#linuxcnc | Logs for 2012-08-05

[02:08:45] <DJ9DJ> moin
[02:46:48] <andy> hi
[06:00:05] <andypugh> syyl_: / Loetmichel: Another Deckel slotting head: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170890453376#ht_557wt_207
[06:52:49] <ktchk> Hi loypad control anyone know how to touchup by a remote btn?
[06:53:48] <ktchk> joypad
[06:54:10] <andypugh> Touch-off to zero? Or do you have a way to enter numbers from the joypad?
[06:55:30] <ktchk> I am on the workpiece zero now I wanted to push the touchup buton how?
[06:55:47] <jthornton> what is touchup?
[06:56:06] <andypugh> It's like touch-off I guess, but more fun
[06:56:12] <jthornton> I see
[06:56:17] <jthornton> howdy Andy
[06:56:23] <ktchk> put the system to zero on workoiece
[06:56:44] <ktchk> workpiece
[06:56:51] <andypugh> ktchk: You can link a buttton to an MDI_COMMAND which issues a G10 command.
[06:57:48] <ktchk> the catch is the line in .hal file. any example?
[06:57:55] <andypugh> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Adding_Custom_MDI_Buttons
[06:58:39] <jthornton> my old plasma screen :)
[06:58:55] <ktchk> can the mdi command set up the advance of xyz to 1mm or .1mm?
[06:59:05] <andypugh> (You would link to the physical button input pin rather than the pyvcp pin in that example, and your MD_COMMAND G-code would be a G10 of some flavour.
[06:59:41] <andypugh> ktchk: Yes. The problem is, in fact that it has to be set up in advance and can't easily be changed.
[07:01:06] <ktchk> the joypad at the monet can only advance the axis in set speed
[07:03:39] <ktchk> can a joypad put up a line of key board command?
[07:46:15] <r00t4rd3d> yeah
[07:48:01] <r00t4rd3d> http://qjoypad.sourceforge.net/
[07:48:07] <r00t4rd3d> I use that Joy to Key app
[08:41:12] <ktchk> Thanks
[08:49:31] * Tom_itx stretches
[09:07:34] <r00t4rd3d> ktchk, set of of your joystick buttons to the shift key, its like turbo boost.
[09:08:09] <r00t4rd3d> if you hold the shift key and hit a arrow key, your axis will move at twice the speed
[09:08:22] <r00t4rd3d> took me awhile before I knew that
[09:08:51] <r00t4rd3d> set one of your joystick buttons**
[09:09:37] <r00t4rd3d> and with the keyboard you cant for some reason use turbo on the Z axis but I can with the joystick, od.
[09:10:52] <r00t4rd3d> if you dont have homing switches a joystick is the best thing ever.
[09:12:20] <r00t4rd3d> with my nintendo joystick it almost makes setting up cuts fun.
[09:12:44] <r00t4rd3d> i play the super mario theme song in my brains
[09:15:06] <Tom_itx> jthornton
[09:33:44] <r00t4rd3d> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7ad_1344150904
[09:33:47] <r00t4rd3d> lmfao
[09:39:39] <andypugh> The underlying story there isn't very funny.
[09:56:49] <r00t4rd3d> whats not funny about a alcoholic monkey?
[09:56:58] <r00t4rd3d> in a diaper
[09:57:19] * Tom_itx puts r00t4rd3d in the monkey's place
[09:57:30] <andypugh> tied to a fence with no mother
[09:57:30] * Tom_itx LMAO
[09:57:34] <r00t4rd3d> i would get pissed too if you took my beer
[09:57:54] <r00t4rd3d> or anything i was drinking
[10:09:11] <jthornton> Tom_itx, I read back and am going through the tutorial and cleaning it up a bit
[10:09:26] <Tom_itx> jthornton, i'll send you a better list now
[10:09:34] <Tom_itx> rather an email>
[10:09:37] <jthornton> ok
[10:09:37] <Tom_itx> ?
[10:09:41] <jthornton> ok
[10:09:49] <Tom_itx> what is it?
[10:12:29] <Tom_itx> sent
[10:12:41] <Tom_itx> and stuck on tutorial 4
[10:21:09] <jthornton> ok
[10:21:26] <Tom_itx> i just noticed one more thing to make it 'nicer'
[10:21:45] <Tom_itx> where you name the .py at the top of the listing, you could make that clickable
[10:22:41] <Tom_itx> The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.
[10:22:46] <Tom_itx> trying to save the file
[10:23:32] <jthornton> I don't know if you can have a link in title but I'll check
[10:24:31] <Tom_itx> 'save as' gives me the html error file :)
[10:24:56] <jthornton> what are you trying to save?
[10:25:03] <Tom_itx> the .py files
[10:25:16] <jthornton> in gedit?
[10:25:26] <Tom_itx> clicking on the lazy link
[10:25:44] <jthornton> hmmm
[10:27:15] <Tom_itx> you might have to zip those, i dunno
[10:27:27] <jthornton> you in winblows?
[10:27:34] <Tom_itx> doesn't matter
[10:27:36] <jthornton> it works for me in Ubuntu
[10:27:39] <Tom_itx> i tried both
[10:28:39] <atom1> The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.
[10:28:43] <atom1> ubuntu
[10:29:04] <Tom_itx> chown?
[10:29:09] <Tom_itx> rights?
[10:29:48] <Tom_itx> are they in a public directory?
[10:30:02] <Tom_itx> under public_html
[10:33:19] <jthornton> iirc no, let me check
[10:33:55] <Tom_itx> nobody can see them if they're not
[10:34:09] <Tom_itx> except you
[10:34:41] <jthornton> I might have to zip them
[10:34:57] <Tom_itx> lemme put one on my server and see if you can dl it
[10:35:20] <Tom_itx> i haven't tried
[10:37:23] <jthornton> if I right click on the link and select save as it works
[10:37:38] <Tom_itx> i get the html error text when i do
[10:37:47] <jthornton> but I think zip is better as it automagiclly does the right thing
[10:37:58] <Tom_itx> it should work anyway
[10:38:13] <jthornton> the server is not local to me so it should not make a difference I think
[10:39:26] <Tom_itx> http://tom-itx.dyndns.org:81/~webpage/jt_shop/
[10:39:31] <Tom_itx> try those
[10:39:36] <Tom_itx> they work fine here
[10:40:17] <jthornton> works fine here too
[10:40:39] <Tom_itx> some issue with your server
[10:40:58] <Tom_itx> rename them .txt and see
[10:41:04] <Tom_itx> then have the user name them .py
[10:41:41] <jthornton> permissions are adfrw (0644) if that means anything
[10:43:18] <Tom_itx> http://computerplumber.com/2009/01/using-the-chmod-command-effectively/
[10:43:21] <jthornton> I just updated 1-4 and changed some things to make it more consistent and hopefully easier to follow
[10:43:42] <Tom_itx> ok
[10:44:16] <jthornton> I'll zip up the files that will make it work for any browser
[10:44:52] <Tom_itx> i would try to have both personally
[10:46:10] <jthornton> I'd rather not have the .py files if they are a pain to download
[10:47:19] <Tom_itx> overall i like the tutorials
[10:47:49] <jthornton> thanks, if you get a chance read through them again and see if I fixed all the things you noticed
[10:47:52] <Tom_itx> starting from scratch installing glade i was able to get up to 4
[10:48:23] <Tom_itx> i noticed you added more 'where is' things
[10:49:24] <jthornton> yea, last time around I was able to concentrate on the tutorial and not trying to learn as I go
[10:49:43] <Tom_itx> you might consider zipping the whole set as one download somewhere too
[10:50:01] <jthornton> good idea
[10:50:12] <Tom_itx> it's not easy writing a tutorial and describing it as you go
[10:52:12] <jthornton> no, it is not
[10:52:13] <Tom_itx> :) now the .py files are 404
[10:52:25] <jthornton> yea they are gone, do a refresh
[10:53:51] <Tom_itx> If you haven't already downloaded the set: Open up the tutorial-2.glade file and save as tutorial-3.glade.
[10:54:24] <Tom_itx> i wouldn't include the glade in the zip really
[10:54:44] <Tom_itx> going thru the steps makes you get familiar with glade which is good
[10:55:11] <jthornton> if you just click on the glade it opens up in the browser and looks like gobbly gook
[10:55:26] <Tom_itx> you can 'save as' though
[10:55:55] <Tom_itx> i may have done that on a couple when the names didn't match
[10:56:14] <Tom_itx> did you get the name change in the code?
[10:56:20] <Tom_itx> menuitem i think it was
[10:56:42] <jthornton> I'm not sure let me look
[10:57:13] <Tom_itx> the 'View' wouldn't display on the status bar
[10:57:33] <Tom_itx> tut 3
[10:57:37] <Tom_itx> i think
[10:57:57] <jthornton> might not have pressed enter after selecting the signal handler
[10:59:28] <Tom_itx> i'm not sure i was ever told to change the status bar name, i'm looking
[11:00:21] <jthornton> I've changed all that name changing stuff to use the default names to reduce confusion.
[11:00:50] <Tom_itx> heh
[11:01:05] <Tom_itx> it's good to make the user change stuff though
[11:01:12] <Tom_itx> gets them used to being able to
[11:11:08] <jthornton> ok the 5th one is updated
[11:11:52] <Tom_itx> on the Edit Menu Bar dialog, when i go to the activate dropdown list, it doesn't work on mine. I have to type the name in, unlike the main screen.
[11:12:12] <Tom_itx> it is greyed out
[11:13:53] <jthornton> that is the experience I had too that's why I didn't use that in the tutorial
[11:14:24] <Tom_itx> i was expecting to find it
[11:14:32] <Tom_itx> but i figured it out
[11:14:32] <jthornton> so was I
[11:14:46] <Tom_itx> no fault of yours
[11:17:13] <Tom_itx> i'm starting 4 over to see if i can follow it thru
[11:20:55] <jthornton> http://gnipsel.com/glade/index.html
[11:21:22] <jthornton> ok, I'll check back in a bit to see how you do
[11:22:28] <Jymmm> that's jt speak for NAP TIME!
[11:22:43] <Tom_itx> heh
[11:22:53] <jthornton> right after I check my brisket
[11:26:07] <Tom_itx> does it matter which list item you add the on_sfm_button_clicked handler?
[11:28:30] <Tom_itx> nevermind
[11:39:43] <atom1> File "tutorial-4.py", line 65, in <module>
[11:39:43] <atom1> main = Buglump()
[11:39:43] <atom1> File "tutorial-4.py", line 62, in __init__
[11:39:43] <atom1> self.window.show()
[11:40:18] <atom1> AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'show'
[11:40:45] <atom1> tutorial-4.py:58: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_window_destroy'
[11:40:45] <atom1> self.builder.connect_signals(self)
[12:17:04] <Tom_itx> jthornton, rename window back to window1
[12:21:17] <Tom_itx> jthornton in the handler as well
[12:30:12] <IchGuckLive> Hi al
[13:14:11] <Loetmichel> re @ home
[13:20:15] <jthornton> Tom_itx, I think I have the python on 4 fixed
[13:20:46] <Tom_itx> most of that one was the renaming of the top window
[13:21:36] <Tom_itx> store run then i'll do the next one
[13:37:53] <geo01005> http://livingengineering.blogspot.com/
[13:37:58] <geo01005> ^ My new blog
[13:47:54] <andypugh> Nice bridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NwXQaVAKA&feature=fvwrel
[13:49:11] <jthornton> neat
[13:51:27] <Loetmichel> thats in .nl IIRC?
[14:03:16] <andypugh> London.
[14:05:35] <Tom_itx> london bridges falling down...
[14:10:11] <andypugh> It fell down a long time ago, then a new one replaced it, then that was sold to an American, and they built a third.
[14:11:10] <andypugh> How it works: http://www.selmec.org.uk/article_0009_the_heatherwick_rolling_bridge.aspx
[14:12:18] <Tom_itx> lots of force on the end
[14:12:32] <andypugh> Yes, I imagine it takes a bit of bolting down.
[14:12:48] <jthornton> http://imagebin.org/223407
[14:13:26] <Tom_itx> i may as well not start one then
[14:14:34] <Tom_itx> jthornton do you know how to hook it all to linuxcnc?
[14:14:54] <Tom_itx> is there enough hooks to replace the whole axis front end?
[14:15:36] <jthornton> gscreen touchy and others do it so yea
[14:16:50] <jthornton> what do you think of the DRO design?
[14:17:47] <jthornton> I sure I don't know how to connect "all" to linuxcnc :)
[14:18:48] <Tom_itx> my other program shows 'Program', 'Machine', 'Relative' and 'Distance to Go'
[14:19:14] <Tom_itx> distance to go is handy
[14:20:21] <Tom_itx> machine would be coordinate system
[14:20:47] <jthornton> you can get distance to go
[14:21:06] <jthornton> what is program?
[14:21:19] <Tom_itx> G54
[14:21:21] <Tom_itx> i think
[14:24:45] <Tom_itx> maybe 'active offset' would be better than G92 offset
[14:24:47] <Tom_itx> i dunno
[14:24:55] <Tom_itx> i don't think i use G92
[14:25:20] <jthornton> http://imagebin.org/223413
[14:25:51] <jthornton> active offset is prone to interpretation
[14:28:38] <Tom_itx> i'll throw a pic up of it
[14:29:05] <Tom_itx> you're able to set / zero each one above the displays too
[14:31:55] <Tom_itx> http://tom-itx.dyndns.org:81/~webpage/jt_shop/flashcut.jpg
[14:33:54] <jthornton> what does Machine tell you?
[14:34:04] <jthornton> and Program?
[14:34:22] <Tom_itx> brb phone
[14:34:25] <jthornton> is Machine a machine coordinate
[14:34:32] <r00t4rd3d> I wish linuxcnc told me how many lines of gcode there was overall and how many are left to go.
[14:34:58] <jthornton> you have to ask it
[14:35:03] <r00t4rd3d> even a percentage #
[14:35:08] <r00t4rd3d> 80% done......
[14:36:02] <r00t4rd3d> or if it could calculate the job time from my ipm settings
[14:36:16] <jthornton> that is in the menu
[14:36:32] <r00t4rd3d> where?
[14:39:58] <pcw_home> They dont make them like they used to, our DNS/DHCP server power supply died after ~20 years
[14:43:07] <Tom_itx> jthornton, machine is the 'home' position i think
[14:43:45] <Tom_itx> program is the G54 offset i think since it really doesn't use any others
[14:48:08] <jthornton> this is to go next to the back plot so having lots of extra info displayed would just take up space
[14:48:12] <Tom_itx> http://tom-itx.dyndns.org:81/~webpage/jt_shop/coordinate.jpg
[14:48:27] <Tom_itx> you get that when you click on the "SET" button
[14:48:29] <jthornton> you could have a tab with all the info from emc_stat in it :)
[14:49:09] <jthornton> kinda like the Axis touch off window but different
[14:49:58] <Tom_itx> yeah you don't have to switch radio buttons to select the axis
[14:50:43] <Tom_itx> the '0' next to the set zero's all axis for that window
[14:50:44] <jthornton> that has caught me more than once
[14:51:08] <Tom_itx> i actually like flashcut's way better than linuxcnc on that
[14:53:42] <jthornton> when you build your own interface you can have it any way you like and that is the best thing
[14:53:51] <Tom_itx> heh
[14:54:12] <Tom_itx> i noticed your's is targeted for a lathe
[14:54:33] <jthornton> not really I just forgot the Y tool offset
[15:02:27] <micges> pcw_home: next will die after ~4 years
[15:10:59] <r00t4rd3d> anyone know of a simple gear clock to make?
[15:11:22] <pcw_home> Well I had a spare PS that only has 6 years on it and i'm not sure if its active use or just time thats cause it for fail (20 YO disk drive is fine)
[15:16:06] <pcw_home> micges: What motherboard did you try 6I25 on? Someone on the forum has trouble that sort of looks like BIOS issues But I cannot be sure unless I can duplicate it here (and add to my already large motherboard collection), I cannot be sure
[15:17:28] <micges> pcw_home: msi p41-c31
[15:19:10] <pcw_home> We have 4 we've tried it with and no funny business (just shows up as 5I25 or 6I25)
[15:20:20] <frallzor> ahoyhoy
[15:20:42] <pcw_home> If I cannot remote diagnose it and the guys MB is recent/available I'll get one to poke at
[15:21:50] <pcw_home> I'm thinking now the BIOS did not initialize or enable the bridge
[15:22:26] <Tom_itx> jthornton are you saving all your doodling as separate modules or adding them all into one?
[15:24:02] <jthornton> the DRO thing?
[15:24:11] <Tom_itx> that and your other screen
[15:24:31] <Tom_itx> how did you get the graphic display up?
[15:24:44] <jthornton> the DRO thing is just that doodling the other screen is separate yes
[15:24:48] <jthornton> the back plot?
[15:24:56] <Tom_itx> yes
[15:25:07] <jthornton> it's a HAL widget
[15:29:01] <archivist> part of bottom half of the hobbing machine just turned under power, motor really could to with new bushes/remetalled
[15:29:31] <jthornton> making progress I see
[15:29:49] <archivist> but GE did not intend you getting the bushes out
[15:30:18] <archivist> very slow progress :)
[15:44:26] <ekacnet> good afternoon
[15:44:48] <ekacnet> in this thread http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/34436
[15:47:16] <ekacnet> Viesturs asks if when testing it needs the motor to be present
[15:47:25] <ekacnet> I'm a bit in the same situation
[15:47:57] <ekacnet> I'd like to test that everything is working before connecting my ~380V and 2KVA motor
[15:50:06] <tom3p> KimK: re: Micro-APT "copyright 1993 T C Chang" . how to research if copyright kept up?
[15:50:59] <ekacnet> any idea
[15:57:16] * Jymmm lol @ tom3p
[15:57:23] <Jymmm> tom3p: "As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years."
[16:00:22] <tom3p> hmm most of the golden age sci-fi works thru the 40's are pd according to staff at Gutenberg. seems like its < life of author + 70. they 'extensively research' .
[16:00:30] <tom3p> but hanks for the info
[16:01:16] <Jymmm> tom3p: Yeah, uh huh... That comes straight from the cpyright office... http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html#duration
[16:02:00] <Jymmm> tom3p: if you want it, just contact the author.
[16:02:14] <tom3p> i suppose the 'general' has some execptions/loopholes or Gutenberg is lying
[16:02:35] <Jymmm> or like you said 1940's, which is PRE 1978
[16:02:35] <r00t4rd3d> so where is this gui tutorial?
[16:03:49] <Jymmm> tom3p: "copyright 1993 T C Chang" > 1978 == Life + 70years.
[16:03:53] <DJ9DJ> gn8
[16:04:08] <r00t4rd3d> DJ9DJ!
[16:04:18] <DJ9DJ> good nighty :)
[16:04:32] <Jymmm> gn9
[16:04:37] <r00t4rd3d> omg it does talk!
[16:04:47] <DJ9DJ> lol
[16:04:58] <r00t4rd3d> i thought you were a gn8 bot
[16:05:15] <DJ9DJ> nope :D
[16:06:00] <DJ9DJ> bye bye, need to have some sleep now (its about 11 pm here)
[16:06:10] <ekacnet> any luck with my 8i20 question ?
[16:06:12] <DJ9DJ> cya tomorrow
[16:10:31] <archivist> tom3p, try contacting T C Chang I suppose
[16:10:56] <archivist> tom3p, after this time he may open source
[16:11:15] <micges> ekacnet: what question?
[16:13:22] <tom3p> archivist, Thx, looking for current handle/contact point
[16:13:56] <tom3p> he wrote a 'free' plc book too, but its been taken off the perdue web
[16:15:54] <ekacnet> micges: in this thread http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/34436
[16:16:15] <ekacnet> Viesturs asks on how to test a 7i43 + 8i20
[16:16:39] <archivist> tom3p, google suggests he is still at purdue
[16:16:53] <ekacnet> I'm almost in the same situation and would like to know how to check that linuxcnc is communicating correctly with the 8i20
[16:17:08] <tom3p> archivist, were you interested? the C source is very readable ( the geometry primitives like circle tanglent to 2 circles given the typical APT 'above'/left etc )
[16:17:15] <tom3p> archivist, thx
[16:17:38] <archivist> I am interested yes
[16:17:40] <ekacnet> as AC motors I have only quite powerfull ones so I'd like to be sure that things are ok before plugging them
[16:18:11] <ekacnet> and finding small (in terms of power and voltage) AC brushless motors is a bit hard
[16:19:13] <andypugh> ekacnet: The ones from model aircraft are very small.
[16:19:21] <andypugh> Though typically don't have Hall sensors
[16:20:51] <andypugh> Things have moved on a bit in the 8i20 driver. It should just work now. Seeing Bus voltage and temperature is a good clue.
[16:24:46] <ekacnet> andypugh: I'm still with a 2.5.0 and pncconf is by default not generating correctly the .hal file
[16:25:06] <ekacnet> andypugh: do you mean that I can use a DC motor like a 48V DC one ?
[16:25:48] <andypugh> Probably not with an 8i20. The 7i39 would drive a 48V bldc.
[16:26:24] <andypugh> You would need an encoder at the very least though, and preferably halls
[16:27:25] <ekacnet> so as I understand the 8i20 is AC only correct ?
[16:28:46] <ekacnet> and the only way to test it, is to put a load on it, just enabling the drive and powering it with at least 48V won't work ?
[16:30:05] <andypugh> I think we need to be clear on terminology. Brushless AC servos, synchronous permanent magnet motors and brushless DC (BLDC) motors are all pretty much the same thing.
[16:30:38] <andypugh> PMDC (permanent magnet DC) motors are different, and AC Induction motors are different again.
[16:30:59] <andypugh> Both the 8i20 and 7i39 will drive all the first set.
[16:32:46] <andypugh> And enabling the 8i20 and powering it up should give you a good idea as to whether comms with te computer is working. Note that in that messgae you linked to, Visteurs was trying to use his own RS422 convertor, and it wasn't necessarily right.
[16:33:41] <ekacnet> I have a 7i52 but as the 8i20 is a bit costly I'm reluctant to use it without load
[16:34:06] <ekacnet> I fear frying the transistors
[16:35:11] <andypugh> Shouldn't be a problem.
[16:35:23] <andypugh> I have done it many times, for days on end.
[16:35:44] <ekacnet> ok good to know
[16:38:02] <ekacnet> I just didn't wanted to nominated to the next darwin award due to motor runaway
[16:44:38] <ekacnet> andypugh: one more question latest version of pncconf should handle the 8i20 ?
[16:44:52] <andypugh> I don't know. I have never used it.
[16:45:03] <ekacnet> or I need to get still inspiration from what I have found on internet
[16:46:20] <ekacnet> because currently pncconf didn't and so the generated hal has signal that are way different from the ones I could find on internet (ie. http://freeby.mesanet.com/hm2-servogreen.hal where a couple a hal components clearly name the 8i20 pins)
[16:49:57] <andypugh> What is Pncconf doing wrong then?
[17:06:30] <r00t4rd3d> wtf are you logging?
[17:06:36] <r00t4rd3d> a tree?
[17:07:12] <Jymmm> tom3p: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/ComputerAided-Manufacturing/9780131429192.page
[17:09:41] <tom3p> Jymmm, thx, i'll see if the local IIT branch has a copy
[17:10:36] <jthornton> Tom_itx, you get to the end?
[17:11:14] <tom3p> well, bits here http://aid_web.clemson.edu/images/6/6b/Wysk-Chapter5-Fixtures.pdf
[17:11:18] <ekacnet> andypugh: well I'm not sure it's wrong
[17:11:35] <ekacnet> it's just different from what I found on internet
[17:13:01] <Tom_itx> jthornton of dinner... yes
[17:13:14] <andypugh> Different how?
[17:13:15] <jthornton> lol
[17:13:25] <jthornton> mine has 4 more degrees to go
[17:13:40] <Tom_itx> now i'm gonna start where i left off
[17:14:04] <jthornton> ok, do a refresh on the screens to make sure you looking at the latest one
[17:14:30] <Tom_itx> part of the problem is the files catching up with your choice to stick with default names
[17:14:52] <jthornton> yea, I think I have that all fixed now
[17:15:30] <Tom_itx> oh, one gotcha that threw me was: Now click on File > New to select the gtk_new menu item
[17:15:33] <Tom_itx> so i did just that
[17:15:40] <Tom_itx> clicked on File then New
[17:15:46] <jthornton> wrong file new?
[17:15:54] <Tom_itx> uh huh
[17:16:11] <jthornton> I think I updated the screen shot to show which one to pick
[17:16:27] <Tom_itx> same text
[17:16:55] <r00t4rd3d> http://forscience.nl/?p=144
[17:17:01] <r00t4rd3d> thats what i been looking fer
[17:19:49] <atom1> File "tutorial-5.py", line 44, in on_gtk_new_activate
[17:19:49] <atom1> self.notebook.append_page(self.label5, self.label4)
[17:19:51] <atom1> AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'append_page'
[17:20:29] <jthornton> did you copy and paste from the tutorial?
[17:20:40] <Tom_itx> i think i got the files that time
[17:23:35] <jthornton> is it self.notebook = self.builder.get_object("notebook1")
[17:23:58] <atom1> i just got the file again
[17:24:15] <jthornton> ok I see one place where it still said notebook
[17:24:16] <atom1> gawd that's worse yet
[17:24:27] <atom1> line 55 & 58
[17:24:39] <jthornton> in?
[17:24:46] <atom1> 5.py
[17:25:35] <jthornton> 55 is self.window.show()
[17:25:57] <atom1> i'm guessing the names are screwed up again
[17:27:21] <frallzor> paintjob is great success yes! http://www.lolz.se/uploader/pics/IMG_4254.jpg
[17:27:27] <jthornton> I just downloaded the zip file 5.py and don't see anything wrong
[17:27:51] <Tom_itx> it may be left over from when i began the tutorial
[17:28:14] <Tom_itx> the author keeps changing object names on me
[17:28:43] <jthornton> what a pia he is
[17:29:09] <jthornton> I did fix a couple of typos on the html pages for 5 and just uploaded them
[17:30:40] <jthornton> YEA more progress on creating my own GUI
[17:31:02] <Tom_itx> i would be ahead of you but i'm proof reading something
[17:31:23] <jthornton> LOL, and thanks
[17:31:50] <Tom_itx> where do you get the names notebook from?
[17:32:34] <jthornton> on the glade part of the tutorial?
[17:32:36] <Tom_itx> i also think there's an error in window still
[17:32:43] <Tom_itx> py
[17:33:19] <Tom_itx> window is window1 now right?
[17:33:26] <jthornton> yea
[17:33:39] <Tom_itx> you better search and replace that everywhere
[17:33:40] <jthornton> I'm not following you on names notebook
[17:33:48] <jthornton> I did three times
[17:34:39] <Tom_itx> i'm still changing my files to match
[17:35:04] <jthornton> I've test run all the zipped files
[17:35:19] <Tom_itx> have you verified the displated code?
[17:35:28] <Tom_itx> displayed*
[17:35:51] <jthornton> I still see a mistook on the html 5
[17:35:58] <jthornton> and I just fixed that
[17:36:35] <Tom_itx> ok it ran with no errors but file -> did nothing
[17:36:43] <Tom_itx> ok it ran with no errors but file -> open did nothing
[17:37:07] <jthornton> did you connect any action to file open?
[17:37:34] <Tom_itx> i think so
[17:37:40] <Tom_itx> i did what the page said
[17:38:02] <jthornton> sheez finally python05.html updated
[17:38:37] <atom1> on_gtk_new_activate is on file open
[17:38:52] <jthornton> that is on file new
[17:39:40] <Tom_itx> yes
[17:39:56] <Tom_itx> that's what i said hrmmm
[17:39:59] <Tom_itx> :)
[17:40:46] <jthornton> why are the images not refreshing with my new images?
[17:41:15] <Tom_itx> they should be
[17:41:47] <jthornton> I uploaded a new image and when I view it the old one still shows up
[17:42:00] <Tom_itx> clear your buffer
[17:42:15] <Tom_itx> or you got the wrong file
[17:42:30] <jthornton> the local copy is fine
[17:43:24] <atom1> file -> new is named gtk_new and on_gtk_new_activate is selected
[17:43:47] <jthornton> sounds correct to me
[17:44:25] <atom1> ok
[17:44:32] <atom1> i got a 4th tab
[17:44:35] <atom1> but
[17:44:50] <jthornton> how do you clear the buffer?
[17:44:56] <atom1> in your .py file i just downloaded, i had to change window to window1
[17:45:26] <atom1> self.window1 = self.builder.get_object("window1")
[17:45:28] <atom1> self.window1.show()
[17:45:48] <atom1> because you renamed window to window1 again
[17:45:51] <jthornton> that should be self.window
[17:46:13] <jthornton> self.window is different from get_object("window1")
[17:46:21] <atom1> ok
[17:48:00] <atom1> file new keeps repeating page 4 though :)
[17:48:26] <atom1> i have 6 page 4's now
[17:54:50] <atom1> status bar is broke again from copying the code from tut 3
[17:55:12] <atom1> as is help about
[17:58:26] <jthornton> that has been fixed too
[17:58:43] <atom1> i should get tut 3 glade and start over
[17:58:54] <jthornton> yep
[17:59:02] <jthornton> and 3py
[17:59:02] <atom1> every time i copy mine something is screwed up
[17:59:22] <atom1> do you have them all zipped yet?
[17:59:40] <jthornton> yes
[17:59:46] <jthornton> in the index page
[18:02:39] <atom1> ok
[18:03:26] <Tom_itx> part 6. 404
[18:04:32] <jthornton> no part 6 yet
[18:04:46] <jthornton> To Be Determined...
[18:05:33] <Tom_itx> seems to be working then
[18:05:42] <jthornton> sweet
[18:06:05] <jthornton> now if I can finger out how to get emc.stat()
[18:09:37] <jthornton> what the hek is gobject
[18:10:12] <atom1> graphic object?
[18:13:23] <jthornton> whatever that means The GLib Object System, or GObject, is a free software library providing a portable object system and transparent cross-language interoperability.
[18:14:57] <atom1> GObject is an abstraction layer that allows to program with an object
[18:14:57] <atom1> paradigm that is compatible with many languages. It is a part of Glib,
[18:14:57] <atom1> the core library used to build GTK+ and GNOME.
[18:17:04] <jthornton> gobject.timeout_add(100, self.periodic)
[18:20:38] <jthornton> some of the cryptic stuff takes time to understand what the heck it is doing
[18:22:24] <mhaberler> since the main loop is needed to handle the UI and its events, blocking calls like sleep() will block the UI as well, so everything goes through event handlers (aka callbacks)
[18:22:43] <mhaberler> timers, network I/O ..
[18:23:18] <jthornton> ok, cool and thanks
[18:24:48] <jthornton> one more mystery solved in the pursuit of the custom JTGUI
[18:35:30] <skunkworks__> oooh - I want a gui named after me....
[18:35:37] <skunkworks__> ;)
[18:36:33] <atom1> you can do that
[18:37:14] <r00t4rd3d> so what am i better off doing, making a touch plate or using a limit switch as one, just have the bit come down on it.
[18:37:50] <atom1> whatever you can make the most consistent
[18:38:10] <r00t4rd3d> i think i could make them both consistent that is why im torn
[18:38:30] <atom1> make one of each then
[18:38:48] <r00t4rd3d> well thats just an asshole thing to say
[18:38:58] <r00t4rd3d> :D
[18:39:09] <atom1> not really
[18:39:13] <atom1> i've done that before
[18:39:21] <atom1> then decided which i liked best
[18:39:22] <r00t4rd3d> i know i should and see what works best for me
[18:39:36] <andypugh> I would make a touch-switch.
[18:40:03] <r00t4rd3d> hook a plate to the switch?
[18:40:08] <andypugh> flat plate, three prongs, 6 ball bearings, just like a touch probe.
[18:40:33] <r00t4rd3d> image of one please?
[18:41:15] <andypugh> http://www.indoor.flyer.co.uk/probe.htm (upside down, without the stylus)
[18:41:23] <r00t4rd3d> i got 6 nice limit switches here, gonna use 4 on x,y
[18:43:06] <r00t4rd3d> i just want to accurately set my bit height, right now i just eyeball it to 0 on top of my material
[18:43:07] <atom1> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhyfDpt4hk
[18:43:52] <r00t4rd3d> i want to lower my bit onto something sitting on my material and the machine finds 0
[18:44:34] <atom1> use the tool table
[18:44:35] <r00t4rd3d> http://forums.zentoolworks.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1968
[18:45:20] <atom1> use a chunk of pcb
[18:45:32] <r00t4rd3d> i have some
[18:45:52] <r00t4rd3d> i also have a old stop sign 1/8 thick
[18:46:05] <atom1> so subtract the thickness and store it in the z offset
[18:46:21] <atom1> copper is softer
[18:47:28] <r00t4rd3d> i just looked at the pcb i have and its through hole proto board
[18:47:45] <r00t4rd3d> so that wont work
[18:47:51] <andypugh> r00t4rd3d: Do what JT does (and I sometimes do). Lower the tool too far, slide a dowel up to the side if it, jog up until the dowel slips all the way in. Touch-off to dowel-thickness.
[18:48:21] <r00t4rd3d> to redneck
[18:48:35] <r00t4rd3d> i want to automate it
[18:49:00] <r00t4rd3d> with my brains and some electronic wizardry
[18:49:22] <atom1> you shouldn't be asking us then
[18:50:02] <r00t4rd3d> whys that
[18:50:18] <atom1> with your brains n all
[18:50:37] <r00t4rd3d> my brains accept input
[18:50:57] <atom1> i saw a nice one like andy suggested but i can't find it
[18:51:14] <r00t4rd3d> http://emergent.unpythonic.net/01216264526
[18:51:29] <r00t4rd3d> thats where i got the limit switch idea from
[18:52:45] <jdh> looks quick and easy.
[18:53:20] <r00t4rd3d> jepler, you ever do any thing with that?
[18:54:14] <r00t4rd3d> the post if from when they were all newbs
[18:56:11] <r00t4rd3d> http://forscience.nl/?p=144
[18:56:14] <r00t4rd3d> im doing that
[18:56:42] <jdh> doing what
[18:56:54] <r00t4rd3d> touch plate
[18:57:02] <r00t4rd3d> look at the for science link
[18:57:12] <jdh> Configuring LinuxCnc to accept my touch plate (also known as a touch-off plate) was not easy.
[18:57:19] <jdh> It's one line.
[18:57:29] <r00t4rd3d> he has step by step instructions on setting it up
[18:57:49] <atom1> it's just a line of code in your hal file
[18:58:30] <r00t4rd3d> http://forscience.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/LinuxCnc-halmeter-probeIn.png
[19:05:55] <skunkworks__> i just used a simple microswitch.
[19:06:55] <skunkworks__> made a bunch of circuit boards with it - touch off first tool manually - it would then measure the first tool and then after each tool change it would measure and adjust the tl automagically
[20:22:15] <tjb1> Anyone know if the mars landing will be on tv?
[20:24:14] <Tom_itx> http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-tv-skeptic-curiosity-mars-landing-coverage-20120803,0,1402564.story
[20:28:31] <pfred1> robots!
[20:28:53] <pfred1> I'm hopeful their crazy scheme works
[20:29:17] <pfred1> still be funny if the rocket platform crashed on a Martain
[20:31:19] <tjb1> sorry Tom, I missed that
[21:13:05] <r00t4rd3d> 1:31 a.m., EDT
[21:13:15] <Tom_itx> http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
[21:13:15] <r00t4rd3d> http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
[21:13:19] <Connor> Hey Guys.. I'm needing to turn some 1.5" CRS down.. It's too large to fit into my 3" chuck on my mini lathe with the inside jaws. outside jaws doesn't provide enough grip..
[21:13:42] <Connor> so, I'm thinking of using the mill. Turn the head 90 degrees and use my 4" chuck.
[21:13:55] <Connor> What's the BEST way to get the head parallel to the table ?
[21:14:08] <Tom_itx> no tailstock?
[21:14:19] <Connor> On the mini lathe ?
[21:14:34] <Tom_itx> yes
[21:14:48] <Connor> Yes.. but, the mini lathe is in a bit of a mess ATM..
[21:15:21] <Connor> Besides, I might be able to cam this part out on the mill.
[21:15:24] <r00t4rd3d> i hope the thing going to mars crash lands and blows up
[21:15:37] <r00t4rd3d> BABOOM !
[21:15:38] <Connor> r00t4rd3d: WTF? Why?
[21:15:59] <r00t4rd3d> i like explosions
[21:16:45] * Tom_itx sends r00t4rd3d to the sun
[21:16:55] <r00t4rd3d> wtf is on mars anyway, nothing
[21:17:01] <r00t4rd3d> dirt
[21:17:39] <Tom_itx> there have been advances in technology that may otherwise never have been realized due to the space program
[21:17:53] <Connor> I'm thinking putting a rod in the 4" chuck.. and measure the distance from the bottom of it to the top of the table.. at two points..
[21:18:00] <Connor> if they're the same.. it's parallel to table... ?
[21:18:04] <Tom_itx> i'm not cheering for it, but i'm not really against it either
[21:18:23] <r00t4rd3d> then put your pompoms away
[21:18:42] <Tom_itx> none here
[21:18:50] <r00t4rd3d> i like tang but i could live without it
[21:19:06] <Tom_itx> velcro was an early one
[21:19:18] <Tom_itx> all the memory foam beds
[21:19:24] <r00t4rd3d> so in the 80's i would have had to tie my shoes
[21:19:28] <Tom_itx> i don't like those though
[21:20:49] <r00t4rd3d> velco was not invented by nasa either
[21:21:04] <pfred1> Romex wire
[21:21:07] <r00t4rd3d> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro
[21:21:15] <Tom_itx> kevlar
[21:21:32] <Tom_itx> carbon fiber
[21:21:35] <pfred1> I have one of their $250,000 pens
[21:21:37] <r00t4rd3d> A trademarked brand of non-metallic sheathed electrical cable developed by the former Rome Wire Company in 1922, and now produced by Southwire
[21:22:11] <pfred1> it writes equally poorly at any angle
[21:22:12] <r00t4rd3d> Developed at DuPont in 1965,[1][2][3] this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires.
[21:22:43] <r00t4rd3d> In 1958, Roger Bacon created high-performance carbon fibers at the Union Carbide Parma Technical Center, now GrafTech International Holdings, Inc., located outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
[21:22:53] <r00t4rd3d> All nope to nasa or space.
[21:23:06] <pfred1> GPS
[21:23:22] <Tom_itx> i think they pushed many areas that may never have been developed as quickly
[21:23:33] <pfred1> ICBMs
[21:23:35] <r00t4rd3d> GPS = DOJ
[21:24:23] <pfred1> heck the Hubble rules if for no better reason than killer desktop background imagery
[21:24:25] <r00t4rd3d> gps was used in ww2
[21:25:02] <pfred1> r00t4rd3d while the Nazis had briefly made it into near space on some V2 flights no one had put up any satelites until Spuntnik
[21:25:16] <r00t4rd3d> was ground based
[21:25:34] <pfred1> S stands for Satelite
[21:25:40] <r00t4rd3d> system
[21:25:47] <r00t4rd3d> global positions system
[21:25:57] <r00t4rd3d> positioning*
[21:25:59] <pfred1> no system in WW2 was global
[21:26:12] <r00t4rd3d> sure it was
[21:26:13] <r00t4rd3d> radio
[21:26:23] <pfred1> not the radio bomb beacons
[21:26:35] <pfred1> they were very local
[21:26:40] <r00t4rd3d> im not making it up, im reading it off wiki
[21:26:54] <pfred1> gee how about that wiki has BS info on it
[21:27:21] <r00t4rd3d> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System
[21:27:30] <r00t4rd3d> seems overly through to me
[21:27:53] <Tom_itx> i'm not here to argue the point really
[21:27:55] <pfred1> while the radio trackers could position you globally they were not global in their reach
[21:28:04] <r00t4rd3d> err thorough
[21:28:24] <Tom_itx> i'm saying there have been advances that otherwise probably wouldn't be realized
[21:28:26] <pfred1> the nazis had a radio in France and one in Finland or someplace they intersected them over targets in England
[21:28:44] <pfred1> it wasn't very global in its reach
[21:29:37] <pfred1> well if they pull off this crazy landing tomorrow it is going to be a big deal
[21:30:00] <pfred1> the Martians will be suitably impressed
[21:30:51] <pfred1> I wonder if they're going to pull the old rover team off to run it?
[21:31:01] <pfred1> they sure have plenty of experience by now
[21:31:25] <pfred1> Spirit I think is still operational
[21:32:35] <pfred1> the new rover is nuclear powered
[21:33:10] <Tom_itx> so one wrong move and mars may not be there tomorrow?
[21:33:31] <pfred1> nah I doubt the thing has enough energy to heat up a pot for tea
[21:33:53] <pfred1> it isn't like it has a fission reactor on board it
[21:34:24] <pfred1> something more like a really long term battery
[21:35:26] <pfred1> I was looking at a lithium battery today it has a date on it of 2026 for shelf life
[21:36:28] <pfred1> sounds like awfully far in the future but I guess not today
[21:36:58] <pfred1> I want to change all of my multimeters over to lithium batteries
[21:42:55] <jdh> when my multimeter batteries die, I throw them away.
[21:44:56] <jdh> (I have 1 good, 1 mediocre, and 8 or 10 harbor freight ones)
[21:46:53] <pfred1> I have 3 Simpson meters
[21:47:15] <pfred1> when the batteries in them go I replace them
[21:48:39] <r00t4rd3d> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=929_1344209918
[21:49:38] <r00t4rd3d> looks like the monkey found someone to party with
[21:49:51] <Skullworks> When the batt dies in my MM I just toss it and buy a new one for $1.99 @ HF on sale - if the measurement is really important I use the engineering equipment at work.
[21:52:45] <r00t4rd3d> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=83e_1344204385
[21:53:09] <jdh> Skullworks: me too.
[21:56:26] <Skullworks> yeah the gear we use to test our FCC compliance is all good stuff.
[22:14:24] <andy_mac> anyone here?
[22:14:40] * jdh looks around.
[22:15:14] <andy_mac> hey... haven't gotten any replies last few times i've been on.
[22:16:01] <andy_mac> trying to figure out a configuration issue I'm having with my cnc that I made
[22:16:32] <Skullworks> and...
[22:16:58] <andy_mac> the program always runs faster than where the machine actually is. I'm not sure what things I need to look at to fix this problem
[22:17:02] <pfred1> it has been too hot here to work on my CMC
[22:17:06] <pfred1> CNC even
[22:17:46] <jdh> faster or further?
[22:18:16] <andy_mac> faster
[22:18:32] <pfred1> stepper?
[22:18:37] <andy_mac> yes
[22:18:50] <jdh> I don't think I understand the problem/question.
[22:18:52] <pfred1> you have your step rate right?
[22:19:01] <pfred1> like 1/2 or 1/4
[22:19:25] <pfred1> that would put you in the wrong position too
[22:19:49] <Skullworks> I think he means that Linux CNC is reading several lines of code ahead of what the machine is cutting.
[22:19:55] <pfred1> oh
[22:20:06] <pfred1> isn't it supposed to?
[22:20:13] <Skullworks> or am I in Left field?
[22:20:21] <andy_mac> no, I think my machine just is too slow so it's never where he program thinks it should be
[22:20:26] <Skullworks> yeah - it does...
[22:20:47] <pfred1> that is how it does trajectory planning
[22:20:56] <jdh> if you go in MDI and tell it to move X 10units, does it do so properly?
[22:21:04] <andy_mac> the end mill never gets the the correct cutting position though
[22:21:15] <andy_mac> it's always some fraction of where it should be
[22:21:17] <pfred1> so you're losing steps?
[22:21:30] <jdh> that sounds like your scale is wrong
[22:21:33] <Skullworks> ah - loosing steps or a scale error
[22:21:51] <pfred1> hey scale was my first guess!
[22:22:02] <andy_mac> possibly loosing steps, but scale is correct, that was my first thought
[22:22:09] <pfred1> but having the machine too high a top speed could be a problem too
[22:22:26] <pfred1> accel could be too high
[22:22:32] <jdh> or wrong step/dir pulse width
[22:22:48] <pfred1> when mine was wrong it just wouldn't run
[22:22:53] <andy_mac> is there a way to test that?
[22:22:55] <pfred1> the pulse width
[22:22:59] <andy_mac> yeah
[22:23:16] <pfred1> one of my drivers is really fussy about that I don't know why
[22:23:44] <jdh> check the specs for your driver, set it slightly higher than that.
[22:23:57] <pfred1> mine will run right on the line but not over it
[22:23:58] <jdh> or for testing, set it 2 or 3 times higher
[22:24:20] <pfred1> or under it rather
[22:24:45] <pfred1> but i was getting really malformed waveforms out of my machine when I went under too
[22:24:56] <pfred1> like my computer machine
[22:25:13] <pfred1> I had an oscilloscope hooked up to it
[22:26:04] <pfred1> I never did get to the bottom of what was going on there
[22:26:08] <andy_mac> ok, I think I've got a few things to go check now i guess. Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll be back...
[22:26:31] <pfred1> I just set it to 5000ns and called it a day
[23:40:17] <andy_mac> going back to my config file and testing the axes, I get 1/4 the distance I expect. A +-1in test area moves the axis only 1/4in... which settings should I recheck?
[23:41:24] <r00t4rd3d> microstep
[23:41:42] <r00t4rd3d> what controller are you using?
[23:42:56] <andy_mac> not quite sure... got it from a friend. Is there a way to find out the right info without the spec sheet?
[23:43:06] <r00t4rd3d> whats it look like?
[23:43:16] <r00t4rd3d> just a circuit board?
[23:43:54] <r00t4rd3d> http://reprap.org/mediawiki/images/e/e9/TB6560.jpg
[23:43:57] <r00t4rd3d> look like that ?
[23:44:00] <andy_mac> it's a NEMA 17 12V Bipolar, but don't know anything else
[23:44:29] <andy_mac> no
[23:44:59] <r00t4rd3d> cant help with out know what controller you have
[23:45:03] <r00t4rd3d> take a pic of it
[23:45:15] <andy_mac> k
[23:46:08] <r00t4rd3d> but when you test your axis does decreasing the acceleration or velocity help at all?
[23:47:59] <r00t4rd3d> and what is your maximum velocity and acceleration set at?
[23:48:26] <pfred1> you're not running it at 12 volts are you?
[23:48:55] * pfred1 is the gawd of TB6560s!
[23:49:05] <r00t4rd3d> he doesnt have one
[23:49:09] <pfred1> oh
[23:49:33] <pfred1> since when did rep crap get in with 6560s?
[23:49:42] <andy_mac> no, accel doesn't seem to do anything and vel just makes it slower
[23:49:46] <pfred1> did you know their software is Java?
[23:50:00] <r00t4rd3d> andy_mac, what are the numbers they are set at
[23:50:26] <andy_mac> max vel is set at 0.4 in/sec, accel is 30in/s^2
[23:50:36] <pfred1> sounds reasonable
[23:50:50] <r00t4rd3d> whats driver microstepping set at?
[23:51:09] <andy_mac> looks like the controller is using l293d chip, i'll go try to find my camera again
[23:51:15] <pfred1> where did you get your stepper driver from?
[23:51:26] <pfred1> ah that only does full and half stepping
[23:51:31] <r00t4rd3d> "friend"
[23:51:37] <pfred1> you want it set at half stepping too
[23:51:55] <andy_mac> I don't know, my friend got this kit and couldn't put it together, so I did it for him... lol. yeah
[23:51:58] <pfred1> full stepping is just plain weird in my experneice with it
[23:52:19] <pfred1> set it half on the drive and in the software
[23:53:23] <pfred1> oh and always mess with the drive powered down
[23:53:35] <pfred1> never change anything with it powered up
[23:53:48] <pfred1> bad things might happen
[23:53:53] <andy_mac> ok
[23:54:18] <pfred1> once you git it all setup you'll never mess with it ever again but until you do power the drive itself down
[23:54:26] <r00t4rd3d> so make sure Driver Microstepping is set to 2.0
[23:54:50] <pfred1> I blew up a drive once not powering it down
[23:54:56] <pfred1> not worth taking the chance
[23:56:54] <pfred1> in full step mode most stepper drivers resonate a lot
[23:57:03] <pfred1> this makes them not run so good
[23:58:10] <r00t4rd3d> my machine shits at 1/8 or 1/16
[23:58:15] <pfred1> half stepping is much smoother
[23:58:27] <r00t4rd3d> 1/2 it runs great
[23:58:39] <pfred1> yeah half isn't a bad mode all things considered
[23:58:46] <pfred1> it works
[23:58:59] <pfred1> full if it works is usually really jerky
[23:59:10] <andy_mac> if the stepper is supposed to be 1.8degree step angle, then motor steps per rev should be 200?
[23:59:20] <pfred1> 400 with half stepping
[23:59:41] <pfred1> half stepping will double the steps per rev
[23:59:42] <r00t4rd3d> really?
[23:59:46] <pfred1> sure
[23:59:56] <pfred1> that is what makes it half stepping
[23:59:57] <r00t4rd3d> i think iam set to 200 still