Re: [Emc-users] G43 question

2019-02-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 09:38:10PM -0500, Ken Strauss wrote: > G43 appears to only apply the Z-offset from the tool table. For example, > running the program below displays the Z values as expected but the X values > are identical. Would having LinuxCNC also apply the X offset cause problems? > >

Re: [Emc-users] Success story and a question

2018-08-13 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 08:17:03PM -0600, Brent Loschen wrote: > > And now for my question.?? The old Bridgeport had a button on the front > panel titled "No Z" that turned off all z motion and let me "air mill" a > part as a sanity check of my X & Y boundaries/fixtures.?? First

Re: [Emc-users] axis.tcl MAX_JOINTS

2017-07-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:35:52PM +0200, Nicklas Karlsson wrote: > I have problem running development version of linuxcnc, there is > complaint about the MAX_JOINTS variable in file axis.tcl, anybody > have any idea? You probably have a problem with your configuration. If you would like help

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 09:27:46AM +0100, andy pugh wrote: > > Now, this is perfectly normal, and with a servo / pid machine the system > knows to ignore the f-error immediately after an encoder reset. What is > puzzling me here is why it isn't working in this case. I think it is pid's

Re: [Emc-users] AC Servo ?

2017-04-08 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 12:05:59AM -0500, hubert wrote: >I have a Servo that has an undocumented feedback encoder. I am > interested in trying to decipher it. Is it feasible to run the servo > without feedback connected, and put a digital storage scope on its > outputs to capture the

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2017-03-02 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:44:34PM -0500, Ken Strauss wrote: > I recently got a Renishaw MP7 IR probe from eBay. Has there been any further > success with reverse engineering the interface? According to the manual that > came with my probe it is turned on/off by briefly spinning it at 500 rpm to >

Re: [Emc-users] Running servo amplifiers in velocity mode vs. torque mode

2017-03-01 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 07:46:24AM -0600, dragon wrote: > better to run the servo amplifiers in velocity mode or torque mode. I I think the benefits of velocity mode are that it better tolerates (still gives smooth motion with) low encoder resolution and low servo cycle update rates, and it's

Re: [Emc-users] Carousel component questions

2016-11-03 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 09:23:00AM +0800, Jan Bos wrote: > > Do I need to add a 'home' sensor or a 'pocket 1' sensor? Yes! You will never regret fixing hardware so it's not stupid. I did this on my vmc's tool changer - I moved a prox to give a home and quadrature signal instead of the stupid

Re: [Emc-users] Changing rapid traverse rate at run-time

2016-10-25 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:09:04AM +0200, Alexander R??ssler wrote: > Is there a way to change the rapid traverse rate (G0) ate run-time? > Preferably without touching NML... You can choose from the Rapid Override slider (percentage) and the Max Velocity slider (velocity cap). If neither of

Re: [Emc-users] Strange Z value In DRO

2016-09-26 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 07:54:30AM -0500, Jim Craig wrote: > > This is all with version 2.7.4. Are you sure of the version? There are some problems in 2.7.5-2.7.6 that seem like they could be related to this behavior (fixed now in 2.7.7) but I would not expect 2.7.4 to have problems with

Re: [Emc-users] possible bug in 2.7.6. version

2016-08-19 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:21:49AM -0300, Mario - Promm wrote: > Is that a bug or a normal condition? It is part of a bug; Seb and I think we have a handle on it. Thanks for saying something. Chris --

Re: [Emc-users] feed rate interpretation in g01

2016-08-11 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 02:35:25PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: > > For a linear move the feed-rate is in mm/min > For a rotational move it is on degree/min > For a combined linear/rotary move the feed rate is in mm/min with the > rotary moves synchronised to finish at the same time as the linear >

Re: [Emc-users] Any Interest or Ideas for a Linuxcnc Fest 2016 ?

2016-07-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 01:09:30PM -0500, Stuart Stevenson wrote: > Gentlemen, > I want to reiterate the date is not set in stone (unless we want it to be). > I want to facilitate anyone's schedule so if we have conflicts let's change > the date to resolve them. > anytime will work for me but a

Re: [Emc-users] M codes

2016-05-27 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:16:22PM +, Matthew Hubbard wrote: > ??Hi allI am in the process of doing a retrofit on an old yuasa > cnc mill. The machine has a relay board that i can interface with > that executes m codes. For example if i ground the coil of the > relay (momentarily) for the M3

Re: [Emc-users] Attachments/Pictures with Mailing List Posts?

2016-05-24 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 11:50:32AM -0400, John Kasunich wrote: > On Tue, May 24, 2016, at 11:41 AM, Mark Johnsen wrote: > > Is there anyway I can get the picture? Am the only one w/ this issue? > > That message must be coming from your mail supplier. I responded privately but this might be

Re: [Emc-users] Not as useful as I thought

2016-01-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 09:28:12AM -0600, John Thornton wrote: > Can you mix and match the modules on the OPTO22 board? Yes, however you want. -- Site24x7 APM Insight: Get Deep Visibility into Application Performance

Re: [Emc-users] Not as useful as I thought

2016-01-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:03:55AM -0500, John Kasunich wrote: > > I knew this photo was out there somewhere, thanks google: > http://fenn.freeshell.org/retrofest/dcp_0366.jpg > > You can see the I/O boards on both sides of Dave Engvall's head. I used similar in my vmc:

Re: [Emc-users] View buttons and views in Axis menu gone in lathe mode

2016-01-19 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 08:17:55PM -0500, tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: > Is there a way to bring them back in Lathe mode? It is a lathe I > am using it on so want to keep that mode, but want the buttons so > I can get the view back on the screen after touching off. Hit `v'?

Re: [Emc-users] Resetting rotary movement count

2016-01-05 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 10:12:15AM +, andy pugh wrote: > > Re-homing the rotary would reset the absolute position. > There are HAL pins to home each axis. (halui.joint.N.home bit in) > You can drive a bit pin from G-code. > So I think it could be done, but it seems like a kludge. You can't

Re: [Emc-users] Resetting rotary movement count

2016-01-04 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 11:18:20PM +, Marcus Bowman wrote: > > so the fault message indicates the G10 L20 resets the co-ordinates > of the selected co-ordinate system, but not the absolute machine > co-ordinates. This means I do not have a command to prevent > rotation being cumulative and

Re: [Emc-users] OT: one armed bandit's arm

2015-12-31 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 01:23:17PM +0100, Bertho Stultiens wrote: > Hi all mechanical engineers, > > I am looking for mechanical drawings of a rattling arm of a > one-armed-bandit, aka slot machine. > > The arm of those old slot machines will make that distinguished rattle > sound while being

Re: [Emc-users] Rookie question - what to get to run LinCNC easily/inexpensively

2015-10-12 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 09:21:36AM -0400, Todd Zuercher wrote: > Putting every new feature immediately into the general release > might not always be wise. Like the new traj planner Well it depends what you want. The linuxcnc project provides immediate packaged builds of every change on any

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 04:24:33PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: > > A question: We would like to perhaps smooth the velocity input > that the trajectory planner uses for G33 commands. What signal > does it use for the velocity in spindle coordinated motion? It Spindle-sync motion is a position

Re: [Emc-users] Keyboard options in 2.7.0.?

2015-09-10 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:25:51PM +0200, Martin Smith wrote: > Having Swedish keyboards I would like to change the numeric keyboard?s > delete key behavior from comma to dot. This option is not availible in > 2.7.0 Wheezy?s keyboard preferences. Is there any way to make this change? I was

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7.0 is out!

2015-09-06 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 05:02:42PM -0700, jrmitchellj . wrote: > Still something fishy there. > Just checked the repository sources, and they are correct,but still pre2 is > current. I tested this and installing the updates that are offered worked for me, and I get 2.7.0 Say more about exactly

Re: [Emc-users] [Emc-developers] Prerelease: 2.7.0~pre7

2015-08-14 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 02:07:24PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: I updated 2.7.0~pre6 to 2.7.0~pre7 via update manager in Wheezy and now I get this when trying to launch (rip). Is there something else I need to do? This makes no sense. If you install a package with the update manager, that

Re: [Emc-users] encoder opto update

2015-07-07 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 06:11:34AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: Eagle demands the .1 spacing too, and I was not able to turn that off I haven't used Eagle for a while, but I am sure you can set the placement grid to anything you want, including off. When placing you can also type a coordinate

Re: [Emc-users] Index pulse on 5i25 with 7i76

2015-07-05 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 12:17:32PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: opposite direction in the turret and I use M3, and this is the tool that I was using when G76 fails. Could the spindle direction effect the index pulse? When in M3, the motion.spindle-revs should increase by 1.0 for each turn of

Re: [Emc-users] OT: lathe cut-off tool FS advice

2015-06-30 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 02:01:28PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: 30m/min is the spindle rotation not feed, yes? And 0.03mm/Rev is the ???chipload??? or is that SFM? Sorry, mostly deal with imperial. 30m/min is the surface speed (100 sfm) .03/rev is the feed per rev (0.001 inch) nice easy cut

Re: [Emc-users] OT: lathe cut-off tool FS advice

2015-06-30 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 10:53:58AM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: Also, I believe I can do CSS but don???t really know anything about that yet Using CSS+FPR while parting bar stock makes all the difference in the world. Parting at a fixed RPM is terrible. Your choices are way too fast at the

Re: [Emc-users] lathe tool (front, back) angle question for tool table entry

2015-06-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 05:03:17PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: Secondly, what are these angles used for in actual cutting Nothing. They are currently used for the display only. -- Monitor 25 network devices or

Re: [Emc-users] Ooops

2015-06-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 03:44:15PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: But, this does bring up a question? Am I wasting my time trying to install on an Athlon single core with only 384 megs of dram? I've installed our wheezy cd on a 256 Meg P3. I think 384M is probably enough to run *only*

Re: [Emc-users] GutHub getting sneaky? Yes.

2015-06-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:42:41PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: Copyright 2015 Maurice E. Heskett, all rights reserved. I had printed out something I had an interest in a few days ago, and when I picked it up just now, I see a very disturbing to me, notice at the bottom of the last page

Re: [Emc-users] Suitable transformers = hens teeth

2015-06-12 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:09:26PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: But 1kw and up isolation cans are both scarce, and north of a $100 bill pricy at least on fleabay. Check hgr, for example: http://www.hgrinc.com/productDetail/Electrical/USED-EGS-TRANSFORMER/02150100059 I think it says PRIMARY

Re: [Emc-users] sim build of 2.8.0-pre?

2015-06-11 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 04:52:04PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: Near line 69 of /net/shop/home/gene/linuxcnc/nc_files/genes-encoder.ngc bad character 'y' used If your gcode has Y moves in it, you must run a sim config with a Y axis (not a lathe).

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-16 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 05:12:38AM -0500, John Thornton wrote: I had to install Glade 2 on my Wheezy machine to continue editing my G code generators that I built on Ubuntu 10. And after a quick check the Hal and Vcp widgets and actions are there. JT What package name exactly is it?

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 02:39:19PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: I have a new install using 2.7~pre6 and want to set up a Gladevcp panel. I thought I had installed all the dependencies, etc but when I run ???glade gvcp-panel.ui??? I get this error: ???gvcp-panelui targets Gtk+2.16 But this

Re: [Emc-users] Question on INI entrie regarding mill tool change

2015-05-12 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 02:26:02PM -0600, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: There's TOOL_CHANGE_QUILL_UP: TOOL_CHANGE_QUILL_UP = 1 - The Z axis will be moved to machine zero prior to the tool change when the value is 1. This is the same as issuing a G0 G53 Z0. Rick knows that - he has his

Re: [Emc-users] Axis GUI in 2.6.3 missing the Machine Velocity display ?

2015-05-11 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:36:21PM -0400, Dave Cole wrote: The Axis Gui somewhere along the way lost the Machine Velocity display apparently? ... Under View, there is a show/don't show Machine Velocity selection, but it doesn't work. This is bug #335

Re: [Emc-users] Question on INI entrie regarding mill tool change

2015-04-24 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:07:44AM -0400, Rick Lair wrote: Question regarding the INI entry regarding tool change on a VMC, TOOL_CHANGE_POSITION, says that this can be combined with TOOL_CHANGE_QUILL_UP, which it looks like TOOL_CHANGE_QUILL_UP will send the z axis to the 0.000 position in

Re: [Emc-users] A funny thing with PID

2015-04-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 05:17:56PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: Which rather puzzled me. If you loadrt pid ... debug=1 you'll get some debugging pins that show internal state - maybe you can see if something is weird? --

Re: [Emc-users] Printing from Debian Wheezy

2015-03-13 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:54:41AM -0400, Rick wrote: This is what it prints out on the first page, %!PS-Adobe-3.0 This is a huge clue. Your OS setup thinks the printer knows Postscript, but it doesn't. On some old printers that was an add-on, like on a SIMM that you pay extra for. If

Re: [Emc-users] Manual Mill Setup Question

2015-01-17 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 11:06:20PM +, Andy Pugh wrote: In that case you would also need a mux2 controlled by the same signal to switch the feedback between encoder position and commanded position for each axis. Though that would lose the DRO so perhaps it would be better to change the

Re: [Emc-users] touch off doesn't shift loaded paths

2014-12-19 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 07:51:30AM -0700, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: On 12/19/2014 07:23 AM, Claude Zervas wrote: Ah! Yes, I'm using an older version - 2.5.x I have to upgrade... Touch-off works in 2.5 as well. This must be some strange issue with your particular configuration.

Re: [Emc-users] arc help, again

2014-12-08 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 06:51:50AM -0800, jrmitchellj . wrote: I see this as a possible bug with the G43 command bringing into play offsets other than just the tool length. It's absolutely by design that you can have tool offsets in all the directions. It is not a bug that you got the offsets

Re: [Emc-users] Not able to use comp (command not found) .

2014-12-04 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 06:24:44PM +0100, alex chiosso wrote: I was using the online documentation http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/hal/comp.html#_compiling but it isn't updated/correct. That is documentation for the current released version, which is 2.6. The equivalent docs for master would

Re: [Emc-users] Screw Mapping

2014-11-18 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 09:04:18AM -0500, Mark Wendt wrote: At X1, the table height is .001 lower than X0. X2 is .003 lower than X0. X3 is .002 lower. X4 is .001 lower. X5 is .002 lower. X6 is .003 lower. X7 is .004 lower. X8 is .002 lower. X9 is .001 lower. Not having seen how your

Re: [Emc-users] F0

2014-10-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 01:29:15PM -0700, a k wrote: I want really identify what kind of motion in any given moment -- is it G1 (cutting -metal removing etc) or is it G0 (rapid motion to the next starting point) I do not understand why motion.motion-type does not work for this. This is

Re: [Emc-users] F0

2014-10-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 03:33:56PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: On 20 October 2014 15:22, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: I do not understand why motion.motion-type does not work for this. This is exactly the information it gives you. Has that changed relative to the docs? Docs say: I

Re: [Emc-users] F0

2014-10-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 04:05:06PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: On 20 October 2014 15:39, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: I admit I used halmeter and not the docs... I think they are #define EMC_MOTION_TYPE_TRAVERSE 1 #define EMC_MOTION_TYPE_FEED 2 #define EMC_MOTION_TYPE_ARC 3

Re: [Emc-users] Conditional code- GOTO

2014-10-03 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 04:26:46PM -0400, Stephen Dubovsky wrote: If someone wants to write code using it (or has existing code) what difference does it make to others? LCNC is about having more flexibility and freedom Wow this is bringing out strong feelings. The sticking point here, which

Re: [Emc-users] PCD routine for ngcgui

2014-09-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 02:20:47PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: Actually, after checking the docs, that will probably drill a spiral of holes. http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/gcode/overview.html#_polar_coordinates I might need to be G0 X2 G81 ^60 Z-0.126 L6 Since you need incremental angle, you

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle Synchronized Motion Problem

2014-09-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 08:57:25AM +1000, David Nicholls wrote: The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KEfMRF1yx4 I tried tapping in sim/axis/lathe (which as a simulated spindle with inertia and everything) and it looked right. Could you plot this in halscope, showing

Re: [Emc-users] Offsets in Python

2014-09-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 12:28:46PM -0400, Kip Shaffer wrote: When rotation_xy is 0 (and tool_offset is all zeros) the following is true: Work position = actual_position - g92_offset - g5x_offset However, when rotation_xy is not zero, a rotation has to be applied. The question

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC 2.6.0 is out!

2014-07-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:51:40PM -0600, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: Howdy folks, at long last LinuxCNC 2.6.0 is here. This is great, thank you, and thanks to everyone who has worked on it! On my collet-using machine, I'm using remap of M6 to probe the length of the new tool and write it to the

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC 2.6.0~pre5

2014-07-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 02:09:18AM -0600, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: I just pushed a new pre-release to the debian archive at www.linuxcnc.org: 2.6.0~pre5 The big news here is a new RTAI kernel for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Debian 7 Wheezy. (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid is not affected by this kernel

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC 2.6.0~pre5

2014-07-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 08:57:21PM +0100, Steve Blackmore wrote: On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:43 -0600, you wrote: The new trajectory planner is not in 2.6. It's in the master branch and will be part of 2.7. Why? The most recent bugfix in the new trajectory planner was yesterday. It looks

Re: [Emc-users] New trajectory planner merged into LinuxCNC's development branch

2014-06-11 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 07:29:27PM -0600, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: I'm pleased to announce that Robert Ellenberg's new trajectory planner has been merged into LinuxCNC. It is in the master branch, aka 2.7~pre, I spent the weekend at Sam's place and was thrilled by what I saw, running this

Re: [Emc-users] Quiet day, good time for a homing question?

2014-05-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 07:26:42PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: answer my questions. However, since the wiki.linuxcnc.org site no longer has a search function, and the index seems to be a will-o-the-wisp, I couldn't find it. For new bee, or even an old fart like me, that lack hurts the

Re: [Emc-users] Wapped Rotary motion

2014-05-21 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:21:54PM +0200, Bas de Bruijn wrote: Hi, I'd like to have a table running in wrapped rotary motion. I've added WRAPPED=1 in the ini file, You spelled it wrong: http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/html/config/ini_config.html#sub:AXIS-section

Re: [Emc-users] New Tajectory Planner

2014-05-13 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 09:04:32PM -0400, Robert Ellenberg wrote: Does anyone object to merging into master now? As far as I'm concerned, whenever you're ready. Chris -- Accelerate Dev Cycles with Automated

[Emc-users] Yahoo causes bounced messages and suspension of list subscriptions

2014-04-26 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 06:19:09PM -0700, Greg Bernard wrote: Hi. I just received notice that my membership was suspended due to excessive bounces. I was able to successfully reinstate my membership but in the interest of retaining it I would like to know exactly what a bounce

Re: [Emc-users] Yahoo causes bounced messages and suspension of list subscriptions

2014-04-26 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 03:46:09AM +0100, andy pugh wrote: On 27 April 2014 03:00, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: Unsubscribing/forbidding all yahoo users is the only possible fix today Is it possible to unsubscribe them all and send an email saying why? Yes it would be possible

Re: [Emc-users] Yahoo causes bounced messages and suspension of list subscriptions

2014-04-26 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 10:12:53PM -0500, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: If you can, it's probably better to just ban the Yahoo users from posting (or put them all on moderation). Yeah I think the only thing I could do is moderate all of them. But I am not too anxious to do some yahoo-nuke and

[Emc-users] 2.5.4 is released!

2014-04-17 Thread Chris Radek
to the folks who worked to improve LinuxCNC for this release: Alex Joni Andy Pugh Ben Jackson Chris Morley Chris Radek Chris S Morley Dewey Garrett Francis Tisserant Frank Tkalcevic Jeff Epler John Thornton Jon Elson Michael Haberler Russell Brown Sebastian Kuzminsky Here are the changes: * Build

Re: [Emc-users] Motion Mode in HAL

2014-04-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:21:45AM +0100, andy pugh wrote: Does any HAL pin indicate if the current move is a G1, G2, G3 or G0 move? I am wondering if such a pin would be useful for things like laser cutters, which could cut with g1 and move with g0, almost automagically. The TP already

Re: [Emc-users] Motion Mode in HAL

2014-04-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 04:33:10PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: On 15 April 2014 15:18, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: +emcmot_hal_data-debug_s32_0 = emcmotStatus-motionType; That looks suspiciously easy. Yes. Is the pin synchronised with motion? Yes. I suspect that it would

Re: [Emc-users] Motion Mode in HAL

2014-04-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 05:07:35PM +0100, Dave Caroline wrote: Where in a blend from one gcode to the next should the state of this pin/s change. They change in the middle of the blend. -- Learn Graph Databases -

Re: [Emc-users] [ANNOUNCE] Machinekit project

2014-04-03 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 04:26:41PM +0200, Michael Haberler wrote: We are pleased to announce the formation of the Machinekit project [1][2][3]. This is great! I wish the very best for both ongoing projects. Chris --

Re: [Emc-users] Machinekit Gui

2014-01-23 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 05:16:26PM +, Mark Tucker wrote: I think really what i want from a Gui is something that has no bells or whistles,for instance graphics while i am running the machine or liveplot as it is called. Also something that is functional for a metal cutting cnc. Touchy

Re: [Emc-users] Machinekit Gui

2014-01-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:12:07PM +, Mark Tucker wrote: I Really have a dislike for the Mouse Driven Axis Gui,Mouse and metal cutting machines don't mix,so i was hoping to Modify Gscreen and add some keyboard stuff in later. AXIS is totally controllable by keyboard. Mouse support is

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC shows new, but runs old ngc program

2014-01-12 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 06:45:33PM -0800, jrmitchellj . wrote: Yes, 2.5.3. I duplicated the issue again today. Can you describe a step-by-step procedure that someone else can follow, that will show the problem occurring?

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC on Ubuntu Precise 12.04 with RTAI

2013-12-20 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 08:28:39AM -0700, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: Installing the rtai linux-image did the right thing on my machine - when i turn the computer on, grub boots into the rtai kernel by default. This was also my experience on xubuntu 12.04.

Re: [Emc-users] Coordinate Transform to Level Workbed

2013-12-09 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Dec 08, 2013 at 11:21:19AM -0600, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: Also, the math only needs to happen on the endpoints, not every mS as the machine is moving along the commanded path. This is only true in a very limited situation: if you expect the table to be planar (what if it's a

Re: [Emc-users] INI Tricks

2013-11-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 05:27:17PM -0700, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: I think a #include-like directive would be both useful and easy to implement, but i'm not volunteering to do it. ;-) I think this might be barking up the wrong tree: a tree that only you and your fellow programmers can

Re: [Emc-users] INI Tricks

2013-11-29 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 01:35:55AM +, andy pugh wrote: On 30 November 2013 01:28, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: Paradoxically, the more intricate you make the ini and hal languages with the goal of ease of use, the harder it is for the gui programs to handle (especially read

Re: [Emc-users] XHC HB04 pendant buttons and debouncing

2013-11-21 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:08:57PM +, andy pugh wrote: On 21 November 2013 16:32, Marius Alksnys marius.alks...@gmail.com wrote: I am thinking which way to go: 1. add debouncing to the pendant driver 2. use additional 'debounce' components in hal 3. Change halui behaviour to take

Re: [Emc-users] Touchy with 1024x600 resolution display?

2013-10-28 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:20:23PM +0100, Thomas Kaiser wrote: Sorry for a ping again. Is it not possible to run Touchy on 1024x600? Sure it is. Say what problem you are having? What doesn't fit? -- Android is

Re: [Emc-users] Fanuc 420F 6-axis robot

2013-10-27 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:36:48PM -0500, Jon Elson wrote: LinuxCNC has a mechanism to home axes in sequence, and then move to a particular position offset from the index pulse location. So, this should allow the machine to be homed safely from most positions. This is how we set up homing

Re: [Emc-users] Arc centres in polar coordinates.

2013-10-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 02:29:20PM +0100, andy pugh wrote: I don't think that is it possible to use G91.1 arc centres and polar coordinates? You can use @^ to specify the arc endpoint, not the center Is there a better way to do this than to do a polar move to the hole centre, then G92 X0 Y0

Re: [Emc-users] Following error pin

2013-10-08 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 03:37:49PM +, Tomaz T. wrote: I have two motor drivers (for axis 4 and 5) which have alarm signal telling me that motor is off position, and would like to connect that in linuxcnc, so when it is active it would trigger following error for certain axis. Which hal pin

Re: [Emc-users] Determining feed or rapid move?

2013-09-02 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Sep 01, 2013 at 10:56:28AM -0400, Ted Hyde wrote: Greets - Is there a boolean method of determining if LCNC (and likely with AXIS) is currently performing either a feed-rate related move (G1,2,3+) or a rapid move (G0 only, optionally including any M-end-related sequences)? Not

[Emc-users] August's IRC meeting

2013-08-20 Thread Chris Radek
The August meeting will be at 1600UTC on 2013-08-24 The agenda is here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Meeting201308 General information about the meetings is here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MeetingsOnIRC Like last time, I'm going to freeze the agenda on Wednesday so we

Re: [Emc-users] Keystick with 4D Machine

2013-08-10 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 03:49:18PM -0500, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: I'm liking keystick a lot, but I can't get it to actually do much. I can jog around and home X, Y, and Z, but I can't run an MDI command or a program because it tells me can't do that when not homed. How do I home the A

[Emc-users] 2.5.3 is released!

2013-07-24 Thread Chris Radek
to the folks who worked to improve LinuxCNC for this release: Andy Pugh Chris Morley Chris Radek Dewey Garrett Erkka Koski Francis Tisserant Janos Bujtar Jeff Epler John Kasunich John Thornton Jon Elson K.T. Chan Kim Kirwan Matt Shaver Michael Geszkiewicz Michael Haberler Peter Blodow Sebastian

[Emc-users] July's IRC meeting

2013-07-22 Thread Chris Radek
The July meeting will be at 1600UTC on 2013-07-27 The agenda is here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Meeting201307 General information about the meetings is here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MeetingsOnIRC I'm going to freeze the agenda on Wednesday so we don't have

Re: [Emc-users] July's IRC meeting

2013-07-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:47:36AM -0400, John Kasunich wrote: By default, the tabled items from the last meeting should be copied to the new agenda. Tabling an item should not cause it to disappear. I don't agree this should happen by default, since if an item is tabled because there was

Re: [Emc-users] July's IRC meeting

2013-07-22 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:58:21PM -0400, John Kasunich wrote: I do feel somewhat strongly that items should remain on the agenda until the membership explicitly either approves or rejects them. I just added that to the agenda. Good, then let me spell out my thoughts too. In the June

Re: [Emc-users] updating linuxcnc

2013-07-21 Thread Chris Radek
On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 11:55:44PM +, Tomaz T. wrote: ? linuxcnc: Depends: libmodbus5 but it is not installable You'll have to enable the base component, for example: deb http://linuxcnc.org/ lucid base linuxcnc2.5

Re: [Emc-users] Touchy update? (Chris Radek)

2013-07-10 Thread Chris Radek
On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 09:05:16AM -0600, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: If so, then the good news is that there is no such limit: you can have gcode files in many directories. This isn't true for the touchy GUI; it has one directory where it looks for files, and that's all. The idea is that

Re: [Emc-users] Touchy update?

2013-07-09 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 01:29:35PM -0500, Shannon Watson wrote: OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/swatson/linuxcnc/nc_files' You need to create this directory. This is where it looks for gcode files. When we did the rebranding from emc2 to linuxcnc, this changed. You

Re: [Emc-users] Jog in world mode - increments

2013-07-02 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 08:48:26AM +, Tomaz T. wrote: Ok, here is the situation I have related to my previous question. I have MPG control which works perfectly in joint mode. Now what would be the solution to make it useful also in world mode, where only continuous jog is possible? I

Re: [Emc-users] PID Best Practices

2013-06-27 Thread Chris Radek
On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:42:37AM -0500, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: I was trying some small I gains, mostly between .001 and .024. I _think_ the PID thread rate is being accounted for, but if not that could easily explain things (I'll have to dig through the code). The pid manpage tells

Re: [Emc-users] Kinematics - Help Our HackerSpace

2013-06-24 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 07:19:52PM -0500, Bart Dring wrote: http://pumpingstationone.org/2013/06/cnc-gonzo-build-2-recap/ Interesting machine! We are having trouble getting it to work in EMC. When we turn on the machine in EMC, both carriages immediately race at full speed towards the home

Re: [Emc-users] Retrofit Candidate Advice

2013-06-24 Thread Chris Radek
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:18:06PM -0500, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Besides my 3D printing endeavors, I am involved with trying to get a hackerspace going here in Topeka. Recently a CNC mill that might make a good LinuxCNC retrofit candidate

Re: [Emc-users] Touchy without physical controls

2013-06-15 Thread Chris Radek
On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 01:47:15PM -0500, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: I can run the touchy simulation configuration, but I have not been able to get the loaded gcode to run (presumably because I can't press the start button that isn't there). So do I need real hardware or am I missing some

Re: [Emc-users] Correct use of subroutines

2013-05-10 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:18:42PM +0300, Viesturs L??cis wrote: G0 Z15 G0 x0 y0 G10 L2 P2 X0 Y0 Z15 I did not check everything, but I think you probably meant L20, not L2, here. http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/gcode/gcode.html#sec:G10-L2_

Re: [Emc-users] How about a 1Ghz PIII for 2 axis?

2013-04-30 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 03:49:00PM -0700, Gregg Eshelman wrote: Picked up a Dell Dimension L100R for free. Has parallel and serial ports, 1 Ghz Socket 370 PIII with 512K cache (better than the 256K version) and will have 512 meg PC133 once I find another 256 meg stick it likes. I have a

Re: [Emc-users] Machine documentation: software, best practices

2013-04-16 Thread Chris Radek
On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:49:58PM +0300, propcoder wrote: I do retrofitting or automate new machines. I do document them like most of my projects, but how to do it better way? There are a lot of things to document, like: project tasks, goals, requirements,.. physical (axes, forces,

Re: [Emc-users] Poor CV

2013-04-12 Thread Chris Radek
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 06:54:10PM +0300, Viesturs L??cis wrote: Am I missing something or s-curve velocity profile, which means also implemented jerk limits has been developed by Araisrobo and is already in joints_axes branch? IIRC the problem for this not being ready for mainstream is lack

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