#linuxcnc | Logs for 2015-05-30

[02:11:58] <Deejay> moin
[02:12:16] <XXCoder> no
[07:05:28] <anonimasu> hello
[07:05:40] <anonimasu> anyone good at maho's ? :D
[07:08:27] <XXCoder> good night/morning
[07:08:41] <XXCoder> not me but this channel isnt very active at this time
[07:08:43] <jthornton> I don't even know what a maho is
[07:08:46] <XXCoder> my place its 4 am
[07:08:49] <XXCoder> soon 5
[07:09:01] <jthornton> amost 7 here
[07:15:17] <SpeedEvil> I thought it was something to do with snowboarding
[07:16:40] <SpeedEvil> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=maho
[07:20:12] <syyl_ws> maho is a long gone machine manufacturer
[07:20:18] <syyl_ws> yes, they are gone.
[07:23:38] <SpeedEvil> ah
[07:33:05] <archivist> time to retrofit then
[07:35:36] <archivist> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAHO-MH-700-UNIVERSAL-MILLING-MACHINE-3-AXIS-DRO-MILL-SWIVEL-TABLE-/221290598671
[07:39:57] <archivist> http://www.lathes.co.uk/maho/ now part of DMG
[07:41:34] <micges> maho is a good candidate to retrofit, doing maho 700c here
[07:59:38] <syyl> yeah archivist
[07:59:50] <syyl> but they dont want have to do anything with the old MH machines
[07:59:58] <archivist> shame
[08:00:02] <syyl> like with the old deckel FPxNC machines
[08:00:20] <archivist> some companies just want to sell new
[08:00:51] <archivist> business opportunity !
[08:01:09] <syyl> :\
[09:38:51] <archivist> some things cannot be unseen Z axis ! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-Parts-Z-axis-dc-motor-ballscrew-linear-slideways-/271860686981
[09:39:18] <archivist> bent tin ways
[10:07:58] <anonimasu> my maho is still going strong :D
[10:08:10] <anonimasu> I just have a question about how to change the spindle acel/decel ramp
[10:08:31] * anonimasu is running a maho 700s daily
[10:44:38] <zeeshan> anonimasu: you have a vfd?
[10:47:33] <JT-Shop> dang laser printer is fast
[10:57:29] <zeeshan> http://i.imgur.com/KOjtGim.jpg
[10:57:34] <zeeshan> i dislike welding cast GM stuff
[10:57:42] <zeeshan> always welds like ass no matter how much you prep it
[10:57:49] <zeeshan> you do the same welding on cast japanese, it works great!
[10:59:09] <furrywolf> archivist: they look a lot heavier than "tin".
[10:59:47] <furrywolf> archivist: if you look at the slot visible on the right side of the third image, you can see it's quite heavy wall.
[11:00:32] <furrywolf> same with the slot/track at the front in the last image
[11:00:35] <furrywolf> it's 1/4" wall or something
[11:00:48] <archivist> furrywolf, bent stuff for guides I regard as tin
[11:01:01] <furrywolf> so, yes, it is formed from sheet... but it looks quite sturdy.
[11:01:36] <archivist> straight or some curve
[11:02:10] <furrywolf> ?
[11:02:26] <furrywolf> zeeshan: I bought a mt3 bullnose center on ebay... $35. :(
[11:02:40] <zeeshan> nice score
[11:02:42] <zeeshan> what brand
[11:02:51] <zeeshan> usa brand is usually 250-350 new
[11:03:06] <furrywolf> "Watts Tools"
[11:03:25] <zeeshan> never heard :P
[11:03:30] <furrywolf> I shouldn't be spending that much on tooling, but it's something I have a specific use for...
[11:03:33] <furrywolf> yes, hence the quotes. :P
[11:03:37] <furrywolf> http://www.ebay.com/itm/381228562964
[11:05:21] <furrywolf> googling it finds only the ebay auction, just in case you're tempted. heh.
[11:05:54] <zeeshan> usa made! :P
[11:06:17] <furrywolf> maybe.
[11:06:39] <furrywolf> I'm very suspicious of companies that don't seem to actually exist. :P
[11:08:28] <furrywolf> should be here today
[11:10:57] <furrywolf> I need to fix the slip rings on my welder-generator, and it takes a bullnose center to support the rotor.
[11:11:32] <furrywolf> one cracked completely, I brazed it, now the other is developing tiny surface cracks all over... going to turn some fresh brass to size and heat-fit it over the old slip rings.
[11:13:45] <furrywolf> after doing that I have to turn it true, which needs the bullnose lathe center
[11:23:33] <furrywolf> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outback-Power-Systems-MX-60-PV-MPPT-Solar-Charge-Controller-/231578322798 hrmm, I do need a second one of those, but do I need a repair project?
[11:24:15] <furrywolf> not waking up from sleep could be anything from a bad terminal to a melted power board..
[11:26:16] <furrywolf> right now, when I do get sun (haven't seen any in a month...), I hit the 60A limit on my charge controller.
[11:29:24] <SpeedEvil> you've got new lead acids that can cope
[11:30:29] <SpeedEvil> ?
[11:30:57] <Tom_itx> JT-Shop, must be laser printer season.. had to get one yesterday as well
[11:31:13] <SpeedEvil> furrywolf: 60A@24v?
[11:31:27] <furrywolf> no (working batties) yes (60A 24V)
[11:31:31] <furrywolf> batteries
[11:32:27] <SpeedEvil> Simple series string of panels?
[11:32:36] <JT-Shop> I picked up a Brother monochrome
[11:32:59] <_methods> that's what i have too
[11:33:07] <_methods> wifi printer is nice
[11:33:36] <furrywolf> no. random mix of panels
[11:34:40] <Tom_itx> hah, same here
[11:34:44] <Tom_itx> brother all in one
[11:35:15] <Tom_itx> still setting it up
[11:35:20] <JT-Shop> I got the smallest one so I could put it on the small table beside my dexk
[11:35:24] <JT-Shop> desk
[11:35:27] <furrywolf> I think there's 2 kyocera 130, 2 siemens 90, 2 something I don't remember 110, 10 solec 80, 2 arco 43, 8 arco 55, 1 matrix 100, 1 slightly different matrix 100, 2 unknown 100s, 2 brand I don't remember 80s, umm... there might be more up there. I'd need to climb on the roof and count. :P
[11:35:55] <furrywolf> there's another 100 I'm not rembering the brand of right now
[11:36:00] <furrywolf> remembering
[11:36:10] <Tom_itx> i needed a scanner too since win7 doesn't have drivers for my old one
[11:38:01] <furrywolf> so, short answer, no, there's nothing simple about the panels. :)
[11:40:38] <SpeedEvil> I think I'd be looking at DIY boosters to ~48V to each.
[11:40:53] <SpeedEvil> but ...
[11:41:14] <furrywolf> going down is much easier than going up
[11:41:14] * SpeedEvil is happy solar has hit $1/W in the easy way here.
[11:41:29] <SpeedEvil> - free shipping on ebay panels
[11:41:31] <furrywolf> bbl
[11:45:28] <roycroft> don't you just connect multiple panels in series to boost voltage?
[11:46:32] <SpeedEvil> that relies on them being similarly illuminated, with near-identical current
[11:51:03] <roycroft> so you would want to buy sets of identical panels and place them in close proximity
[11:53:27] <varesa> first "real" milling completed :)
[11:55:52] <SpeedEvil> roycroft: yes
[11:55:58] <SpeedEvil> varesa: yay
[12:33:46] <balestrino> i got a realtime error, i have BASE_PERIOD set at 40000 and SERVO_PERIOD at 1100000
[12:34:49] <balestrino> latency test max jitter is quite low, it's 14000ns
[12:36:31] <balestrino> should i increase base_period and/or servo_period?
[12:40:20] <pcw_home> If you look at the kernel log with dmesg, the actual compliant will be there so you can see what the numbers say...
[12:41:21] <pcw_home> ( that is, you can see what triggered the real time error )
[13:08:55] <archivist> anybody know this stylus fitting 5mm thread http://www.collection.archivist.info/archive/DJCPD/PD/2015/2015_05_29_probe_stylus/IMG_1933.JPG
[13:13:07] <pcw_home> Oooh Ruby
[13:14:08] <archivist> scored a set the other day http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321755717157
[13:14:37] <archivist> smallest 3 are rather rough
[13:15:33] <archivist> dont think the sellers claim of renishaw is right unless they do that fitting too
[13:16:20] <pcw_home> large ones are carbide?
[13:17:16] <archivist> no the same material as the shaft, light, ally or something exotic
[13:18:19] <pcw_home> Titanium?
[13:19:48] <archivist> could be, non magnetic anyway
[13:20:32] <archivist> no sign of a makers name on them or the box
[13:24:33] <_methods> looks like older renishaw
[13:25:39] <_methods> you'll have to send those pics to someone who deals with stylii on a regular basis i believe to get a good identification though
[13:25:54] <archivist> could be right http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MUSHROOM-HEAD-20mm-Styli-PROBE-20mm-diameter-ZEISS-RENISHAW-CMM-Stylus/271871032020
[13:26:00] <_methods> is that a 5mm tip?
[13:26:53] <archivist> bottom is 6mm, top is 8
[13:27:42] <_methods> large ones
[13:30:14] <pcw_home> looks like Zeiss uses M5
[13:32:14] <archivist> renishaw do have zeiss types in their catalogue
[13:32:19] <pcw_home> there are adapters:
[13:32:21] <pcw_home> http://www.renishaw.com/en/styli/A50030856.aspx
[13:33:35] <archivist> I bet this is the right head http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZEISS-Renishaw-CMM-Scanning-PROBE-HEAD-AND-MOUNT-/281692998730
[13:36:45] <balestrino> psc_home: dmesg says "in recent history there were 2632384, etc, elapsed clock between calls in the motion controller. This time there were 3164317.. etc."
[13:38:10] <balestrino> pcw_home: what's the meaning of these numbers?
[13:44:15] <archivist> balestrino, how long did you run the latency test for, and did you try to upset the pc by doing graphical/disk or other work while it was running
[13:44:56] <balestrino> i tested with 2xglxgears, youtube, and some minor app open
[13:45:14] <balestrino> not for much long time sincerely
[13:45:23] <archivist> I find scrolling a text file is another way
[13:45:58] <balestrino> but latency issues are related to base_period or servo_period?
[13:46:01] <balestrino> or both?
[13:46:56] <archivist> both I think
[13:58:48] <pcw_home> balestrino: thats a servo thread issue, those numbers are in CPU clocks
[14:00:59] <pcw_home> if the servo thread period is in error by more than 20% linuxcnc bitches about it so at your
[14:01:01] <pcw_home> 1100000 ns servo thread period this threshold represents more than 220 Usec delay
[14:01:37] <pcw_home> what CPU, Motherboard, CPU speed?
[14:01:55] <JT-Shop> Tom_itx, you using the lan to connect your brother?
[14:10:10] <balestrino> it's a AMD Ahtlon dual core 2.7Ghz
[14:10:34] <balestrino> with Mesa5i25 board
[14:12:08] <balestrino> motherboard is a ASUS M2N68-CM
[14:17:10] <pcw_home> do you have all power management and c state options disabled in the BIOS?
[14:18:28] <balestrino> i'm going to check it
[14:20:47] <pcw_home> turn off cool&quiet if that MB is new enough to have that option
[14:21:44] <balestrino> APCI APIC support should be disabled?
[14:22:29] <balestrino> cool&quiet was enabled
[14:24:42] <pcw_home> you need APIC typically if you want linux to be able to power-down
[14:24:57] <pcw_home> ( AFAICR )
[14:25:10] <balestrino> ok thank you
[14:34:40] <pcw_home> ohh that not apic is something else I'm thinking about
[14:35:28] <pcw_home> ACPI is what I meant
[14:36:36] <pcw_home> damned acronyms with rearranged letters..........
[14:37:40] <balestrino> :) i've disabled a lot of things. I feel dumb. I dont know why i didnt checked them
[14:42:34] <pcw_home> I just turn all that stuff off by habit now
[15:19:23] <Computer_barf> if im getting jerky movements occasionally when a i run a bit of gcode, could this be caused by accelleration settings?
[15:20:31] <Computer_barf> like when the program started, it had one movement that was VERY fast, scared the crap out of me, but then it was going pretty steady at the 5.8ipm setting I put into the facing program, it appears to go pretty fast when it turns around
[15:24:30] <JT-Shop> could be doing G0 on turn around?
[15:27:42] <Computer_barf> http://pastebin.com/x4rhbJFq
[15:28:02] <Computer_barf> ive not yet set my own accelleration value is why i am concerned about tha
[15:28:07] <Computer_barf> *that
[15:28:46] <Computer_barf> im uncertain what I should set it to for my g0704 , or at least a starting value I can experiment with
[15:29:42] <Computer_barf> http://pastebin.com/eLsNQt31
[15:29:45] <Computer_barf> there is my hal file
[15:30:37] <pcw_home> max velocity is set to 1200 IPM, this may be a bit scary
[15:31:58] <Computer_barf> MAX_VELOCITY = 20 ?
[15:32:15] <Computer_barf> is this being calculated up to a higher number based on all the math above?
[15:32:58] <pcw_home> thats 20 Inches per second or 1200 IPM
[15:33:23] <Computer_barf> ahh
[15:33:56] <JT-Shop> acceleration should be 10-20 times max velocity
[15:34:23] <Computer_barf> nice, thanks for the tip
[15:34:26] <pcw_home> so setting those to 5 might be about right for your machine
[15:36:10] <pcw_home> ( note that you need to change MAX_VELOCITY in 3 places)
[15:39:10] <Computer_barf> yes changed each axis. Machine behaving more reasonably now.
[15:39:36] <pcw_home> For best performance ,you need to tune your machine to see what accelration and velocity its capable of without stalling
[15:39:37] <pcw_home> though you may want to limit the max velocity to a value you are comfortable with even if the machine
[15:39:39] <pcw_home> is capable of more
[15:40:13] <JT-Shop> Computer_barf, have you seen the stepper test in the manual?
[15:41:40] <Computer_barf> I've gone through the linuxcnc reference online but often these things are a blur with so much jargon I've not mastered yet. I'll look it back up.
[15:43:15] <JT-Shop> http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.6/html/common/Stepper_Diagnostics.html#_testing
[15:44:57] <Computer_barf> im super psyched about just the facing program lol. I have a bunch of rough rectangles of aluminum I pour from scrap.
[15:45:32] <SpeedEvil> :)
[15:45:36] <JT-Shop> do you use a barrel relcaimer to melt the aluminum?
[15:45:40] <Computer_barf> ive thus far been manually doing it, and recently doing it from the keyboard
[15:46:25] <Computer_barf> I have a small electric furnace I build with scrap from a ceramic kiln
[15:46:53] <JT-Shop> I'm thinking of building a barrel melter
[15:47:21] <Computer_barf> im not sure exactly what that would mean, a barrel lined with aluminum oxide bricks?
[15:48:01] <Computer_barf> I've done a simple pit with a barrel in it with air fed in , all ran on pine
[15:48:44] <Computer_barf> I would like to build a plastics cracking unit to make kerosene
[15:48:59] <Computer_barf> and then build a furnace that runs on kerosene
[15:49:23] <Computer_barf> something that hot you could melt cast iron :)
[15:49:37] <JT-Shop> it's pretty redneck just a barrel with both ends cut out sitting on a grate over a 1/4 of a barrel with water in the bottom
[15:49:49] <JT-Shop> you build a fire in the top barrel and toss in your scrap
[15:50:10] <JT-Shop> it melts and falls into the water making little nuggets of aluminum
[15:50:16] <Computer_barf> nothing more redneck than a pipe feeding into a hole in the ground
[15:50:40] <Computer_barf> oh no crucible
[15:50:49] <Computer_barf> i guess that is pretty redneck
[15:51:17] <SpeedEvil> seen ant hill casting?
[15:51:21] <Computer_barf> yeah
[15:51:22] <JT-Shop> effective for big things that won't fit into your crucible
[15:51:29] <Computer_barf> seen watermelon casting?
[15:51:43] <SpeedEvil> - pour 20kg of Al into an anthill
[15:54:08] <JT-Shop> you checked this forum out http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/forum.php
[15:55:19] <Computer_barf> click
[15:56:14] <JT-Shop> my furnace http://gnipsel.com/images/casting/
[15:57:01] <Computer_barf> yes my priority on that front is to build some sort of multi burner
[15:57:25] <Computer_barf> something that can start on propane, and then feed in another fluid + air
[15:59:51] <JT-Shop> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQf5ybsPS3g
[16:01:43] <JT-Shop> here it is a water bath alum scrapper http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showthread.php?9541-Water-bath-bulk-scrapper-for-aluminium&highlight=scrapper
[16:01:57] <Tom_itx> JT-Shop you don't need firebrick for the barrel?
[16:02:03] <JT-Shop> no
[16:02:20] <Computer_barf> i just don't understand the point if it's not getting cast into something as a solid piece
[16:02:43] <JT-Shop> the point is you can put the nuggets in your crucible but you can put a wheel in on
[16:02:44] <JT-Shop> e
[16:02:54] <JT-Shop> can't put a wheel in one
[16:03:06] <Computer_barf> ahhhh
[16:03:42] <JT-Shop> and you don't have to physically bust up the wheel or head or transmission
[16:05:07] <XXCoder> Computer_barf: I saw video where guy made fire blower using used car oil and stuff
[16:05:12] <XXCoder> hold on a sec
[16:05:59] <Computer_barf> yeah , waste vegtable oil, car oil , thicker stuff that is a bit harder to get lit is cool,
[16:06:03] <Computer_barf> requires preheating
[16:06:43] <Computer_barf> thats why I want some sort of multi-fuel burner
[16:07:23] <Computer_barf> this austrialian reminds me of colin furze
[16:08:22] <Computer_barf> bbl
[16:11:34] <XXCoder> Computer_barf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-uCY38Njc8
[16:11:54] <XXCoder> no preheater
[16:13:00] <XXCoder> theres earlier video where he builds the blower
[16:26:35] <Deejay> gn8
[19:06:58] <XXCoder> Computer_barf: check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFaA218gT2k
[19:07:03] <XXCoder> im bit tempted to make one lol
[20:52:22] <Jymmm> http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Leisure/2009/0/0/megapixel2.jpg
[20:52:42] <XXCoder> foxnews
[20:52:51] <XXCoder> thts actually nice
[20:53:24] <XXCoder> though if other cars too close it would be impossible to get out or in compared to usual door
[20:53:36] <XXCoder> wonder how far out it moves
[20:53:37] <furrywolf> that's pretty ugly.
[20:53:52] <XXCoder> well yeah but effective
[20:54:36] <XXCoder> the front is real ugly though
[20:54:47] <XXCoder> and doors do move out around a foot
[20:54:51] <furrywolf> http://images.gizmag.com/inline/tata-megapixel-8.png possibly one of the ugliest cars made.
[20:54:53] <XXCoder> https://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Leisure/2009/0/0/megapixel1.jpg
[20:55:21] <furrywolf> and too small to be safe
[20:55:25] <Jymmm> http://www.bestcar2buy.com/2012/07/most-fuel-efficient-car-tata-megapixel.html
[20:55:46] <XXCoder> furrywolf: depends on design
[20:55:56] <XXCoder> furrywolf: eloi is even smaller but very safe
[20:55:58] <furrywolf> and, wide on bottom but narrow on top, so you have crap cargo room despite a wide footprint.
[20:56:19] <XXCoder> s/eloi/elio/
[20:56:42] <furrywolf> there are NO safe small cars in a head-on collision. no matter how much you strengthen the passenger compartment, add crumple zones, etc, the fact still remains that you'll be suddenly reversing direction while the other vehicle barely slows.
[20:57:07] <malcom2073> There ain't no replacement... for (mass) displacement!
[20:57:41] <furrywolf> I saw a crash test between a mid-sized sedan (think it was a corrola) and a smart car... the sedan just kept going on a straight line pretty much intact, still drivable. the smart car went airborn backwards.
[20:59:00] <furrywolf> a miniature car like that vs a regular car is just like a regular car vs a semi truck... you know who's giving the report to the police and who's leaving in the back of an ambulance.
[21:01:01] <Tom_itx> that's fugly
[21:01:09] <furrywolf> yes
[21:01:18] <Jymmm> 235MPG
[21:01:34] <furrywolf> Jymmm: read the fine print. "on battery only". wtf?
[21:01:53] <furrywolf> sure, it gets great milage if you don't run the engine. huh?
[21:02:10] <Tom_itx> doors are too close to the wheelwells to put hinges where they belong
[21:02:39] <XXCoder> furrywolf: thats why I get elio. 84 mpg freeway and no battery cheats
[21:02:49] <furrywolf> it's another car built for short, skinny people with nothing but a bit of groceries.
[21:03:10] <furrywolf> I want a subaru diesel. 65mpg in a full-size all-wheel-drive station wagon with 154hp.
[21:04:01] <Tom_itx> they're not too bad if you don't mine a pop can on wheels
[21:04:31] <furrywolf> or if you're >6ft tall, or like moving things other than people.
[21:04:50] <furrywolf> oh, and you're legally blind, so you don't have to see it.
[21:05:29] <XXCoder> furrywolf: elio is for people only really and small cargo. >6 ft people foot players can fit in elio
[21:05:42] <XXCoder> back seat slightly smaller but still can fit pretty tall peopke
[21:06:20] <furrywolf> I want to swap one of those subaru diesel motors into one of my old subarus... see if I can get over 80mpg. :P
[21:06:53] <furrywolf> if they get 65mpg in a heavy forester, what do they get in a 2100lb smaller wagon?
[21:07:09] <XXCoder> dunno
[21:07:22] <XXCoder> put it in vw beetle heh
[21:07:37] <furrywolf> eww
[21:09:35] <furrywolf> heh, in local news: http://lostcoastoutpost.com/media/cache/e0/94/e094bd881d15183373c643f05ae88782.jpg that's what happens when cops drive drunk.
[21:10:55] <furrywolf> I bet this one will get off completely free too. He only knocked over a woman and baby. the last drunk cop we have killed a woman and got off scott free...
[21:11:09] <XXCoder> cops get away with literal murder nowdays
[21:11:39] <Tom_itx> they take alot of crap they shouldn't have to also
[23:13:59] <Tom_itx> mmm. Can't find module 'hm2_5i24
[23:14:35] <Tom_itx> in /usr/raltime-3.4.9-rtai-686-pae/modules/linuxcnc
[23:17:52] <Tom_itx> dmesg: hm2: loading Mesa HostMot2 driver ver 0.15
[23:17:58] <Tom_itx> hm2: unloading
[23:25:27] <furkanyilmaz11> Hi everybody! I finally finished configurations about my kinematic files for my delta robot. Motors working well in joint jog mode.But when I press $ as a hotkey and trying to xyz jog mode. There is a following error.
[23:25:42] <furkanyilmaz11> Joint 0,1,2 following error!
[23:26:02] <XXCoder> if I recall it means it didnt move the way it expected to
[23:26:10] <XXCoder> like a stall or something
[23:26:36] <XXCoder> odd though, all 3
[23:27:40] <furkanyilmaz11> I couldnt understand because joints is working well in joint jog mode
[23:28:19] <furkanyilmaz11> What do you suggest XXCoder? What should I do?
[23:28:32] <XXCoder> unfortunately dont know enough to advice really
[23:28:39] <XXCoder> just try figure what is different
[23:29:32] <furkanyilmaz11> Ok I can share my files but it doesnt matter right?
[23:30:08] <XXCoder> dont think it does but then could be wrong
[23:31:17] <furkanyilmaz11> XXCoder ok than I will wait and search more
[23:31:30] <XXCoder> yeah maybe someone will help you soon
[23:31:42] <furkanyilmaz11> I hope :)
[23:33:56] <XXCoder> best bet though is try find whats different
[23:35:15] <furkanyilmaz11> What should I compare with, to understand different things?
[23:35:39] <XXCoder> not sure its general guideline of troubleshooting really
[23:37:19] <furkanyilmaz11> Yes, I know but there are no configuration working to compare and understand whats different :) So nothing changed until last working mode, because there no working version yet :)
[23:37:47] <furkanyilmaz11> Maybe I will write to forum about it
[23:37:52] <XXCoder> yeah
[23:39:00] <furkanyilmaz11> Is there an any board to use for encoder pulse inputs. For completely close loop configuration?
[23:40:00] <furkanyilmaz11> which board do you suggest or which one are you using xxcoder?
[23:40:12] <XXCoder> im using cheapass controller board
[23:40:16] <XXCoder> chinese crap one
[23:41:56] <furkanyilmaz11> Did you use it before for encoder pulse input? How did it work? And how much is it? Is it cheaper then mesa?
[23:42:40] <XXCoder> kit I bought http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Axis-Nema23-Stepping-Motor-110N-cm-3-0A-4wire-board-TB6560-Power-for-CMC-mill-/281188392513?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4178225e41
[23:43:14] <furkanyilmaz11> Umm ok thats parport
[23:44:01] <furkanyilmaz11> Did you see new 6600 ic?
[23:44:17] <furkanyilmaz11> Its so much better than 6560
[23:44:28] <XXCoder> nah not really concerned, just need to get my cnc router working lol
[23:44:40] <XXCoder> havinbg serious issues with inability to do stuff lately
[23:44:40] <furkanyilmaz11> haha ok :)
[23:46:35] <furrywolf> random question: I want to engrave a piece of wood and paint the bottom of the letters. I'm thinking of taping over the wood, milling, painting, then scraping the tape. is there an easier way?
[23:47:09] <XXCoder> or just mill, paint all over, then faceoff top off
[23:47:22] <XXCoder> make sure its slightly thicker than end result you want
[23:47:53] <furrywolf> it's in the middle of a long piece of wood. not going to take any off it.
[23:48:20] <XXCoder> hmm yeah tape seem to be better second option
[23:48:57] <XXCoder> if you had a planar that'd be better option
[23:49:30] <furrywolf> I don't want to thin the piece of wood. heh.
[23:49:39] <furrywolf> I have a 15x6 planer. I don't want to use it. :P
[23:50:00] <XXCoder> you has good tape that wont peel when mill cuts into it into wood?
[23:50:30] <furrywolf> dunno. I'm worried I do not.
[23:51:18] <XXCoder> scrap wood test
[23:51:35] <furrywolf> I plan on that.
[23:51:39] <XXCoder> nice O and something square on it to test effects
[23:51:59] <furrywolf> I bought a couple brands of masking tape and packing tape.
[23:52:14] <furrywolf> I'm not going to try duct tape or anything else with strands, as I don't think they'll cut cleanly.
[23:52:46] <XXCoder> best chance I would think would be masking tape
[23:53:20] <furrywolf> I got blue, "industrial" tan, and some green stuff with "paintguard technology" or some crap like that.
[23:54:36] <XXCoder> lol ok. lets see which works well
[23:54:43] <furrywolf> I'm thinking of wrapping every type of tape in sections and just making a few long cuts through it to see what happens.
[23:55:02] <XXCoder> thats good for inital test
[23:55:13] <XXCoder> curves is tricky for tape to hold on if I recall
[23:56:07] <pcw_home> "mmm. Can't find module 'hm2_5i24"
[23:56:09] <pcw_home> the 5i24 uses hm2_pci like all PCI/PCIE cards