#linuxcnc Logs

Feb 23 2021

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12:57 AM Deejay: moin
05:18 AM -!- #linuxcnc mode set to +v by ChanServ
05:20 AM JT-Cave: morning
05:20 AM JT-Cave: Tom_L, Central Waste Material in St. Louis is where we used to get some metals
05:50 AM Tom_L: morning
05:50 AM XXCoder: heys
05:50 AM Tom_L: thanks JT
08:07 AM unterhaus_: I got the vaccine, I should be able to ping my arm pretty soon now, right?
08:08 AM JT-Cave: after you get the second shot if you get one in each arm
08:15 AM unterhaus_: that seems like a design failure
10:13 AM jdh: Any suggestions for a 23 sized integrated servo or stepper with built-in indexing? Have some Schneider lexium but was looking for something less pricey.
10:20 AM MrSunshine: hmm is there any way to force a rehome after following error ? yes i know you are not supposed to get them but i very occasionaly do (this time i started the spindle then started moving the machine at the same time) .. lost position .. didnt figure it out at first but then it hit me it was the following error tht did it =)
11:39 AM skunkworks: MrSunshine: off the top of my head - you could maybe use the halui pins to detect machine off - then unhome the axis?
11:40 AM MrSunshine: skunkworks, sounds reasonable .. that would trigger on every machine off tho but i guess that is not so bad with microstepping drivers and dual drive for Y axis =)
11:41 AM JT-Cave: I think there is some ini setting but you would have to read the manual to see
11:42 AM MrSunshine: volatile home triggers only on estop right?
11:42 AM MrSunshine: or does it trigger on machine off also ?
11:47 AM JT-Cave: test it out and see
11:56 AM W1N9Zr0: axis.N.f−errored pins sound like a good place to check too
12:17 PM unterhaus: XXCoder asked me how to allow wobble in a ballscrew. Figure 2 in this paper http://web.mit.edu/mact/www/Blog/Flexures/Serial.pdf
12:45 PM norias: that's a fact
01:29 PM XXCoder: looking
01:48 PM miss0r: 'evening
01:52 PM Tom_L: hi
01:55 PM sensille: miss0r: the tumbler again ... my idea would be to have a rotating threaded rod with a weight on each side, so that i can put the weights at a slightly different distance from the center. does that sound reasonable or overly complicated?
01:55 PM miss0r: seems pretty straight forward.
01:56 PM miss0r: just remember to either use locking nuts(with the nylon clamping part) or two nuts, to lock eachother up
01:56 PM miss0r: or this will end poorly :)
01:56 PM Tom_L: tumbler for what?
01:56 PM miss0r: but sure. This is absolutly one way of doing it
01:56 PM miss0r: Tom_L: Dirty nickers
01:57 PM sensille: yeah :) are locking nuts good enough? i was wondering if i need to add a shield to the outside to protect from flying weights
01:57 PM miss0r: the latter is ALWAYS a good idea. Something else might break
01:57 PM miss0r: I would probably add a pin at either extremity of the rod, so the nuts cannot runwind no matter what
01:58 PM sensille: good idea
02:01 PM sensille: and i have lots of springs from a garden trampoline. i hope i can use them to mount the top on it
02:02 PM sensille: Tom_L: i want to build a tumbler to finish milled aluminum parts
02:03 PM Tom_L: vibratumbler
02:03 PM Tom_L: how big?
02:03 PM sensille: that one
02:04 PM sensille: 30cm diameter max
02:04 PM Tom_L: just use a pager motor :)
02:04 PM sensille: oh, i ordered a terribly oversized motor
02:05 PM sensille: 150W e-bike DC motor
02:05 PM Tom_L: you putting the weight on the motor shaft or an auxillary shaft?
02:11 PM sensille: Tom_L: i thought roughly like that: https://i.imgur.com/rANspa0.jpg
02:23 PM Tom_L: hmm i could build one from my leftover sherline spindle motors
02:23 PM Tom_L: with speed control n all
02:24 PM Tom_L: i don't do production though so it would be overkill
02:25 PM sensille: me neither, but i sell a part from time to time. it would be nice to be able to make nice looking parts
02:27 PM Tom_L: vibratumblers just hide mistakes :)
02:27 PM Tom_L: naw, they're good for deburring bunches of small parts
02:34 PM sensille: i hope it can do a bit more
02:48 PM roycroft: i have a vibrating tumbler and it's great
02:49 PM roycroft: besides being useful for deburring, it's great for getting rid of surface rust on small parts
02:50 PM roycroft: the main problem is that they're noisy, and have to run for prolonged periods of time
02:50 PM roycroft: but i park mine out in the lean-to, next to the ultrasonic cleaners
02:50 PM roycroft: which are also really annoyingly noisy
03:01 PM JT-Shop: replacement can of T&T Varnish Oil on the way
03:02 PM roycroft: excellent
03:03 PM roycroft: hopefully the repacement shipment will not take as long to arrive as the original shipment
03:03 PM roycroft: although if it does, it just be warm enough by then that you won't have to heat it up to apply it :)
03:03 PM roycroft: just might
03:09 PM miss0r: I do believe I need some better ventilation in here. Doing a cutoff on the lahte through 80mm (diameter) alu, in a good bath of alcohol...
03:09 PM miss0r: Just A tad on the mad side
03:39 PM JT-Shop: hmm you can get a new double iron for the Bailey #5 but it's out of stock at Stanley
03:48 PM roycroft: get your plane irons from ron hock
03:49 PM roycroft: hocktools.com
03:49 PM roycroft: if he doesn't stock what you need he'll custom make it for a slight upcharge
03:50 PM roycroft: if you don't see what you need on his website, email him - he stocks a lot of stuff that's not on the website
03:58 PM internut: I realize this is not the *correct* place to ask
03:59 PM internut: I'm getting an error in universal gcode sender, talking to my grbl 0.9j
03:59 PM internut: [Error] An error was detected while sending 'G01X2.19Y3.7C22.5F1800': error: Unsupported command. Streaming has been paused.
03:59 PM internut: [Error] Error while processing response <An error was detected while sending 'G01X2.19Y3.7C22.5F1800': error: Unsupported command. Streaming has been paused.>
03:59 PM internut: **** The communicator has been paused ****
03:59 PM roycroft: that's never stopped anyone from asking here before ...
03:59 PM internut: (that's what I thought)
03:59 PM internut: the gcode it's complaining about looks right to me
03:59 PM roycroft: but i haven't a clue what that is, so i won't answer directly
04:23 PM htasta: have you tried dissecting it? f.e. putting F1800 on a line by itself etc
04:48 PM Tom_L: internut, no space between the command
04:49 PM Tom_L: try: G01 X2.19 Y3.7C22.5 F1800
04:49 PM internut: that line looks exactly like the one above it (except for the coordinates)
04:49 PM internut: but I will try
04:49 PM Tom_L: wait
04:49 PM Tom_L: what's the C in the Y coordinate?
04:50 PM Tom_L: or are you running a rotary?
04:50 PM Tom_L: separate that too if so
04:50 PM internut: I'm running a little CNC machine with a laser head
04:50 PM Tom_L: i don't think grbl supports rotary
04:52 PM Tom_L: unless C is used for something else there
04:53 PM internut: well, what I don't get is, it's not erroring on every line
04:53 PM internut: but they all look alike
04:54 PM Tom_L: looks can be deceiving
04:55 PM internut: well, I did examine them for unprintable characters
04:55 PM Tom_L: it may also likely be something from a previous line
05:02 PM internut: I was assuming the C was to turn the laser on
05:03 PM Tom_L: maybe. couldn't tell you
05:03 PM XXCoder: my laser machine uses S (spindle speed) for laser strength, and m1, m2 for laser on and m4 for laser off
05:04 PM XXCoder: erm or something. forgot exactly m numbers is
05:04 PM internut: Hmmm
05:04 PM XXCoder: (same as spindle cw, ccw and off)
05:05 PM JT-Shop: 4000 is good enough for a slightly pitted Bailey #5 iron
05:05 PM roycroft: folks use the cooling fan interface to toggle lasers on and off with my printer
05:05 PM internut: this isn't a printer
05:06 PM internut: (in case that matters)
05:06 PM Tom_L: gotta love standardised equipment :)
05:06 PM roycroft: well there are many different ways to do things
05:06 PM internut: I *thought* that G00 was move without the laser
05:06 PM Tom_L: rapid
05:06 PM internut: and G01 was move WITH the laser on
05:06 PM roycroft: i was just pointing out what's done in my environment as a contrast to what his being discussed here already
05:06 PM Tom_L: g1 is linear move
05:07 PM XXCoder: yeah it dont have any connection to spindle or laser, its just linear move. g2 g3 is cw and ccw arcs
05:07 PM roycroft: it doesn't make sense to me to tie motion control together with laser power
05:07 PM internut: okay
05:07 PM roycroft: but i'm not very smart sometimes
05:07 PM Tom_L: we tie S and F together
05:07 PM roycroft: so maybe it makes sense to smarter people
05:08 PM Tom_L: i won't venture a guess to what glue guns and cheap lasers do
05:08 PM Tom_L: the C did look out of place
05:09 PM internut: if you're curious, here's the whole file:
05:09 PM internut: https://pastebin.com/BgGHeNtJ
05:10 PM Tom_L: what line errors>
05:10 PM Tom_L: ?
05:10 PM internut: if I trust what UGS says, I think the first error is on line 14
05:11 PM XXCoder: ah yes m5 i was wrong on "spindle off"
05:11 PM XXCoder: but I dont see any point where its turned on
05:12 PM XXCoder: usually, C is used for axis C
05:12 PM Tom_L: does the laser have a command list?
05:12 PM JT-Shop: what's the difference between standard bench plane and low angle?
05:13 PM internut: so, BTW, the gcode is coming from a program that converts gerber files to gcode
05:13 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop, i'm gonna guess the ground cutter angle but i'm not a woodworker
05:14 PM XXCoder: inter your machine comes with any docs?
05:15 PM Tom_L: JT-Shop, i'm also gonna guess roycroft knows
05:15 PM JT-Shop: that's what I was thinking :)
05:15 PM Tom_L: heh
05:16 PM internut: okay, it definitely doesn't like the C
05:16 PM internut: I pasted commands in one at a time
05:17 PM internut: here ya go:
05:17 PM internut: LASER MODE
05:17 PM internut: Starting from GRBL v1.1 there is a new feature of GRBL called “Laser Mode”. If you have “Laser Mode” enabled in your arduino, all the G0 rapid movement will be executed with laser turned off.
05:17 PM internut: If “Laser Mode” is enabled in your hardware please check this flag, so LaserGRBL will render G0 movement correctly, also with external generated gcode files.
05:18 PM internut: so, the problem is, I'm using grbl 0.9j
05:18 PM XXCoder: you need to update it
05:19 PM XXCoder: ai had to replace board because they cheaped so much and removed too many modules
05:19 PM internut: I'm somewhat concerned that that may result in bricking it
05:19 PM XXCoder: so stock grbl couldnt work on it
05:19 PM XXCoder: nah its aruino
05:19 PM internut: well, it's not really an arduino board
05:19 PM XXCoder: you can just flash it again. however weird hack grbl if its chinese product would be gone
05:19 PM XXCoder: pictures?
05:20 PM internut: of the controller?
05:20 PM XXCoder: yeah
05:20 PM internut: that would take a bit of effort
05:21 PM internut: is there any way I can save the existing image on the board?
05:21 PM internut: before I start mucking about with it
05:22 PM XXCoder: im not sure unfortunately
05:22 PM XXCoder: sometimes they have source on flash drive you get with it or sdcard
05:22 PM XXCoder: but not always the case
05:23 PM CaptHindsight: internut: try #reprap for more fun with these questions
05:24 PM internut: so, I tried talking to the board with the arduino ui
05:24 PM internut: tried to read board info
05:25 PM Tom_L: you can save the image but i forget how. i haven't messed with avr in quite a while
05:25 PM internut: "native serial port, can't obtain info"
05:25 PM Tom_L: it may require an ISP programmer rather than the serial connection
05:26 PM Tom_L: is it the 2560?
05:26 PM Tom_L: (avr chip)
05:26 PM Tom_L: i pulled that number out of my ass too... 25xx something
05:27 PM CaptHindsight: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/68711/how-do-i-extract-code-from-an-arduino
05:27 PM Tom_L: CaptHindsight, i used to do it, i just forgot
05:27 PM Tom_L: pretty sure it requires an ISP programmer
05:28 PM internut: looks like it says mega328p
05:28 PM Tom_L: you need the fuse settings too
05:28 PM Tom_L: ok that's a smaller one
05:28 PM Tom_L: same applies
05:28 PM Tom_L: you'd use an ISP programmer with avrdude or such
05:29 PM Tom_L: fuse settings likely wouldn't change so you may not need those
05:29 PM internut: there's something called "offline plug"
05:29 PM CaptHindsight: Tom_L: the article I linked cover copying what is in memory as well as discussions about trying to recover the source
05:29 PM internut: I may just buy a new controller that's already got 1.1 on it
05:30 PM CaptHindsight: one is much easier than the other :)
05:30 PM CaptHindsight: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/179/is-there-any-way-to-download-a-sketch-from-an-arduino?noredirect=1&lq=1
05:31 PM CaptHindsight: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/6489/get-the-uploaded-code-from-arduino-by-using-arduino-ide-1-0-6?noredirect=1&lq=1
05:32 PM Tom_L: internut, they're cheap enough
05:33 PM Tom_L: i was doing avr before arduino was a word
05:41 PM * JT-Cave had to switch from the 500 gallon propane tank to the 300 as the big one was down to 5%
05:42 PM Tom_L: may not need it much longer
05:43 PM JT-Cave: I hope not
05:45 PM Tom_L: 66F now
05:48 PM JT-Cave: we made it to 60°F today
05:49 PM XXCoder: congats. 15 degrees hotter than here
05:49 PM JT-Cave: a bit colder in the next few days but nothing below freezing
05:49 PM XXCoder: if you moved here you'd be bored to death on weather
05:49 PM XXCoder: it rarely varies that much
05:50 PM Tom_L: looks like 50 tomorrow
05:52 PM JT-Cave: here's the scoop on me moving... not going to happen in my lifetime way too much crap collected to ever think about moving again
05:52 PM internut: I feel the same way
05:52 PM XXCoder: invent terrain mover
05:52 PM XXCoder: if immoving again, im throwing most my stuff away
05:53 PM Tom_L: JT-Cave, if building the first shop didn't confirm that, surely the 2nd one did
05:53 PM JT-Cave: and now that I'm on SS there seems to be no need to ever move again... and I keep getting work at factories
05:54 PM XXCoder: nice
05:55 PM JT-Cave: my neighbor (who I didn't know at the time and worked nights) wondered what the hell was I doing when I was doing the big dig for the big shop
05:57 PM JT-Cave: she was trying to sleep and I was digging with the backhoe, crawler and tractor
05:59 PM Tom_L: bet she was happy
05:59 PM JT-Cave: yep when I was done digging... but we are good friends now
05:59 PM Tom_L: found no local brass supply
06:00 PM Tom_L: castle metals stops at 1.75" hex. turns out i needed 2" hex
06:00 PM JT-Cave: well it was worth a shot
06:00 PM Tom_L: and the surplus had none, when they did have, some guy bought it all the next day
06:01 PM Tom_L: i may not need it anyway but was checking just in case
06:01 PM Tom_L: castle metals was the one i was trying to remember (local)
06:05 PM JT-Cave: Due to the largest spike in propane demand in 17 years, many of the terminals where we acquire our propane are currently under allocation. This means the terminals are rationing the amount of propane available to retail propane suppliers like MFA Oil. As a result, we are limiting propane deliveries to 150 gallons per customer.
06:08 PM Tom_L: electric and natural gas companies are spiking prices too
06:09 PM Tom_L: better chop some more trees
06:15 PM JT-Cave: yeah, going to fill up the wood bins this year and more
06:21 PM htasta: but what about propane supplies? they runnin low as well? :D
06:22 PM JT-Cave: <JT-Cave> Due to the largest spike in propane demand in 17 years, many of the terminals where we acquire our propane are currently under allocation. This means the terminals are rationing the amount of propane available to retail propane suppliers like MFA Oil. As a result, we are limiting propane deliveries to 150 gallons per customer.
06:22 PM htasta: it was a hank hill joke ;-)
06:23 PM JT-Cave: ah sitting on the couch in the alley drinking beer
06:23 PM htasta: hehehehhehehe
06:23 PM JT-Cave: and not wasting a drop
06:26 PM JT-Cave: looks like the pullets have decided to go to the perch for the night... seems like a reasonable idea to me
06:27 PM XXCoder: nice
07:11 PM unterhaus_: I suppose I should tell Amazon the package they lost finally showed up
07:11 PM Tom_L: let em stew a while
07:12 PM unterhaus_: they already refunded
07:33 PM internut: so, it was pretty simple
07:33 PM internut: I had to give it an M3 and a spindle speed
07:33 PM internut: s500 is 50%
07:34 PM internut: so the output from the PCBconverter isn't quite right, but, it won't be hard to 'massage' it
07:34 PM XXCoder: unterhaus_: was it your power brick for mini?
07:35 PM Tom_L: internut, so what's the C for?
07:35 PM internut: no clue
07:35 PM XXCoder: internut: knew that was the case
07:35 PM internut: every one had 22.5 as the argument
07:35 PM internut: I think that might be the laser power
07:36 PM XXCoder: maybe for different type of machine
07:36 PM unterhaus_: XXCoder, power brick and filament
07:36 PM internut: I'm not cutting, I'm photoexposing
07:36 PM internut: so, I def want lower power
07:36 PM internut: and the source said they had a 300mw laser, and mine's 600
07:36 PM XXCoder: unt nice. cant wait to see results
07:37 PM internut: me too
07:37 PM XXCoder: my mini bed is getting dead. it was already bad due to damage
07:37 PM XXCoder: need to buy a replacement bleh (plastic, not metal bed)
07:38 PM Tom_L: make a metal one
07:38 PM XXCoder: its metal
07:38 PM XXCoder: im talking about sheet on it heh
07:38 PM Tom_L: oh so metal is bad?
07:38 PM XXCoder: nah its fine, its plastic bed on it
07:39 PM XXCoder: i might just buy buy 240x240 sheet and cut it up into 4 120mm squares
07:46 PM unterhaus_: I want to print the flexure at 4:18 https://youtu.be/4fFH2RHpcTY
07:46 PM unterhaus_: I think they are too proud of it to give the file away though
07:47 PM unterhaus_: They had one printed at a conference I attended
07:47 PM XXCoder: interesting
07:49 PM XXCoder: shape is really complex. must have disolable fila
07:50 PM unterhaus_: they are printing it at a little later
07:50 PM XXCoder: thats what im talking about :)
07:50 PM XXCoder: they are using filament that dissolves in water
07:50 PM unterhaus_: ya
07:50 PM unterhaus_: so now I want 2 heads :)
07:51 PM XXCoder: i want to print this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4740760
07:51 PM XXCoder: but not yet
07:51 PM unterhaus_: I was thinking about printing it in parts
07:52 PM XXCoder: yeah can do that
08:02 PM unterhaus_: I like that drill
08:09 PM XXCoder: me too. im thinking of printing it for small holes drilling plastic
08:42 PM Tom_L: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Spiral-Manual-Drill-Jewelry/dp/B01CFWQ8HY
08:43 PM Tom_L: or https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Push-Drill-bits-included/dp/B005CX7EMW
08:44 PM XXCoder: interesting but not both ways rotate same way
08:44 PM XXCoder: so you dont have to lift
08:44 PM Tom_L: smoother action than plastic
08:44 PM XXCoder: yeah
08:45 PM XXCoder: i wonder how long before that design gets ripped off
08:45 PM Tom_L: which?
08:45 PM Tom_L: those metal ones have been around for years
08:47 PM XXCoder: 3d printed one
08:47 PM XXCoder: it works same on up and down while ones you link dont
08:56 PM chupacabra: getting my chinese 3040 operational. a PITA
08:57 PM chupacabra: Is there a default machine to pick for it? I had it going a few years back.
08:57 PM chupacabra: had to replace server
08:57 PM XXCoder: default machine settings you mean?
08:58 PM chupacabra: brand new linuxcnc on it.
08:58 PM chupacabra: yessir
08:58 PM XXCoder: hh dunno basic you can do most done by stepconfig
08:58 PM XXCoder: then it should be used that way once you are done with it
08:59 PM chupacabra: I may have another issue. No jitteers or spindle coming on. false start.
08:59 PM XXCoder: *shouldnt be used again to
09:00 PM chupacabra: thanks. you are getting me back on track. I'm old.
09:01 PM chupacabra: Ill figure it out tomorrow. Glad y'all are still here for help.
09:02 PM XXCoder: night :)
09:03 PM chupacabra: once i get the mill working I'm gonna get on the 3d printer.
09:04 PM XXCoder: nice :)
09:04 PM chupacabra: was a machinist way before CNC
09:04 PM XXCoder: seperate machine?
09:04 PM chupacabra: yes
09:04 PM XXCoder: good because requirements is almost opposite of each other heh
09:05 PM XXCoder: you sound almost like myfordboy. he started as machinist, retired, and much later he got into mini cnc milling, then 3d printing
09:05 PM chupacabra: no shit. 3d printing causes lots of angst for machinists
09:05 PM chupacabra: he on here?
09:06 PM chupacabra: i hate fords though
09:06 PM XXCoder: nah he dont use any chat channel so far I know. myfordboy has a youtube channel you might enjoy
09:06 PM XXCoder: i hate how he runs lathe tho
09:07 PM chupacabra: We have seen the industrial age. start to finish.
09:07 PM chupacabra: oh, ok.
09:07 PM chupacabra: I'm a lathe running fool.
09:08 PM chupacabra: used to be.
09:08 PM chupacabra: reflexes slow now
09:10 PM chupacabra: Ha, I do old engines too.
09:10 PM chupacabra: seen those ones on Banggood.com?
09:14 PM XXCoder: small ones?
09:14 PM XXCoder: https://www.youtube.com/user/myfordboy/videos
09:15 PM XXCoder: the channel. sorry was busy for couple min
09:17 PM chupacabra: ya, he has more energy than me.
09:18 PM XXCoder: i love his 3d print into mold for cast stuff
09:18 PM XXCoder: amazing
09:18 PM chupacabra: https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-ETX-Hit-and-Miss-Gas-Vertical-Engine-Stirling-Engine-Model-Upgraded-Version-Water-Cooling-Cycle-Engine-Collection-p-1549664.html?cur_warehouse=CN&rmmds=search
09:18 PM internut: Wow, this is fun
09:19 PM internut: my friend's furnace was on the fritz
09:19 PM internut: I told her if she could take out the blower and bring it to my house we could fix it
09:19 PM XXCoder: woiw that is nice one
09:19 PM internut: she did
09:19 PM internut: we got a new motor
09:19 PM internut: I put it all back togeher
09:19 PM XXCoder: I wonder if that is type that can be adopted for power generation (something like 12v 1a)
09:19 PM internut: she just re-installed it and said it works
09:20 PM chupacabra: bonus
09:20 PM internut: the place she called wanted $1600 to fix it
09:20 PM XXCoder: huh whats batteries for? is it fake stirling?
09:21 PM chupacabra: the spark plug
09:21 PM chupacabra: fucking was 300. was gonna buy one.
09:21 PM XXCoder: so its regular gas or dieasel engine?
09:22 PM chupacabra: whatever you put in. most things work.
09:22 PM XXCoder: interesting. so yeah engine, not stirling. chinese listings heh
09:22 PM XXCoder: very nice though
09:22 PM chupacabra: i have some old ones. they will burn anything'
09:23 PM chupacabra: lots of youtube on them too.
09:23 PM XXCoder: nice
09:23 PM chupacabra: banggood rocks for hobbyists
09:24 PM XXCoder: yeah stuff tend to be too expensive for me tho lol
09:27 PM chupacabra: yup. I'm a broke ass mf. Make my own shit mosty.
09:28 PM chupacabra: RC planes is my main relaxation
09:28 PM chupacabra: Building more than flying.
09:29 PM XXCoder: ohh always wanted to have small cheap one for fun
09:29 PM Tom_L: still balsa or plastic now?
09:29 PM XXCoder: but "cheap" tend to be expensive
09:29 PM chupacabra: 100 hours in a Fokker just to crash 5 flights later.
09:29 PM chupacabra: 1000 hours
09:30 PM chupacabra: balsa is still kinda cheap. if you don't pay too much
09:32 PM chupacabra: so far laser cut planes are still better from balsa. not plywood.
10:41 PM internut: okay, I've reworked my gcode and I'm now printing
10:41 PM internut: :)
10:41 PM XXCoder: seems frys is going down
10:41 PM XXCoder: inter nice
10:42 PM internut: that C parameter was definitely the laser power
10:43 PM internut: ;G01X30.085758Y18.558508C22.500000F1800
10:43 PM internut: M3 S112
10:43 PM internut: G01X30.085758Y18.558508F1800
10:43 PM internut: M5
10:43 PM internut: the comment is the original line of gcode, what follows is what I turned it into
10:43 PM internut: I scaled the power back
10:44 PM XXCoder: hmm yeah your edit turned it to what mine works like too
10:45 PM internut: yeah, not surprised
10:45 PM internut: I may still get a controller that runs grbl 1.1
10:45 PM internut: but, I keep spending
10:45 PM internut: and need to stop
10:46 PM XXCoder: frys site
10:46 PM XXCoder: 503 Service Unavailable
10:46 PM XXCoder: Our apologies for the temporary inconvenience. The requested URL generated 503 "Service Unavailable" error.
10:46 PM XXCoder: We are working on resolving the issue.
10:46 PM internut: I wish we had fry's around here
10:47 PM XXCoder: i would need to dribve a hour. meh
10:48 PM internut: We have a Microcenter
10:48 PM internut: but it's like an hour from me
11:24 PM XXCoder: Tom_L: just thought of other use for that hand drill that works both ways for cw only. firestarting.