#linuxcnc | Logs for 2015-06-22

[00:09:41] <SpeedEvil> alex4nder: flywheel until missed step?
[00:15:46] <alex4nder> SpeedEvil: that'd definitely work too
[00:15:49] <alex4nder> like a dynojet
[00:15:59] <alex4nder> looking at options, I think I'm going to do a de prony brake
[00:18:49] <XXCoder> furrywolf: lol reminds me of ford sable 1988
[00:18:56] <XXCoder> it was hell to change 3 of sparkplugs
[00:52:11] <MacGalempsy> hello
[00:53:23] <XXCoder> hey
[00:53:43] <anarchos> hi
[00:55:09] <MacGalempsy> how goes it?
[00:56:45] <anarchos> just watched battlebots
[00:57:40] <MacGalempsy> hmm. you got a bot?
[00:57:53] <anarchos> nah
[00:58:25] <MacGalempsy> http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/inventory.htm
[00:58:33] <anarchos> i think drone fighting is the future :P
[02:18:12] <Deejay> moin
[04:30:45] <lv-garage> hi there
[04:31:06] <lv-garage> is there a way to use my // port (laptop) for my cnc ?
[04:31:58] <archivist> laptops often have terrible latency problems and lack of parallel port
[04:32:45] <lv-garage> okay better to buy crap destop pc
[04:34:06] <archivist> take along the live cd and see if it can boot and do a reasonable latency test
[04:34:39] <lv-garage> I've try a lot of thing did not works
[04:35:25] <lv-garage> i'll wait a bit, a friend should give me a desktop pc
[04:36:41] <archivist> best PC I got was from a batch of 12 spares repairs PCs off ebay cost a couple of pounds and the fuel to fetch
[04:37:37] <lv-garage> yep, last one die, but pretty similar stuff
[05:25:17] <skunkworks> I remember rescapind
[05:25:49] <skunkworks> wow - I must not be awake
[05:32:17] * archivist hands skunkworks a coffee
[05:38:38] <skunkworks> thanks
[09:45:38] <ssi> morn
[09:48:33] <_methods> munday munday
[09:48:39] <ssi> yeah :(
[09:48:51] <_methods> came into to blown up network
[09:49:00] <_methods> switch died this weekend
[09:49:15] <_methods> i like simple disasters like that
[09:49:29] <ssi> lol yeah
[09:49:40] <_methods> buy new switch problem solved
[09:49:40] <_methods> hehe
[09:49:42] <ssi> I'm starting to get concerned about my mesa box :/
[09:49:53] <_methods> mesa box?
[09:50:00] <ssi> box of mesa parts
[09:50:07] <_methods> lost in mail?
[09:50:18] <ssi> I ordered it almost three weeks ago, but the order had to get canceled and redone because of wackiness
[09:50:25] <ssi> talked to them last monday and it was supposed to ship then, usps
[09:50:34] <ssi> I would have expected to get it wednesday if it shipped monday
[09:50:37] <ssi> I hope it's not lost
[09:51:17] <_methods> yeah man that would suck
[09:51:20] <_methods> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6OG-fqRhxE
[09:51:44] <_methods> cool clean energy project
[10:04:58] <alex4nder> ssi: that happened to me recently
[10:05:16] <alex4nder> everything showed up, but it just took longer than I expected
[10:09:32] <t12> more accurently that is called
[10:09:37] <t12> professor with media ties
[12:37:41] <ssi> quiet in here today :/
[12:45:10] <Tom_itx> ssi you're just lonely without your cards
[12:45:43] <Tom_itx> they've been running a little behind lately
[16:26:35] <Deejay> gn8
[18:06:36] <Valen> http://imgur.com/gallery/06xKLt6
[18:11:58] <Rab> fake
[18:13:32] <malcom2073_> Every party needs a pooper that's why we invited you
[18:13:51] <Rab> I invited myself!
[18:13:55] <malcom2073_> Indeed
[18:15:19] <SpeedEvil> I only have a 55cm sawblade :(
[18:15:29] <SpeedEvil> I am looking on ebay for a 70cm one used
[19:36:18] <Cromaglious> Tucson was freaking HOT! 114f
[19:36:57] <furrywolf> well, went to the last day of the local hardware store... bought a bunch of stuff at 75% off.
[19:37:45] <furrywolf> I also bought the 6-32 and 8-32, 10-24 and 10-32, and M3-M4 socket head cap screw assortments for $15/each... I would have bought the M5-M6 one as well, but it looked like someone else already got it, as I couldn't find it.
[19:40:44] <Rab> furrywolf, sad when those places go under.
[19:41:06] <Rab> Even if they're prejudiced good ol
[19:41:13] <Rab> boys, which is sometimes the case.
[19:41:44] <furrywolf> nah, this place was great. the problem was it had too many owners.
[19:42:33] <furrywolf> as any one of the staff will happily tell you. lol
[19:46:13] <furrywolf> I really wanted the M5-M6 tray, and spent a half hour searching the pallets of fastener trays.
[19:50:28] <Cromaglious> the ACE hardware my wife works at is closing and she's been getting some good deals... though all the fasteners are going to a new store :(
[19:51:06] <Cromaglious> DeWalt 20V impactor case, 2 20V LiOn batteries, 1 charger for $30
[19:51:21] <Cromaglious> some one walked off with the impactor
[19:51:30] <Cromaglious> display model
[19:52:21] <Cromaglious> so now I have 2 chargers and 3 batteries... I can go nonstop now using my drill
[19:55:49] <Cromaglious> and some ratchette wrenchs as well ACE and Craftsman
[20:07:32] <furrywolf> I have all 18V stuff... heh
[20:08:29] <roycroft> my 18v stuff is dewalt nmh
[20:08:42] <roycroft> i've started getting some milwaukee 12v lion tools
[20:08:47] <roycroft> much lighter
[20:11:34] <Cromaglious> I gave all my dewalt 18v nmh stuff away... hammer drill, 2 impactors, sawzall, skilsaw, light, drill
[20:11:41] <furrywolf> I have the dewalt 18v li-ion now. so far they're holding up much better than the nimh.
[20:11:42] <furrywolf> or nicd
[20:12:00] <humble_sea_bass> my hilti LI stuff is approaching 8 years old
[20:12:00] <Cromaglious> I'm loving the 20V
[20:12:18] <furrywolf> I'm pretty heavily invested in their 18v stuff.
[20:12:19] <humble_sea_bass> best expenditure ever for impact drivers and drill
[20:13:35] <furrywolf> 6-7 drills, impact driver (of the screw variety), impact gun (of the 1/2" drive 250ftlbs variety), 3-4 circular saws, metal cutting circular saw, 2-3 sawzalls, regular light, fluorescent light, jigsaw, vacuum cleaner,...
[20:13:57] <furrywolf> spent real money getting the metal cutting saw. very nice tool.
[20:16:43] <Cromaglious> I have a plug in hammer drill and a ryobi plug in sawzall. I have a 1000w generator is I need to do stuff without house power.
[20:17:40] <furrywolf> I have 20 generators, but I still prefer cordless tools. lol
[20:18:00] <Cromaglious> I have 4 drills 1 3/8", 1 550rpm 1/2", 1 1/2" drill, 1 1/2" hammer drill. Looking towards getting a SDS hammer drill
[20:18:03] <furrywolf> (now, WORKING generators on the other hand...)
[20:18:22] <humble_sea_bass> unless you're aconstruction worker, battery hammerdrills are an unnecessary expenditure
[20:18:29] <Cromaglious> I also have the diesel 6500w genset as well for big stuff
[20:19:01] <Cromaglious> I'm a pool construction worker
[20:19:30] <Cromaglious> I have 4 air compressors, 2 of which work
[20:19:59] <humble_sea_bass> and 2 you dropped loading on to the pickup right
[20:20:13] <furrywolf> lol
[20:20:24] <humble_sea_bass> its a normal life for compressors
[20:20:34] <humble_sea_bass> job site compressors I mean
[20:20:40] <Cromaglious> 4 stapler/brad nailers, 1 pin nailer, 1 14gauge brad nailer, 1 air nailer.
[20:21:26] <Cromaglious> those are the generators... 4K craftsman and a 2500w noname the 4K I dropped off the truck
[20:21:41] <Cromaglious> ok later of to the Ham radio meeting
[20:21:48] <furrywolf> I have a big 240v compressor that works great but needs 240V which I don't have, a medium 120V compressor that needs a motor (or maybe just caps), two small 120V compressors that work but are in storage, and several 12V compressors that see most of the use, including the one that's plumbed into my air system here.
[20:21:50] <Cromaglious> s/of/of/
[20:22:07] <Cromaglious> offff
[20:22:14] <furrywolf> as soon as I fix one of the eu6500ises, I can use my big compressor. :)
[20:33:25] <jdh> I have a device that pulses a stepper controller with a 5v sinking pulse. I need to replace the driver with one that only accepts a + pulse. Any simple way to convert the pulse?
[20:49:55] <Tom_itx> logic inverter
[20:51:28] <Tom_itx> 74HC04 etc
[20:52:08] <jdh> I have a 7404 in my hand. I was wondering if I would miss an edge just doing that
[20:53:05] <Tom_itx> i wouldn't think so
[21:19:35] <Rab> jdh, CMOS 4049UB also works if you need a wider supply voltage tolerance.
[21:28:54] <jdh> I have 7404, 7405, 7406
[22:04:04] <A_Nub> sorry if this sounds completely amateur, but is there a way to see an estimated time of a job/remaining time?
[22:35:16] <Tom_itx> A_Nub, some cam programs (if you have them set up right) will give you a rough estimate of machine time
[22:35:34] <Tom_itx> not sure how you would do that in linuxcnc
[22:35:41] <A_Nub> ah
[22:35:50] <A_Nub> I'm using the wonderfully bad cambam
[22:35:50] <Tom_itx> i have cycle times displayed on my screen but not remaining time
[22:35:56] <A_Nub> I need to get something better
[22:36:31] <Tom_itx> http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/screenshot.png
[22:36:39] <Tom_itx> i show each tool time and overall time
[22:51:46] <MacGalempsy> yo
[23:14:33] <furrywolf> linuxcnc should be able to without too much work... if it can't, submit it as a feature request.
[23:14:58] <furrywolf> if it can show the entire cutting path in the ui, it has processed the file enough to know how long it will take pretty accurately.
[23:44:39] <MacGalempsy> hey zeeshan|2