#linuxcnc | Logs for 2012-04-12

[00:00:03] <skunkworks__> but it seems to be executing
[00:00:10] <Tecan> darn
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[00:00:39] <skunkworks__> if you start linuxcnc from terminal - you will probably get output from running M101
[00:02:31] <skunkworks__> looks like there are a lot of paths and file names that need to be changed to your setup
[00:03:32] <Jymmm> cradek: jepler you'll like this http://webdemo.visionobjects.com/equation.html?locale=default
[00:04:18] <Jymmm> But it doens't like the root of all evil...
[00:04:42] <Jymmm> Ok, doing good here... http://i44.tinypic.com/rsty02.jpg
[00:05:06] <Jymmm> Alright, still with me just one more line to go... http://i43.tinypic.com/1114k84.jpg
[00:05:20] <Jymmm> Not a chance in hell, it knows what's coming... http://i43.tinypic.com/5vmwkj.jpg
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[00:10:38] <Loetmichel> Jymmm: that wolfram alpha should be an Pharmacist...
[00:10:51] <Jymmm> ?
[00:10:56] <Loetmichel> one who can read THAT handwriting HAS to be ;-)
[00:11:07] <Loetmichel> (doctors and handwriting...)
[00:11:15] <Jymmm> hahahahaha, too true
[00:11:52] <pfred1> did you write that with your mouse?
[00:12:00] <Jymmm> yes
[00:12:06] <pfred1> yeah I can't do that
[00:12:17] <Jymmm> it's kinda slow
[00:12:20] <pfred1> I'm not even very good with a stylus
[00:12:24] <Jymmm> you can't draw too quickly
[00:12:51] <Jymmm> just hit BACK button in the top left corner
[00:12:59] <Jymmm> it's an UNDO =)
[00:13:03] * pfred1 breaks out his wacom
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[00:15:44] <pfred1> nope I suck even with a stylus
[00:16:07] <Jymmm> pfred1: Well, technically, I use a trackball, not a mouse.
[00:16:37] <Jymmm> Big ass cue ball sized trackball
[00:16:55] <pfred1> lets see if I'm any better in inkscape than the gimp
[00:17:11] <Jymmm> Doubles as a "if you piss me off, I'm gonna throw this at you" trackball =)
[00:18:28] <pfred1> it's hard
[00:19:32] <Jymmm> pfred1: CorelDRAW lets you draw something and then interpret the shape, so I'm kinda used to it in a way.
[00:19:53] <pfred1> do you mean edit the line paths?
[00:20:48] <Jymmm> If I draw a VERY course shape with the mouse (like a triangle), it will figure out that I wanted a triangle and straighten the lines
[00:21:09] <Jymmm> or half moon, crescent, etc.
[00:21:58] <pfred1> oh
[00:22:18] <pfred1> I write like a 3 year old with computers
[00:22:44] <Jymmm> Do it for a few years and you get used to it =)
[00:22:48] <Tecan> emc/task/emctask.cc 374: interp_error: Unknown m code used
[00:22:49] <Tecan> Unknown m code used
[00:22:56] <Tecan> thats all i get
[00:25:01] <Tecan> i broke a limit switch made one out of wire and a twist tie
[00:25:07] <Tecan> hot glue
[00:25:16] <Tecan> this day is starting to suck alot
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[00:25:50] <pfred1> I burnt up my GeForce 240 GTS GFX card
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[00:30:30] <Tecan> anyone here using linuxemc 2.5 ?
[00:30:46] <cradek> linuxcnc, and yes
[00:31:05] <Tecan> cradek the custom m codes arnt working on it
[00:31:20] <Tecan> the examples dir is sym linked to a broken link too
[00:31:32] <cradek> ok, can you give more details?
[00:31:55] <Tecan> i tried simple custom m codes in the nc_files folder and nothing is working
[00:32:17] <cradek> ok, more details please
[00:32:36] <Tecan> /usr/share/emc/ncfiles is empty
[00:32:47] <Tecan> non existant after updating to the new
[00:33:02] <cradek> examples -> /usr/share/linuxcnc/ncfiles
[00:33:21] <cradek> this is what my symlink looks like. perhaps your directory is not newly created?
[00:33:33] <cradek> the path you give is the old one.
[00:34:15] <Tecan> oh thats my problem, i renamed it
[00:34:20] <cradek> I just let it create a new ~/linuxcnc and it's fine
[00:34:21] <cradek> ok
[00:34:25] <cradek> ok what about the m code now?
[00:34:33] <Tecan> one sec i'll test :)
[00:35:54] <Tecan> still saying unknown m code used
[00:35:55] <cradek> I made a M100 script that just echoes a string, and it works
[00:36:09] <cradek> ok, tell me what all you did; you are doing something wrong.
[00:37:10] <Tecan> i copied a python script for graster M101 into the nc_files dir chmod it to +x and try to run it
[00:37:40] <cradek> what does graster do?
[00:37:56] <Tecan> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Rastering_With_A_Laser
[00:38:36] <Tecan> i made a M106 script with this #!/bin/sh
[00:38:37] <Tecan> echo HI
[00:39:11] <Tecan> same effect
[00:39:17] <cradek> what effect?
[00:39:29] <Tecan> unknown m code
[00:40:15] <Tecan> im sending them from the mdi command box
[00:40:48] <cradek> ok I'm looking at http://linuxcnc.org/docview/html/gcode/m-code.html#sec:M100-to-M199 - let's go through it a step at a time
[00:40:55] <cradek> what is [DISPLAY]PROGRAM_PREFIX in your ini?
[00:42:14] <Tecan> DISPLAY = axis
[00:43:18] <cradek> no, that means: in the section [DISPLAY] what is PROGRAM_PREFIX=
[00:44:45] <Tecan> dont have one :)
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[00:45:12] <Tecan> guess thats why hehe
[00:45:28] <Tecan> oh wait there it is
[00:45:32] <Tecan> its set wrong
[00:45:33] <Tecan> PROGRAM_PREFIX = /home/hacklab/emc2/nc_files
[00:45:41] <Tecan> thanks cradek
[00:45:47] <cradek> ok, that's where it's looking (trying to)
[00:45:51] <cradek> welcome
[00:47:19] <cradek> you might want to look through your entire config to find references to old paths
[00:48:46] <Tecan> yeah its working good now , time for some laser pics
[00:49:04] <cradek> I added a warning about updating that path to http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UpdatingTo2.5
[00:49:43] <Tecan> should be in huge letters lol
[00:51:33] <Tecan> what does joint 2 following error mean ?
[00:52:12] <pfred1> don't bogart that joint my friend ...
[00:52:18] <Tecan> google found er
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[00:52:53] <pfred1> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvGJvzwKqg0
[00:53:54] <Thetawaves> ^5
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[00:58:14] <Tecan> my speed was too high :)
[00:59:28] * pfred1 gets a little cranky when his speed level is too high ...
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[02:02:20] <Tecan> shit yeaaaa, works like a dam
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[02:29:33] <Tecan> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olj-4C_0cLQ
[02:29:37] <Tecan> my etcher :)
[02:31:47] <ssi> lik a dam?
[02:32:01] <ssi> ugh my kyboard is scrwd up
[02:32:02] <ssi> :(
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[02:43:22] <ReadError> GUSTA
[02:43:32] <ReadError> how much was the laser portion?
[02:45:01] <Tecan> 700 ish
[02:45:18] <Tecan> probably more with the mirrors and head
[02:45:29] <Tecan> lense was 40 mirror 40
[02:45:39] <Tecan> suposedly you can make them from harddrive platters
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[03:14:12] <Jymmm> http://i51.tinypic.com/2jttp2.jpg
[03:15:50] <jdhnc> I've been trying to cut 3/8" thick delrin with a 1/8" single flute cutter, but the last pass is full of chips that seem to melt and stick. Would a 2 flute make smaller chips that are easier to remove?
[03:16:26] <Jymmm> jdhnc: spiral upcut may help
[03:16:39] <jdhnc> yeah, don't have one though
[03:16:50] <Jymmm> so?
[03:17:00] <jdhnc> instant gratification
[03:17:08] <Jymmm> razor blade
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[03:17:22] <jdhnc> the first two passes (cutting 1/8" deep) are clean, the last one looks like crap
[03:17:54] <Jymmm> I have no problems at all machining plastics
[03:18:22] <jdhnc> cutting the same thing on marine plastic is fine
[03:18:28] <Jymmm> as you can see from the photo above
[03:18:43] <Jymmm> I dont care what polymer it is.
[03:19:14] <jdhnc> laser is about 8th on my list of things to get :)
[03:19:49] <Jymmm> Get the right tool for the job and you won't have any problems either. The others on here who FINALLY listened to me are happy they did.
[03:20:02] <Jymmm> It's well worth the money
[03:20:22] <jdhnc> is that an upcut spiral, or a laser?
[03:20:27] <Tecan> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU0tzLwhbE << music :)
[03:21:36] <Jymmm> jdhnc: Just get one of these http://www.onsrud.com/plusdocs/Doc/index.html?model.code=CNC-Plastic-Cutting-Tools
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[03:22:53] <jdhnc> I will. But it won't be here tonight.
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[03:25:16] <Jymmm> I want to make a power pack, but I haven't figured out how to switch in/out the cell in the circuit easily. I really don't want to use a slide switch
[03:25:30] <jdhnc> power pack for what?
[03:25:41] <Jymmm> anything.
[03:26:41] <r00t4rd3d> hamster electric chair?
[03:26:43] <Jymmm> Each cell is 3.7V Li-Ion, and I can step up from 3.7 to 5V for USB things, or go 3 cells and step up to around 16V
[03:27:14] <Jymmm> 15.1v required to charge my netbook
[03:28:02] <Jymmm> I guess I can include step-down too, for testing LED's and such too.
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[03:34:20] <djdelorie> you want a sepic converter - goes from almost 0v to almost 2x the input V
[03:39:09] <ssi> writingn programs for this lathe is like a game
[03:39:19] <ssi> lets see how long i can go without a major crash
[03:39:26] <ssi> i'm currently losing
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[04:59:31] <Jymmm> use a cheat code
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[05:04:51] <alex4nder> yoh
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[07:19:04] <witdraak> sup any online that can tell me were the glade demos are stored?
[07:19:59] <witdraak> is in in the config files of the linuxcnc dir or maby set somewere else?
[07:26:25] <witdraak> coz i've tried looking for mine but don't seem to find it
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[07:53:18] <cra_> Anyone familiar with TB6560 3 axis drivers or understands the pwm signal to move a spindle.... I`m totally lost
[07:56:34] <cra_> a pwm signal is currently giving me my variable speed on my spindle. This is being generated by a little servo tester and has nothing to do with the computer control. I have been told that the software, emc, will generate this pwm signal for me but I can`t understand where this signal is coming from on the physical TB6560 board. At the end, there are 3 connections for the spindle, but I`m sure they are for the relay...not outputs from
[07:58:54] <cra_> http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=648&tbm=isch&tbnid=06Oc0XWR-FzDvM:&imgrefurl=http://www.dhgate.com/3-axis-tb6560-stepper-motor-driver-board/p-ff8080813184c93c01319381c7344c8f.html&docid=rLaWmqduAAKcQM&imgurl=http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/424/100/255/1277646493204_hz-myalibaba-web-temp2_6128.jpg&w=738&h=465&ei=IIuGT_brN9SC8gOc8_XdBw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=125&sig=105703951733460316664&page=1&tbnh=110&tbnw=175&start=0&ndsp
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[08:05:21] <awallin> cra_: radio-control servo signal "pwm" is quite different from what is usually meant by pwm in the cnc world
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[12:09:33] <witdraak> got problem understanding section 2 of http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/devel/html/gui/gladevcp.html
[12:10:17] <witdraak> the run commands it talks of...where do you add them
[12:11:37] <witdraak> $ cd configs/sim <---
[12:11:44] <jthornton> those are terminal commands
[12:12:18] <witdraak> ok so i run linuxcnc then tipe those in terminal?
[12:12:27] <jthornton> and they seem to assume you know that and assume you are in the linuxcnc-dev directory of a git
[12:12:52] <jthornton> did you do a git checkout?
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[12:13:17] <witdraak> ermm...what?
[12:13:53] <witdraak> im a fresh linux user so i have no linux background in terminal
[12:14:17] <jthornton> I assume if you have 2.5 installed you can just pick them from the configuration picker
[12:15:04] <jthornton> what a pia to have to close all those branches to find one
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[12:15:41] <jthornton> what version do you have installed
[12:16:14] <witdraak> updated mine to 2.5 using that instructions
[12:17:08] <jthornton> then from the CNC menu pick LinuxCNC and when you finally get down to the sim branch you will find the gladevcp examples
[12:18:25] <witdraak> cd configs/sim im guessing that would be find in im guessing that would be in that configs file were your config for your cncmachine gets stored
[12:19:01] <witdraak> if true i don't have it on mine
[12:19:22] <jthornton> no, from the Ubuntu menu pick CNC > LinuxCNC
[12:19:42] <jthornton> err Applications > CNC > LinuxCNC
[12:19:49] <witdraak> top left of the screen?
[12:19:52] <witdraak> kk
[12:19:53] <jthornton> yep
[12:20:16] <jthornton> the instructions in the manual are very confusing about what to do :/
[12:21:02] <witdraak> i know got a pannel i managed to mock up in that gladeVCP but have no idea how to get them into my CNC program...
[12:21:36] <witdraak> were to save, how to link, ect.
[12:23:26] <jthornton> did you create your own gladevcp panel with glade and you want to add it to Axis?
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[12:26:02] <jthornton> chapter 3
[12:26:06] <witdraak> when i get back to my machine ill try to find those examples again...yea but pannel only looking like it not yet set as one
[12:27:38] <witdraak> got up to 3.2 with the design but no idea how to load it and check it
[12:30:39] <witdraak> even if skipping 3.3 i dont know were to find the folder i need to save it to... "GLADEVCP= -u ../gladevcp/hitcounter.py ../gladevcp/manual-example.ui" (../ is very helpfull if you don't know your way around dos or kernal
[12:33:26] <witdraak> wish there was like a refrence sheet to what what kernal command do that looks like an asci spreadsheet. that most ppl have next to their computer
[12:34:27] <witdraak> ive learned that whatever i have to paste into kernal i have to add sudo before it and tipe password afterwards
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[12:37:33] <witdraak> i know im bad @ linux seing only time spended on linux was this couple of weeks setting linuxCNC to get rid of mach3
[12:39:33] <witdraak> and have gone endless of websites that tells me what to tipe in to get stuff like touchscreen working...none telling me what im actualy doing and if i get an error this might be the problems and what to check for to fix them
[12:44:03] <witdraak> aww well ill have to see if i can make do and try fiddling more maby ill get the darn thing working
[12:45:18] <witdraak> g2g will let know what my progress is on the problematic thing
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[12:46:03] <JT-Shop> http://linuxcnc.org/docview/html/common/Linux_FAQ.html
[12:46:48] <JT-Shop> aww he left
[12:48:31] <asdfasd> before I mentioned about a problem with rounding in the toolpath after limit switch is activated, I can confirm now is happening every time
[12:50:28] <JT-Shop> crap what happened to the upgrade page from 2.3 to 2.4?
[12:50:41] <JT-Shop> nevermind I found it
[12:50:47] <JT-Shop> need to clean my glasses off
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[13:22:41] <Valen1> whats that mesa pci card with a "parallel port" output on it?
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[13:27:42] <JT-Shop> 5i25
[13:27:58] <JT-Shop> uses a parallel port cable
[13:28:01] <skunkworks> it actually has 2 'parallel ports' in effect.
[13:33:14] <Valen1> skunkworks: howdo you mean?
[13:34:28] <mozmck> anyone know if it's a pain doing 32-bit development on 64 bit linux?
[13:35:03] <skunkworks> it has a normal looking printer port out the back of the pci card - plus it has an internal header that you could hook another printer port pigtail to.
[13:36:25] <skunkworks> mozmck: I have 64 bit on my laptop. linuxcnc seem to run just fine in sim. (I did a lot of comp testing and compiling patches from the group on it) Other than that I don't know.
[13:36:51] <archivist> mozmck, gcc has a mode to force 32bit but I tried to use it the other day and got some errors and did not follow it up
[13:37:45] <archivist> was trying to build apt as 32bit on 64, its buggy on 64bit
[13:37:57] <mozmck> thanks. I'm looking at maybe upgrading to 64 bit linux, but I think I'll have to make 32-bit binaries of most things I do. So if it's a pain then I won't use 64 bit.
[13:38:07] <mozmck> archivist: -m32 ?
[13:38:14] <archivist> yup
[13:38:55] <archivist> but code does need dragging into the 64bit world some time soon :)
[13:38:58] <mozmck> interesting. I know you have to have 32 bit libs to run 32 bit programs, and you may need the 32 bit dev packages for development.
[13:40:11] <JT-Shop> Valen1: I don't think the 5i25 actually uses parallel port type inputs and outputs so to speak just the cables iirc
[13:40:36] <Valen1> interesting is that 5i25 the cheapest mesa board? I seem to recall they had a PP interface one that was cheaper (different application for this one)
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[13:48:23] <Jymmm> Valen1: you mean 7i43?
[13:52:41] <Valen1> thats the one Jymmm
[13:52:49] <Valen1> hmm why is my nick wrong
[13:52:49] <Jymmm> =)
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[13:53:23] <Valen> steal my nick will you
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[13:56:17] <skunkworks> there is a parallel port interface one that is pretty close to the same price... (I would probably take the 5i25 over it though) Pci interface is just better imho
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[13:58:30] <Valen> skunkworks: thats a given, i have a 5i25 i think but this guy is extremly cost driven
[13:58:36] <Valen> well, price driven
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[13:59:35] <skunkworks> JT-Shop: I acutally think you can set it up to emulate a printer port in/out.. One of its selling points is you can use your favorite break out board.
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[14:00:10] <Valen> yeah there were 2 different jobs
[14:00:12] <skunkworks> (but the mesa ones are a lot better - (more i/o and such)
[14:00:43] <Valen> one was to replace his printer port driven thing on his personal mill the other was for a new product
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[14:03:24] <JT-Shop> skunkworks: I guess that is how it drives the G540 then
[14:04:10] * JT-Shop is off to the scrap ward
[14:04:20] <Jymmm> skunkworks: what breakout board you using? 7i42???
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[14:27:10] <mazafaka> JT-Shop: Is this scrap yard somewhere or you use some of your territory for it?
[14:30:58] <Tom_itx> everybody needs a 'goto' scrap yard
[14:31:57] <ssi> yes, I wish I had one :(
[14:33:56] <Tom_itx> we've got a decent iron scrap yard as well as one that stocks aluminum
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[14:46:45] <mazafaka> I sometimes thieve suitable for welding steel thingies at the plant
[14:49:20] <mazafaka> They're tiny though, nothing criminal
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[15:22:04] <DJ9DJ> tag
[15:25:04] <DJ9DJ> good day everyone!
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[16:08:46] <skunkworks> Jymmm: for just GPIO - I am using opto22 boards. (other wise I have the 7i33 and 7i48 for encoders and analog (+/-10v))
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[16:09:57] <Connor> Can EMC generate a charge pump signal ?
[16:10:42] <skunkworks> but that is for the 5i20 and that series of fpga cards including the 7i43. the 5i25 has its own interface cards.
[16:10:49] <skunkworks> Connor: yes
[16:11:49] <skunkworks> Connor: I think the stepconf utillity has a option for setting up a cp pin. (I have never tried it)
[16:11:58] <Connor> ok.
[16:12:30] <Connor> Just looking at break out boards. I have a basic C10 right now, but, I'm going to need something for spindle control at some poiint.
[16:12:39] <Connor> and saw info on charge pumps..
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[16:20:35] <jdhnc> Connor: have you picked motors/drives yet?
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[16:20:45] <Connor> jdhnc: Yes.
[16:21:08] <jdhnc> what are you using?
[16:22:07] <Connor> 3 x 570oz-in and 3 x KL-5056
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[16:25:05] <jdhnc> direct drive for the Z?
[16:25:28] <Connor> that's the plan.
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[16:26:14] <jdhnc> finish it so I can see what to buy!
[16:28:21] <Connor> Ha!
[16:28:44] <Connor> Working on the enclosure right now. Have the drivers, mini-itx PSU's mounted.
[16:28:57] <Connor> going to mount the break out board and wire it up to the drivers.
[16:29:24] <jdhnc> I have a 34 and compumotor drive I'm going to use for Z
[16:30:27] <Connor> What's the torque rating on it ?
[16:30:44] <jdhnc> I don't remember offhand.
[16:30:58] <jdhnc> it's not really that high.
[16:31:16] <Connor> You planning on doing Ball screws or use stock screws ?
[16:31:37] <jdhnc> ball screws. I'm supposed to get one of the next batch of cncfusion prototype kits.
[16:31:51] <Connor> Ah. I'm using stock ATM.
[16:32:01] <Connor> I'll have to save up $$ for the ball screws.
[16:32:14] <jdhnc> I was going to, but sold a bunch of stuff so I freed up some cash for this.
[16:32:40] <jdhnc> I almost got enough crap out of my garage to actually be able to stand next to my g0704
[16:33:03] <Connor> I know have a little 7x10 mini lathe that was given to me.. So I can make the standoffs easier now. Not sure about turning ballscrews down with it.
[16:33:13] <Connor> know = now
[16:33:53] <jdhnc> I know where my 7x10 is, but I can't actually get to it :)
[16:33:56] <TekniQue> I found some ballscrew guy on ebay that will turn the end down to whatever diameter you like
[16:34:04] <TekniQue> and also cut them to length
[16:34:20] <TekniQue> username was linearmotionbearings
[16:34:36] <Poincare> sounds familiar....
[16:35:03] <Connor> I used them for my CNC router.
[16:35:08] <Connor> they're okay.
[16:35:42] <Poincare> must have bought some new equipment then, he didnt have that service when I ordered my screws
[16:36:03] <Connor> This was 2 years ago..
[16:36:39] <Connor> The pockets in the bearing blocks were a tad too deep. I ended up having to use shims to remove the slop.
[16:37:10] <TekniQue> linearmotionbearings2008 even
[16:37:18] <Connor> and someone had to make me longer spacers because the nuts rubbed up against the seal causing way too much friction.
[16:39:12] <jdhnc> the 5056 looks good. I might get a pair of those for x/y
[16:39:37] <jdhnc> the keling 23/23/34 kit looks good too though
[16:39:58] <Connor> http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/stepper-nema23-3-axis-kits
[16:40:05] <Connor> That's the one I got.
[16:41:38] <jdhnc> same price for 425/425/906
[16:42:01] <Connor> yea. I liked the idea of the 570's
[16:42:19] <Connor> and 570's is more than enough for direct drive with Ball screws.
[16:42:23] <Connor> for the Z even
[16:42:44] <Connor> should be fine for the stock screws too.
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[16:58:00] <alex4nder> hey
[16:58:46] <ReadError> hello sir
[16:59:34] <alex4nder> how's it?
[16:59:55] <ReadError> day off, so good ;)
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[17:02:58] <alex4nder> nice
[17:03:08] <alex4nder> ReadError: your mill show up yet?
[17:03:54] <ReadError> not yet
[17:04:02] <ReadError> should ship this week they said :(
[17:04:22] <alex4nder> they drop shipping it from arizona?
[17:04:58] <ReadError> i think so
[17:07:32] <ReadError> knobs comming
[17:07:38] <ReadError> ill order my motorkit after payday
[17:07:44] <alex4nder> sick, what're you getting?
[17:07:48] <ReadError> gubbamint takin my money :(
[17:07:52] <ReadError> g450
[17:08:00] <ReadError> here let me find the combo
[17:08:52] <IchGuckLive> ReadError: why not leadshine M542
[17:09:05] <ReadError> http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/g540-stepper-motor-kits/g540-3-axis-nema23-381ozin-48v10a-psu
[17:09:15] <ReadError> er g540
[17:09:24] <ReadError> those motors a bit strong though, no?
[17:09:27] <ReadError> 381oz
[17:09:36] <alex4nder> IchGuckLive: because he's not a godless communist
[17:09:53] <IchGuckLive> O.O
[17:09:58] <alex4nder> those motors are giant
[17:10:12] <alex4nder> IchGuckLive: that's a bad US joke
[17:10:46] <IchGuckLive> Romney forever
[17:10:55] <alex4nder> the end of the world
[17:11:02] <ReadError> alex4nder
[17:11:09] <ReadError> would getting a higher amp PSU be better?
[17:11:19] <ReadError> they have a bigger one also, its like 129
[17:11:23] <alex4nder> I doubt it.
[17:11:23] <ReadError> and some smaller motors
[17:11:27] <alex4nder> get smaller motors
[17:11:29] <ReadError> 10A is plenty?
[17:12:07] <alex4nder> like, your taig is going to need like 45" of travel with those motors
[17:12:26] <alex4nder> ReadError: it's plenty for my setup
[17:12:30] <IchGuckLive> 48B 10A 3Axis is good
[17:12:40] <IchGuckLive> 48V
[17:12:54] <IchGuckLive> at 4.2A per motor
[17:13:07] <alex4nder> I think my motors will consume half that, max.
[17:13:40] <alex4nder> ReadError: I don't think any of their g540 stepper kits are a good match for the Taig
[17:13:42] <IchGuckLive> this brings in 3Nm thats plenty of tource
[17:14:01] <ReadError> alex4nder: thats the lowest
[17:14:14] <alex4nder> why aren't you just buying the parts?
[17:14:51] <ReadError> i can
[17:14:58] <ReadError> i thought it would be cheaper to combo them
[17:15:43] <alex4nder> maybe it is, dunno
[17:16:46] <ReadError> http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/nema-23/nema-23-quarter-inch-dual-shaft-with-flat-270-oz-in
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[17:23:51] <alex4nder> ReadError: what's your plan for handles for the back of the motor?
[17:23:56] <alex4nder> just like radio dials?
[17:24:23] <ReadError> yea
[17:24:27] <ReadError> 2" knobs
[17:24:38] <ReadError> i just want to be able to do quick work if i need to
[17:24:45] <ReadError> so i want to retain that ability
[17:26:07] <alex4nder> werd.. it's too bad you won't get any DRO functionality with steppers
[17:26:33] <syyl_ws> mh
[17:26:35] <syyl_ws> glas scale ;)
[17:26:36] <ReadError> yea most stuff will be by eye
[17:26:42] <ReadError> just doing a quick cut or so
[17:26:53] <ReadError> i want to make some custom mash paddles too
[17:27:50] <Jymmm> skunkworks: and opto22 backplane plugs in directly to the mesa board?
[17:28:13] <ReadError> i guess if i had a pendant i wouldnt need to use kbows
[17:28:15] <ReadError> knobs
[17:28:22] <ReadError> would that function as a DRO ?
[17:28:28] <ReadError> since it can record the steps
[17:28:52] <alex4nder> yup
[17:28:56] <alex4nder> that's what I do
[17:28:57] <ReadError> ;o
[17:29:00] <ReadError> thats what i should do then
[17:29:09] <alex4nder> it'll make your setup simpler, and smaller
[17:29:13] <ReadError> well
[17:29:20] <ReadError> i want to get one of those boxes from homedepot
[17:29:28] <ReadError> put the PC and everything inside it
[17:29:34] <ReadError> they are like utility boxes
[17:29:39] <alex4nder> I mean the width of the taig
[17:29:49] <alex4nder> the standard motor couplers stick everything out on-axis
[17:30:16] <ReadError> got any vids of using the pendant?
[17:30:32] <alex4nder> no, but it's just a PS3 controller
[17:30:37] <ReadError> you can control it in 1 step increments? if so that would be super accurate
[17:30:39] <ReadError> ohhh
[17:30:47] <ReadError> i was thinkin about one of those hand held ones
[17:30:55] <ReadError> with the MPG
[17:31:08] <alex4nder> I press a button
[17:31:21] <ReadError> ahh the directional pad
[17:31:35] <ReadError> bluetoothed?
[17:32:04] <alex4nder> no, I use USB
[17:32:26] <ReadError> just out of curiousity
[17:32:32] <ReadError> why is linuxcnc based of ubuntu
[17:32:35] <alex4nder> BT probably works, but I don't trust it.
[17:32:39] <ReadError> and not centos or something
[17:32:51] <alex4nder> because RPMs are for sucks.
[17:32:56] <ReadError> eh
[17:32:59] <ReadError> yum is pretty solid
[17:33:07] <ReadError> if you have the right repos
[17:33:12] <alex4nder> yum is what happens when RedHat people get jealous of Debian people.
[17:33:21] <alex4nder> and implement a shite copy
[17:33:26] <ReadError> well
[17:33:28] <alex4nder> </troll>
[17:33:31] <skunkworks> Jymmm: If you buy the correct opto22 backplane - the 50 pin ribon cable with plug directly from the mesa to the opto22. (24 i/o)
[17:33:31] <ReadError> im an old FBSD head ;)
[17:33:37] <ReadError> the ORIGINAL ports ;)
[17:33:41] <alex4nder> hah, I'm an old OpenBSD commiter. ;)
[17:33:48] <ReadError> then gentoo tried to jack its swag
[17:34:20] <TekniQue> I still use FBSD
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[17:35:17] <alex4nder> for me using BSD is like hanging out with an ex girlfriend: fun for a bit, and then you remember why you broke up.
[17:35:23] <skunkworks> Jymmm: the bottom 2 boards directly interface with the mesa 50 pin plug.
[17:35:25] <skunkworks> http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/All_i-o.JPG
[17:35:56] <ReadError> wow
[17:35:58] <ReadError> thats a serious setup
[17:36:53] <Jymmm> skunkworks: ok, cool. What about inputs?
[17:37:06] <skunkworks> you can use either...
[17:37:16] <skunkworks> I am mixing in and outs...
[17:37:23] <Jymmm> skunkworks: No, I mean what board did you use?
[17:38:10] <ReadError> alex4nder: I was thinking, if i had a rotary table
[17:38:18] <ReadError> i could essentially double the axis
[17:38:22] <ReadError> by turning the part?
[17:38:35] <alex4nder> with a 4th axis?
[17:38:37] <ReadError> yea
[17:38:39] <alex4nder> yah
[17:38:43] <ReadError> ;o
[17:38:45] <ReadError> niice
[17:38:45] <alex4nder> and you'll have the motor control for it
[17:38:50] <ReadError> ya
[17:41:20] <skunkworks> Jymmm: http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/panel/electricalbox.jpg
[17:41:56] <skunkworks> look at the same boards.. Black/red are outputs - whites are inputs.
[17:42:03] <Jymmm> skunkworks: Ok, I see them below the PC, but what are they?
[17:43:02] <skunkworks> these.. http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/allbutone.jpg
[17:43:10] <skunkworks> (similar)
[17:43:36] <skunkworks> that plugs directly into the mesa board with a 50 pin cable.
[17:44:07] <skunkworks> the i/o from mesa can be either in or out - and then different modules are used in the opto22 board for in/out.
[17:44:07] <Jymmm> skunkworks: [ MESA ] <----[ 50 pin IDC Cable ]---> [Some PCB with screw terminals ??????????????]
[17:44:26] <Jymmm> really?
[17:44:45] <skunkworks> mesa <-> 50 pin cable <-> opto22 board with terminals.
[17:45:00] <Jymmm> what input modules?
[17:46:03] <skunkworks> lots to choose from.. I think I am using mostly 0-24vdc input -> 5v logic for mesa.
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[17:46:51] <Jymmm> k
[17:47:00] <skunkworks> am I making sense?
[17:47:07] <Jymmm> yeah
[17:47:42] <Jymmm> I just don know why not directly instead of thru an input module unless yo have that varying voltages
[17:48:09] <skunkworks> cheap optical isolation (all the modules we are using are)
[17:48:22] <Jymmm> ah gotcha
[17:48:29] <skunkworks> we have had no problem with noise and such.
[17:49:05] <skunkworks> plus the output modues directly run our 110v hydraulic solinoids.
[17:49:27] <skunkworks> or motor start relays and such.
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[17:50:08] <Jymmm> cool, lots of frickin modulse $$$$$$$
[17:51:17] <skunkworks> ebay
[17:51:27] <Jymmm> ah
[17:51:33] <Jymmm> not so much these days
[17:51:38] <skunkworks> we have drawers full now... ;)
[17:51:42] <Jymmm> hope you got extras
[17:51:44] <Jymmm> k
[17:51:52] <skunkworks> and we have not had one go bad.
[17:51:59] <skunkworks> so far
[17:52:06] <cradek> there are extra modules in the bottom of the electrical box on any machine that uses them
[17:52:36] <skunkworks> cradek: have you had an opto22 module go bad yet?
[17:52:54] <cradek> yes I think one
[17:53:05] <skunkworks> what was it doing?
[17:53:11] <cradek> they were all used and unknown when I got them of course
[17:53:22] <cradek> ummmmm I don't remember
[17:53:26] <skunkworks> heh
[17:53:46] <skunkworks> I am sure most of ours are old.. But I think the ones we got from jmk where new
[17:54:02] <skunkworks> *used/ New
[17:54:07] <cradek> I really like the LEDs on the input modules. I write on top of the module with a pencil what the LED means.
[17:54:08] <Jymmm> skunkworks: what is the thing with ontrols on it to the right of the two power resistors? http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/panel/electricalbox.jpg
[17:54:30] <skunkworks> VFD
[17:54:33] <Jymmm> k
[17:54:34] <skunkworks> 5hp
[18:12:49] <ReadError> how much current can PoE deliver?
[18:12:58] <ReadError> wondering if cat5 cable is a viable motor connection solution
[18:13:08] <ReadError> if i use 2 wires per lead
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[18:14:13] <ThadiusB> building my enclosure today! stoked!
[18:14:32] <skunkworks> ReadError: not flexable...
[18:15:18] <skunkworks> (and pretty small guage..)
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[18:18:12] <skunkworks> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet
[18:18:40] <skunkworks> at the most 51w using all 4 pairs...
[18:18:43] <ReadError> ah not nearly enough
[18:19:46] <archivist> and the wires being single core will break in a day or so of hard work
[18:20:43] <archivist> unless the single cores are in the form of flex you see in printers
[18:21:09] <skunkworks> we are using stranded/shielded cat5 for our differential encoder runs.. so far so good.. (although only 1 axis has moving cables..
[18:21:40] <gambakufu> anyone tried running linuxcnc when connected with NX?
[18:21:52] <archivist> the curve that you bend around really matters
[18:22:12] <archivist> NX?
[18:22:26] <gambakufu> nomachine NX. a remote connection protocol
[18:23:22] <alex4nder> ReadError: get 4-wire shielded continuous flex cable.. it's easy to find
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[18:24:11] <archivist> gambakufu, never heard of it can it carry nml messages http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/code/NML_Messages.html
[18:24:45] <ReadError> alex4nder: i might just get the cables from the same site as the motors and such
[18:25:08] <ReadError> probably 12'
[18:25:22] <archivist> gambakufu, you probably dont need nx at all
[18:26:09] <gambakufu> I just don't feel like having a keyboard/mouse/screen on the CNC's computer and VNC is real slow compared to NX. what's this NML?
[18:26:40] <gambakufu> ah, I see.
[18:28:25] <alex4nder> ReadError: you going to use DB9 pigtails hanging off the motors?
[18:28:47] <ReadError> well, ill bind them to the motor somehow
[18:28:49] <ReadError> but yea
[18:29:22] <alex4nder> I'm wondering if you're planning on using DB9 as your main connector type
[18:29:51] <ReadError> yup
[18:29:55] <ReadError> the controller comes with 4
[18:29:59] <ReadError> so ill put 3 on each motor
[18:30:10] <ReadError> then run the db9 cables from that, to the controller
[18:30:24] <ReadError> 1 on each motor rather lol
[18:30:58] <alex4nder> ok
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[18:35:03] <ReadError> *sigh* fml
[18:35:07] <ReadError> a2z just called
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[18:35:13] <ReadError> said the hand cranks are on backorder
[18:35:26] <ReadError> even though they sent me an email yesterday saying they shipped :(
[18:36:13] <alex4nder> internet commerce is letting you down
[18:36:30] <ReadError> totally
[18:36:38] <ReadError> fortunately i still dont know much about machining/cad
[18:43:32] * Loetmichel is just machining some 15pin Dsub holes in computer backs made from 3mm Aluminium...
[18:44:16] <Loetmichel> i HATE this already finished alu. finish= sanded with 200 grit sanding belt
[18:44:29] <Loetmichel> one swarf and one can refisish it
[18:44:48] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12575
[18:44:53] <Loetmichel> like this one
[18:45:16] <ReadError> i hate trying to sand aluminum ;(
[18:45:21] <ReadError> is there a better way?
[18:45:31] <Loetmichel> for whar?
[18:45:33] <Loetmichel> waht?
[18:45:36] <Loetmichel> sanding?
[18:45:38] <Loetmichel> no
[18:45:39] <ReadError> im trying to true an edge
[18:45:52] <Loetmichel> file
[18:45:53] <Loetmichel> ;-)
[18:45:56] <ReadError> ah
[18:46:00] <ReadError> need to get a bigger set
[18:46:05] <ReadError> i just have some micro files
[18:46:23] <Loetmichel> FINE files
[18:46:35] <Loetmichel> and somme street paint chalk
[18:46:54] <ReadError> CHALK?@#$
[18:46:55] <Loetmichel> for prepping the file, else the swarf will be stuck in the grit of the file
[18:46:59] <Loetmichel> yes
[18:47:07] <Loetmichel> chalk
[18:47:17] <ReadError> like the ones kids use on sidewalks?
[18:47:20] <Loetmichel> just some brushes on the file
[18:47:22] <Loetmichel> yes
[18:47:39] <ReadError> yea the aluminum got 'gunked' up on my grinder
[18:47:45] <Loetmichel> it sits in the file "grit" and prevents alu swarf from getting in
[18:48:21] <Loetmichel> ist like a "non lubricating" lubricant
[18:48:36] <Loetmichel> the chalk
[18:48:41] <ReadError> interesting, thanks for the advice
[18:48:45] <Loetmichel> never seen that?
[18:48:48] <ReadError> nope
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[18:49:13] <Loetmichel> in germany every metal job apprentice learns filing first.
[18:49:25] <ReadError> i work on computer all day ;)
[18:49:28] <ReadError> this is just a hobby
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[18:49:44] <Loetmichel> and learns to use chalk for preventing swarf in the file grit
[18:49:52] <Loetmichel> ReadError: me too
[18:49:58] <Loetmichel> but on the hardware ;-)
[18:50:05] <DJ9DJ> hihi
[18:50:18] <Loetmichel> ("if i had a hammer..."
[18:50:20] <Loetmichel> ;-)
[18:50:23] <ReadError> i work on keyboard
[18:50:28] * ReadError has soft hands
[18:50:40] <Loetmichel> i design and buildt computers for the military
[18:50:55] <Loetmichel> shielded and/or rugged
[18:51:11] <Loetmichel> out computer cases are made of 3mm thick aluminium sheet
[18:51:31] <Loetmichel> not the 0,5mm thick "steel foil" normal computer cases are made of ;-)
[18:51:58] <Loetmichel> one Computer: 12kg ;-)
[18:52:13] <Loetmichel> one monitor: 8 kg ;-)
[18:52:17] <ReadError> wow lol
[18:52:24] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12010
[18:52:31] <Loetmichel> thats a system from us
[18:53:09] <ReadError> yellow thing for ESD?
[18:53:10] <Loetmichel> Printer, scanner, 24" monitor, computer, all shielded against eavesdropping
[18:53:15] <Loetmichel> (evasdropping?)
[18:53:23] <Loetmichel> ReadError: yes
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[18:54:10] <Loetmichel> DJ9DJ: tahts a printer like the one i worked on today ;-)
[18:54:37] <DJ9DJ> not only today :)
[18:54:51] <Loetmichel> granted, the whole week
[18:55:02] <DJ9DJ> hihi
[18:56:00] <ReadError> wouldnt it have been cheaper to throw it out and get a new one?
[18:57:47] <Loetmichel> ReadError: we dismantle them and put some steel boxes and much copper foil in it
[18:57:59] <DJ9DJ> i think the printers are new
[18:58:04] <Loetmichel> ant this particula printer was not cooperating
[18:58:08] <DJ9DJ> but Loetmichel improves them :D
[18:58:17] <Loetmichel> yes, they are ;-)
[18:58:23] <Loetmichel> and
[18:58:27] <Loetmichel> particular
[18:58:58] <Loetmichel> the selling pint is that it looks no different than before...
[18:59:06] <Loetmichel> just about 2kg more heavy ;-)
[18:59:38] <Loetmichel> ... but that implies space problems inside if you encase the PCBs in steel boxes...
[19:00:12] <Loetmichel> like this one: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12253
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[19:01:25] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12885 <- these are for the PCBs of the Keyboards... ;-)
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[19:01:47] <Loetmichel> ... dont ask what a keyboard costs after we modified it ;-)
[19:02:53] <djdelorie> how long did the cnc run take to mill those?
[19:03:04] <Loetmichel> about 2 hrs
[19:03:17] <DJ9DJ> nice
[19:03:26] <djdelorie> ok, I won't complain about 20 minute runs then :-)
[19:03:31] <DJ9DJ> aluminium?
[19:03:33] <Loetmichel> but that was just because the normal manufacturer dont start his CNC for 2 pieces
[19:03:39] <Loetmichel> so i made them at home
[19:05:12] <skunkworks> Loetmichel: ouch
[19:05:14] <skunkworks> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12922
[19:05:39] <Loetmichel> skunkworks: yes, NO idea how the customer did THAT
[19:05:47] <Loetmichel> was a repair
[19:06:06] <Loetmichel> rugged 24 needle pimact printer
[19:06:11] <Loetmichel> impact
[19:06:16] <skunkworks> they still make those?
[19:06:27] <Loetmichel> yes, epson makes ONE model ;)
[19:06:31] <skunkworks> heh
[19:06:45] <skunkworks> multi-carbon coppies...
[19:06:50] <Loetmichel> no
[19:07:02] <DJ9DJ> hihi
[19:07:03] <Loetmichel> 24V supply_> sitting in a tank
[19:07:16] <Loetmichel> cold, hot, vibration...
[19:07:23] <Loetmichel> impact printers work
[19:07:28] <DJ9DJ> what do they print in a tank?
[19:07:39] <DJ9DJ> missile destination coordinates?
[19:07:43] <Loetmichel> Lasers would be gunked up, inkjets dried up
[19:07:47] <DJ9DJ> or just statistics about hit targets? ;)
[19:07:55] <Loetmichel> DJ9DJ: something like that i suppose
[19:08:08] <Loetmichel> its a reconissance wheeled tank
[19:08:25] <Loetmichel> no big gun, just a bunch of radar/antennaes ;-)
[19:08:36] <Loetmichel> IF i remember correctly
[19:08:52] <DJ9DJ> yeah, but it would not help if they print it on a sheet of paper... if the information does not leave the tank ;)
[19:09:29] <DJ9DJ> or do they still have people on a motorcycle to carry the important information from one point to another?
[19:09:33] <DJ9DJ> like in the ww1
[19:10:23] <DJ9DJ> hm
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[19:22:48] <Loetmichel> DJ9DJ: they have
[19:23:01] <Loetmichel> but i thikl its for documenting pourposes
[19:23:40] <DJ9DJ> but isn't there a bigger risk that the enemy might get unwanted information?
[19:23:45] <Loetmichel> i dont care as long as they buy 24neddlers for over $6k each ;-)
[19:23:51] <DJ9DJ> hihi
[19:24:20] <DJ9DJ> every blasted tank with a 24 needle printer saves your job ;)
[19:24:40] <Loetmichel> something like that, yes ;-)
[19:26:38] * DJ9DJ kills his chokolate easter bunnie right now :D
[19:28:46] <DJ9DJ> -k+c
[19:30:24] <DJ9DJ> anyone a piece of chocolate? ;-)
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[19:39:38] <Loetmichel> hmm, i just have the need to make some 3 minute brownies again...
[19:39:49] <Loetmichel> lucioly i have bought cacao lately
[19:39:53] <ReadError> the kind you microwave?
[19:39:58] <Loetmichel> luckily
[19:40:01] <Loetmichel> yes
[19:40:04] <DJ9DJ> yeah
[19:40:06] <ReadError> recipe?
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[20:21:17] <skunkworks> does anyone know if macs can create working symlinks on samba servers? (ubuntu)
[20:21:43] <skunkworks> their word I think is aliases...
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[20:50:23] <markvandenborre> I am a geek looking to buy a CNC router
[20:50:40] <markvandenborre> I know nothing about the mechanics behind it
[20:51:03] <markvandenborre> but I do know that if at all possible, I want to avoid running Windows
[20:51:37] <archivist> make a router, that way you learn about the mechanics
[20:51:59] <markvandenborre> archivist: sorry, I can't spend a lot of time on building one
[20:52:08] <markvandenborre> I have other very geeky things to do
[20:52:12] <markvandenborre> to build with it, even
[20:52:40] <markvandenborre> I guess my needs may be rather simple, if unusual:
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[20:53:49] <markvandenborre> I want to cut some birch multiplex, 122x122 (half a EU plate) at once
[20:54:07] <markvandenborre> think of the wood most used in flight cases...
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[20:55:11] <markvandenborre> or about 4'x4' if you still haven't converted to SI units :)
[20:55:32] <markvandenborre> ...and I would really really like it to run Linux
[20:55:49] <markvandenborre> I have no real need for metal machining in the foreseeable future
[20:56:03] <markvandenborre> guess that makes it somewhat easier mechanically speaking
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[20:56:31] <archivist> still need some rigidity for wood work
[20:57:02] <archivist> syyl, where did you find your harmonic drive, ebay?
[20:57:02] <markvandenborre> yup, indeed
[20:57:15] <syyl> right, ebay thailand
[20:57:37] <archivist> hmm long walk
[20:57:54] <markvandenborre> any suggestion on proven, preassembled machines that I can control from my debian box?
[20:58:24] <markvandenborre> the wiki seems to suggest rather little :(
[20:59:18] <markvandenborre> well, make that a separate debian box for latency etc reasons
[21:00:02] <archivist> use the live cd so you can avoid compiling stuff
[21:00:33] <archivist> syyl, been contemplating making one from scratch
[21:01:06] <syyl> a homemade harmonic drive?
[21:01:07] <syyl> :o
[21:02:16] <archivist> cutting the internal gear is the only real problem and possibly the bearing to spring the inner gear
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[21:04:45] <markvandenborre> let me repeat my question to whoever hadn't noticed it, and more clearly:
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[21:06:55] <markvandenborre> can you suggest me a proven preassembled cnc router that I can control from a Linux box, with processing area >=1220 x, 1220mm y, less important z?
[21:07:01] <DJ9DJ> gn8
[21:07:35] <markvandenborre> to be used for wood plate routing mostly
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[21:08:42] <archivist> markvandenborre, you never mentioned price level, note us linux types are cheapskates so a lot will refurbish an older machine too
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[21:10:06] <markvandenborre> archivist: under 10k€
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[21:11:15] <markvandenborre> (the non-profit I am researching this for is VAT exempt, so no need to add 20% to net prices)
[21:12:30] <markvandenborre> btw, I did build a reprap, so I am somewhat familiar with what gcode is and what not
[21:13:06] <markvandenborre> but additive manufacturing is an entirely different beast from substractive...
[21:13:25] <markvandenborre> and gcode is so device specific...
[21:14:46] <markvandenborre> archivist: I could also consider cheap refurbs if I knew something about this
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[21:15:48] <markvandenborre> but that's taking a lot of risk with limited resources...
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[21:17:05] <markvandenborre> this stuff for example looks like it might do what I want, but Linux support is questionable at best: http://www.bzt-cnc.de/en/shop/cnc-portal-milling-machines/25-baureihe-pfe/336-pfe-1512-px
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[21:17:26] <archivist> depends on starting point at that price level building new with framing type aluminium is very doable
[21:18:00] <skunkworks> heh = symlinks are cool when connected to the share with XP. You don't even know they are symlinks... Just all file update instantly. (unless you delete the original - then all the symlinks disapear untill you re-create the original file)
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[21:18:44] <djdelorie> markvandenborre: buy a shopbot, throw away the control software, replace with linuxcnc... ?
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[21:19:05] <archivist> markvandenborre, if that machine is driven on the parallel port then its a simple software adjustment to get linuxcnc driving it
[21:20:54] <archivist> that is a usb machine, no go without throwing some of the electronics
[21:21:47] <markvandenborre> djdelorie: a shopbot is supported?
[21:22:02] <markvandenborre> (for some values of supported, obviously)
[21:22:05] <djdelorie> if it has steppers, just rip out everything from the stepper drivers back and replace it
[21:22:29] <djdelorie> if it has servos, just rip out everything from the servo drivers back and replace it
[21:23:01] <djdelorie> or are you looking for a full turn-key solution?
[21:23:38] <markvandenborre> as close to turn key (hardware wise) as possible
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[21:24:40] <markvandenborre> I mean: I know how to run a Linux box well, and I love software freedom
[21:25:24] <markvandenborre> so as long as the fiddling is with software setup, I'm perfectly fine with that
[21:26:15] <markvandenborre> adding a usb device id to a c source file and recompiling stuff or creating a debian package from scratch shouldn't pose a problem either
[21:26:28] <djdelorie> usb and cnc don't get along well together
[21:26:49] <archivist> usb is baad for latency
[21:27:15] <markvandenborre> yeah, that was by way of speaking
[21:27:45] <markvandenborre> I was mostly saying: I feel perfectly comfortable fiddling with software
[21:28:01] <markvandenborre> and I'm quite stubborn getting stuff to run
[21:28:05] <SWPadnos> markvandenborre, when you say turn-key, are you talking about the physical hardware (the iron), the motor/drive hardware, the PC interface hardware, the PC hardware, or all of the above?
[21:28:28] <SWPadnos> or any subset - what the heck
[21:28:30] <markvandenborre> physical hardware, motor/drive hardware
[21:28:32] <archivist> so any router that is driven from the parallel port and uses mach3 will be trivial to move to linux
[21:28:56] <markvandenborre> any generic x86 computer part in the equation
[21:29:20] <SWPadnos> (note that my question was a free machine checklist for you :) )
[21:29:24] <markvandenborre> poses no problem at all to me obviously
[21:29:26] <djdelorie> there doesn't seem to be a "standard table", does there? They all seem to be custom in some way...
[21:29:33] <archivist> any 32bit x86 that passes the latency test
[21:29:55] <markvandenborre> archivist: I really don't worry at all about that part
[21:30:24] <markvandenborre> I have dozens of x86 systems (and a few arm and ppc, even some sparc ones) at my disposal
[21:30:28] <archivist> I dont worry about the hardware :)
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[21:31:03] * markvandenborre is reading up on mach3
[21:31:27] <archivist> that is the antichrist on windows
[21:32:46] <djdelorie> maybe what we need is a common cnc table design, where the gcode for each part is available... like a reprap, but for cnc milling etc...
[21:33:14] <djdelorie> just plug in table size, press "run", and wait for your kit :-)
[21:33:14] <markvandenborre> gcode wouldn't take you very far would it?
[21:33:23] <archivist> djdelorie, I think I have seen something out there once upon a moon
[21:33:24] <markvandenborre> you'd need stl or dxf or something...
[21:33:49] <djdelorie> my point is, a *common design* to make a DIY table easier
[21:33:53] <markvandenborre> archivist: just out of curiousity...
[21:33:55] <archivist> but kit...not ready made
[21:33:58] <SWPadnos> markvandenborre, I think there are two main things you'll have to deal with: holding down the wood, and spindle/traverse speed.
[21:34:11] <djdelorie> the same files could be used for production
[21:34:42] <markvandenborre> you mentioned building new with framing type aluminium
[21:34:58] <archivist> I did see a parts list and sizes on one of the sites a year or two ago
[21:35:07] <markvandenborre> just out of curiosity (I really can't spend days on getting stuff to work)
[21:35:09] <SWPadnos> you need high spindle speeds to get the cutting speed needed for wood (presumably with small diameter mills), but you need fast motion to prevent burning with a high speed spindle
[21:35:25] <markvandenborre> good point
[21:36:02] <markvandenborre> that's stuff I hope to get covered in a preassembled design
[21:36:17] <archivist> http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Marchant-Dice-Ltd/8-x-4-CNC-Machine-/_i.html?_fsub=3049960018&_sid=178688198&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
[21:36:26] <SWPadnos> do you want to primarily cut out 2D shapes?
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[21:38:48] <markvandenborre> SWPadnos: that+ incisions in the middle+ going halfway through
[21:38:54] <markvandenborre> nothing really fancy
[21:39:02] <SWPadnos> hmmm, like a "fold here" line?
[21:39:04] <markvandenborre> mostly straight lines (if diagnoal)
[21:39:22] <markvandenborre> like, halfway through a board
[21:39:30] <markvandenborre> 9mm of the 18
[21:39:34] <SWPadnos> ah, dado/rabbet slots
[21:40:10] <markvandenborre> a hat shape if you look at it from the side
[21:40:22] <markvandenborre> archivist: that looks like nice stuff
[21:40:48] <archivist> but its windaz
[21:41:31] <archivist> you could get the hardware and do the control yourself
[21:42:04] <markvandenborre> you mean write some software by snooping parport traffic, ...?
[21:42:37] <SWPadnos> no, Mach only uses the parallel port bu default (though they do have some USB add-ons).
[21:43:03] <SWPadnos> if these machines use the parallel port, then LinuxCNC can also drive them, since we can do everything Mach can do (and more)
[21:44:16] <markvandenborre> so the idea is that you throw gcode at the thing, right
[21:44:17] <markvandenborre> ?
[21:44:25] <SWPadnos> and it does look like they use the parallel port: http://www.marchantdice.com/forumimages/SBOX.pdf
[21:44:59] <SWPadnos> well, they include some software that takes drawings of various kinds
[21:46:26] <SWPadnos> maybe you can get it for a few hundred less if you ask for no PC/Windows license/Mach license :)
[21:46:51] <archivist> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-Machine-MDL-4x4-175mm-Rack-Pinion-Flat-Pack-/310351388194
[21:47:13] <markvandenborre> heh, I just _think_ I might keep that software for the "if all else fails" scenario
[21:47:18] <SWPadnos> yep, that's the one I'm looking at :)
[21:47:29] <archivist> download the live cd and play
[21:47:38] <SWPadnos> note that it's a special "MachOS", based on XP Embedded.
[21:47:44] <SWPadnos> in case that matters to you at all
[21:48:05] <SWPadnos> I wonder how long XP Embedded will continue to get updates
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[21:48:51] <archivist> er longer than ubuntu 6.06
[21:49:00] <markvandenborre> err... they actually supply a pc included in the stuff for that price
[21:49:02] * archivist grmbls
[21:49:41] <markvandenborre> what's the difference between that stuff and the BZT thing I mentioned before?
[21:50:04] <markvandenborre> or, let's say... http://www.team-haase.de/maschinen/al-serie
[21:50:32] <markvandenborre> I'd rather not have the thing break down while or after processing the first sheet
[21:50:35] <markvandenborre> :)
[21:51:42] <SWPadnos> the description is in English?
[21:52:13] <markvandenborre> heheh...
[21:52:23] <markvandenborre> I'm talking mechanical properties of the hardware
[21:52:32] <markvandenborre> and other non-pc stuff
[21:52:49] <SWPadnos> the Hasse machine is smaller (their largest is smaller than the smaller Marchant Dice one))
[21:53:28] <SWPadnos> It looks like he spindle is a smaller router, which could possibly limit cutting capacity
[21:53:34] <SWPadnos> what thickness did you want to cut?
[21:53:55] <markvandenborre> 18mm mostly
[21:54:03] <markvandenborre> 18mm wood...
[21:54:04] <SWPadnos> ok, that's actually pretty thick
[21:54:14] <djdelorie> not to a woodworker :-)
[21:54:14] <markvandenborre> ah?
[21:54:17] <SWPadnos> if you want to do it in one pass, that is :)
[21:54:29] <markvandenborre> I don't care if it takes multiple passes
[21:54:36] <markvandenborre> as long as I don't have to do it myself
[21:54:37] <SWPadnos> well, it's thick to cut with a thin (1/4") mill, for instance
[21:56:02] <markvandenborre> thinking of it, since I'm renovating my house, and adding a "wood structure" part, it might be super cool to decorate some of the osb panels using this stuff
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[22:24:26] <markvandenborre> SWPadnos: archivist : thanks for the hints
[22:24:43] <markvandenborre> I guess you will see me around here more
[22:25:32] <asdfasd> skunkworks__ are you here
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[22:28:20] <ThadiusB> Started on my encloser today :) http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/536862_2917711433747_1589606578_32048159_300730332_n.jpg
[22:28:47] <skunkworks__> asdfasd: yes?
[22:29:00] <asdfasd> ThadiusB : nice :)
[22:29:16] <asdfasd> skunkworks__ Im not sure are you the closed loop guy?
[22:30:10] <skunkworks__> I like closed loop - yes. Our big HMC uses linuxcnc and large brushed servos in closed loop.
[22:31:03] <asdfasd> we joke about that few days ago... but I wast sure if that was you
[22:31:41] <asdfasd> what is the maximum counts per revolution encoder that you ever used?
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[22:38:47] <skunkworks__> I think the K&T has 2540 line encoders.
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[22:39:41] <asdfasd> some time I find cheap AC servos with some kind of encoders
[22:40:31] <asdfasd> but they are not quadrature interface, and I didnt found any details about the protocol
[22:40:42] <skunkworks__> that gives us aprox 60k counts per inch
[22:41:38] <skunkworks__> we have some 10k line encoders but we have not used yet
[22:41:41] <asdfasd> the only info I found is that they are around 100k pulses
[22:42:01] <asdfasd> some kind of sin/cos ADC measurements
[22:42:55] <asdfasd> but I cant use them
[22:46:11] <PCW> you can get interpolators for those (ic-haus)
[22:48:32] <asdfasd> I thought how to use these motors, some time very cheap on ebay, but no info for their interface
[22:50:26] <djdelorie> do you need someone to reverse engineer them?
[22:50:48] <skunkworks__> PCW: how do you change the firmware in the 5i25?
[22:51:08] <asdfasd> some one - me :) just my 25/8 week is a bit short
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[22:52:10] <PCW> By running the DOS scmf5i25 util or the upcoming linux scmf5i25 util
[22:53:34] <skunkworks__> cool
[22:53:36] <PCW> basically the config utility re-writes the config serial EEPROM (a power cycle load the new firmware)
[22:53:44] <PCW> loads
[22:55:35] <joe9> djdelorie: this is my configuration in .ini file for axis 0: http://codepad.org/fNeNefP1 for some reason after the limit 0 switch is triggered, I get this error message and the machine shuts off: http://codepad.org/GIJvbZiA
[22:55:41] <joe9> does that make sense?
[22:56:51] <djdelorie> do you have your other axes defined yet?
[22:57:00] <joe9> http://codepad.org/ft2dWJx6 is the full message.
[22:57:27] <joe9> http://codepad.org/vgaoQcA3 my other axes.
[22:58:17] <joe9> it does not even do the second latching portion after the search part of the homing sequence.
[22:59:26] <joe9> it does not even "back off of home switch"
[22:59:37] <djdelorie> maybe the other axes need their limit switches inverted?
[22:59:38] <joe9> it just stays on home switch triggered.
[23:00:29] <djdelorie> on mine, I had to debounce the switch or I got limit errors on *that* switch
[23:00:54] <joe9> looks like that is what is happening to me too.
[23:03:42] <joe9> djdelorie: is this the error: "emc/task/taskintf.cc 614: Error on axis 0, command number 136"
[23:03:46] <joe9> without debouncing?
[23:04:02] <djdelorie> no, a regular "joint on limit switch before home complete" error
[23:04:16] <joe9> after I disconnected the other 2 axes, it homes fine on the X axis, but gives out that error
[23:04:44] <joe9> "joint 0 on limit switch error" prints out before that message
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[23:18:03] <skunkworks__> joe9: are sharing home and limit switches?
[23:18:09] <joe9> yes.
[23:18:24] <skunkworks__> so 1 pin does both homing and limits?
[23:18:26] <joe9> minimum limit = home switch.
[23:18:29] <joe9> yes.
[23:19:09] <skunkworks__> Ok. that is an issue. when the one axis is homing - the other axis sees the limit tripped.
[23:19:26] <joe9> there is home_ignore_limits to take care of that.
[23:19:27] <skunkworks__> there is a way around it but I am having trouble finding an example.
[23:19:39] <joe9> HOME_IGNORE_LIMITS = YES
[23:19:40] <skunkworks__> That is just for the one axis.
[23:20:09] <djdelorie> joe: are you mixing home/limit signals *across axes* ? I have one DB25 pin per axis for home/limit
[23:20:29] <skunkworks__> http://linuxcnc.org/index.php/english/component/kunena/?func=view&catid=38&id=9633&limit=6
[23:20:53] <skunkworks__> some reading
[23:21:43] <joe9> djdelorie: no, I am not.
[23:21:49] <joe9> i have 3 switches for 3 axes.
[23:21:53] <skunkworks__> oh
[23:22:01] <djdelorie> not switches, pins on the parallel port
[23:22:09] <joe9> i think I found my problem.
[23:22:19] <joe9> The reason was that I had to invert my X axes.
[23:22:35] <joe9> I had a +ve search and latch velocity, but min limit == home.
[23:22:44] <djdelorie> that would do it
[23:22:51] <skunkworks__> forget what I just said..
[23:23:02] <joe9> so, when it gets to 0 (min limit), cnc is confused as the +ve velocity is bringing it to minimum point.
[23:23:02] <JT-Shop> ok
[23:23:33] <joe9> http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showthread.php/3276-EMC2-home-limit-switches-only-acting-as-limit
[23:23:58] <djdelorie> try this: away from all the limit switches, manually jog each axis and make sure that it's moving the way you want, and verify the homing directions
[23:25:45] <JT-Shop> joe9: if you use shared home and limit switch you have to make the home position a tiny bit away from the switch
[23:27:13] <joe9> jt-shop, yes i did that. my axis 0 from .ini file http://codepad.org/ny86fvKq
[23:29:13] <asdfasd> there is something else - for some reason on my Z axis the homing sequence is inverse compared to X and Y, is it possible that your switch remain activated after homing?
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[23:32:39] <JT-Shop> try HOME_OFFSET = 0.1
[23:35:03] <joe9> JT-Shop: ok, will do.
[23:36:24] <JT-Shop> or -0.1 what ever moves the axis off of the switch before the homing is finished
[23:36:57] <djdelorie> is HOME_OFFSET the location of the switch, or how far it backs off?
[23:37:23] <JT-Shop> how far it moves then that position is home
[23:37:32] <djdelorie> I thought that was HOME
[23:37:33] <JT-Shop> iirc
[23:37:46] <JT-Shop> that = what?
[23:38:11] <djdelorie> on my ini, HOME is the location it moves to after homing, and HOME_OFFSET is the position of the home switch itself
[23:38:25] <JT-Shop> yes that is correct
[23:38:56] <djdelorie> joe9's ini is the same way, but his never completes the homing sequence
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[23:39:22] <djdelorie> mine was unreliable too, until I added debounce to the home switch
[23:39:37] <JT-Shop> he has an offset of 0 so he is sitting on the switch when the move completes so then he gets a limit error
[23:39:54] <djdelorie> he has HOME=10.0
[23:41:40] <JT-Shop> yep but home offset is 0
[23:41:52] <djdelorie> right, because he's using one switch for both home and limit
[23:42:11] * JT-Shop heads inside to start cooking the pizza
[23:42:14] <JT-Shop> good luck
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[23:53:38] <JT-Shop> joe9: pizza crust is rising here is my X axis on my plasma which uses shared home and limit switches http://codepad.org/EyTMhkRJ
[23:55:03] <JT-Shop> joe9: so during the homing move the axis moves 0.250" away from the switch otherwise when the homing move completes I would get a limit error
[23:57:05] <joe9> JT-Shop: quick question, why do you prefer a home in the middle and not to one of the sides?
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[23:57:20] <JT-Shop> what do you mean?
[23:57:36] <joe9> isn't it easier to calculate if you have home closer to min limit or max limit?
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[23:57:57] <joe9> then all the coordinates can be absolute positive values
[23:58:39] <JT-Shop> I never really set the limits up it seems LOL, my home is left rear top for X Y Z
[23:59:19] <JT-Shop> the point was you have to move off of the home/limit switch during the homing move