#linuxcnc | Logs for 2015-12-29

[01:45:05] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/MuYVQDt.png
[01:45:46] <pink_vampire> my diy probe
[01:46:25] <archivist> does it work
[01:46:37] <pink_vampire> work amazing!
[01:46:48] <pink_vampire> very acurate
[01:47:07] <archivist> how are you proving it is accurate
[01:48:15] <pink_vampire> there is 3 set screws on the top, and I calibrate it to zero runout,
[01:49:20] <archivist> that is only runout, not accuracy
[01:50:12] <pink_vampire> I'm very happy with it.
[01:57:14] <pink_vampire> archivist: you know a good way to connect ruby ball to brass rod?
[01:58:06] <archivist> I think Renishaw probably uses a glue, maybe epoxy
[01:58:59] <archivist> I get real ones off ebay
[01:59:38] <pink_vampire> I can make anather spider and use the Renishaw tip..
[02:00:28] <pink_vampire> but I'm just curious to know how you can drill it and glue it so accurate
[02:03:04] <renesis> what a spider
[02:04:49] <pink_vampire> renesis: inside the probe there is spider that seat on 3 pairs of balls
[02:06:44] <archivist> because the mount finds the one and only possible position its accuracy is less important
[02:08:46] <pink_vampire> but in my case I'm use it in the spindle, not fixed to the machine.
[02:09:54] <pink_vampire> this is why I had to calibrate it, to remove the runout,
[02:11:20] <pink_vampire> archivist: ^
[02:11:42] <archivist> this is what a calibration move should be to check effective ball diameter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XIscw-ciEg
[02:14:02] <archivist> dont confuse setting up/removing runout with calibration (knowing the effective position in space)
[02:16:48] <pink_vampire> I did something much simple but for what I need is more than enough.
[02:18:17] <pink_vampire> I use sharpie marker on the ball, and rotate the probe in the spindle, than I gently touch it with the side of 123 block,
[02:19:36] <archivist> that test in the video checks a standard ball to check the probe
[02:20:55] <pink_vampire> at the beginning just short line come off, and I use the set screws to compensate until I got perfect line on the sharpie
[02:21:56] <pink_vampire> now I want it to be wireless.
[02:24:01] <toastyde1th> to make something have minimal runout is fairly easy, esp if you're trying to mount a ball standard
[02:24:36] <toastyde1th> spin the thing in the spindle slowly, like 30-60 rpm, and attach a dremel to your table with an appropriately tiny grinding bit
[02:24:48] <toastyde1th> grind a cone into the rod
[02:24:59] <toastyde1th> the cone will run concentric as your bearings allow, and then you just use epoxy
[02:25:50] <pink_vampire> I solder the ball to the tip
[02:26:15] <Deejay> moin
[02:26:16] <toastyde1th> whatever attachment method you use is fine as long as it doesn't induce creep, and solder is sufficiently low temperature that it shouldn't
[02:26:35] <toastyde1th> would still suggest doing 4-point ball calibration rather than using 123 blocks
[02:27:10] <toastyde1th> the 4 point check will absolutely locate the center of your probe with minimal operator error
[02:27:52] <pink_vampire> you have an idea how to make it wireless?
[02:28:25] <toastyde1th> lots of probes use an IR or induction coil
[02:28:37] <toastyde1th> i've never had to build an entire probe so I don't have any good suggestions there
[02:29:27] <toastyde1th> the ones i've handled (a limited number) used an IR transmitter that only turned on when the probe was unseated
[02:29:28] <pink_vampire> what about rf?
[02:29:33] <toastyde1th> could do that too
[02:29:48] <toastyde1th> in practice, from what I understand, IR is more reliable and accurate
[02:29:51] <toastyde1th> because of noise
[02:29:59] <archivist> 433mhz tx and rx are cheap
[02:30:09] <pink_vampire> I need something reliable and realtime.
[02:30:25] <toastyde1th> IR is pretty realtime, considering it's basically just an optocoupler at that point
[02:30:45] <toastyde1th> battery to probe switch, switch to IR, back around to the battery
[02:31:09] <toastyde1th> there's no debounce, the reciever latches as soon as it sees the first edge
[02:31:30] <pink_vampire> how I can calculate the top speed?
[02:31:38] <toastyde1th> ...top speed?
[02:31:54] <pink_vampire> I mean. how much realtime..
[02:32:12] <toastyde1th> measure the response of the IR tx/rx
[02:32:20] <toastyde1th> but since they're often over 500 khz...
[02:32:49] <toastyde1th> the practical limit is the logic on the spindle side, not the optocoupler
[02:33:45] <pink_vampire> and how I prevent noise?
[02:33:50] <toastyde1th> noise?
[02:34:06] <pink_vampire> false reading
[02:34:09] <toastyde1th> there's not a ton of sources of noise for an optocoupler
[02:34:16] <toastyde1th> esp if you're using a fairly bright IR LED
[02:34:27] <toastyde1th> you can set the threshhold on the spindle side
[02:35:19] <toastyde1th> it's not like you're looking at this thing when the probe isn't in place
[02:35:25] <pink_vampire> but IR can be blocked.
[02:35:43] <pink_vampire> dust, chips, oil..
[02:35:45] <toastyde1th> in practice it isn't, this isn't some tiny sensor
[02:36:08] <toastyde1th> it's best if the sensor gets hit by oil, because bigass crusty chips are really the only thing that gets in the way
[02:36:14] <toastyde1th> oil or coolant
[02:37:27] <toastyde1th> but if you're very worried about it, use another method
[02:37:32] <pink_vampire> there is a way to encode the RF signal.
[02:37:37] <toastyde1th> IR is just very simple to implement and fairly straightforward
[02:38:17] <toastyde1th> there is *lots* of RF noise so that becomes necessarily more complex
[02:38:20] <pink_vampire> I don't want simple, I want right,
[02:38:30] <toastyde1th> simple is often right
[02:38:41] <toastyde1th> there's a reason 30k probes use IR
[02:39:00] <toastyde1th> you can use RF or induction as well
[02:39:18] <pink_vampire> and I dont have eye contact from the panel to the machine...
[02:39:26] <toastyde1th> wat
[02:39:34] <pink_vampire> how the induction work?
[02:39:42] <toastyde1th> all the methods i'm aware of involve mounting the reciever ON the spindle
[02:39:54] <toastyde1th> so you have like 2-3mm between the tx and rx
[02:40:01] <archivist> near spindle not on
[02:40:14] <archivist> on the headstock
[02:40:18] <toastyde1th> the housing, sorry
[02:40:22] <toastyde1th> don't put the reciever on anything that rotates
[02:40:54] <toastyde1th> induction works similarly to IR
[02:40:56] <pink_vampire> what about wifi or bluetooth module?
[02:41:05] <toastyde1th> you have two coils instead of an optocoupler
[02:41:09] <archivist> wired is ok because the spindle is not rotating during probing
[02:41:23] <toastyde1th> you could do that but nobody really does
[02:41:29] <pink_vampire> wire is mess
[02:41:31] <toastyde1th> because it's a much larger battery drain that only-on
[02:41:38] <toastyde1th> *versus only-on when probing
[02:42:15] <toastyde1th> if you check the battery frequently it would work in a home shop, but in a production environment you'd wind up crashing the tool because some dumbass would forget
[02:42:18] <pink_vampire> I can make charging cradle for it.
[02:42:38] <toastyde1th> it is easier for me to just include "change the battery every 6 months" as part of preventative maintainance
[02:43:01] <archivist> the renishaw wakes up the probe and knows its battery state
[02:43:23] <toastyde1th> yeah, good probes will but not all probes do
[02:43:45] <pink_vampire> or to use inverted logic
[02:44:05] <toastyde1th> but even so I've had operators ignore all kinds of machine warnings, it just seems to be The Thing To Do
[02:44:13] <toastyde1th> not super applicable for a home shop obviously
[02:44:26] <archivist> operators are lazy shitz
[02:44:57] <Jymmm> Work smarter, not harder
[02:45:34] <toastyde1th> using induction obviously alleviates all those problems entirely
[02:45:43] <toastyde1th> but that's more sensitive to shit in the way
[02:45:50] <archivist> lazy is avoiding thinking in an operator
[02:46:46] <toastyde1th> i'd still prefer a 6month battery rotation and a dumb probe, it is less things to fuck up
[02:47:05] <pink_vampire> what about celular modem?
[02:47:18] <archivist> too expensive and silly
[02:47:22] <toastyde1th> well if your probe needs to check facebook
[02:47:33] <pink_vampire> and not real time..
[02:47:43] <pink_vampire> It'a very cheap
[02:47:58] <archivist> too many wifi drop outs useless
[02:48:01] <toastyde1th> seriously, induction and IR are the most reliable ways
[02:48:09] <toastyde1th> followed very closely by RF
[02:48:31] <archivist> or real wire, how my cmm does it
[02:48:41] <toastyde1th> the most important thing in a probe is repeatability, which means low lag
[02:48:45] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: Re: "...operators ignore all kinds of machine warnings" you just have the wrong warnings is all.... "You are about to fuck up everything, are you sure?"
[02:48:52] <toastyde1th> hahahahaha
[02:49:08] <toastyde1th> i once had a guy watch a drill fall out of the machine
[02:49:10] <toastyde1th> it even halted
[02:49:16] <toastyde1th> "oops i let go of the tool? pls hlp?"
[02:49:26] <toastyde1th> dude just hit go
[02:49:31] <toastyde1th> kapow
[02:49:31] <archivist> if they get repeated wornings they lose sense of what warning are about
[02:50:06] <pink_vampire> I cant use just transmitter and receiver, I need something that make a link with feedback, this way I will know if there is battery issue
[02:50:17] <toastyde1th> then use induction
[02:50:21] <toastyde1th> so you can power the thing
[02:50:36] <toastyde1th> you can send signal as well as power over the same coil
[02:50:39] <archivist> the sender sends two signals, battery level and the contact info
[02:50:44] <Jymmm> Eh, M$ mentality. You need to make it hard to continue... "To continue, what is 42/34 *3", you have 7 seconds..."
[02:51:46] <toastyde1th> hahah
[02:53:17] <Jymmm> Burn rubber on me....
[02:54:15] <Jymmm> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dc4n8EuK78
[02:54:48] <toastyde1th> haha this is horrifying. amazing, but horrifying
[02:54:56] <Jymmm> ?
[02:55:05] <toastyde1th> the video
[02:55:14] <Jymmm> ah
[02:55:25] <Jymmm> It's easiest to share a video than the mp3/flac
[02:55:55] <toastyde1th> i started doing some basic circuits today just to start getting hands on experience designing things
[02:55:59] <toastyde1th> first lesson learned
[02:56:18] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: I just got a BT headset, so uploaded a crapton of music to my phablet
[02:56:19] <toastyde1th> make sure you picked up normal diodes and not zenier diodes if you're assembling a rectifier
[02:56:47] <toastyde1th> nice, what headset if you don't mind me asking
[02:57:25] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTH240-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B00AWIPITS
[02:57:50] <toastyde1th> nice!
[02:58:11] <Jymmm> I thik so =)
[02:59:00] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: no damn cords!!!
[02:59:17] <toastyde1th> critical for anything phone related imo
[02:59:45] <Jymmm> eh
[03:00:00] <toastyde1th> I always wind up flinging either my headphones or my phone long distances if cords are involved
[03:00:02] <Jymmm> It's also paired with desktop too, can pair up to 5 devices.
[03:00:16] <Jymmm> lol
[03:03:12] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: The bass doesn't hit like I'd prefer, but overall nice sounding.
[03:03:20] <renesis> toastyde1th: zener diodes could work
[03:03:45] <toastyde1th> they could if i hadn't happened to pick up 1/4 watt, 2.2v reverse breakdown ones
[03:03:49] <toastyde1th> on a 12v AC supply
[03:04:24] <renesis> put 6, live with the 4V of Vf
[03:04:29] <toastyde1th> hahah
[03:04:34] <renesis> what!?
[03:04:49] <toastyde1th> i just sorted out all the zener diodes into their own little bin and now I don't have to worry about it
[03:05:25] <renesis> schottky diode #1 diode
[03:06:41] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: If you don't need a torque wrench, you got the wrong diode(s)
[03:07:03] <toastyde1th> nah i just got a bunch of parts assortments
[03:07:16] <toastyde1th> just picked up the wrong diode
[03:08:00] <Jymmm> toastyde1th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
[03:08:37] <toastyde1th> hahahaha
[03:09:11] <archivist> I need a big schottky to repair my analyser 70v 70A ish
[03:09:33] <toastyde1th> is that what shit the bed?
[03:09:44] <archivist> yes
[03:10:06] <archivist> not sure if anything else got killed
[03:10:18] <toastyde1th> Adventures in Repair!
[03:10:29] <archivist> best to replace as a pair though
[03:10:32] <toastyde1th> "Is this what died, or did something else die and kill it?"
[03:10:42] <toastyde1th> is it biasing something?
[03:10:51] <toastyde1th> ...at 70v?
[03:10:56] <archivist> switchmode rectifiers
[03:11:00] <toastyde1th> oh
[03:21:26] <archivist> only ones I have found are a little under the original spec http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370297132501
[03:22:52] <pink_vampire> http://hacklab.fi/news/esp8266-ds18b20-thingspeak-nodemcu/
[04:55:59] <XXCoder> heys
[05:07:14] <pink_vampire> hi XXCoder :)
[05:07:24] <XXCoder> whats up
[05:08:39] <pink_vampire> I'm fine.
[05:08:47] <pink_vampire> upgrade my probe
[05:08:58] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/MuYVQDt.png
[05:09:06] <Frank__> hiii guys, do u happen to know if by now there is a hal config available for the 5i25+7i85+7i84??
[05:09:47] <XXCoder> dunno but then if you know the pin-outs you can make one
[05:10:08] <XXCoder> awesome! I recall you menioning you wanted one a while ago
[05:10:51] <Frank__> i just happen to know anything right now about linuxcnc, but im a quick learner, is it doable ? to make one?
[05:10:59] <XXCoder> yeah
[05:11:02] <Frank__> sorry, not anything
[05:11:03] <XXCoder> open HAL maker
[05:11:03] <Frank__> nothing
[05:11:05] <Frank__> lol
[05:11:16] <XXCoder> umm forgot what name it is
[05:11:23] <XXCoder> look for config in menu
[05:11:35] <XXCoder> make sure not to select umm mena something one
[05:11:37] <archivist> use an editor
[05:12:04] <XXCoder> unless your card is mesa
[05:12:10] <Frank__> yes
[05:12:15] <Frank__> its mesa
[05:12:27] <XXCoder> then use mesa configuration maker
[05:13:04] <archivist> are you guessing its name?
[05:13:16] <XXCoder> initally yes, now no
[05:13:17] <Frank__> that just does the trick? cuz i've been reading post from like 2013 where they have the same setup but they had to make the files
[05:13:48] <XXCoder> Frank__: not sure, but making config helps you have a file to edit
[05:14:02] <Frank__> im using 5i25+7i85+7i84
[05:14:18] <Frank__> okey
[05:14:19] <archivist> its actually called pncconf
[05:14:38] <XXCoder> archivist: oh thought ya meant name of controller card - mesa lol
[05:15:35] <archivist> http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/config/pncconf.html
[05:16:48] <Frank__> im checking mesa store and it happens to be in stock 114 pieces of 5i25, i thought they were out of stock and they would take a while to make them
[05:16:58] <Frank__> i am missing something?=
[05:17:15] <archivist> it was another part iirc
[05:20:07] <XXCoder> http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/151125165153-32-poy-2015-restricted-super-169.jpg dang! apparently bird escaped with life
[05:20:39] <pink_vampire> OMG!
[05:22:46] <Frank__> lol
[05:24:17] <pink_vampire> my caliper is gone
[05:24:31] <XXCoder> walked away?
[05:24:31] <pink_vampire> I can't find it.
[05:24:41] <pink_vampire> maybe.
[05:25:26] <pink_vampire> I can't do anything.
[05:25:45] <XXCoder> try backtracing?
[05:25:55] <archivist> you can search for the caliper!
[05:26:01] <pink_vampire> I can't find it for looong time.
[05:27:09] <pink_vampire> I want to get new one
[05:27:23] <pink_vampire> first thing I look at mitutoyo
[05:27:35] <XXCoder> I love my mitytoyo caliper
[05:27:47] <XXCoder> for home I have crappy chinese one
[05:27:49] <pink_vampire> but I can't find anything with fractions
[05:28:01] <archivist> I have two mitutoyo, the cheap ones power down just when you dont want that
[05:28:19] <XXCoder> no caliper has fractions from what I understand
[05:28:27] <XXCoder> just inches or mm, in decimal form
[05:28:40] <pink_vampire> the new ones have
[05:28:47] <XXCoder> interesting
[05:29:08] <pink_vampire> I think to go with this one
[05:29:10] <pink_vampire> http://www.amazon.com/iGaging-ABSOLUTE-Digital-Electronic-Caliper/dp/B00INL0BTS/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1451387032&sr=1-2&keywords=iGaging
[05:29:11] <XXCoder> archivist: my el cheapo one powers down at around same length time as my good one
[05:29:30] <archivist> mitutoyu dont power down
[05:29:35] <XXCoder> but oddly, cheapo has way to turn off when done, while expensive one dont
[05:30:04] <XXCoder> sure it does, display turns off.
[05:30:18] <archivist> mine does not turn off the display
[05:30:30] <archivist> unless I power it off
[05:30:44] <pink_vampire> this one has absolute zero
[05:31:35] <pink_vampire> and it also has the option for usb readout
[05:31:43] <pink_vampire> http://www.amazon.com/iGaging-SPC-Cable-OriginCal-100-700/dp/B00INL0BA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1451387203&sr=1-1&keywords=B00INL0BA2
[05:32:21] <pink_vampire> forme the usb readout is very niec feature
[05:32:29] <pink_vampire> for me*
[05:32:48] <archivist> I have tested the cheapo calipers, all seem to measure down to .001
[05:32:52] <XXCoder> dunno how good that brand is but cool I guess as its half price my expensive one
[05:33:15] <XXCoder> archivist: mine can do .0005 but I only trust it to get around .0015 precision which isnt very good
[05:33:50] <archivist> usually id is adjustment needs looking at if worse
[05:33:54] <archivist> it
[05:37:12] <XXCoder> I guess so but since it randomly gets .001 +- when powered on it dont matter
[05:37:22] <XXCoder> I just zero it out each use
[05:38:36] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: you have the mitutoyo?
[05:38:56] <XXCoder> yep caliper, micrometer and one of dial
[05:39:00] <XXCoder> indictor
[05:39:11] <pink_vampire> carabide?
[05:39:15] <XXCoder> "big 3" in my toolset, as I use em pretty often
[05:40:00] <XXCoder> carabide?
[05:40:54] <pink_vampire> made from carbide
[05:41:03] <XXCoder> oh hmm dunno
[05:41:13] <enleth> fun fact: mitutoyo calipers don't actually turn off
[05:41:22] <XXCoder> just display eh
[05:41:28] <enleth> yeah
[05:41:51] <XXCoder> interesting as it took mine 8 months to run out of juice
[05:42:02] <enleth> AvE did a fun test of a counterfeit mitutoyo some time ago
[05:42:42] <enleth> the chinese were qiite attentive to detail and their knockoff did stay on all the time as well, just like the original
[05:43:00] <enleth> but they didn't get it right
[05:43:06] <XXCoder> probably firmware clone? ahh
[05:43:23] <archivist> has to stay on for the absolute to work
[05:43:29] <enleth> and it drained batteries real fast even with display off
[05:44:22] <archivist> I get many months from each battery
[05:44:44] <enleth> but it didn't have BDO, so it made shitty readinga when low on juice with no warning
[05:45:04] <XXCoder> my el cheapo (its orginial battery even) lasted a year, but then I didnt use it often most months
[05:45:06] <pink_vampire> also I need to get nice and solid compass
[05:45:35] <enleth> XXCoder: but was it the kind that maintains position?
[05:45:54] <XXCoder> enleth: maybe or maybe not, its so shitty I cant tell
[05:46:01] <ReadError> the igaging calipers I have are very nice
[05:46:07] <XXCoder> I have to zero it out each dang use
[05:46:34] <pink_vampire> ReadError: you use the usb?
[05:46:43] <ReadError> pink_vampire nah have not got that adapter yet
[05:46:51] <XXCoder> its fine for what I plan to use it for though as I only need .01 precision.
[05:47:18] <enleth> well the trick is with firmware - all modern uCs have sleep states and BDO but you have to actively enable and support them in the code
[05:49:14] <enleth> the AvE's mitutoyo knockoff was actually decent when it comes to measurements but utterly useless within two weeks of battery replacement
[05:49:49] <ReadError> the igaging stay on
[05:49:56] <ReadError> but even after leaving it on for a few days
[05:49:59] <ReadError> battery is still original
[05:50:10] <XXCoder> few days is nothing really
[05:50:13] <ReadError> good build quality, seem solid
[05:50:15] <XXCoder> mine lasted 8 months
[05:50:42] <pink_vampire> on my lost caliper I add external battary.
[05:50:54] <pink_vampire> and it last for years.
[05:50:57] <XXCoder> some days at work i use it like I need it to live (around 3 per minute for 10 hours)
[05:51:01] <pink_vampire> one AA
[05:51:12] <XXCoder> dang
[05:51:21] <XXCoder> you cant do that and preserve coolant-proofness
[05:51:25] <XXCoder> mine is coolant proof
[05:52:03] <pink_vampire> put the battery in test tube..
[05:52:15] <pink_vampire> and use AAA
[05:52:26] <XXCoder> sure but I'm not bout to modify $150 caliper :D
[05:52:56] <XXCoder> *about
[05:53:25] <pink_vampire> http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/611488/240304303/stock-photo-old-metal-compass-on-the-white-background-240304303.jpg
[05:53:48] <pink_vampire> there is someting like that with replecement pins?
[05:54:49] <archivist> that is a woodworkers compass, use a metal workers with finer adjustment
[05:55:27] <pink_vampire> archivist: you know about good one?
[05:55:49] <pink_vampire> now I'm using dollar store one..
[05:58:24] <XXCoder> you use any dial indictor?
[05:58:43] <pink_vampire> I have the 15$ one from grizzly.
[05:58:49] <pink_vampire> work fine for me..
[05:58:54] <archivist> just find a quality make http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3pc-7-Engineers-Spring-Caliper-Divider-Set-Free-Postage-/331670984640
[05:58:58] <archivist> cheap set
[06:00:03] <pink_vampire> archivist: there is someting better?
[06:00:21] <archivist> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Starrett-277-4-Toolmakers-Spring-Type-Caliper-and-Divider-4-Inch-Vintage-/331741878448
[06:00:41] <archivist> you may still be able to get that new
[06:00:53] <archivist> and larger sizes
[06:01:51] <XXCoder> I wonder about those touch probe
[06:02:00] <XXCoder> can one be used with tb6560
[06:02:15] <archivist> http://www.starrett.com/metrology/metrology-products/precision-measuring-tools/calipers-dividers-trammels/calipers-dividers
[06:02:45] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: what do you mean?
[06:02:54] <archivist> way over priced for what they are
[06:03:03] <pink_vampire> archivist: Iwant someting with replacement pins.
[06:03:11] <pink_vampire> so it will stay sharp.
[06:03:12] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: was wonderinf if there was a touch probe that works with tb6560
[06:03:15] <archivist> XXCoder, probe and stepper driver are not related
[06:03:17] <XXCoder> a cnc controller board
[06:03:30] <XXCoder> archivist: yeah, but then it do have inputs
[06:03:47] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: you can make one very easy.
[06:04:21] <pink_vampire> my madeout of plexiglass and 1/8" brass rod
[06:04:27] <archivist> a probe is nothing more than a switch, almost any input can be used
[06:04:34] <XXCoder> interesting
[06:04:37] <XXCoder> thanks
[06:04:55] <pink_vampire> you need 7 ball bearings
[06:05:18] <pink_vampire> 6 for the kinematics switch
[06:05:29] <pink_vampire> and one to solder on the tip
[06:05:43] <archivist> I have a probe with three LVDT sensors and no ball bearings
[06:06:12] <archivist> I wish I could afford the electronics for it
[06:06:34] <XXCoder> lol that is tiny http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ballscrew-CNC-Machine-MDL-A4-BSX-Probe-Mach3-Reverse-Engineering-/310471985621?hash=item48499289d5:m:mkOXF9ohhZTNqRUDGIcUuLg
[06:06:36] <pink_vampire> archivist: for home user..
[06:07:05] <pink_vampire> fuck Ł4,750.00
[06:07:06] <archivist> I am at home
[06:07:07] <XXCoder> and WAAYAAAAYAAYYYY overpriced
[06:07:42] <archivist> XXCoder, and he lies about the accuracy
[06:08:06] <XXCoder> 0.01mm is hard to do
[06:08:33] <archivist> specially with the cheap ballscrew used
[06:08:34] <pink_vampire> I can get it very easy.
[06:10:12] <archivist> when you get good at measuring you realise how bad you were making stuff
[06:10:34] <pink_vampire> you see.
[06:10:44] <pink_vampire> I want to be happy.
[06:11:17] <archivist> I am happy when I can measure how well I did
[06:11:24] <XXCoder> HUGE cnc http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Metal-Woodturning-Lathe-Machine-CNC-Machine-Metal-Motorized-Mini-Milling-/251643579335?hash=item3a97204bc7:g:elwAAOSwQItUEsIF
[06:11:25] <archivist> or didnt
[06:11:55] <XXCoder> I see CNC but I dont see anything actually cnc about that lol
[06:12:21] <pink_vampire> where is the cnc stuff??
[06:12:26] <XXCoder> exactly
[06:13:37] <archivist> some idiots put cnc in the name if a cnc was used in the items manufacture
[06:13:48] <XXCoder> apparently yeah
[06:14:10] <pink_vampire> CNC = can't cut
[06:14:23] <XXCoder> CAN NOT CUT
[06:14:34] <pink_vampire> yeah..
[06:14:40] <XXCoder> good one
[06:15:06] <XXCoder> wonder if any good lol http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4th-Axis-A-axis-100mm-4-Jaw-Chuck-CNC-Engraving-Machine-Router-Rotational-Axis-/261878990123?hash=item3cf934452b:g:kxkAAOxy3zNSlFPX
[06:15:25] <pink_vampire> without the panel my machine is definitely a CNC
[06:15:39] <XXCoder> CNC CNC ;)
[06:15:55] <pink_vampire> LOL
[06:16:47] <pink_vampire> the 4th axis is stepper based.. and the screw on the back of the pully......
[06:17:51] <XXCoder> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1500mW-Desktop-DIY-Laser-Engraver-Engraving-Machine-Picture-CNC-Printer-/291531016859?hash=item43e09a4a9b:g:xDkAAOSw9mFWHi80
[06:17:53] <XXCoder> odd one
[06:17:59] <XXCoder> wonder how well it works.
[06:18:20] <pink_vampire> and it 4 jaws but you can't move them individually
[06:18:51] <pink_vampire> class D laser.. no cover...
[06:19:18] <pink_vampire> natural selection?
[06:19:40] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: ?
[06:19:52] <XXCoder> laser glasses
[06:19:58] <XXCoder> thats definitely a requirement
[06:20:05] <XXCoder> and laser warning on door
[06:20:19] <enleth> XXCoder: glasses that actually work cost 2x the price of this contraption
[06:20:51] <XXCoder> its vastly cheaper to just attach laser to my cnc router
[06:21:15] <XXCoder> or free if I just use my laser pointer lol (no cut/mark though)
[06:21:19] <pink_vampire> enleth: any recommendation?
[06:22:27] <enleth> pink_vampire: just google it, if they give specific frequency ranges and power/exposure ratings, and it's expensive, it will protect you
[06:22:58] <enleth> just don't buy chinese laser glasses
[06:23:11] <pink_vampire> that for sure!
[06:24:18] <XXCoder> I would just cover machine really lol
[06:24:40] <enleth> I've got a 40W CO2 laser cutter and the proper glasses cost almost half the price of the cutter
[06:25:10] <pink_vampire> what brand?
[06:26:07] <enleth> don't remember now, but that was a first google hit and they're made in the US
[06:26:14] <Wolf_> weird, isn’t regular old poly carb opaque to CO2 lasers?
[06:27:16] <enleth> Wolf_: if it's opaque, it will absorb the beam. the trick is making the glasses survive long enough for you to notice and move away/hit the estop
[06:27:36] <Wolf_> yup
[06:27:45] <enleth> those expensive ones can actually survive more than one direct hit
[06:28:03] <Wolf_> makes sense
[06:28:08] <enleth> a lot of them actually if you're quick to react
[06:28:43] <pink_vampire> thay not made from glass?
[06:28:53] <enleth> some are
[06:29:13] <enleth> the glass is just doped with some absorbent additive and/or coated
[06:30:16] <pink_vampire> http://www.lasersafety.com/eyewear/filter
[06:30:43] <enleth> pink_vampire: looks legit
[06:31:24] <pink_vampire> excimer laser..
[06:31:29] <pink_vampire> soo cool
[06:32:10] <enleth> if you want to cut things, you will most likely use a CO2 tube laser
[06:32:15] <pink_vampire> it makethe smallest dot
[06:32:31] <Wolf_> most affordable
[06:32:39] <enleth> chinese ones are OK-ish
[06:32:55] <enleth> just replace the controls first thing after getting one
[06:32:58] <Wolf_> for wattage/size/input requirements anyways
[06:33:03] <pink_vampire> excimer is uv laser co2 is IR laser
[06:33:30] <XXCoder> I read a project site where guy made a co2 laser
[06:33:31] <enleth> the tube is fine, mechanicals are acceptable, electronics is shit
[06:33:34] <XXCoder> pretty awesome
[06:33:40] <pink_vampire> the point that you can make with excimer much smaller than co2
[06:36:15] <pink_vampire> laser tea is also very nice, it use the nitrogen at the air.
[06:36:27] <pink_vampire> close to uv
[06:37:00] <XXCoder> I really want to have laser but too afraid to lose sight
[06:37:27] <Wolf_> do not look in to laser with remaining eye
[06:37:33] <XXCoder> heh
[06:37:48] <XXCoder> btw guys do NOT point lasers at plane
[06:38:12] <XXCoder> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI7Qq1mYQlI
[06:38:14] <pink_vampire> the problem with class D lasers is the reflections
[06:38:57] <pink_vampire> the reflection are also dangerous.
[06:40:07] <pink_vampire> http://www.lasersafety.com/windows/domes
[06:40:54] <Wolf_> cctv stuff is so cheap, why bother with view ports
[06:41:15] <XXCoder> Wolf_: theres new plane that has all screen sides, no actual window
[06:41:26] <XXCoder> its being built now if I recall
[06:41:34] <Wolf_> cool
[06:41:46] <XXCoder> http://motherboard.vice.com/read/windowless-airplanes-future
[06:41:57] <XXCoder> I predict some people (not me) would drink a lot more
[06:42:04] <Wolf_> lol
[06:42:17] <XXCoder> and those chairs? so roomy. :P
[06:42:40] <pink_vampire> nice.
[06:43:23] <enleth> XXCoder: eh, just get a chinese CO2
[06:43:29] <enleth> they're enclosed
[06:43:54] <XXCoder> so far reviews say you gonna rebuilkd machine because its always so shoddy built
[06:44:00] <XXCoder> with parts falling off
[06:45:16] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: you need to finish with your machine first..
[06:45:32] <pink_vampire> make it 3 axis
[06:45:36] <XXCoder> yeah dont plan to buy anything much till then
[06:45:41] <pink_vampire> that work nice.
[06:45:42] <XXCoder> its already working
[06:45:57] <pink_vampire> you make parts!
[06:46:00] <pink_vampire> cool!
[06:46:13] <XXCoder> not yet unfortunately
[06:46:15] <enleth> XXCoder: either I was lucky or this isn't as bad
[06:46:24] <XXCoder> no room in garage to run machine
[06:46:24] <pink_vampire> I need google glass
[06:46:34] <XXCoder> no you dont
[06:46:36] <enleth> just the software and original controls are shit
[06:46:46] <enleth> pink_vampire: get google cardboard
[06:46:47] <pink_vampire> google glass cnc controller.
[06:46:53] <XXCoder> lol
[06:47:07] <pink_vampire> I dont have a place for the screen
[06:51:29] <pink_vampire> 850$ used
[06:51:52] <XXCoder> grab a tablet, use remote view aoo
[06:51:54] <XXCoder> *app
[06:53:42] <XXCoder> lol tiny one http://www.amazon.com/Transparent-Engraver-Engraving-Cutting-Machine/dp/B013YFB8PI/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1451392105&sr=8-28&keywords=laser+cnc
[06:53:57] <XXCoder> comes with glasses thats probably shitty
[06:54:13] <Loetmichel2> BRB, Windows(update) thinks it needs a reboot after only 63 days uptime ;)
[06:56:12] <archivist> hmm can I wait for 2 days for results from a test....grrr
[06:56:50] <archivist> just fired up a high resolution worm test
[06:57:16] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: look sad.
[06:57:29] <XXCoder> yeah its little more than a joke
[06:57:37] <XXCoder> maybe cool engrave on phone case something
[06:58:27] <XXCoder> well later
[07:00:12] <pink_vampire> I dont know what to do with my machine...
[07:01:16] <pink_vampire> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WM71UH6?psc=1
[07:58:19] * JT-Shop starts a little fire
[07:59:55] * archivist wanders over for a warm
[08:11:26] <Frank__> lol
[08:12:24] <Frank__> hey guys, do u know if mesa ships to latin america? thanks
[08:52:21] <cat_lady> Hello guys. Sorry if this question is documented somewhere, but I did and extensive research, and the only thing I was able to find was:
[08:52:33] <cat_lady> ... http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?LinuxCNC_Supported_Hardware
[08:52:39] <cat_lady> ...which seems severely outdated
[08:53:20] <cat_lady> ...so, the question is - what hardware is known to work well for software step generation, and somehow obtainable nowadays? or is there a list somewhere?
[08:54:17] <archivist> most of us using steppers grab a few old PCs and try the latency test on them
[08:54:19] <cat_lady> I'm thinking mainly about motherboards and CPU combinations. I tried thinkpad R51 notebooks due to thinkpads having good reputation for linuxCNC and parallel port, but it was performing infernal as stepgen due to realtime problems (at least amongst terrible reputation notebooks)
[08:54:50] <cat_lady> I see. Well, I'm in position where I used one old Pc for machine, and I'm building another one, without spare PC's to try - I need to purchase something, probably used.
[08:55:07] <archivist> if the latency test is below 25000 jitter it may be usable
[08:56:15] <cncbasher> is their any known limit that jitter is required to be below ?
[08:57:36] <archivist> you just have to slow your steppers down to suit
[08:58:13] <archivist> but some boards and video combinations are terrible
[09:05:53] <JT-Shop> cat_lady: try searching the forum there are some recent posts on there
[09:06:29] <archivist> JT-Shop, got the logging working
[09:06:43] <JT-Shop> was it broke?
[09:07:12] <archivist> the way it opens early I would call that broken
[09:09:22] <archivist> code ended up as http://www.archivist.info/cnc/wormtest/wormtest.ngc
[09:10:15] <JT-Shop> oh the logging
[09:10:42] <archivist> with some fiddles in hal connect encoders to motion.analog-in
[09:11:02] <JT-Shop> so the m66 breaks the code up so it won't log until it runs?
[09:12:04] <archivist> no idea what does what and why it waits only when you use the right variables/gcodes
[09:12:55] <archivist> results http://www.archivist.info/cnc/wormtest/ now rerunning with a higher resolution
[09:13:49] <cat_lady> than k you guys, i will search the forum. If you have any link to thread (that I could miss, aka not easily visible), I will be glad for it, too :)
[09:14:11] <cat_lady> the first machine I'm using got around 5k jitter in worst case, so it got lucky, as it was random old PC
[09:14:58] <archivist> that is as good as the best PC I have, an old Compaq
[09:15:03] <cat_lady> trying to purchase something specifically for CNC was much less lucky, though - for example, said R51 thinkpad got like 2k jitter all the time, EXCEPT that it jumps to 2 000 000 (!) from time to time, and I eliminated any power-saving in terferring possibility
[09:15:14] <cat_lady> which of course invalidates its use as stepgen
[09:16:11] <JT-Shop> you don't use pads and laptops for CNC
[09:16:16] <JT-Shop> as you found out
[09:16:19] <cat_lady> yes :)
[09:16:42] <cat_lady> I was aware of that - just got a little missguided by people claiming that thinkpads with parallel port are exceptions here, at elast old ones. Was wrong, as it turned out
[09:16:47] <Loetmichel> *MEH* wife is grilling steaks in the oven... she managed to let fat spit on the heater tube... *chokes fire with a towel* *presses the acknowledge button on two of the three smoke alarms in the flat...* *ANNOYED*
[09:17:36] <cat_lady> Loetmitchel, good think you don't have google swarm-type wifi enabled alarms, they were bugged enough to lock on alarm state without any possibility to turn them off
[09:18:55] <archivist> I switched off both fire alarms
[09:20:25] <cat_lady> BTw, is closed-source nvidia driver still breaking realtime? Should I see it as suggestion to buy AMD and use their open source driver (aka opposite to what gaming on linux needs), or Nvidia with noveau (or vesa) i still better for CNC controlling machine w/ stepgen?
[09:21:05] <archivist> yes very likely
[09:22:30] <archivist> nvidia are just writing their code to suit them and the game players without regard to real time users I think
[09:27:23] <CaptHindsight> hm2_eth works with some laptops, most likely laptops with their Ethernet controllers on PCI/e
[09:29:34] <CaptHindsight> the X and video drivers have been breaking real time for a while, nobody noticed and complained for a while so they just did whatever hack worked to get their job done
[09:32:22] <CaptHindsight> cat_lady: the problem with older laptops and parallel ports is that the EC (embedded controller) for things like battery charging, lid open/closed, GPIO can work out of band and hold/delay the system
[09:35:17] <CaptHindsight> the EC has it's own firmware and works with ACPI which was never officially standardized...
[09:35:47] <CaptHindsight> Intel and M$ posted one thing but did whatever they wanted with it
[09:38:42] <cat_lady> yea... i tried disabling SMI, and it *seemed* to be disabled, but spikes prevailed. They were not even recurring at set time intervals, it was seemingly random. I guess it is still something deep about power saving
[09:39:53] <cat_lady> anyway, at this moment I'm just inclined to buy desktop PC. the problem is that going through list from wiki, almost every unit there is virtually unobtainable, except from buying on e-bay from far away and paying 3x the cost of unit itself in shipping
[09:40:18] <CaptHindsight> since the EC can operate out of band even killing SMI won't help
[09:40:27] <cat_lady> I see.
[09:41:47] <archivist> look on the local ebay/freecycle/cheap for PCs
[09:42:36] <CaptHindsight> more recent laptops and PC's have 2-3 operating systems in the firmware that operate out-of-band that operate securely from you that can also interrupt real time
[09:51:24] <DIYtryin_> Jow.. Does hal2arduino sound familiar to anyone here?
[09:51:39] <DIYtryin_> a github project
[09:53:07] <CaptHindsight> https://github.com/dewy721/EMC-2-Arduino
[09:54:32] <DIYtryin_> jep.. that one
[09:54:48] <CaptHindsight> yup, you found it
[09:54:59] <DIYtryin_> I'm trying to get linuxcnc talking with my arduino
[09:55:05] <DIYtryin_> thought I'd start there
[09:55:34] <DIYtryin_> but don't get it running and want to ask you gu if you have any experience you'd like to share
[09:55:38] <Roguish> cat_lady: what ever you do, don't get too 'cheap'. buy a new ITX board (like a J1900 based) some memory, a small SSD, and you're in there. shouldn't be more than $150 and will work really good.
[09:56:07] <CaptHindsight> Roguish: she left :(
[09:56:19] <Roguish> oh well.
[09:59:07] <DIYtryin_> linuxcnc (.hal .gnu .ini .py) -> USB -> arduino (.py)
[09:59:12] <DIYtryin_> am i missing something?
[09:59:27] <CaptHindsight> DIYtryin_: it's supported outside of linuxcnc, very few use it here but you'll find more info on the forums
[10:00:09] <CaptHindsight> DIYtryin_: motion is over LPT, non-real time is over hal2arduino
[10:00:24] <DIYtryin_> let me google lpt for a sec
[10:00:37] <CaptHindsight> lpt = parallel port
[10:01:04] <Frank__> capthindsight, do u happen to know if mesa ships to south america?
[10:01:42] <DIYtryin_> ty. So the thing is.. lpt is already in use and I've been asked to create a usb connection
[10:01:45] <CaptHindsight> most here use a FPGA card for motion with it's extra IO for GPIO rather than add a *duino over USB
[10:01:55] <CaptHindsight> it's/its
[10:02:41] <DIYtryin_> I'll paint something to explain it better. btb
[10:02:43] <DIYtryin_> brb*
[10:03:10] <CaptHindsight> DIYtryin_: it's a slow week with lots of people away, post your questions or check the forums
[10:04:20] <cncbasher> DIYtryin_:if it's only i/o you want on the arduino thats fine , but it will not do motion control , i.e steppers over USB
[10:05:04] <cncbasher> at least xyz , if you want something like a toolchanger then thats fine
[10:08:14] <DIYtryin_> i/o is fine
[10:09:17] <DIYtryin_> I only need that. How do you think I can get that done?
[10:10:18] <DIYtryin_> the picture by the way, as promised:p http://s12.postimg.org/hflz67wql/diytryin.png
[10:11:24] <CaptHindsight> https://forum.linuxcnc.org/forum/24-hal-components/26070-hal-arduino-breakout
[10:11:34] <DIYtryin_> forgot to put the arduino in there. But that's at the end of the usb, and then 2 relays and a simple turning mechanism
[10:11:44] <DIYtryin_> that always does the same motion
[10:12:15] <CaptHindsight> DIYtryin_: what is your actual question?
[10:15:15] <Jymmm> CaptHindsight: How much wood can a wood chuck chuck if a train is leaving Boston at 11am and there are 7 pineapples dancing around a medieval ATM machine?
[10:15:58] <CaptHindsight> European or African pineapples?
[10:17:10] <Duc> anyone ever remove the Z timing belt in a boss machine
[10:17:14] <DIYtryin_> I think my question is: How can I let my self-made pyvcp side-panel talk with a python script ?
[10:17:48] <Jymmm> CaptHindsight: exactly http://i.stack.imgur.com/0wtlv.jpg
[10:22:20] <CaptHindsight> Jymmm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Pineapple#/media/File:GiantPineappleNambour.jpg next to the giant cigarette butts
[10:25:03] <DIYtryin_> So I guess I wasn't clear.. Thanks for thinking with me this far anyway:)
[10:26:08] <CaptHindsight> DIYtryin_: try contacting its developer
[10:28:02] <DIYtryin_> I'll do that right now
[10:28:35] <CaptHindsight> its a project outside of Linuxcnc and he was a student
[10:28:57] <CaptHindsight> so you're pretty much on your own
[10:31:22] <DIYtryin_> I'm afraid so.. But just to be clear: Pretty much nobody here has interacted with a python script trough pyvcp?
[10:31:43] <DIYtryin_> Or is that to a not clear question;)
[10:31:53] <CaptHindsight> you might ask later today and not around the holiday
[10:32:44] <DIYtryin_> I'll return here later today and contact the hal2arduino developer in the meantime
[10:32:46] <CaptHindsight> instant tech support with a Guru is only under contract
[10:33:40] <DIYtryin_> Haha.. I'm asking a lot of you. True.. Thanks again. And I'll do some more research on my own
[10:34:08] <CaptHindsight> try the mail list
[10:34:33] <CaptHindsight> some threads turn into way too many posts
[10:35:46] <bensbenz> anyone know how to set the position after homing to a known diameter instead of 0?
[10:35:55] <CaptHindsight> a recent grounding issue on a setup went on for a week
[10:36:01] <DIYtryin_> I'm sorry. 'the mail list' ?
[10:36:40] <CaptHindsight> http://sourceforge.net/p/emc/mailman/emc-users/
[10:36:52] <CaptHindsight> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/emc-users
[10:37:54] <DIYtryin_> ok then. I'll be back.. Bye!
[10:38:10] <Roguish> bensbenz: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/config/ini-homing.html
[10:38:46] <CaptHindsight> https://forum.linuxcnc.org/forum/38-general-linuxcnc-questions/28845-hal2arduino
[10:41:29] <bensbenz> Roguish I read that, but it doesnt seem to explain how to do what I want.
[10:42:41] <bensbenz> Roguish, what I was looking for was to hit home and then have the X DRO read say 5.889 which is the exact distance between centerline of the lathe and my tool 1.
[10:42:42] <Roguish> it's in the 'home' and 'homeoffset' and where ever the home switch is.
[10:43:33] <bensbenz> right now the machine homes just fine, but then its at 0 absolute
[10:43:43] <Roguish> they are static in the setup. not changeble with tools.
[10:44:21] <bensbenz> Ok thats fine, but can I change the position the machine thinks its at after homing?
[10:45:35] <Roguish> sounds like you need offsets, like G54. I don't do lathes so not sure how it would work, but probably same as in mills.
[10:46:11] <Roguish> http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/coordinates.html
[10:46:45] <bensbenz> ah, was hoping to just do it simple like I do on my old control, old habits and all
[10:51:03] <Roguish> bensbenz: offsets aren't difficult, once you get used to them.
[10:55:03] <bensbenz> probably not, just another thing to remember. my old way was pretty darn simple for lathe work, never had to touch off parts, just home and off you go.
[10:56:31] <JT-Shop> works ok if you only have one tool
[10:56:41] <cradek> offsets are persistent, so once you set it, it's there forever
[10:59:20] <bensbenz> JT-Shop, no I use it for all my tools. tool 1 references my exact location relative to the spindle
[10:59:30] <bensbenz> all other tools reference from that master tool
[10:59:40] <bensbenz> works awesome on the old control
[11:01:10] <bensbenz> sounds like I just need to set that info in an offset to make it work as apposed to just changing the machine DRO like I used to
[11:49:10] <neverbuya_subaru> bensbenz: i do that on my mill and lathe
[11:49:15] <neverbuya_subaru> w/ linuxcnc :D
[11:49:25] <neverbuya_subaru> just need good home switches
[11:49:34] <neverbuya_subaru> or encoders that have a battery backup
[11:49:36] <neverbuya_subaru> and remember position
[11:49:40] <neverbuya_subaru> then you can do it without homing
[11:56:22] <Tom_itx> zeeshan!!
[11:57:05] <neverbuya_subaru> tom
[11:57:06] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[11:57:25] <pink_vampire> ?
[11:57:30] <bensbenz> ok thanks, thats what I am figuring out now.
[11:57:32] <Tom_itx> that fed up with it?
[11:57:42] <neverbuya_subaru> haha
[11:57:47] <neverbuya_subaru> you dont even want to know
[11:57:52] <neverbuya_subaru> im going back and forth
[11:57:57] <neverbuya_subaru> thank god i have knowledge about engines
[11:58:01] <neverbuya_subaru> and have credentials
[11:58:05] <neverbuya_subaru> cause they are coming very handy now
[11:58:09] <neverbuya_subaru> otherwise they'd be jerking me around
[11:58:11] <Tom_itx> bad ehh?
[11:58:14] <neverbuya_subaru> which they tried to
[11:58:21] <pink_vampire> neverbuya_subaru: you don't
[11:58:21] <neverbuya_subaru> till i busted out the credentials
[11:58:33] <pink_vampire> neverbuya_subaru: to hit enter
[11:58:52] <neverbuya_subaru> pink_vampire: type /ignore neverbuya_subaru
[11:58:57] <neverbuya_subaru> problem solved
[12:00:11] <pink_vampire> neverbuya_subaru: I want to read wat you say, but I'm not using high resulotion display here,
[12:00:33] <neverbuya_subaru> pink_vampire: 2015, even my iphone can see 10 lines up
[12:00:40] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[12:01:49] <pink_vampire> other than that.. what bring you here?
[12:02:00] <bensbenz> newb question, how does one get rid of emc2 axis in the live plot?
[12:02:25] <pink_vampire> bensbenz: I'm using mach3.
[12:03:18] <bensbenz> for your mill?
[12:03:25] <pink_vampire> I have emc2 installed, but I don't like the interface. so I'm with mach3 :(
[12:04:40] <skunkworks> The interface? there are atleast 4 that I can think of..
[12:05:07] <skunkworks> axis, touchy, gmocoppy, some others.. ;)
[12:05:15] <neverbuya_subaru> LOL
[12:05:19] <neverbuya_subaru> did i just hear that correctly?
[12:05:22] <neverbuya_subaru> I have emc2 installed, but I don't like the interface. so I'm with mach3 :(
[12:05:23] <bensbenz> pink_vampire: well I am stuck with it because my ethernet controller only runs with mach3, but only one day with linuxcnc on the lathe and I already dig it
[12:05:25] <neverbuya_subaru> HAHAHAHAHAHA
[12:05:30] <CaptHindsight> is school out again? It tends to coincide with more idiots with diarrhea of the keyboard in here
[12:05:37] <neverbuya_subaru> CaptHindsight: i thinkso man
[12:06:01] <neverbuya_subaru> thats such a funny comment to make man. it really did almost drop me from my chair
[12:08:06] <pink_vampire> someone here use artcam?
[12:08:28] <t12> finally learned some verilog
[12:08:28] <CaptHindsight> not judging, just making an observation :)
[12:08:38] <t12> it is very rope self hangy language
[12:08:50] <neverbuya_subaru> t12 fpga master
[12:08:55] <t12> as if
[12:08:59] <neverbuya_subaru> what are you making
[12:09:14] <andypugh> bensbenz: That’s the default G-code file, just remove the reference to it from the INI file.
[12:09:17] <t12> 3ph pwm output
[12:09:26] <t12> good beginny project
[12:10:31] <bensbenz> andypugh: thanks
[12:11:15] <t12> too many of these tiny aircraft instrument servos need to make power to drive them
[12:11:18] <bensbenz> thought I had an issue with homing and G54 then i realized i forgot to do a G7 first lol duh!
[12:11:35] <t12> cheap 3ph 400hz supplies appear to be uncommon
[12:12:25] <neverbuya_subaru> nice
[12:12:41] <t12> then maybe later can use for servo or something
[12:12:46] <archivist> andypugh, did you go ahead with the crossed helical drive from spindle to encoder?
[12:13:02] <andypugh> Not yet. I am a long way from that.
[12:13:13] <pcw_home> t12: VFD and a filter :-)
[12:13:13] <andypugh> I think I will, when the time comes/
[12:13:29] <t12> ya
[12:13:39] <archivist> andypugh, just made a test jig to test a pair, about .25 deg error peak to peak
[12:13:45] <t12> im using it as an excuse to learn fpga stuff
[12:14:15] <bensbenz> anyone know have an issue when they start linuxcnc their spindle turns 2-3 times CCW?
[12:14:17] <andypugh> archivist: A pair that you made, or a commercial set?
[12:14:29] <archivist> andypugh, commercial
[12:14:58] <andypugh> I am still working on the mount for the Z-servo:
[12:14:59] <andypugh> https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Holbrook#6233464121911016658
[12:15:50] <andypugh> That photo has no sense of scale, the boring machine is quite big: https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Holbrook#6233464121013762962
[12:15:57] <archivist> I will put up a picture later of the right angle reduction drive
[12:16:07] <maxcnc> hi its getting cooler in germany )))-.
[12:16:12] <andypugh> archivist: It needs to be 1:1 ideally
[12:16:59] <archivist> andypugh, this is one I had lying around but it does show the error issue I expected
[12:17:04] <neverbuya_subaru> you have a jig borer
[12:17:05] <neverbuya_subaru> since when?!?!
[12:17:14] <neverbuya_subaru> nice!
[12:17:40] <archivist> his dads toy iirc
[12:17:47] <andypugh> It’s not mine, it has been in my dad’s workshop for 35 years.
[12:17:50] <neverbuya_subaru> ah
[12:18:02] <neverbuya_subaru> you could rebuild my subaru engine
[12:18:03] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[12:18:07] <andypugh> I will have to move house when I inherit it.
[12:18:12] <maxcnc> bensbenz: like mercedes ;-)
[12:18:19] <neverbuya_subaru> your dad passed?
[12:18:24] <andypugh> Not yet
[12:18:26] <Tom_itx> surprised he let the young whipper snapper andy use it!
[12:18:51] <pink_vampire> andypugh: nice old iron,
[12:18:56] <CaptHindsight> andypugh: is that the casting for your lathe on top?
[12:19:07] <neverbuya_subaru> andypugh: are you planning to run mach 3 on it
[12:19:10] <andypugh> Yes, the Z-servo mount
[12:19:17] <maxcnc> pink_vampire: you might get boring on win mill
[12:19:19] <Frank__> thats ye i was watching the same casting
[12:19:33] * Tom_itx feels neverbuya_subaru is a troll
[12:19:36] <Frank__> the z is that chunk of ssteel?
[12:19:39] <Frank__> nice
[12:19:42] <pink_vampire> maxcnc: what do you mean?
[12:19:42] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[12:19:44] <maxcnc> Frank__: how is it going
[12:19:58] <maxcnc> pink_vampire: reading the logfile
[12:20:10] <bensbenz> maxcnc: actually I just keep the old name, i hate mercedes these days
[12:20:34] <Frank__> maxcnc: actually, a little frustrated this days, nothing bad thou. haha how about you?
[12:20:43] <Frank__> lol
[12:20:46] <bensbenz> maxcnc: will never buy another, worst customer service in the industry and the quality is just slipping away
[12:21:06] <pink_vampire> maxcnc: I'm missing something..
[12:21:09] <maxcnc> im 2 my familie is in holiday and i do plasma cuts for a very good cousemer
[12:21:33] <Frank__> hey guys do you have an easy image upload page?
[12:21:33] <maxcnc> pink_vampire: the world is open on Lcnc
[12:21:47] <maxcnc> imgur
[12:21:51] <Frank__> want to show you some servo stuff : D
[12:22:09] <CaptHindsight> https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-91-NA1wVDtc/VniV8_rUNLI/AAAAAAAAGEY/zVKMwqdwc04/s720-Ic42/IMG_2236.jpg nice action shot
[12:22:21] <pink_vampire> maxcnc: I lost you..
[12:22:27] <maxcnc> servos getting cheeper from march on my supplyer telling me
[12:23:07] <pink_vampire> CaptHindsight: look amazing.
[12:23:12] <maxcnc> pink_vampire: [17:38:54] <pink_vampire> I have emc2 installed, but I don't like the interface. so I'm with mach3 :(
[12:23:32] <maxcnc> bad idee
[12:23:50] <maxcnc> make it as look like as you want
[12:24:31] <pink_vampire> I like to experiment with it.. but I didn't get into it.. I know it from the ubuntu 6.06 version...
[12:24:34] <maxcnc> Frank__: imgur.com
[12:24:41] <Frank__> u are not allowed to mention that program here
[12:24:48] <Frank__> haha
[12:25:00] <Frank__> yes i am uploading
[12:25:01] <Frank__> thanks
[12:25:08] <maxcnc> pi more features now
[12:25:37] <maxcnc> peaple like performence not color
[12:25:40] <andypugh> CaptHindsight: The casting looks a lot bigger on my little mill than on the boring machine, doesn’t it?
[12:25:52] <pink_vampire> maxcnc: I have dual boot on the cnc computer.
[12:26:12] <maxcnc> upgreat tio the new kernel
[12:26:30] <maxcnc> you will be impressed
[12:27:14] <maxcnc> as well as the distro gives you so many free CAD CAM
[12:28:29] <CaptHindsight> andypugh: looks good, what did the casting end up costing?
[12:28:42] <andypugh> ÂŁ150
[12:28:59] <archivist> andypugh, it will take a while for the high resolution test of these gears to finish (done 67 degrees so far since dinner)
[12:29:33] <andypugh> CaptHindsight: ÂŁ300 for all the castings here: https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Holbrook#6230479127730875154
[12:29:57] <CaptHindsight> andypugh: good deal
[12:30:07] <andypugh> (err, actually, and another one, not shown, but it was small and flat)
[12:30:53] <maxcnc> irontree9: how is it with g-code generations
[12:31:28] <Frank__> noob question, my hiwin 25mm guides are supposed to go on a 2.4mts 8foot machined surface, im afraid of the place where i send it to get machined, the manual doesnt mention straightness tolerance, just parallelism and elevation-deviation tolerances, and they are running on old planners, some 6 mts and others 3 mts long, do you think i will be in trouble?
[12:32:08] <maxcnc> no there are good
[12:32:18] <archivist> you can hand scrape to perfection after if you want
[12:32:29] <maxcnc> Frank__: you can bent them to a curve or straiten them
[12:32:40] <Frank__> even if they are 1200mm appart between the 2?
[12:32:42] <andypugh> Planers are the best machines ever for making things flat.
[12:32:53] <Frank__> yes, i guess i can adjust it somewhat
[12:32:59] <Frank__> i dont need perfection, im routing wood
[12:33:10] <maxcnc> i ise a 80x15mm on the high side to get them straight
[12:33:10] <CaptHindsight> andypugh: I can SLA patterns and molds that are water soluble after curing. I should make something similar and smaller as a demo
[12:33:14] <Frank__> but i just want it to work good enough for them to be durable
[12:33:26] <archivist> wood, you will have perfection already :)
[12:33:38] <maxcnc> Frank__: No Problem on them trust me
[12:33:39] <Frank__> u are the best guys, cheering me up on my bad days !
[12:33:50] <Frank__> im 22 and its my first build
[12:33:53] <Frank__> lol
[12:34:04] <andypugh> Frank__: If they are being machined on an old planer I would fully expect them to be the flattest thing you own :-)
[12:34:10] <Frank__> i already have in mind like 3 other builds with linux
[12:34:11] <archivist> a youngster
[12:35:07] <maxcnc> Frank__: you are in the Us if i remember correct
[12:35:10] <Frank__> awesome, shame u cant see me smiling, hahaha
[12:35:40] <Frank__> no im not,
[12:35:49] <maxcnc> Europ
[12:36:09] <Frank__> i'd like to, here things are not made with quality in mind
[12:36:12] <Frank__> south america
[12:36:51] <CaptHindsight> andypugh: did you machine all the stryrofoam patterns?
[12:37:01] <maxcnc> Oh not far so sorry thats my suplier on rails http://www.cnc-discount.de/
[12:37:17] <Frank__> i already bought them!
[12:37:47] <CaptHindsight> https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Holbrook#6205654460692549698
[12:37:51] <maxcnc> cool are you going for 1 or 2 motors on X
[12:38:53] <CaptHindsight> https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Holbrook#6209656358462643122
[12:39:01] <maxcnc> Frank__: im still using cheep steppers on that size with 0.05mm Precision at 4000mm/min speed
[12:39:13] <Frank__> 2 servos 1 kw, and gantry around 130-150kg
[12:40:05] <Frank__> look, do you think i should make them change me the motor? it came with a little bump on the box, or am i beeing to picky? http://imgur.com/Pwawx8g
[12:40:33] <maxcnc> NP
[12:40:36] <Frank__> wow
[12:40:53] <Frank__> 0.05mm is niiiiiice
[12:40:59] <archivist> not even a scratch
[12:41:02] <Frank__> at least for wood
[12:41:04] <maxcnc> they are good packed inside and can take some bumping
[12:41:32] <maxcnc> go for it with mesa
[12:41:41] <maxcnc> get a good gearing
[12:41:49] <Frank__> yes, 5i25 + 7i85s + 7i74?
[12:42:05] <Frank__> i was wondering if he ships to south america,,
[12:42:16] <maxcnc> i only use 7i76 e as for steppers
[12:43:10] <archivist> Frank__, ask pcw_home
[12:43:46] <Frank__> i query pcw, i guess hes not around right now, should i bother pcw_home too?
[12:44:26] <maxcnc> Frank__: what is the price on one motor
[12:44:55] <Frank__> here its more expensive than in the us because of taxes
[12:45:01] <Frank__> i paid them 1000usd
[12:45:05] <Frank__> 1 piece
[12:45:09] <Frank__> x4
[12:45:37] <Frank__> but i assume they should be around 500usd
[12:46:04] <Frank__> its the economic line of panasonic servos
[12:46:05] <maxcnc> hits me from the chair my 500kg router has lower price electronics on the hole mashine
[12:47:00] <Frank__> yes, i should have taken a trip to the us and bring them myself haha
[12:47:26] <maxcnc> i got 3Nm Stepeprs at 72V on 30:1 gear
[12:47:48] <maxcnc> you can not stop this X Y axis by hand
[12:48:02] <Frank__> i am guessing mechanic gearing right?
[12:48:05] <maxcnc> tried it with a friend on 100mm/min
[12:48:19] <maxcnc> no way to stop it
[12:48:21] <Frank__> on a wood router?
[12:48:25] <Frank__> boy
[12:48:43] <maxcnc> the router has multiple functions
[12:48:49] <Frank__> do u have a pic of that steel?
[12:48:51] <maxcnc> its on 0.01mm
[12:49:11] <Frank__> it should do aluminium like a breeze
[12:49:35] <Frank__> excuse my english :D
[12:49:42] <maxcnc> yes it does in full under water cut
[12:50:36] <Frank__> im going with belts for the gearing if i got the name right
[12:51:02] <maxcnc> timing belts on servo 3000U is not a good idee
[12:51:48] <Frank__> flex?
[12:52:14] <maxcnc> http://www.maedler.de/product/1643/1331/1978/1367/schneckengetriebe-hi-bis-226-nm-i751-bis-1001
[12:52:31] <archivist> just get a large enough belt for the job
[12:52:34] <maxcnc> thinks like that or plenetary front gears
[12:52:43] <maxcnc> planetary
[12:53:18] <maxcnc> no backlash and force in mass
[12:53:47] <Frank__> u are on ballscrews?
[12:53:50] <archivist> planetary has backlash
[12:53:59] <maxcnc> Frank__: you may find this distribiutor also in the SouthAmerica region
[12:54:08] <Frank__> im going with rack & pinion,
[12:54:22] <maxcnc> im also on rack and pinion
[12:54:51] <maxcnc> im using Metric ones that fit perfect the 400steps stepeprs
[12:54:58] <Frank__> yes, but im a little low on cash right now, i think u understand after 4000usd in motors haha
[12:55:30] <maxcnc> you woudt be lower thewn 500 on Stepeprs with same outcome
[12:56:01] <Frank__> actually, i bought from the motor dealer an adtech controller too, but i plan on changing it for the 2 extra motors that i am needing, they are almost the same price without the cables, so..
[12:56:15] <Frank__> i mean, i bought the drivers too... the pack is 1000usd
[12:56:28] <maxcnc> if plan futhure projects try on stepeprs you might be impressed
[12:56:43] <Frank__> yes,
[12:56:49] <Frank__> i messed up a little
[12:57:15] <maxcnc> https://www.pro-tos.de/shop/ thats whut i use
[12:57:21] <Frank__> as u might have noticed i was/am a little insecure about the hole build, and tryed to overbuild it
[12:58:36] <maxcnc> you getting the horse from the wrong side
[12:58:44] <Frank__> and right now mixing 2 servo with 2 stepper seems like a waste right?
[12:58:54] <maxcnc> stay low cost make big money
[12:59:14] <Frank__> sometimes i think i should have made a mechmate or the kind
[12:59:57] <Frank__> but, at least this setup is going to last...
[12:59:58] <maxcnc> i got a 3USD L297 router here that makes 200USD a month
[13:00:28] <Frank__> build it once and forget
[13:00:53] <maxcnc> <- hopes for you that ypou will be right on that
[13:01:05] <Frank__> hahaha
[13:01:08] <Frank__> i must..
[13:01:13] <Frank__> but anyway.. im 22
[13:01:40] <Frank__> i shouldnt be that hard with myself
[13:02:00] <maxcnc> it will get to the best you ever designed
[13:02:35] <maxcnc> and makes you a near money man
[13:02:48] <maxcnc> no im out of english
[13:03:03] <Frank__> haha hopes! thanks 4 everything
[13:03:07] <maxcnc> Ritch i guess
[13:03:42] <maxcnc> we will see you in 2017 as the biggest cnc builder in the South america region
[13:03:44] <Frank__> u from germany?
[13:03:48] <maxcnc> yes
[13:04:12] <Frank__> actually, i really like this community
[13:04:13] <CaptHindsight> anyone know the difference between heating (a furnace for a foundry) with LP vs natural gas prices this year?
[13:04:54] <maxcnc> LP liquid petrol ?
[13:05:15] <CaptHindsight> LP = liquid propane
[13:05:27] <maxcnc> LNG did not got the price differences to the coustemer
[13:05:45] <maxcnc> here in the EU the goverment is asking for
[13:07:22] <CaptHindsight> https://ycharts.com/indicators/us_residential_propane_price
[13:07:59] <Frank__> getting back to work, that machine is not going to pay itself. at least while i am building it haha thanks everyone happy holidays if i dont reach you again
[13:08:27] <maxcnc> i will be off next week
[13:08:38] <maxcnc> some other will take over
[13:08:52] <maxcnc> and he does not speed english at all
[13:09:04] <maxcnc> outch speek on speed
[13:11:15] <lair82> Hey Guys, trying to setup "simple backup" on my debian machine to backup remotely to my PC in the office, and am not sure how exactly to setup the ssh connection, it is asking for a "Hostname" for the remote target, I did a " who " and it came back testpc, which is the name of the remote computer, but sbackup doesn't like that. Any Ideas?
[13:12:18] <maxcnc> ssh -l user
[13:17:26] <malcom2073> lair82: hostname can be the ip address
[13:20:18] <lair82> for the port, it would be 22 correct?
[13:20:31] <bensbenz> ssh is 23 no?
[13:20:40] <ReadError> 22
[13:20:53] <ReadError> 23 is telnet
[13:21:12] <bensbenz> ah backwards
[13:23:23] <CaptHindsight> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Melting-Furnace-FB1Sb-Propane-Foundry-Kwik-Jewelry-Gold-Silver-Copper-/251870988045 are these any good or should I just build my own?
[13:25:56] <SpeedEvil> It's a not unreasonable price
[13:26:05] <SpeedEvil> for a unpack and go thing
[13:26:11] <SpeedEvil> What do you want to metl?
[13:27:12] <CaptHindsight> I have foundries nearby. I just want a small lab setup for aluminum
[13:27:37] <SpeedEvil> that seems quite adequate
[13:28:00] <CaptHindsight> the same kits seem to be priced from $250-850
[13:31:28] <CaptHindsight> http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/hmkit.html as seen on TV! what decade was this?
[13:31:52] <jesseg> I know this isn't a linux or a specifically CNC question, but what's the best way to create a twisted ribbon type effect out of sheet metal? Just grab it at both ends in a lathe and wind it up like a rubber band till it's got the correct number of turns or so?
[13:31:59] <lair82> It said login dialog canceled, I will grab a screen-shot of the setup box, to see if you guys can make heads or tails with my login
[13:32:03] <malcom2073> How much is 11lb of aluminum?
[13:32:20] <CaptHindsight> price or volume?
[13:32:24] <malcom2073> CaptHindsight: Volume
[13:32:27] <malcom2073> sorry
[13:32:30] <malcom2073> that thing does 11lbs of metal
[13:33:01] <malcom2073> Heh CaptHindsight: As seen on TV is still around, I went to an As Seen on TV store a year ago
[13:33:03] <malcom2073> amazing place
[13:33:07] <CaptHindsight> 2.7g/cm^3
[13:33:08] <malcom2073> Tons of totally useless shit
[13:33:57] <maxcnc> jesseg: depends on thickness but yes
[13:34:48] <malcom2073> About a 12cm cube? That doens't seem quite right
[13:35:24] <CaptHindsight> 11lbs = 5Kkg
[13:35:32] <CaptHindsight> 6kg
[13:35:41] <CaptHindsight> jebebzus 5kg
[13:35:49] <lair82_> http://postimg.org/image/691q2uczp/ is what I am working with, here is what the ssh line looks like on another one of my machines for this app. ssh://testpc:skidoo2003@testpc.local/home/testpc/backup/10vc/
[13:36:24] <ReadError> lair82_ is ssh open?
[13:36:27] <ReadError> lsof -i :22
[13:37:41] <ReadError> also if you do a 'ping testpc.local'
[13:37:44] <ReadError> does it work?
[13:37:49] <CaptHindsight> malcom2073: yeah 12.27 cubic cm
[13:38:02] <malcom2073> Metal is heavy
[13:38:08] <malcom2073> I figured it would be more than that heh
[13:38:13] <malcom2073> Oh wait, 12
[13:38:14] <malcom2073> haha
[13:38:18] <malcom2073> for some unknown reason, I was thinking mm
[13:38:23] <malcom2073> which woudl be 1.2cm, which is tiny
[13:38:37] <maxcnc> im off HAVE a GOOD NEW YEAR thanks for all your help in 2015 BYE
[13:38:40] <malcom2073> 12 isn't a bad volume
[13:38:42] <CaptHindsight> so ~ 5" x 5" x 5"
[13:38:54] <lair82_> yeah, its working when i pinged it
[13:38:56] <malcom2073> You can do lots of decent small parts casting with that
[13:39:34] <CaptHindsight> takes 2 weeks to ship :(
[13:39:45] <CaptHindsight> so you might as well just cobble it together
[13:44:13] <lair82_> ReadError, the other machines must be using an older version, I was able to type the ssh address like above right on the address lin, and it just worked
[13:44:41] <CaptHindsight> http://www.smallfoundrysupply.com/
[13:45:04] <lair82_> I'm just not very well versed with ssh to troubleshoot why I cannot get it to connect
[13:45:52] <malcom2073> I have a electric heat treat oven I've been thinking of converting into a foundr
[13:47:37] <CaptHindsight> http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/index.html
[13:56:01] <CaptHindsight> much of his info is too Gomer for me and doesn't seem to care much about safety
[13:57:30] <malcom2073> That's pretty typical of any 90's style website touting "backyard" etc
[13:58:10] <CaptHindsight> vs Mom's Basement etc
[14:04:51] <_methods> doesn't JT-Shop have a nice forge
[14:05:16] <_methods> looked like he could melt quite a bit in his set up
[14:05:28] <CaptHindsight> yes, I think he was doing aluminum and maybe up to bronze
[14:06:03] <CaptHindsight> I have too many things that like to burn to cast inside
[14:06:28] <CaptHindsight> so I'm looking for a propane setup
[14:07:20] <_methods> http://gnipsel.com/images/casting/
[14:07:54] <_methods> i guess that isnt it
[14:08:05] <_methods> thought he had some pics of him melting stuff
[14:08:39] <CaptHindsight> pretty sure he's got it working
[14:08:55] <CaptHindsight> he wanted to do lost wax using a 3d printer
[14:17:06] <JT-Shop> I don't have any photos of melting stuff... to busy not getting burnt lol
[14:17:18] <malcom2073> Need other people aroudn to take pictures :P
[14:17:43] <JT-Shop> the current furnace is rated for aluminum, next one will have proper refractory for bronze
[14:17:57] <JT-Shop> come on over and bring your camera
[14:18:12] <SpeedEvil> i got some crucibles to make a teeny furnace with
[14:18:17] <SpeedEvil> Alumina 70*210mm
[14:18:35] <malcom2073> Hah
[14:18:37] <malcom2073> iirc, you're far
[14:18:37] <SpeedEvil> Unfortunately, I have stalled on this project
[14:18:42] <malcom2073> I wish someone close to me had a foundry I could use
[14:19:29] <CaptHindsight> i have so many that I only need something small for testing materials
[14:35:15] <Tom_itx> JT-Shop, i fear it's too soggy right now
[14:35:23] <Tom_itx> might sink in the swamp
[14:35:42] <JT-Shop> I'm above the high water mark :)
[14:37:45] <Tom_itx> any progress on the mill?
[14:38:33] <Tom_itx> once you get that filter on are you gonna try 2.7 again?
[14:38:46] <JT-Shop> well I got the serial isolator but it isolated too much lol
[14:38:53] <JT-Shop> or I don't understand it
[14:38:57] <Tom_itx> really?
[14:39:31] <JT-Shop> yea, something about DCE and DTE or something of that nature
[14:39:32] <Tom_itx> it was made for your VFD wasn't it?
[14:40:07] <JT-Shop> not the filter this is a RS232 serial filter to go between the PC and the VFD on the modbus line
[14:40:21] <Tom_itx> oh
[14:40:49] <CaptHindsight> I get propane in small cylinders for just the price of the gas around here...
[14:41:22] <CaptHindsight> people don't know how to use the propane vending machines and always leave their empties next to the machine
[14:42:08] <Tom_itx> i have a couple that need recert.. nearly cheaper to trade em in
[14:42:27] <CaptHindsight> probably the same people that toss bills into the toll baskets
[14:42:44] <_methods> cheeseburgers in the toll basket
[14:43:11] <Tom_itx> they don't use RFID there?
[14:43:31] <CaptHindsight> they used both RFID and manual lanes
[14:43:39] <os1r1s> Anyone know if "Techsavvy CNC" (from youtube) hangs out here
[14:43:40] <os1r1s> ?
[14:43:44] <CaptHindsight> not many RFID only
[14:44:05] <Tom_itx> yeah most are both here
[14:44:26] <CaptHindsight> _methods: so they accept food donations as well?
[14:44:43] <os1r1s> Tom_itx Thanks for the headsup on the KBSI boards. I picked up two of them to add next time I rip things apart
[14:44:47] <CaptHindsight> what a great rumor to spread :p
[14:44:48] <_methods> hahah
[14:44:52] <_methods> i don't think so
[14:45:12] <_methods> but i pulled up to a toll booth in chicago one time and it was full of money
[14:45:20] <_methods> there was a chzburger blockin it all up
[14:45:41] <CaptHindsight> yeah, I tend to hit the basket with my hands first to knock any loose change free
[14:46:38] <CaptHindsight> usually it's a dollar bill or two
[14:47:24] <Tom_itx> is hexchat a flavor of xchat?
[14:47:41] <CaptHindsight> better version imho
[14:47:51] <JT-Shop> Tom_itx: yea
[14:47:59] <Tom_itx> i just loaded it on -->
[14:48:27] <CaptHindsight> the Ubuntu versions are crippled
[14:49:52] <bensbenz> newb question here, with AXIS why does tool touch off mess with X if I have Z selected? shouldnt it just modify for Z?
[14:50:24] <CaptHindsight> if I combine a furnace with a BBQ I wouldn't mind using it outdoors as much
[14:50:34] <neverbuya_subaru> kvirc i like
[14:51:02] <Tom_itx> yeah well you like subaru too
[14:51:14] <bensbenz> _methods: in chicago if you want to pay the tolls you can use necco wafer candies
[14:51:21] <_methods> hahahah
[14:51:39] <neverbuya_subaru> haha tom
[14:51:40] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[14:51:48] <Tom_itx> it would be interesting to see a list of things pulled from a toll basket
[14:51:59] <_methods> i was glad that chzbrgr was there because i was heading to the airport and i didnt have any cash on me
[14:52:00] <bensbenz> _methods: just slide them in though, so they dont break
[14:52:07] <neverbuya_subaru> bensbenz: user error
[14:52:22] <_methods> so i just pretended to throw it in and drove off
[14:52:25] <CaptHindsight> Tom_itx: since they have 17 cameras at each basket probably not much
[14:52:31] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: no doubt what am i doing wrong?
[14:52:42] <neverbuya_subaru> need to select the axis before hitting tool touch off
[14:52:54] <neverbuya_subaru> if you press left or right key for example
[14:52:57] <neverbuya_subaru> itll select the X axis
[14:53:01] <neverbuya_subaru> automatically
[14:53:13] <neverbuya_subaru> so you gotta make sure you are clicking the z axis keys only before hitting tool touch off
[14:53:13] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: ah maybe thats it... let me try
[14:53:13] <CaptHindsight> I heard that some slugs work just as well
[14:53:33] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: well i thought i was clicking the radio button for z
[14:53:43] <neverbuya_subaru> yea but if you press left right
[14:53:47] <neverbuya_subaru> itll go to x
[14:53:52] <neverbuya_subaru> that played games with me for a little while :P
[14:53:59] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: i hear ya, trying now
[14:59:51] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: damn that is a touchy thing, it does that even if the dialog box says X and you touch the arrow...
[15:00:16] <neverbuya_subaru> bensbenz: to be fair i think its okay that it functions like that
[15:00:28] <neverbuya_subaru> because usally you move one axis only
[15:00:30] <neverbuya_subaru> when touching off
[15:03:37] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: just something good to know, i was going nuts thinking im doing something wrong, and well i was but i didnt know it lol
[15:09:50] <bensbenz> ok next newb question, i call t16 m6 but I dont see any change in the DRO, i get the prompt for the tool change and hit continue but it doesnt show the tools offsets. what am i doing wrong there?
[15:10:16] <neverbuya_subaru> t16 m6 g43
[15:10:26] <neverbuya_subaru> you gotta call the g43 to update the tool height
[15:10:42] <neverbuya_subaru> when you do g43 by itself, it picks up the tool table offsets for tool 16
[15:10:57] <neverbuya_subaru> but you could also have an offet at say tool 700
[15:11:09] <neverbuya_subaru> and go t16 m6 g43 h700 and pick up the offsets from tool 700
[15:11:28] <bensbenz> ok so thats the same with the lathe then?
[15:11:31] <neverbuya_subaru> yes
[15:11:47] <bensbenz> ok good to know, so my cam post needs to do that too as well I assume?
[15:11:53] <neverbuya_subaru> yes
[15:11:54] <neverbuya_subaru> always
[15:12:02] <XXCoder> dont you also need h16
[15:12:03] <CaptHindsight> t12: whatever became of the DNA laser printer lab?
[15:12:07] <neverbuya_subaru> no XXCoder
[15:12:09] <XXCoder> so it knows what height to use
[15:12:15] <neverbuya_subaru> by default it picks up the register that matches w/ your tool
[15:12:21] <XXCoder> cool
[15:12:43] <neverbuya_subaru> i used to type the tool offset number
[15:12:45] <neverbuya_subaru> but i dont do it anymore
[15:12:51] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: awesome that works
[15:12:53] <neverbuya_subaru> because it's so easy to forget to change it, and change the tool number only
[15:13:03] <neverbuya_subaru> thats the only time ive had a serious end mill crash
[15:13:08] <neverbuya_subaru> 1/4" end mill broke like a tooth pick
[15:13:09] <neverbuya_subaru> :)
[15:15:28] <bensbenz> so when your bouncing between tools you always add g43, any scenario when that would need to be canceled with G49?
[15:28:49] <neverbuya_subaru> bensbenz: g49 is nice to do
[15:28:57] <neverbuya_subaru> cause it can prevent a tool crash
[15:29:06] <neverbuya_subaru> if you did not set the correct height offset
[15:29:08] <neverbuya_subaru> or diameter offset
[15:33:12] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: ok thanks
[15:33:30] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: looking on the forums for a fusion360\hsmworks turn post
[15:33:49] <bensbenz> neverbuya_subaru: maybe the tormach path pilot on would work
[16:11:41] <Frank___> people, i am needing to do holes in 15mm 3/4 in. steel, lots of them, for the rack. is it doable with a power drill?
[16:11:50] <Frank___> or should i rent a magnetic drill
[16:15:04] <_methods> what dia?
[16:15:14] <_methods> and what is lots?
[16:15:15] <Frank___> 5mm
[16:15:38] <Frank___> 55 of them
[16:16:24] <XXCoder> got a drill press?
[16:16:26] <XXCoder> easier with it
[16:16:32] <_methods> well a mag drill would certainly make it much easier
[16:16:34] <XXCoder> assuming part is small enough
[16:16:40] <Frank___> yes, but i cant put the machine under it
[16:16:50] <Frank___> exactly
[16:17:08] <_methods> hand drilling thu 15mm might not be much fun
[16:17:16] <_methods> especially 55x
[16:17:24] <Frank___> 825mm total :(
[16:17:27] <bensbenz> is anyone aware if this would still work: http://sourceforge.net/p/emc/feature-requests/103/
[16:17:29] <Frank___> of steel
[16:18:14] <Frank___> ye, kind of desnt make sense, i guess i will have to rent one
[16:18:26] <_methods> you don't have a mag drill?
[16:18:31] <Frank___> nope
[16:18:35] <_methods> ouch
[16:18:47] <_methods> life without a mag drill must be horrible
[16:18:52] <Deejay> gn8
[16:18:55] <Frank___> there would be no question then ! :D
[16:19:14] <_methods> hehe
[16:19:19] <Frank___> i cant tell the difference, never had one haha
[16:19:42] <_methods> they are so handy
[16:19:50] <_methods> get you out of lots of trouble
[16:19:55] <_methods> or into lots of trouble lol
[16:22:39] <_methods> i wonder why no one has ever made a magnetic grinder/cutoff machine
[16:22:41] <Frank___> yes, the machining company couldnt do them, they are on a tricky position for the machine
[16:22:54] <_methods> would be kinda useful for making odd cuts in stuff
[16:22:55] <Frank___> patent asap! haha
[16:22:59] <_methods> yeah
[16:23:10] <_methods> have it so it can make compound cuts
[16:23:43] <Frank___> you mean like ana abrasive saw with mag?
[16:23:47] <_methods> yeah
[16:24:43] <Frank___> any advice for a hammered finger? hah
[16:24:48] <_methods> don't do that?
[16:24:56] <Frank___> i mean after it
[16:25:00] <_methods> hahah
[16:25:04] <Frank___> ur mean
[16:25:07] <_methods> well how bad is it hammered?
[16:25:29] <Frank___> black 3/8 in spot middle finger
[16:25:31] <_methods> you're still typing so i assume it's not life threatening lol
[16:25:46] <_methods> ahh hot nail through your fingernail to relieve pressure
[16:25:47] <Frank___> my finger will fall off (?)
[16:25:54] <Frank___> hahahaha
[16:25:56] <_methods> otherwise your nail might fall off
[16:26:01] <Frank___> lets try that
[16:26:02] <Frank___> brb
[16:26:06] <_methods> or small drill
[16:26:20] <_methods> works best with a pin vise lol
[16:26:21] <Frank___> mag or common?
[16:26:23] <_methods> not a drill
[16:26:24] <Frank___> hahahç
[16:26:29] <_methods> yeah no mag lol
[16:26:58] <_methods> but a hot needle will melt right through your nail
[16:27:06] <_methods> or small nail
[16:27:09] <Frank___> ew
[16:27:22] <Frank___> luckily didnt hit the nail
[16:27:23] <_methods> yeah it stinks
[16:27:43] <_methods> oh you just have a blood blister on your finger
[16:27:59] <_methods> i thought it was under your finger nail
[16:28:46] <Frank___> right on the tip
[16:29:08] <_methods> yeah i'd just pop it with a needle if it's bothering you
[16:29:18] <_methods> but the text book answer is to leave it alone
[16:29:41] <Frank___> thanks doc
[16:29:49] <_methods> heheh
[16:29:54] <Frank___> whats ur linux setupÂż?
[16:29:55] <Duc> or a drill bit
[16:29:57] <Frank___> mesa ?
[16:30:31] <_methods> i have a mesa sitting in a box i need to install
[16:30:44] <_methods> i'm using one of those ghetto chinese boards now
[16:30:47] <Frank___> first one?
[16:30:49] <Frank___> oh
[16:31:49] <Frank___> my first build frame is getting machined,
[16:31:55] <Frank___> the waiting is the worst part
[16:32:21] <_methods> heh i have so many projects going i never notice
[16:32:25] <Frank___> lol
[16:32:33] <Tom_itx> yeah just let the puss build up until it throbs beyond belief
[16:32:38] <Frank___> high speed steel is the best?
[16:32:39] <Tom_itx> then poke it
[16:32:39] <_methods> i just kinda bumble around from project to project until the finish themselves
[16:32:48] <Frank___> hahaah
[16:32:55] <Frank___> u think im gonna choke on it?
[16:32:58] <Tom_itx> _methods what brand drill is yours?
[16:33:05] <_methods> hougen
[16:34:04] <Tom_itx> i've always liked milwaukee stuff
[16:34:13] <Tom_itx> theirs looks quite compact
[16:34:38] <_methods> yeah i like the milwaukees too
[16:34:47] <_methods> but the hougen is a whole diff class
[16:35:09] <_methods> the build quality of the hougen is great
[16:35:41] <Jymmm> Just smash your foot, then the finger won't hurt anymore ;)
[16:35:48] <Frank___> which is the best drill material for steel? hss'
[16:35:51] <Frank___> haha
[16:36:13] <Tom_itx> i've often needed a long reach press. a tabletop is too short but a floor model is too tall
[16:36:30] <Jymmm> Tom_itx: 8" ?
[16:36:35] <Tom_itx> would be nice to find something inbetween
[16:36:40] <_methods> radial drill press lol
[16:36:46] <os1r1s> bensbenz You still around?
[16:37:07] <Jymmm> Tom_itx: CNC Router with drill chuck =)
[16:37:36] <Frank___> im getting sad over here nobody ansers my little question : (
[16:37:46] <Tom_itx> not good for drilling 1.5" holes
[16:38:00] <Frank___> just 3/8''
[16:38:11] <Tom_itx> some coated drill
[16:38:25] <Frank___> sweet, tahnks
[16:38:52] <Tom_itx> any drill will do if you use cutting fluid
[16:39:02] <Tom_itx> well any drill you could call a drill
[16:39:35] <Jymmm> Frank___: not drilling SS r hardened stuff are you?
[16:39:38] <Jymmm> or*
[16:39:42] <Frank___> yeah, but i have to do like 3 foot of drilling
[16:39:51] <Frank___> no, just plain normal steel
[16:39:52] <_methods> the hougen has a coolant ring built into the spindle too
[16:39:52] <Tom_itx> at least spot the holes first or that big a drill could wander since they're probably not true centercutting
[16:39:53] <Frank___> a 36?
[16:39:57] <_methods> which is a nice addition
[16:40:07] <CaptHindsight> Tom_itx: not that you build one but I found a floor model cut down to benchtop
[16:40:08] <Frank___> yes a nice centerpunching
[16:40:33] <CaptHindsight> Tom_itx: not that you could not build one
[16:40:39] <Tom_itx> CaptHindsight, last time i needed it, i turned the table model sideways over the table :D
[16:41:27] <Tom_itx> clamped it in place
[16:42:19] <CaptHindsight> heh, seems I always end up needing to drill a 1/4" dia hold 3/8" deep into something 8 ft long
[16:42:28] <CaptHindsight> hold/hole
[16:42:32] <Frank___> yes, actually i have a bench drill, i could adjust the base to make it fit underneath the 4'' tube steel
[16:42:40] <Jymmm> wth is "Galvanized Malleable Iron" ?
[16:43:03] <Jymmm> Frank___: What are you drilling that's 36" ?
[16:43:15] <Tom_itx> plated soft iron
[16:43:27] <Frank___> at least for the parts that dont have the bracing underneath it
[16:43:27] <Jymmm> No, I mean the project
[16:43:29] <Frank___> A36
[16:43:30] <Frank___> steel
[16:43:31] * Tom_itx slaps Jymmm for not paying attention
[16:43:35] <Frank___> not 36'' :D
[16:43:40] <Frank___> ahhahaah
[16:44:06] * Jymmm smacks Tom_itx with a clue-by-four 2015-12-29.14:15:11 Frank___: yeah, but i have to do like 3 foot of drilling
[16:44:22] <Tom_itx> not just one hole
[16:44:28] <Frank___> linear
[16:44:40] <Frank___> 3 foot cuz 55holes x 3/8'' aprox
[16:44:43] <Frank___> actually its 5mm
[16:44:46] <Frank___> holes
[16:45:10] <Jymmm> Frank___: they have pre perfed plate =)
[16:45:39] <Frank___> its tube already welded to a frame
[16:45:48] <Frank___> or made into a frame,
[16:45:51] <Jymmm> ah
[16:46:39] <Frank___> my options guessing are, mag drill (rent) or the bench drill on a special base to fit underneath the tube
[16:52:15] <CaptHindsight> Jymmm: sounds like zinc plated soft iron
[16:53:26] <CaptHindsight> soft/white iron
[16:57:57] <Tom_itx> ie fence rods
[17:12:47] <CaptHindsight> http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/robot-mule-put-out-pasture-marine-corps-n487316
[17:13:30] <CaptHindsight> "it was: a loud robot that's going to give away their position."
[17:13:57] <CaptHindsight> they should make v2 based on hybrid meat actuators
[17:26:19] <SpeedEvil> I question how much noise is inherent
[17:27:19] <CaptHindsight> and the gas powered engine wasn't silent either
[17:57:50] <toastyde1th> two stroke engines are loud as fuck
[17:58:01] <toastyde1th> i was always curious why they decided to go that route
[18:00:10] <CaptHindsight> too many AAA batteries?
[18:00:57] <toastyde1th> tru
[18:01:56] <CaptHindsight> whats the energy efficiency work out between 2-cycle engine + fuel and generator vs densest lithium batteries?
[18:02:23] <toastyde1th> 2-cycle is way, way less efficient bure more power dense
[18:02:41] <toastyde1th> but that depends on what generator you use
[18:02:46] <toastyde1th> *but
[18:02:57] <CaptHindsight> Gasoline has an energy density of about 45 megajoules per kilogram (MJ/kg)
[18:03:23] <toastyde1th> if you're getting your power off a good thermodynamic cycle, like a real powerplant, the batteries win by a pretty good margin. tesla has some good numbers on this but i am having trouble finding them
[18:03:53] <toastyde1th> but internal combustion engines, even ideally, are not very good thermodynamic cycles
[18:04:07] <toastyde1th> and their peak efficiency happens in the hardest place to engineer, right at the top of the stroke
[18:04:26] <CaptHindsight> yeah there are several studies
[18:04:52] <toastyde1th> so if you were to burn that gas and feed a dual-cycle gas turbine, that would be much more efficient
[18:04:57] <toastyde1th> even with generation losses
[18:05:28] <CaptHindsight> I'm surprised that they went 2-cycle except for if they somehow treat gasoline like it's easy to get in the filed vs some battery charger
[18:05:41] <CaptHindsight> easy/easier
[18:05:57] <toastyde1th> it's probably power density + availability of fuel
[18:06:09] <toastyde1th> it's hard to beat two strokes on power density
[18:06:28] <CaptHindsight> I guess we need some kind of fat powered battery :)
[18:07:06] <enleth> that would be true power independence for the US
[18:07:17] <Tom_itx> har har
[18:07:18] <PetefromTn_> 2 strokes kick ass but are loud as hell LOL.
[18:08:43] <enleth> toastyde1th: make that a 2-stroke diesel and you can use almost anything as fuel
[18:08:56] <toastyde1th> yup
[18:09:02] <enleth> used frying oil is everywhere
[18:09:06] <enleth> as is booze
[18:09:14] <enleth> both would do in a pinch
[18:09:59] <toastyde1th> i would not use booze but the availability of other fuel sources is large
[18:10:11] <enleth> performace will drop with makeshift fuels but a good purpose built ECU could compensate
[18:10:24] <toastyde1th> and they have so much computational power on there anyway that running a good two stroke diesel isn't a stretch
[18:13:17] <enleth> when you have the sensors and computing power to monitor and control temperature, pressure and amount of fuel per stroke, you can afford to run on unpredictable fuels
[18:17:02] <toastyde1th> MORE BOOST
[18:18:01] <bensbenz> any know why my machine stops part way through the program but will continue one line at a time if i click next line?
[18:19:09] <cradek> that's normal if it stops at a M0 or M1 line, or a gui sends a pause command
[18:21:51] <bensbenz> cradek: i unchecked m1 pause button and it keeps going now
[18:22:16] <bensbenz> in the future if that happens to be one, how do you resume, uncheck it and click the start button?
[18:23:15] <cradek> does your program have M1 in it?
[18:23:37] <cradek> if that's what's happening, you don't have to uncheck it - just resume
[18:23:46] <bensbenz> yea the post processor seems to add them after every op
[18:25:08] <cradek> that's a nice feature
[18:25:24] <cradek> you can turn on optional stop if you want it to stop when that operation is done
[18:29:29] <Jymmm> CaptHindsight: Thanks, Just trying to figure out propane pipe to use.
[18:34:51] <bensbenz> anybody willing to look at my hal and see why my spindle at speed doesnt work?
[18:37:08] <bensbenz> i tried getting my spindle, rpm display and that all to work together and it loads but it doesnt seem to be waiting for the spindle before moving to cut
[18:58:15] <Roguish> bensbenz: try watching the '....at speed' signal (or pin) in halmeter. get very familiar with hal, it's your best friend. get a listing of the hal pins and signals and all to see if the connections are as you expect.
[18:58:44] <Roguish> of course, probably best to do all that with a lot of 'air cuts'
[19:00:29] <bensbenz> Roguish: Ok i will watch those, but I think the issue is that I am a newb and i fumbled my way into combining the 3 items.
[19:00:56] <bensbenz> Roguish: frankly im surprised i got them to work at all lol
[19:01:08] <Roguish> that's cool. all been there before. welcome to the clubhouse.
[19:01:54] <Roguish> what version r u using? what gui?
[19:02:31] <Roguish> 2.6? 2.7? master?
[19:02:40] <bensbenz> 2.7.3 with axis
[19:02:53] <bensbenz> fresh install yesterday
[19:04:47] <Roguish> ok. look under the 'machine' menu, and find 'show HAL configuration', also 'HAL meter' and 'HAL scope' all extremely helpful. and of course, RTFM
[19:05:17] <Roguish> it won't take long to get comfortable with it all.
[19:06:47] <Roguish> TESLA is up over 8 points today. made $500 on paper.....
[19:07:41] <Jymmm> Um how? Internal threads? http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/Blackchisel/PropanePipeBurner.jpg~original
[19:07:43] <Roguish> wait, make the $3600.
[19:11:12] <cradek> just drilled holes, I'd guess
[19:11:29] <cradek> like an oven burner
[19:19:17] <Jymmm> cradek: Not the jets, ut how they fitted the pipes together without using a union
[19:20:29] <cheetah2> anyone made a cnc?
[19:20:46] <Jymmm> what's a cnc?
[19:20:54] <bensbenz> ceetah2: made a cnc machine?
[19:21:28] <cheetah2> yes
[19:21:41] <bensbenz> made 4
[19:21:53] <bensbenz> rather converted 4 from manual
[19:22:12] <cheetah2> ok
[19:22:14] <cheetah2> routers?
[19:23:48] <bensbenz> 3 mills and one lathe
[19:24:08] <bensbenz> routers usually involve wood, i like metal
[19:25:41] <cheetah2> ok so a mill
[19:25:49] <cheetah2> have you worked steel?
[19:25:52] <pink_vampire> what is the best way to make this part?
[19:25:53] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/byvOnVh.png
[19:26:19] <bensbenz> yes
[19:26:20] <pink_vampire> the material is plastic
[19:27:54] <cheetah2> have you made a cnc lathe?
[19:29:03] <toastyde1th> yay i finally got raw C running on my arduino
[19:29:22] <bensbenz> cheetah2: yes working on getting it up and running smoothly on linuxcnc right now
[19:29:46] <cheetah2> nice
[19:29:54] <cheetah2> how long does it take you to do the conversion?
[19:29:56] <cheetah2> weeks?
[19:29:57] <cheetah2> months?
[19:29:59] <cheetah2> years?
[19:30:43] <bensbenz> weeks
[19:30:53] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: I'm still working on my conversion...
[19:30:57] <bensbenz> its a small lathe
[19:31:04] <cheetah2> great
[19:31:25] <cheetah2> i was thinking whether to do a from scratch or a conversion
[19:31:42] <pink_vampire> also lathe?
[19:32:22] <cheetah2> yes
[19:32:36] <cheetah2> no i was thinking of a router
[19:32:42] <cheetah2> but i need it to work steel
[19:33:45] <bensbenz> not sure a router would be rigid enough for steel
[19:33:59] <bensbenz> your probably better off with a mill, thats what they are for
[19:34:15] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: I have the G0704
[19:35:59] <cheetah2> g0704 looks nice
[19:36:06] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/VtiL3GE.png
[19:36:16] <cheetah2> ineed one
[19:36:28] <pink_vampire> mild steel
[19:36:37] <cheetah2> how heavy is it can you carry it?
[19:36:56] <cheetah2> too heavy to carry?
[19:38:08] <pink_vampire> I'm too skinny for lifting it.. :-) but my BF..
[19:38:35] <cheetah2> do you use coolant when doing steel?
[19:38:54] <pink_vampire> you take the table out, and the collom out and the Z spindle.
[19:39:03] <pink_vampire> just cutting oil..
[19:39:15] <pink_vampire> I go slow..
[19:39:24] <cheetah2> you have a pump ?
[19:39:30] <cheetah2> or you just sprinkle on or what?
[19:39:48] <pink_vampire> no.. just abit of oil..
[19:40:07] <cheetah2> ok
[19:40:19] <cheetah2> nice
[19:40:37] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/701peEs.png
[19:40:52] <pink_vampire> this is aluminum
[19:41:19] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/B4rVvob.png
[19:41:35] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/XLeLDyd.png
[19:41:51] <pink_vampire> what it become.. ^
[19:42:09] <pink_vampire> 2024-T3 aluminum
[19:42:23] <pink_vampire> fun to work with it
[19:42:30] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: ^
[19:42:43] <cheetah2> how do you know when it cant do a certain piece
[19:42:48] <cheetah2> does the software tell you or what?
[19:43:15] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/TXP6KN2.png
[19:43:21] <CaptHindsight> cheetah2: loud chattering, smoke, flying metal shards
[19:43:26] <pink_vampire> more inserts..
[19:43:36] <cheetah2> no i mean if the stl is not able to be done
[19:43:39] <cheetah2> because of its shape
[19:43:45] <cheetah2> does it tell you or what?
[19:44:53] <pink_vampire> CAD solidworks, CAM hsmexpress, CNC mach3 (experiment with linuxcnc)
[19:45:19] <pink_vampire> I design anything myself...
[19:45:53] <cheetah2> i need to get me a cnc
[19:46:02] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: http://i.imgur.com/QxIfhdY.png
[19:46:55] <pink_vampire> the gray is the stock material, inside there is the part in red, the yellow, green blue is the tool path
[19:46:59] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: ^
[19:47:16] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: where are you from?
[19:47:28] <cheetah2> ca
[19:48:09] <pink_vampire> too hot..
[19:48:14] <pink_vampire> I'm from NY
[19:48:31] <pink_vampire> I don't like to drive in CA
[19:48:53] <cheetah2> yeah shitty drivers i agree
[19:49:33] <cheetah2> i want a cnc but since im moving i need something that i can carry
[19:49:34] <pink_vampire> NV OR AZ much nicers
[19:49:57] <pink_vampire> you can lift 50lbs?
[19:49:58] <cheetah2> i prefer nv myself
[19:50:03] <cheetah2> yes
[19:50:12] <cheetah2> i may be able to lift up to 100lb
[19:50:33] <pink_vampire> so you can lift the G0704 in parts without any problem..
[19:50:50] <cheetah2> oh great if it comes appart thats better
[19:51:01] <pink_vampire> you have bassicly 5 main parts
[19:51:41] <pink_vampire> stand, base, table, column, spindle
[19:52:12] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: ^
[19:55:03] <pink_vampire> to really enjoy from it you have to know how to make 3d models
[20:01:39] <pink_vampire> hi cheetah2
[20:01:53] <pink_vampire> did you see what I type?
[20:02:00] <cheetah2> i need a new irc client
[20:02:14] <pink_vampire> I'm using KVIrc
[20:02:49] <pink_vampire> I typed: you have bassicly 5 main parts - stand, base, table, column, spindle
[20:03:03] <pink_vampire> and to really enjoy from it you have to know how to make 3d models
[20:03:25] <cheetah2> yeah i dont know
[20:03:34] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: you are using linux or windows?
[20:03:36] <cheetah2> solidworks looks like it has a steep learning curve
[20:03:40] <cheetah2> mac
[20:04:12] <cheetah2> im mostly looking to work with already made models
[20:04:15] <pink_vampire> http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/kvirc_portable
[20:04:18] <cheetah2> but i agree making models would be awesome
[20:04:32] <os1r1s> pink_vampire So its easy to lift the G0704 top into place (in pieces)?
[20:04:56] <pink_vampire> yes,
[20:05:13] <os1r1s> pink_vampire Good to know. Could two people lift it into place intact?
[20:05:17] <pink_vampire> I'm in 2nd floor
[20:05:53] <pink_vampire> my BF did it himself
[20:07:01] <cheetah2> great
[20:07:22] <os1r1s> pink_vampire He lifted a 300 lbs object onto the stand?
[20:08:37] <pink_vampire> cheetah2: in my last job I was teaching people how to use solidworks. in one week you can learn the basics very easy.
[20:08:48] <cheetah2> great
[20:08:56] <cheetah2> yea it just looks intimidating i guess
[20:09:20] <jdh> `it doesn't weigh 300 lbs
[20:09:20] <pink_vampire> he is a strong guy. he opens jars for me :)
[20:10:07] <pink_vampire> the spindle part is the heaviest part..
[20:10:17] <neverbuya_subaru> lol jdh
[20:10:36] <pink_vampire> about 100lbs..
[20:11:00] <cheetah2> yeah 100 is a lot but doable
[20:11:01] <pink_vampire> and get 5" vice not 4"
[20:11:13] <pink_vampire> maybe less..
[20:11:51] <pink_vampire> there is 4 screws, and one deep set screw on the side.
[20:12:14] <jdh> I got a lift to move mine when I got it
[20:12:23] <os1r1s> jdh I've seen a bunch use a lift
[20:12:27] <neverbuya_subaru> jdh weakling
[20:12:30] <os1r1s> But I was hoping to avoid it
[20:12:31] <jdh> next time I just picked it up
[20:12:32] <neverbuya_subaru> =P
[20:12:39] <pink_vampire> I have wood floor..
[20:12:45] <os1r1s> jdh So how heavy is it?
[20:12:56] <jdh> dunno.
[20:13:06] <jdh> nothing to judge by
[20:13:08] <pink_vampire> and something importent!
[20:13:16] <_methods> the weight is listed on its specs isn't it
[20:13:50] <jdh> the specs also say 1 hp spindle
[20:14:06] <pink_vampire> if you out the machine on wood floor you have to bolt it to large and heavy wood base
[20:14:10] <_methods> 363lbs with stand shippin weight
[20:14:25] <pink_vampire> you get 2 boxes..
[20:14:32] <os1r1s> _methods Which is what I thought ...
[20:14:43] <os1r1s> _methods But pink_vampire is saying its not that heavy ...
[20:14:57] <_methods> i have no idea i just looked at the specs
[20:15:03] <_methods> i have no idea if it's correct
[20:15:23] <_methods> jdh said he just picked it up
[20:15:45] <jdh> not off the ground though
[20:16:43] <os1r1s> jdh But you think two people could lift it off the ground and put it in place
[20:16:44] <_methods> sounds like a great way to win yourself a hernia lol
[20:16:54] <jdh> yeah
[20:17:06] <jdh> the wheeled lift was certainly easy though
[20:17:07] <pink_vampire> we get it here in to small wood house 2nd floor
[20:17:52] <pink_vampire> you just need to take it apart
[20:18:47] <pink_vampire> and if you have anather guy with you probbly you can just take the collom out and you good to go.
[20:19:34] <os1r1s> pink_vampire I would be paranoid about putting a 300 lb mill that vibrates on a second floor
[20:19:40] <os1r1s> Of a normal house
[20:19:57] <_methods> vampire's live in castles
[20:20:01] <_methods> so she's safe lol
[20:20:04] <jdh> I had to take the spindle off anyway for the 3 bolt mod
[20:20:07] <os1r1s> _methods Good point :P
[20:20:18] <cheetah2> if anything you can get some concrete and make a concrete base
[20:20:45] <cheetah2> maybe a concrete base with some bolts pointing up you can just bolt it in
[20:21:06] <pink_vampire> I have very large and thick wood bas and also anti fatig mat unter
[20:21:08] <jdh> get a 4x4ft piece of 3/4" steel
[20:21:23] <_methods> that's what i did with my x2
[20:21:38] <_methods> then bolted it to a harbor freight tool cart hehe
[20:22:12] <os1r1s> pink_vampire jdh Do you use flood coolant?
[20:22:21] <pink_vampire> no!
[20:22:37] <pink_vampire> (not yet)
[20:22:46] <pink_vampire> maybe if it will be close..
[20:29:42] <jdh> nope.. spray wd40 for 6061 is about it
[20:30:05] <jdh> squirt anyway
[20:34:23] <cheetah2> well what happens if you dont
[20:34:28] <cheetah2> smoke?
[20:35:11] <pink_vampire> jdh: smoke of wd40 is soooo nasty
[20:35:52] <jdh> never noticed that really
[20:36:11] <pink_vampire> without lubrication the end mill dont cut very good.
[20:36:32] <pink_vampire> jdh: try higher feed rate..
[20:37:10] <jdh> why
[20:37:24] <pink_vampire> cut faster..
[20:38:15] <pink_vampire> you have also G0704?
[20:39:25] <jdh> yeah
[20:39:52] <pink_vampire> what is the max rapid feed rate that you can get?
[20:42:46] <jdh> I think I have x/y max at 120. z will stall >90 or so
[20:43:10] <pink_vampire> IPM?
[20:43:17] <pink_vampire> you can do better.
[20:43:37] <pink_vampire> I gat 250IPM easy.. and I know I can go faster.
[20:44:08] <pink_vampire> and this is soo cool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1zzDXlJoA
[20:45:50] <pink_vampire> jdh: ^
[20:48:20] <jdh> I've had them faster, didn't have a need for it
[20:48:50] <jdh> and didn't feel like tweaking anymore. faster than that, it stops badly
[20:52:50] <pink_vampire> you see the wire bender?
[20:53:15] <CaptHindsight> arts and crafts wire bender
[20:54:29] <malcom2073> That's kinda cool, I like it
[20:54:36] <CaptHindsight> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQIYZ-iKuG4 AFE-2D6 ULTRA CNC Wire Bender
[20:55:37] <malcom2073> CaptHindsight: How is that machine cutting it?
[20:55:44] <CaptHindsight> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCF2tQhceTM more better 3d bender
[20:58:40] <CaptHindsight> malcom2073: watch this one in slow https://youtu.be/HCF2tQhceTM?t=3m6s you can see the snip
[20:59:00] <malcom2073> Yeah I saw that one snip it
[20:59:03] <malcom2073> I didn't see the other one do it
[20:59:35] <CaptHindsight> likely sinilar just out of sight
[20:59:39] <malcom2073> Yeah
[20:59:41] <CaptHindsight> similar even
[21:00:01] <malcom2073> Tbh though, if I had a use for it, that doesn't look like a terribly difficult machine to make sturdy
[21:00:13] <malcom2073> but I can't think of a use
[21:00:15] <malcom2073> heh
[21:00:22] <CaptHindsight> lamp shades
[21:00:33] <CaptHindsight> curtain and shower hooks
[21:00:37] <malcom2073> meh and meh
[21:00:54] <pink_vampire> how I can drive 3 common cathode loads with npn transistors?
[21:01:05] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/okimSv6.png
[21:01:21] <pink_vampire> something like that...
[21:01:56] <CaptHindsight> open collector darlingtons
[21:02:15] <pink_vampire> 2n2222 will work?
[21:02:23] <CaptHindsight> you have a common ground
[21:02:30] <pink_vampire> yes..
[21:02:38] <CaptHindsight> are all the + the same voltage?
[21:03:00] <CaptHindsight> doesn't matter since they are discrete transistors, just wondering
[21:03:20] <pink_vampire> about 350ma
[21:03:35] <pink_vampire> each load
[21:03:48] <CaptHindsight> 2n2222's are <30ma or close iirc
[21:04:09] <pink_vampire> what is iirc?
[21:04:28] <pink_vampire> 2n2222 is 600ma or 800ma
[21:04:34] <CaptHindsight> if I recall correctly
[21:04:59] <Jymmm> 600GIGAWATS
[21:05:22] <CaptHindsight> depends on the package and what your ambient is
[21:05:26] <pink_vampire> http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/MPS2222-D.PDF
[21:05:29] <bensbenz> this is awesomeL https://www.instagram.com/p/_5kTcFxz33/
[21:06:40] <CaptHindsight> and what Vce and Ic you need
[21:07:08] <pink_vampire> I have here mps2222a
[21:07:25] <CaptHindsight> gotta go, hasta banana
[21:07:28] <pink_vampire> the power supply is 5V
[21:08:07] <pink_vampire> :(
[21:08:21] <Jymmm> No stick goo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEH6tDLKcVU
[21:52:53] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/XrQiP5z.png
[21:54:32] <malcom2073> That's big
[21:54:58] <os1r1s> pink_vampire I think you should repaint your G0704 in pink
[21:55:07] <malcom2073> +1
[21:55:31] <malcom2073> I think a hot pink machine would look pretty sweet
[21:56:48] <pink_vampire> os1r1s: I know!!
[21:57:21] <pink_vampire> but I dont know how to paint it so it look nice and not junk...
[21:58:16] <malcom2073> There's pages about how to repaint machines during retrofits and hte like, just replace whatever bland color they're using with pink
[21:58:39] <os1r1s> Has anyone bought the hossmachine ATC plans?
[21:59:04] <pink_vampire> no..
[21:59:16] <pink_vampire> I dont like his machine...
[21:59:43] <pink_vampire> malcom2073: LINK!
[21:59:58] <malcom2073> pink_vampire: Let me see if I can find the one I was looking at when I wanted to repaint my machine
[22:02:39] <pink_vampire> thanks :)
[22:02:56] <malcom2073> Yeah I can't find it
[22:03:25] <pink_vampire> errr!!!@@#@
[22:03:29] <malcom2073> iirc, it was a paint roller and some kind of oil resistant paint
[22:03:31] <malcom2073> maybe engine paint?
[22:04:09] <pink_vampire> I destroy my nail polish when I solder now..
[22:04:19] <malcom2073> Need a better longer soldering iron
[22:04:24] <malcom2073> or shorter nails, I've seen pictures :P
[22:04:47] <pink_vampire> no....
[22:04:57] <pink_vampire> I like my nails..
[22:05:15] <pink_vampire> maybe thay a bit too long.. (maybe)
[22:08:52] <jdh> wow... I forgot my g0704 had a motor cover at one point
[22:11:19] <pink_vampire> jdh: how!?
[22:12:08] <jdh> I took it off teh first week and haven't seen it since (several years ago)
[22:12:16] <jdh> just saw it in your pic above
[22:17:01] <os1r1s> If I was going to use a stepper for a rotating toolchanger, would it be best to set it up in linuxcnc as an axis or some other way?
[22:20:34] <skunkworks> you would not set it up as an axis. You would create the logic in hal
[22:21:11] <skunkworks> pink_vampire: everything done with linuxcnc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39q6kvrSBSk
[22:21:13] <os1r1s> skunkworks And the logic in hal would set step/dir commands?
[22:21:18] <skunkworks> yes
[22:21:50] <os1r1s> skunkworks Is there a good example to lead me down the right path?
[22:22:45] <skunkworks> the forum has some examples I bet. Look at the carousel componant. http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/man/man9/carousel.9.html
[22:24:49] <os1r1s> skunkworks That looks interesting, thx
[22:32:29] <jesseg> Anyone highly experienced with plasma cutters?
[22:33:30] <jesseg> I noticed sometimes my CC torch lights up inside the tip - i.e. the white ceramic tip glows bright white for a second w hile I'm cutting, like an arc is happening inside there.
[23:03:43] <neverbuya_subaru> é»’
[23:35:44] <Jymmm> skunky!!!