#linuxcnc Logs

May 12 2017

#linuxcnc Calendar

12:15 AM Gene_home: anyone have experience with aliexpress ER25, ER11, ER20 collets?
12:17 AM LeelooMinai: Well, I have an ER11 set from China, but I would not say I have experience - they seem to be fine, but I did not really measure anything around them yet - that is if they add to the runout, etc.
12:19 AM Gene_home: any other tooling you have purchased from aliexpress you could comment on?
12:19 AM LeelooMinai: Tons of things - I can only say that if you have a reasonable sense of what to expect, you will probably get exactly that. ie, I never realy got something that would make me angry:)
01:49 AM IchGucksLive: morning from Germany
01:51 AM IchGucksLive: have a nice day ;-=
05:14 AM XXCoder: ever wonered where those smurfs come from? Not anymore! http://s3.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/5/4/4/180544_slide.jpg
06:19 AM Deejay: re
06:37 AM jthornton: Tom_L: I think I've fixed the logger to strip all control characters from any post
06:46 AM jthornton: ®
06:51 AM jthornton: hmmm
06:52 AM jthornton: hmmm
06:52 AM jthornton: test
06:53 AM jthornton: it would help if I looked at the correct day in the logs
07:03 AM {HD}: Great. craigslist blocked my ip again!
07:15 AM jthornton: Yea I just found a 12v 600ma power supply for the chicken mansion automation
07:44 AM TurBoss: did anyone compile glade 3.8.5 under ubunt >16.10?
08:31 AM JT-Shop: the newest ubuntu I have is 10.04
08:38 AM IchGucksLive: hi all
08:40 AM IchGucksLive: only a view posts have a nice day ;-)
08:52 AM Jymmm: CaptHindsight: Well done grasshopper... The Wiki-Fu is strong with this one!
11:49 AM miss0r: Do you guys know the feeling, when you've offset your boring head, to take a measurement, and decide to do a springpass, before realizing you've offset the tool ? :'[
11:50 AM DaViruz: now you have to mount the MIG handle in the boring tool :/
11:51 AM Loetmichel_: DaViruz: no. he has to use the MIG to remount the boring tool ;)
11:51 AM miss0r: lol
11:51 AM archivist: or mig the holes in the milling table
11:51 AM miss0r: I hit the emergency stop so fast I just removed ~ 0.5mm in the wrong place, and bend the cutting insert right to kingdom come
11:52 AM Loetmichel_: <- uses mostly 1/8" carbide tools... there IS no bending.
11:53 AM miss0r: It seems the only thing that was damaged was the work piece and the generic chinesium brazed carbide tool
11:53 AM Loetmichel_: but i had to pull carbide shards from my face more than once
11:53 AM miss0r: hehe :)
11:54 AM miss0r: I find I get pretty good results with the chinesium brazed tools - given that you grind and hone them
11:54 AM miss0r: But I hate it, when I have these small heart attacks
11:55 AM Loetmichel_: and one time on my home CNC i managed to weld the 1/8" shaft to the vice... funny how fast a carbide shaft goes red->yellow->white when the steppers stall pressing the shaft to the side of the vice while it spins 24kRPM ;)
11:55 AM miss0r: I did this before dinner, and was pretty bummed out when I was eating. So the wife made me promise she wouldn't find me down here tomorrow dead because I decided to drink motor oil. and thats an easy promise, All I have here is grease and way oil
11:56 AM miss0r: wow
11:57 AM Loetmichel_: wouldnt have believed that you could friction weld carbide to cast iron ;)
11:57 AM miss0r: that is pretty nuts. How did you get it off?
11:57 AM Loetmichel_: big hammer
11:58 AM Loetmichel_: such a 1/8" bit is only €5.45
11:58 AM Loetmichel_: i break them by the dozen ;)
12:03 PM miss0r: Luckily for me, a friend of mine works in a large toolshop, where they make plastic casting forms for hearing aids'n stuff. they throw out their carbide endmills when they have done 125minuts of cutting. disregardless of wheather it was cutting hardened steel or plastics. He collect the good ones and bring them to me. I have quite the collection by now
12:04 PM Loetmichel: miss0r: i do mostly aluiminium sheets with carbide enmills on a CNC 6040
12:04 PM Loetmichel: the moment something isnt quite THAT fixed you'll need a new mill bit
12:04 PM miss0r: one of the generic ebay models?
12:04 PM miss0r: yeah :)
12:05 PM Loetmichel: ... so there are days when i go thru a full 10 pack of 2mm 2 flute
12:05 PM miss0r: the 2 mm ones are also quite fragile
12:05 PM Loetmichel: and weeks when i do 100 enclosures with one and the same bit :-)
12:06 PM Loetmichel: miss0r: slightly upgraded chinesium, yes
12:06 PM Loetmichel: https://youtu.be/CqXauMOhWos
12:07 PM miss0r: i'm not judging. I started my cnc life with a 2030 I believe. The smallets generic one. i learned alot using it. but when I started making two sided PCBs I noticed it wasent quite lining up... This particular one was 1.9mm off over 160mm :)
12:07 PM Loetmichel: lifted the gantry 20mm, made a vacuum table, changed the stepper couplers to something a bit more reliable ;)
12:08 PM miss0r: holy.... thats alot of holes :)
12:08 PM Loetmichel: ... all three broke on me after about a year of 8h/5days a week service
12:09 PM Loetmichel: miss0r: you think?
12:09 PM Loetmichel: :-)
12:09 PM miss0r: On my chinesium model, I discovered that the linear rails for x and y was just bolted to the side of the structure - no pocket for it to sit in. So basically it was mounted on top of the paint.
12:10 PM miss0r: I think chinesium has come along way since on some points
12:10 PM Loetmichel: was this Enclosure: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=16414&g2_imageViewsIndex=1
12:10 PM Loetmichel: the sides werent that bad
12:10 PM miss0r: looking pretty good. So you have a press for doing the sides?
12:10 PM Loetmichel: the front and back plate however... especially the back plate... 4mm thick...
12:11 PM Loetmichel: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=16411&g2_imageViewsIndex=1
12:11 PM Loetmichel: no, doing it by hand
12:11 PM Loetmichel: thats why the bends are slotted to half the sheet thickness
12:11 PM Loetmichel: you dont need a press then ;)
12:12 PM miss0r: By now it seems obvious to me, that I will need to order an enclosure from you, when I have completed the prototype EDM :)
12:12 PM Loetmichel: miss0r: o only make prototypes that way
12:13 PM Loetmichel: and our customers are mostly military... they have no problem paying somewhat big bills ;)
12:13 PM miss0r: hehe :) mine will always be a prototype. I just like your design ;)
12:14 PM Loetmichel: THAT was a funny project: ONE video projector to EMI-sield... ONE. made 3 enclosures until every hole fitted the corresponding fixture on the projector... ;) -> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=15862&g2_imageViewsIndex=1
12:15 PM Loetmichel: shield
12:16 PM Loetmichel: ... thats the crux if you do 3d sheet metal in a 2d corel draw 8 "cad" ;)
12:17 PM miss0r: I would need something like that. I am worried about the emi from my edm. it is pretty nasty
12:17 PM Loetmichel: sometimes the gray matter computer adds/subtracts the "give" for the bend in the wrong direction
12:17 PM Loetmichel: ... i even managed to mirror the whole bottom plate of the projector on the first try ;)
12:17 PM miss0r: so you do these at home?
12:18 PM Loetmichel: company
12:18 PM Loetmichel: my home mill is a lot smaller
12:18 PM Loetmichel: and selfbuilt
12:18 PM miss0r: I used to have an arboga mill, I converted to cnc. Whats yours like?
12:19 PM JT-Shop: I hope proterface estimate of 18 days to print is wrong...
12:19 PM Loetmichel: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=12569
12:19 PM IchGucksLive: hi
12:19 PM miss0r: hello ^
12:19 PM TurBoss: hio
12:19 PM miss0r: Loetmichel: It seems somewhat unstable? :)
12:19 PM TurBoss: \o/
12:20 PM Loetmichel: it isnt
12:20 PM Loetmichel: at all
12:21 PM miss0r: alright :) its just the x-y part that looks a little flimsy from where i'm sitting
12:22 PM miss0r: but I have become acustomed to a 2.5 metric ton cnc machine from the olden days... (86')
12:23 PM Loetmichel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Ov69t0uwo
12:24 PM Loetmichel: it only has 200*110mm*110mm travel
12:24 PM Loetmichel: not THAT much metal needed to get it sturdy enough there ;)
12:25 PM Loetmichel: *searching*
12:26 PM miss0r: I guess :)
12:26 PM Loetmichel: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=14034&g2_imageViewsIndex=1 <- there it is dismantled
12:26 PM Loetmichel: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=14037&g2_imageViewsIndex=1 <- "uups"
12:26 PM Loetmichel: http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=14040 <- and back together
12:27 PM miss0r: What acuracy are you getting with that setup?
12:28 PM Loetmichel: close to 0.05mm
12:28 PM Loetmichel: at least if i refrain from using G0 for milling ;)
12:28 PM miss0r: hehe alright
12:54 PM yeltrow: Anyone here ever do a repStrap (linuxcnc to 3d printer)?
01:04 PM dioz: oh shit boys we weld galv iron (mild steel) in trade schook! we got about 12 guys all in one room burning up some metql
01:04 PM dioz: shop instructor makes no mention of how "deadly" it is... unlike a majority of the people here who seem to think it will kill you!
01:05 PM SpeedEvil: It is not deadly.
01:05 PM dioz: not what a lot of the guys here have said.
01:05 PM IchGucksLive: yeltrow: there are 30USD all in one 3D makers so why shoudt we do this
01:05 PM SpeedEvil: It is severely affecting, in cases where there is high dosages.
01:05 PM SpeedEvil: Is there air extraction in the room?
01:05 PM dioz: yes.
01:06 PM dioz: it's a huge shop with 20 welding stations
01:07 PM dioz: i'm a tin banged by trade. i asked a question in here aboult welding thin gauge mild steel (galv iron)
01:07 PM dioz: thr channel erupted into a majority of people telling me it wqs unadvisable and dangerous and deadly
01:07 PM yeltrow: IchGucksLive: Great question. I intend to print something that isn't dumb old PLA, and I want to use the existing slicing tools. I need real servo control and hal. I'm not comfortable with giving control of .5kW servos to an arduino.
01:08 PM CaptHindsight: yeltrow: What type of 3D printer? I've used LCNC for FDM, SLA, SLS and more
01:09 PM yeltrow: Not plastic. Imagine I want to hook my miller 250A wirefeed welder to my milling machine and have it build up a structure out of welded beads.
01:10 PM archivist: cruelty to milling machines!
01:10 PM yeltrow: CaptHindsight: Did you leave the M107 etc in the slicer generated G-code, or did you remap it to M707 or something instead.
01:10 PM yeltrow: ?
01:12 PM CaptHindsight: yeltrow: anything tainted by hipster maker devs has to be fiddled with incessantly, do what you have to do...
01:14 PM yeltrow: Barf: I was just about to use MachineKit, because it does some of this stuff out of the box, but the pcnc configure scripts don't even mention the mesa ethernet boards, so I was worried I might not be able to get it working.
01:15 PM yeltrow: CaptHindsight: How long ago did you use linuxcnc to do that? Have M100-199 always been off-the-table for remapping?
01:16 PM CaptHindsight: I'm currently building machines with LCNC
01:16 PM CaptHindsight: M codes are used all the time
01:17 PM yeltrow: CaptHindsight: The scripts I found for https://github.com/sam0737/hrepstrap seemed like a really good start, but I can't get it to pick up M107 etc.
01:17 PM yeltrow: Do you have a .ini that you have used for such machines?
01:19 PM IchGucksLive: yeltrow: https://youtu.be/_8EcJnrXFAI
01:21 PM CaptHindsight: yeltrow: are you building a 3-axis Cartesian system with servos?
01:22 PM Jymmm: Yaya baby!!! https://vengeancestills.com/
01:23 PM yeltrow: IchGucksLive-Thank you for the video. Watching it now.
01:24 PM yeltrow: CaptHindsight: It will use a core xy drive. So, mostly cartesian.
01:29 PM CaptHindsight: yeltrow: pncconf is there to get you started, it's not a complete setup tool
01:32 PM yeltrow: CaptHindsight: I understand what you mean about pncconf -- It got me started with the mesa ethernet board. After that was when the fun started. I tried taking the output from slic3r and I saw it was full of Mcodes that needed interpreted.
01:33 PM yeltrow: Then I started looking at remapping those codes. That is where I am stuck.
01:43 PM CaptHindsight: the people that wrote the slicers you are using assumed that you'd just use the same hardware as them
01:44 PM yeltrow: IchGucksLive: I watched the video, created an executable M170 file in nc_files, and restarted linuxcnc. I keep getting "unknown m code used: M170. Do I need REMAP entries in the .ini file to make it go?
01:44 PM IchGucksLive: no
01:44 PM CaptHindsight: so expect to have to fix everything yourself
01:45 PM IchGucksLive: what is in the M170
01:45 PM IchGucksLive: OH did you do the INI change to USERMCODE
01:47 PM IchGucksLive: yeltrow: USER_M_PATH = FULL_PATH _NAME
01:47 PM IchGucksLive: yeltrow: under [RS274NGC] section
01:53 PM yeltrow: IchGucksLive: That was the smoking gun I was looking for. It now runs the scripts. Thank you so much!
01:53 PM IchGucksLive: NP
01:57 PM IchGucksLive: im off GN8 from Germany
02:58 PM chopper79: Afternoon.... Have a quick question for everyone. Can I use the halui.program.run for program start and resume?
02:59 PM chopper79: I see there is a resume bit, but trying to eliminate an extra push button for just resume. Figured using halui.program.run for cycle start and resume would be possible.
03:00 PM cradek: what happens when you try it in simulation?
03:00 PM chopper79: Have not ried yet... figured I would see if anybdy knew if it was possible before attempting to mess something up.
03:03 PM chopper79: May have to run it trouhg an and2 and let lcnc know what to look for. ....hmmm
03:03 PM JT-Shop: chopper79: I use one button for pause/resume
03:04 PM chopper79: Cool so it is pssible. Are you running it through a and2?
03:04 PM chopper79: Or just as a cycle start only and it just happens to work?
03:06 PM chopper79: Seen a toggle function in lcnc. May look into this as well.
03:16 PM JT-Shop: https://forum.linuxcnc.org/47-hal-examples/13201-run-step-hold-resume-buttons
03:17 PM chopper79: JT-Shop: got it... Looks like it is using the toggle functions. Thank you for the link
03:18 PM chopper79: along with and2
03:22 PM JT-Shop: toggle2nist is the key
04:12 PM XXCoder: JT-Shop: finally got hotend assembly
04:13 PM XXCoder: sadly the termoresistor is pre-broken. :( complaining now
04:24 PM JT-Shop: crap, I hate when that happens... now another month?
04:25 PM JT-Shop: I've actually been printing parts all day :) finally
04:25 PM XXCoder: dunno
04:25 PM JT-Shop: came from china?
04:25 PM XXCoder: if so, as well as order termocoupler
04:25 PM XXCoder: so can stand to hotter temperates
04:26 PM XXCoder: upgraded the hotend to all metal as it is compitable. yay
04:29 PM Deejay: gn8
04:30 PM XXCoder: jt this clone definitely is a real clone of m3d. other one dont even match spec
04:31 PM XXCoder: this one does. thats why my m3d all metal throat upgrade fits
04:32 PM Cromaglious_: what a nightmare switching from dd-wrt to open-wrt
05:25 PM Vitran: Hey rob_h!
05:26 PM rob_h: hi
05:26 PM Vitran: I checked out a link to some of the paintball markers you made. Really nice
05:28 PM Vitran: I'm actually doing layout for the control board for the Hardinge. Came back to check some reference photos
05:29 PM Vitran: This is a crazy project.
05:29 PM rob_h: aaah the fun of it all
05:32 PM Vitran: I made a funny little thing. A thing to hold my 25-DSub connectors vertically so I can still remove them
05:32 PM Vitran: https://ibb.co/cYwzy5
05:37 PM JT-Shop: phipli: I tested the 12v motor today and it has lots of torque
05:39 PM JT-Shop: hey rob_h
05:41 PM rob_h: hi hi
05:43 PM JT-Shop: got your machine up and running yet heheh
05:43 PM rob_h: no
05:43 PM rob_h: waiting on bits
05:43 PM rob_h: the boring part
05:44 PM rob_h: maybe have bits end next week so if i get then i know what the weekend is all about
05:44 PM rob_h: then maybe just maybe i can make some chips again as should't take long todo
05:44 PM rob_h: just making all the motor mount adapters for the indexer tho and new shafts so put the gears on
05:45 PM rob_h: as old motors had taper shaft with gears that went on to that.. and new motors are straight shafts
05:46 PM JT-Shop: sounds like fun
05:46 PM JT-Shop: did I tell you I'm a chicken rancher now lol
05:47 PM rob_h: haha well get some nice fresh eggs now
05:48 PM JT-Shop: yea, neighbor chickens are pushers... they laid a dozen or so in my yard and quit so I had to buy some chicks lol
05:48 PM JT-Shop: got me hooked on fresh eggs
05:49 PM rob_h: mm nice omlet i think
05:50 PM JT-Shop: http://gnipsel.com/images/chicks/5weeks.jpg
05:51 PM JT-Shop: got another 15 to 20 weeks before eggs start popping out lol
05:51 PM rob_h: dont have to worry about them getting eaten by something then
05:52 PM JT-Shop: http://gnipsel.com/images/chicks/coop03.jpg
05:52 PM JT-Shop: they have a chicken fort to stay in at night
05:52 PM JT-Shop: http://gnipsel.com/images/chicks/chicken-run-1.jpg
05:53 PM rob_h: think i might move in there
05:54 PM JT-Shop: lol
05:55 PM chopper79: Need to get you some Turkeys
06:04 PM rob_h: ostrich or two also
06:05 PM chopper79: JT-Shop: Looks like you have some Production Reds or Rhode Island Reds, and a Barred Rock. Is this correct?
06:06 PM chopper79: rob_h: I would love an ostrich.
06:06 PM chopper79: Just chickens and turkey for me at this moment.
06:08 PM JT-Shop: yea RRR and Barred Rock
06:08 PM JT-Shop: so far one of the Barred Rock is a rooster for sure
06:09 PM JT-Shop: err RIR not RRR
06:10 PM chopper79: When I had RIR they laid all year very well. The barred was a slacker.
06:14 PM chopper79: We have 1 rooster (Black Java) and the rest are a mix of Silkie, White Brahmas, Silver Wyandotte, Golden Java, Buffs. They all lay daily and even very well during winter. The hatch we just had produced a bunch of mutts. So they are pretty cool, and we have another clutch in the bator now. Turkeys are just 7 Bronze Broad Breasted straight run.
06:14 PM chopper79: Vent sex all of our chicks so we can keep the pullet and get rid of the extra roos
06:23 PM chopper79: waiting on primer to dry for my control panel..... so boring.
06:27 PM JT-Shop: this is my first chicks
06:27 PM JT-Shop: vent sex?
06:28 PM chopper79: You are able to tell the sex of a chick on day 1 or 2 based on their vent.
06:28 PM JT-Shop: these were about a week old I guess when I bought them
06:29 PM JT-Shop: the RIR grow like crazy
06:29 PM chopper79: Still would have worked.
06:29 PM chopper79: Yeah they do
06:29 PM JT-Shop: how do you tell
06:30 PM chopper79: Females will have a smooth genital fold and males will have what looks like a pimple.
06:30 PM chopper79: If done wrong it can hurt the chick so have to be careful.
06:31 PM JT-Shop: at 5 weeks I think I know which one is a rooster lol
06:31 PM chopper79: Since all their junk and anus is all in one hole....
06:32 PM chopper79: Yeah at 5 weeks it should be easy to tell...lol
06:32 PM chopper79: At 1 -5 days not so much
06:32 PM SpeedEvil: DIY MRI
06:34 PM chopper79: This is our first go around with a rooster. I will have to say it has been a great enjoyment having him around. Keeps the girls laying and the flock in order.
06:35 PM chopper79: SpeedEvil: yeah one of those DIY MRI might work.
06:37 PM JT-Shop: chopper79: did you see the coop and run
06:38 PM chopper79: JT-Shop: Yes and it looks awesome. Good job!
06:40 PM JT-Shop: thanks, it was a fun buil'
06:40 PM JT-Shop: d
06:41 PM chopper79: You went a bit more wild then I did... I just built a 8x8x8 box with a slant roof.
06:42 PM JT-Shop: I'm an over achiever lol
06:42 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop what does that code do now?
06:42 PM Tom_L: i can't test it here right now
06:43 PM JT-Shop: strip anything but normal characters
06:43 PM chopper79: Well I do have a gutter that collects rain water formt he coop roof and passes it through a filter to keep their water dish full. The run is just a a simple 4x8 fenced area as they spent 90% of their time running the yard.
06:43 PM Tom_L: i _was_ gonna try to 'ignore' the buildbot entirely since they have all that info recorded
06:43 PM JT-Shop: http://gnipsel.com/images/chicks/chicken-run-1.jpg
06:44 PM Tom_L: not sure if that's what this does...
06:44 PM chopper79: Go back to the coop on their own at night and I close the door. Open n the morning and let them party
06:44 PM JT-Shop: I'm making an auto door opener and closer with an ardunio nano and a photocell
06:45 PM JT-Shop: time to retire to the couch
06:45 PM TurBoss: very cool
06:45 PM TurBoss: th door
06:45 PM TurBoss: :D
06:45 PM chopper79: put a sensor on the door as a buddy of mine smashed a bird
06:46 PM chopper79: bird was up past its bed time and decided to sit in the door opening....
06:46 PM Tom_L: the door drive shouldn't be rigid anyway
06:46 PM chopper79: I agree.
06:47 PM Tom_L: like a string etc
06:47 PM chopper79: not saying it was the best design... just pointnig out that a sensor is a nice saftey measure
06:48 PM Tom_L: RFID the birds, then you know where they are
06:48 PM Tom_L: if you really wanna get fancy
06:49 PM chopper79: JT-Shop: If your birds are like mine then they do not go by the sun. They go in at the exact same time every night regardless of season or sun amount. So the ohotcell in my case would not work in the winter as they are out to about 7pm daily.
06:49 PM chopper79: A timer would work for me
06:50 PM chopper79: Well time to spray some paint and go get food. Have a good one evetybody.
06:51 PM Tom_L: cheers
06:54 PM zeeshan: Vitran: takin a few min break from machining
06:54 PM zeeshan: did you get the files you needed
06:58 PM Tom_L: truck parts?
06:59 PM XXCoder: JT-Shop: I managed to fit m3d "orginial" on machine, used broken clamp as clamps lol
06:59 PM XXCoder: its not quite compitable but I can print with it for now
07:01 PM Vitran: zeeshan: I got the wiring diagrams
07:01 PM Vitran: Much less detail compared to mine
07:04 PM zeeshan: Tom_L: yea
07:05 PM zeeshan: need to finish all the machining for the weld fixtures by this weekend/week
07:05 PM zeeshan: gone on vacation next week :)
07:05 PM zeeshan: Vitran: ah
07:05 PM XXCoder: zeeshan: hows things
07:05 PM Tom_L: got em all programmed?
07:05 PM zeeshan: not yet
07:05 PM zeeshan: after i do the truck stuff
07:05 PM zeeshan: ill program em
07:05 PM zeeshan: i like programming, dont have to physically work :)
07:05 PM zeeshan: XXCoder: good, you?
07:05 PM XXCoder: same
07:06 PM zeeshan: if you guys havent noticed
07:06 PM zeeshan: i know Vitran in person
07:06 PM zeeshan: :)
07:06 PM XXCoder: holy shit
07:06 PM zeeshan: he's the one with the big ass deckel machine
07:06 PM XXCoder: lol
07:06 PM Tom_L: question is, does he claim to know you as well?
07:06 PM zeeshan: he'll never admit it :)
07:06 PM Vitran: never heard of him.....
07:07 PM XXCoder: completely understood
07:07 PM XXCoder: ;)
07:07 PM roycroft: does anyone know how distorted thread/oval flange nuts are made?
07:07 PM Vitran: Also, the Deckel doesn't have the tool changer working, which really sucks
07:09 PM zeeshan: Vitran is trying to convert his hardgine cnc lathe to linuxcnc
07:09 PM zeeshan: so he can join the dark side
07:09 PM XXCoder: makews sense, we have cookies.
07:09 PM Vitran: I ripped out the PLC on Wednesday
07:09 PM * BeachBumPete thinks about his own CNC lathe project sitting idle in the shop SIGH
07:09 PM * roycroft has no cookies, but is thinking of baking some tonight
07:09 PM Vitran: Found out that everything is 200VAC inside today
07:09 PM zeeshan: i hope youre taking pictures as you're going along
07:09 PM Vitran: Oh yeah
07:09 PM zeeshan: BeachBumPete: lol
07:09 PM zeeshan: mines collecting dust
07:10 PM zeeshan: boat anchor
07:10 PM BeachBumPete: I just recently cleaned up the shop from all the clutter that had been in there that was blocking my access to the electronics cabinet
07:10 PM Vitran: I have no idea how to make the guts of Linux CNC run a servo. I can do steppers all day long, but never a servo
07:10 PM BeachBumPete: might spend some time out there this weekend
07:10 PM zeeshan: you got tachometers on your servos
07:10 PM XXCoder: I really need to work on my cnc router
07:10 PM XXCoder: get electrics affixed on board
07:11 PM Vitran: I do have tacho generators
07:11 PM XXCoder: fit it inside box, cover it
07:11 PM zeeshan: need to figure out what kind of signal your drives need
07:11 PM zeeshan: +/-10v is what 7i77 outputs
07:11 PM zeeshan: need to feed the encoder signal from your servos also into 7i77
07:11 PM zeeshan: then rest is done in the software
07:13 PM Tom_L: Vitran, using PID loop with encoder feedback
07:14 PM Vitran: I know how to do that in theory
07:14 PM Vitran: but I have never driven a servo yet
07:14 PM Vitran: First I need a 24VDC power supply, however I could use the old one
07:15 PM Tom_L: 24?
07:15 PM Vitran: All the SSR are 24V, except the turret which is 12 and the encoders that use 5
07:15 PM zeeshan: any of you guys seen one of these before http://i.imgur.com/PbCHMVi.jpg
07:15 PM zeeshan: http://i.imgur.com/Ewyl0vb.jpg
07:15 PM zeeshan: its a bore welder
07:15 PM zeeshan: my buddy who works at cat gave it to me
07:15 PM zeeshan: i wonder if it's worth anything
07:15 PM zeeshan: it weighs like 120lb
07:16 PM BeachBumPete: apparently when you crash your brand new quadcopter and it flips over in the grass, it is NOT advisable to have the throttle spinned up. It has a tendency to release a bunch of magic smoke and sorta light the grass on fire. Just a PSA
07:36 PM gregcnc: zeeshan that gizmo looks neat. it appears to weld a bore for rework
07:36 PM zeeshan: take it :)
11:24 PM Cromaglious_: ugh... bricked a router... TL-WR841N gotta find an UNO and make a JTAG rig