we have a brother labelers that works sweet.
[02:19:25] <Jymmm> 20 minutes to label 8 LED's - that's pathetic
[02:19:35] <Jymmm> skunkworks: the USB one?
[02:19:58] <skunkworks> yes
[02:20:00] <cradek> get a sharpie?
[02:20:23] <Jymmm> cradek: two lines, 3/8 tall label
[02:20:42] <Jymmm> I can't write that small clearly
[02:21:27] <Jymmm> 5mm GRN 3.1-3.2V 15000mcd 25deg
[02:21:27] <Jymmm> ebay: giorgio11185 2009-12-16
[02:21:40] <Jymmm> that's a lot to write by hand
[02:22:04] <tom3p> whats the cheap encoder with index?
[02:23:37] <skunkworks> tom3p: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=102-1307-ND
[02:24:12] <skunkworks> Capacitive
[02:24:34] <tom3p> skunkworks: thx, the ones with the pretty collets from awallin: nice]
[02:24:48] <skunkworks> yes
[02:24:59] <skunkworks> http://electronicsam.com/images/KandT/pcbmill/bldcenc1.jpg
[02:25:01] <tom3p> heh, label them 'a' and have a picec of paper with what 'a' means
[02:31:53] <tom3p> yes good price 8192 counts at 7500 rpm
[02:34:32] <tom3p> nice mounting on the bldc skunk
[04:03:43] <dksoba2> The hard disk on my EMC computer is failing. Is it possible to install EMC onto a USB drive and run it from there? I don't need to copy my current install, a fresh install is fine.
[04:04:05] <cradek> yes it's possible on some motherboards to boot from usb
[04:04:26] <cradek> or use a CF card on one of those IDE adapters - that will work on any machine, and may be easier to set up
[04:10:30] <dksoba2> cradek, Thanks. I think I can just install it right to the USB drive from the ubuntu install. Hopefully my latency tests will still be good...
[04:11:26] <cradek> I know some folks have gotten it to work -- I did not, when I tried (some time ago)
[04:11:38] <cradek> I'd use a CF-to-IDE if I tried again. I know those work because I've put them in several laptops.
[04:11:48] <cradek> (but they're super slow)
[04:12:02] <cradek> personally I use a hard disk and back up my configuration. who cares if it only lasts 5 years.
[04:12:34] <cradek> a consumer grade usb stick (and I'm sure there's no other kind) probably won't last longer than that either
[04:12:57] <cradek> heh did you want some opinions? I've sure got a lot of them.
[04:22:44] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[04:58:44] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[06:14:02] <isssy> hi all
[06:35:39] <Dannyboy> so I got it working!
[06:35:48] <Dannyboy> emc2 is pretty shweet
[07:32:52] <tom3p> gEDA4hal progress, some comps working, some python script generating 'hal' file http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?HalSchematicsUsingGschem
[08:21:44] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[09:01:45] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[09:17:01] <lilalinux_away> lilalinux_away is now known as lilalinux
[12:03:50] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[12:17:45] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[14:09:57] <Jymmm> Mornin Folks!
[14:16:16] <skunkworks_> Good Mornin!
[14:16:23] <skunkworks_> TGIF
[14:18:11] <Jymmm> Ok, who was loking for a 7" touch screen... http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=32664&adid=8793488&subid=28007857&type=
[14:26:00] <Jymmm> skunkworks_: Alright, I'll bite... what's good about it?
[14:30:54] <skunkworks_> it is friday.... that is all I got..
[14:31:05] <skunkworks_> biab
[14:43:22] <alex_joni> skunkworks_: it sure has been
[14:43:28] <alex_joni> friday ;)
[14:45:18] <skunkworks_> I closed the loop on the mesa -> amc bldc drive -> Keling bldc servo -> capasitive encoder -> emc2 Seemed to work.
[14:46:29] <alex_joni> cool
[14:47:48] <skunkworks_> (after I figured out what I did wrong with the encoder...) 48 line is a lot different than 2048. ;)
[14:48:13] <alex_joni> only 20 ;)
[14:49:43] <skunkworks_> heh
[14:50:11] <cradek> I can't imagine how you could mess up those switches, considering how you had that very clear data sheet
[14:50:19] <skunkworks_> exactly!
[14:50:30] <alex_joni> cradek: I'm sure he messed the emc2 config, not the switches
[14:50:44] <skunkworks_> alex_joni: no...
[14:51:01] <cradek> haha
[14:51:05] <cradek> alex_joni: did you see the datasheet?
[14:51:08] <alex_joni> skunkworks_: well..it was about time ;)
[14:51:13] <alex_joni> cradek: yeah..*ugh*
[14:52:26] <skunkworks_> ;)
[14:56:54] <Jymmm> skunkworks_: Well, if that's all ya got... Coulda been friday off and en route to [insert fun place here]
[14:57:49] <skunkworks_> heh - car-pooled with the wife today... would have to walk...
[14:57:51] <alex_joni> s/[insert fun place here]/work/
[14:58:18] <Jymmm> alex_joni: so you have friday off and you are gong to work?! you sick bastard!
[14:58:24] <Jymmm> going
[14:58:36] <alex_joni> I had the week off, and I went to work:/
[14:59:31] <Jymmm> sorry to hear that
[15:00:18] <alex_joni> it was fun
[15:00:23] <Jymmm> ?
[15:00:33] <skunkworks_> well - when you work with robots all day... I might even go to work on my days off.. ;)
[15:03:00] <Jymmm> If anyone is interested... 7.3 x 3.9 x 2" http://www.excesssolutions.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=ES5324
[15:05:37] <Jymmm> Might work for Parker OEM650/OEM750's
[15:05:43] <Jymmm> or gecko's
[15:38:16] <tom3p> hal info auto-generated from gEDA schematic http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/uploads/newsyms-8jan2010.halmost
[15:47:35] <skunkworks_> http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95045
[15:51:47] <Jymmm> remind me to never ever even THINK abot building one of those
[15:52:30] <skunkworks_> think it would take you over the edge?
[15:52:38] <Jymmm> ?
[15:53:20] <Jymmm> I think the results are a POS
[15:56:49] <tom3p> when the parts have no mating surfaces, and are connected by long stove bolts, i suppose they're ok
[15:57:40] <Jymmm> just the really rough edges/layers
[16:00:26] <Jymmm> The sugar printers are pretty cool, but the plastic DIY ones (like that video) crap-o-matic
[16:00:54] <skunkworks_> I think some are better than others.
[16:01:28] <Jymmm> I like the concept, but haven't seen that lives up to that.
[16:01:54] <Jymmm> I like the concept of CSS too, but it's jsut shit imo
[16:02:05] <archivist> ive seen the result of a sintered metal printer, pretty good
[16:02:52] <Jymmm> archivist: DIY or Pro machine?
[16:02:59] <archivist> pro
[16:04:04] <Jymmm> archivist: Yeah, powder is easily transformed into shapes. I think I've seen a couple of those (aren't they kinda hollow like lava)
[16:04:39] <Jymmm> low density and porous
[16:04:42] <archivist> near solid and usable
[16:04:47] <Jymmm> ah ok
[16:05:05] <archivist> varies
[16:05:42] <Jymmm> I still think the sugar printer is the coolest
[16:06:37] <Jymmm> Come on, can't get any better than a 50lb bag of sugar for $16 and have soem fun
[16:06:53] <archivist> ink jet and starch make pretty coloured solids
[16:07:18] <Jymmm> never seen/heard of that
[16:07:32] <Jymmm> other than starch molds for candy
[16:08:50] <archivist> I have a ball bearing made from it
[16:09:14] <Jymmm> so, ink is jetted on starch?
[16:09:56] <archivist> yes then add a layer of starch rinse repeat
[16:11:01] <Jymmm> what is the results? Like chalk?
[16:11:39] <archivist> a hard solid
[16:12:07] <Jymmm> like school chalk?
[16:12:17] <archivist> harder than that
[16:12:47] <Jymmm> Hmmm, never knew starch got that hard
[16:13:19] <archivist> depends on any added binder/glue
[16:13:54] <Jymmm> true, never knew ink was that hard either =)
[16:14:32] <archivist> its just a water plus color in that application iirc
[16:18:02] <archivist> you should read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
[16:18:41] <MarkusBec_away> MarkusBec_away is now known as MarkusBec
[16:28:39] <tom3p> 5k$, workvolume 5"x5"x5", 3d printer with nice looking example parts http://www.desktopfactory.com/our_product/
[16:31:29] <tom3p> heh already bought out by anther group 3dsystems
[17:27:01] <lilalinux> lilalinux is now known as lilalinux_away
[17:31:25] <lilalinux_away> lilalinux_away is now known as lilalinux
[17:33:54] <Dannyboy> has anyone used a usb / parallel port adaptor with EMC2?
[17:34:11] <frallzor> its no good
[17:34:18] <frallzor> dont think about it =)
[17:34:49] <Dannyboy> :(
[17:35:00] <Dannyboy> how am I gonna use one of those jogging control thingies :o
[17:35:47] <Dannyboy> so a PCI parallel port adaptor is chill though...
[17:39:45] <ries> Dannyboy: I am by no means a guru, but you want a USB thingies just to jog your machine?
[17:40:28] <Dannyboy> more like... I got one of these cool MPG Pendant things from a friend
[17:40:35] <Dannyboy> and I want too hook it up :P
[17:40:36] <Dannyboy> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Hooking_Up_A_MPG_Pendant
[17:40:41] <Dannyboy> so I was curious
[17:41:35] <ries> I am by no means a guru, never done it or thought about it... but as long as you want to read some signals, then realtime shouldn't be a issue there... but the guru's here can confirm
[17:43:17] <Dannyboy> maybe I should see if I can borrow a USB/Parallel thingy from a friend
[17:44:32] <Dannyboy> that way when it inevitably fails, I won't be sad for buying stuff
[17:45:27] <bill20r3> they're like $10, worth a test I suppose.
[17:45:48] <cradek> it won't work
[17:45:57] <bill20r3> I seem to recall being told that some don't bring out all the pins.
[17:46:12] <Dannyboy> well I'm already using a laptop
[17:46:33] <cradek> if you want to play with it until you get your pci parport card, you could run a simulated machine with it on your one parport
[17:47:56] <Dannyboy> interesting
[17:57:19] <akafubu> I'm told emc is available only for Ubuntu 8.04, why can it not work with higher versions?
[17:57:38] <cradek> you can compile it on any linux system you want. you also need to build rtai and a realtime kernel.
[17:58:08] <cradek> ubuntu 8.04 is the current LTS (long term service) release and that's why we build our packages for it.
[18:01:51] <akafubu> ty cradek
[18:03:36] <danimal_garage> mornin
[18:23:58] <skunkworks_> you now what works great to take metal shavings off of a bldc rotor? masking tape.
[18:34:33] <danimal_garage> i heard a demagnetiser works pretty well too
[18:34:42] <danimal_garage> :)
[18:41:39] <MarkusBec> MarkusBec is now known as MarkusBec_away
[18:41:57] <skunkworks_> one of the keling motors had swarf in it.
[18:42:17] <skunkworks_> what do you expect for 50 dollars...
[18:42:58] <archivist> flames
[18:46:02] <EbiDK> EbiDK is now known as EbiDK|AWAY
[18:49:29] <frallzor> death
[18:58:31] <danimal_garage> haha
[19:15:12] <GonMD> just a quick question. i had a thought last night. anyone used plaster of paris as a machining material before?
[19:15:22] <GonMD> i plan on trying it out today.
[19:15:49] <bill20r3> sounds messy & bad for your motors.
[19:15:56] <bill20r3> but let me know how it works.
[19:16:28] <frallzor> plaster of paris?
[19:16:40] <frallzor> Paris Hilton brand of plaster? :P
[19:18:28] <GonMD> lol. i was gonna let it dry out completely. thing is, MDF is just as messy, and alot finer of dust. id imagine that would hurt the motors as much, or more so.
[19:19:06] <GonMD> i dont know. i was just thinking about materials to try out before dropping loads of cash on stuff like precision board and rennshape and the like
[19:19:26] <frallzor> rennshape is the shit
[19:19:28] <GonMD> my father suggested also trying out balsawood
[19:19:51] <danimal_garage> i use metal :)
[19:19:59] <frallzor> go wild and get rennshape, its kickass
[19:20:00] <bill20r3> balsa dust is super-super fine, & gets everywhere.
[19:20:36] <GonMD> well, id like to use metal, but getting a 2'x3' billet is pretty pricey and heavy, and if i screw up, its an expenisive paperweight
[19:22:37] <GonMD> i also found a place to buy machining foam, medium hardness. 65$ for a 2'x3'x6" block. not bad, but i havnt seen how it machines yet.
[19:27:25] <GonMD> i do have high hopes for plaster of paris though. cheap. just hope it holds some detail. first block im making is 4"x4"x1"
[20:07:30] <GonMD> also stumbled across this. dont know if you guys have seen/used it yet. http://cnc.craftorian.com/micropath/
[20:10:22] <skunkworks_> GonMD: emc has a image to gcode filter built in
[20:11:05] <GonMD> i know it does. however, there is something to be said for trying out many types of software to see what suits what operator best.
[20:11:33] <GonMD> i didnt see that one on the emcwiki sofware page, so i thought id post it up.
[20:11:36] <cradek> unfortunately it looks like it's nagware
[20:12:18] <cradek> also, runs on windows
[20:13:22] <cradek> The software may be used for non commercial uses only unless licensing for such purposes
[20:13:25] <cradek> are prearranged with the software developers and authors.
[20:13:37] <cradek> ^ also, it has weird restrictions in its EULA
[20:14:13] <GonMD> okay okay :p
[20:14:21] <cradek> bleh :-)
[20:15:14] <GonMD> on another note, i am really digging Cut3D. though ill have to wait awhile to buy it.
[20:18:36] <skunkworks_> I want one of these in the garage.. http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96662
[20:27:22] <skunkworks_> cradek: you should correct jone - you had your lathe setup with +/-5 steps of resolution if I remember correctly.. :) seem to work well. (when you it was running directly from the printer port)
[20:28:39] <skunkworks_> actually - you don't have to correct him.. I didn't read it right ;)
[20:29:29] <cradek> oh pwm resolution? yeah it was +-5 or 7 or so, I don't remember for sure
[20:29:42] <cradek> it worked, but of course it tuned better when I put the pluto in there
[20:30:26] <skunkworks_> heh
[20:42:16] <Jymmm> what is that in the middle of the panduit X Y Z... http://cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96955&d=1262923411
[20:42:54] <Jymmm> right below the drives
[20:44:23] <skunkworks_> heh - no clue.
[20:44:53] <skunkworks_> tuning pots? Enable switches? ;)
[20:45:16] <Jymmm> mounted on plastic panduit cover?
[20:45:31] <skunkworks_> I didn'
[20:45:34] <skunkworks_> heh
[20:45:47] <skunkworks_> I could ask
[20:46:08] <Jymmm> it looks like A/B/C switches
[20:46:55] <Jymmm> I see all those wires coming in from the right side in the panduit
[20:48:00] <skunkworks_> A good percentage of those go up though
[20:48:30] <Jymmm> 2 red exiting on the left, but 4 coming in on the right at least.
[20:54:46] <GonMD> so i used Meshcam to make a toolpath for a model. its 4"x4"x1" export the gcode to .nc load it up in emc, and the scaling is now .16"x.16" any ideas why?
[20:55:13] <frallzor> yummy, my xp-install is finally slipstreamed
[20:56:59] <LawrenceG> GonMD sound like a metric conversion 4"/25.4 = 0.157... make sure you have G20 or G21 as needed in the begiing of the gcode file
[20:59:13] <Jymmm> frallzor: used nlite?
[20:59:28] <frallzor> indeed
[21:00:02] <GonMD> heh. me < is aboard the fail boat. thanks for spotting that...
[21:00:05] <frallzor> having som issues with installing xp on my new used comp so im making a cd with its drivers and getting usb cdrom and not using usbstick anymore =)
[21:00:08] <frallzor> *Some
[21:00:34] <frallzor> next step is linux, it does not like this units usb
[21:01:36] <frallzor> http://buildlog.eu/build.php?build=45 my baby, the last 2 pics =)
[21:02:07] <frallzor> the $100 computer perfect for cnc
[21:04:35] <Jymmm> skunkworks_: Dude, I want to buy #888888
[21:05:40] <cradek> "touchscreen, 1.3GHz P3" = perfect for EMC2/touchy
[21:06:16] <frallzor> I think so atleast :P
[21:10:21] <skunkworks_> Jymmm: ?
[21:12:37] <skinnYPuP> I use my tablet to run my headless machine
[21:14:15] <GonMD> "Got a CNC Router ? Theres an app for that..."
[21:14:20] <skinnYPuP> lol
[21:15:19] <danimal_garage> well i got my braking resistors
[21:15:36] <danimal_garage> i think they're big enough, 2kw each :)
[21:16:07] <frallzor> a bit on the small side isnt it?
[21:16:23] <danimal_garage> yea, well i hate to be excessive
[21:16:42] <danimal_garage> they weight like 20lbs each
[21:16:47] <danimal_garage> 2 of them
[21:17:11] <danimal_garage> found them at the local electrical surplus yard
[21:17:15] <frallzor> well those small ones doesnt weigh much no =)
[21:17:23] <danimal_garage> $10 each
[21:18:28] <danimal_garage> i only needed them to handle 1200watts, but this is all they had
[21:18:46] <danimal_garage> i figured the bigger they are, the less heat they'll generate
[21:19:23] <danimal_garage> which is important, i dont really need any red hot resistors here in the middle of summer
[21:21:32] <Jymmm> skunkworks_: http://www.electronicsam.com/
[21:23:26] <skinnYPuP> that is hillarious Jymmm
[21:26:22] <skunkworks_> Jymmm: ah - duh. forgot all about that.
[21:26:46] <skunkworks_> old javascript school project.
[21:26:52] <danimal_garage> they had a little sony circuit board making machine at the surplus yard
[21:26:54] <Jymmm> =)
[21:27:14] <danimal_garage> 3 axis
[21:27:33] <skinnYPuP> Agave is a neat html color pallet prog in the repo
[21:27:48] <danimal_garage> would make a neat little emc machine, although it was working as is
[21:28:38] <danimal_garage> they're asking 800 for it, but i bet they'd take 500
[21:29:29] <Jymmm> got pics?
[21:29:51] <danimal_garage> na, i didnt take any, but i can next time i go
[21:29:58] <danimal_garage> i'll see if i can find some online
[21:30:03] <danimal_garage> it was in great shape
[21:30:11] <danimal_garage> had the spindle and everything
[21:31:20] <danimal_garage> eh, cant find any pictures
[21:32:16] <skinnYPuP> http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/05/video-articulate-this-chainlink-4x4-is-frighteningly-awesome/
[21:32:25] <skinnYPuP> doh wrong channel
[21:32:54] <danimal_garage> it was a small desktop unit, c frame type, with the y axis in the table, and the x/z axis in the c frame
[21:33:10] <danimal_garage> maybe 8x8" travel
[21:33:40] <danimal_garage> i thought about buying it to do engraving with
[21:38:02] <danimal_garage> if anyone is interested, let me know and i can get more info
[21:39:34] <GonMD> i am getting at the end of my rope. okay, long rant. My machine is 2'(x)x3'(y)x6"(z) under stepconf, i specify the measurements are to be in inches. so on the table travel i put in 24.0 for x 36.0 for Y and 6.0 for Z. now when i boot up emc, and move the X axis all the way over to its travel, it has only move a tiny fraction of the way on the red soft limits box in the main display. now i can set it for lower numbers to get the soft limits to work, but then al
[21:39:34] <GonMD> models i load up, are severly out of scale. ideas? im really getting close to my tollerance of this machine
[21:40:57] <bill20r3> sounds like your steps:inch setting is off.
[21:41:59] <GonMD> the guy i bought the machine from said to set that at 4k. that seems a bit high to me, but im still learning about this. he said that number was non negotiable
[21:43:45] <GonMD> im running 380oz Nema 23
[21:45:42] <bill20r3> how many microsteps are the drivers doing?
[21:46:14] <GonMD> 2 iirc
[21:46:17] <bill20r3> also, how many turns-per-inch are your drivescrews, one of those things must be off.
[21:46:22] <bill20r3> so just half stepping?
[21:47:07] <GonMD> yes
[21:47:50] <bill20r3> 4k steps/inch and halfstepping would mean your screws are 100 turns per inch.
[21:47:55] <bill20r3> which they are not.
[21:48:16] <GonMD> i do know that screws are 11 threads per inch
[21:49:33] <cradek> 0.
[21:49:46] <bill20r3> and the motors should be 200 steps per rotation.
[21:50:02] <bill20r3> so 200*2*11 =4400 steps per inch.
[21:50:53] <bill20r3> just to clarify, your problem is that the machine movements are huge compared to the on-screen movement, correct?
[21:51:20] <GonMD> correct. full travel of the table is miniscule on the software display
[21:51:59] <cradek> go back to stepconf and let's go through the scaling settings one at a time
[21:52:00] <bill20r3> on both axis's?
[21:52:11] <GonMD> on all 3
[21:52:47] <GonMD> i cant. no inet at the garage. i have to come inside my house to use my laptop :p
[21:52:59] <bill20r3> http://media.unpythonic.net/axis-files/01185733075/stepconf-3.png
[21:53:05] <bill20r3> look at that.
[21:53:18] <bill20r3> I'll need to know the numbers from the top half
[21:53:59] <GonMD> kk, brb.
[21:54:00] <bill20r3> I suspect you have "11" in your "leadscrew pitch" field.
[21:57:29] <GonMD> okay. so i plugged in the 200/2/11
[21:57:33] <GonMD> its fixed
[21:58:14] <GonMD> i see what i did wrong. he told me 4k steps per rev under the assumption, that number was a calculated number, not a number to put in the very top field were 200 should have been
[21:58:18] <GonMD> *facepalm*
[21:58:32] <bill20r3> d'oh.
[21:58:46] <GonMD> but table travel in actual now matches whats displayed
[21:58:53] <bill20r3> your 'leadscrew pitch' field should be whatever 1/11=, not "11"
[21:58:53] <GonMD> ^_^ thanks a million.
[21:59:01] <bill20r3> no problem
[21:59:06] <GonMD> wow....what a stupid emote
[21:59:16] <GonMD> anyway, yeah, thanks.
[21:59:25] <bill20r3> sure, make something nice. :-)
[21:59:25] <GonMD> now i can go and cut something :D
[21:59:36] <Jymmm> cake!
[21:59:40] <GonMD> Halo props ;)
[22:00:38] <GonMD> CNC movie props is where its at for me
[22:01:17] <bill20r3> oh well, not everyone is into armies of death-bots.
[22:13:12] <GonMD> good lord its cold outside
[22:14:09] <celeron55> it's been around -30C in here for a week or something 8)
[22:14:32] <GonMD> o.0 its 30 in the sun here. must feel like a heatwave for you
[22:14:59] <danimal_garage> it's in the 70's here :)
[22:15:05] <LawrenceG> about +8C here windy and raining
[22:16:40] <andypugh> About 273 here.
[22:18:04] <GonMD> lol
[22:18:25] <GonMD> i see what you did there :p
[22:18:47] <Dave911_> Dave911_ is now known as Dave911
[22:26:48] <GonMD> so heres just one more question. since the part i need to machine is 1" thick, and i dont have any material that thick, could i woodglue to sheets of mdf together and still maintain some detail?
[22:41:45] <MarkusBec_away> MarkusBec_away is now known as MarkusBec
[23:00:10] <danimal_garage> wow, i got a hot splash of metal in my ear while welding, and i was wearing a welding helmet
[23:01:12] <andypugh> Does ear wax burn like a candle?
[23:01:31] <danimal_garage> it sizzles like burning hair lol
[23:01:38] <danimal_garage> you can hear it real good lol
[23:03:20] <GonMD> ouch
[23:04:36] <danimal_garage> frigging figures, i welded this thing backwards
[23:05:07] <danimal_garage> i welded it real good too lol
[23:18:42] <jthornton> danimal_garage: tack once, check twice, then weld :)
[23:19:50] <danimal_garage> that only works in the real world
[23:20:14] <GonMD> okay. i have to make a decision. MeshCam for $175 or Cut3D for $300 :/
[23:20:23] <danimal_garage> i fixed it
[23:20:35] <danimal_garage> mastercam for 10k :)
[23:20:37] <andypugh> Alibre for $99?
[23:21:07] <GonMD> never heard of alibre.
[23:21:10] <danimal_garage> jt-plasma: i just made a rotating arm to mount my keyboard and monitor
[23:21:14] <andypugh> http://www.alibre.com/
[23:21:26] <andypugh> Though the $99 offer seems to be over
[23:21:26] <GonMD> i like cut 3d > meshcam, but its 300 bucks.
[23:21:39] <jt-plasma> got pictures?
[23:22:02] <Jymmm> andypugh: theres the free version
[23:22:10] <frallzor> there is "free" too
[23:22:13] <danimal_garage> jt-plasma: not yet
[23:22:17] <frallzor> dont kill the messenger
[23:22:44] <GonMD> yeah, ive tried freemill. its only meh.
[23:22:47] <andypugh> Though it seems that GonMD is looking more at CAM than CAD
[23:23:05] <GonMD> yeah, i have solidworks '07, so i have CAM
[23:23:27] <frallzor> you mean CAD? =)
[23:23:30] <andypugh> I have Inventor, so don't really pay much attention to the ALibre spam
[23:23:31] <jt-plasma> I use solidworks 2010 way better than older versions
[23:23:39] <frallzor> agree
[23:23:48] <danimal_garage> i use 2008
[23:24:02] <frallzor> i want a new solidcam for 2k10
[23:24:03] <Jymmm> I use 1892
[23:24:06] <danimal_garage> but i did use 2010 for a while, it is nice
[23:24:20] <jt-plasma> in 2010 your mouse hardly ever leaves the center of the screen
[23:24:48] <GonMD> yeah, cad
[23:25:26] <GonMD> cut3d just screams at me. i love it. but i can only output gcode form their sample files with the trial
[23:25:48] <jt-plasma> took me a while just to figure out how to take advantage of the new features like mouse gestures
[23:26:15] <jt-plasma> Jymmm: draws with a piece of coal on a 4x2 :P
[23:26:47] <Jymmm> no fire... blood
[23:26:54] <Jymmm> on rock
[23:27:11] <GonMD> now you guys with the highend sw, have yall tried the VisuallMill plugin for SW?
[23:27:57] <jt-plasma> no, I mistakenly purchased onecnc... talk about sore mouse fingers :(
[23:28:29] <jt-plasma> It's click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click
[23:28:42] <jt-plasma> oh you made a mistake click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click
[23:29:57] <jt-plasma> I'm not sure what robh uses but he has a sw plugin
[23:30:40] <GonMD> i think im gonna bust out the piggy bank and change jars and start saving for cut3d. but i got laid off in march. stupid economy
[23:36:49] <andypugh> Someone on the mailing list is asking if it is possible to increase the number of dio pins. (M66, I think). I am sure I read that there was a parameter, but I can't remember what it was called, or where I read it.
[23:41:42] <andypugh> Release notes for 2.3.0 say it is included, but not how...
[23:52:45] <newbie_> hi, is there any project to port the realtime part of emc2 to an external uController including an usb interface
[23:53:01] <Jymmm> No USB
[23:53:24] <newbie_> I think of a AVR or ARM based microcontroller
[23:56:47] <danimal_garage> there, now my monitor and keyboard mount is done and the paint is drying
[23:57:15] <jt-plasma> nice
[23:57:20] <jt-plasma> take a picture
[23:57:31] <Jymmm> it'll last longer
[23:59:35] <danimal_garage> will do once it's dry and mounted