Re: [Emc-users] LCNC won't run VFD

2019-04-13 Thread Lester Caine
has gone up a lot in recent years and was originally quite a bit cheaper. I don't recommend getting old Lester, avoid it if you can, its not fun. Unfortunately it's creeping up all to quick ... even if they keep moving the retirement age :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] LCNC won't run VFD

2019-04-13 Thread Lester Caine
button currently and the plan if ever I need to reverse direction or use the other options is to add the extra relays. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - https

Re: [Emc-users] Posting order

2019-04-01 Thread Lester Caine
of follow ups very quickly which take some time to unravel ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - https://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - https

Re: [Emc-users] Wish me luck. I am downloading v.18 of freecad as src, gonna see if I can build a 32 bit version

2019-03-24 Thread Lester Caine
in the tooth and while I have had 'Tumbleweed' running which is the latest and greatest version of everything it is most definitely not stable all of the time ... ... 0.18 is available on Leap15.0 ... magic ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk

Re: [Emc-users] Wish me luck. I am downloading v.18 of freecad as src, gonna see if I can build a 32 bit version

2019-03-24 Thread Lester Caine
to get the monitors back to the right order after a reboot. Progress these days is a hole in the shirt pocket :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - https

Re: [Emc-users] ConFusion 360

2019-03-23 Thread Lester Caine
since I tried it, so it is likely even better. Like TurboCAD I still have Easy-PC on the windows machine which is going to be a pig to port from, but those boards are unlikely to need any work before I finally get to retire and start playing properly :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-23 Thread Lester Caine
, a hand edit might be all thats needed. But you knew that.:) Sure helps to find that birch tree in a forest of pines for me though. Might well end up there anyway ... only complication 6 lines become 4 but they are wrapped in z moves ;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-23 Thread Lester Caine
set of gcode I forget quite how I got it onto the memory stick. And I need to remember as I need to get some DMSuper cases machined and need to change the hole for the mains connector :( The old mains assembly is no longer available. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-23 Thread Lester Caine
On 23/03/2019 02:56, Gene Heskett wrote: On Friday 22 March 2019 18:52:54 Lester Caine wrote: On 22/03/2019 22:46, Bruce Layne wrote: I use FreeCAD, mostly for 3D printing.  It's still not ready for prime time and doesn't have a usable CAM system so it's not a possible replacement for Fusion

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Lester Caine
just a pity that workbenches are not updated as more functions are added rather than waiting for the release of the whole suite. Third party plug-ins are now developing faster than the core elements :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-22 Thread Lester Caine
with that ... I'm running perfectly good gcode for the Taig mill from FreeCAD. Yes for 3D printing one of the other slicer options is required, but for 2.5D machining it works well enough and is improving all the time. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https

Re: [Emc-users] DIY CNC builder dilemma, open request for comments

2019-02-20 Thread Lester Caine
last longer. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - https://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - https://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - https

Re: [Emc-users] DIY CNC builder dilemma, open request for comments

2019-02-19 Thread Lester Caine
that actually allows a flexible path forward. The far east boxes are basically what you see is all you get? And then they don't even document just what they are selling? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services

Re: [Emc-users] DIY CNC builder dilemma, open request for comments

2019-02-19 Thread Lester Caine
troller will do that AND allow setting up profiling the surface afterwards. Something that a 'packaged' solution from China has no provision for unless you replace the whole machine ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.C

Re: [Emc-users] color me pissed

2019-01-14 Thread Lester Caine
on a 3D printer and this is just an extension to gcode and .ini files tend to be easier to read as well ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - https

Re: [Emc-users] Accuracy of step/servo

2018-11-05 Thread Lester Caine
not working properly! At the very least I would expect it to report a failure ... it's commanded 2549 steps but only 2547 have happened ... then the control software can either ignore the error, or request an extra 2 steps? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - https

Re: [Emc-users] CAD for LinuxCNC

2018-07-25 Thread Lester Caine
have a tool changer ... and once one gets a handle on the PATH module it works well. It is work in progress and every time I look there seems to be a new button, but it certainly seems the people contributing understand machining. Even adding hand coded gcode is included ;) -- Lester Caine

Re: [Emc-users] Pendants for LinuxCNC or MachineKit

2018-05-08 Thread Lester Caine
TO the country :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] Going off-grid [Was: Thinking about going off-line eventually.

2018-04-17 Thread Lester Caine
need 'mains', quite a number around here are also 12V powered, so 'building from scratch' could a DC supply direct off a storage system be an alternate way forward? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic

Re: [Emc-users] Cards arrived, but will need mods to run with lcnc, GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

2017-11-28 Thread Lester Caine
www.proto-pic.co.uk/jst-jumper-4-wire-assembly.html for instance? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://m

Re: [Emc-users] PC MB for Linux.

2017-10-18 Thread Lester Caine
AMD based cards. When a recent update wiped the setup, help from the suse forum gave a boot fix to restore operation. As I said, the days of VGA cards that just worked even on multiscreen is long gone :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=co

Re: [Emc-users] PC MB for Linux.

2017-10-17 Thread Lester Caine
r than the monitor ... 'xrandr' is a useful tool for checking and that is working on my LCNC desktop install ... just not got time to play with it as yet. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-15 Thread Lester Caine
aving trouble working out how to put together an ELS Super even just for my own use .. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Di

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
with more than 1Gb of RAM to take full use of it :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.u

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
yway so don't need 'support' as such. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk R

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
h MachineKit but it looks like I need a Linux box to do the next step ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Wor

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-08 Thread Lester Caine
the only way to use it for a fully functional lathe :( Anybody looked at LinuxCNC on that :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model

Re: [Emc-users] MachineKit on the BeagleBone Black

2017-10-08 Thread Lester Caine
mething like the 13" tablet I've just picked up as the graphics interface ... and the ELS keyboard as a pendent ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http:/

Re: [Emc-users] New kind of stepper motor on eBay

2017-05-29 Thread Lester Caine
are as good as announced. > > https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tropicallabs/mechaduino-powerful-open-source-industrial-servo-m Has the latest batch of boards already sold out ? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.

Re: [Emc-users] Google Docs Scam

2017-05-05 Thread Lester Caine
ke changes to your profile but not telling us what the effects are :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://

Re: [Emc-users] Google Docs Scam

2017-05-04 Thread Lester Caine
ication it was FROM gmail users. It just looked like the usual problem of someone posting a viral document this time via google docs and attempting to get us to open it. If your set up properly then macro's in documents should never be activated ;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL -

Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ?

2017-02-27 Thread Lester Caine
t the GNU ARM toolchain this has become a good base to expand on. http://www.atmel.com/tools/atmel-arm-toolchain.aspx provides the official Atmel Device Family Packs although most development boards have their own tailored set of files for the ARM toolchain ... -- Lester Cain

Re: [Emc-users] Whats a good visual displayer for a dxf?

2017-02-24 Thread Lester Caine
has to use what one is used to sometimes. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digi

Re: [Emc-users] Whats a good visual displayer for a dxf?

2017-02-23 Thread Lester Caine
dule > I need to add to its export offerings? Alternative - FreeCAD Developing nicely ...http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Path_Workbench but DXF licences are a pain! http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=FreeCAD_and_DXF_Import -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] What is usually used in place of rotating memory on one of these "Pi" boards?

2016-10-28 Thread Lester Caine
SD sticks, but the extra cost was probably not necessary. Moving forward it would perhaps be nice to see a credit card computer with an mSATA slot on board? But I don't think there is any particular need for that. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?

Re: [Emc-users] Need unlocked copy of a pdf for a breakout board I just bought two of.

2016-09-07 Thread Lester Caine
time ago. The pin-out is 'silly' with 14, 16 and 17 mixed into the S/D list and then 9 used for the spindle. Yes it needs software like Mach3 which can remap the pins, but the killer is the hand control only being a direct feed to the stepper motors. Has its uses as a manual controller but one woul

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC officially rocks

2016-08-28 Thread Lester Caine
ill an alternative which we can develop the code for ourselves? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://

Re: [Emc-users] linuxcnc and raspberry pi3

2016-05-23 Thread Lester Caine
On 24/05/16 00:11, W. Martinjak wrote: > On 2016-05-24 00:45, Lester Caine wrote: >> > I'm looking for a 6 channel stepper motor package that can be tailored >> > for either mill or lathe as an alternative to the 5 channel USB boards >> > that I've currentl

Re: [Emc-users] linuxcnc and raspberry pi3

2016-05-23 Thread Lester Caine
On 23/05/16 23:36, W. Martinjak wrote: > On 2016-05-24 00:23, Lester Caine wrote: >> > But the PoKeysCNC module does look a tidier alternate if we can get >> > control of it. > Yes and no, if you need servos the mesa cards are better. I'm looking for a 6 channel steppe

Re: [Emc-users] linuxcnc and raspberry pi3

2016-05-23 Thread Lester Caine
o UK it should be cheaper. Yes shipping from there is better than direct. Thanks. But the PoKeysCNC module does look a tidier alternate if we can get control of it. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Serv

Re: [Emc-users] linuxcnc and raspberry pi3

2016-05-23 Thread Lester Caine
nd to go with the pi3 I'm looking at one of the LCD touch screen modules which do not cost much these days, but I think I'll keep to a wired keyboard. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsc

Re: [Emc-users] Plasma Mistake

2016-05-20 Thread Lester Caine
etween work and electronics and care that it's actually making contact rather than insulated by anodising or rust. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve

Re: [Emc-users] Need some advice --> OT

2016-05-16 Thread Lester Caine
did not get credited to the other account until the next Wednesday. But they ring on weekends and bank holidays when you have not paid them! -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co

Re: [Emc-users] Micro-switch repeatability

2016-02-16 Thread Lester Caine
it's repeatability is somewhat suspect for use as a home position. I was seeing 0.1mm drift depending on various factors, but not being desperate for it I did not investigate further. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Ca

Re: [Emc-users] Micro-switch repeatability

2016-02-16 Thread Lester Caine
I know in essence you are discussing the provision of a 'hardware' zero point on the axis, but as a cross check that the machine has not missed steps, or a flexible means of moving the machine to a fixed position to recover after a collision or stall it has merit? -- Lester Caine -

Re: [Emc-users] Modbus wiring

2016-02-09 Thread Lester Caine
vision to properly terminate a multidrop link. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow D

Re: [Emc-users] Modbus wiring

2016-02-08 Thread Lester Caine
d control ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Med

Re: [Emc-users] Question about closed loop CNC

2016-01-19 Thread Lester Caine
has to drop below the open loop speeds anyway. Yes in free air one can move between cuts quicker, but the characteristics of the closed loop process have to be taken care of when setting feed rates. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=conta

Re: [Emc-users] Question about closed loop CNC

2016-01-19 Thread Lester Caine
close a position loop with linear scales > on the axes of his stepper-driven machine. I was answering the first question ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve -

Re: [Emc-users] A heads up on IDC ribbon connectors from China

2016-01-14 Thread Lester Caine
ave space for the 26th wire. Same on the 9 way D I use in the Divisiomaster, but I strip down the 10 Way cable used for the keyboard link. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySol

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread Lester Caine
ame problem with not being able to get full power out of the stepper motor. At least 10 times the rated stepper motor voltage should be a minimum, but the lower voltage motors seem to work better with a 20x supply. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/w

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread Lester Caine
mit of the NatSemi chips is a problem :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Me

Re: [Emc-users] Probe

2015-12-13 Thread Lester Caine
gnment is one of the reasons Gary stopped shipping it as a kit. Needs care during assemble to get things close to central. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve

Re: [Emc-users] Probe

2015-12-13 Thread Lester Caine
On 13/12/15 12:08, John Thornton wrote: > Does it have a way to center the stylus? > > I'm going to try this one > > http://deepgroove1.com/stainlessprobe/stainlessprobe.htm Another option http://www.wildhorse-innovations.com/index.php?_a=viewProd=80 -- Leste

Re: [Emc-users] Fw: new message

2015-11-10 Thread Lester Caine
ail traffic which did not originate from a valid source I think we are stuck with the crap? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engine

Re: [Emc-users] That pesky Mach3 1205 BOB

2015-09-30 Thread Lester Caine
On 30/09/15 03:38, Gene Heskett wrote: > URL's to the docs would be fine. Is http://i.ytimg.com/vi/7Y1-sEO2KCY/hqdefault.jpg the one you are talking about? Relay and AxisB Direction share pin 17 -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=cont

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Convert CRT to LCD

2015-09-22 Thread Lester Caine
onitor, and then simply wiring R, G and B together to give you a 'white' signal, but modern monitors tend to be a little less forgiving with lower frequency signals, but it should lock at 15.87KHz so I'd just give it a go. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki

Re: [Emc-users] [emc-users] Building from source

2015-09-20 Thread Lester Caine
sor families into the mix such as the various ARM variants and its a wonder anything ever works? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model E

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-19 Thread Lester Caine
r some spurious reason ;) Running a couple of serial ports as well, but I think they are OK on the 64bit builds as well. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-19 Thread Lester Caine
sing co-processors, but the co-processor could well be a beagleboard or something similar running LinucCNC in textmode and using the 'PC' for the graphics? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services -

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-18 Thread Lester Caine
involved is simply detrimental to open source projects? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Wo

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-18 Thread Lester Caine
On 18/09/15 23:19, jrmitchellj . wrote: > FlatCAM is python based, so works on most > platforms. Interesting ...must look at that! -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk Enquir

Re: [Emc-users] mailing list vs forum

2015-09-14 Thread Lester Caine
ves a lot of time over other methods of tracking problems. No objections to forums ... as long as I can keep a copy via my inbox, and while cnczone does try it only gets effort from me when I feel it's worth it. Not having a local copy of MY messages is the pain in a few places. -- Lester Cain

[Emc-users] Taig 2000LE setup

2015-06-26 Thread Lester Caine
;) ... If it works ... We have all the numbers to plug in, but what is the next step ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model

Re: [Emc-users] minimum spindle speed

2015-06-22 Thread Lester Caine
On 22/06/15 18:48, Tom Easterday wrote: I am controlling a spindle motor with a VFD commanded by modbus. Which VFD? The ones I use have many settings, and adjusting the speed range and acceleration up to speed are all part of them. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact

Re: [Emc-users] WTF is wrong here

2015-04-11 Thread Lester Caine
a £150k black hole into a £500k studio flat. Some thing like £250k profit! ... We all seem to be in the wrong game ;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http

Re: [Emc-users] WTF is wrong here

2015-04-11 Thread Lester Caine
habitable. The problem is it has to be a complete tank, but good work can recover even basements with running water under them :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http

Re: [Emc-users] part 2 - Mach3 to LinuxCNC

2014-10-23 Thread Lester Caine
somewhat higher than my current house is worth, and packet calculators compared to the rack of hardware currently in the garage. But I'd still prefer the older system software to todays ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact

Re: [Emc-users] How to Migrate from Mach3 to LinuxCNC

2014-10-19 Thread Lester Caine
I'm also on PCB layout, KiCAD are pushing to be usable replacements. Since the rest of my desktop has been Linux for many years it's a refreshing change! Started to document the change http://medw.co.uk/wiki/Living+with+CAD-CAM+today -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact

Re: [Emc-users] Oscilloscope + logic analyzer (PC based)

2014-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
/Unix_history-simple.svg/1920px-Unix_history-simple.svg.png gives a nice roadmap of how things developed ... Though there is no direct link between OS X and Linux I don't have a problem fixing the lads Mac machines as most of the same command line stuff just works. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] Oscilloscope + logic analyzer (PC based)

2014-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
On 10/10/14 11:20, Mark Wendt wrote: Wasn't NeXt a *nix based OS too? That is actually the line between FreeBSD and Mac OS X ... one does wonder if Steve had not been kicked out of Apple would it ever have existed ;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http

Re: [Emc-users] Oscilloscope + logic analyzer (PC based)

2014-10-09 Thread Lester Caine
On 08/10/14 23:05, John Dammeyer wrote: Sorry. 3GHz. Not MHz. Something that popped up on my in box ... https://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/rf-explorer-signal-generator-rfe6gen.html ... 24MHz to 6GHz controlled by the PC :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http

Re: [Emc-users] [on topic] Yahoo Mail is tossing about 90% of messages from this list into SPAM.

2014-09-20 Thread Lester Caine
to identify who DID send each message :( Make a system that works before ramming a half baked one down our throats? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http

Re: [Emc-users] 3D Software for Linux

2014-07-30 Thread Lester Caine
on Linux and the price is not unreasonable. http://www.pcworld.com/article/259590/silo_is_a_no_nonsense_3d_modeler.html Says it's no longer being developed? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http

Re: [Emc-users] mach3

2014-07-05 Thread Lester Caine
to take more responsibility for invalid data, but personally I don't find Google a lot of use UNTIL you know that what you are looking at is legal ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http

Re: [Emc-users] mach3

2014-07-03 Thread Lester Caine
:( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] New toy (4'X8' Router) for conversion

2014-06-11 Thread Lester Caine
and spares I paid for a few weeks back which are still stuck somewhere in the TNT deliverysystem. So much for their '3 to 5 days' from the US to the UK :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http

Re: [Emc-users] [Off] Granite Surface Protection

2014-03-29 Thread Lester Caine
to ensure any remains from it's other uses are removed ... You will see it in the background of many of the shots on the website as the array of low voltage halogen bulbs in the canopy provide a nice even light :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk

Re: [Emc-users] I$@)^ another C41 gone to hell.

2014-03-16 Thread Lester Caine
;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] I$@)^ another C41 gone to hell.

2014-03-16 Thread Lester Caine
should be cheap if you can wait for a couple of weeks. Shipping is not so much the problem ... it's cashflow. I've got some Taig mills and spares on order at the moment, but until I can pay up front for them ... The bank manager and paypal make more profit than I do :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] Scale ring engraving

2013-11-02 Thread Lester Caine
to work on. It's a lot easier on the side of a cylinder :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http

Re: [Emc-users] mail list over forums?

2013-07-11 Thread Lester Caine
to LOCALLY monitor and interact with other people without having to keep going to 'centrally managed' websites ... email is part of that model. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk

Re: [Emc-users] Sheet metal forming without stamping dies.

2013-07-08 Thread Lester Caine
be easier than the 3d printer code? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital

Re: [Emc-users] What current ITX board?

2012-12-03 Thread Lester Caine
using an older stable Mach3 on most customer production sites ... if it works don't break it and since there are no network connections - no need to worry about updates getting in the way :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact

Re: [Emc-users] What current ITX board?

2012-12-02 Thread Lester Caine
://linitx.com/product/13485 which is a nicely priced option for motherboard, and a 16Gb SSD disk makes a nice package. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http

Re: [Emc-users] What current ITX board?

2012-12-02 Thread Lester Caine
had another batch in and shipping them Dual boot LinuxCNC and XP although I may well be using USBCNC rather than Mach3 Slight aside ... anybody looked at USBCNC as a controller with LinuxCNC? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact

Re: [Emc-users] Live Cd

2012-10-16 Thread Lester Caine
here and I can get a can get a fully cased micro itx board for that ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop

Re: [Emc-users] Mach on Linux

2012-10-10 Thread Lester Caine
rather than an ITX box? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] Mach on Linux

2012-10-09 Thread Lester Caine
? -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http://rainbowdigitalmedia.co.uk

Re: [Emc-users] Mach on Linux

2012-10-07 Thread Lester Caine
at the moment until I get more practical experience in production ... and can support customers over the phone :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com

Re: [Emc-users] For anybody considering upgrading their motherboard in the next few months.

2012-09-17 Thread Lester Caine
of a problem though. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] For anybody considering upgrading their motherboard in the next few months.

2012-09-17 Thread Lester Caine
Mark Wendt wrote: Getting the monitors working when they are not directly plugged in is still something of a problem though. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL Lester, Generally, I've found monitors tend to work much better when they're plugged in... VBSEG The problem here is 'directly' ... Many

Re: [Emc-users] For anybody considering upgrading their motherboard in the next few months.

2012-09-17 Thread Lester Caine
to maintain that :) Even Linus has switched to a 'classic' alternative ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/05/linus_slams_gnome_three/ -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk

Re: [Emc-users] For anybody considering upgrading their motherboard in the next few months.

2012-09-17 Thread Lester Caine
versions is up and working! -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk Rainbow Digital Media - http

Re: [Emc-users] For anybody considering upgrading their motherboard in the next few months.

2012-09-15 Thread Lester Caine
Except they have everything but a pigging parallel port on the ITX boards ... BUT the M910 quotes 2 x Digital I/O pin headers (GPI x 8, GPO x 8) and EIGHT serial ports (why?) However as with all of them, the PCI riser runs a paralell port card without any problems :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] What is a good Atom motherboard?

2012-08-21 Thread Lester Caine
for 1920x1080. run xrandr on it's own to see what has been loaded. -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http

[Emc-users] Library of stock configurations?

2012-08-20 Thread Lester Caine
started guide, but haven't found any reference to any. I know many setups will be custom, but simple configurations like the taig would always work 'out of the box', so I will be publishing them myself anyway ... but if something exists to start from :) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL

Re: [Emc-users] What is a good Atom motherboard?

2012-08-20 Thread Lester Caine
not like some, but it's rock steady on this. Just not done enough yet with LinuxCNC other than seeing a steady 7000 on the latency test. Hopefully they should be available in the US as well ;) -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact

Re: [Emc-users] STOP RIGHT NOW...

2012-08-03 Thread Lester Caine
Chris Radek wrote: and take this poll: What the heck, Matt. I don't see linuxcnc on there. But it's still got 22% ;) It will be a long time before I stop calling it -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic

Re: [Emc-users] Computer Boards?

2012-08-02 Thread Lester Caine
for moving components. It's just a pity that the ITX board still has a fan for the processor :( -- Lester Caine - G8HFL - Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/ Model Engineers

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