#emc | Logs for 2011-10-07

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[00:26:11] <seb_kuzminsky> mshaver, when you're working on a commit, you should try to make the commit on the oldest branch that wants it, and then not commit it on any newer branches
[00:26:39] <seb_kuzminsky> the commit will be propagated to the newer branches when the older branches are merged, which should happen often
[00:26:59] <seb_kuzminsky> you can do the merge yourself if you feel confident you can get it right, or can back it out if it goes haywire
[00:27:26] <seb_kuzminsky> or just ask one of the branch release managers (chris or jeff), or me
[00:34:40] <andypugh> What does it mean when any command (such as dmesg) just returns "Killed"?
[00:34:49] <andypugh> Nothing good, I imagine
[00:37:05] * seb_kuzminsky points at andypugh's power switch
[00:37:14] <mshaver> I may not understand merges. Suppose a change is made in 2.4 that shouldn't be propagated to 2.5?
[00:37:36] <seb_kuzminsky> i think that should almost never happen
[00:37:55] <seb_kuzminsky> but if it does, it helps the person doing the merge if the commit message says so, and says why
[00:38:53] <seb_kuzminsky> at which point they can do a normal merge of everything up to but not including the special commit, then use the "ours" merge strategy for that one commit, then merge the rest of the old branch with the normal merge strategy
[00:39:11] <SWPadnos> one case where that might happen is a bugfix in a module that has been discontinued/replaced in the later version
[00:39:19] <seb_kuzminsky> it's a bit of a hassle and a bit susceptible to human error, but it does work pretty well
[00:39:26] <mshaver> so the merge process is controlled by the merger (human). it's not just, "make all adds and edits from 2.4 on 2.5"?
[00:40:10] <seb_kuzminsky> mshaver, ideally it is: the less the human has to do, the better
[00:40:27] <mshaver> as you can tell, i really have no idea :)
[00:40:33] <seb_kuzminsky> git does all the easy things for you automatically, and punts all the ambiguous bits up to the human
[00:40:52] <seb_kuzminsky> as a developer you don't have to worry about merges if you don't want to
[00:41:12] <andypugh> would it be safer, in that case, to have a commit in the upstream branch that reverts the first commit?
[00:41:26] <seb_kuzminsky> it's enough to make good commits (with clear descriptive commit messages) where they belong (in the oldest applicable branch)
[00:41:37] <seb_kuzminsky> andypugh, i think that would be more confusing
[00:41:45] <mshaver> ok, i will try to work with this in mind!
[00:42:07] <seb_kuzminsky> thanks!
[00:42:23] <seb_kuzminsky> your commits are generally quite good and very much appreciated
[00:43:14] <andypugh> I noticed a stupid bug in led.c
[00:44:03] <andypugh> I was looking at ways to correctly identify the cards to specify the number of led pins.
[00:44:28] <seb_kuzminsky> the llio driver should tell the hostmot2 how many leds there are
[00:44:44] <seb_kuzminsky> just like it already says how many connectors, and what the board name is, etc
[00:44:59] <andypugh> Aye, but how does it know?
[00:45:39] <seb_kuzminsky> andypugh, the llio author reads the board manual and puts it in the board probe code
[00:46:03] <andypugh> Anyway, the bug is a real noob mistake, checking strcmp for "TRUE"
[00:46:26] <seb_kuzminsky> mshaver, here's a problem: you added 1034gecko.ini in both 2.4 and master
[00:46:28] <andypugh> Yeah, that is a better solution. I will look into it.
[00:49:27] <seb_kuzminsky> mshaver, the two files are different
[00:50:47] <seb_kuzminsky> looks like the one in 2.4 got additional commits that tweaked the file
[00:50:49] <mshaver> I was just looking for that file in the 2.5 branch
[00:51:05] <seb_kuzminsky> i hope i did the merge right! if i messed it up let's fix it
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[00:52:34] <mshaver> if i want that file in 2.5, do i add it? or does merging add the files to the newer branches
[00:53:50] <mshaver> first i've got to finish the changes i've started...
[00:54:47] <seb_kuzminsky> the right way to do your recent commits would have been to do the work in the 2.4 branch only, and then merge up to the newer branches (or ask me to do the merge)
[00:55:55] <seb_kuzminsky> i think what you want is this: new 1034 ini file in all branches, with one version in the 2.4 branch and a slightly different version in the 2.5 and master branches (2.5 and master should have the same version)
[00:55:57] <seb_kuzminsky> is that right?
[00:57:00] <mshaver> yes
[00:57:36] <seb_kuzminsky> ok
[00:57:59] <mshaver> actually, all the .ini files are different between 2.4 & 2.5
[00:58:11] <seb_kuzminsky> i think you mean for the two versions of the 1034 ini file to differ in two ways:
[00:58:31] <seb_kuzminsky> 1: 2.5 & master have TKPKG lines, 2.4 does not
[00:58:46] <mshaver> to accommodate the different ini file syntax of ngcgui
[00:58:53] <seb_kuzminsky> 2: 2.5 & master have SUBROUTINE_PATH and USER_M_PATH lines, but 2.4 does not
[00:59:01] <mshaver> yes & yes
[00:59:11] <seb_kuzminsky> ok cool, then i'm on the right track with the merge :-)
[00:59:28] <mshaver> 3. 2.4 has TKAPP lines
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[00:59:55] <seb_kuzminsky> 2.4 and 2.5 and master all have TKAPP lines currently
[01:00:03] <seb_kuzminsky> is that not right?
[01:00:12] <mshaver> I tried to come up with files that would work with either version
[01:00:42] <mshaver> no, I think TKAPP changes to TKPKG from 2.4 to 2.5
[01:01:02] <seb_kuzminsky> ah ok, that's not what's currently in the files tho
[01:01:04] <seb_kuzminsky> easy to fix
[01:01:32] <seb_kuzminsky> so the way to do this cleanly would have been to add 1034.ini to 2.4
[01:01:36] <seb_kuzminsky> then merge 2.4 into 2.5
[01:01:40] <mshaver> Also, 'USER_COMMAND_FILE = tkapp.py' goes away in 2.5
[01:01:48] <seb_kuzminsky> then do a new commit in 2.5 to fix the syntax
[01:01:52] <seb_kuzminsky> then merge 2.5 into master
[01:02:09] <mshaver> yes
[01:02:29] <seb_kuzminsky> no biggie, i'm cleaning it up now
[01:02:45] <mshaver> 'cleanly', maybe that's the concept i'm missing?
[01:03:03] <seb_kuzminsky> heh
[01:05:09] <seb_kuzminsky> ok, here goes (let's move over to emc-devel)
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[05:28:18] <AitalMAC> Is it possible to write a subroutine to override limits?
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[05:38:35] <AitalMAC> Is it possible to write a subroutine to override limits?
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[05:45:38] <AitalMAC> Is it possible to write a subroutine to override limits?
[05:46:36] <awallin_> I would guess it is easier to start with very large limits and then in software reduce those limits
[05:46:54] <AitalMAC> i cannot set my parport as IN i have try them all but i only can read some input (pin 10)
[05:47:33] <awallin_> I don't see how that relates to the numerical values of hard/soft limits
[05:48:20] <AitalMAC> it's because i have 2 different problems that i'm trying to fix sorry
[05:49:09] <AitalMAC> where the hard soft limits values are stored?
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[05:50:18] <AitalMAC> how can i reduce the soft limits?
[05:50:49] <awallin_> INI file has min_limit and max_limit for each [axis] section
[05:51:04] <AitalMAC> Yes i see
[05:51:19] <AitalMAC> Can i change them with a subroutine?
[05:52:51] <awallin_> I don't know, motion has debugging pins axis.N.neg-hard-limit and axis.N.pos-hard-limit
[05:53:12] <awallin_> I don't know if "soft limit" and "hard limit" are used consistently in the docs
[05:53:53] <awallin_> I think with an M-code or something you could write to a HAL-pin/variable. you could then write your own HAL to compare this value to the axis-position and trigger a limit switch if you are over the limit.
[05:54:10] <AitalMAC> when i home with a limit switch on Axis an override limit check apperas
[05:54:18] <AitalMAC> how does that work?
[05:54:50] <AitalMAC> appear
[05:56:33] <AitalMAC> ok i get it making a limit inside the limit with hal, and change the limit when i need to
[05:57:12] <awallin_> I don't think overriding limits is possible from HAL or from g-code. The ui (AXIS) probably does that through NML (?)
[06:00:02] <AitalMAC> but if i use what you are suggesting the limits will not be counted when i load a wrong G-code that is out of limit
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[08:20:06] <AitalMAC> I am not able to use my parport in IN direction
[08:20:23] <AitalMAC> I set the parport IN inside the HAL file
[08:20:51] <AitalMAC> Axis opens up i can see all the in pins, but only some function
[08:21:01] <AitalMAC> most of them do not work
[08:21:53] <AitalMAC> I tryed changing the BIOS settings of the parport to SPP but it's no use
[08:22:29] <archivist> are you expecting any pin to be input? as only certain pins can be used for input in some modes
[08:27:12] <AitalMAC> What you mean?
[08:27:26] <AitalMAC> The IN mode has a lot of inputs
[08:27:49] <AitalMAC> but i can only read some with my parport
[08:28:22] <AitalMAC> i have a PCI card with two Parport, only one of these can work fine when i set it to IN
[08:30:15] <AitalMAC> http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/parport-block-diag.png
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[08:30:28] <archivist> are you letting stepconf set it up for you
[08:30:28] <AitalMAC> i'm expectin it to work like in this picture http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/parport-block-diag.png
[08:30:37] <AitalMAC> no i do it manually
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[08:31:24] <AitalMAC> stepconf i think has a bug when i set as in it writes out in the hal file
[08:31:29] <AitalMAC> so i do it manually
[08:31:42] <AitalMAC> loadrt hal_parport cfg="0x378 0xa800 in"
[08:31:50] <AitalMAC> and then
[08:31:51] <AitalMAC> addf parport.1.read base-thread
[08:31:51] <AitalMAC> addf parport.1.write base-thread
[08:33:10] <AitalMAC> I just change the "0x378 0xa800 in"
[08:33:27] <AitalMAC> i put "0x378 in"
[08:33:33] <AitalMAC> and it does not work
[08:33:52] <AitalMAC> my other 2 ports address are 1030 and 1020 and they work fine if set as out
[08:33:59] <archivist> try step conf and look how that sets up hal for you
[08:34:10] <AitalMAC> ok
[08:35:04] <archivist> dont forget to save current configuration stepconf trashes what you have unless you create a new configuration
[08:51:37] <AitalMAC> where are trashes?
[08:52:02] <AitalMAC> i never deleted any trash and everything else has been working
[08:52:45] <AitalMAC> Oh don't forget that saving current conf
[08:52:50] <AitalMAC> it's ok i know
[08:53:08] <AitalMAC> i have set with stepconf and it does not work
[08:53:16] <AitalMAC> stepconf as i sayd before has a bug
[08:53:58] <AitalMAC> you set in and it writes out, and then nothing works, if i set the second port as out it will write in inside the HAL, but the port will still not be working
[08:54:04] <AitalMAC> only pin 10
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[08:54:35] <AitalMAC> from pin10 to pin 15
[08:54:43] <AitalMAC> the inputs are working
[08:55:08] <AitalMAC> But from 2 to 9 i read nothing
[08:55:30] <AitalMAC> looks as if the port is still in OUT direction
[08:55:45] <AitalMAC> and i read only those input that i can read in OUT direction
[08:56:00] <AitalMAC> All the other that should have switched to IN do not work
[08:56:58] <AitalMAC> I've been after this problem for a few days now, i'm almost sure that i'm not soing anything wrong and that it should work
[08:57:07] <AitalMAC> *doing
[08:57:53] <AitalMAC> I've got to go now, if you find a solution please post on the forum http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,20/func,view/catid,18/id,13673/lang,english/
[08:58:03] <AitalMAC> thank you
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[09:29:35] <giz> Hi guys! Anyboday has information about mesa 7i43U or 7i43H cards? Does EMC support the USB connection?
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[10:57:30] <jthornton> no usb
[11:24:31] <alex_joni> not directly, there was a guy in the far east who ran it via usb
[11:40:29] <jthornton> neat
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[13:44:06] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: jthornton http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2010/12/31/creative-motorcycle-helmets/
[13:44:48] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: There's also an ass and boob helmet as well
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[14:21:21] <skunkworks> tgif
[14:26:46] <Jymmm> heh
[14:26:49] <archivist> over here we had a tv show called TFI Friday
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[14:27:06] <archivist> the F is what you think it is
[14:27:31] <skunkworks> heh
[14:27:36] <Jymmm> farfignugen ?
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[14:28:57] <archivist> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFI_Friday
[14:28:58] <GoSebGo> F is short for FSM
[14:29:01] <skunkworks> our state tourism federation went with WTF for a short time until it got all over the internet.
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[14:29:28] <skunkworks> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/6242687/WTF-Wisconsin-Tourism-Federation-changes-name-after-internet-jokes.html
[14:30:10] <Jymmm> argh, I feel something is still missing from my home first aid kit, but I can't figure out wth it is :|
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[14:30:48] <archivist> your blood
[14:31:12] <skunkworks> epi pen?
[14:31:13] <Jymmm> Nah, not really a trama kit.
[14:31:17] <GoSebGo> Jymm: uncle bill's sliver grippers?
[14:31:31] <Jymmm> skunkworks: Too expensive (expiation)
[14:31:36] <Jymmm> GoSebGo: On order
[14:32:05] <Jymmm> GoSebGo: do they really work as well as I've heard?
[14:32:48] <GoSebGo> Yes - they're awesome. I'll never buy another kind of tweezer
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[14:33:18] <Jymmm> GoSebGo: Cool. I spoke to the owner, no retails sales in my area.
[14:37:30] <Jymmm> saline, instant cold packs, iodine, adhesive bandages, gause pads assorted sizes, tapes, utility scissors, scalpel, apple juice, drugs (OTC & Rx), ace bandages, rags, various ointments, burn gel, forceps, needle syringe, alcohol, flashlight, gloves (assort sizes)
[14:38:21] <jdhNC> handguns & ammo
[14:38:38] <Jymmm> jdhNC: That's not in the "home" FAK =)
[14:38:39] <skunkworks> cash/gold
[14:38:43] <skunkworks> ;)
[14:38:52] <Jymmm> skunkworks: That's not in the "home" FAK =)
[14:39:24] <Jymmm> this is a home FAK, not go bag.
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[14:40:23] <Jymmm> oh, emergency blanket, cheap poncho, baking soda
[14:42:25] <Jymmm> and bleach
[14:46:10] <GoSebGo> Moleskin?
[14:46:51] <Jymmm> Molefoam right now, moleskin pending
[14:46:52] <GoSebGo> Cpr mask
[14:54:18] <DaViruz> defibrillator
[14:59:03] <psha> Jymmm: axe, salt, matches and alcohol is enought ;)
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[15:00:28] <psha> at least here in some far-far corners of country alcohol may be used as currency :)
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[15:23:49] <skunkworks> random picture of the day... http://electronicsam.com/images/control.jpg
[15:24:18] <archivist> aw poor old control
[15:24:33] <jdhNC> what does that green wire go to?
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[15:56:01] <Danimal_garage> alcohol is worth more than money here
[15:56:28] <Danimal_garage> i'm constantly giving money for alcohol here
[15:56:59] <Danimal_garage> damn it was cold out last night apparently
[15:57:11] <Danimal_garage> my anodizing tank is 59f
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[16:13:38] <A2Sheds> Danimal_garage: are the natives out this morning wearing their Parkas? :p
[16:18:06] <Danimal_garage> ha
[16:18:11] <Danimal_garage> actually yes
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[16:51:14] <IchGuckLive> hi all
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[16:59:55] <IchGuckLive> jdhNC: are you on ?
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[17:46:08] <IchGuckLive> laot postings today here
[17:46:26] <IchGuckLive> a lot B)
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[17:47:27] <IchGuckLive> hi Rogge
[17:47:36] <Rogge> Hello!
[17:47:42] <IchGuckLive> did you manage your inch center problem ?
[17:47:44] <Rogge> New CAM and the aprt is running fine....
[17:47:51] <Rogge> Thanks for the help yesterday!
[17:48:00] <IchGuckLive> fine
[17:48:22] <IchGuckLive> what came are you now on
[17:48:32] <IchGuckLive> CAM
[17:48:34] <Rogge> Sprut
[17:49:35] <IchGuckLive> http://www.sprutcam.de this is a germany nanafacture
[17:49:55] <Rogge> Question about touch off: On this long program (20,000 lines) EMC seems to take two minutes to think about the tool path after I touch off an axis.
[17:50:19] <Rogge> Is there any way to stop EMC from thinking about the tool path until all three axes have been touched off?
[17:50:50] <IchGuckLive> dont load the programm first
[17:51:22] <IchGuckLive> emc normaly starts with the text milling file
[17:51:30] <IchGuckLive> did you change this
[17:51:54] <cradek> Rogge: I like IchGuckLive's answer better, but also, you could use G10 L20 P1 X... Y... Z... in MDI, then hit reload once
[17:52:05] <IchGuckLive> and at load of your g-code it is calculatad against the tool .tbl
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[17:53:31] <IchGuckLive> Rogge: is this a CRC programm or simple path
[17:53:33] <Rogge> Just looking up the doc on G10 L10
[17:53:44] <cradek> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/gcode/main.html#sec:G10-L20
[17:53:52] <Rogge> Already there!
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[17:53:58] <cradek> you need a suitable recent version of emc
[17:54:04] <cradek> suitably
[17:54:06] <Rogge> 2.4
[17:54:43] <Rogge> What is EMC doing in that two minute think time? Drawing a tool path on the display?
[17:54:58] <cradek> yes exactly
[17:55:06] <cradek> processing all the gcode to figure out the path, and drawing it
[17:55:15] <Rogge> If I disabled the backplot would it load more quickly?
[17:55:35] <cradek> I don't think so; the only way is to load a small (or empty) program.
[17:55:43] <Rogge> It's funny, because it is only displaying a sphere with som lines through it - no relation to the actual tool path...
[17:56:17] <cradek> I wish AXIS didn't generate the preview if it's turned off.
[17:57:12] <IchGuckLive> Rogge: is th PC at the requierments
[17:57:30] <Rogge> Yes - the PC is fine...
[17:58:26] <IchGuckLive> did you turn circelinterpolation on at the cam so it shortes the g-code
[17:58:26] <skunkworks> I though in the gcode program you could set a comment that makes axis not preview..
[17:58:51] <cradek> ahh, I forgot about that
[17:58:56] <cradek> skunkworks gets the cookie today
[17:59:01] <Rogge> IchGuck: I found the solid model, re did the CAM at 4 decimal places of precision.
[17:59:30] <cradek> you use a comment like (AXIS,ow ow stopit stopit)
[17:59:37] <Rogge> cradek: so that line in the code to turn off display will make the code reload more quickly on touch off?
[17:59:37] <cradek> ... may not be spelled exactly right
[17:59:58] <cradek> oh yeah, you can tell AXIS to just stop generating preview when it sees that line
[18:00:22] <cradek> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/gui/axis.html#_special_comments
[18:00:44] <Rogge> Ahah! (AXIS, hide)
[18:01:04] <Rogge> or (AXIS, stop)
[18:01:08] <Rogge> I'll try it!
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[18:01:35] <Rogge> Any idea where that sphere is coming from on the tool path?
[18:01:45] <Rogge> It's not showing the actual tool path anyway.
[18:01:52] <skunkworks> I have been eating too many cookies lately..
[18:03:00] <IchGuckLive> Rogge: screenshot posibal ?
[18:03:21] <Rogge> You bet - give me a moment...
[18:03:35] <Rogge> Linux newbie question... how to take a screenshot?
[18:05:32] <IchGuckLive> press print
[18:05:39] <IchGuckLive> on the keyboard
[18:05:59] <IchGuckLive> right to F12
[18:07:09] <Rogge> took a photo with the part and the screen - couldn't find a good image pastebin, but this link should work: http://inky.ws/g/m7&msg=Uploaded%20successfully.
[18:08:18] <IchGuckLive> does the part represent the g-code
[18:09:34] <Rogge> That part is cut from the code that Axis displays as a sphere with lines drawn through it.
[18:10:09] <IchGuckLive> the g-code is full loadet 20.000 lines ?
[18:11:42] <Rogge> I must have miscounted yesterday... the full code is 438,871 lines
[18:12:19] <IchGuckLive> WHO
[18:12:28] <IchGuckLive> ->W
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[18:13:13] <IchGuckLive> so the cut is okay but no display
[18:17:24] <IchGuckLive> did you turn off the priview ?
[18:17:26] <skunkworks> Rogge: that is the datum point in emc (I think the home postion...) your drawing is elsewerhe.
[18:17:37] <skunkworks> else where
[18:18:07] <Rogge> ahh.... sorry for the dumb question then! I'll zoom out, and my part must be around there somewhere...
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[18:19:04] <IchGuckLive> hit Z
[18:19:15] <IchGuckLive> over the preview
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[18:20:13] <IchGuckLive> ok need to move on By for me today
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[19:10:23] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: http://news.yahoo.com/feds-target-calif-pot-dispensaries-closure-214928760.html?bouchon=807,ca
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[19:54:22] <Danimal_garage> Jymmm: it was sort of a joke anyways
[19:54:32] <Danimal_garage> not suprised
[19:54:37] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: what wa?
[19:54:40] <Jymmm> s
[19:54:58] <Danimal_garage> the medical marijuana places
[19:55:07] <Jymmm> how so?
[19:55:21] <Danimal_garage> probably 99% of the people had no legit purpose for getting it for medical reasons
[19:55:28] <Danimal_garage> it was more of a loophole thing
[19:55:44] <Danimal_garage> sucks for the small percentage of people who it may help though
[19:56:03] <Jymmm> yeah, it does work of pain mgnt among other things.
[19:56:28] <Jymmm> (which I wasn't aware of)
[20:08:50] <JT-Shop> andypugh: your having way too much fun with that motor on the forum :) neat!
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[20:09:47] <andypugh> They are lovely little motors, but unfortunately not stronger than the same-size stepper.
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[20:24:06] <Danimal_garage> servo?
[20:24:56] <Danimal_garage> it's amazing how much better a car handles with a proper alignment
[20:25:04] <Danimal_garage> my toe was way off on the Saturn
[20:25:55] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: Heh, I thought my alignment/balanc was way off. Replaced tires, got alignment, it's the fscking road that's all wacked out.
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[20:26:34] <Danimal_garage> ha
[20:26:44] <Danimal_garage> mine was off pretty bad, it was even visible
[20:26:55] <Danimal_garage> steering wheel was even crooked a little
[20:27:14] <Danimal_garage> $39 later, it steers straight again
[20:27:42] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: Ewwww, what the hell you be doin down there, 4x4'ing over pallets?
[20:28:11] <Danimal_garage> i got it like that
[20:28:17] <Jymmm> Gotcha
[20:28:18] <Danimal_garage> i've only had it for a few weeks
[20:28:25] <Danimal_garage> the car was CHEAP
[20:28:37] <Danimal_garage> but i knew it needed a few minor things
[20:28:40] <Jymmm> 300K miles?
[20:28:42] <Chris_Bri> Hello everyone. My boss just purchased the Fireball v90... Guess I am gonna be learning how to troubleshoot it.
[20:29:56] <Jymmm> WTF, antibacklash nuts, add $60?! http://www.probotix.com/FireBall_v90_cnc_router_kit/
[20:31:17] <Danimal_garage> 142k
[20:31:26] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: how much?
[20:31:32] <Danimal_garage> 3500
[20:31:37] <Danimal_garage> 2005 saturn vue
[20:31:51] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: Not bad, did you get the rubber band replaced yet?
[20:31:54] <Danimal_garage> runs great, cosmetically near perfect
[20:32:01] <Danimal_garage> 5speed
[20:32:17] <Danimal_garage> no rubber band
[20:32:23] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: You sure?
[20:32:27] <Danimal_garage> yes
[20:32:34] <Jymmm> I'm realy surprised.
[20:32:37] <Jymmm> l
[20:32:59] <Danimal_garage> are you talking about the variable speed trans?
[20:33:04] <Danimal_garage> or making a joke
[20:33:17] <Jymmm> Danimal_garage: Timing Belt (rubber band) vs Timing Chain
[20:33:20] <Danimal_garage> ah
[20:33:26] <Danimal_garage> timing chain
[20:33:40] <Danimal_garage> 2.2 ecotec
[20:33:50] <Jymmm> Very cool, if it's a timing belt, replace that sucker every 80K or so
[20:33:56] <Danimal_garage> yea i know
[20:34:07] <alex4nder> I gamble with timing belts instead of going to Vegas.
[20:34:09] <alex4nder> it's cheaper.
[20:34:12] <Danimal_garage> ha
[20:34:15] <Jymmm> alex4nder: lol
[20:34:19] <Danimal_garage> not on an interference motor
[20:34:24] <alex4nder> nah, even then
[20:34:26] <Danimal_garage> which mine is
[20:34:47] <alex4nder> inteference engines just make it more of a true gamble, rather than a pain in the ass.
[20:34:52] <Danimal_garage> lol
[20:35:03] <Danimal_garage> both my cars have chains
[20:35:20] <Danimal_garage> but then again i don't drive imports
[20:36:05] <Jymmm> Chris_Bri: Did it come with a computer?
[20:36:13] <alex4nder> Danimal_garage: everything on that car is 'import'
[20:36:17] <Danimal_garage> i miss my mustang already, it's only been 3 weeks
[20:36:26] <Danimal_garage> alex4nder: made in america
[20:36:34] <alex4nder> Danimal_garage: designed by opel. : |
[20:36:34] <Danimal_garage> as much as anything anyways
[20:36:36] <Jymmm> Chris_Bri: If so, the first thing you want to do is run the latency test in EMC
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[20:36:46] <Danimal_garage> alex4nder: it's a chevy motor and trans
[20:36:57] <Jymmm> Chris_Bri: under heavy load for 24 hours.
[20:37:17] <Danimal_garage> the v6 version has a Honda motor though
[20:37:21] <Jymmm> Chris_Bri: ie glxgears, etc
[20:37:29] <alex4nder> Danimal_garage: that engine was designed by Opel/Cosworth IIRC
[20:37:46] <Danimal_garage> nothing wrong with a cosworth engine :)
[20:37:55] <alex4nder> of course not, .. there's nothing wrong with imports. ;)
[20:38:12] <Danimal_garage> apparently just the ones i've had lol
[20:38:21] <Jymmm> All imports are domestics, somewhere =)
[20:38:53] <Danimal_garage> i guess i should say asian cars i've had trouble with, not so much europeans
[20:39:31] <Danimal_garage> but i've never owned an actual european car
[20:39:40] <Danimal_garage> only jap and american
[20:40:07] <Danimal_garage> my van is actually american, there's not even any metric bolts on it
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[20:42:42] <alex4nder> Danimal_garage: yah,. that's a tough generalization to make.. Honda and Toyota are as different as Saab and Volvo or GM and Chrysler.
[20:45:02] <Danimal_garage> honda is the worst i've had, aside from my old mazda b2500 pickup (pre ford)
[20:45:53] <alex4nder> yah, I'll probably never buy Honda.
[20:47:01] <Danimal_garage> i went through a few motors in my civics
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[20:58:26] <JT-Shop> Chris_Bri: does it ot work?
[20:58:58] <Chris_Bri> It works, but no idea what the actually machine specs are.
[20:59:21] <Chris_Bri> The docs that come with the machine are way off.
[20:59:27] <JT-Shop> you mean to set up EMC?
[20:59:32] <Chris_Bri> yep.
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[20:59:52] <JT-Shop> stepper stalling?
[21:00:58] <Chris_Bri> By stepper stalling do you mean *trying to go forward when at the end of the table*
[21:01:21] <Danimal_garage> lol
[21:01:30] <Danimal_garage> one way to do it
[21:01:31] <JT-Shop> I mean during a rapid move
[21:02:59] <Chris_Bri> I have limited the movement to 1 in/s during setup. I am focused on figuring out how to home the XYZ and getting the correct table Travel settings.
[21:04:03] <JT-Shop> if it homes the wrong way just change the sign of the seek speed
[21:04:25] <JT-Shop> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html/config_ini_homing.html
[21:04:54] <JT-Shop> HOME_SEARCH_VEL
[21:05:12] <Chris_Bri> The Homing sequence requires Switch trips correct?
[21:05:19] <JT-Shop> yep
[21:05:28] <JT-Shop> or it can share the limit switch
[21:05:35] <Chris_Bri> Because the machine purchased does not have any, to my knowledge.
[21:06:03] * Chris_Bri is a completly newbie and just learned that the company bought one today when it arrived.
[21:06:09] <JT-Shop> then you move each axis to a match mark and home it and that will be the home position
[21:08:34] <Chris_Bri> thanks for trying to help me. I am reading up as much documentation as I can so that I will understand most of the basic termanology.
[21:11:27] <Danimal_garage> i got a motion sensor to put outside so it rings when someone walks up to my door, now i can catch the douchebags who leave flyers on my door
[21:11:45] <Danimal_garage> plus it'll let me know when the mail and ups is here :)
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[21:13:07] <JT-Shop> Chris_Bri: yea, if you remember where 10% is each time it gets easier to find next time
[21:17:30] * Chris_Bri toddles off to figure out how to config EMC with the V90
[21:18:21] <JT-Shop> what is a DCC chat?
[21:18:40] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: DCC file transer
[21:19:01] <JT-Shop> what is that Jymmm
[21:19:18] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: Me sending you a file directly, bypassing any server
[21:19:29] <JT-Shop> ah ok
[21:19:50] <JT-Shop> why is it called a chat instead of a file transfer?
[21:19:50] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: If you see DCC Chat, I'm going to assume that's chat directly, bypassing a server too
[21:20:01] <JT-Shop> ok
[21:20:20] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: DCC == Direct Client to Client
[21:20:35] <JT-Shop> that makes sense
[21:20:59] <JT-Shop> I never do that when invited cause I know not what it does/is
[21:21:11] <Jymmm> JT-Shop: If one is running NAT (90% do), then you ned to configure it to allow tramsfers
[21:21:25] <JT-Shop> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/Itemid,17/user,3457/lang,english/
[21:21:59] <JT-Shop> latest forum member... link looks suspect
[21:22:20] <JT-Shop> address is fake too
[21:22:32] <Jymmm> Cant see it, not forum admin =)
[21:23:25] <Jymmm> I keep adding stuff to FAK, and still think I'm missing something
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[21:39:58] * Chris_Bri about to do a trail run with my boss... Wish me luck!
[21:52:19] <andypugh> 13 minutes, looks like another case of the unexplained V90 Fireball Explosion. Perhaps we should have warned him?
[21:52:39] <Danimal_garage> hahaha
[21:53:05] <Danimal_garage> why ruin our fun?
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[21:54:41] <andypugh> PCW: Your pin names in the firmware don't match the canonical naming conventions. Oh no!
[21:56:06] <JT-Shop> andypugh: you see the last member profile?
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[21:58:24] <andypugh> There is a list?
[21:58:42] * Chris_Bri appears coughing with smoke billowing
[21:59:07] <andypugh> Any luck?
[21:59:33] <JT-Shop> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/Itemid,17/user,3457/lang,english/
[21:59:35] <Chris_Bri> The machine is not ramming itself past it's limits at least... :p
[22:00:24] <andypugh> JT California, Canada?
[22:01:17] <Chris_Bri> I did misconfigure the board size... I need to change it from a top left XY co-ord mindset to a center XY co-ord mindset... none of the examples were displaying centered in the board.
[22:02:26] <JT-Shop> Andy yea with a made up zipcode
[22:02:35] <andypugh> Top-left is fine for machine zero, you just need to touch-off to set up a working coordinate system centred at a point of your choosing
[22:02:36] <JT-Shop> and a 500 error on his homepage link
[22:03:00] <andypugh> See what happens, they might be genuine.
[22:03:24] <andypugh> Unlikely, and it looks suspicous, but still.
[22:03:56] <Chris_Bri> andypugh: ty! ^^
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[22:05:52] <cpresser> Chris_Bri: since this is a gantry i would suggest to have XY zero in one of the corners. this makes the math for aligning pieces much easier :)
[22:05:53] <andypugh> Though top-left might mean that your Y axis is inverted.
[22:06:44] <cpresser> also having the zero-point next to the home-switches safes you a little time when staring up your machine
[22:07:02] <Danimal_garage> it's the mach guys trying the trojan horse technique
[22:18:51] <Danimal_garage> some guy has been burning down cypress trees in about a 4 block radius in my area
[22:19:00] <Danimal_garage> it's been going on since 2009
[22:19:17] <Danimal_garage> they got the guy on camera doing it, yet they still havent gotten him
[22:19:28] <Danimal_garage> nut job
[22:19:56] <Chris_Bri> Hey... Cypress trees may have killed his whole family...
[22:20:16] <Danimal_garage> ha
[22:20:42] <Danimal_garage> they are sort of rad condominiums, i bet he's trying to scare people into cutting them down since there's so many rats around here
[22:29:16] <PCW> andypugh yes they are our names not necessarily EMCs names
[22:31:00] <PCW> also the 7I76 firmware needs updating (SPINDIR and SPINENA changed to boolean type)
[22:31:43] <andypugh> I wonder if I should use a look-up table to convert to the (widely ignored) EMC2 convention. Probably not, it is more important to match the Mesa docs than a hard-to-find EMC2 doc.
[22:32:03] <PCW> SPINDLE changde units to PERCENT and full scale to 100
[22:32:38] <andypugh> What's the difference between boolean and bits? They will probably both be HAL "bit" pins
[22:32:57] <PCW> NO the device should be self documenting there should be no string matching ever ever ever
[22:33:35] <andypugh> Do you mind if I change to lower-case "i" in 7i69?
[22:33:41] <PCW> boolean is a single bit (but the variable may be a byte, word double etc)
[22:33:57] <PCW> The 7I69 ID is wrong?
[22:34:21] <Chris_Bri> With certain font types I and 1 look the same
[22:34:43] <andypugh> It is 7I69. EMC2 names the cars with a lower-case "i", so 7i69
[22:35:06] <PCW> I guess a to-lower is OK
[22:35:41] <PCW> just no card or name specific code since they may all change
[22:35:50] <Chris_Bri> So you guys work with EMC and car manufacturing?
[22:36:20] <andypugh> Card, I can't type
[22:36:43] <Chris_Bri> k.
[22:36:43] <andypugh> Though, actually, I do work for a car company, but not usig EMC2
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[22:37:28] <andypugh> Pete has a company that makes interface cards.
[22:37:40] <Chris_Bri> Thanks everyone who gave me advice setting up EMC! :D
[22:37:43] * JT-Shop attempts to find the wooden part of his desktop
[22:37:50] <JT-Shop> under all this stuff
[22:37:59] <Chris_Bri> I am getting off work now. peace.
[22:41:29] <PCW> Oh booleans: so if a boolean is read if the byte,word,double is non zero its true
[22:41:31] <PCW> sending out a boolean measn send 0 for false and all 1's for true (so a byte true boolean is sent as 0xFF)
[22:42:30] <andypugh> Ah, so I need to send the right width?
[22:42:43] <PCW> this is different from bits because a parameter with type bits and size byte is a array of 8 bits
[22:42:59] <andypugh> Do 7i70 and 7i71 need a power conection to communicate like the 7i76?
[22:43:08] <PCW> Yes
[22:43:36] <PCW> 7I69,7I70,7I71,7I76 manuals are on the web page now
[22:43:59] <andypugh> So far only the 7i69 talks to me, so I am not clear on the general case.
[22:44:55] <PCW> 7I70,7I71,7I76 have isolated I/O all powered by field power
[22:44:56] <PCW> (and processor is powered by field power as well 8-28V)
[22:45:37] <andypugh> OK, so no comms without power, as no processor?
[22:45:39] <JT-Shop> PCW: did you get the 7i76 done?
[22:45:52] <PCW> unfortunaly your 7I76 needs it firmware updated to have the proper boolean type for its SPINENA AND SPINDIR
[22:46:01] <PCW> Yes and sent
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[22:46:25] <JT-Shop> ok, so I need to update it here?
[22:46:45] <PCW> No yours is SN1 so OK
[22:46:58] <PCW> Andies is SN0
[22:47:39] <JT-Shop> OK
[22:49:25] <JT-Shop> I'll get the 525 out here in the shop and get it hooked up this weekend and dig out some drives and steppers
[22:49:31] <PCW> Its possible to update the firmware on the 7I76 with Windows or DOS
[22:49:47] <JT-Shop> neat
[22:50:07] <norias> howdy
[22:51:05] <PCW> but slightly painful with window sine th e7I76 has a TTL level serial port
[22:51:07] <PCW> its actually easiest to update with DOS and connected to a 5I25
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[22:51:57] <PCW> andypugh> OK, so no comms without power, as no processor?
[22:51:59] <PCW> Yes no field power no comms
[22:52:08] <JT-Shop> howdy
[22:52:51] * JT-Shop listens to Speedo by the Cadillacs
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[22:53:50] <andypugh> I am concerned about the 7i71. I have 0V to TB1:1 and +V to TB1:4, amd the PSU is going into current limitation at 300mA (and that seems quite enough to send me down here)
[22:56:20] <PCW> What V?
[22:58:33] <PCW> 1 is TB1 bottom pin?
[22:59:11] <andypugh> I was just turning up the V, it only got to about 1V
[22:59:34] <andypugh> Yes, pin 1, square pad, black wire, 2 gaps, red wire.
[23:00:27] <PCW> is the manual wrong? V+ goes to bottom pin (1) and V- to top (8)
[23:01:01] <PCW> (theres a hefty reverse protection diode)
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[23:02:25] <andypugh> 7i71?
[23:02:31] <PCW> Ahh the manuals are wrong
[23:02:39] <PCW> they are all the same
[23:02:55] <andypugh> Better to find out now than when you have customers...
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[23:03:20] <PCW> Who wrote this crummy manual?
[23:05:25] <andypugh> So, 10V to 1 and 0V to 8?
[23:05:48] <PCW> Yep
[23:05:58] <andypugh> And w2 to right on 7i76?
[23:06:23] <PCW> I thin the jumpers are OK the way they are
[23:06:27] <andypugh> (an change 5i25 to match)
[23:06:58] <PCW> I'm pretty sure they were shipped that way
[23:07:08] <andypugh> OK. Looks like my policy of setting the voltage then turning the current to zero is a good one.
[23:08:03] <PCW> Well we have a 3A diode but maybe you supply could fry it if i can output 10 or more amps
[23:08:51] <Danimal_garage> andypugh: are you the official mesa/emc compatability tester?
[23:10:30] <andypugh> No, nothing official about it.
[23:10:47] <andypugh> Seb is the de-facto Hostmot2 Sherriff.
[23:11:25] <Danimal_garage> ah
[23:11:51] <Danimal_garage> PCW: do you have any emc machines?
[23:12:48] <PCW> Only a test bed for our hardware
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[23:15:51] <PCW> OK manuals fixed
[23:16:34] <andypugh> Everything works a lot better with the right polarity. Odd, really.
[23:17:11] <Danimal_garage> what's a fair asking price for a destop router with 3 axis servos, ball screws, thk linear slides, a bosch palm router for a spindle, mesa 5i20/7i33/7137, pc with emc2 and all configuring done
[23:17:28] <Danimal_garage> optical home and limit switches
[23:18:02] <Danimal_garage> i'm wondering if i could get enough for it to justify buying a laser part marker
[23:19:12] <andypugh> Danimal_garage: That the printer?
[23:19:14] <Danimal_garage> 6"x12"x13" travel
[23:19:18] <Danimal_garage> yea
[23:19:35] <andypugh> Anything similar been sold on eBay recently?
[23:19:50] <Danimal_garage> not that i know of
[23:20:26] <Danimal_garage> kind of hard to compare it to anything since it was a printer
[23:20:44] <Danimal_garage> but it's probably far more sturdy than those chinese ones on ebay
[23:21:15] <Danimal_garage> 600ipm rapids
[23:21:28] <Danimal_garage> 450ipm in z
[23:22:10] <andypugh> I would guess around $1,555.71
[23:22:16] <Danimal_garage> ha
[23:22:29] <andypugh> (at the current exchane rate)
[23:22:46] <Danimal_garage> so 7,000 euros?
[23:22:52] <Danimal_garage> j/k
[23:22:54] <andypugh> £1000
[23:23:19] <andypugh> Perhaps more, though. I am thinking I would be happy to see £1000 for my combo lathe/mill.
[23:23:38] <andypugh> (Not sure I want to add up what I spent on it)
[23:23:51] <Danimal_garage> i guess it comes down to what it's worth to the buyer
[23:24:05] <Danimal_garage> but to build this thing would not be cheap
[23:24:36] <Danimal_garage> i probably have $400-500 into it alone
[23:24:49] <Danimal_garage> plus time
[23:25:28] <Danimal_garage> i think the tooling plate was a couple hundred alone
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[23:45:17] <FinboySlick> Danimal_garage: You built that thing with 500$ of material?
[23:46:07] <FinboySlick> I'd have expected to pay that for just one of the ballscrews :P
[23:46:54] <FinboySlick> Oops, wait... For some reason my metric brain read that in feet not inches.
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[23:53:19] <Danimal_garage> i got the machine itself for $150
[23:53:32] <Danimal_garage> had the servos and everything on it
[23:53:53] <Danimal_garage> i built a beefier z axis but the x and y were good