#emc | Logs for 2010-08-05

[00:04:48] <theorb> theorb is now known as theorbtwo
[00:19:32] <alex_chally> so uh, at 6pm EST (40 minutes or so) a friend of a friend of mine is livestreaming the eating of a ghost chili
[00:19:42] <alex_chally> er
[00:19:44] <alex_chally> 6pm PST
[00:19:46] <alex_chally> http://slickdeals.net/ghost/
[00:19:55] <alex_chally> notspam just figured y'all might want to see someone in pain
[00:23:51] <Valen> wth is that?
[00:25:34] <alex_chally> Valen, a ghost chili?
[00:25:37] <alex_chally> it is the hottest pepper there is
[00:25:45] <alex_chally> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhut_Jolokia_pepper
[00:26:22] <Valen> yeah just read it
[00:26:29] <Valen> anyway gotta dash to dentist
[00:29:36] <Birdman3131> Birdman3131 is now known as birdman3131|zzzz
[02:48:38] <birdman3131|zzzz> birdman3131|zzzz is now known as Birdman3131
[04:47:25] <madsci44> ive just learned that its very boring where I live without electricity
[04:51:32] <ries> madsci44: hahahaha
[04:52:03] <ries> I frequently have power outages of 6 hours, they work on some cables and they will not announce when the work is
[04:52:23] <ries> I bought a little generator to make sure I can at least fire up two light bulbs and my computers
[05:05:29] <madsci44> yeah here we usually have the random 10 second outage two or three times a week - enough that i know i need a UPS
[05:06:11] <madsci44> 3 hours was enough to teach me that i need a generator ;)
[05:09:08] <ries> madsci44: I have a USP.. runs for a couple of minutes (5 or 10)
[05:09:17] <ries> but enough to put my computer in deep sleep
[05:09:26] <ries> then I can boot up my generator and start the computer again
[05:10:06] <ries> The worst thing that happens is when the power is out for 30 minutes, then to decide to start the generator (hand cranked) and then in a couple of minutes the power goes back on
[05:13:05] <madsci44> hah yeah i can imagine that - as soon as you are prepared for something - it isnt. lol
[05:13:31] <ries> I'm off to bed...
[05:13:34] <ries> till tomorrow
[07:03:42] <[1]foxtrot_lab> [1]foxtrot_lab is now known as foxtrot_lab
[07:40:51] <Jymmm> anyone awake?
[07:41:13] <awallin> just barely... (10am)
[07:41:47] <Jymmm> Almost 1am here, but just wanted to share before I hit the bed...
[07:41:54] <Jymmm> * Jymmm just bought a laser
[07:42:21] <awallin> co2? for cutting?
[07:42:24] <Jymmm> If I wasn't so tired (been a long day) I think I'd be excited =)
[07:42:41] <Jymmm> Yeah CO2 Laser Engraver (used)
[07:43:16] <awallin> nice, what power?
[07:43:29] <Jymmm> 30W 24"x12"
[07:43:46] <awallin> ok, that is more engraving than cutting then
[07:43:59] <awallin> "iPhone tattoos"
[07:44:15] <Jymmm> Well, not going to cut metal if that's what you mean.
[07:44:31] <Jymmm> http://www.engraversnetwork.com/uls/m300.html
[07:46:01] <awallin> printer driver...
[07:46:09] <Jymmm> Yep =)
[07:47:11] <Jymmm> I can cut/engrave from CorelDraw, InkScape, DXF, HPGL files directly
[07:47:43] <Jymmm> No CAM software needed.
[07:48:28] <Jymmm> Ok, just wanted to share =)
[07:48:32] <Jymmm> G'night =)
[07:53:24] <Fox_M|afk> Fox_M|afk is now known as Fox_Muldr
[08:18:17] <theorbtwo> Surely, if you can engrave it, you can cut it, given enough time?
[08:25:27] <alex_joni> Jymmm: I am now too :)
[08:25:50] <alex_joni> cool stuff
[10:15:20] <alex_joni> any UK guys around?
[10:15:21] <alex_joni> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/05/plasma_storm_update/
[10:32:38] <awallin_> is the sky going to glow tonight also?
[11:25:08] <Valen> you got arora last night? must be pretty far north?
[11:28:18] <alex_joni> awallin_: yup
[11:28:22] <alex_joni> 1am big hit
[12:21:12] <awallin_> hm, cloudy right now...
[12:24:28] <alex_joni> awallin_: have you ever stacked photos?
[12:24:55] <alex_joni> looking at http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html
[12:25:21] <awallin_> yes, that one is popular. I have used a bit. it's quite slow and produces huge files
[12:27:07] <alex_joni> any alternatives I should look at?
[13:22:32] <Valen> I made one once
[14:27:47] <ichudov__> Just wanted to report, on my servo tuning efforts: I almost always now get a following error under 0.001", and when machining at slow speeds the following error is now WAY UNDER 0.001". I interpret this as, the servo system at reasonable speeds (3-10 IPM) is not a source of inaccuracy.
[14:33:36] <fragalot> what about the backlash system?
[14:41:23] <ichudov__> fragalot: I think that backlash is a much bigger contributor to inaccuracy. This is a ballscrew Bridgeport interact mill. . Stepping away for a few min
[15:13:36] <ries> ries is now known as rvt
[16:25:11] <IchGuckLive> Hi from Germany
[16:25:36] <alex_chally> hullo from the left coast of the US
[16:25:43] <IchGuckLive> Today the Big(small) present Driverbord for the mini Proxxon CNC arived from Honkong
[16:25:54] <alex_chally> unless you are from the southern hemesphere and get bitchy about maps, in which case it is the right coast
[16:26:00] <IchGuckLive> low cost 46Euro tb6560
[16:26:11] <IchGuckLive> here is the video
[16:26:12] <IchGuckLive> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv5nAaZE8FU
[16:26:25] <IchGuckLive> emc2.4.2
[16:26:44] <IchGuckLive> cost for the complede Router all includet 150Dollar
[16:27:10] <alex_chally> IchGuckLive, have you cut any metal yet?
[16:27:42] <IchGuckLive> no not yet wars big work to complete this today
[16:28:12] <IchGuckLive> i mill only Silikon like things
[16:28:35] <IchGuckLive> to get Modell shape molds
[16:28:52] <alex_chally> IchGuckLive, are you cutting foam to make silicone casts?
[16:29:09] <IchGuckLive> yes
[16:29:23] <IchGuckLive> i build my 5th Aircraftcarrier
[16:29:31] <IchGuckLive> in 1:144
[16:29:35] <alex_chally> :o
[16:29:37] <alex_chally> pictures?
[16:29:59] <IchGuckLive> i dont like to show pictures
[16:30:43] <alex_chally> what a tease
[16:30:50] <alex_chally> you make cool models of stuff and dont want to share
[16:30:54] <alex_chally> :(
[16:33:18] <IchGuckLive> i just dont like pictures
[16:33:44] <IchGuckLive> i go down for you and make a photo of the wooden structure
[16:34:03] <IchGuckLive> USNimitzcvna68
[16:34:13] <Jymmm> alex_joni: You are or did?
[16:35:55] <alex_chally> Jymmm, was that a tab complete mistake? or am I missing something?
[16:36:35] <Jymmm> alex_chally: No, I was talking to alex_joni =)
[16:37:58] <Jymmm> alex_chally: I bought a used laser engraver, alex_joni said he is too, and I was asking if he DID or IS going to
[16:38:45] <alex_chally> ahh
[16:38:57] <alex_chally> Jymmm, what wavelength is that laser?
[16:39:01] <alex_chally> and is the power something nyou can tune?
[16:39:47] <Jymmm> Just a 30W CO2 laser engraver - not for cutting metal.
[16:40:10] <Jymmm> http://www.engraversnetwork.com/uls/m300.html
[16:40:49] <alex_chally> Jymmm, I have been thinking of "sintering" powdered wax using a laser
[16:40:56] <alex_chally> and then doing lost wax casting
[16:43:18] <Fox_Muldr> Fox_Muldr is now known as Fox_M|afk
[16:50:23] <IchGuckLive> alex_chally: http://foengarage.de/nimitz_Aug_10.png
[16:51:12] <Jymmm> Space Shuttle? Unsidedown Boat, othe the wide bell in the world (to scale) ?
[16:52:06] <Jymmm> IchGuckLive: Space Shuttle? Upsidedown Boat, or the the widest bell in the world (to scale) ?
[16:52:29] <IchGuckLive> http://foengarage.de/Nimitz_4.JPG
[16:52:43] <IchGuckLive> this is number4 about half size of the new
[16:52:45] <Jymmm> Ah, boat.
[16:52:51] <IchGuckLive> http://foengarage.de/Nimitz_4_w.JPG
[16:55:43] <alex_chally> ichudov__, that is some pretty amazing stuff
[16:55:55] <alex_chally> IchGuckLive, did you make all the parts yourself, or did you work from a kit?
[16:56:15] <IchGuckLive> all made out of sketch
[16:56:28] <IchGuckLive> 2years per ship expected
[16:57:49] <IchGuckLive> the new 0ne has 2.25meters this is only 1,45
[16:58:17] <IchGuckLive> the full drawings are available for 200dollars
[17:03:18] <IchGuckLive> ok so i will bring the pictures off!
[17:04:21] <IchGuckLive> if you load colactions of scale fotos up to the net they will spred all over
[17:06:59] <IchGuckLive> on exhibition it is never full equipt as it is at home
[17:08:09] <IchGuckLive> also at the World champoionchips in PARIS there where no Photos allowd i equipted it only for the time of judement
[17:29:02] <ichudov__> alex_chally: What are you referring to by amazing stuff, just curious. I had so many things go on
[17:35:23] <alex_chally> ichudov, sorry, tab complete mistake, I was talking to IchGuckLive
[17:35:40] <alex_chally> I have no patience for finicky little plastic models, and i am impressed by those that do
[17:36:41] <IchGuckLive> most parts are lasercuts
[17:38:52] <IchGuckLive> cnc offen only used for bending tool
[17:39:26] <IchGuckLive> to form out the cuts of 0.05mm brass
[17:45:58] <ichudov__> IchGuckLive: When I try to look at your picture I get an error message "sedo parking refused connection"
[17:48:10] <IchGuckLive> i removed it already
[17:48:19] <IchGuckLive> these are not public
[18:32:12] <Fox_M|afk> Fox_M|afk is now known as Fox_Muldr
[20:35:32] <alex_joni> 10:40 < Jymmm> anyone awake?
[20:35:39] <alex_joni> 11:25 < alex_joni> Jymmm: I am now too :)
[20:35:48] <alex_joni> so.. not buying a laser
[20:51:38] <Jymmm> alex_joni: then what were you saying?
[21:09:16] <alex_joni> Jymmm: that I'm awake too
[21:09:27] <Jymmm> oh, heh
[21:14:13] <andypugh> I was reading the 'Zone today. It seems that Mach only supports single-pulse threading at the moment. Which strikes me as retrograde.
[21:26:14] <archivist> you need a flywheel on the spindle for single pulse and then of course you cannot stop properly :)
[21:28:34] <skunkworks> I threads great!
[21:28:45] <skunkworks> (from what I hear)
[21:28:49] <skunkworks> (when it works)
[21:30:55] <andypugh> Talking of threads, I have been rebuilding my "bargain" Kurt vice. That uses 1.125 and 1.5 x 8tpi threads, presumably to avoid anyone having the right tap to clean out the threads.
[21:31:16] <skunkworks> heh
[21:32:26] <andypugh> The 1.5 x 8 is left-hand too, but at least there is a reason for that.
[21:33:47] <andypugh> What I don't understand is why the handle-end jaw thread (it is a double vice) is connected to the shaft by a spring-loaded plunger arrangement, and there is a thrust bearing too.
[21:43:21] <andypugh> Does anyone know of the limitations of calling a named subroutine from an MDI_COMMAND?
[21:43:36] <andypugh> (Or do they have to be numbered?)
[21:59:33] <Birdman3131> Birdman3131 is now known as birdman3131|zzzz
[21:59:34] <birdman3131|zzzz> birdman3131|zzzz is now known as Birdman3131
[21:59:36] <Birdman3131> Birdman3131 is now known as birdman3131|zzzz
[22:43:10] <Fox_Muldr> Fox_Muldr is now known as Fox_M|afk
[22:45:50] <andypugh> Is it possible to force a preview in Axis?
[22:46:46] <andypugh> (For example, a line in a subroutine that makes Axis draw the result of the subroutine, even if that routine is not the currently loaded file)