#linuxcnc | Logs for 2016-02-05

[02:24:55] <Deejay> moin
[02:53:31] <Ralith> minibnz: if you're cutting it that close I'd worry about it seizing every time the temperature changed
[03:54:56] <pink_vampire> morning
[03:59:06] <beikeland> Trying to source proximity switches (preferably cheap chinese stuff). Not finding any with shielded cables, are they OK non-shielded as well?
[04:01:46] <Ralith> they're not exactly high frequency digital devices
[04:02:23] <Ralith> I don't know a lot about the electromagnetic environment steppers/spindles produce but I've never heard of a simple switch needing shielding
[04:02:51] <Ralith> worst-case scenario, shielded cable isn't particularly expensive
[04:04:04] <archivist> steppers do produce electrical noise
[04:04:38] <Ralith> many things do
[04:04:39] <archivist> audio screened cable would be good enough for switches
[04:12:49] <beikeland> i was experiencing spurious limit errors, but i think i tracked it down to a poor connection on the breadboard prototype for my input board.
[04:13:56] <beikeland> its just that i know they exist, found the part numbers, but seems they are not as readily available as their non-shielded counter parts.
[04:15:22] <beikeland> And yeah, my machine has steppers and a normal single phase universal ac spindle with speed control so there should be ample noise :)
[04:27:48] <minibnz> there is noise in my mills controls sytsem.. i just made a PWM to RC servo board that turns my spindle knob, (servo epoxied to the back) used simple fig8 cable and now it picks up noise from the steppers the speed jitters worse when i 'tidy' up the cables.. so i have to replace that with sheilded cable before i use that
[04:28:40] <minibnz> i should have used shielded from the get go but i wasnt thinking when i did that.. it was 4am i had been poking at the pwm firmware all night..
[04:29:35] <minibnz> the bad thing is that i have suitable cable sitting in the other room on the spool...
[04:29:51] <beikeland> i've found some listings but suspect they are incorrect as part numbers and descriptions don't match.
[04:30:00] <SpeedEvil> minibnz: What are you using as the clock source?
[04:30:20] <SpeedEvil> Oh - I read fully - nvm
[04:30:23] <beikeland> i guess i could replace wires, but i'd rather try to get them right, and have the sensor properly shielded as well
[04:32:13] <minibnz> beikeland the factory ones will also probably be water tight too...
[04:32:15] <beikeland> for the rc servo do you have rpm feedback as well? i'm trying to decide on how to approach my kress spindle (800w with speed control)
[04:32:56] <beikeland> minibnz: good point, but with my little toy 3040 machine flood coolant won't be an issue for now
[04:33:00] <minibnz> not yet but i am going to add a hall sensor as a simple tach to close the loop off.
[04:33:51] <minibnz> i have adde flooding to mine.. works a well it goes from just enough flow to i can hose the neigbours cars clean flow...
[04:34:30] <beikeland> for now i'll try to get the rpm reading sorted and see how well the existing speed control works
[04:35:16] <beikeland> lol! but my t-slot bed is made of individual extruded elements so it would probably leak coolant everywhere
[04:35:26] <minibnz> i get 10 steps between just spinning and servo full extension. so on my x2 its about 0-800 and 0-2000rpm.
[04:35:45] <minibnz> i have put a cabinet around mine
[04:36:19] <minibnz> i drilled a drain hold in the the bed to let the water drain but its too small and its blocked after 2 days use..
[04:37:39] <minibnz> i screwed up when i drilled that hole.. it is right over the dove tail slides so it will wash the lube off the slide... maybe i might leave that blocked and drill a bigger one in a better spot.
[04:38:16] <beikeland> haha, thats my main concern, don't want coolant and chips on my rails and scews
[04:41:21] <minibnz> think i will one that is on the side and i can insert a small brass tube so i can clean it easy.. my main drain hole needs some sort of screen it blocks up pretty quick when i get the alu shaving flying..
[04:41:38] <minibnz> think i will ^ DRILL one that
[04:44:16] <beikeland> speaking of spindle control, if using modbus like a vdf to control speed, is it normal for the vfd to have a discrete spindle at speed signal or did i miss it in the serial modbus stuff i looked at?
[04:44:18] <minibnz> im not certain my DRO slides are water proof :( they are just cheap grizzly's i hope they are not getting too wet.. Y is covered by the table and Z is clear but X needed a small alu shield
[04:45:03] <minibnz> hmmm sounds like i should have used modbus instead of a PWM signal :)
[04:45:11] <minibnz> i havent looked at any of the modbus stuff
[04:46:11] <beikeland> i just looked over http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?VFD_Modbus at the way bottom there is some .hal and python stuff that seemed relevant to a diy approach
[04:52:20] <minibnz> doesnt say anything about it but it could be there it does appear to read the pins of the vfd about 10times a second.. you could probably set up a hal item to handle that,
[06:31:59] <minibnz> ahh gotta love it when you leave the house to go to a mates place and return to a freshly milled gear housing :) gotta love CNC :)
[06:32:26] <minibnz> with a 2mm cutter i dont think it can do a lot of dama ge :)
[06:33:49] <XXCoder> freshly baked gear housing ;)
[06:34:18] <minibnz> yup the smell of wd40 wafting thru the house :)
[06:35:04] <minibnz> just hope i dont piss off the neighbours by being too noisy its 11pm and i am still milling.. i can barley hear the noise in the lounge room i have to mute the tv to hear when it stops
[06:35:23] <XXCoder> you can always surround machine with egg carton foam
[06:35:38] <XXCoder> cheap way to soundproof from what i understand
[06:35:51] <minibnz> hmm thats a idea i do have a plexiglass cabinet on it
[06:36:13] <minibnz> jam the cartons between that and the wall
[06:36:32] <XXCoder> and rubber feet that dont bounce
[06:36:33] <minibnz> new bench might do wonders as well.
[06:36:40] <XXCoder> or I saw in one case, hockey pucks
[06:37:01] <XXCoder> https://gordsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/puck-feet.jpg
[06:37:15] <minibnz> this is an old chipboard desk all the bit bent when the mill sat on it and i had to pack up the gaps
[06:37:48] <Meduza89> XXCoder: egg carton foam is best at high frequency sound, not at all good in the low frequency ranges
[06:38:11] <XXCoder> interesting. i understand the concept but will never have personal experence.
[06:38:17] <Meduza89> Rock wool is way better as a general absorbent
[06:38:22] <minibnz> seriously you want me to go interrupt not one but four hockey games? thats a lot of way fitter people with sticks than i can handle :)
[06:38:28] <XXCoder> lol
[06:38:42] <minibnz> that and the only hockey i see aournd me is with a ball on the grass :(
[06:38:59] <XXCoder> Meduza: would dual layers of egg carton foam then rock wool work
[06:39:07] <minibnz> but i do like them :)
[06:39:11] <XXCoder> can buy em online or something I guess
[06:39:32] <XXCoder> got myself curious, now looking up
[06:39:52] <XXCoder> $2 at amazon
[06:40:04] <Meduza> XXCoder: yes, but you would not get so much extra sound proofing from the foam
[06:40:07] <XXCoder> $24 for 12 of em
[06:40:26] <XXCoder> another one, 20 pack for $23
[06:40:35] <XXCoder> geez. not evry expensive.
[06:40:35] <Meduza> Better go with a thicker rock wool plate
[06:40:44] <Meduza> Like 100mm
[06:40:46] <Meduza> Or so
[06:41:02] <XXCoder> interesting. I do want to lessen sound evenually as I have neighbors.
[06:41:12] <minibnz> im kinda pissed off with myself.. i ordered replacment steel gears for my mill.. when i really really should have spent the extra $80 and went for the belt conversion.
[06:41:29] <Meduza> Or, the foam will do a difference on the level inside the cabinet since it allowed
[06:41:33] <XXCoder> GEEZ. 50 pack for $65!
[06:41:39] <XXCoder> way too many pucks.
[06:41:45] <Meduza> Allows less of the higher frequency to escape
[06:42:01] <Meduza> *reflect
[06:42:07] <minibnz> at the moment i have a 10mm layer of styrofoam under a 18mm thick sheet of MDF under my cabinet.. all that on a old woblly desk..
[06:42:29] <minibnz> the thing is jamed against the wall to stop it wobbling when i wind the handles
[06:42:30] <XXCoder> shaky table might affect results
[06:42:39] <minibnz> hmmmm
[06:42:48] <minibnz> thats a point..
[06:43:11] <XXCoder> 69 cents for puck holders lol
[06:44:07] <Meduza> A very nice way of soundproofing is to build a inner cabinet with drywall, then adding 100 rock wool, and then adding a double layer of drywall on the outside
[06:44:15] <Meduza> 100mm*
[06:44:23] <minibnz> i am using this python program to convert dxf to gcodes and it keeps ignoring my speed settings.. very anoying when i forget to use the manual speed adjuster so i dont miss steps.. i have to find the code that sets the G0 speeds i think thats what stuffing me up. .the actual cutting speeds are as requested..
[06:44:59] <XXCoder> g0 dont have any speed
[06:44:59] <Meduza> And if you want a nicer sound level inside, you could add egg carton foam to supress high frequency sounds
[06:45:04] <XXCoder> its "rapid"
[06:45:21] <XXCoder> Meduza: I'm not concerned noise for myself
[06:45:32] <XXCoder> just neighbors. I have never heard any sound ever
[06:45:49] <archivist> minibnz, g0 means go as fast as YOUR default settings, so fix them
[06:46:03] <minibnz> ahh i see..
[06:46:20] <XXCoder> yeah g1 (or g2/3 for circle) has speeds.
[06:46:28] <XXCoder> *g2 or g3
[06:46:29] <minibnz> will check the gcode to see if it uses G0's and then fix my emc sesttings
[06:48:37] <minibnz> otherwise i might have to delve into the python program and see if there is a hardcoded speed.. its shame this program hasn't had updates for a long time cuz thats the only real issue i have had with it, if it is a problem with its source.
[06:51:25] <minibnz> need to install a wifi card in the mill so i can mill from the couch :).. how lazy is that..
[06:51:39] <XXCoder> http://www.amazon.com/Blank-Ice-Hockey-Pucks-pucks/dp/B01AF2C0KA
[06:51:56] <XXCoder> 4 of em to help stop vibration from my machine to desk or something? heh
[06:52:45] <minibnz> my cabinet base is 3.5mm aluminium so if i set it up on feet directly it would resonate like bitch right before it bucked under the weight :)
[06:53:09] <minibnz> might get the same if i put them on the mdf sheet too..
[06:53:14] <minibnz> that would suck balls..
[07:12:36] <beikeland> If you get the 50 pack of pucks; then you can always just carry one around. Hand it to people you don't care for, point somewhere far away and ask them to take the puck there. Nice way of telling someone to Puck Off... ;)
[07:12:47] <XXCoder> lol
[07:13:03] <XXCoder> it just costs couple bucks each so its a cheap puck off
[07:16:33] <Frank__2> morning
[07:17:45] <beikeland> Finally found sensors that were NPN, NC (and NO) with shielded wires. $32 for 10 seems okay.
[07:19:51] <Frank__2> limit switches?
[07:21:23] <beikeland> yeah, proximity sensors for limit switches, spent a few days finding someone who didn't just have a "chinese upgrade" in their title, but the actual goods :P
[07:21:59] <beikeland> Seems PNP and NO is most sold by the response from some of the sellers
[07:23:02] <Frank__2> i thought they were more expensive, i still have to order mine
[07:30:31] <minibnz> beikeland they are using prox sensors on 3d printers they might be able to point you to a good one thats cheap..
[07:30:41] <beikeland> Frank__2: I got these http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Quality-LJ12A3-2-Z-CX-M12-inductive-proximity-switch-DC-three-wire-NPN-opening-and-closing/1725449531.html
[07:32:02] <beikeland> Could find NPN or NC cheaper, but not with shields. And I also wanted NO+NC so I can add something to monitor that they work, independent of linuxcnc at some point
[07:35:59] <minibnz> is it cheating if i tell my gcode generator that my 2mm cutter is 1.998mm to induce a tolerance?
[07:36:17] <Frank__2> how reliable are those? i need something really serious, i am moving 150kg on 2x 1kw servos
[07:36:41] <minibnz> im not certain i need to yet.. the last gear i cut measures up better than the first one. cut much slower this time.
[07:37:56] <minibnz> Frank__2 i would be worried about over run with a weight that heavy.. different speed different distance past the sensor you will end up.
[07:38:19] <minibnz> you would need two. one to start the slow down to a set speed by the time its hit the next
[07:38:35] <beikeland> Frank__2: lol at that scale I might be tempted to try something that has "omron" printed on them or something
[07:38:42] <XXCoder> first kickstarter by deaf company is taking off pretty well
[07:38:43] <minibnz> but thats not the end of the world i guess.
[07:38:59] <XXCoder> product dunno if any good lol but way to go I gyuess
[07:39:17] <XXCoder> if curious https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1508057425/gripbell-versatile-grip-workout-differently
[07:39:51] <Frank__2> i think you got into that because of pic
[07:39:52] <Frank__2> come on
[07:39:58] <Frank__2> tell us the truth! hah
[07:40:10] <XXCoder> truth is that I dont exercise
[07:40:20] <XXCoder> so I probably wont be signing up
[07:41:36] <Frank__2> minibnz: how many am i going to need then? 4x axis? or should i get 2 on Z and Y
[07:41:48] <XXCoder> 4d machine
[07:43:01] <minibnz> are you going to have scales on it? could be easier and much better results
[07:43:55] <minibnz> it all depends on the design.
[07:44:05] <Frank__2> whats that ? :D
[07:44:17] <Frank__2> its a cnc router
[07:44:23] <Frank__2> 2.4mts X axis
[07:45:48] <Frank__2> oh glass scale right? just checked my friend google, and no, i wont have those
[07:45:53] <Frank__2> i dont need such precision
[07:46:16] <minibnz> yeah ok i hear you...
[07:46:49] <zeeshan|2> http://www.ebay.com/itm/262277285814?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
[07:46:53] <zeeshan|2> someone buy my relays! :P
[07:47:52] <archivist> wotno sockets
[07:47:53] <minibnz> what about a encoder on the motors? i really cant see a ohas frendly way to do it.. standalone counters that trip the endstops?
[07:48:04] <zeeshan|2> if they dont sell this time
[07:48:07] <zeeshan|2> theyre going in the garbage :D
[07:48:10] <XXCoder> http://www.lab-initio.com/250dpi/nz051.jpg
[07:48:16] <XXCoder> duck hunting time
[07:48:22] <Frank__2> yes, the servos have built in encoders
[07:48:28] <archivist> zeeshan|2, contacts are worth scrap value
[07:48:43] <zeeshan|2> theyre working relays ;P
[07:48:47] <zeeshan|2> im sure someone could use em
[07:48:58] <zeeshan|2> i dont want to use them
[07:49:01] <zeeshan|2> cause i like the din style
[07:49:02] <zeeshan|2> smaller version
[07:49:09] <zeeshan|2> that i have in my other machine
[07:49:32] <archivist> too fussy at line one error
[07:49:51] <minibnz> Frank__2 grab any old mcu and make that your endstop. store the values in the eeprom and reset when you hit the physical limits under controled conditions :)
[07:50:47] <minibnz> what about using a center origin instead of all +XY you will have -x+x
[07:50:57] <Frank__2> thanks for the hel minibnz
[07:51:02] <Frank__2> whats a mcu ? :D
[07:51:19] <minibnz> like a micro controller unit.
[07:51:40] <Frank__2> like mesa cards?
[07:51:50] <minibnz> could be a simple as a 8 pin PIC chip that counts the servos encoder pulses and trips the endstops
[07:51:51] <Frank__2> i will use those
[07:52:11] <minibnz> well if you have a mesa card that is a IO card.
[07:52:46] <Frank__2> i read somewhere that the phase z on the encoder are made to get back to home, by counting revolutions, so i guess that helps?
[07:53:04] <minibnz> it should have a bucket load of inputs and outputs that you could read the servo's encoder directly then you can use linuxcnc to slow down towards the limits regardless of the gcoed
[07:53:13] <Frank__2> yea, i will be having that option with the 7i85s i think
[07:53:19] <Frank__2> as far as i know..
[07:53:28] <Frank__2> exactly
[07:54:14] <Frank__2> is linuxcnc reliable enough for such weight and speeds?
[07:54:49] <minibnz> now if you are trying to get a bit of extra saftey you could add a MCU micro controller unit... this could engage the emergancy stop without the use of the host computer which might be what you want?
[07:55:11] <archivist> no need for mcu at all, its all built into linuxcnc if you learn it
[07:55:19] <minibnz> i think linuxcnc is but the host OS could be an issue.. dont use windows :)
[07:55:30] <beikeland> for extra safety why not have mechanical limit switches, they're dirt cheap? don't need the more accurate proximity switches for that
[07:55:34] <Frank__2> no way
[07:55:48] <Frank__2> linuxcnc use i will
[07:55:50] <minibnz> first time they trigger and they are wiped off...
[07:56:03] <zeeshan|2> i trust a mechanical switch for limit switches
[07:56:15] <zeeshan|2> i hav yet to see prox switches being used as limit switches on an industrial machine
[07:56:20] <beikeland> really? get the type with rollers on so the axis can go past if it wants to?
[07:56:22] <minibnz> 150kg's will have a bit of inertia
[07:56:33] <zeeshan|2> minibnz: you use a lever arm
[07:56:35] <zeeshan|2> so that doesnt happen
[07:56:37] <archivist> I trust soft limits to never get near hardware limits!
[07:56:42] <zeeshan|2> haha archivist
[07:56:45] <zeeshan|2> also on industrial machines
[07:56:48] <zeeshan|2> its not just a limit switch
[07:56:50] <JT-Shop> is there any reason to not ship something to Russia?
[07:56:52] <zeeshan|2> you'll have a dead bolt at the end
[07:57:01] <zeeshan|2> similar to what you see at a train parking spot
[07:57:09] <minibnz> yeah a dead bolt will need to be the size of a house brick..
[07:57:21] <minibnz> of unobtainium...
[07:57:22] <archivist> its called a buffer stop
[07:57:25] <zeeshan|2> minibnz: why talk out of your butt?
[07:58:19] <zeeshan|2> archivist: linuxcnc soft stops have never failed me yet :)
[07:58:23] <zeeshan|2> <3 linuxcnc!
[07:58:25] <Frank__2> ok im getting a headache
[07:58:27] <Frank__2> hahha
[07:58:45] <minibnz> oops sorry not sure where i got that weight from..
[07:59:05] <zeeshan|2> my table weighs 400lb
[07:59:16] <zeeshan|2> and is rated to hold 500lb or something ridiculus like that
[07:59:18] <Frank__2> so the norm for " industrial machinery" is limit switch (home?) emergency switch and hardstop?
[07:59:20] <zeeshan|2> and it still has dead bolts at the end.
[07:59:38] <zeeshan|2> Frank__2: the limit switches are not the home switches
[07:59:43] <zeeshan|2> they are separate
[07:59:51] <zeeshan|2> the home switches wil lbe prox
[07:59:54] <zeeshan|2> the limit will be mechanical
[08:00:07] <Frank__2> so its home switch, limit switch, emergency switch (power off?) and hardstop ? :D
[08:00:14] <zeeshan|2> my machine uses glass encoders so it has a home switch within the glass encoder
[08:00:18] <zeeshan|2> yes
[08:00:36] <zeeshan|2> home marking , not home switch i mean
[08:00:47] <Frank__2> ill need a hell lot of inputs
[08:00:49] <Frank__2> ports
[08:01:41] <zeeshan|2> you could tie all the limits into 1
[08:01:51] <Frank__2> so whats the difference betwen limit switch and emergency switch? the limit switch stops machine by software and emergency switch by power right? how does the emergency switch trigger off
[08:02:08] <zeeshan|2> your emergency stop kills the power to the servo drives
[08:02:09] <zeeshan|2> and spindle drive
[08:02:17] <zeeshan|2> while maintaining power to critical systems like the controller
[08:02:33] <zeeshan|2> thru contactors
[08:02:36] <zeeshan|2> or relays
[08:02:43] <Frank__2> yeah, but thats the big red button right? not something that is triggered by maachine motion?
[08:03:05] <zeeshan|2> it will also have the controller in the chain
[08:03:12] <zeeshan|2> lemme see if i can find a quick diagram of how mine works
[08:03:15] <zeeshan|2> its easier to see in a diagram
[08:03:19] <Frank__2> i see
[08:03:21] <Frank__2> thanks!!
[08:04:18] <zeeshan|2> https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=IO.PDF
[08:04:24] <zeeshan|2> its at the very bottom
[08:04:31] <zeeshan|2> youl see e-stop and "input#0 7i77
[08:04:51] <zeeshan|2> when you press e-stop , you tell the controller you're in e-stop
[08:05:05] <zeeshan|2> and you trigger a chain of solenoids for the contactors to kill power
[08:05:31] <zeeshan|2> on other machines, you can also trigger the e-stop from the hmi (human machine interface)
[08:05:36] <zeeshan|2> basically that fancy screen you see
[08:05:53] <Frank__2> checking
[08:06:02] <Frank__2> crap i dont have an account
[08:06:07] <zeeshan|2> sorry
[08:06:13] <zeeshan|2> https://www.dropbox.com/s/pz1o87ru9cyhgwm/IO.PDF?dl=0
[08:06:15] <zeeshan|2> tthis will work
[08:07:34] <minibnz> you probably also want to stop the coollant pump with the servos.. dont want to flood the floor if someting goes wrong..
[08:07:52] <zeeshan|2> its all in that chain
[08:09:32] <minibnz> sweet.. i worry about my machine it did something weird the other day when i powered it up.. it shot a quick squirt of coolant out at full speed.. i have to rememeber to point that to the back wehn i power down..
[08:10:48] <Frank__2> i will have to re check that diagram again later, i still have to figure out some things
[08:10:58] <minibnz> i am using a pci dual Parallel card and i think the pins are triggereing the mosfets when they are in input mode..
[08:11:24] <archivist> set the default state in the hal file correctly
[08:11:30] <Frank__2> those 4 selenoids what are they doing? they arent wired in the diagram to the contactors or am i wrong
[08:12:09] <zeeshan|2> frank they're part of a contactor
[08:12:14] <zeeshan|2> the contactors are on another diagram
[08:12:39] <minibnz> as soon as i start linux cnc its all happy its the time before linuxcnc gets started and after the kernel is booted..
[08:12:41] <Frank__2> ok now i get it,
[08:12:53] <zeeshan|2> https://www.dropbox.com/s/abmmue9j5bwostk/Master%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf?dl=0
[08:12:56] <zeeshan|2> theyre listed here
[08:13:21] <Frank__2> so everything is still pwered off by software right?
[08:13:50] <zeeshan|2> your software usually controls only the enable
[08:13:55] <zeeshan|2> on your servo/stepper drives
[08:14:07] <zeeshan|2> thats what the machine on button does
[08:14:15] <zeeshan|2> you dont want to be powering everything on and off everytime :P
[08:15:00] <Frank__2> i see
[08:15:04] <JT-Shop> Tom_itx: you around?
[08:15:27] <Frank__2> i guess linuxcnc is quite reliable then
[08:15:29] <Frank__2> its
[08:15:41] <Frank__2> thanks for the help zeeshan
[08:15:56] <Frank__2> i still have to order my mesa cards
[08:16:13] <gregcnc> I think many machines use a prox and servo encoder index to set home.
[08:16:42] <Frank__2> yes, i have that output from the encoders
[08:16:50] <Frank__2> phase z
[08:17:03] <gregcnc> Linuxcnc is set up for it
[08:18:06] <Frank__2> still tons of things to learn from linuxcnc,
[08:18:17] <Frank__2> i guess you never end learning right?
[08:18:41] <gregcnc> when you stop learning you've given up
[08:19:43] <Frank__2> oh boy..
[08:19:57] <Frank__2> ok guys thanks again as usual.. haha i should go to get some stuff done
[08:20:03] <Frank__2> cya
[08:34:06] <lair82_> Good Morning guys, have a question, not related to Linuxcnc, but to an old anilam controlled BP style machine. I keep blowing a fuse on the one circuit that goes to the step down transformer ( i believe ) that goes to the rectifier for the power for the drives.
[08:36:04] <lair82_> I pulled the inline fuses out that are between the transformer and the rectifier, and the fuse on the CB blows every time I turn on 120VAC to the machine, I unhook the the transformer from the CB, and turn the power on, and the fuse doesn't blow. Any thoughts?
[08:36:23] <beikeland> minibnz: do you use a charge pump? I have all my outputs on the G540 which has a charge pump, and only use the 2nd port for inputs where there is no need for a charge pump signal. (But I haven't decided on weather or not to include one on the break out board for the 2nd port yet)
[08:36:54] <lair82_> I checked the transformer, and it isn't shorted to ground, and the primary, nor secondary is open.
[08:37:38] <beikeland> lair82_: it could be the sheer inrush current. are you using fast blow fuses?
[08:38:32] <lair82_> Not sure, I will have to check, but it is blowing 20A fuses, it takes 5-10 seconds, then the fuse blows
[08:38:45] <beikeland> and when you say checked, do yo mean continuity test on a multimeter, or high voltage insulation testing?
[08:39:31] <beikeland> 5-10 seconds thats sounds strange. if just the inrush current it should blow more or less instantly
[08:39:42] <minibnz> beikland no i got lazy when i built that board it was only meant for test i think i will replace it with something much nicer once i have a complete idea of what i need.. i might need all these outputs with mosfets... i am not pulling that much current thru the mosfets but really should replace it all with proper driver circuit :)
[08:39:56] <lair82_> I used my megger, but didn't check primary against secondary
[08:39:59] <zeeshan|2> cb20?
[08:40:02] <zeeshan|2> cb i mean?
[08:40:13] <zeeshan|2> controller board?
[08:40:22] <archivist> megger can apply too many volts
[08:41:06] <lair82_> I will go back out and double check it. I have a Fluke 1503, so I can select the output voltage, and I am using it at 250V
[08:41:14] <archivist> unplug servos, does it blow fuses, if yes rectifiers and capacitors
[08:41:35] <archivist> servo drives I mean
[08:42:18] <lair82_> I have the fuses pulled out that feed the rectifier that feeds the drives, and it is blowing the fuse that is feeding the transformer
[08:42:56] <archivist> if the only thing left is the transformer then it is dead jim
[08:43:16] <archivist> shorted turns
[08:43:27] <zeeshan|2> did you check the impedance of the transformer
[08:43:31] <zeeshan|2> on both primary and secondary
[08:43:35] <lair82_> The secondary side reads .02 Ohms
[08:43:43] <zeeshan|2> and coil to transformer chassis?
[08:43:47] <archivist> resistance will be low
[08:44:41] <archivist> impedance at 60hz will be different
[08:44:49] <lair82_> I checked all the taps against the case, nothing showed being shorted
[08:45:35] <archivist> shorted turns is an internal fault, causes tit to take too much current and get hot
[08:47:45] <lair82_> the primary side was showing .25 Ohms
[08:48:29] <archivist> I would test with an AC signal and a scope to check for shorted turns
[08:49:08] <minibnz> thats far too low.. Amps = volts/resistance = 120v / 0.25r = 480amps... that be shorted coils buy a new transformer.. or re-wind it..
[08:49:28] <minibnz> if you are on 240v that be near a killowatt..
[08:49:34] <archivist> the DC resistance is always low!
[08:50:14] <archivist> the impedance at the design frequency will be higher
[08:50:36] <minibnz> i would still expect the resistance to be up over 20ohms at least though..
[08:50:40] <archivist> DC meter does not see the inductance
[08:50:43] <zeeshan|2> nope
[08:50:52] <zeeshan|2> those ohms readings are normal
[08:50:58] <minibnz> hmm ok
[08:51:26] <zeeshan|2> could find out from the manufacturer
[08:51:28] <archivist> for a high current transformer those numbers seem sensible
[08:51:28] <zeeshan|2> what its suppsoed to be :D
[08:51:46] <zeeshan|2> i thought i had a short in my servo
[08:51:50] <zeeshan|2> damn thign was reading .4 ohms
[08:52:02] <zeeshan|2> then i busted out the manufacturer spec sheet, right in spec :D
[08:52:48] <zeeshan|2> archivist: shjouldnt you be able to pick up a shorted coil
[08:52:53] <zeeshan|2> w/ an inductance meter?
[08:53:03] <zeeshan|2> cause the henrys will be lower
[08:53:06] <zeeshan|2> than spec
[08:53:14] <archivist> yes it will show
[08:54:09] <archivist> it will damp any attempt to make the inductance "ring" as well
[08:55:04] <zeeshan|2> my friend gave me a big ass servo
[08:55:07] <zeeshan|2> i need to check if its good
[08:55:18] <zeeshan|2> speaking of henrys.. i should check w/ the meter
[09:12:11] <lair82_> How would I figure out what the transformer is, to find a replacement, nothing comes up doing a google search with the number that is on the case
[09:17:31] <archivist> usually made specially for the item
[09:18:31] <archivist> you may still have a local transformer company who can help
[09:19:04] <archivist> most have gone out of business
[09:20:10] <lair82_> I have an electronics repair shop local that does all my drive repair, maybe he could look at it and see what he thinks?
[09:21:29] <zeeshan|2> lair82_: is it a simple transformer
[09:21:36] <zeeshan|2> with one primary and one sercondary
[09:21:45] <zeeshan|2> or does it have multiple secondaries with center taps also
[09:24:50] <lair82_> multi tap primary (120/240) and the secondary has 3 terminals on it, we are using terminals 1 and 2
[09:25:05] <zeeshan|2> whats the secondary voltage
[09:25:10] <zeeshan|2> could you nolt just get a standard transformer
[09:25:14] <zeeshan|2> with your primary (240)
[09:25:18] <zeeshan|2> and your desired secondary
[09:25:22] <zeeshan|2> as long as the kva is correct
[09:29:12] <zeeshan|2> http://i.imgur.com/30VCT77.jpg
[09:29:18] <zeeshan|2> this servo has heavy
[09:30:16] <zeeshan|2> http://i.imgur.com/lMUe2Oc.jpg?1
[09:30:19] <zeeshan|2> we meet again german.
[09:32:28] <lair82_> Just talked to the manufacturer, it is a 75 volt secondary 30 amps roughly
[09:32:50] <zeeshan|2> just be careful though
[09:33:04] <zeeshan|2> if that's REAL power or apparent power
[09:33:54] <lair82_> He said it is an 82 volt secondary, with a 75 volt tap, and looking at the build sheet, it is capable of about 30 amps on the output
[09:40:11] <zeeshan|2> http://i.imgur.com/lMUe2Oc.jpg?1
[09:40:16] <zeeshan|2> anyone know whats going on at 2d2 and 1d1
[09:40:34] <zeeshan|2> i see t1-t2 is just for temp
[09:40:42] <zeeshan|2> a1t a2t is the tachometer
[09:54:16] <archivist> field coils mebe
[09:54:53] <archivist> you can wire it serial or parallel
[09:59:42] <zeeshan|2> mysterious black boxes
[09:59:43] <zeeshan|2> :)
[10:00:05] <archivist> field coils
[10:01:04] <archivist> tie it down and put a few volts on it
[10:02:31] <archivist> or spin it and see what it generates from residual magnetism
[10:03:47] <zeeshan|2> what d oyou mean by field coils
[10:04:15] <archivist> not all motors have permanent magnets
[10:04:52] <zeeshan|2> ah
[10:06:00] <zeeshan|2> so this would be a 2pole wound motor?
[10:06:24] <zeeshan|2> actually 4 pole
[10:06:27] <zeeshan|2> cause each pole has a pair
[10:06:32] * zeeshan|2 doesnt know :)
[10:09:01] <archivist> soooo many different motor configurations
[10:09:04] <zeeshan|2> yes
[10:09:05] <zeeshan|2> =/
[10:09:45] <zeeshan|2> btw
[10:09:46] <zeeshan|2> spinning the motor
[10:09:54] <zeeshan|2> generates voltage at a1 a2 terminal
[10:10:01] <zeeshan|2> with how it is wired right now
[10:10:50] <archivist> do you see any volts on the other two
[10:10:55] <zeeshan|2> didnt check
[10:12:41] <zeeshan|2> im hoping to use this motor
[10:12:49] <zeeshan|2> to make a direct drive rotary table
[10:21:10] <archivist> there is a particular washing machine drum motor that I want to get for that
[10:21:37] <archivist> very large diameter and thin
[10:24:38] <archivist> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LG-F1256QD-Washing-Machine-Direct-Drive-Rotor-Stator-Motor-/181984229681
[10:25:22] <archivist> some convert them to generators for windmills
[10:28:16] <Sync> zeeshan|2!
[10:28:46] <JT-Shop> do you have to provide support for the outer part?
[10:29:01] <JT-Shop> or is the center bit the bearings?
[10:29:05] <archivist> and inner :)
[10:29:27] <archivist> there are no bearings on that
[10:29:49] <JT-Shop> ok couldn't tell from the photo
[10:31:56] <archivist> as it is around a ft diameter the torque should be reasonable
[10:43:21] <JT-Shop> I think we have one in the washing machine but the wife might get upset if I took it out
[10:45:17] <CaptHindsight> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-DC96-01218E-WASHING-MACHINE-MOTOR-ASSEMBLY-DD-BLDC-DON80-NEW-ORIGINAL-/171473989901
[10:51:55] <FinboySlick> CaptHindsight: That's a heck of a motor.
[10:54:43] <CaptHindsight> I wonder what goes wrong with them? Damaged by crud is a flood? Solder connections?
[10:54:50] <CaptHindsight> is/in
[10:56:09] <FinboySlick> Sort of reminds me of Hydro-Quebec's Wheelmotor, which they licenced to Dassault
[10:56:21] <gregcnc> Those are made to be cheap, so they may not be particularly powerful.
[10:56:35] <gregcnc> or efficient
[10:57:33] <archivist> I just want to measure the toque they manage
[10:58:08] <archivist> I had one in my hands a couple of years ago, the magnets bite
[11:01:43] <CaptHindsight> probably ~400w motor so similar to Chrysler minivan
[11:06:32] <CaptHindsight> http://hackaday.com/2013/04/01/windmill-made-from-washing-machine-555-chip/ here's a hackaday tie in as well to give it legitimacy
[11:07:57] <CaptHindsight> are the prices at Automation Technology going up or are others starting to sell the same parts for less?
[11:10:17] <SpeedEvil> hah
[11:10:48] <SpeedEvil> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPLACEMENT-WHEEL-MOTOR-Hover-Board-Smart-2-Wheel-Self-Balancing-Scooter-UK-/222000511867?hash=item33b042fb7b:g:9oUAAOSwLnlWn6f7 - likely identical
[11:11:04] <Jymmm> CaptHindsight: "Buy high, sell low"
[11:11:36] <SpeedEvil> arch
[11:11:51] <gregcnc> continuous torque should be something like 1-2 Nm per cm^2 of airgap area for a decent quality BLDC motor, but I would guess this motor is lower. very good designs can approach 4 Nm/cm^2
[11:12:01] <archivist> SpeedEvil, that looks a lot smaller
[11:12:19] <SpeedEvil> http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-1pair-DIY-Motor-for-2-Wheels-8-inch-8-Smart-Self-Balancing-Electric-Unicycle-Scooter/32596302582.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_1,searchweb201644_1_505_506_503_504_301_502_10001_10002_10016_10017_10010_10005_10011_10006_10003_10004_10009_10008,searchweb201560_8,searchweb1451318400_-1,searchweb1451318411_6448&btsid=9a278b9c-4970-4b34-8958-f566edcd2e84 8" 350W
[11:12:20] <gregcnc> there are a lot on Ebike hub motors out there
[11:12:29] <SpeedEvil> I have been idly wondering if they will go much, much faster.
[11:12:32] <SpeedEvil> I suspect they will
[11:12:50] <SpeedEvil> as long as you keep the current similar
[11:19:14] <Jymmm> That lil motor is a badass... http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Homemade-TOWN-9-Scooter-Electric-Drive-Kit-DIY-Kickscooter-with-Belt-Drive-Most-Light-Electric-Scooter/32530451998.html
[11:19:51] <SpeedEvil> yes - that's the alterantive
[11:20:19] <SpeedEvil> That is really quite expensive indeed for what it is
[11:21:58] <Sync> well, you can get the motor for cheaper
[11:22:31] <chris_99> is that not the same kind of motor they use for model cars etc.
[11:22:41] <SpeedEvil> yes
[11:22:47] <SpeedEvil> the hard part is the gear
[11:22:57] <SpeedEvil> Lawnmower gears seem very comparable
[11:23:20] <SpeedEvil> I suspect a very light machine could be made to cut suitable aluminium gears though.
[11:23:42] <SpeedEvil> For the largish pitch belts, they're not very critical - especially if you don't care hugely about life
[11:24:02] <Jymmm> lol
[11:24:13] <Sync> the gear? you mean the belt pulley?
[11:24:17] <Sync> you just buy that
[11:24:20] <Sync> they are cheap enough
[11:24:44] <SpeedEvil> Sync: you underestimate how cheap I am
[11:25:24] <SpeedEvil> 150 tooth belt gears are annoyingly expensive from all sources I've found
[11:26:14] <Jymmm> Sync: SpeedEvil is so cheap, that if you stuck a penny between his buttcheecks, you'll get back a nickel.
[11:27:07] <Loetmichel2> meh... got the Opel Omega back from the mechanic... "no idea why it oils so much. every gasket at the enginge and the turbocharger seems to have failed... we think the turbo is dead, 2000 eur for a new one!" ... So i think i will change the mechanic and let some friends of a co-woprker try themselves. they have a Taxi garage and do nothing but reparing diesels all day... they should get that
[11:27:07] <Loetmichel2> BMW 6cylinder dry again ;) (and they are cheaper "for friends")
[11:27:09] <Loetmichel2> ;-)
[11:27:14] <archivist> he is scottish, you dont get anything back
[11:27:19] <Sync> pfft
[11:27:31] <SpeedEvil> I'm currently on a small, fixed income, so ...
[11:28:22] <pink_vampire> hi
[11:28:34] <pink_vampire> morning
[11:33:43] <Sync> SpeedEvil: not sure if that is a 150 tooth pulley
[11:33:53] <Sync> they also show two different versions
[11:34:11] <Sync> one with a htd belt and one with a t5
[11:34:36] <SpeedEvil> Sync: yes, I was eyeballing it
[11:34:41] <SpeedEvil> it's certainly quite large
[11:35:09] <SpeedEvil> (I want to make a similar motor but for my wheelbarrow, so I want at least two of them)
[11:36:39] <Jymmm> two wheel barrel?
[11:37:05] <archivist> lazy barrow
[11:37:27] <Tom_itx> for weenies that got no grip
[11:37:29] <Jymmm> I'm okey with lazybarrel, just wondering where the 2nd wheel goes
[11:37:45] <Tom_itx> side by side on the front
[11:37:59] <Jymmm> Oh dualies?
[11:38:23] <Tom_itx> http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17157116&KPID=14578294&pla=pla_14578294
[11:38:31] <gregcnc> yard cart ?
[11:38:33] <Tom_itx> for weenies that got no grip
[11:38:52] <Jymmm> I can se the throttle being on one of the handles and as you lift up your turn it.
[11:38:55] <Sync> how the hell does that even work
[11:39:14] <Sync> you can't tilt it to empty it o0
[11:39:19] <Sync> or move it into tight spaces
[11:39:22] <Tom_itx> forward
[11:39:32] <Jymmm> Sync: tilt UP?
[11:39:44] <Tom_itx> put a hydraulic dump bed on it
[11:39:51] <SpeedEvil> Jymmm: four
[11:39:59] <Tom_itx> with a battery and pump so all you do is push a button to dump
[11:40:01] <SpeedEvil> Jymmm: I want to actually automate it
[11:40:19] <SpeedEvil> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rhyas-Heavy-Duty-Garden-Trolley-Cart-4-Wheel-barrow-Trailer-Large-320kg-/371045427917?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item566407eacd
[11:40:20] <Tom_itx> SpeedEvil talk to rue_mohr
[11:40:22] <Jymmm> SpeedEvil: skynet activated!
[11:40:23] <Tom_itx> he has one
[11:40:23] <archivist> http://www.big-wheelbarrows.co.uk/0-WHEELBARROWS_ELECTRIC_POWERED.htm
[11:40:51] <SpeedEvil> I am aware they are purchasable.
[11:41:07] <archivist> SpeedEvil, I had one of those carts
[11:41:08] <Sync> yeah up is fine, but that depends on what you are doing Jymmm
[11:41:15] <archivist> was easy to bend
[11:41:22] <SpeedEvil> archivist: quite
[11:41:53] <Jymmm> SpeedEvil: Sync http://www.big-wheelbarrows.co.uk/powered_wheelbarrows_pics/sherpa-electric-wheelbarrow-1.jpg
[11:42:22] <Jymmm> http://www.big-wheelbarrows.co.uk/powered_wheelbarrows_pics/sherpa-power-barrow-3.jpg
[11:42:32] <SpeedEvil> I want it capable of four wheel drive, and ~3MPH
[11:43:17] <Jymmm> SpeedEvil: Sounds liek you want a yardcart more than a wheelbarrel
[11:43:27] <SpeedEvil> Jymmm: yes, see above
[11:43:57] <Jymmm> SpeedEvil: I have that cart =)
[11:44:54] <Jymmm> except my handle is detachable to attach to a hitch
[11:46:45] <Jymmm> SpeedEvil: you hauling bags of cement in it?
[11:47:14] <SpeedEvil> Jymmm: in principle, yes
[11:49:59] <Jymmm> Sorry, this is mine http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LARGE-METAL-4-WHEEL-GARDEN-CART-TROLLEY-W-DROP-DOWN-MESH-SIDES/272096755934
[11:50:13] <Jymmm> A larger version of the one you linked to.
[11:51:37] <Jymmm> With the handle/hitch attachment http://www.primrose.co.uk/product_thumb.php?img=images/TE4233.jpg&w=800&h=761
[11:52:39] <Jymmm> http://www.alegoo.com/images05/home/garden-02/008/garden-cart-11.jpg
[11:55:07] <zeeshan-mill> someone entertain me :D
[11:56:29] <SpeedEvil> zeeshan-mill: http://imgur.com/gallery/vTWiB91 - heartwarming dog rescue
[11:56:43] <zeeshan-mill> i cant open links :D
[11:56:57] <SpeedEvil> aww.
[11:57:03] <zeeshan-mill> maybe i need a tv in here
[11:57:10] <zeeshan-mill> man thats twice ive almost crashed the mill
[11:57:16] <zeeshan-mill> cause the tool change pop up opens up while im typing
[11:57:23] <SpeedEvil> oops
[11:57:25] <zeeshan-mill> theres gotta be a fix for that
[11:57:31] <zeeshan-mill> that it doesnt become the damn main prompt.
[11:57:41] <SpeedEvil> second screen for youtube
[12:07:17] <Sync> gg zeeshan-mill
[12:07:58] <zeeshan-mill> lol
[12:08:07] <zeeshan-mill> dont hax me
[12:09:47] <CaptHindsight> this is new https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-controller-box/axis-3-5-inch-cnc-controller-for-lathe-milling
[12:10:26] <CaptHindsight> $250 http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/06/Mcontroller.pdf
[12:12:26] <CaptHindsight> ah ha the 3 axis version is $345
[12:13:08] <archivist> max 5000 line program
[12:13:25] <CaptHindsight> only 128MB ram
[12:13:34] <archivist> a bit useless for silly cam output
[12:14:23] <CaptHindsight> whats a cheap laptop with Ethernet cost now?
[12:14:56] <CaptHindsight> I should sell a turn key Linuxcnc laptop with the Mesa board
[12:16:29] <CaptHindsight> archivist: for cnc routers it's more than enough
[12:16:39] <CaptHindsight> most of their work is 2D
[12:17:00] <archivist> CaptHindsight, I am thinking of those carving 3d
[12:17:34] <CaptHindsight> i understand
[12:18:03] <zeeshan-mill> is there a way to disable the tool change dialog box?
[12:18:08] <zeeshan-mill> so instead you have to press play
[12:18:11] <zeeshan-mill> explicitly
[12:18:52] <zeeshan-mill> (without having to recompile)
[12:22:11] <AmsterdamJoe> Where can i get a laptop with parallel port and good latency?
[12:23:16] <archivist> nowhere, the battery control generally screw latency
[12:23:21] <SpeedEvil> AmsterdamJoe: I would be astonished if you can now buy one
[12:23:41] <SpeedEvil> AmsterdamJoe: but - modern motherboards sometimes come with PPs on teh motehrboard
[12:23:59] <SpeedEvil> - one of the 'all in one' motherboards I was looking at last year - with no special searching
[12:24:03] <AmsterdamJoe> um, "modern?"
[12:24:09] <CaptHindsight> laptops can work just fine with hm2_eth now
[12:24:46] <AmsterdamJoe> "belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages" <--- every mobo in existnace
[12:24:46] <CaptHindsight> laptop with Ethernet for fpga
[12:25:03] <pcw_home> Beware, though, Laptops often pathological latency problems with power management/backlight control
[12:25:12] <pcw_home> often have
[12:25:29] <AmsterdamJoe> pcw_home: isnt that a software issue?
[12:25:37] <pcw_home> No
[12:25:52] <pcw_home> well yes but software you have no access to
[12:26:17] <AmsterdamJoe> i cant install the desktop edition no my laptop?
[12:26:34] <pcw_home> you cant change the Laptop BIOs
[12:26:38] <archivist> the bios power management is still there!
[12:26:42] <zeeshan-mill> is there a 7i77e planned? :D
[12:27:03] <pcw_home> Maybe but its not a high priority
[12:27:12] <CaptHindsight> the older core 2 duo laptops have Linuxbios now
[12:27:17] <pcw_home> (since you can use a 7I92M/7I77)
[12:27:23] <CaptHindsight> I think they RE'd the EC's as well
[12:27:27] <AmsterdamJoe> pcw_home: i dont know if this is relevant but there is some Libre boot project for open bios firmware
[12:27:51] <CaptHindsight> i think they still had LPT ports
[12:28:13] <CaptHindsight> AmsterdamJoe: libreboot/coreboot
[12:28:51] <CaptHindsight> libreboot actually sells the laptops with coreboot already installed
[12:29:08] <pcw_home> I think some older Laptops are OK
[12:29:10] <pcw_home> My E6420 is fine as long as you dont use the Brightness adjust buttons or change from battery/line power
[12:29:43] <CaptHindsight> we could probably hack the EC to fix that
[12:29:46] <pcw_home> if you do, ~5 ms latencies
[12:30:28] <pcw_home> you may be better off with a miniPC/ normal display
[12:30:51] <pcw_home> ( for Ethernet )
[12:30:56] <CaptHindsight> the ME also operates out of band, I'd like to monitor one when accessed through its backdoor to see how much latency there is
[12:32:31] <pcw_home> I also have been wondering how slow you can run the servo thread and still get acceptable
[12:32:32] <pcw_home> hardware stepgen performance. 250 Hz may well be OK for moderate performance machines
[12:34:24] <pcw_home> ( Chord errors are in the 1/10000 inch range with moderate acceleration (1/2 G or so) )
[12:35:59] <Sync> don't you get a progressively larger velocity error?
[12:36:24] <Sync> or does it spit out the pulses averaged over the period?
[12:37:24] <pcw_home> the problem is your curve is done with 4MS long straight lines
[12:38:41] <pcw_home> the error is proportional to acceleration/servo thread frequency^2
[12:38:52] <CaptHindsight> http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/tls/5411683495.html Optimum TU1503V, are these Emco knockoffs or?
[12:39:40] <Sync> yup
[12:41:17] <CaptHindsight> http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/tld/5431192059.html $105 Hardinge with DRO
[12:41:23] <pcw_home> This could be fixed by adding acceleration to the hardware stepgen but this is really only needed for very slow servo threads
[12:41:23] <CaptHindsight> $1050
[12:46:29] <FinboySlick> There are such sweet deals to be had from the de-industralization of the US.
[12:46:39] <SpeedEvil> :/
[12:46:58] <SpeedEvil> What could possibly go wrong?
[12:47:29] <FinboySlick> To quote Trump: China! ;)
[12:47:52] <FinboySlick> Actually, Chainah.
[12:50:07] <FinboySlick> I read a pretty cool article about 'why chinese stuff feels cheap' recently. It was a great perspective which could be summed up by this: It's not lack of competence or capability, it's mostly just the distance between the design intent and the realization of that design.
[12:50:50] <zeeshan-mill> communication ;P
[12:51:09] <Sync> no shit FinboySlick
[12:52:34] <FinboySlick> If production understands *why* it was designed this way, they tend to do a far better job.
[12:54:39] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: nah that article is BS
[12:55:09] <FinboySlick> CaptHindsight: The one about the wrench?
[12:55:32] <CaptHindsight> it comes from not caring and only knowing the west from outside of it
[12:56:00] <CaptHindsight> they only see profit as the reason to do anything
[12:56:31] <FinboySlick> Well, you've been there.
[12:56:56] <CaptHindsight> kids today are not much different from what I see in China
[12:57:05] <CaptHindsight> I have a factory there
[12:57:17] <CaptHindsight> they have no idea
[12:57:41] <CaptHindsight> they don't understand quality and more than most people here under 40
[12:57:47] <CaptHindsight> and/any
[12:57:48] <pcw_home> Best PCBs we have ever had are from China (and we have used USA, Mexico, Korea )
[12:58:34] <ReadError> there is a korean place i absolutely love
[12:59:00] <ReadError> guy is really nice, great quality and EXCELLENT silk
[12:59:26] <pcw_home> Very quality conscious, PTH sample/micrograph with each order
[12:59:29] <CaptHindsight> I can get PCB's made better in the USA with crazy tight tolerances since the guy knows his routers. drills and laminators so well he knows their runout
[12:59:35] <ReadError> http://imgur.com/a/AfUpR
[12:59:41] <ReadError> I <3 that LPI silk
[12:59:52] <CaptHindsight> but for PCB's made to UL spec they make far more in China ....
[13:00:52] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: it a worldwide epidemic, kids just aren't taught how to think rationally and to know what good is
[13:01:11] <CaptHindsight> it's not the distance between design and fab
[13:02:42] <zeeshan-mill> CaptHindsight is a prime example!
[13:02:49] <zeeshan-mill> =D
[13:02:53] <CaptHindsight> I've worked with top students there that were always the sharpest kid in the village
[13:03:24] <CaptHindsight> but they have no clue how to build anything
[13:04:03] <zeeshan-mill> thats cause universities teach you theory
[13:04:34] <Sync> ReadError: yeah that guy is not bad
[13:04:43] <zeeshan-mill> some have labs
[13:04:45] <zeeshan-mill> they help
[13:04:53] <zeeshan-mill> no where as much hands on as a technical college
[13:05:04] <CaptHindsight> it's been the same here forever, the difference was time spent tinkering and learning from someone that cared about quality
[13:05:19] <CaptHindsight> they don't have that there
[13:05:47] <ReadError> http://www.dailygusta.com/Quads/i-zb39PB7/0/X3/CA_12161514170348-X3.jpg last run i did with him
[13:06:17] <ReadError> silk quality is very imporant to me when buying PCB
[13:06:32] <Sync> he is one of the few guys that does fine pitch thick copper for not arm and leg prices
[13:07:05] <ReadError> yea prices are pretty decent
[13:07:11] <ReadError> plus its nice he will panel stuff
[13:07:14] <ReadError> im pretty bad at it
[13:09:13] <zeeshan-mill> that pcb looks nice
[13:11:52] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: they have the same software, machine tools and metrology equipment there are I have here
[13:12:08] <CaptHindsight> are/that
[13:12:24] <CaptHindsight> they just don't use them as well or care to
[13:12:41] <CaptHindsight> if you don't complain they won't bother
[13:12:43] <zeeshan-mill> lack of money does that :D
[13:13:03] <zeeshan-mill> only takes half a year to fix the problem also :P
[13:13:08] <CaptHindsight> thats why Apple has their own people sit there and manage everything that they do
[13:13:38] <CaptHindsight> or the iphones would come with bamboo cases and bananas for antennas
[13:14:03] <CaptHindsight> zeeshan-mill: they have the money
[13:14:20] <zeeshan-mill> lack of money to the guy doing the work
[13:14:35] <CaptHindsight> the last thing on their mind is making the best product for the money
[13:14:56] <zeeshan-mill> capt i like how you know how billions of chinese think
[13:14:57] <zeeshan-mill> =]
[13:15:15] <CaptHindsight> the first thing is making the lowest cost product for the money paid them without you complaining or noticing
[13:15:35] <CaptHindsight> zeeshan-mill: you'd fit right in
[13:16:25] <zeeshan-mill> fit right in how
[13:16:47] <CaptHindsight> except for your hands :)
[13:17:15] <zeeshan-mill> manly hands ftw
[13:22:06] <zeeshan-mill> i need to charge this guy more
[13:22:13] <zeeshan-mill> wasting my time by giving my random size wood blocks
[13:22:18] <FinboySlick> http://www.gizmag.com/wendelstein-7x-stellarator-hydrogen-plasma/41651/pictures#2 Is something wrong (well more than usual) with Merkel?
[13:22:22] <zeeshan-mill> when i specifically told the max size for each block
[13:22:23] <zeeshan-mill> =/
[13:28:58] <Sync> zeeshan-mill: just give him all the blocks back that do not fit
[13:30:33] <zeeshan-mill> sync itll delay shit
[13:30:39] <zeeshan-mill> i gotta finish this by sunday
[13:30:45] <zeeshan-mill> cause next week after the day job
[13:30:53] <zeeshan-mill> i gotta work on another job in the home shop
[13:32:12] <zeeshan-mill> for the next batch i work on
[13:32:18] <zeeshan-mill> im gonna tell him specifically itll cost extra
[14:10:27] <JT-Shop> santa just came by in a brown truck
[14:14:08] * JT-Shop takes care of the hard part first
[14:22:48] <jdh> explaining yet another purchase to wife?
[14:24:30] <JT-Shop> writing the check
[14:25:20] <JT-Shop> she never asks about anything I buy
[14:40:04] <Tom_itx> JT-Shop
[14:40:28] <JT-Shop> aye
[14:40:32] <Tom_itx> what software did you use to find where your interweb was geing eaten up?
[14:40:48] <Tom_itx> i've got a friend on dish that's having a similar problem
[14:41:18] <Tom_itx> i mentioned wireshark to him but i thought you were using something else
[14:42:26] <JT-Shop> I never did find anything that worked for me
[14:44:58] <Tom_itx> did you find what was eating it?
[14:47:55] <gregcnc> bitmites?
[14:49:01] <Jymmm> Anyone need some 2ga cable?
[14:54:58] <Tom_itx> Jymmm, just copper thieves
[14:55:46] <Jymmm> Tom_itx: welding; jumper; solar
[14:55:53] <Jymmm> batteyr banks
[15:10:51] <Jymmm> Got Alternator? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQeeUkPoyk
[15:14:21] <mitch_idle> good evening
[15:18:01] <mitch_idle> has somebody in here experience with gantrykins? i just set it up on my router and homing etc is working well. but in teleop mode i get joint following errors even at low speed ( <10mm/sec ). with my old trivkins setup i got over 100 mm/sec.
[15:38:08] <XXCoder> usa and chinese has different views - usa try to make cheapest product that meets the specs. chinese try to make product according to budget
[15:38:38] <XXCoder> zeeshan|2:
[15:45:56] <boboss> B'soir, Hi
[15:50:55] <malcom2073> Hello
[16:03:26] <Deejay> gn8
[16:10:57] <mitch_idle> gn8
[16:23:46] <__rob> can anyone tell me if I should be putting tool offsets into autodesk cam, if they are measured already in the control software
[16:24:06] <__rob> seems like that is surely redundant
[16:24:15] <zeeshan|2> what do you mean
[16:24:23] <__rob> well, they tormach measures the tool lengths
[16:24:30] <__rob> on the digital tool setter
[16:24:36] <__rob> so it knows where the tip is for each tool
[16:24:45] <__rob> but in Inventor, I can also enter in the length of each tool
[16:24:55] <zeeshan|2> im not sure about inventor
[16:25:02] <zeeshan|2> but in mastercam, the length of the tool is there for simulation only
[16:25:05] <__rob> well its the same as Fusion 360
[16:25:07] <__rob> I guess
[16:25:13] <zeeshan|2> the tool tip comes directly from your controller
[16:25:24] <zeeshan|2> but you also have the option to offset the tool tip
[16:25:34] <zeeshan|2> so it's relative to what the controller wants
[16:25:50] <zeeshan|2> __rob: easy to test whats going on
[16:25:52] <__rob> yea, so tool offset in the cam makes no difference
[16:25:57] <Lowridah> so in the last year or so I've bought, built, rebuilt 5 3d printers.. i wanna get into cnc routers for aluminum prototyping, would it be a really really horrible idea to start with a chinese 6040 kit?
[16:25:58] <__rob> yea, well it seems to work
[16:25:58] <zeeshan|2> pocket a hole
[16:26:01] <__rob> which is why im confused
[16:26:03] <zeeshan|2> ah
[16:26:08] <zeeshan|2> its not tool offset
[16:26:10] <zeeshan|2> its tool height
[16:26:12] <zeeshan|2> thats different in cam
[16:26:13] <__rob> sorry
[16:26:14] <__rob> height
[16:26:34] <__rob> I guess it can't properly detect collisions between the holder and part
[16:26:39] <__rob> with incorrect tool heights
[16:26:40] <zeeshan|2> yes
[16:26:47] <__rob> so apart from that
[16:26:54] <__rob> the gcode will be the same, regardless of tool height ?
[16:26:59] <zeeshan|2> yes
[16:27:10] <__rob> cos Pathpilot already seems to zero the same place on all tools
[16:27:36] <__rob> right, ok thats nice and clear now
[16:27:41] <__rob> thanks alot
[16:28:03] <zeeshan|2> np
[16:28:08] <zeeshan|2> offsets are confusing :P
[16:28:17] <zeeshan|2> no matter how much i read about em
[16:28:22] <zeeshan|2> i had to experiment with the cnc controller
[16:28:25] <zeeshan|2> to figure out wtf is going on
[16:30:24] <Tom_itx> zeeshan|2
[16:30:29] <zeeshan|2> G10 L2 P1
[16:30:31] <zeeshan|2> Tom
[16:30:35] <__rob> Just like to fully make sure I understand whats going on before i run a nice endmill into the vice :)
[16:30:36] <Tom_itx> need more parts to draw?
[16:30:37] <__rob> or the table
[16:30:41] <zeeshan|2> no tom
[16:30:44] <zeeshan|2> stupid busy :(
[16:30:45] <__rob> that would be nasty
[16:30:47] <Tom_itx> haha
[16:30:49] <zeeshan|2> takin a break
[16:30:56] <Tom_itx> got like 140
[16:31:12] <Tom_itx> they were nice enough to put the dwgs in a pdf
[16:31:13] <zeeshan|2> jeez tom
[16:31:21] <Tom_itx> he gave me the whole set
[16:31:48] <Tom_itx> i'll do a few that look interesting
[16:32:14] <Tom_itx> i like the pattern better in catia over sw
[16:32:19] <Tom_itx> at least so far
[16:32:33] <Tom_itx> it will follow 2 edges and have varying offsets
[16:32:41] <Tom_itx> not just an x y grid
[16:34:29] <Tom_itx> http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/practice_drawings/problem30.jpg
[16:34:39] <Tom_itx> i did that pattern from one hole
[16:35:52] <Tom_itx> uber quick
[16:58:04] <zeeshan|2> yes
[16:58:07] <zeeshan|2> you can skip instances
[16:58:17] <zeeshan|2> still cut extruding for holes
[16:58:19] * zeeshan|2 shakes head
[17:30:04] <andypugh> Wierd. I went out to the workshop this evening to work on the lathe project, and found that I just couldn’t be bothered.
[17:31:23] <andypugh> I can’t decide whether it is because it looks like the lathe needs an unexpected bed regrind, or because i have a stupid cough and haven’t slept properly for two weeks. Or something else.
[17:32:12] <XXCoder> oh damn forgot to bring my dial indictor home again
[17:32:26] <XXCoder> I wanted it to make sure spindle is T to surface
[17:33:22] <andypugh> XXCoder: top tools for that, a coaxial indicator and a cheap replacement brake disc (unused)
[17:33:57] <andypugh> pink_vampire: “ On a side note, historically, many pink vampires have been mistaken for witches, and vice versa. This is a matter of much debate within the occult community. The issue first arose when it was shown that Glenda the Good Witch from "The Wizard of Oz," was in fact a pink vampire rather than a true witch.”
[17:34:53] <pink_vampire> I'm here
[17:35:04] <XXCoder> no, you arent
[17:35:25] <XXCoder> ;)
[17:35:49] <pink_vampire> Tom_itx: solidworks 2004 on windown7?? O_O
[17:36:01] <XXCoder> any argument that require magic is invalid
[17:36:30] <andypugh> I think SW 2004 and W7 would require at least the sacrifice of a mouse
[17:37:47] <pink_vampire> my computer is about to die
[17:38:28] <andypugh> I recently bought a 0.5mm pitch thread chaser. It was on special. I can’t imagine why. Surely literally several people have needed a 0.5mm pitch thread chaser in world history?
[17:38:36] <pink_vampire> on the machine assembly there is about 2K of parts
[17:38:53] <XXCoder> andypugh: maybe happened to be overproduced
[17:39:08] <andypugh> Yes, they prpobably made 8 for a market of 7.
[17:40:11] <andypugh> pink_vampire: CNC changes your perspectives. The PC is the cheap and easy to replace part.
[17:40:57] <zeeshan|2> andypugh: its okay to relax you know
[17:40:59] <zeeshan|2> its friday :)
[17:41:29] <pink_vampire> I have a problem
[17:41:53] <Tom_itx> zeeshan|2, i'll admit i haven't explored the full extent of sw yet
[17:42:12] <andypugh> I am going to see my parents tomorrow. They had a plumber in to fix the underfloor heating. You can’t get the parts. I make the parts. I dread to see what he did. They should have called me :-(
[17:42:28] <pink_vampire> symmetry and beauty vs functionality
[17:42:45] <zeeshan|2> Tom_itx: its okay
[17:42:48] <zeeshan|2> theres always something to learn
[17:42:56] <XXCoder> andypugh: nice duct tape artwork
[17:42:56] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/aD84EJt.png
[17:43:29] <pink_vampire> I want all the pilot devises to be on center
[17:43:38] <zeeshan|2> the more i use inventor, the more im using ilogic
[17:43:47] <pink_vampire> but I dont have room for the lables :(
[17:43:48] <zeeshan|2> it seems to lack basic functions that solidworks has
[17:43:51] <zeeshan|2> for example check in
[17:43:55] <zeeshan|2> you can't check in all the files open.
[17:43:58] <zeeshan|2> you gotta do it one by one.
[17:44:02] <zeeshan|2> very fakin annoying
[17:44:08] <andypugh> zeeshan|2: Using Vault?
[17:44:17] <zeeshan|2> i currently make a dummy assembly and check in that way now
[17:44:20] <zeeshan|2> andypugh: yes
[17:44:40] <pink_vampire> any idea?
[17:44:59] <andypugh> pink_vampire: Smaller lav
[17:45:13] <pink_vampire> lav?
[17:45:14] <andypugh> Smaller labels? Move the buttons?
[17:45:35] <andypugh> Put the labels on the other side?
[17:45:47] <Tom_itx> what's that button labeled WTF do?
[17:46:03] <zeeshan|2> machine self destruct
[17:46:04] <XXCoder> Tom_itx: its pointing where wtf point is
[17:46:06] <andypugh> It’s the “install Mach3” button
[17:46:10] <zeeshan|2> ROFL
[17:46:16] <pink_vampire> It's not botton, It's pilot light
[17:46:18] <XXCoder> zeeshan|2: no, it does weird random thing
[17:46:23] <XXCoder> random enough that you WILL say wtf
[17:46:31] <zeeshan|2> hehe
[17:46:38] <zeeshan|2> speaking of mach 3
[17:46:47] <zeeshan|2> i heard mach 6 is coming out in 2025
[17:46:55] <zeeshan|2> and theyre bringing in the trajectory planner
[17:46:59] <pink_vampire> http://www.galco.com/buy/ABB/CL-501g
[17:47:16] <pink_vampire> 30mm diameter
[17:47:16] <zeeshan|2> 15bux!!
[17:47:37] <andypugh> That’s spendy for an indicator. Have you tried eBay?
[17:47:45] <pink_vampire> it's one of the cheapest parts on the panel..
[17:47:51] <Tom_itx> zeeshan|2 will mach 6 be shareware by then?
[17:47:58] <pink_vampire> the screen is 350$
[17:48:04] <zeeshan|2> lol tom
[17:48:25] <zeeshan|2> andypugh: do you know if you can stop the maunal tool change box
[17:48:29] <zeeshan|2> from popping up
[17:48:31] <zeeshan|2> and instead press play
[17:48:35] <zeeshan|2> without having to change the source code
[17:48:48] <zeeshan|2> i almost crashed twice
[17:48:52] <zeeshan|2> because i was chatting with the same comp
[17:48:57] <zeeshan|2> (i know :( )
[17:49:09] <Crom> I'm sitting here waiting for the Veterans Administration to finally finish my disability case and get me my check... so I can go buy a mill and CNC it
[17:49:16] <andypugh> pink_vampire: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABB-CONTROL-CL-523G-R-Y-INDICATOR-LED-230VAC-15MA-LOT9PCS-NEW-/221997525794?hash=item33b0156b22:g:wcEAAOSwEeFVHKBH (9 of them, in Latvia, but I have used that seller)
[17:49:18] <zeeshan|2> and siince i'm an avid presser of enter as you can see from my chat, i kept hitting enter wheneve that box came up
[17:50:18] <andypugh> zeeshan|2: I have my mill set up to use “Play” for manual toolchange, but that machine has no keyboard, so I think Enter would still work
[17:50:35] <pink_vampire> andypugh: 230V
[17:50:38] <zeeshan|2> andypugh: the problem is the dialog box pops up and becomes the active window
[17:50:40] <zeeshan|2> and thats why enter works
[17:50:40] <pink_vampire> I need 12V
[17:50:49] <zeeshan|2> howd you get rid of the dialogbox?
[17:50:57] <XXCoder> 15 bucks for just light dang
[17:51:10] <andypugh> pink_vampire: So look harder :-) eBay is definitely the place to look for that sort of thing.
[17:51:30] <XXCoder> maybe aliexpress
[17:51:43] <XXCoder> probably 100 for 15 bucks there lol kidding
[17:51:51] <Tom_itx> is aliexpress like a chinese walmart?
[17:51:58] <XXCoder> more or less
[17:52:04] <XXCoder> check store ratings
[17:52:20] <pink_vampire> I can't find CL-501g
[17:52:34] <XXCoder> 10 for 10 bucks http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-New-Silver-Black-Shell-Metal-12mm-LED-Indicator-Light-Pilot-Dash-Lamp-Screw-Terminal-Shape12V/32452932280.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.ccXVqP&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9,searchweb201644_3_505_506_503_504_502_10014_10001_10002_10016_10017_10010_10005_10011_10006_10003_10004_10009_10008,searchweb201560_8,searchweb1451318400_-1,searchweb1451318411_6452&btsid=8d9b0b1d-6b4d-41f2-8538-d79
[17:52:34] <XXCoder> f4e132850
[17:52:48] <andypugh> Looking at https://github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/blob/master/src/emc/usr_intf/axis/scripts/hal_manualtoolchange.py I reckon I must have a hacked hal_manualtoolchange.
[17:52:49] <XXCoder> http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-New-Silver-Black-Shell-Metal-12mm-LED-Indicator-Light-Pilot-Dash-Lamp-Screw-Terminal-Shape12V/32452932280.html
[17:53:00] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: are you trying to kill me?
[17:53:07] <pink_vampire> It's uuuuuglyyy
[17:53:20] <XXCoder> nice chrome or black led light
[17:53:21] <pink_vampire> one sec...
[17:53:35] <pink_vampire> you are dont understant the setup..
[17:53:37] <zeeshan|2> andypugh: so i dont have to recompile
[17:53:39] <zeeshan|2> just modify that script
[17:53:42] <zeeshan|2> and i should be good to go?
[17:53:55] <andypugh> zeeshan|2: Yes, it’s Python
[17:54:02] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/10-pics-Green-LED-Power-Indicator-Pilot-Single-Light-Lamp-20mm-for-AC-220V-20mA/32237523270.html
[17:54:03] <zeeshan|2> yes something that i can understand !
[17:54:16] <XXCoder> 15 bucks, but 10 which basically means 1.5 buck each heh
[17:55:11] <XXCoder> single red (there is also one for green) http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SDFC-AC-220V-Red-LED-Power-Indicator-Pilot-Single-Light-Lamp-22mm/32559772333.html
[17:55:25] <andypugh> Top Tip: Search eBay for “MAME” and you will find lots of robust indicators and buttons.
[17:55:48] <XXCoder> andypugh: yeah such popular item
[17:55:55] <XXCoder> I want to build one evenually
[17:56:02] <enleth> I don't even. The heidenhain control went tits up again yesterday in the middle of a job after several hours of normal operation, same as usual, and again it started working as soon as I connected a multimeter set to 200V DC between two specific points in the I/O board.
[17:56:13] <zeeshan|2> i must be retarded
[17:56:15] <zeeshan|2> what is calling do_Change
[17:56:16] <enleth> I'm leaving the damn multimeter inside for real now.
[17:56:28] <zeeshan|2> oh
[17:56:30] <zeeshan|2> its at the very bottom
[17:56:31] <andypugh> XXCoder: I don’t even know what it means. I onluy know it as an eBay search term
[17:56:35] <zeeshan|2> do_change(h.number)
[17:56:46] <XXCoder> andypugh: multi-arcade machine emulator
[17:57:01] <zeeshan|2> where is h.number coming from :D
[17:57:04] <XXCoder> andypugh: its system where it can emulate many old arcade machines. mame itself is free
[17:57:39] <XXCoder> however its far better with real machine. that is where ebay term 'mame' come in for buttons lights so on
[17:57:58] <enleth> andypugh: seconding the MAME suggestion. There is a whole industry dedicated to production of buttons, joysticks and switches resistant to being smashed and pulled at furiously by angry losing gamers
[17:58:09] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/zopeOzP.png
[17:58:16] * XXCoder wonders if mame can effectively run on my CHiP computer.
[17:58:22] <zeeshan|2> jesus
[17:58:25] <zeeshan|2> the cabinet is bigger than the machine
[17:58:38] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: did you see my last aliexpress link?
[17:58:39] <Jymmm> XXCoder: As in the emulator? probably
[17:58:41] <Tom_itx> zeeshan|2 so is mine
[17:58:52] <zeeshan|2> Tom_itx: =D
[17:58:52] <zeeshan|2> cute
[17:58:56] <XXCoder> its exactly same as you wanted, only 10% price ($1.50)
[17:59:11] <XXCoder> Jymmm: yeah was pretty sure but dont need to be that tiny though lol
[17:59:18] <pink_vampire> XXCoder: I saw.. but I want the original
[17:59:29] <Tom_itx> zeeshan|2 but my cabinet would run a machine 4x bigger
[17:59:30] <XXCoder> its handy if I want to make tiny arcade booth LOL
[17:59:38] <Jymmm> XXCoder: what do you have?
[17:59:40] <andypugh> That’s how I found the buttons I used on the Mill controller. Slightly cheesy, but certainly functional: https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/HarrisonMill#5901893707971406962
[17:59:46] <pink_vampire> so.. what do you think about the design?
[18:00:11] <XXCoder> Jymmm: I have 3" tv and chip, basically all I need. just make console by cnc and done. so tempted now.
[18:00:57] <pink_vampire> andypugh: but you can use oled buttons
[18:01:04] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: is power indictor light also a button?>
[18:01:07] <Jymmm> XXCoder: and go blind in the process
[18:01:16] <XXCoder> Jymmm: yeah that tv is crap
[18:01:26] <XXCoder> it was made for back up car montior
[18:01:27] <andypugh> pink_vampire: I am sure I could. Except I would rather be machining :-)
[18:01:38] <XXCoder> so resolution is very low.
[18:01:46] <pink_vampire> http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/NKK-Switches/ISC15ANP4/?qs=wmGoOJKaHgomZWhVdnWsbg%3D%3D&gclid=CLy9uJnl4coCFcQTHwod-sIH0w
[18:02:13] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: very effective design I guess. it probably could run much larger machine too
[18:02:29] <andypugh> pink_vampire: Have you considered putting all the electrnics inconveniently in the base of the mill, and having a monitor (with the PC mounted on the back ) on a swinging arm?
[18:02:32] <XXCoder> just make sure e-stop is always easy to hit
[18:03:08] <pink_vampire> I have 2 E-stops
[18:03:33] <pink_vampire> one in on the left top corner of the panel
[18:03:47] <pink_vampire> and one is next to the machine
[18:03:48] <andypugh> pink_vampire: Oooh! That is a cute button. Now what project can I think of to justify using it?
[18:03:51] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: you havent answered my quetsion heh
[18:04:10] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: is power indictor light also a button?
[18:04:14] <pink_vampire> and I can add anather one on the 20" screen
[18:05:59] <andypugh> pink_vampire: This is my mill, which is muvh like yours, but better because it was made in Yorkshire. https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/HarrisonMill#5901893705746525762
[18:06:23] <pink_vampire> the main SW power the first green light, the momentary power lock the contactor and power the second green light
[18:06:35] <XXCoder> andypugh: exposed belt on front is very safe
[18:06:58] <andypugh> The PC and Mesa cards live behind the (touchscreen) monitor. The VFD and motor drives are in the machine base. It works for me.
[18:07:26] <pink_vampire> andypugh: it's look very nice design..
[18:07:53] <andypugh> XXCoder: Wht could _possibly_ go wrong with a whirling pulley at crotch height?
[18:08:09] <XXCoder> anyone, is that light indictor also a button? I know some thats like that
[18:08:13] <pink_vampire> the screen is only for monitoring the panel
[18:08:29] <pink_vampire> it is not for the cnc controller
[18:08:29] <XXCoder> andypugh: nah nothing go for it
[18:08:38] <pink_vampire> for that I have anather screen
[18:08:52] <andypugh> XXCoder: Guess what this is: https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/HarrisonMill#6240922937265481842
[18:09:35] <pink_vampire> the screen on the panel going to show stuff like that http://i.imgur.com/lR5yEPb.png
[18:09:37] <XXCoder> looks like magetic holder , and youre making new cover for that fun mangler belt?
[18:09:44] <andypugh> Though I did run for two years with the exposed belt and no mishaps
[18:10:06] <XXCoder> yeah it helps that it has sides still on. less chance
[18:10:06] <andypugh> (and right on both counts)
[18:10:17] <cradek> that looks like a casting that the flycutter is about to pitch across the room
[18:10:55] <andypugh> cradek: I was somewhat nervous, but at least it would throw it away from the operator
[18:11:23] <XXCoder> heh I remember "air blackouts" at old work
[18:11:31] <XXCoder> we was using air pressure to hold parts
[18:11:35] <pink_vampire> the screen on the panel it's for monitoring voltages, current, temperature, vibration, etc..
[18:11:36] <XXCoder> flying part aloy!
[18:12:00] <XXCoder> thankfully we used pipe and plastic sheet stand to block part from going across shop
[18:12:03] <_methods> heh that horizontal i scored for $100 happened to be a brown and sharp #2
[18:12:07] <pink_vampire> hope It's not over kill..
[18:12:10] <XXCoder> made a nice dent in plastic
[18:12:14] <_methods> is going to fit in my garage perfect
[18:12:22] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: maybe maybe not but hey you make nice panels.
[18:12:36] <andypugh> pink_vampire: It is overkill. You could have a monitor tab on the main GUI.
[18:12:47] <XXCoder> anyway that shop upgraded one BIG air tank to 4 of em
[18:12:48] <_methods> i didn't realize a brown and sharpe #2 is much smaller than a cincinnati #2
[18:12:58] <XXCoder> never had air pressure blackouts since
[18:13:44] <XXCoder> poor mogwai http://www.optipess.com/2015/02/23/mogwai-meal/
[18:13:44] <_methods> andypugh: do you have 3 phase for your harrison?
[18:13:50] <_methods> or do you have it on vfd?
[18:14:00] <andypugh> pink_vampire: I spent £350 and 2 months patternamaking on my lathe conversion. That was overkill too. It’s a hobby. You choose the overkill that makes you happy.
[18:14:49] <andypugh> pink_vampire: (I missed out the phrase “one-off iron castings” in that sentence
[18:14:58] <andypugh> _methods: VFD
[18:15:08] <_methods> howd you hook yours all up?
[18:15:14] <_methods> i have like 3 motors on mine
[18:15:22] <_methods> 1 is just coolant pump i guess
[18:15:37] <_methods> but the looks like 1 is for spindle and the other is for the table
[18:15:45] <pink_vampire> I want is nice and clean design, because it's inside the home
[18:15:51] <pink_vampire> on the living room
[18:16:50] <andypugh> pink_vampire: Consider oak. This is my living-room lathe: https://picasaweb.google.com/108164504656404380542/Rivett#5978884791542655522
[18:17:03] <_methods> work of art those rivetts
[18:17:05] <malcom2073> Lol
[18:17:20] <malcom2073> andypugh: Do you actually use it in there?
[18:17:30] <malcom2073> Or is it decoration?
[18:17:35] <XXCoder> or both
[18:17:38] <pink_vampire> andypugh: wow that look soo nice comper to the milling machine.
[18:18:44] <andypugh> _methods: The main spindle is on a VFD. (I paid to have the motor converted, it wasn’t a 6 terminal motor). The coolant pump was converted with just a capacitor. The feeds are all CNC and run by 8i20s.
[18:19:01] <_methods> ahh yeah i forgot you converted yorus
[18:19:19] <_methods> i'm going to use mine manual for ow
[18:19:20] <_methods> now eve
[18:19:22] <_methods> even
[18:19:28] <_methods> jeebus i can't type tonight
[18:19:29] <XXCoder> andypugh: is living room lathe operatal and you use it sometimes?
[18:20:00] <_methods> guess i'll need a 2nd vfd for the feeds
[18:20:18] <andypugh> malcom2073: It works. I have no real use for it. I do plan to ditch the carpet (it’s got a serious swarf and grease problem in places)
[18:20:32] <malcom2073> Hah that was what I was wondering :)
[18:20:44] <Erant> On an unrelated topic, I'm tired of my shitty-ish caliper giving me pseudo-random readings. Any tips for a decent caliper? I'm looking at some used Mitutoyo CD-6s on eBay, but I'm a little worried about knock-offs...
[18:20:55] <_methods> mitutoyo
[18:21:08] <pink_vampire> I want to die
[18:21:15] <XXCoder> Erant: try replace battery first but yeah mitutoyo
[18:21:49] <XXCoder> Erant: el cheapo calipers cant handle low power
[18:21:51] <Erant> XXCoder: Oh, I did. It's not WAY off, but I'd like a little more repeatability
[18:21:55] <PetefromTn_> Mitutoyo
[18:22:03] <andypugh> malcom2073: Top make a point, I just turned it on and made a wee bit of swarf :-)
[18:22:09] <malcom2073> Nice
[18:22:33] <XXCoder> Erant: just dont buy one off ebay or something, chances is its chinese ripoff that uses power wrongly
[18:22:34] <_methods> dial calipers i'd say mit and starret
[18:22:44] <_methods> but digital mit is a no brainer
[18:22:44] <XXCoder> you'd need to replace battery each month
[18:22:47] <pink_vampire> I solve one thing anf the other become mess
[18:23:07] <PetefromTn_> I like a good dial caliper too
[18:23:17] <andypugh> pink_vampire: You may be disappointed. So far only 95% of people have demonstrated an ability to die.
[18:23:18] <_methods> i have dials and digital
[18:23:27] <_methods> i just grab whichever is closer lol
[18:23:33] <Erant> XXCoder: I was going to go find a used Mit. I already have a nice Mit micrometer.
[18:23:33] <_methods> being the lazy turd that i am
[18:23:50] <XXCoder> my work test indictors is mitutoyo and starret, and I like mitutoyo one little better
[18:24:04] <PetefromTn_> I only have digital calipers here but I do have some old verniers ;)
[18:24:15] <pink_vampire> andypugh: ocd.....
[18:24:33] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/30KsriJ.png
[18:24:36] <pink_vampire> whyyyyy
[18:24:45] <andypugh> The thing with calipers is that they need SR not LR batteries. Then they are all good.
[18:25:17] <pink_vampire> the pilot light look nice, but all the other not :(
[18:25:39] <andypugh> How about stylish diagonal labels?
[18:25:55] <XXCoder> or put main power switch on side
[18:26:10] <_methods> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7igyaqtxfmwbsoh/2016-02-05%2019.00.44.jpg?dl=0
[18:26:13] <_methods> i'm a caliper whore
[18:26:15] <pink_vampire> I don't like the lables on the side..
[18:26:35] <pink_vampire> thay not visibale from all directions.
[18:26:41] <XXCoder> heh I only own 2 calipers. one of chinese crap and one is at work (mit)
[18:26:52] <XXCoder> pink_vampire: makes sense
[18:26:58] <andypugh> I <3 my 3” caliper and my 300mm one.
[18:27:01] <enleth> pink_vampire: frame the smaller buttons in rectangles of the same size as the isolator
[18:27:14] <pink_vampire> I don't think it's legal
[18:27:28] <XXCoder> andypugh: 3 inches one??
[18:27:33] <andypugh> pink_vampire: You are not selling it, legal is an elephant
[18:27:43] <PetefromTn_> I have the same 8" IP67
[18:27:54] <_methods> i love em
[18:27:57] <enleth> pink_vampire: it will line up visually - the isolator will be actually centered, while the buttons being offset to the side will be balanced by the labels in the frames
[18:28:08] <_methods> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7igyaqtxfmwbsoh/2016-02-05%2019.00.44.jpg?dl=0
[18:28:09] <PetefromTn_> yeah carbide jaws, coolant proof, whats not to like?
[18:28:19] <enleth> add some diagonal decoration lines, '70s style, and it will be perfect
[18:28:33] <pink_vampire> I write the legal about the side lable.
[18:28:45] <andypugh> XXCoder: http://www.machine-dro.co.uk/75mm-3-pocket-digital-calipers.html (super handy, use it most of all)
[18:28:56] <XXCoder> PetefromTn_: yeah ip67 caliper is nice. once a while I have to check size while parts in machine and coolant dripping. one machine loves to constantly drip coolant fron one of sprayers.
[18:28:58] <_methods> someone stole my 24" mitutoyo ip67's
[18:29:02] <_methods> i cried for like a day
[18:29:02] <Erant> _methods: Any difference between the digimatic and absolute digimatic?
[18:29:40] <XXCoder> andypugh: geeeez that is awesome for very often checking small sized parts
[18:29:45] <XXCoder> how realiable is it
[18:30:01] <andypugh> 100%. Though it _hates_ colant
[18:30:02] <XXCoder> _methods: ouch!
[18:30:10] <pink_vampire> I have the I gaging ABS with faction and the usb cable - the best caliper ever
[18:30:14] <pink_vampire> ip54
[18:30:29] <_methods> i dont know what the diff is between digi and absolute digi
[18:30:35] <_methods> maybe spc?
[18:30:43] <_methods> i know some have the spc port
[18:30:43] <PetefromTn_> would sure be nice to have a 24 IP67
[18:30:45] <pink_vampire> work very fast
[18:30:46] <andypugh> The scale is peeling off after a few years of constant use. In fact, I am going to buy two more, right now :-)
[18:30:58] <_methods> oh those calipers were my baby
[18:31:01] <_methods> and i lost it
[18:31:05] <Erant> _methods: Time to do some research, I guess.
[18:31:11] <pink_vampire> and the battery is cr2032
[18:31:23] <_methods> i've had those calipers for a long time
[18:31:33] <Jymmm> http://www.amazon.com/75mm-3-Pocket-Digital-Caliper/dp/B00DS9IH14
[18:31:36] <PetefromTn_> last shop I worked in they had like a 20? I think it was nice to be able to take larger measurements without guessing LOL
[18:31:36] <_methods> i keep my dial around in case i don't have batteries
[18:31:56] <XXCoder> andypugh: how confortable is it to hold
[18:31:59] <XXCoder> and check sizes
[18:32:07] <_methods> i just scored 40" carbon fiber mitutoyos a couple auctions ago for $200
[18:32:26] <_methods> same one i got that tesa microhite
[18:32:29] <PetefromTn_> Well today was my LAST day at Addicted Performance.... kinda bittersweet
[18:32:53] <Jymmm> i just sold 40" carbon fiber mitutoyos a couple auctions ago for $200, got em for $40 too!
[18:33:00] <_methods> hahah
[18:33:01] <_methods> no
[18:33:05] <XXCoder> lol
[18:33:17] <PetefromTn_> no shit?
[18:33:30] <Jymmm> PetefromTn_: lots-oh-shit actually =)
[18:33:38] <PetefromTn_> hehe
[18:33:49] <andypugh> XXCoder: It’s a tad fiddly, but I don’t have sausage fingers. With bigger hands it might be a bit too small. But how many times has the depth rod on a standard one got _right_ in the way?
[18:33:58] <PetefromTn_> well today was my last OFFICIAL day anyways...
[18:34:07] <_methods> i know you must be happy
[18:34:17] <_methods> off to florida
[18:34:36] <PetefromTn_> they asked me if they were to be able to get a bunch of parts polished and cut if I could come back and Tig weld it for a couple days when I am caught up on the home stuff
[18:34:54] <PetefromTn_> honestly I am indeed happy but I will miss this place I am sure when I leave
[18:35:03] <PetefromTn_> we have lived here 15 years
[18:35:15] <_methods> fresh oranges or shitty hills and ticks
[18:35:16] <PetefromTn_> my kids were born here and this is the only place they ever knew
[18:35:23] <PetefromTn_> LOL
[18:35:26] <_methods> hahah
[18:35:48] <Jymmm> PetefromTn_: moving to Brazil _methods?
[18:35:54] <PetefromTn_> if I can swing a safe efficient move and find a nice decent house in a nice area I will be pretty happy
[18:35:58] <_methods> i'll take the fresh oranges
[18:36:17] <PetefromTn_> fresh oranges and some fresh caught grouper or mahi ;)
[18:36:21] <_methods> hell yeah
[18:36:24] <_methods> spanish moss
[18:36:26] <PetefromTn_> OH YEAH
[18:36:32] <PetefromTn_> Spanish Mackerel
[18:36:33] <_methods> 80 degree decembers
[18:36:55] <PetefromTn_> it actually gets chilly there sometimes...maybe into the 50's
[18:37:02] <Jymmm> If anyone cares TrueValue hardware has dental picks for $0.88 with coupon. Good for probing SMD's, just attach clip lead.
[18:37:08] <andypugh> 80K? Brr! 80C? Too hot
[18:37:10] <PetefromTn_> I remember having to wear a light jacket to the beach :D
[18:37:22] <_methods> 80f
[18:37:34] <_methods> it was 72f this xmas
[18:37:38] <_methods> best xmas ever
[18:37:50] <Jymmm> andypugh: You doing a lot of FPGA dev ?
[18:38:33] <andypugh> 80F? That’s 8.8 on the Newton scale!
[18:38:34] <PetefromTn_> I remember putting Christmas Lights on the Palm Tree out front of our house in Port St. Lucie LOL
[18:38:51] <andypugh> Jymmm: Absolutely none at all, ever.
[18:39:18] <Jymmm> andypugh: Really? I thought you wrote/debug drivers?
[18:39:27] <andypugh> “The Newton scale, was invented by Isaac Newton. 0 °N was defined by Newton to be the temperature of melting snow and 33 °N, the temperature of boiling water.”
[18:40:08] <andypugh> Jymmm: I wrote some of the Mesa card drivers, but that was all C looking at the FPGA registers.
[18:40:47] <Jymmm> andypugh: Ah, ok. I just came across a FPGA board that looked kinda interesting.
[18:41:12] <andypugh> I am going to start using degrees N any time anyone uses a stupid temperature unit in future. (non-stupid units include Kelvin and Rankine)
[18:42:39] <_methods> hahahah
[18:43:15] <_methods> 'murrica is extremely resistant to the metric
[18:43:45] <_methods> people are slowly starting to cave in
[18:44:06] <_methods> but if you really want to stir up some shit on this side of the pond change some speed limit signs to km/h
[18:44:27] <_methods> you'll twist all kinds of titties
[18:44:43] <andypugh> Here too.
[18:45:28] <andypugh> We sre metrificated, but speed limits and distances are miles by statute.
[18:45:46] <_methods> bahhahah really
[18:46:18] <Roguish> 'merrica' was officially metricized in the '70s
[18:46:20] <andypugh> Too many signs to change, and the signs never had units
[18:46:25] <_methods> they tried changing some signs here in the 70's and something horrible happened
[18:46:34] <_methods> pretty sure aliens crashed or something
[18:46:43] <_methods> or maybe it was bell bottoms
[18:47:11] <_methods> something bad like that occured and since then mp/h is the only thing allowed
[18:47:59] <_methods> if you try to make a metric road sign in 'murrica now honey boo boo will personally come visit you now
[18:48:15] <PetefromTn_> man my wife just threatened to make some home made caramel popcorn..... I almost fell outta my chair :D
[18:48:43] <Roguish> what's she need (want) ?
[18:48:52] <_methods> that's a threat?
[18:48:56] <PetefromTn_> no idea but whatever it is its worth it
[18:49:07] <PetefromTn_> it is to me man that shit is GOOD
[18:49:17] <_methods> hahah
[18:49:19] <PetefromTn_> she made it last weekend
[18:49:34] <PetefromTn_> and I don't know what is in it but its the best popcorn EVA!!
[18:49:55] <PetefromTn_> but she makes all sorts of treats here for us
[18:50:30] <PetefromTn_> soft pretzels, funnel cakes, cheesecake, you name it....its why I married her and why I am getting to be a fat bastard LOL
[18:50:46] <gregcnc> http://dragonflyeye.net/headline/contiguous-us-road-km-road-signs-danger/
[18:51:29] <_methods> wow dave mirra killed himself
[18:51:37] <_methods> one last stunt
[18:52:09] <PetefromTn_> wonder if it had anything to do with his head injury
[18:52:44] <_methods> no idea
[18:52:55] <_methods> he had one last head injury apparently
[18:53:32] <PetefromTn_> that guy was pretty amazing
[18:53:40] <_methods> yeah only 41 too
[18:53:41] <_methods> wtf
[18:54:20] <PetefromTn_> I don't know the issues he had but I can tell you that mental health issues are no joke.
[18:54:39] <andypugh> There are plenty of people. If someone wants to die, that’s up to them in my view.
[18:55:05] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/EhzzeZC.png
[18:55:24] <pink_vampire> what do you think about this lable?
[18:55:38] <PetefromTn_> looks kinda big a bit
[18:55:41] <andypugh> pink_vampire: I thought about suggesting that, but didn’t think there was room.
[18:55:46] <PetefromTn_> maybe just MC?
[18:55:58] <_methods> i don't like labels
[18:56:01] <PetefromTn_> or just contactor
[18:56:19] <PetefromTn_> or perhaps "Let's Roll!!"
[18:56:26] <andypugh> I disagree. Make it clear what it is.
[18:56:27] <pink_vampire> the font is 5.8mm hight,,
[18:56:32] <_methods> labels hurt button feelings
[18:56:42] <_methods> all buttons can be anything
[18:56:46] <_methods> but you choose to label them
[18:56:58] <PetefromTn_> its button repression
[18:56:59] <_methods> how can they grow to be what they want
[18:57:11] <PetefromTn_> poor damn buttons
[18:57:19] <_methods> how would you like it if someone labeled you
[18:57:30] <PetefromTn_> oh hell people label me all the time :D
[18:57:33] <_methods> hahah
[18:57:40] <andypugh> “I am not a button, I am a univerally repurposable digital interface device”
[18:57:41] <pink_vampire> it's pilot lights - not buttons
[18:57:50] <PetefromTn_> so do I....I love calling asshole
[18:58:22] <PetefromTn_> like most of the people on the road.....assholes
[18:58:33] <PetefromTn_> :D
[18:59:18] <andypugh> pink_vampire: “Go not to the Internet for answers, for they shall tell ye both “yeah” and “nay” and also show you pictures of cats”
[18:59:31] <_methods> heheh
[18:59:40] <PetefromTn_> or dogs...lots of dogs
[18:59:41] <pink_vampire> the round edges on the top don't work with the curved lines on the bottom
[19:00:41] <pink_vampire> it's looked half baked
[19:00:51] <_methods> squirrel master
[19:00:54] <pink_vampire> I don't know what to do :(
[19:01:02] <andypugh> Try matching the radii.
[19:01:43] <andypugh> Perhaps make the bottom angles tangent to the indicator?
[19:01:59] <andypugh> (Might look too clunky(
[19:02:12] <Tom_itx> PetefromTn_ 'what an ass' can be a compliment or an insult
[19:02:20] <andypugh> But then, have yiou ever seen an industrial panel that wasn’t clunky?
[19:02:39] <PetefromTn_> Tom_itx I spose..?
[19:03:09] <andypugh> Right, sleep. Lets see if tonight I can not cough till I vomit. That was a lot of no-fun last night. ]
[19:03:24] <PetefromTn_> damn
[19:03:27] <_methods> ugh
[19:03:31] <Tom_itx> andypugh it lasts about 3-4 weeks
[19:03:32] <_methods> i hate being sick
[19:03:37] <PetefromTn_> never coughed til I vomited before
[19:03:43] <_methods> i have
[19:03:44] <_methods> it sux
[19:03:45] <andypugh> I am at 2 weeks.
[19:03:45] <DaViruz_> i had nasty pneumonia a few years back, didn't sleep at all for several nights
[19:03:50] <PetefromTn_> but I have coughed a good bit AFTER I vomited :D
[19:03:57] <DaViruz_> due to constant caughing
[19:04:38] <DaViruz_> what wasn't very fun at all!
[19:04:43] <andypugh> If it is 4 weeks that will span two ski-holidays. That’s sub-optimal
[19:05:23] <DaViruz_> going skiing tomorrow, quite looking forward to it!
[19:05:27] <DaViruz_> today rather
[19:05:27] <andypugh> Night all. Sleep better than me, when you choose to.
[19:05:32] <PetefromTn_> woohoo Dollar store had Caramels!! WIN
[19:05:44] * Erant goes Mitutoyo hunting
[19:05:55] <_methods> good luck
[19:06:22] <_methods> Erant: are you in the states?
[19:07:00] <_methods> if you are i'd keep an eye on craigslist
[19:07:17] <PetefromTn_> there have been a couple on my local Clist lately actually
[19:07:47] <pink_vampire> http://i.imgur.com/zU1IOAv.png VS http://i.imgur.com/EhzzeZC.png VS http://i.imgur.com/30KsriJ.png
[19:07:48] <_methods> i like to physically inspect stuff like that
[19:07:59] <pink_vampire> what do you think look the best?
[19:08:24] <PetefromTn_> 3?
[19:08:38] <pink_vampire> on the side?
[19:08:40] <_methods> unless it's super cheap at auction then i'll just take a gamble and buy it
[19:09:01] <PetefromTn_> looks more commercial to me
[19:09:14] <pink_vampire> 1 - http://i.imgur.com/zU1IOAv.png VS 2 - http://i.imgur.com/EhzzeZC.png VS 3 - http://i.imgur.com/30KsriJ.png
[19:09:18] <PetefromTn_> when you get it on craigslist you inspect before you buy?
[19:09:29] <_methods> yeah i go look at it
[19:09:55] <_methods> how else would you do it on craigslist?
[19:09:56] <PetefromTn_> bring you some standards
[19:10:08] <_methods> nah i don't go that far
[19:10:20] <_methods> oh by the way my high freq capacitor
[19:10:23] <_methods> $120
[19:10:29] <PetefromTn_> then how do you know it is not fudged?
[19:10:40] <Jymmm> http://thumb7.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/248977/292841135/stock-photo-easy-button-292841135.jpg
[19:10:40] <PetefromTn_> that is kinda high huh
[19:10:42] <_methods> i just measure something a couple times
[19:10:54] <_methods> cheapest i could find the capacitor
[19:11:34] <_methods> esab wanted $400 for it
[19:11:54] <PetefromTn_> damn
[19:12:00] <_methods> yeah
[19:12:04] <PetefromTn_> my Ltec is still over at addiceted
[19:12:07] <_methods> one of the many reasons i hate esab
[19:12:45] <PetefromTn_> they said they were going to try to get some parts prepped so I can drop by for a couple hours and weld it up for them so I left it there...
[19:12:58] <pink_vampire> 4 - http://i.imgur.com/lQ2QKuF.png
[19:13:15] <PetefromTn_> not bad
[19:13:38] <pink_vampire> soo complicated to make a design for that
[19:14:01] <pink_vampire> thanks PetefromTn_ :)
[19:14:17] <pink_vampire> do you think it's look profesional?
[19:14:41] <PetefromTn_> I like that one but I think if you are going to label more than one the label on the side looks good too
[19:16:14] <pink_vampire> I didn't like the side one because it's not visibale from all directions, and all the pilot lights are off center,
[19:16:15] <PetefromTn_> I can smell that Homemade Caramel Popcorn already :D Aaahhhhhh
[19:16:35] <pink_vampire> hate you
[19:16:39] <PetefromTn_> yeah but it is more compact
[19:16:55] <PetefromTn_> and the only direction you need to see it is from the operator position area
[19:17:27] <pink_vampire> I know..
[19:17:36] <pink_vampire> errrr I don't know :(
[19:17:44] <PetefromTn_> hehe
[19:19:24] <pink_vampire> but the last one look almost professional, and the first one with the spline look cute,
[19:19:59] <PetefromTn_> CUTE?? I don't want my CNC to EVER look CUTE GASP BAAHHh
[19:21:35] <pink_vampire> PetefromTn_: did you see that? http://i.imgur.com/pnEGG0h.png
[19:21:53] <PetefromTn_> WOAH
[19:21:58] <PetefromTn_> :D
[19:22:14] <pink_vampire> and...
[19:22:15] <PetefromTn_> get it hydrodipped neon Fuscia
[19:23:05] <pink_vampire> one day..
[19:23:09] <PetefromTn_> Maybe that is what's missing on my Cincinatti arrow 500...needs more Dayglow pink?
[19:23:28] <_methods> if that's what it takes to get the toolchanger working
[19:23:40] <PetefromTn_> OUCHIE
[19:23:44] <_methods> hahahah
[19:23:49] <_methods> i'll bring the paint over
[19:24:08] <PetefromTn_> hell if painting it pink would make that bitch work I would buy the paint AND the pizza man
[19:24:11] <pink_vampire> for now.. I want the machine to work..
[19:24:46] <PetefromTn_> speaking of coming over I was curious if there is anyone here from South Florida?
[19:25:18] <PetefromTn_> I got Connor and SSI near here but down there I will be in CNC WAstelAND I guess hehe
[19:25:39] <_methods> my buddy is in new port richey
[19:25:47] <PetefromTn_> is he a CNC guy?
[19:25:48] <_methods> he's never done any linuxcnc but he has cnc mill and lathe
[19:26:03] <_methods> i'll have to connect you guys up
[19:26:34] <PetefromTn_> we considered trying to move to Ft. Meyers because the housing prices are low there and the beaches are beautiful
[19:26:51] <PetefromTn_> but ultimately my friends and Family are east coasters
[19:26:52] <_methods> so where are you going?
[19:27:04] <PetefromTn_> Probably Port St. Lucie
[19:27:10] <_methods> cool
[19:27:17] <PetefromTn_> if we can find a nice home there with a shop/big garage
[19:28:05] <_methods> 3phase baby
[19:28:11] <_methods> heheh
[19:28:18] <_methods> hard to find a house with 3phase
[19:28:28] <PetefromTn_> naah don't want or need it ;)
[19:28:38] <_methods> sure makes things easier
[19:28:57] <_methods> hey baby you don't mind living in zoned commercial do you?
[19:28:58] <_methods> lol
[19:29:49] <PetefromTn_> I would love to be able to find a big ass shop with a living space above that looked nice but I don't see that happenin' to the level my wife would be okay with.
[19:31:04] <PetefromTn_> I have a friend in ohio that bought a weird house that had a HUGE four car garage downstairs and the whole upstairs was a nice house. That would be PERFECT but I am sure I will never find that LOL
[19:31:23] <_methods> i'd be happy with a metal shed and 3 phase
[19:31:43] <_methods> unfortunately my wife doesn't share my tastes in architecture
[19:31:57] <_methods> so i'm stuck with this shitty house thing
[19:32:30] <_methods> metal shed, 3phase, 6"+ slab
[19:33:15] <_methods> can i add gantry crane to that too
[19:33:27] <_methods> and 20' bay doors
[19:33:49] <PetefromTn_> I would not mind living in Sebastian or vero either tho
[19:34:37] <_methods> i'd love to move down there
[19:34:59] <_methods> wife is attached to this area though
[19:35:57] <_methods> if it was up to me i'd be in the keys or yucatan
[19:36:15] <_methods> preferably yucatan
[19:36:54] <PetefromTn_> I would love to live in the Keys but it is just hard to make a living down there I think... it is amazing tho. Kinda like a different country almost
[19:37:04] <_methods> diesel mechanic
[19:37:11] <_methods> machinist should be able to survive anywhere
[19:37:19] <_methods> marine diesel though
[19:37:26] <_methods> should make a killing in the keys
[19:39:54] <PetefromTn_> that is true
[19:40:07] <PetefromTn_> wonder how much stainless tig welding they need in boats LOL
[19:40:18] <_methods> alum
[19:40:24] <_methods> lots of alum
[19:40:50] <PetefromTn_> I can do aluminum ;)
[19:41:33] <_methods> well you should stay busy down there fixin props then lol
[19:42:19] <PetefromTn_> hehe I actually fixed a guys prop here awhile back... also tig welded his aluminum boats transom which was all cracked from that HUGE outboard he had stuck on it hehe
[19:44:38] <_methods> job security
[19:45:27] <pink_vampire> what is the most appropriate name for the momentary switch that lock the main contractor for the E-stop loop?
[19:46:50] <PetefromTn_> override limits?
[19:46:51] <bobo> Pete your Ohio friend is his house/4car garage in a city or outside of building code /zoning crazies ?
[19:47:02] <PetefromTn_> dunno
[19:47:19] <PetefromTn_> he is a Fiero Guy like Me and had three Fieros downstairs LOL
[19:47:34] <_methods> guy fiero
[19:47:42] <PetefromTn_> hehe
[19:47:48] <PetefromTn_> something like that
[19:48:23] <PetefromTn_> I really gotta find a storage unit down in PSL that can house my machines while we move and home search
[19:48:26] <bobo> Mr Fiero person
[19:48:52] <pink_vampire> it's not override..
[19:49:24] <PetefromTn_> Oh I call that one servo enable
[19:53:32] <pink_vampire> cool!!
[19:54:09] <pink_vampire> and on the light?
[19:54:18] <pink_vampire> servo enabled?
[19:54:31] <pink_vampire> or servo activated?
[19:54:41] <pink_vampire> or servo active?
[19:54:47] <pink_vampire> PetefromTn_: ?
[19:56:12] <PetefromTn_> enabled?
[19:57:04] <PetefromTn_> wife rented The Last Witchhunter..... I guess it's Vinnie Diesel and Caramel Popcorn tonight LOL
[19:57:04] <bobo> methods: what are the values ( Mfd -Volt =DC or AC ) of your Tig welder Cap?
[19:57:47] <_methods> oh 600v .002uf
[19:58:34] <pink_vampire> PetefromTn_: if the button is "servo enable" so the indicator light should be also enable or enabled?
[19:58:42] <_methods> 6.2amps
[19:58:55] <_methods> F260B202JM
[19:59:03] <_methods> cornell dubilier
[19:59:18] <PetefromTn_> yeah I suppose.. Movie's startin' ;)
[19:59:24] <PetefromTn_> BBL
[20:00:14] <pink_vampire> ok
[20:00:48] <bobo> methods is the replacement also cornell dubilier ?
[20:01:12] <_methods> yeah
[20:06:51] <bobo> methods that price just seems very high , but what do I know of todays high power Cap pricing . thought RF transmitter caps were a bit more in cost
[20:07:17] <_methods> yeah you're tellin me
[20:07:37] <_methods> i'd love to find them cheaper
[20:08:35] <_methods> esab wanted $400
[20:08:41] <_methods> so i was pretty happy to pay $120
[20:09:08] <bobo> have you looked around the ham radio groups ?
[20:10:23] <_methods> i actually bought it from a radio place
[20:10:33] <_methods> commercialradiocompany.com
[20:10:46] <_methods> they were the cheapest place i could find it
[20:11:32] <_methods> they guy was extremely knowledgeable on capacitors too
[20:11:40] <_methods> freakishly knowledgeable
[20:13:10] <_methods> i guess he was an engineer at RCA for 25 years
[20:13:16] <_methods> and went to school at MIT
[20:15:27] <bobo> may be just the cost of the newer materials . sounds as if you lucked out on finding commercialradiocompany
[20:15:53] <_methods> he told me it was the voltage
[20:16:11] <_methods> the high voltage made them more uncommon
[20:16:19] <_methods> well 600v to be specific
[20:16:29] <_methods> he said the 500v version was much more common and cheaper
[20:17:05] <_methods> i suppose if i was daring i'd try just using the 500v version
[20:17:39] <_methods> but i'd hate to create a cascade of electrical failure because i used a 500v cap
[20:21:27] <bobo> Caps in series = double volt and 1/2 Mfd rateing . so could use 2 strings in parallel = 4 caps
[20:21:51] <Jymmm> O_o
[20:22:06] <_methods> my electrical skillz border on infantile
[20:22:26] <_methods> i'm not at the electrical improvisation level
[20:22:36] <_methods> when i improvise smoke is the typical result
[20:23:24] <Jymmm> bobo: how do you figure that?
[20:23:35] <bobo> really might come down to space and also cost
[20:24:52] <_methods> space isn't an issue but cost is
[20:26:39] <bobo> Jymm two caps in series ? voltage is split across each ,as I thought I remembered
[20:28:51] <Jymmm> bobo: maybe, not sure now (in respect to "max ratings" in a circuit). I do know than make a VERY LOUD pop when you blow em up inadvertanly =)
[20:33:10] <_methods> i can confirm this
[20:34:47] <CaptHindsight> whats that smell?
[20:36:44] <Jymmm> lol
[20:37:13] <bobo> Jymmm I thought I remembered it was the voltage is ( in theory )divided equally across each capacitor . in practice though might need a balancing restor across each cap
[20:38:00] <Jymmm> bobo: iirc caps are rated P-P too
[20:42:03] <CaptHindsight> E rc=t^2/f*pi(apple)*number of items in pocket protector
[20:45:03] <CaptHindsight> http://www.instructables.com/id/Tazer-Glove/
[20:45:32] <CaptHindsight> hardly noticeable under the right shirt
[20:50:57] <bobo> Jymmm remember listening in when Cornell Dubilier sales team was discussing types of and design of capacitors they made for Constant Volt Xfmr's .
[20:54:40] <bobo> Nothing like the smell of hot PCB vapor to start the day
[21:22:00] <zeeshan|2> lol bobo
[21:25:38] <bobo> Hay zeeshan , how are you doing ? saw your servo motor - and think archivist is correct about it having field windings
[21:29:24] <zeeshan|2> yes
[21:29:27] <zeeshan|2> good :P
[21:29:30] <zeeshan|2> just machining away
[21:29:34] <zeeshan|2> i really need a camera in the garage
[21:29:37] <zeeshan|2> that isn't my iphone
[21:29:46] <zeeshan|2> the surfacing takes 2 hours
[21:30:42] <bobo> zeeshan as you may know , on many DC motors using a wound field . can get higher RPM by field weaking = reducing voltage
[21:31:59] <zeeshan|2> yes
[21:32:01] <zeeshan|2> but the q is
[21:32:05] <zeeshan|2> does it need a special drive to run it?
[21:32:11] <zeeshan|2> or can you use a standard brush drive motor
[21:32:13] <zeeshan|2> i dont see why you cant?
[21:33:40] <bobo> voltage on the field should be seperate from drive control , I would think
[21:34:11] <zeeshan|2> hm
[21:36:02] <bobo> I mean drive control would output a constant/fixed field voltage
[21:36:07] <zeeshan|2> SHUNT WOUND MOTORS. With the shunt wound, the rotor and stator (or field windings) are connected in parallel. The field windings can be connected to the same power supply as the rotor, or excited separately. Separate excitation is used to change motor speed (i.e. rotor voltage is varied while stator or field winding is held constant). The parallel connection provides a relative flat speed-torque c
[21:37:13] <zeeshan|2> now that i think about it
[21:37:16] <zeeshan|2> it might be series wound
[21:37:19] <zeeshan|2> not shunt wound
[21:37:29] <zeeshan|2> i cant tell from the diagram :P
[21:39:33] <zeeshan|2> http://i.imgur.com/9lNevTf.jpg?1
[21:39:35] <zeeshan|2> can you tell? :P
[21:41:18] <bobo> as I see the diagram -- the one end of field windings connects to the one end of the rotor " A1" . ?
[21:41:32] <zeeshan|2> yes
[21:41:41] <zeeshan|2> but the other end of the field windings goes into the great abyss of 2d2
[21:41:55] <zeeshan|2> so im not sure where one would be applying power
[21:42:03] <zeeshan|2> if you connect a1 and a2 to a servo drive
[21:42:09] <zeeshan|2> then the field isn't connected to anything..
[21:42:27] <zeeshan|2> the only thing i can think of is
[21:42:34] <zeeshan|2> you connect servo drive to a1 and a2.
[21:42:45] <bobo> yes
[21:42:55] <zeeshan|2> and then 1d1 and 2d2 also go to the servo drive ?
[21:43:02] <zeeshan|2> and it plays with them to get the right speeds
[21:43:17] <zeeshan|2> like
[21:43:19] <zeeshan|2> internally in the servo drive
[21:43:22] <zeeshan|2> it'd connect 1d1 to a2
[21:43:31] <zeeshan|2> or 2d2 to a2
[21:43:45] <zeeshan|2> just a wild guess :P
[21:45:27] <zeeshan|2> i dont even know why im looking athis motor right now
[21:45:30] <zeeshan|2> too many projects :)
[21:47:50] <bobo> I don't know . my guess is 2D2 an 1D1 are field and thus just a standard DC volt (reversed for oppisite direction . the driver only varies input to A1 an A2
[21:57:43] <bobo> but since field windings (as per the diagram ) are wired start of one to finish of other winding for giving a North and also South pole
[22:25:06] <malcom2073> Normally wouldn't the field coils be hooked to a constant current source?