#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2013-06-30

[11:02:37] <CaptHindsight> zultron: I went back over that thread about the Xerox Phasers. 3D Systems uses inkjet heads similar to the Xerox Colorqube printers. They are what the Tektronix heads have evolved into.
[11:05:11] <CaptHindsight> The problem you'll run into with the heads in the colorcube is that nozzles are arranged to fire to the side onto a rotating drum and not down.
[11:06:02] <CaptHindsight> The was loads from the top and there is an internal float to set the level in the chamber behind the nozzles.
[11:06:08] <CaptHindsight> was/wax
[12:30:16] <Dave911> cradek: Sorry for the intermittent discourse ... My point was simply that one month between meetings is a long time. I'm all for discussion, but to maintain a train of thought, make arguments pro and con, and then represent and continue a rational discussion a month later that results in a logical,
[12:30:17] <Dave911> rational vote is a stretch.... If we are not careful, tabling a vote, could result in an easy decision to simply "ignore the issue". Some of these issues are very difficult to argue on a good day. I doubt that many people remember all of the discussion regarding licensing issues that occurred one month ago on the email list. I sure don't. Anyway... that's my point. The online IRC...
[12:30:19] <Dave911> ...meeting is a move in the right direction...
[15:57:00] <KWallace> I have a DRO application that uses pyVCP from a halcmd line to run a simple panel with a few hal components. Now, I want to do the same thing with GladeVCP, but all of the examples run with AXIS or LinuxCNC. I have tried halrun and "halcmd: loadusr -Wn my_glade_ui gladevcp -d -c my_glade_ui -u ~/lathe/my_glade.ui" which has a button and LED to just get something to show in the expected window. This returns "<stdin>:5: gladevcp exited without
[15:57:57] <KWallace> Is there a brain-dead stand alone GladeVCP example around I can use to build on?
[16:18:56] <jepler> KWallace: I am not sure if there is one, but this sequence works for me (shows a gladevcp window) in master branch in configs/sim/gscreen:
[16:18:59] <jepler> $ halrun
[16:19:01] <jepler> halcmd: loadusr -Wn vcp_box gladevcp -d -c vcp_box vcp_box.glade
[16:31:53] <JT-Shop> KWallace: yea on my web site
[16:32:07] <JT-Shop> a tutorial even
[16:58:12] <KWallace> jepler: I'll give it a try. Your command looks similar to mine, so it must be my glade.ui file that needs work.
[16:59:18] <KWallace> JT-Shop: I'll look through your tutorials, thanks.
[17:04:54] <KWallace> jepler: If I give the full path to the vcp_box.glade file, your command works here too. Now I can compare the Glade files to see why mine doesn't run. Thank you.
[17:45:29] <Tom_itx> yay, salvaged the spindle encoder
[17:47:13] <Tom_itx> the wheel had come loose and rubbed against the interrupter causing one of the windows to get clogged with plastic
[17:49:20] <Tom_itx> does someone know what signal is attached to the manual tool change window button in axis?
[17:49:32] <Tom_itx> maybe i could add a button on my pendant for that
[17:50:07] <Tom_itx> 'Insert tool x and press continue when ready'
[17:52:41] <Tom_itx> hal_manualtoolchange.change toggles when it's ready/changed
[17:55:48] <Tom_itx> sry, wrong channel
[17:56:02] * Tom_itx goes back to the 'regular' channel
[19:30:44] <KWallace> JT-Shop: Your tutorial brings the Glade, HAL and Python bits together differently than using halrun/halcmd from my pyVCP DRO app. Your method looks a little more formal and cleaner, but I need to get my application to work before I can bloviate. Thank you.