#linuxcnc Logs

Feb 15 2017

#linuxcnc Calendar

12:14 AM ds2: names *
01:08 AM minibnz: so i got my Z axis motor and gearbox mounted.. and thought while i am at it i should see about fixing the backlash in the Z axis. it had 1.83mm after playing around with the worm drive i was able to reduce that to 1.38mm.. i then found a grub screw that locked a few parts so i did that up and it dropped it to 0.94mm.. in an attempt to reduce that further i jammed a second shim in behind the toothed Rack.. but its too tight i need to find
01:08 AM minibnz: a single bit of metal that is 0.8mm tall....i think i have some washers but that wont work too well..
01:14 AM minibnz: hmmm some thing about as wide as a steel rule and about as thick as a steel rule.. maybe just maybe i have something like that around here..
01:20 AM minibnz: guess this rule has come to the end of its life as a rule.. it was already a bit dodgy with all the wood putty and epoxy stuck to one end.. i dont need that bit the rest is clean enough and is 0.75mm thick :)
01:21 AM minibnz: its a bit wide so i might have to introduce it to the bandsaw and rip a bit off its length and width...
01:56 AM minibnz: ok straight rule chopped up and installed.. just tested the backlash now with everything locked up its down to 0.15mm thats way better than the old 1.83mm that i had in the ini file... now to work out the speed of the axis..
02:11 AM IchGucksLive: Morning from a Sunny Germany
02:13 AM IchGucksLive: ;-) off
03:09 AM minibnz: hmmmm deer.. my mate finally pulled his finger out of his arse and got his R license.. this april we are going deer hunting up near new castle.. he has a work site up that way and see's a heap of them up there :)
03:12 AM gonzo_: where about are you, to have that many beast around?
03:13 AM minibnz: australia sydney..
03:14 AM minibnz: he says in a weekend he will see about 20 from the car driving to and from the site.. thats more than i see on my way to work in the center of sydney.
03:15 AM gonzo_: Somehow I didn't think that you were talking about Newcastle in the UK !
03:15 AM gonzo_: I wouldn't see any deer, though porribly a few old-dears, on pension day
03:16 AM minibnz: so i will take his word that they might be there.. between the three of us that are going we have no real idea how to hunt deer one is a bow hunter and we are all prepared to come home with nothign but stories...
03:16 AM gonzo_: possibly
03:17 AM minibnz: hehehehe could be we share spelling differences to the USA
03:17 AM minibnz: like center and centre
03:17 AM gonzo_: I've only ever shot rabbits.
03:18 AM gonzo_: I suspect that .au is closer to current english than US is
03:18 AM minibnz: me rabbits kanagroos and foxes.. no deer yet i have let a round off towards a deer but it didnt hit it..
03:18 AM minibnz: oh you mean 'the queens english'... and an old biddy..
03:19 AM minibnz: my mums british so i have picked up all her patterns
03:20 AM gonzo_: from what I've heard, deer are a wound up bag of sinew and adrenalin. You have to make a reall good shot, if you don't want to have to track it to find/finish it. Which is not a nice for either of you
03:20 AM minibnz: ATM the moment i am doing a reliability test on my Z axis.. running all the way up and all the way down as fast as it can 10 times to see where it ends up and if its missing steps..
03:21 AM minibnz: gonzo_ yeah head shot if you are going to meat or a heart/lung/chest shot for antlers and meat.
03:22 AM minibnz: we have limits on how big the gun needs to be to shoot a deer basically .260 is the smallest.. we mostly use .308 with ballistic tip, plan is that it will go thru both lungs and not make too much of a mess
03:23 AM gonzo_: at normal distances, less than perfect conditions etc, I suspect a head shot would be optimistic
03:23 AM minibnz: yeah they are a pretty small. when you look at them in the scope.
03:25 AM gonzo_: but I'm a target shooter, rather than a hunter, so I'm only going by limitede experience. I think 223 is legal here, but as most shoots are managed by big estates (charging big fees) they will insist on 243 or above
03:25 AM gonzo_: are you planning to cut in the Z axis. If so are you giving the axis some force to work against?
03:27 AM minibnz: i have done more target than field.. trying to get more field time in.. mostly with my air rifles.. i got a .22mag to have on the back for when i see a fox its light as hell
03:27 AM gonzo_: I'm making up my Z drive at the mo, and thinking about adding a brake to lock the quill. So for most operations, the Z can move without cutting, and the cut occur with the forces taken by the brake
03:28 AM minibnz: the test is more to make sure the rapid commands that some Gcode generators use wont cause me issues, i just upgraded the motor on the Z axis, the previous motor was good for working speed just not good for rapid moves,
03:29 AM gonzo_: I've seen fox taken with a 17hmr. I was impressed. Though quite an expensive round for target shooting, so I've not bothered getting one. Also, if I can't reload, it's no fun
03:31 AM minibnz: oh those little hmrs are awesome.. i was torn between a .17hmr and the .22mag.. i got a little badger. https://www.chiappafirearms.com/f.php?id=26
03:32 AM minibnz: the 17hmr is really flat shooting.. but is effected a bit by wind, i got the 22mag i figure wind wont be a big problem and i wont really need to shoot past 100yds
03:33 AM minibnz: i smacked a rabbit just on dusk with the .22mag a few weeks back, off the car door as a rest took me two shots to hit the bunny in the neck, the hollow point took its spine out nice and quick..
03:34 AM gonzo_: that's a fun looking little gun
03:34 AM Deejay: moin
03:34 AM gonzo_: seen a rabbit hit head on with an HMR
03:35 AM gonzo_: good job he didn't want it for the meat!
03:35 AM minibnz: that was a 76m shot off the car door.. its great it weighs 1kilo and folds up so when you are ducking thru trees and crap the barrel is not getting full of dirt or caught on the tree branches
03:37 AM minibnz: yeah i managed to get that bunny to my old man, the first one i have been able to take home since i got my gun license, i have shot about 8 in the head with my air rifle and they always seem to still make it into the blackberry bushes. or i have hit them with the .223 and there was nothing left but pink mist.
03:37 AM minibnz: it was the first rabbit i skinned in about 30years.. last one was when i was a kid.. it took me an hour if it wasnt for the bullet hole it would have been worth keeping..
03:39 AM minibnz: i am pretty sure the ammo i have been using with my air rifle have not been doing enough damage to kill the bunnies quickly enough and humanely enough so i have switched to a less accurate but more damaging slug.
03:44 AM minibnz: still learning.. and there is lots to learn.. my first hunting trip i went on i didn't fire my air rifle at all.. couldn't get close enough to a rabbit.. now i can (with cover) creep up on a rabbit in the day to about 20m as long as i see it from far enough away.. i still find myself charging around the forrest.. and never see the rabbits until they are running off scared... which dont work with an air rifle.. maybe ok with a shotty
04:00 AM gonzo_: do you have power limits on airguns over there?
04:01 AM gonzo_: we have <12ft-lb limit, before it needs a licence. Then using it on land, rather than for target use, becomes complicated
04:01 AM gonzo_: and that power on bunnies, needs a clean head shot to stand any chance of taking one
04:03 AM minibnz: there are limits i am not sure where they are but i was told i cannot get a .45cal benjamin air cannon.. i mostly have been using a FX monsoon semi auto in .22 air rifle it has about 39j at the muzzle..
04:04 AM minibnz: I have daisy bb guns that must be registered..
04:04 AM minibnz: basically if it shoots things faster and farther than a human can throw it then you need a license..
04:07 AM minibnz: the monsoon will happily go thru a 1/2in pine board at 100m most of my shots have been at less than 30m. at the range i can easily score 1500 on a BR30 test in about 3mins. its a lovely gun. at 50m i get groups of 12shots in 20mm and 100m they group at 35-50mm
04:07 AM minibnz: i have worn out the action from shooting too many heavy pellets. i need to take it to a gunsmith and get the action machined and an insert installed so it will fire semi auto again..
04:10 AM minibnz: the poppet hammer has been kicking up with the recoil at the end of its travel and has worn/bent away the metal above it so now the hammer doesnt catch when the gun is fired i have to pull the bolt and let it go.. not too bad as a straight pull.. but not what i paid 2500au for..
04:10 AM minibnz: i have shot about 10,000 shots thru it so far... might need to replace the barrel soon.. :)
04:14 AM minibnz: in the back of the manual it says not to fire anything heavier than 16grains.. the ammo i found it is reall accurate with is 21grains :( and not until the warranty was over did the problem show up :(
04:15 AM garit: I didnt even think guns can do 10k shots
04:15 AM minibnz: i have switched to polymag in 22.. they make groups of 80mm at 50mm in the range unless i turn down the power on the gun so i have to tune it each time to get them to group..
04:16 AM minibnz: garit i was told by the shop that i can expect about 20k before accuracy will drop on this airgun..
04:16 AM minibnz: they dont have corrosion issues as bad as powder charge guns.
04:16 AM garit: what is the weight of normal pellet?
04:17 AM garit: Ammo*
04:17 AM minibnz: so 16grains is about average and thats about 0.8grams
04:17 AM garit: 16 grains against 21 grains doesn't seems that bad
04:18 AM minibnz: depends on the caliber really thats for a .22 pellet. in .177 they are 8-10griains
04:18 AM minibnz: yeah thats what i thought too..
04:18 AM minibnz: but its about 30%
04:22 AM minibnz: i want to see if i can build a muzzle brake that doubles as a moderator when you screw on a cover :)
04:23 AM minibnz: doesnt need to make the shot silent just take the edge off it..
04:23 AM minibnz: without hurting accuracy..
04:39 AM gonzo_: 15.4gn to a gram (from mem
04:40 AM gonzo_: most pellets I see in 22 are 1gram
04:41 AM gonzo_: airgun moderators are not licenced items here, but screw the exact same thing to a 22lr and it needs paperwork
04:42 AM minibnz: polymags are 16grain but too long to fit the magazine so i made a new lid with a grove so they would fit but that didnt work so i made a single shot tray
04:42 AM gonzo_: I have a few identical cans, no serial numbering, some are on a licence and some are not. No idea which and they all smell of powder, as even the airgun ones came like that, as they were used
04:47 AM minibnz: was at the tool shop today and saw an interesting thing... a magnetic chuck for a lathe.. if i did more steel things i would consider it but i really dont do that much steel.
04:48 AM minibnz: i had seen beds before just not a faceplate for a lathe.
04:48 AM XXCoder: blown
04:50 AM minibnz: when i saw that i had to control myself and just get what i came in for .. 2mm carbide bits to drill my motor shaft. $6ea got two.. first one did 5mm then snapped the second one snapped instantly so i had to finish off the last 1mm from the oher side with the centerdrill
04:53 AM XXCoder: good self control is nesscary :)
04:53 AM gonzo_: I always wondered what happens with swarf with magnetic holders?
04:55 AM minibnz: sometimes its a fatal attraction..
04:55 AM minibnz: it can be dangerous..
04:56 AM minibnz: if it builds up around the hole while drilling the next bit can grab it. i you use air or coolant that helps. when you release the magnetic bed/chuck the swafe falls off or can be wiped away..
04:57 AM minibnz: magnetic chucks are good for weird one off jobs i guess..
04:57 AM minibnz: production you would make a jig to hold things.
05:00 AM sync_: mag chucks are great for a lot of things
05:00 AM sync_: especially washers and the like
05:01 AM minibnz: i would be worried about drilling a hole in it ..
05:01 AM gonzo_: I'm a bad boy and swarf comes off my lathe, smoking or sometimes on fire. Not sure a mag chuck would survive forces like that!
05:02 AM minibnz: thats not bad thats good. thats how a lathe should be run..
05:03 AM archivist: flying over the tailstock is fun
05:03 AM sync_: minibnz: you machine one side and just face the other
05:07 AM minibnz: ahh yeah that would be nice..
05:08 AM minibnz: tried making a few washers on the lathe and they suck you can never get them spot on they always have a few extra features :)
05:08 AM minibnz: they do the job but i know they are not spot on perfect..
05:09 AM XXCoder: more features = charge more ;)
05:09 AM archivist: good sharp well ground parting off tool to make washers
05:11 AM minibnz: yeah i need more practice, last time the lathe was screaming and it was late so i just mashed the parting tool into it as hard as i could to get it over with..
05:11 AM minibnz: not the right way to do things but it worked..
05:13 AM minibnz: that resulted in 10min with a bit of wet and dry paper on glass fixing it up.. but it was quiet so i didnt mind..
05:14 AM minibnz: the tool was walking towards the chuck and i didnt notice, should have locked the carriage....
05:22 AM minibnz: i have a milling bed attachment to put on my lathe, i gotta work out how to attach it as its just a cheapo off the ebay from india.. its actually pretty good for $100 i paid for it..
05:29 AM jthornton: morning
05:29 AM XXCoder: hey jt
05:31 AM Tom_L: morning
05:31 AM jthornton: what's up today
05:31 AM XXCoder: not much
05:31 AM XXCoder: a first for me
05:32 AM XXCoder: heavy rain in moderately heavy fog
05:32 AM XXCoder: drivbe home was fun lol
05:32 AM Tom_L: 34░F, not the temp
05:32 AM jthornton: we had drizzle all day yesterday today looks nice
05:32 AM Tom_L: been going up and down here like a rollercoaster
05:33 AM XXCoder: it will rain nonstop tomorrow
05:33 AM XXCoder: one of strongest cases of ever-washington foreverain
05:34 AM XXCoder: thursday all day light rain
05:34 AM XXCoder: so yeah will have major water issues lol. not like calfornia though
05:42 AM jthornton: finally got that damn camera the the PLC to talk back and forth yesterday
05:43 AM jthornton: had to clean up a bunch of latch/unlatch on the same bits all over the code
05:43 AM XXCoder: crazy
05:44 AM jthornton: yea the only time you might use a latch/unlatch on an allen bradley PLC is if you want to power up and that bit stll be set or unset
05:46 AM jthornton: I've seen some convoluted code over the years lol
06:18 AM jdh: I've written some convoluted code over the years
06:18 AM jdh: what cam & protocol?
06:20 AM jthornton: cam?
06:20 AM jthornton: camera yea in-sight 2000
06:20 AM jthornton: real time ethernet
06:23 AM jdh: I have 40 or so cognex cams
06:23 AM jthornton: that sounds like fun
06:24 AM jdh: most are used as barcode readers.
06:24 AM jthornton: the sales guy finally sent us a document on using the camera with compactlogix
06:24 AM jdh: I would think that is fairly simple. vs. using them with GE PLC's which usually makes things difficult
06:24 AM jthornton: you import a rung in the mainroutine and it creates all the tags for you
06:25 AM jdh: nice.
06:25 AM jthornton: it is simple once you know how lol
06:25 AM jthornton: plus the code is full of latch/unlatch on the same bit :(
06:26 AM jthornton: got rid of most of that yesterday while setting up the cameras
06:26 AM jdh: for mine, you set up a bunch of COMMREQ's and have to monitor all the status stuff going on then resetup as needed
06:26 AM jdh: I have inherited code that does that.
06:26 AM jdh: one system seems to rely on a side-effect of that
06:26 AM jthornton: this one you send a trigger and it sends back an ack then it tells you when it's done and you send an ack back to the camera
06:27 AM jdh: you do that also on GE, but you also have to set up the comms, and deal with the IO layer also
06:27 AM _methods: ugh
06:27 AM _methods: that sounds tedious
06:28 AM jthornton: the in-sight you just tell the camera it's talking to a rockwell over ethernet
06:28 AM jdh: it is tedious setting up the requests since they are all register mapped
06:28 AM jthornton: set the camera for ethernet trigger and the camera is ready
06:28 AM jdh: yeah, but my PLC's don't speak that.
06:28 AM jthornton: that's kinda what I was doing till I got the correct document
06:29 AM jdh: my last few are all doing profinet to most everything.
06:29 AM jthornton: now I have to go back over 6 machines with 4 cameras each and fix the code
06:30 AM jdh: couple of ABB robots, keyence lasermic, all IO is remote profinet
06:31 AM jdh: I think my newest machine is coming with insight 2000. almost all my others are insight 5110
06:31 AM jthornton: that's what they have in-sight 2000
06:32 AM jdh: have a couple with Red Lion & maple systems boxes for protocol conversion between the GE PLC and normal devices
06:32 AM jthornton: I like that "and normal devices"
06:33 AM jdh: you would understand if you used GE PLCs!
06:34 AM jthornton: I've been lucky and only used AB, AD, Panasonic and maybe something else years ago
09:18 AM BitEvil is now known as SpeedEvil
12:15 PM Todd_Z: any body out there?
12:18 PM archivist: those out there cannot hear you
12:24 PM Todd_Z: aw dang
12:31 PM IchGucksLive: hi
12:32 PM IchGucksLive: what a sunny day in germany
12:33 PM IchGucksLive: Todd_Z: we are all up to you
12:34 PM Holzwurm: Hallo IchGucksLive Guten Abend
12:34 PM IchGucksLive: ;-)
12:35 PM IchGucksLive: Holzwurm: schlechte nachricht ich ahr morgen f├╝r ein paar wochen nach brasilien
12:36 PM Holzwurm: Kann ich Linuxcnc mit der Config von meiner Maschine auf meinem Laptop starten? In so einer Art Simulationsmodus damit ich Ver├Ąnderungen in der Axis sehen kann.
12:37 PM IchGucksLive: nein
12:37 PM IchGucksLive: aber es gibt fertige simulationsmaschinen
12:37 PM Holzwurm: Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch f├╝r Brasilien, da w├╝rden bestimmt viele sofort mit dir tauschen
12:47 PM cradek: you can edit a simulator configuration to better match your actual machine
12:47 PM IchGucksLive: cradek: he is off
12:58 PM jym: JT-Shop: Did I hear you say that you are filling your 20lb propane tanks from your 250gal tank?
01:23 PM JT-Shop: no
01:27 PM pink_vampire: hi
01:28 PM * jym hugs pink_vampire
01:28 PM pink_vampire: hi jym
01:28 PM IchGucksLive: hi lady
01:29 PM IchGucksLive: pink_vampire: some cool miling today
01:30 PM pink_vampire: that was yesterday
01:30 PM pink_vampire: http://i.imgur.com/4t7IF28.png
01:30 PM pink_vampire: http://i.imgur.com/FPM0jir.png
01:31 PM IchGucksLive: on the g0704
01:31 PM pink_vampire: correct
01:31 PM IchGucksLive: ladylike bit color
01:31 PM IchGucksLive: lipstick is missing
01:32 PM pink_vampire: hehe
01:32 PM IchGucksLive: is the plane straight
01:32 PM IchGucksLive: no curve
01:32 PM pink_vampire: flat like glass
01:33 PM IchGucksLive: good job so you are a real craftsman
01:34 PM IchGucksLive: ok i call off for 2-3 weeks
01:34 PM pink_vampire: I think the next project will be a mirror for a telescope :)
01:34 PM Deejay: haha
01:34 PM Deejay: hubble-upgrade? ;)
01:34 PM IchGucksLive: telescop is realy good
01:34 PM pink_vampire: maybe..
01:34 PM pink_vampire: I wish I had a place for one
01:34 PM pink_vampire: 14"
01:34 PM pink_vampire: robotic
01:35 PM IchGucksLive: pink_vampire: thats ourers http://nawi-zw.de/index2.html
01:35 PM IchGucksLive: C16" inside
01:36 PM IchGucksLive: at the school campus
01:36 PM IchGucksLive: made by terrex education
01:36 PM pink_vampire: you need to teach me german
01:36 PM IchGucksLive: pink_vampire: querry
01:37 PM pink_vampire: is there a live stream?
02:22 PM CaptHindsight: https://www.steinerelectric.com/p/safety-interlock-300vac-5a-t-xcs/99269 $790.48 heh, I'm sure there are better deals out there
02:30 PM JT-Shop: damn ubuntu 10.04 is annoying now
02:30 PM skunkworks: yah - the update manager hangs
02:30 PM JT-Shop: yea gotta use the terminal to update
02:31 PM JT-Shop: i think they do that on purpose
02:37 PM pink_vampire: I'm with debian
02:40 PM roycroft: ubuntu has never impressed me
02:40 PM roycroft: i have linuxcnc running on debian jessie now, with a rt kernel
02:41 PM JT-Shop: so I just removed the annoying update manager
02:41 PM JT-Shop: I didn't care for any ubuntu after 10.04
02:48 PM chopper791: Hello all
02:49 PM chopper791: Going to be working on my classic ladder for the ATC on my mill. Quick question though.... Can I test directly form CL or do I have to save then start lcnc to test the ladder logic?
02:49 PM chopper791: Could not find anything when I searched about that
02:50 PM chopper791: First time using CL also so yeah there is that....
02:55 PM JT-Shop: each time you make a change it is live
02:56 PM JT-Shop: remember don't use the same out twice
03:00 PM chopper791: I will remember not to use output twice.
03:01 PM chopper791: When you say "live" do you mean as in if I change a switch form NO in classic ladder to NC that the change will happen as long as the hal pins are connected?
03:01 PM chopper791: and the output will happen on the machine?
03:01 PM JT-Shop: yep when you save the rung
03:02 PM chopper791: ok...cool so kinda like tsting form with CL then.
03:02 PM chopper791: testing from
03:03 PM jdh: use the same output twice. it makes debugging much more interesting
03:04 PM chopper791: Now If I see this correctly I can have multiple rungs in one clp, and the ladder will start form lets say first run and work its way through the other rungs until ladder is complete. Am I understandning this right?
03:04 PM chopper791: jdh: yes it would
03:05 PM jdh: JT: is there a force/override & toggle in CL?
03:06 PM insomnia is now known as ApocalypseCow
03:08 PM skunkworks: chopper791, use at your own risk.. http://electronicsam.com/images/matsuura/hm2-servo.tar.gz
03:09 PM chopper791: skunkworks: I will check it out... thanks
03:09 PM skunkworks: it is the 5i20.ini (but I am using the 7i80 - just started with the 5i20 sample config)
03:10 PM skunkworks: If you come up with a cooler ladder for the tool chain - let me know ;)
03:11 PM chopper791: I will see what happens on that end. Being that it is my first time using CL I can not say I will be doing much on making things cooler....haha. Never know though.
03:15 PM JT-Shop: jdh: never looked
03:23 PM JT-Shop: lol tried to start the classicladder sim and it crashed my pc
03:24 PM chopper791: classic ladder sim? The one in the sim config selection?
03:26 PM JT-Shop: yea the axis one
03:26 PM JT-Shop: I need to fix this computer to get my auto updates from mesaus
03:27 PM chopper791: Interesting as I launch that the other night and worked fine. Something with your computer?
03:28 PM JT-Shop: dunnu I'm getting update now...
03:32 PM MacGalempsy: good afternoon
03:34 PM MacGalempsy: anyone makin chips?
03:37 PM JT-Shop: hmm 2.7.8 crashes too
03:37 PM MacGalempsy: break anything?
03:38 PM JT-Shop: no, just locks up
03:39 PM JT-Shop: axis works ok but a classicladder sim won't...
03:40 PM chopper791: Just launched in with 2.8.0 pre
03:40 PM chopper791: no issue
03:43 PM Roguish: chopper791: check out http://www.plcs.net/contents.shtml
03:44 PM Roguish: and many more PLC tutorials.....
03:44 PM chopper791: Will do .... thanks
03:50 PM jdh: any idea if CL works on rPi?
03:52 PM chopper791: Not sure... never used CL before
03:53 PM chopper791: or lcnc on a rPi
03:53 PM chopper791: Well I am off to do a few things. I will jump on later as I mess around with CL some.
04:10 PM JT-Shop: jdh: you can toggle bits that are not being reset by something else but no forces
04:12 PM Deejay: gn8
04:12 PM JT-Shop: night
04:16 PM jdh: I have some moxa io things that do modbus tcp. might be cool with CL on a rPi
04:24 PM JT-Shop: crap SW is converting my inch drawing to mm so sheetcam thinks the part is 530" by some other huge number time to start drinking
05:23 PM ApocalypseCow is now known as BipolarBear
05:42 PM JT-Shop: wow you can teach an old dog new tricks :)
06:03 PM emc: got sheetcam tamed on the new pc
06:03 PM emc is now known as JT-emc
06:03 PM JT-emc is now known as JT-Plasma
06:35 PM ds2: what is the relationship between machinekit and linuxcnc? Trying to figure what to do with an old setup based on BDI
06:42 PM JT-Shop: machinekit is a fork of linuxcnc
06:42 PM JT-Shop: no relationship
06:43 PM malcom2073: ds2: Machinekit is more for remote control of machines, linuxcnc relies on local control
06:43 PM ds2: thought one can talk to HAL and do the remote control?
06:43 PM maddogma: I'm attempting to set up a Mesa 5i25/7i76 on a Boss 5. I ran PNCCONF and when I attempt to start Linuxcnc I get "./7i76.hal:271: Pin 'axis.9.motor-pos-cmd' does not exist". Huh?
06:43 PM ds2: what's the recommended path to move forward from BDI?
06:44 PM malcom2073: ds2: Stick a new image of linuxcnc on a second machine and give it a shot with your hardware
06:45 PM ds2: does the old configs from stepconf work still work?
06:45 PM malcom2073: That, I don't know
06:45 PM skunkworks_: bdi didn't have stepconf...
06:45 PM skunkworks_: bdi was emc1
06:46 PM skunkworks_: If you can figure out what version you have - you can figure out what changes to the ini and hal to make it work in the current version
06:46 PM ds2: cool... thought I had BDI (found the BDI isos on my regular machine)
06:46 PM skunkworks_: if the machine isn't that complicated - it might be easier to create a new stepconf config
06:47 PM ds2: it is a stock 3axis mill. only trick was the default pulses were too short
06:48 PM pcw_mesa: maddogma: I dont think that's a common error, did you setup more than 5 axis? Also what LinuxCNC version?
06:50 PM maddogma: 4 axis, spindle with encoder. Linuxcnc 2.7.8.
07:03 PM pcw_mesa: maddogma: strange... can you post the created hal/ini files some public place?
07:35 PM maddogma: I posted them to Linuxcnc forums pncconf sub group.
07:39 PM BipolarBear is now known as insomnia
07:45 PM Roguish: JT-Shop: hey, I like the colors in the log. helps find stuff
08:58 PM chopper791: Hello, I have been looking through the halui man page and can not seem to find a halui command for tool release. Basically I would like to mount an external button the face of my z axis so when pressed it activates the tool release valve. Can I make a halui signal?
09:02 PM chopper791: something like halui.tool-release.on bit in
09:04 PM chopper791: or maybe..... halui.tool.release (bit in)
09:34 PM Crom: I actually got G code tools extension working in inkscape 0.92 YEA!
09:35 PM Crom: Make it a lot easier to cut things now. Only problem I'm having is X has some interference somewhere and it creeps after a positive move, and stops on a negative move
09:40 PM MacGalempsy: evening
09:41 PM MacGalempsy: quite night on the rig
09:49 PM MacGalempsy: they finished drilling today. hit 20500'
09:49 PM Jymmm: If they moved over 6ft, they would have onyle needed 500'
09:50 PM MacGalempsy: nah. not here. maybe in CA
09:50 PM Jymmm: where's here?
09:51 PM MacGalempsy: i think tvd is 9000
09:51 PM MacGalempsy: central OK
09:51 PM Jymmm: ah, dustbowl
09:51 PM Crom: been a bunch of earthquakes in OK
09:51 PM MacGalempsy: its pretty dusty
09:52 PM MacGalempsy: usually those are between okc and tulsa, we are west of okc
09:53 PM MacGalempsy: so 9000ft down and 11000ft out
09:53 PM Crom: hmmm itunes is not restoring this iphone 2g
09:54 PM MacGalempsy: bummer
09:54 PM Crom: time to play on the linux box with it
10:14 PM Valen_ is now known as Valen