#linuxcnc Logs

Apr 25 2017

#linuxcnc Calendar

01:31 AM IchGucksLive: good morning from germany
01:33 AM IchGucksLive: JesusAlos: morning to valencia spain
01:34 AM IchGucksLive: rain and thunder expected at your place
01:34 AM IchGucksLive: here o rain at all we bearly need
01:38 AM IchGucksLive: off till later ;-)
02:08 AM Deejay: moin
04:59 AM XXCoder: boo
04:59 AM uwe__ is now known as uwe_
04:59 AM XXCoder: Crom_: yeah verani effect is pretty strange and awesome.
05:16 AM XXCoder: hey JT-Shop
05:20 AM jthornton: morning
05:21 AM XXCoder: whats up
05:24 AM jthornton: just waking up
05:24 AM XXCoder: cool
05:24 AM XXCoder: I just got few acyric sheet samples
05:24 AM XXCoder: cant wait to try cut em
05:25 AM jthornton: going to engrave them or machine a part from them?
05:26 AM XXCoder: engrave and maybe one make up a "part" just see how it works out
05:31 AM jthornton: need to keep the rpm slow and the chip big to keep from melting the plastic
05:31 AM XXCoder: yeah? cool
05:32 AM XXCoder: im not too sure how to calculate ideal rpm and ipm
05:34 AM archivist_herron: very sharp cutters needed
05:43 AM jthornton: make some test cuts and watch for melting
05:43 AM XXCoder: ok
05:51 AM jthornton: got my new esc's for the quad yesterday
05:52 AM jthornton: one of the aliexpress escs died after 30 seconds lol, going to replace all 4
05:53 AM XXCoder: ya
06:01 AM jthornton: check out the onsrud web site for plastic feed and speed info https://www.onsrud.com/xdoc/FeedSpeeds
06:02 AM XXCoder: nice!
06:02 AM XXCoder: that site has wood and plastics
06:02 AM XXCoder: most sites have just very hard wood and metals
06:04 AM XXCoder: I guess ayric is "soft metal"
06:10 AM jthornton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly(methyl_methacrylate)
06:11 AM XXCoder: yw
06:19 AM jthornton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futuro
06:20 AM XXCoder: many of that kind has one common issyue
06:20 AM XXCoder: its hard to desigb living space wirh curved walls.
06:22 AM jthornton: like trying to live on a sail boat, too small and curves everywhere
06:25 AM jthornton: I lived one summer on my 23' sail boat and took showers in the cockpit
06:25 AM XXCoder: friend of mine lived in pretty small yacht
06:25 AM XXCoder: I dont know how he does it
06:25 AM XXCoder: think he moved out and sold boat after pretty long years
06:28 AM jthornton: I would live on the boat for 24 days then return back to west africa to work for 28 days
06:32 AM XXCoder: interesting
06:52 AM * Loetmichel_ is just in the process of migrating his private cad notebook to a company owned PC with more oomph... and I REALLY should clean up my desk soon... -> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=16570&g2_imageViewsIndex=1
06:53 AM XXCoder: wtf is those things on top shelf on right side
06:55 AM Loetmichel_: on the wall?
06:55 AM Loetmichel_: cables
06:56 AM XXCoder: no wrapped stuff on shelf
06:56 AM Loetmichel_: on the back wall? Monitor "feet" from 24" HP TFTs
06:57 AM XXCoder: ahh cool
06:57 AM Loetmichel_: surplus, as we used the panels ftom those monitors in our own enclosures
06:59 AM XXCoder: nice. well time for me to go bed laters
08:10 AM Crom_: morning
08:11 AM Crom_: California is starting to thing about aking up.... I have a 7:30am appointment
08:33 AM JT-Shop: nice my web stores are down
08:45 AM JT-Shop: one is back up :)
08:45 AM * skunkworks reads email from web provider about server maintenance... ;)
08:52 AM JT-Shop: they changed the internal path on me
11:43 AM * Jymmm drops a pin
11:44 AM * archivist sweeps it up, muttering untidy bstd
11:46 AM * Jymmm looks at the three foot pile of swarm around archivist's mill/lathe and just shakes his head
11:46 AM Jymmm: swarf*
11:48 AM archivist: lies, the floor is visible http://www.collection.archivist.info/archive/DJCPD/PD/2012/2012_06_15_Adcock_Shipley/IMG_1251.JPG
11:50 AM Jymmm: Yeah... in 2012 ;)
12:31 PM IchGucksLive: hi from Germany
12:38 PM IchGucksLive: so i t is the last schooldays for somany stuents
12:41 PM IchGucksLive: mot many to log today mozmck
12:41 PM mozmck: I see :)
12:47 PM FinboySlick: archivist: Brick... Is that one in your livingroom?
01:23 PM IchGucksLive: hi CaptHindsight
01:31 PM CaptHindsight: hi IGL
01:34 PM IchGucksLive: Gn8 from Germany
01:38 PM CaptHindsight: https://racine.craigslist.org/tls/6094986918.html for only $150 over the cost of new
01:39 PM CaptHindsight: Grizzly G0768 Variable Speed 8"x16" Lathe ^^
01:40 PM CaptHindsight: so light it's almost portable
02:21 PM Crom_: morning I', back from my ppointment
02:56 PM Crom_: $3500 14x40 Acra Lathe4 chuck, follow rest staedy restand other stuff https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/for/6094828082.html
02:56 PM Crom_: looks like there is a vice base too
03:01 PM andypugh: And a chuck for a different lathe
03:01 PM andypugh: Camlock nose (at least D1-5)
03:02 PM TurBoss: Hi
03:02 PM Crom_: 1 see 3 cam locks chucks, a camlock face plate and 2 screw on chucks
03:04 PM TurBoss: When using stepconf where is should put the second parport addres?
03:04 PM Crom_: I have a 3" 3jaw chuck, I chuck up in the 6" 4 jaw to do small stuffk
03:06 PM Crom_: what ever the machine lables as LP1, and you put 1 in the Par port 2 box
03:06 PM TurBoss: ok
03:06 PM TurBoss: thanks
03:08 PM Crom_: as an out it gives you 12 output as 4 inputs, or as an input it gives you 4 outputs and 13 inputs
03:08 PM Crom_: oops... as an out it gives you 12 output and 5 inputs, or as an input it gives you 4 outputs and 13 inputs
03:13 PM Crom_: hmmm $24 for a 21mm hand reamer..
03:13 PM Crom_: mt2 21mm machine reamer... not that much more..
03:28 PM Louis_Cypher: Hi there, can anybody help me understand endstop settings in linuxcnc
03:28 PM Louis_Cypher: ?
03:29 PM skunkworks: endstop?
03:29 PM skunkworks: soft limits?
03:29 PM Louis_Cypher: I am trying to setup homing switches in stepconf
03:30 PM Louis_Cypher: I can choose a bunch of options but I am obviously doing something wrong
03:30 PM Louis_Cypher: I have a maximum and a minimum limit switch setup in NC mode
03:31 PM Louis_Cypher: Same setup for each axis
03:31 PM Louis_Cypher: each axis has his own input pin
03:32 PM Louis_Cypher: Since it is a NC setup I inverted the signals
03:32 PM Louis_Cypher: I tried "Maximum + Home Switch X".... as well as "Both Limits + Home"
03:33 PM Louis_Cypher: But Homing never stops
03:34 PM Louis_Cypher: Do I have to set homing up in the config files?
03:35 PM TurBoss: hi again :D
03:36 PM TurBoss: halui.program.is-running gives me : ./custom.hal:30: Pin 'halui.program.is-running' does not exist
03:36 PM TurBoss: this is a custom hal
03:38 PM TurBoss: I'm on 2.8pre Master
03:42 PM insomnia is now known as CityMouse
03:52 PM CityMouse is now known as DieFledermaus
04:02 PM TurBoss: ok seems that I need to include halui or the ino
04:02 PM TurBoss: *ini
04:08 PM Frank_6: hello people
04:10 PM TurBoss: Hi
04:14 PM TurBoss: How can I enable HalUI from stepconf without adding any commands?
04:14 PM TurBoss: is posible?
04:20 PM Crom_: Louis_Cypher: yep...
04:21 PM Crom_: config file sets location of home switch and home position
04:22 PM TurBoss: Crom_ are you the crom of "The secret of the steel"? :D
04:22 PM andypugh: TurBoss: halui.0. maybe?
04:23 PM Louis_Cypher: Can I use stepconf afterwards?
04:23 PM TurBoss: andypugh: this goes in to my custom hal?
04:23 PM Crom_: TYPE = LINEAR; HOME = 0.0; MIN_LIMIT = -10.0; MAX_LIMIT = 265.001; MAX_VELOCITY = 105.0; SCALE = 200; FERROR = 1; MIN_FERROR = .25; HOME_OFFSET = -5.000000; HOME_SEARCH_VEL = -30.000000; HOME_LATCH_VEL = -5.00000; HOME_SEQUENCE = 1
04:24 PM Crom_: nope... I'm Crom of itslinux.org
04:24 PM TurBoss: :D was a Conan reference
04:24 PM andypugh: TurBoss: Can you clarify the question? I might have answered a different question to the one I thought you were asking
04:24 PM Louis_Cypher: I hoped that the choice in stepconf is somehow meaningful
04:26 PM andypugh: Stepconf will over-write any changes you have made to the non-custom HAL and INI files. CHeck whether your INI has [HALUI]HALUI=halui in it
04:26 PM TurBoss: andypugh: my question is : how i can enable halui from the stepconf gui so I don't loose the hablity to edit it later? there is a chackbox for enable halui but it requires you to enter some commands
04:27 PM TurBoss: I know, this config is goin to be stepconf compatible using custom.hal etc...
04:27 PM andypugh: Well, this might not be what you want to hear, but it might be time to give up on stepconf and start hand-editing.
04:27 PM Louis_Cypher: Hence, I would have preferred to set the limit switches up in stepconf
04:28 PM andypugh: Can you check that stepconf hasn’t put HALUI in the INI anyway?
04:28 PM TurBoss: yes
04:28 PM TurBoss: sek
04:28 PM Louis_Cypher: I was fearing that but wanted to do as much as possible in stepconf before I start editing configs
04:28 PM TurBoss: no, no halui
04:29 PM andypugh: Actually, “HALUI = halui” goes in the [HAL} section. Look there
04:30 PM TurBoss: only HALFILE = etc
04:30 PM TurBoss: POST_HALFILE
04:30 PM TurBoss: but no HALUI = halui
04:31 PM andypugh: Put in a dummy command in Stepconf then
04:31 PM andypugh: G4 P0 for example.
04:31 PM TurBoss: cool thanks!!!!
04:31 PM Cromaglious_: In the car going to Home Despot
04:31 PM TurBoss: what does G4 P0 at all?
04:31 PM TurBoss: :)
04:31 PM andypugh: It pauses for zero seconds :-)
04:32 PM TurBoss: cool
04:32 PM TurBoss: it would be cool to not have this requiriment
04:33 PM TurBoss: oh crash
04:33 PM TurBoss: bug!
04:33 PM TurBoss: :DS
04:33 PM TurBoss: report in the way
04:33 PM Louis_Cypher: @ andypugh: Are you basically saying that all the stuff I assign to the parports in stepconf is nonsense? I do not get the point why there are zillions of choices that don't work
04:33 PM andypugh: Really?
04:33 PM TurBoss: I'm on 2.8pre
04:34 PM andypugh: Louis_Cypher: No, I am not saying that at all.
04:34 PM Louis_Cypher: OK, so can you tell me what would be the correct choice for a max and a min switch for each axis?
04:35 PM andypugh: Stepconf is great for getting a system up and runnning, but you might find that there are detail tweaks that are needed that you can’t do within stepconf.
04:35 PM Louis_Cypher: I am prepared for that ;-)
04:35 PM TurBoss: oh this computer is too old :D
04:35 PM TurBoss: P4 2GB ram lol
04:35 PM Louis_Cypher: I have a 3D printer with Marlin prerelease 8-)
04:36 PM Louis_Cypher: But I hoped to get the stuff up and running within stepconf and then do the tweaking.
04:36 PM andypugh: Louis_Cypher: For a single input pin for each axis, look for something like “both home and limit X” etc
04:36 PM Louis_Cypher: OK, that was what I used
04:36 PM TurBoss: can't add any commands to the MDI_COMMAND rows
04:37 PM andypugh: (Bear in mind I haven’t used stepconf for about 6 years, I have been making servo machines)
04:37 PM TurBoss: can't repor from here my browser is too old for github
04:37 PM Louis_Cypher: Looks like I have to change homing which has to be done in the ini files, right?
04:38 PM Louis_Cypher: I hoped that standard homing waits for the Z limit switch first, then Y, then X or thelike
04:38 PM Louis_Cypher: One more stepconf question
04:39 PM Louis_Cypher: I have a DM542A driver and it is set to 800 steps
04:39 PM TurBoss: steps or step time step_space?
04:39 PM Louis_Cypher: stepps
04:39 PM TurBoss: ok
04:40 PM Louis_Cypher: I have set stepconf to 200 steps and 4 microsteps
04:40 PM TurBoss: 800 steps per revolution?
04:40 PM TurBoss: you should put just 200 if i'm correct
04:40 PM TurBoss: i have 16x200
04:41 PM Louis_Cypher: mine is basically set to 4x200
04:41 PM Louis_Cypher: but when I enter 4 microsteps in stepconf the motor doesn't move correctly but jumps
04:41 PM TurBoss: steps should be the real steps of the motor not the multiplied ones
04:41 PM Louis_Cypher: As soon as I set microsteps to 400 it moves correctly
04:42 PM Louis_Cypher: Anybody here using the DM542A?
04:42 PM TurBoss: not me sorry
04:42 PM TurBoss: my config is:
04:43 PM TurBoss: 200 steps per rev.
04:43 PM TurBoss: 16 microsteps
04:43 PM andypugh: TurBoss: I just tried stepconf. There is a box to select that you want halui, but I didn’t see anywhere to add custom commands.
04:43 PM Deejay: gn8
04:43 PM TurBoss: andypugh: it shows in the next page
04:43 PM Louis_Cypher: I have the impression that the assigment of "On" position on the DM542A is indicated wrong or steps per revolution is not correct
04:44 PM andypugh: Louis_Cypher: I used drivers almost identical to DM525A
04:45 PM TurBoss: andypugh did you see the page of commands?
04:45 PM Louis_Cypher: On the box the microstep settings are given in steps per rev
04:45 PM andypugh: Like, this similar: https://goo.gl/photos/e4rynsGDbYX8yeG29
04:45 PM Louis_Cypher: How does the box know how many steps per rev the motor has? It can't write?
04:45 PM andypugh: The box assumes a 200 step motor
04:46 PM andypugh: (If they only make 200 step motors, then they probably assume you are using their motors). The vast majority are 200 steps.
04:46 PM Louis_Cypher: OK. Then a jumper setting for 800 is 200 steps in stepconf and 4 microsteps, right?
04:47 PM andypugh: Should be, yes
04:47 PM Louis_Cypher: But it doesn't work =-(
04:48 PM andypugh: You probably need to invert the parallel port pins, connect the pins to the -ve side of the input optos, and connect 5V to the + side of the drive input optos.
04:48 PM Louis_Cypher: ??
04:49 PM Louis_Cypher: You are basically saying it is a wiring issue?
04:49 PM andypugh: Well, you haven’t described what the problem is, other than “it doesn’t work”
04:50 PM Louis_Cypher: you are damned right ;-)
04:50 PM andypugh: And I just remembered that I was desribing how to wire direct, rather than using a BoB. And you probaly are using a BoB
04:50 PM Louis_Cypher: The motors are "jumping" randomly rather than running smoothly
04:51 PM Louis_Cypher: I do use a BoB
04:51 PM andypugh: That sounds rather like what I had when I was mis-wired
04:51 PM Louis_Cypher: The standard cheap chinese ones
04:51 PM andypugh: Try inverting the step pins in stepconf. It’s a quick and easy thing to do
04:51 PM Louis_Cypher: where do I have to search. May I have swapped one phase?
04:51 PM andypugh: What is your step-length?
04:51 PM Louis_Cypher: one second
04:53 PM Louis_Cypher: Where do I find step-length? You mean timing- wise?
04:53 PM andypugh: Yes, what number did you put in
04:54 PM Louis_Cypher: Step time is 2500
04:54 PM Louis_Cypher: step space as well
04:55 PM andypugh: try 5000.
04:55 PM andypugh: 2500 is tight, and gains you nothing
04:56 PM Louis_Cypher: OK, same for step space?
04:56 PM Louis_Cypher: Direction hold is 10000
04:57 PM Louis_Cypher: Direction setup 8000
04:57 PM andypugh: Well, to be sure, try 10,000, 10,000 100,000, 100,000
04:58 PM andypugh: Then you can try cutting back from there.
04:59 PM Louis_Cypher: OK, I'll test that. Thanks a lot
04:59 PM TurBoss: andypugh: this is what i see once I select the halui chackbox and press forward : https://i.imgur.com/TEp5FGa.png
04:59 PM andypugh: 5000 for steplen and stepspace should be OK. The specs for setup and hold are typically very short, but you only reverse a stepper at very low speed (ie passing through zero) so it can afford to take 0.1mS
04:59 PM TurBoss: *checkbox
05:00 PM andypugh: That’s cool. I didn’t see that on my test system.
05:00 PM Louis_Cypher: I'll test that tomorrow. Girlfriend calling. Thanks again for your help!
05:00 PM TurBoss: bye
05:00 PM TurBoss: i'm on 2.8 pre Master
05:00 PM andypugh: Ah, right.
05:01 PM TurBoss: compiled from sources on the linuxcnc installation
05:01 PM andypugh: I think the installed version on that is older.
05:01 PM TurBoss: and run in place
05:01 PM TurBoss: so I have the latest one from git
05:01 PM TurBoss: I'll make a bug report later
05:02 PM TurBoss: but it works if I put nothing on the row
05:02 PM TurBoss: :D
05:02 PM TurBoss: also... andypugh
05:03 PM TurBoss: my step length match my drivers but seem to low compared to 10000 you told
05:03 PM TurBoss: mine is 1000, 1000, 200, 200
05:03 PM TurBoss: works fine
05:03 PM TurBoss: very smooth
05:03 PM TurBoss: pololu A4988
05:03 PM TurBoss: 2A per phase
05:04 PM andypugh: I was being very conservative. Some BoBs are rather slow
05:04 PM TurBoss: optos?
05:04 PM bpuk: depends on motherboard, interface card/parport, and stepper drive - 10,000 is a rather safe testing value
05:04 PM TurBoss: ohhh
05:05 PM andypugh: And 10,000 nS is 10uS is still 100kHz step rate, and the parport won’t go that high.
05:05 PM TurBoss: ok now I have the HALUI = halui under my INI
05:05 PM TurBoss: but a new line was added
05:05 PM TurBoss: MDI_COMMAND =
05:06 PM TurBoss: because nothing can be put on that row
05:06 PM TurBoss: becauseof the bug
05:06 PM TurBoss: lets se if it boots
05:06 PM TurBoss: :D
05:07 PM TurBoss: every thing ok
05:07 PM TurBoss: Thank you andypugh
05:21 PM andypugh: TurBoss: I just pushed a fix for the bug you found
05:21 PM andypugh: (if you pull and make then it should be fixed)
05:22 PM TurBoss: ok I'm on it
05:22 PM TurBoss: Current branch master is up to date.
05:22 PM TurBoss: :\
05:23 PM TurBoss: nothing yet
05:23 PM Cromaglious_: Im at 2905 or so....
05:24 PM Cromaglious_: Turboss cab tou probe?
05:24 PM Cromaglious_: Can you probe?
05:24 PM TurBoss: what? sorry
05:24 PM Cromaglious_: Do you have a way to run a probe?
05:25 PM TurBoss: no
05:25 PM TurBoss: a touch sensor?
05:25 PM Cromaglious_: I'd get through 500 or so data points then it would error out
05:25 PM TurBoss: Cromaglioud: run some tests?
05:26 PM Cromaglious_: Yep touch probe
05:26 PM TurBoss: ah no I don't have any
05:26 PM TurBoss: debounce?
05:26 PM TurBoss: I mean impur debounce
05:26 PM TurBoss: *input
05:27 PM Cromaglious_: I made one using thin steel strips
05:27 PM TurBoss: how is your wiring? pull ups?
05:27 PM Cromaglious_: Hmmm dont tgink it was debounce peoblems but I'll add a cap to check
05:28 PM TurBoss: andypugh : are you on the master branch or i chould checout another one?
05:28 PM TurBoss: *should
05:29 PM TurBoss: Cromaglious : fine
05:29 PM andypugh: TurBoss: Master. The earlier versions don’t have that feature
05:29 PM TurBoss: I'm trying to pull but it tells that i'm update
05:30 PM andypugh: TurBoss: Might take a while to filter through from git.linuxcnc.org to github, thinking about it.
05:30 PM TurBoss: ahhhh yes I was thinking about that just now
05:30 PM TurBoss: ok
05:31 PM andypugh: It seems to be there now
05:31 PM Cromaglious_: Though using G38.4 and G38.5 debounce isn't really an issue
05:32 PM TurBoss: okthey come
05:32 PM TurBoss: Cromaglious_ : sorry no idea then
05:34 PM TurBoss: andypugh: FIXED!!
05:34 PM TurBoss: Thank you so much
05:50 PM TurBoss: gn8
05:52 PM DieFledermaus is now known as insomnia
06:58 PM Crom: wheeeee
07:49 PM tiwake: anyone use (CNC) plasma cutters before? the local makerspace I just found out about, evidently needs somebody to teach how to use it, cause nobody knows how
07:50 PM Crom: Is it linuxcnc controlled?
07:50 PM tiwake: no its not
07:50 PM tiwake: I mean general speeds and feeds I guess
07:50 PM Crom: Mach3?
07:51 PM tiwake: http://gotorch.com/
07:51 PM Crom: Gcode ripper is a good addition for a cnc plasma cutter...
07:52 PM Crom: That's in thw machine manual
07:53 PM Crom: The plasma cutter manual
07:54 PM Crom: Then it's generating the tool paths... Gotorch seems like it does the cam portion
07:54 PM tiwake: PlasmaCAM supposedly
07:56 PM Crom: Designcam software and plasmacam hardware
07:56 PM tiwake: regardless about all that, I'm curious about speeds/feeds based on material type and thickness
07:57 PM tiwake: I guess the distance between the plasma cutter head and the surface of the material too
07:58 PM tiwake: suppose I could start here https://infogalactic.com/info/Plasma_cutting
07:59 PM tiwake: hmm, can a plasma cutter be used on graphite?
08:26 PM gregcnc: https://youtu.be/8p7CSNbX8vM 3D printing in jello?
08:30 PM JesusAlos1 is now known as JesusAlos
08:31 PM mycel: hey! can anybody tell me how long a parallel cable can be? I will be using it with a USB adapter
08:32 PM skunkworks_: mycel, what exactly are you doing?
08:32 PM mycel: buying a parallel cable :E
08:33 PM mycel: haven't done anything yet tbh
08:34 PM mycel: skunkworks_: my problem is that I have a big machine which is on the opposite side of the room and it will be nearly to impossible to get the pc next to the machine
08:34 PM skunkworks_: usb adapter?
08:34 PM mycel: it is a USB-LPT adapter from the manufacturer of that machine
08:34 PM mycel: so I HOPE it works :)
08:34 PM skunkworks_: not with linuxcnc..
08:35 PM mycel: well, that wasn't the question in the first place
08:35 PM skunkworks_: heh - well that is the answer...
08:35 PM mycel: but good to know...
08:38 PM mycel: well, and if I had a parallel port ... what would your answer then be?
08:46 PM skunkworks_: I don't really know :) Depends - is it step/direction or some sort of other protocol?
08:51 PM mycel: uhm, it's a XZ-styrocutter
08:51 PM mycel: so I suppose step/direction?
08:59 PM Crom_: foam styro cutter uses 4 channels right? XFront Xback ZorYfront ZorYback?
09:00 PM mycel: sounds about right
09:01 PM mycel: I suppose linuxcnc is the way to go from what I seen on youtube - the mach3 interface is horrible
09:01 PM Crom_: I have a 25' parallel cable and it works fine...
09:01 PM Crom_: thats on a real parallel port
09:01 PM mycel: how long is that in cm?
09:02 PM mycel: 762?
09:02 PM Crom_: 8M basically
09:02 PM mycel: okay, cool thanks.
09:03 PM Crom_: 7,6m
09:03 PM Crom_: 7,62m exactly
09:03 PM mycel: so I guess I'll ditch mach3 and go to linuxcnc. at least there are people knowing things :)
09:04 PM mycel: or rather a helping community
09:04 PM Crom_: mach3 is a closed source... you can get linuxcnc problems fixed
09:07 PM mycel: I guess the biggest problem will be to find a cable that long nowadays
09:07 PM Crom_: where you at?
09:07 PM mycel: germany
09:08 PM Crom_: I have an extra 25' can't shiip until June
09:08 PM mycel: good to know - where are you at?
09:09 PM Crom_: Peoples Republic of kalifornistani (California)
09:09 PM mycel: :)
09:09 PM mycel: what I recently learned that there are different kinds of lpt cables. I just bought a cable with a wrong connector
09:10 PM Crom_: I bough a 1m that was actually a serial cable... not enough wires
09:11 PM Crom_: I'm working on an Arduino Mega Ethernet poor man Mesa setup
09:11 PM mycel: whatever works I guess
09:11 PM mycel: what are you doing with your machine?
09:13 PM mycel: what I need is male to male d-sub25 parallel port, right? I mean in technical terms
09:13 PM mycel: *parallel port cable
09:13 PM {HD}: You could use a gender changer to connect a few cables together...
09:14 PM mycel: oh indeed
09:22 PM mycel: DELOCK 89015 <--- I cannot find information if this card would work in the linuxcnc wiki - does anybody know by chance if that'd work?
09:24 PM Crom_: maybe should
09:25 PM mycel: at least only 12 bucks
09:25 PM Crom_: says it has support for linux 2.6
09:25 PM mycel: yup
09:26 PM mycel: ah great... also found long cables
09:26 PM mycel: even extentions
09:27 PM mycel: not too expensive as well *phew*
10:47 PM chopper79: Evening
10:49 PM chopper79: Doing a bit of thinking on adding a keypad to my mill. Using a 7i92 + 7i77. Has anyone here used a keypad on linuxcnc using mesa hardware?
11:12 PM wicki_: hi *
11:13 PM wicki_: I want to change the axis-type of the x-axis of a xyz-machine from linear to angular - but when I do so, I get: emcTrajSetAxes failing: axes=3 axismask=e
11:41 PM insomnia is now known as WeedJesus
11:41 PM Tom_L: should be A B or C