#linuxcnc Logs

Mar 29 2019

#linuxcnc Calendar

01:22 AM pink_vampire: hi
04:18 AM XXCoder: flying fork
04:34 AM Deejay: moin
04:36 AM jthornton: morning
04:36 AM XXCoder: heys
04:36 AM jthornton: what ever critter had snuck into the shop has been caught
04:37 AM jthornton: hmm looks like it's a cat
04:37 AM XXCoder: shop cam eh
04:38 AM jthornton: yea a rpi camera
04:39 AM XXCoder: cool :) maybe cat just needs to borrow youir cnc machine
04:39 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqMrKp1E1uJ
04:39 AM jthornton: it's just been crapping on the floor and pissing and knocking stuff off the shelves
04:40 AM XXCoder: wildcat?
04:40 AM jthornton: I'd guess a feral cat
04:40 AM XXCoder: yeah what I meant :)
04:42 AM jthornton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcat
04:42 AM XXCoder: yeah i used wrong word
04:43 AM jthornton: looks like the wildcat is only across the pond
04:45 AM jthornton: https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2012/04/living-large-carnivores
04:50 AM jthornton: do you use any conversational controls?
04:50 AM XXCoder: not sure what you mean with comnversational controls?
04:51 AM jthornton: like fanuc maunal guide i
04:51 AM XXCoder: i pretty much dont use manual mode
04:52 AM XXCoder: most times anyway. i usually use jog in those rare case. for example if i get bad stock I need to get closet to squared up
04:53 AM jthornton: I'm just looking for ideas for my touch screen
04:54 AM XXCoder: all cnc machines at work has manual controls like knobs, signal generator wheel etc
04:54 AM XXCoder: only few has touch screens, and i usually dont use touch anyway
04:54 AM XXCoder: *physical
04:59 AM jthornton: yea I left the big door open the other day when the humidity was low and the temp up and the dang cat must have slipped in
05:00 AM jthornton: I noticed something from my makeshift desk on the floor the other day and yesterday found stuff knocked off a shelf and the piss/poop pile
05:01 AM XXCoder: is someone else talking? i have short list of people in ognore lol
05:02 AM jthornton: just me and you
05:03 AM XXCoder: lol ok on of your comments seemed to be reply to someone, confused me lol
05:05 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqUiOYEis9d
05:05 AM XXCoder: know whats funny?
05:05 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqUsNzYOMpx
05:06 AM jthornton: no
05:06 AM XXCoder: no machine at work displays 3d model and toolpathing
05:06 AM XXCoder: just scrolling gcode lol
05:06 AM Deejay: oh, what a sweet cat :)
05:06 AM Deejay: give her some food
05:06 AM XXCoder: no idea it may be a hellcon cat
05:07 AM XXCoder: love that gui jt'
05:07 AM jthornton: I thought that none of the commercial controls had a backplot
05:07 AM jthornton: thanks, it's version 4
05:09 AM pink_vampire: jthornton: look amazing!!!!!!
05:10 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqWJMsuX8py
05:11 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqWSjbtbDcU
05:11 AM jthornton: thanks
05:12 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqWsKvWNkty
05:15 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqXejLHERiQ
05:15 AM jthornton: https://imagebin.ca/v/4bqXnmi5zrsV
05:19 AM XXCoder: whats import dxf used for?
05:20 AM jthornton: to import a path from a 2D dxf file
05:23 AM Tom_L: morning
05:24 AM pink_vampire: is there a way to show a table of g54-g59.3
05:24 AM jthornton: morning
05:24 AM jthornton: show the offsets?
05:24 AM pink_vampire: yes
05:24 AM jthornton: in QtPyVCP yes
05:25 AM pink_vampire: in pyvcp
05:25 AM jthornton: let me think a bit on that
05:26 AM pink_vampire: i was trying to find something in the "show hal configuration" but didn't find anything
05:27 AM jthornton: they are variables
05:27 AM jthornton: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/gcode/overview.html#sub:numbered-parameters
05:28 AM Tom_L: there should be a way to do that
05:28 AM pink_vampire: i know in pathpilot there is offsets table
05:29 AM Tom_L: they're all stored in your .var file
05:30 AM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g54-g59.3
05:30 AM Tom_L: using those numbers
05:30 AM jthornton: Tom_L: did you see the screenshots?
05:30 AM Tom_L: no but i'm gettin there...
05:30 AM jthornton: lol
05:31 AM pink_vampire: but how you display a variable in pyvcp?
05:32 AM Tom_L: lookin pretty good
05:32 AM Tom_L: pink_vampire with crayola?
05:32 AM Tom_L: using a float number widget
05:33 AM Tom_L: i know you can because it's already on the display
05:34 AM pink_vampire: s32 Number ?
05:35 AM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gui/pyvcp.html#_number_displays
05:38 AM pink_vampire: i see, but how do i set a veriable in the postgui.hal?
05:48 AM Tom_L: pink_vampire, speak german? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dm5Zi2Ty9w
05:48 AM Tom_L: shows how i believe
05:50 AM pink_vampire: lol no
05:51 AM pink_vampire: but let's see
05:51 AM jthornton: he is showing how to display a variable from g code
05:54 AM jthornton: hmm dunno now he is using features=12
06:07 AM jthornton: pink_vampire: I think you would need a userspace python component to have the pins... checking into it
06:08 AM pink_vampire: what is "userspace python component"
06:10 AM jthornton: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/hal/halmodule.html
06:11 AM jthornton: you can only view the active G5x coordinate system with the python interface...
06:16 AM pink_vampire: this is how it show in pathpilot https://i.imgur.com/fCxen6V.png
06:17 AM pink_vampire: jthornton: ^
06:23 AM jthornton: yea that's no help lol
09:39 AM * Lcvette uploaded an image: Screenshot_2019-03-29_10-35-51.png (80KB) < https://matrix.org/_matrix/media/v1/download/matrix.org/VbxestBpxWkQGiXrubvxVzyu >
02:15 PM Tom_L: quiet day
02:15 PM Tom_L: crappy drizzly day here
02:23 PM CaptHindsight: https://3dprint.com/239769/3d-alek-the-bioprinter-that-replicates-human-ears-for-patients-with-microtia/ check out the leveling of the stage in the lower oic
02:23 PM CaptHindsight: oic/pic
02:25 PM Tom_L: so in 2.8 (didn't check prior) G54..G59.3 coordinages are stored starting at 5221. in the pulldown in axis it shows P0 (current). where is that value stored?
02:26 PM Tom_L: or does it replace the values of the current work offset?
02:47 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop, offsetpage_widget.py may be what pink is looking for
02:48 PM Tom_L: not sure how it displays the info
02:48 PM Tom_L: but it appears to gather it at least
02:48 PM Tom_L: that or offsetwidget.py
02:51 PM Tom_L: may be for QTVCP only i dunno
03:12 PM CaptHindsight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmdkMykPXrQ&feature=share reinvented wheel again, been doing this with LCNC for 15+ years
03:18 PM XXCoder: looks dangerous lol
03:29 PM CaptHindsight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuS549Qiyhgat least use an STN32, but some people are just stuck on *duinos
03:30 PM XXCoder: im not sure if guy is even using goggles.
03:40 PM Rab: Even his cellphone camera's likely to get toasted.
03:41 PM CaptHindsight: survival of the fittest
03:42 PM CaptHindsight: How long can you expose your hands to the laser before feeling or smelling something? ng?
03:42 PM CaptHindsight: Do lasers really cause blindness?
03:44 PM Elmo40: is this a real question?
03:45 PM CaptHindsight: Can I tan using a laser?
03:45 PM Elmo40: it is "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"
03:45 PM CaptHindsight: Do all lasers start fires?
03:46 PM Elmo40: no
03:46 PM CaptHindsight: What size laser requires a firearms license for use in hunting?
03:47 PM Elmo40: don't know if it is regulated like that
03:47 PM CaptHindsight: why isn't there a laser that shoots a dark beam vs light beam?
03:53 PM Vitran: Hello all
03:53 PM Vitran: I made a control plate for my lathe
03:55 PM Vitran: https://i.imgur.com/5V5Fjxv.jpg
03:55 PM gloops: evening
03:56 PM gloops: excellent Vitran
03:56 PM gloops: i especially like the crusaders coat of arms
03:57 PM Vitran: family crest
03:58 PM gloops: how did you get the markings on the metal?
03:59 PM Vitran: https://i.imgur.com/OH9d33N.jpg
04:00 PM JT-Shop: Tom_L: where are those files?
04:00 PM gloops: ahh right, so it is actually engraved
04:00 PM gloops: i thought it might have been etched or lasered
04:01 PM Elmo40: looks sweet!
04:10 PM Vitran: I am figuring out how to get CAM going on the lathe
04:10 PM Vitran: I am thinking of buying BobCAM
04:11 PM Vitran: Reason being I can't find a good lower-price lathe CAM software. BobCAM is ~$850 for life
04:12 PM pink_vampire: F360 -free / almost free
04:12 PM Vitran: I am a company, so not really
04:12 PM JT-Shop: good and BobCrap don't go in the same sentence lol
04:13 PM JT-Shop: I do 90% of my lathe ops with ngcgui
04:13 PM Vitran: dang
04:13 PM Rab: Vitran, whose life?
04:13 PM JT-Shop: but I don't make chess pieces lol
04:13 PM Vitran: eturnal license, instead of subscription
04:13 PM JT-Shop: it means they bug you for life to upgrade lol
04:13 PM Vitran: I have mostly used CamBam for my milling work
04:15 PM gloops: fusion is ok for businesses up to 100k a year i think
04:15 PM gloops: free i mean
04:15 PM Vitran: I am trying to get a handle on how to use LinuxCNC on a lathe. G76 and Cycles are not working yet, but I have most of it going. I got the chess pieces to cut well
04:15 PM Vitran: And for my comapny, we have a full license of Inventor, so it would be ~750 a year to get HSM for us. That is likely the best option
04:16 PM Vitran: And we are 100k+/yr
04:16 PM Vitran: https://merqautomation.com/
04:16 PM Vitran: I just design stuff and machine what is needed
04:23 PM gloops: well if youre on decent money, get fusion anyway, or buy something, mastercam, solidworks
04:24 PM gloops: there are free apps that *work, for hobby or prosumer level, but you dont want to be messing about if this is a serious business
04:25 PM pink_vampire: solidcam is also very good
04:26 PM XXCoder: Vitran: what does cross with 4 dots mean?
04:29 PM Vitran: A Rose Cross. Related to Rosicrucianism. Family member started a cult. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucianism
04:30 PM Vitran: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Valentinus_Andreae
04:31 PM XXCoder: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Templeofrosycross.png lol gonna love old art
04:32 PM XXCoder: interesting. thanks
04:32 PM Vitran: I have a copy of that at my parent's house in the living room.
04:52 PM Deejay: gn8
04:53 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop in master
04:55 PM JT-Shop: in what directory?
04:56 PM Tom_L: lib/python
04:56 PM Tom_L: at least in the local download
04:56 PM JT-Shop: ok, I'll take a look see when I go down to the beer cave... got some work to finish up here in the shop
04:56 PM Tom_L: wait a sec
04:56 PM Tom_L: that might be wrong.. lemme look again
04:56 PM JT-Shop: if nothing else it may show how it's done
04:57 PM Tom_L: that was the idea
04:58 PM Tom_L: one sec
05:00 PM Tom_L: https://github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/tree/master/lib/python/gladevcp
05:00 PM Tom_L: offsetpage_widget and offsetwidget
05:07 PM * JT-Shop celebrates finishing February's bookkeeping with a La Cerveza Mas Fina
05:09 PM sameee: is there a standard lightweigh (plastics, timber cutting) hobbyist build thread somewhere i can peruse?
05:10 PM sameee: *lightweight, even
05:11 PM Tom_L: there are a confusing number of vcp's nowdays
05:13 PM jthornton: Tom_L: looks like Chris is reading the var file directly to get all the offsets
05:13 PM Tom_L: i would think there should be a way to do it with pyvcp
05:13 PM Tom_L: i don't know that that would be just yet
05:14 PM Tom_L: can't you access them like any variable?
05:14 PM Tom_L: i've never gotten into vars yet
05:14 PM jthornton: you would have to have a python file and create hal pins for all of them
05:15 PM Tom_L: mmmm
05:15 PM jthornton: hmmm
05:15 PM Tom_L: gotta run for a bit
05:15 PM jthornton: ok
05:15 PM Tom_L: figuratively
07:14 PM Lcvette: Tom_L: sup
07:14 PM Lcvette: you on?
07:20 PM Lcvette: i have pondered this question as well on the ofsets table as i have on in probe basic i would like to display the saved offsets in. i wonder if you could use a print function to populate the table with the var parameters?
07:25 PM Tom_L: present
07:26 PM Tom_L: i haven't explored it much yet
07:27 PM Tom_L: pretty sure it gets read when linuxcnc starts but where it goes i have no idea
07:31 PM Lcvette: yeah, maybe write something that loads the var parameters at startup but updates if any new offsets are saved during realtime operation
07:32 PM Lcvette: that should keep everything current and up to dat and start you up with the most current data on record
07:39 PM Tom_L: it's probably been written if you can find it
07:39 PM Tom_L: possibly use it
08:06 PM flyback is now known as trumpmaga
08:06 PM trumpmaga is now known as flyback
08:32 PM Tom_L: Lcvette what do i need to get up to speed on qtvcp? or whatever vcp it's called
08:33 PM XXCoder: jt made amazing tutorial
08:33 PM XXCoder: https://qtpyvcp.kcjengr.com/tutorials/basic_vcp.html
08:33 PM Lcvette: qtpyvcp is a vcp builder
08:33 PM Lcvette: xxcoder got it!
08:34 PM Lcvette: you need linuxcnc 2.8 on a preempt kernel
08:34 PM Tom_L: i have that
08:34 PM Lcvette: stretch works easiest with fewest glitches so far i think
08:34 PM Tom_L: right now i can't seem to get any sim to load on it though
08:34 PM Lcvette: ok
08:34 PM Tom_L: stretch preempt-rt with 2.8
08:34 PM Lcvette: then you should be able to follow the rest of the installation instructions'its very straight forward
08:34 PM Tom_L: but ^^^
08:35 PM Tom_L: and i can't figure out why
08:35 PM Lcvette: sim in regular linuxcnc?
08:35 PM Tom_L: i run the sim configuration from the menu and tell it to save it but it doesn't
08:35 PM Tom_L: yes
08:35 PM Lcvette: hmmm
08:36 PM Lcvette: not sure
08:36 PM Lcvette: maybe a path issue
08:36 PM Tom_L: some rights thing probably but i haven't had time to mess with it
08:36 PM Lcvette: have much else on it?
08:36 PM Tom_L: like what?
08:36 PM Lcvette: the hard drive
08:37 PM Tom_L: i have my machine config on it with an ethernet card
08:37 PM Tom_L: to test
08:37 PM Tom_L: no
08:37 PM Tom_L: 500gb so i got room
08:37 PM Lcvette: wipe it and go again
08:37 PM Lcvette: lol
08:37 PM Lcvette: sometimes its easier
08:37 PM Tom_L: it's a fairly fresh install
08:38 PM Tom_L: did you start with the stretch iso or a debian install?
08:39 PM Lcvette: the newest i installed from iso then used the build bot
08:39 PM Lcvette: instructions on the link posted above
08:41 PM Tom_L: well i'm not doing that right now.. the buildbot is down
08:41 PM Jymmm: buildbot?
08:41 PM Tom_L: bob the builder bot
08:42 PM Lcvette: if its already installed, just try the link above, maybe it will work as is?
08:48 PM Tom_L: just the qtypvcp stuff you mean?
08:48 PM Lcvette: yeah
08:48 PM Lcvette: the only reason the master instructions are there is if you installed from iso and its 2.7
08:49 PM Tom_L: does it have a gui for the build environment?
08:49 PM Lcvette: but if your already on master, may as well give it a try
08:49 PM Jymmm: Tom_L: Sounds like a saturday morning kids cartoon
08:49 PM Tom_L: Jymmm exactly
08:49 PM Lcvette: lost me tom
08:49 PM Jymmm: Tom_L: Always KIDding around I see
08:49 PM Tom_L: never
08:50 PM Tom_L: they've been having problems with the buildbot in devel
08:50 PM Tom_L: doesn't seem to run
08:51 PM Jymmm: restore from backups?
08:51 PM Tom_L: new changes made aren't being compiled
08:51 PM Lcvette: does it have a gui for the build environment?
08:51 PM Lcvette: not sure what you were aksing here
08:51 PM Tom_L: i'm not either :D
08:51 PM Tom_L: the QtPyVCP environment
08:52 PM Lcvette: there are a few different guis already built you can play in
08:52 PM Lcvette: it runs in linuxcnc
08:52 PM Tom_L: so you really need a working sim
08:52 PM Lcvette: like a sim
08:52 PM Tom_L: which i can't seem to get working
09:02 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop was asking about conversational menus on machines earlier:
09:02 PM Tom_itx: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Icarus/DOCUMENTS/Okuma_Manuals_3695.pdf
09:03 PM Tom_L: chart starts around P50 - 51
09:05 PM Tom_L: pannel layout around P84
09:24 PM Lcvette: Tom_L: i wonder if the sims from qtpyvcp would work
09:24 PM Lcvette: they load a little differently in the devel install
09:26 PM Tom_L: dunno, i'm not gonna start on it tonight though
09:28 PM Lcvette: takes about 5 minutes to install if that
09:29 PM pink_vampire: Lcvette:
09:29 PM Lcvette: pink_vampire:
09:29 PM Lcvette: lol
09:30 PM XXCoder: ding fun
09:30 PM pink_vampire: if i want to get in to the qtpyvcp, do i need to reinstall linuxcnc?
09:30 PM Tom_L: what are you running?
09:30 PM pink_vampire: linuxcnc 2.78
09:30 PM Lcvette: what do you have installed?
09:31 PM Tom_L: pink_vampire what linux version?
09:31 PM pink_vampire: uname-a
09:31 PM Lcvette: debian stretch preempt?
09:31 PM Lcvette: needs to be a preempt
09:31 PM Lcvette: kernel
09:33 PM Tom_L: Lcvette
09:33 PM pink_vampire: 3.4-9-rtai-686-pae #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 3.4.55-4linuxcnc i686 GNU/Linux
09:34 PM flyback: <flyback> http://cowlark.com/fluxengine/
09:34 PM flyback: <flyback> https://github.com/imqqmi/FloppyControl
09:34 PM Tom_L: Lcvette, this all started when you bought a mill
09:34 PM Lcvette: hahahaha
09:34 PM Tom_L: not true?
09:35 PM Lcvette: i just wanted a way to track the atc tools and better probing
09:35 PM Lcvette: so i started talking to hazzy and it all snowballed from there
09:36 PM pink_vampire: Lcvette: is that good? 3.4-9-rtai-686-pae #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 3.4.55-4linuxcnc i686 GNU/Linux
09:36 PM Tom_L: Lcvette did you finally get the mill running?
09:36 PM Lcvette: he had a spare computer laying around and he loaded everything on it i would need to do graphics in linux because i was THAT linux illiterate
09:36 PM Lcvette: pink_vampire: not sure
09:37 PM Lcvette: i dunno what that is
09:37 PM pink_vampire: this is uname -a
09:37 PM Lcvette: Tom_L: mill has been functional since may of last year
09:37 PM Lcvette: pink_vampire: I am dumb
09:37 PM Lcvette: literally
09:37 PM Lcvette: no clue what your showing me
09:37 PM Lcvette: lol
09:37 PM Lcvette: im still very linux illiterate
09:38 PM pink_vampire: type uname -a
09:38 PM Lcvette: i just know you need at least stretch debian 9 preempt
09:38 PM pink_vampire: this will show you the kernel version
09:39 PM Lcvette: Linux chris 4.9.0-8-rt-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (2019-02-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux
09:40 PM pink_vampire: what machine do you have?
09:40 PM Lcvette: lenovo think centre
09:40 PM pink_vampire: i mean what cnc machine do you have
09:41 PM Lcvette: https://youtu.be/sRoxu4CiuaM
09:41 PM Lcvette: i have a G0704 and this bigger vmc
09:42 PM XXCoder: HAAS?
09:42 PM Tom_L: no
09:42 PM Lcvette: no
09:42 PM Lcvette: chinese
09:42 PM XXCoder: yeah didnt think so, doors is black haas dont do that
09:42 PM Tom_L: some chinese thing he ordered with no control
09:42 PM XXCoder: interesting.
09:42 PM XXCoder: the old fadal at work have finally retired for good. still on sale for $2000 but nobody wants it.
09:43 PM Lcvette: what is it?
09:43 PM XXCoder: spindle is shot and ancient control system
09:43 PM XXCoder: fadal 88
09:43 PM Lcvette: what fadal?
09:43 PM Tom_L: i saw an old tree sitting outside a shop the other day
09:43 PM XXCoder: its model name is fafal 88 Lcvette
09:43 PM Lcvette: 3016, 4020 etc
09:43 PM Tom_L: if i had room i may have stopped and asked about it
09:43 PM XXCoder: fadal 88
09:43 PM pink_vampire: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/371773960018-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
09:44 PM XXCoder: Lcvette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yD8jz6QibE fadal 88
09:44 PM Lcvette: pink_vampire: https://qtpyvcp.kcjengr.com/install/index.html
09:45 PM XXCoder: video is slightly later model made in 1995. one at work is 1989 so first model
09:45 PM Tom_L: i think my bud's first fadal may have been an 88
09:46 PM XXCoder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JcCTY20Ng wow that one is so much cleaner!
09:47 PM Tom_L: yeah that looks like it... was rather tiny
09:47 PM Tom_L: compared to the others
09:47 PM Lcvette: i like fadals
09:47 PM pink_vampire: i don't have touch screen
09:47 PM XXCoder: its just "standard" size machine
09:47 PM Tom_L: Lcvette they're kinda lightweight
09:47 PM XXCoder: shop most machines has similiar table size
09:47 PM Tom_L: easy control
09:48 PM XXCoder: only few weird ones. like one that has maybe 8" on Y but 5 feet wide on X
09:48 PM XXCoder: 2 feet on Z
09:48 PM Lcvette: lightweight is fine
09:48 PM Tom_L: iirc the rapids were like 200 ipm
09:48 PM Lcvette: no way i could put a 15k lb machine in my shop
09:49 PM XXCoder: Tom_L: lol fadal is slow yeah. 25% rapid on newer machine is faster than fadal rapid 100%
09:49 PM Lcvette: rapids or feeds
09:49 PM XXCoder: newest machines rapids could give me heart attack
09:49 PM XXCoder: Lcvette: rapids
09:50 PM Lcvette: my machine is slow
09:50 PM XXCoder: my home cnc router is qyite slow too
09:50 PM Tom_L: and you gripe about how slow i run things :)
09:50 PM Lcvette: buts its fast enough for the work i do in house
09:51 PM Tom_L: Lcvette did you see the threads i ran in steel the other day?
09:51 PM Lcvette: when i say slow Tom_L i mean on a realistic scale
09:51 PM Lcvette: 708ipm
09:52 PM Lcvette: 6mm screw and a 3k rpm max servo speed
09:52 PM Lcvette: no didn't see it
09:52 PM Lcvette: faster?
09:52 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/thread_mills/Mill_Holder_Steel1.jpg
09:53 PM Tom_L: one program with op stops for the side holes
09:54 PM Lcvette: vids
09:54 PM Lcvette: ?
09:54 PM Tom_L: yeah i bumped the speeds up a little on aluminum
09:54 PM Tom_L: no steel videos
09:54 PM Lcvette: man
09:56 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/thread_mills/Mill_holder6.jpg
09:56 PM Tom_L: started with one end cleaned on the lathe
09:58 PM Lcvette: nice!!!
09:59 PM XXCoder: shiny.
09:59 PM Lcvette: ok guys, im burnt, heading to the licing room to unwind a bit before bed!
09:59 PM Lcvette: living
09:59 PM XXCoder: liceing room ;)
09:59 PM XXCoder: later :)
10:01 PM pink_vampire: how do i add a tab like the DRO tab?
10:14 PM skunkworks: some people like to use leeches.. maybe there is a whole group that likes to use lice...
10:19 PM XXCoder: some people use dong to dry, grind up and use as dong stiffener aid. theres all kinds of nonsense/.
10:19 PM XXCoder: lice "health" wouldnt surpise me
10:19 PM XXCoder: *some animal dongs
10:23 PM pink_vampire: is there a way to defined a permanent location in linux cnc?
10:23 PM XXCoder: sorta
10:23 PM XXCoder: not sure if theres other methods but you could "reserve" a coord like say g59
10:23 PM pink_vampire: so after homing, the machine can go to the tool setter by itself
10:24 PM XXCoder: ahh that
10:24 PM XXCoder: should have that but i dont know much more behind that.
10:24 PM pink_vampire: now the tool setter is g55
10:24 PM XXCoder: maybe you simply use machine coords in tool change script if you has it
10:24 PM pink_vampire: and the cutting material is g54
10:26 PM pink_vampire: the way it is work now, i'm probing the material, then the tool setter, and store the value in a variable
10:26 PM pink_vampire: but it is all manual
10:27 PM pink_vampire: maybe i need to print limit switches holders
10:27 PM XXCoder: maybe though make sure its not reprap "smash into switch" styloe heh
10:28 PM Tom_L: yeah limits are nice
10:29 PM pink_vampire: the inductive very cheap now days...
10:30 PM XXCoder: i would do repeatabilioty tests once its installed
10:30 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/Y_Axis_limitswitches2.jpg
10:30 PM Tom_L: so are those
10:30 PM XXCoder: something passes under it and triggers it tom?
10:30 PM pink_vampire: Tom_L: now i have stuff like that
10:31 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/X_Axis_limit2.jpg
10:31 PM XXCoder: how is your steel mill btw
10:31 PM Tom_L: XXCoder
10:31 PM XXCoder: nice
10:31 PM XXCoder: i havent figured how to place limit switches on my machine lol
10:31 PM pink_vampire: very nice!
10:31 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/Y_Axis_limitswitches3.jpg
10:31 PM Tom_L: Y
10:32 PM XXCoder: nicely designed.
10:32 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/Z_Axis_Limit2.jpg
10:32 PM Tom_L: z
10:32 PM pink_vampire: where did you got the rails?
10:32 PM XXCoder: is it at end or can it travel complely across?
10:32 PM Tom_L: end
10:32 PM Tom_L: pink_vampire china
10:33 PM pink_vampire: it is original hiwin?
10:33 PM Tom_L: yes
10:33 PM pink_vampire: what grade?
10:33 PM Tom_L: china
10:33 PM Tom_L: there's only one
10:33 PM XXCoder: "orginial" and "china" dont tend to go together heh
10:34 PM Tom_L: it does good for me
10:34 PM XXCoder: yeah my stuff is china also
10:34 PM Tom_L: mine is all built from scrap
10:34 PM pink_vampire: there is C, H and P
10:35 PM pink_vampire: https://motioncontrolsystems.hiwin.com/Asset/HG-Interchangeable-Accuracy-Grade.pdf
10:35 PM XXCoder: china is worse than any of those grades
10:36 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/X_Axis_travel1.jpg
10:37 PM Tom_L: it's got lots of Y travel though :)
10:37 PM XXCoder: is it done?
10:37 PM XXCoder: its been a while since your last update lol
10:37 PM Tom_L: oh yeah, been using it a while now
10:37 PM XXCoder: nice
10:37 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Assembly/spindle_cooler/Mill1.jpg
10:37 PM pink_vampire: do you have a picture of the top side of the block
10:38 PM Tom_L: what block?
10:38 PM pink_vampire: thet run on the rail
10:39 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/Mill_Steel/Y_Axis_Plate1.jpg
10:39 PM Tom_L: that?
10:40 PM Tom_L: that's where X & Y meet
10:40 PM XXCoder: got picture of entire completed machine?
10:40 PM pink_vampire: no, the rail block
10:40 PM pink_vampire: the red/green thing
10:40 PM pink_vampire: on the top there it a full model number
10:40 PM Tom_L: XXCoder i showed you one
10:41 PM XXCoder: oops yeah you did. thanks lol
10:42 PM Tom_L: pink, haven't found one
10:44 PM pink_vampire: on the stuff from ebay i can't see any accuracy grade marks
10:56 PM Tom_L: HG20 i think is what i've got
11:05 PM pink_vampire: i think for the g0704 i need to go with the 15 slim
11:06 PM Tom_L: you can download models of all of it
11:07 PM pink_vampire: i have them
11:07 PM Tom_L: i modeled my whole thing before i built it
11:07 PM pink_vampire: but i have no idea where to cut the rails off the machine and ground them flat cheap
11:08 PM pink_vampire: i have the hiwin 3d models, it was long time ago that i touched that
11:13 PM pink_vampire: Tom_L: do you know what gcode set a touch off for a coordinate system?
11:37 PM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g38
11:37 PM pink_vampire: no
11:37 PM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g10-l2
11:38 PM pink_vampire: it is g10 l2 p2 x.. y..
11:38 PM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g10-l20
11:38 PM Tom_L: one of those
11:38 PM pink_vampire: p2 = g55
11:38 PM Tom_L: P1
11:38 PM pink_vampire: p1 = g54
11:38 PM Tom_L: err yeah
11:38 PM pink_vampire: i'm working on the tool setter macro
11:39 PM Tom_L: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/cradek/
11:41 PM pink_vampire: http://tom-itx.no-ip.biz:81/~webpage/cnc/cradek/probe_code_test.txt
11:42 PM pink_vampire: first time i see "if" in gcode
11:43 PM Tom_L: while also
11:44 PM pink_vampire: cool!
11:44 PM Tom_L: should give you a place to start
11:45 PM pink_vampire: yeah..
11:46 PM Tom_L: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/o-code.html
11:47 PM Tom_L: conditionals probably have to be inside a subroutine
11:55 PM pink_vampire: i'm trying to find the table with all the variables for each coordinate system