#linuxcnc Logs

Dec 08 2020

#linuxcnc Calendar

12:17 AM roycroft: chuck yaeger died tonight
06:28 PM * Tom_L gets out the paddles
06:32 PM JT-Cave: cutter head just arrived
06:32 PM Tom_L: nice
06:38 PM skunkworks: think I am going to borrow this for the basement tinker space..
06:38 PM skunkworks: http://electronicsam.com/images/emco/tercos.JPG
06:38 PM XXCoder: borrow?
06:38 PM XXCoder: tht thing seems unused for few years in least
06:38 PM Tom_L: more stuff to tinker with
06:38 PM XXCoder: "milltrainer"
06:39 PM XXCoder: is it cnc? because i see motors and not handles
06:39 PM skunkworks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkhlpdRWREE
06:40 PM Tom_L: ooo it even comes with a YT video :)
06:40 PM skunkworks: a couple! for free!
06:40 PM XXCoder: nice
06:40 PM XXCoder: damn i dont jknow how you gets find em for free lol
06:56 PM jdh__: I want one of those little emco lathes
07:02 PM perry_j1987: I want a gang tool lathe
07:02 PM XXCoder: i want a shop
07:02 PM perry_j1987: haha
07:02 PM perry_j1987: couldnt you gut out one of those huge machines you run at work and setup a little shop inside? :P
07:04 PM gregcnc: gang lathe are quite common
07:04 PM XXCoder: lol
07:04 PM XXCoder: one of haas at work you could easily do that if gut it
07:05 PM XXCoder: same for chev
07:05 PM XXCoder: *last job
07:05 PM perry_j1987: i seen a taig chucker lathe for sale on ebay for 1200
07:06 PM XXCoder: being unemployed, only cnc and "cnc" i have access to is my cnc router, tiny laser machine, and broken 3d printer
07:06 PM perry_j1987: ah not working there anymore? sorry to hear
07:06 PM XXCoder: was laid off at july
07:10 PM XXCoder: there might be some good news tho they are starting to get some jobs so might be rehire in couple months
07:10 PM perry_j1987: more time to get your own projects going
07:10 PM XXCoder: if there wasnt plague I'd take time to travel around
07:10 PM XXCoder: yeah but then i got no room. hence wish for shop lol
07:10 PM perry_j1987: get one of them college dorm beds :P
07:10 PM perry_j1987: lots of room for cnc machines below haha
07:10 PM XXCoder: lol
07:11 PM _unreal_: workign on getting the last the wiring put back together to have the 7i96 setup....
07:11 PM XXCoder: those is larger than twin bed i cant use bed that large
07:11 PM _unreal_: having to deal with adjustments bnecuase I'm using tyhe additional new motor controller board that has the 3 in one and its wiring systemn is a bit different then the other contollers
07:11 PM _unreal_: ANNOYING
07:12 PM _unreal_: going to boot everything up later on make sure its working
07:12 PM _unreal_: if it works then the next step it to get the vcp working
07:12 PM _unreal_: that I"ll need a hand with
07:12 PM _unreal_: when I get to it
07:12 PM perry_j1987: http://store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=338&search=7c81 so this is what you'd use with the rpi4?
07:23 PM XXCoder: dunno, theres ethernet ones too
07:26 PM Tom_L: perry_j1987, you could
07:26 PM perry_j1987: just hooks up to those parallel port cards?
07:26 PM Tom_L: the rpi fits under it but you still need a cable
07:26 PM Tom_L: i don't know much about the rpi mesa boards
07:26 PM Tom_L: i know the ethernet ones will work
07:27 PM Tom_L: http://store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=345&search=7c80
07:27 PM Tom_L: there's the other one
07:28 PM perry_j1987: im contemplating running one controller for both the mill and lathe since i only run one machine at a time
07:29 PM Tom_L: that one has drivers etc onboard i believe
07:29 PM perry_j1987: consolidate things
07:30 PM Tom_L: the one you posted, you may need daughter cards for it
07:30 PM Tom_L: the 26? pin daughter cards
07:30 PM Tom_L: 25
07:32 PM perry_j1987: https://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-Breakout-Board-Stepper-Driver/dp/B0093Y897A/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=parallel+port+breakout+board&qid=1607477438&sr=8-7 like these things?
07:32 PM Tom_L: https://mesaus.com/product-category/db25-pin-cards/
07:32 PM Tom_L: one of those daughter cards
07:32 PM Tom_L: they may have the same pinout yes
07:32 PM Tom_L: iirc pcw did that on purpose
07:42 PM perry_j1987: ok
08:15 PM Eric__: pcw is very smart
08:16 PM Eric__: we just checked that for someone, and all the pins match the typical bob
09:58 PM _unreal: hello
09:58 PM _unreal: ok I'm up and running on the lcnc machine
09:58 PM _unreal: tryng to figure out WTF is going on
09:58 PM _unreal: not sure if I am having a signal issue? or a power issue or something or what?
09:59 PM _unreal: I cant seem to get all 3 axis's that are currently setup t function..
09:59 PM _unreal: one keeps not working?
09:59 PM _unreal: and this is on the LCNC machine with the 7i96
09:59 PM _unreal: also not sure why my limit switches are not working
09:59 PM _unreal: I must have erors or something in my notes?
09:59 PM _unreal: not sure where my setup error i
10:00 PM _unreal: s