Re: [Emc-users] Another new bash update, the previous fix for shockwave was incomplete

2014-09-26 Thread John Dammeyer
I've heard on the news that Wifi routers running an embedded linux also run bash and need an upgrade? Is that true? John -Original Message- From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] Sent: September-26-14 6:01 AM To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

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

2014-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
to replace some filter capacitors. Not a problem since the user manual came with Service Information and Schematics. Just an observation that these little pocket scopes and logic analyzers have a very short lifetime. RantMode := OFF; John Dammeyer -Original Message- From: Jon Elson

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

2014-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
. I'm glad the system is headed in the direction of packages that can be added to standard distributions rather than relying on installing from LiveCD's, as I think it makes it easier to build in anti- obsolescence. -- Ralph From: John Dammeyer [jo

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

2014-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
analyzer (PC based) On Wednesday 08 October 2014 14:01:10 John Dammeyer did opine And Gene did reply: Yeah. The replacement scope for my GOULD was a TEK TDS3032 with floppy drive. Takes as much as a minute to capture the screen. Getting harder to read those floppies from Windows Systems

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

2014-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
Sorry. 3GHz. Not MHz. True. My RS FSH3 with hardware and software modules was close to $15K US 10 years ago and it's only good to 3MHz but is a useful tool. Just no longer battery operated and if unplugged loses all the setup information. It's linkage into the PC is through an optical

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

2014-10-09 Thread John Dammeyer
-Original Message- From: Lester Caine [mailto:les...@lsces.co.uk] Sent: October-09-14 3:28 AM To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Oscilloscope + logic analyzer (PC based) On 08/10/14 23:05, John Dammeyer wrote: Sorry. 3GHz. Not MHz. Something that popped

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

2014-10-09 Thread John Dammeyer
and not geek programmer oriented the IBM PC hardware and Apple hardware would both be running Linux distributions. Android may still win this battle but it's hard to say if it's linux underpants will be soiled by the runs at some point too. John Dammeyer -Original Message- From: andy pugh

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

2014-10-22 Thread John Dammeyer
just won't be there compared to the lightweight size 23 based repraps. BTW, I use the A axis for feed. John Dammeyer -Original Message- From: Charles Steinkuehler [mailto:char...@steinkuehler.net] Sent: October-22-14 2:01 PM To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) Subject: Re: [Emc

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

2014-10-22 Thread John Dammeyer
simple. John Dammeyer -Original Message- From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] Sent: October-22-14 5:59 PM To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) Subject: Re: [Emc-users] part 2 - Mach3 to LinuxCNC On 23 October 2014 01:19, Dave Cole linuxcncro...@gmail.com wrote: So

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle speed controlling using HAL

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
Can you describe the behaviour that you want? Do you want the spindle speed to stay at the same speed high when you release the joypad, or do you want it to return to the original speed? Have a look at the spindle pins in halui: http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/html/man/man1/halui.1.html

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi John; I've a small Unimat SL that I've CNC'd (and talked about it at the last CNCWorkShop back in June, and in my blog) Some random thoughts: 1) Beaglebone is fine. Sure, graphics is slow, but so what? Change Axis to the DRO display and you are fine. That's what I thought too

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-13 Thread John Dammeyer
and Z for the cross slide and lead screw respectively. That leaves the pins for Y and A. There are limit inputs for ESTOP, XYZ A for limits. I almost wonder if there should be a book called Beagle Board MachineKit Linux CNC for Dummies with Windows 7. John Dammeyer

Re: [Emc-users] Tormach's Unexpected Benefits Of LinuxCNC

2015-08-20 Thread John Dammeyer
It's only a surprise if they release 'their' version of what is Open Source Software LinuxCNC to the rest of the world. Which I suspect they won't so it's really just a marketing ploy. John -Original Message- From: Dave Cole [mailto:linuxcncro...@gmail.com] Sent: August-20-15 7:25

[Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-11 Thread John Dammeyer
not looked at LinuxCNC for some time but I'm wondering how it does with lathes nowadays. For example if I mount a stepper motor to drive the spindle does LinuxCNC support standard step/dir signals to drive the spindle motor? Thanks John Dammeyer ELS! Nothing else works as well for your Lathe

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
John, If you are using a stepper at any significant revs, will there not be a problem as the torque drops off as the rpm increase (unlike a servo)? Marcus Thanks Marcus, Yes. I realize that. The lack of a spindle input or PWM output on the Probotix cape and the higher price of the PMDX

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
LinuxCNC can create any mixture of step pulses, PWM, and other ways of controlling motors. The motor interface is modular and you can set it up to do just about anything. jmkasun...@fastmail.fm Linuxcnc doesn't actually support the beaglebone. It was supported for a while on

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-11 Thread John Dammeyer
I am one who is running a small lathe with LinuxCNC, which it does far better than I can. This subject has come up in the past, and I don't recall anyone saying no it can't be done. Given a big enough motor, I see no huge show stopper in substituting a stepgen for the pwmgen module.

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
On Wednesday 12 August 2015 08:43:33 andy pugh wrote: On 12 August 2015 at 13:36, Gene Heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: This is a case where a hardware stepgen might be needed as software only has a limit in output step frequency on the x86 driven pc of 40Khz that is largely removed

Re: [Emc-users] BeagleBone and LinuxCNC for a lathe.

2015-08-12 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Gene, Thanks, Warning, Ramblings have been edited for size. GRIN Warning, generalized ramblings of an old fart follow. .SNIP Usable torque was pretty much gone by 2000 rpm. I agree. Since the resolution for the spindle isn't nearly as a big a deal for a spindle I thought I'd use pulleys

Re: [Emc-users] Tool changer finally working on our mill project

2015-11-10 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi, Any reason why you won't push the tool holder outwards once it clears the carousel so that when it arrives under the spindle it's already fully extended? Would save time on tool changes. Very nice though. John > -Original Message- > From: Pete Matos [mailto:petefro...@gmail.com] >

Re: [Emc-users] Would this new item be of any use?

2015-11-10 Thread John Dammeyer
I too got that advertisement. If your spindle has a suitably fine gear on it I think it would work fine. You'd still need to add a second sensor for an index position in order to either thread or position the spindle for a toolchanger. John > -Original Message- > From: Greg Bentzinger

Re: [Emc-users] Tool changer finally working on our mill project

2015-11-11 Thread John Dammeyer
is about as fast as I can get it to go, > without having the tool shaking/rocking too badly when it stops to be > exchanged or put away. > > > Rick > > Original Message > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Tool changer finally working on our mill project > From: "

Re: [Emc-users] Tool changer finally working on our mill project

2015-11-10 Thread John Dammeyer
me thing but chalked it up to clearing the housing > > of the carousel...altho it does appear to have room. > > > > Pete > > > > > > On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 3:22 PM, John Dammeyer > <jo...@autoartisans.com> > > wrote: > > > >> Hi, &g

Re: [Emc-users] could Linux cnc control of unconventional mill design like this and general thoughts and comments.

2015-11-06 Thread John Dammeyer
http://seemecnc.com/products/rostock-max-complete-kit There are lots out there like that for 3D printing. > -Original Message- > From: linden [mailto:l...@island.net] > Sent: November-06-15 3:55 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: [Emc-users] could Linux cnc control of

Re: [Emc-users] tool changers

2015-10-29 Thread John Dammeyer
with a lathe and a long drill put in a hole through the center of the spindle so I could attach a drawbar to the MT-3 tooling. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: rayj [mailto:raymo...@frontiernet.net] > Sent: October-29-15 5:10 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EM

Re: [Emc-users] Has anyone poked around with this?

2015-10-14 Thread John Dammeyer
for the Development Tools like C++, C#, .NET; a separate company for the office products suite and finally a separate company for the hardware like tablets, mice and keyboards etc. One might ask then why not Apple too? Simple. Apple OS has never been designed for anything but Apple Hardware. John Dammeyer

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

2015-10-11 Thread John Dammeyer
Raspberry is out. Not fast enough. The Beagle works because it has two PSUs which are peripheral processors that take care of the stepping for you. Thing is, you'lll need some sort of cape for the Beagle which costs extra. You'll need some sort of Break Out Board (BOB) for the PC and perhaps

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

2015-10-12 Thread John Dammeyer
Thanks for clarifying that. I'm new to the LinuxCNC world having tried it about 10 years ago but ending up with MACH3 on my CNC routerand of course designing the Electronic Lead Screw for my Lathes. How is Machinekit being used with your 3d Printer? Do you use a separate slicing program or

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

2015-10-12 Thread John Dammeyer
> 2015-10-12 19:05 GMT+03:00 John Dammeyer <jo...@autoartisans.com>: > > How is Machinekit being used with your 3d Printer? Do you use a separate > > slicing program or something integrated along with Octoprint? > > AFAIK Octoprint will not work with Machinekit. I use

Re: [Emc-users] Mesa software out of date error?

2015-09-05 Thread John Dammeyer
> > What does the new version give you that the > > old one didn't? > > John Dammeyer > > > Heres the (really long) list of changes from 2.6 to 2.7 > > http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Released_2.7.X > > Two really major changes are the new tr

Re: [Emc-users] Mesa software out of date error?

2015-09-05 Thread John Dammeyer
that the old one didn't? John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Alexander Stewart [mailto:ivatt...@gmail.com] > Sent: September-05-15 9:24 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Mesa software out of date error? > > > Ok

[Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-17 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi, I've been using Alibre (now Geomagic) and the VisualCAM plugin for generating G-Code. MecSoft will no longer be supporting the plugin and has offered a standalone version of VisualCAM. When 3D Systems purchased Alibre I wondered whether it would eventually just become a CAD system for rapid

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

2015-09-17 Thread John Dammeyer
> -Original Message- > From: Jason Burton [mailto:lathebuil...@gmail.com] > Sent: September-17-15 10:08 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC > > > Fusion 360 CAM is very nice. > I went to the web site and tried to download from

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

2015-09-28 Thread John Dammeyer
Thanks for posting that Tom. I've been waylaid by work-work so the CNC stuff has fallen by the wayside. Hopefully I can get back to it next month. John > -Original Message- > From: Tom Easterday [mailto:tom-...@bgp.nu] > Sent: September-28-15 7:00 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-19 Thread John Dammeyer
nuxCNC > > > Maybe I don't understand what you are getting at. Why go through all the > effort of breaking the software up between BBB and a Windows machine? > Why > not just remote in to the BBB and call it a day? > > On Sat, Sep 19, 2015, 11:59 AM John Dammeyer <jo...@auto

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
This could easily degrade into a 'religious' discussion so I'll leave it with these points. Clearly I'm not in favour of web based licensing. If I insert the Alibre distribution disk that came with the software I purchased a few years ago not surprisingly that version will no longer run.

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-20 Thread John Dammeyer
The concept of a PRU isn't new either. There's one on the M9S12 that although not recommended for new projects is still in use. The 9S12 is based on the original 6809 processor with some 16 bit operations but mostly still an 8 bit unit. Development still possible under WIN-XP and debugging

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-20 Thread John Dammeyer
[Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM > for LinuxCNC > > > On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM, John Dammeyer <jo...@autoartisans.com> > wrote: > > Ultimately remoting into the BBB still means learning two operating > systems > > when 99.9% of m

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-22 Thread John Dammeyer
I Agree! For the same reason seeing windows MACH3 hang and the USB smooth stepper continue to send out stepping pulses on the Z throwing the machine alignment out as it pushes against the table. (router bit not turning and didn't break). An ESTOP and limits have to be part of the hardware

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-22 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Charles, > > I have not been keeping up with machinekit as much as I should, but it > does look like they are moving to server/client. Looks like they have moved > the UI, task scheduler, RS274 interpreter, and basic machine commands to > use API's. Trajectory planner, kinematics, hardware

Re: [Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-22 Thread John Dammeyer
> > What that would be is a client-server type of system, with LCNC running > on a micro-system in the role of the server, with the GUI running on the > Windows or OS X or other system as the client. > > The trick is to achieve transparency of operation so that GCODE and > commands for start,

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Geg, My war story is 5 versions of TurboCAD before I finally realized I was caught into the updates were really bug fixes under the presentation of improvements and nothing worked right. I started with Version 1. Stopped buying it at Version 5 and I think at one point they were at version

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
ailto:linuxcncro...@gmail.com] > Sent: September-18-15 7:06 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC > > > On 9/18/2015 8:52 PM, John Dammeyer wrote: > > I spent a day re-aligning my CNC router > > because suddenly MACH3

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
Thanks Ron, So when the shop PC dies at 10PM Saturday night and office PC is brought in to replace it the license is transferrable to the new hardware immediately? Like in MACH3? Or is the license keyed to a particular hardware CPU/MEMORY/Motherboard/HARD DISK configuration? John > -Original

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
nal Message- > From: John Dammeyer [mailto:jo...@autoartisans.com] > Sent: September-18-15 3:05 PM > To: 'Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)' > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC > > > Thanks Ron, > So when the shop PC dies at 10PM Saturday night and office PC

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

2015-09-19 Thread John Dammeyer
troller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC > > > On 09/19/2015 11:17 AM, Dave Cole wrote: > > On 9/19/2015 11:56 AM, John Dammeyer wrote: > >> But then not everyone runs closed loop servos with LinuxCNC. Or > perhaps > >> they do? > > Jus

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
ted to the internet when it > was installed to handshake with the license server? > > Has Mach3 gone in the same direction ??I thought they stopped > development on Mach3. > > Dave > > > On 9/18/2015 12:49 AM, John Dammeyer wrote: > > Hi, > > I've been using Alib

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

2015-09-18 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Tom, Thanks. So far that's been my experience. The sheet metal feature in Alibre (Geomagic) is really handy. The 3D to 2D drawing is useful as are assemblies. And I don't know how I could do without the 3D printing to PDF. MecSoft claims that 3D Systems isn't working with them to maintain

[Emc-users] Porting LinuxCNC(EMC) to Windows was CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-19 Thread John Dammeyer
> On 19/09/15 05:55, John Dammeyer wrote: > > WIN-8 and up don't support > > parallel ports or even serial ports directly. > > 64bit windows does not support parallel port. Even on 32bit W10 it still > works fine ... I have some legacy kit which is still going strong

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

2015-09-19 Thread John Dammeyer
> -Original Message- > From: Jack Coats [mailto:j...@coats.org] > Sent: September-19-15 6:20 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC > > > My fuzzy crystal ball says eventually we will get small cheap controllers > for CNC. Similar to

Re: [Emc-users] Z axis stepper gradually losing position

2015-12-11 Thread John Dammeyer
may have power supply problems where multiple axis motion results in a dropout on the supply that causes a missed step. It makes sense it would be upwards because then you have to move against gravity. Some things to try. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Gregg Es

Re: [Emc-users] Lost fractions of a step

2016-01-03 Thread John Dammeyer
Great explanation Peter! Happy New Year. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Peter Homann [mailto:gro...@homanndesigns.com] > Sent: January-03-16 5:36 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Lost fractions of a step > > >

Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP

2016-01-01 Thread John Dammeyer
degrees out of phase. If it weren't so you'd have to make the white neutral wire handle twice the current of the black (and/or red) hot wires. John Dammeyer > In the USA, Kirk is 100% correct. Two phase means 90 degree phase > shift, and is pretty much non-existent. 120V-0V-120V with 240

Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP

2016-01-01 Thread John Dammeyer
Thank you. Well said. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: January-01-16 4:41 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP ... > > Three phase or single phase

Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP

2016-01-02 Thread John Dammeyer
and it's true for electrical noise. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] > Sent: January-02-16 4:26 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP > > I do have a "control transforme

Re: [Emc-users] VFD Tweaking

2016-01-07 Thread John Dammeyer
I think that was my original point. Capacitors are expensive and bulky. Especially if you buy ones that have wide temperature ranges and can handle a large amount of ripple current. All which are a requirement for switching power supplies which is what the VFD really is. A manufacturing

Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP

2016-01-01 Thread John Dammeyer
to power a split duplex outlet. One side of the 120VAC is bonded to Earth. I haven't had any electrical noise problems. But I have also not yet wired the RS232 port of the ELS to the VFD for speed control. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Dave Cole [mailto:linuxcncro...@gma

Re: [Emc-users] Rewiring the BP

2016-01-01 Thread John Dammeyer
there is no neutral and I used a transformer to power a split duplex outlet. One side of the 120VAC is bonded to Earth. I haven't had any electrical noise problems. But I have also not yet wired the RS232 port of the ELS to the VFD for speed control. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-20 Thread John Dammeyer
and the stepper driver was disabled. Noise gone. Network better. Moral of the story, always better to try and remove the noise from the source rather than protect every device from it. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Stephen Dubovsky [mailto:smdubov...@gmail.com] > Sent: De

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-20 Thread John Dammeyer
he details. It's not black magic although it appears that way sometimes. John Dammeyer -- ___ Emc-users mailing list Emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net https://lists.sourceforge

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-20 Thread John Dammeyer
Don't get too carried away with Earth as the most important part of grounding. After all those big metal tubes that fly through the sky aren't connected to ground and they have all sorts of power systems from DC to AC (if you can afford business class). The point is to make sure that the current

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-20 Thread John Dammeyer
at the distribution end and open at the other can suppress those kinds of problems. Now the high frequency signals and noise are brought back to where you want. Does that all make sense? John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] > Sent: December-20-1

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-25 Thread John Dammeyer
of 2 or 1.414; 120V x 1.414 = 170V peak. Given that the AC line can surge up as high as 135V you have to design for 135 x 1.414 = 190V. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] > Sent: December-25-15 10:49 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Con

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-21 Thread John Dammeyer
The addition of the VFD might just put an system that is on the edge of being unstable over the edge. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] > Sent: December-21-15 3:15 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject:

Re: [Emc-users] Grounding Issues

2015-12-20 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi John, It sounds as if you have two AC lines coming into the machine. One for the controller and one for the VFD. The comments about a single star ground point are standard industry practice. One breaker at the panel which protects the wire to the machine. Another breaker inside the machine

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread John Dammeyer
is priceless. Thanks John > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: January-13-16 10:53 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives > > > On 13 January 2016 at 18:41, John Dammeyer <jo..

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread John Dammeyer
> -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > My stepper lathe is fine for normal turning and boring. > However, one place where CNC can really make life easier on a lathe is > peck-drilling holes with a drill held in the toolpost. > My lathe does not seem to

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-14 Thread John Dammeyer
Very impressive that you were able to squeeze a ball screw under the cross slide. What diameter screw is that? Thanks for posting the pictures. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: January-14-16 5:58 AM > To: Enhanced Machin

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread John Dammeyer
C) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives > > > On 13/01/16 21:20, John Dammeyer wrote: > > 495 oz-in sounds kind of inflated for a size 23 motor. > Only 3.5Nm ... we are seeing 4Nm NEMA23 now, but I've standardised on > the 3Nm as an alternative to the 1

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-13 Thread John Dammeyer
drawing 6A and 48V. For a 9" lathe you can use a 3A size 23 stepper and 2:1 reduction drive at the expense of rapid speed. John Dammeyer "ELS! Nothing else works as well for your Lathe" Automation Artisans Inc. http://www.autoartisans.com/ELS/ Ph. 1 250 544 4950 > -Origin

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

2016-01-19 Thread John Dammeyer
that effectively turns the motor at a specific RPM based on a voltage input. Then you can close the loop with the desired number of steps in verses the encoder counts as an error that moves the motor in the correct direction for the required distance. John Dammeyer . > -Original Message- > From:

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper Motors/Drives

2016-01-14 Thread John Dammeyer
Very nice. Especially hearing the spindle speed up as the tool moves inward to keep the same SFM. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: January-14-16 10:57 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc

Re: [Emc-users] ZAY7045FG Retrofit CNC

2016-02-07 Thread John Dammeyer
It's always good to see photos as a machine is converted to CNC. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Marshland Engineering [mailto:marshl...@marshland.co.nz] > Sent: February-07-16 1:17 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: [Emc-users] ZAY7045

Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me

2016-01-31 Thread John Dammeyer
Gene, Never ever wrap static sensitive semiconductors in foil. The point of the pink or black antistatic materials is to 'slowly' conduct the energy from the device or your fingers. Foil is a great conductor and you are more likely to damage them wrapping them in foil than just handling them

Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me

2016-01-31 Thread John Dammeyer
he package that arrived a few weeks later and found it would cost me more than $6 to ship that same package from Victoria (on Vancouver Island) to Vancouver BC (on the mainland). And that's within Canada. So the deck is stacked against Canadian companies in all sorts of directions. Joh

Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me

2016-01-31 Thread John Dammeyer
for the next prototype. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: January-31-16 7:33 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me > > > On 0

Re: [Emc-users] Prempt RT on Linux Mint

2016-02-03 Thread John Dammeyer
be it was the even) byte and the problem was fixed. This was on 386 PCs so they weren't blindingly fast. With the popularity of ARM cores inside FPGA's and the the encoder/drive signals done in VHDL the parallel problem hasn't really gone aw

Re: [Emc-users] Prempt RT on Linux Mint

2016-02-03 Thread John Dammeyer
happen in Linux other than in the Google/Android Model. I've even run Android OS on my BeagleBone Black with the touch screen. It's clumsy but it works but then I use an iPhone so it's probably just a lack of knowledge on the Android. John Dammeyer. > > > > In that regard w

Re: [Emc-users] very low speed motion

2016-01-19 Thread John Dammeyer
tep/servo does. The motor is rated up to 3600 RPM. And without anything on the 10mm shaft I've spun it up to 3600 RPM. And then almost burned my fingers trying to stop it spinning. And this puppy is expensive with the CANOpen interface. John Dammeyer --

Re: [Emc-users] mesa card choice and config

2016-01-21 Thread John Dammeyer
want servos that aren't driven with a Gecko Step/Dir input (much like a stepper motor) then it's a Mesa product or nothing? John Dammeyer -- Site24x7 APM Insight: Get Deep Visibility into Application Performance APM

Re: [Emc-users] mesa card choice and config

2016-01-21 Thread John Dammeyer
I was curious. John > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: January-21-16 10:53 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] mesa card choice and config > > > On 21 January 2016 at 18:41, John Dammeyer <jo...@autoarti

Re: [Emc-users] Micro-switch repeatability

2016-02-16 Thread John Dammeyer
a slow homing operation on every line. John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Chris Albertson [mailto:albertson.ch...@gmail.com] > Sent: February-16-16 6:34 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Micro-switch repeatability > >

Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me

2016-02-01 Thread John Dammeyer
gt; Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Well, thats the end of aliexpress.com for me > > > On 02/01/2016 12:44 AM, John Dammeyer wrote: > > So the deck is stacked against Canadian companies in all sorts of > > directions. > > > Well, the only hope is to find a niche so small

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper, ideal pulses without feedback

2016-03-18 Thread John Dammeyer
ce and make it do what you want for less money than buying a couple of stepper drivers and connecting to something. If you have experience with Arduino then buy a 3D printer board and tear into the Replicape software. They have everything you need if you want to re-invent the wheel rather than ri

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper, ideal pulses without feedback

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
You are welcome to look at my Electronic Lead Screw Code. Follow the link to the code. It's written for a PIC in C. John "ELS! Nothing else works as well for your Lathe" Automation Artisans Inc. http://www.autoartisans.com/ELS/ Ph. 1 250 544 4950 > -Original Message- > From:

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
a system configuration issue. Not whether the scheduling by the kernel is hard real time or soft multi-threaded. John Dammeyer > From: bari [mailto:bari00...@gmail.com] > It only sort of does. If a kernel or X dev decides to access hardware > directly to get his project done he

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
time part of Linux isn't the defacto > > standard for Linux. If it were wouldn't the latest LinuxCNC run on just > > about anything? > > > > Seems a simple question. Is there a simple answer? > > > > John Dammeyer > > > > > -

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper, ideal pulses without feedback

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
ni CNC machine without tool > changer. > > > > On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00:55 -0700 > "John Dammeyer" <jo...@autoartisans.com> wrote: > > > You are welcome to look at my Electronic Lead Screw Code. Follow the > link > > to the code. It's written

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
C they are talking about something different? John Dammeyer -- Transform Data into Opportunity. Accelerate data analysis in your applications with Intel Data Analytics Acceleration Library. Click t

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
If it were wouldn't the latest LinuxCNC run on just > > about anything? > > > > Seems a simple question. Is there a simple answer? > > > > John Dammeyer > > > > > Preempt-RT will be mainlined into stock linux fairly soon now so its just > become

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
part of Linux isn't the defacto standard for Linux. If it were wouldn't the latest LinuxCNC run on just about anything? Seems a simple question. Is there a simple answer? John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Sebastian Kuzminsky [mailto:s...@highlab.com] > Sent: March-1

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc on arm

2016-03-19 Thread John Dammeyer
higher priority then where does the real time kernel of the LinuxCNC fit in? John Dammeyer > -Original Message- > From: Nicklas Karlsson [mailto:nicklas.karlsso...@gmail.com] > Sent: March-16-16 9:42 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Modbus wiring

2016-04-01 Thread John Dammeyer
Which cable is the Van Damme? Can you post an ebay # or link? Thanks John > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: April-01-16 8:33 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Modbus wiring > > On 1 April 2016 at 16:22, Gene

Re: [Emc-users] Stepper generator

2016-04-04 Thread John Dammeyer
three motors to move a tool on a curve through 3D space and since each motor will run various speeds through this path you will find all sorts of rounding and truncating errors. And I haven't even touched on accelerating/deceerating from a stopped position and maintaining synchronization. John

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

2017-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
thank them everytime I make some swarf. > > My $0.02. > > > > > -Original Message- > > > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > > > Sent: October-07-17 8:01 PM > > > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > > > Subject: Re: [

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

2017-10-07 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Chris, Thanks for your comments. > > I don't know why people like to use these 1GHz ARM boards for machine > controllers. > I use them for projects that run on batteries but if you have AC mains > power available > go with a bigger computer. > > You can stay with Machine kit but I just don't

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

2017-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
Follow-up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvRG91yWNCQ I have to do more digging but this video may explain what I need. John > -Original Message- > From: John Dammeyer [mailto:jo...@autoartisans.com] > Sent: October-07-17 11:03 PM > To: 'Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)' &

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

2017-10-07 Thread John Dammeyer
> > On 10/07/2017 12:38 PM, John Dammeyer wrote: > > > > Enter the MachineKit LinuxCNC port and in some ways I feel like I've stepped > > back into the dark ages. Simple things like how do I see if a limit switch > > is closing or not. > Use Hal Configure, o

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

2017-10-08 Thread John Dammeyer
Hi Marcus, Thanks for the insight into the differences. I design hardware and write software for it for a living. Both PC and embedded and lately most of it is Controller Area Network oriented. The machine shop, that I've finally gotten back into after a number of year break, is a place to

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

2017-10-07 Thread John Dammeyer
Thanks for the reply Andy, The Machine Kit forums give the impression that for any LinuxCNC type questions these forums are the place to ask and only Machine Kit specifics are addressed on those forums. All very confusing. I was hoping there were people on this forum who had experience with

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