[Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-22 Thread gene heskett
Greetings all; First, I guess we start a round of wishing everybody a merry Christmas. Second, the diffs in user number basing between normal systems with the first user at 500, and *buntu system with a first user at 1000 is killing me since all the system utils that one would use for copying

Re: [Emc-users] Encoder Discs, possible collective order

2011-12-22 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:57:00 AM andy pugh did opine: On 22 December 2011 16:01, Roland Jollivet roland.jolli...@gmail.com wrote: These guys are on your turf too; http://www.precisionmicro.com/ This is an interesting process I hadn't heard of before:

Re: [Emc-users] Encoder Discs, possible collective order

2011-12-22 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 22, 2011 04:33:44 PM Anders Wallin did opine: I have been given a quote for electrochemical machining of an encoder for my project. http://www.photofab.co.uk/index.php/services/chemical-etch-photo-etch/ There is a £95 setup charge, then another £100 for a sheet of

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-23 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 23, 2011 02:44:33 PM yann jautard did opine: Le 22/12/2011 16:33, gene heskett a écrit : Greetings all; First, I guess we start a round of wishing everybody a merry Christmas. Second, the diffs in user number basing between normal systems with the first user

Re: [Emc-users] openscad - emc

2011-12-23 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 23, 2011 06:07:02 PM Sebastian Kuzminsky did opine: On Dec 23, 2011, at 14:04 , matthew venn wrote: Hi all, anyone know how I can make a shape in openscad and then turn it into gcodes? PyCAM http://pycam.sourceforge.net/ can read 3d shapes from STL files and make

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-23 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 23, 2011 06:11:28 PM Mark Cason did opine: On 12/23/2011 01:47 PM, gene heskett wrote: Last login: Thu Dec 22 09:38:52 2011 from coyote.coyote.den gene@shop:~$ sudo useradd -u 500 gene to modify a user, you must use usermod: sudo usermod -u 500 gene I haven't

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-23 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 23, 2011 10:18:29 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: That has been done long ago Mark. The problem is that on pclos (this box) gene is the first user, with a userid of 500. On ubuntu, gene is also the first user 1000, so when user 500 tries to copy a file

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 09:00:31 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/23/2011 2:47 PM, gene heskett wrote: I sounded like a good idea, but: [gene@coyote ~]$ ssh shop gene@shop's password: Linux shop 2.6.32-122-rtai #rtai SMP Tue Jul 27 12:44:07 CDT 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 09:05:04 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/23/2011 6:18 PM, gene heskett wrote: On Friday, December 23, 2011 06:11:28 PM Mark Cason did opine: On 12/23/2011 01:47 PM, gene heskett wrote: Last login: Thu Dec 22 09:38:52 2011 from

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:14:41 PM yann jautard did opine: Le 24/12/2011 15:04, gene heskett a écrit : On Saturday, December 24, 2011 09:00:31 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/23/2011 2:47 PM, gene heskett wrote: I sounded like a good idea, but: [gene@coyote

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:45:10 PM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/24/2011 9:04 AM, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 09:00:31 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/23/2011 2:47 PM, gene heskett wrote: I sounded like a good idea, but: [gene

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:55:49 PM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/24/2011 9:05 AM, gene heskett wrote: That has been done long ago Mark. The problem is that on pclos (this box) gene is the first user, with a userid of 500. On ubuntu, gene is also the first user 1000

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:56:52 PM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/24/2011 12:22 PM, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:14:41 PM yann jautard did opine: Le 24/12/2011 15:04, gene heskett a écrit : On Saturday, December 24, 2011 09:00:31 AM Mark Wendt

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:18:41 PM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: [and a lengthy argument snipped] I do. But that is so all encompassing on pclos, that all paths then have to be cd'd to from the /root account. Even when using it in a script, a cd to do something in a subdir

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:48:17 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: Probotix equipment 40VDC 10Amp Linear Power Supply PBX-RF RF Isolated CNC Breakout Board 3 - Uni-polar Stepper Motor Chopper Drivers Specs on this driver board please? 3 - 280 OzIn 8-Wire Stepper Motor I have

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:59:00 PM yann jautard did opine: [overdue chomp] I think here we are talking about another problem. The point is not to use root account to make all your admin stuff (even if it may be a better choice than sudo), but use it only the time needed to change

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:26:16 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:48:17 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: Probotix equipment 40VDC 10Amp Linear Power Supply PBX-RF RF Isolated CNC Breakout Board 3 - Uni

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:50:57 PM yann jautard did opine: well, I just see something a lot simpler : when using the users-admin GUI from gnome, you can change the UID... Who is using gnome? I'd pay that nagging nanny to stay in Peoria. :) Cheers, Gene -- There are four boxes to be

Re: [Emc-users] openscad - emc

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:56:23 PM matthew venn did opine: Thanks for the tips! Will try pycam. Anyone heard of skeinforge? I got recommended that too. Apparently it has a milling profile as well as 3d printing. Have yet to try it... Matt Interesting, downloaded it. What cad for

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:57:51 PM yann jautard did opine: Le 24/12/2011 20:18, gene heskett a écrit : On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:59:00 PM yann jautard did opine: [overdue chomp] I think here we are talking about another problem. The point is not to use root

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 03:38:50 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: And sudo quits working, so you can't fix anything else. You actually can, but you have to get down to hacker level. You can get into grub, show the default boot command, and add the option to go

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 03:43:00 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:26:16 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 01:48:17 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com

Re: [Emc-users] openscad - emc

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 05:03:49 PM Fox Mulder did opine: Am 24.12.2011 20:57, schrieb gene heskett: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:56:23 PM matthew venn did opine: Thanks for the tips! Will try pycam. Anyone heard of skeinforge? I got recommended that too. Apparently it has

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 04:41:00 PM Rafael Skodlar did opine: On 12/23/2011 08:08 PM, gene heskett wrote: On Friday, December 23, 2011 10:18:29 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: That has been done long ago Mark. The problem is that on pclos (this box) gene is the first

Re: [Emc-users] openscad - emc

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 24, 2011 05:34:07 PM gene heskett did opine: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 05:03:49 PM Fox Mulder did opine: Am 24.12.2011 20:57, schrieb gene heskett: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:56:23 PM matthew venn did opine: Thanks for the tips! Will try pycam. Anyone

[Emc-users] .050 spacing vectorboard src?

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
Greetings all; I can't believe it, I ordered a pocket full of Honeywell HOA2001 Transmissive OPtoschmitt Sensors from Digikey Thursday evening, and the postman put them inside my storm door this afternoon. So now I have a dilemma. I can't seem to find a prototyping board of the pad per hole

[Emc-users] Making emc's backtrace show a line as wide as the (small) bit is cutting.

2011-12-24 Thread gene heskett
Greetings; Yes, I suppose this should be a function of loading a full described tool. I'm trying to visualize, with emc running without motor power, what the encoder wheel I am playing with will actually look like by making it use a path line in the backplot for the metal being cut away, so

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 09:21:09 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/24/2011 3:32 PM, Jon Elson wrote: gene heskett wrote: And sudo quits working, so you can't fix anything else. You actually can, but you have to get down to hacker level. You can get into grub, show

Re: [Emc-users] Merry Christmas

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 09:36:22 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/24/2011 3:34 PM, Jon Elson wrote: Luis Antonio de Andrade wrote: I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Yes, especially to all the tireless developers who work many

Re: [Emc-users] Parport

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 09:49:11 AM Tomaz T. did opine: Hi everyone, I installed new pci express card with two parallel ports, and I can't get any signal out of it. I am trying to connect it to two c10 boards which are working fine with mach. lspci -v feedback is: Communication

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:11:27 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 03:43:00 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 02:26:16 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com

Re: [Emc-users] Making emc's backtrace show a line as wide as the (small) bit is cutting.

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:09:41 AM Andy Pugh did opine: On 25 Dec 2011, at 03:46, gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: y current .ini base_period values are in the 35-40 u- second range. Is there enough processing time on a 1400mhz athlon to process that w/o any skips? Or would

Re: [Emc-users] fail2ban default setup gotcha

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:51:20 AM Mark Wendt (Contractor) did opine: On 12/25/2011 9:35 AM, gene heskett wrote: Anybody remember the Alt-somethingorother key combo to bring up the running of the startup scripts rather than the Ubuntu splash screen during boot? I thought I had

Re: [Emc-users] Parport

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:53:35 AM Tomaz T. did opine: Hi everyone, I installed new pci express card with two parallel ports, and I can't get any signal out of it. I am trying to connect it to two c10 boards which are working fine with mach. lspci -v feedback is: Communication

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:08:02 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sun, 25 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:11:27 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sat, 24 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Saturday, December 24, 2011 03:43:00 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 04:11:06 PM Viesturs Lācis did opine: 2011/12/25 kqt4a...@gmail.com: From integrator manual SCALE = 4000 ( HAL ) Speciï¬پes the number of pulses that corresponds to a move of one machine unit as set in the [TRAJ] section. For stepper systems, this is the

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 04:22:56 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sun, 25 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:08:02 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Sun, 25 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:11:27 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did

Re: [Emc-users] stepper setup with Probotix controller

2011-12-25 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 08:09:04 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: [...] 40VDC 10Amp Linear Power Supply I missed that in the original posting. That translates to your being about to run, all other stuff equal, at about 135% of my best speeds. Thanks for the pointers, I think you have

[Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
Greetings; I've about worn out that 7x10 I have, and its rubber tool post prevents me from doing anything resembling a fine finish regardless of the sharpness of the bit. When cutting threads I have to, before reversing the spindle to back away reset to deepen the cut on the next pass, back

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
millisecond hangfire. Bullet off the paper... BH209 is so hard to light, I'm told it doesn't need a hazmat warning or fee, but its still $10/oz. What the heck ever happened to BP being cheap to shoot? Thanks. On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM, gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: Greetings

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, December 26, 2011 10:36:04 AM Dave Caroline did opine: The tool cutting brass is one I found amongst some cutters at a clock and watch show It just suited the job, you can also use commercial thread mills eg http://www.kennametal.com/en-US/products_services/metalworking/tapping/t

Re: [Emc-users] Electronics failing in cold weather?

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, December 26, 2011 10:43:05 AM Igor Chudov did opine: I had, recently, a couple of instances of electronics failing, seemingly, from cold weather. 1. Netgear GS-108 8 port gigabit switch failed when I left on vacation and let the house cool to 52 degrees F. 2. Saitek USB

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, December 26, 2011 12:19:25 PM Steve Stallings did opine: The tool cutting brass is one I found amongst some cutters at a clock and watch show It just suited the job, you can also use commercial thread mills eg

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-26 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:32:26 AM charles green did opine: 60 degree included angle double angle cutter, such as http://www.use-enco.com/cgi/INSRIT?PMAKA=367-7100PMPXNO=948041PARTPG=I NLMK32 might work. not too too spendy, and can be ground to get within a full thread of a step.

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-27 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:52:23 AM Mark Wendt did opine: On 12/26/2011 12:34 PM, gene heskett wrote: I guess I've finally reached that age where everything I like is either illegal, fattening, or immoral. Sigh... Or broken... ;-) Well, with my sugar, I'd prefer to call it worn

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-27 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 01:46:39 PM andy pugh did opine: On 27 December 2011 17:53, gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: Not having any really effective way to speed adjust this induction motor so the spindle can be effectively stopped in the last 1/4 turn to the end point, from

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-27 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 05:35:46 PM Dave Caroline did opine: Its a 10 Dewalt, decent shape, runs fine smooth but probably 35 YO, somebody make me an offer and help me carry it to your vehicle, please! I used one of the DeWalt over arm saws way back in the early 1970's post it to

Re: [Emc-users] Another off the wall thought

2011-12-27 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 08:49:15 PM Steve Blackmore did opine: On Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:48:43 -0500, you wrote: I've had the table saw throw it harder. Unforch, I was in the way, took about 6 weeks to lighten up the color of the bruises on my ribs too. 1x4, 2 feet long. Yup - my

[Emc-users] pcb artwork

2011-12-27 Thread gene heskett
Greetings all; I managed to score some double sided blank pcb today, enough to make a few boards to hold the ABX photo-interrupters (Honeywell HOA2001's) 3x per board for making encoders. But these encoders have an extra .05 hole pattern spacing, so the whole 3 pin socket pattern for the

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-28 Thread gene heskett
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:21:24 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: I have a 40v 10amp power supply from Probotix I asked this question of supp...@probotix.com I have used your 40 volt 10 amp power supply for over a year with 3 of your yellow motors (3 ammps each) I just added a 4th

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-28 Thread gene heskett
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:05:13 PM Dave Caroline did opine: I assume all my steppers are using all the amps I want them to, which would be 12A if I was using 4 steppers at 3A ea. Not so Dave. For modern chopper stabilized current controlling drivers, the power supply is only

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-28 Thread gene heskett
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:20:36 PM Andy Pugh did opine: On 28 Dec 2011, at 15:52, kqt4a...@gmail.com wrote: Would someone elaborate on this just a bit I am not questioning their response I just do not understand it I suspect that the 60% might be a diversity factor.

Re: [Emc-users] Live CD

2011-12-28 Thread gene heskett
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:24:02 PM Tim James did opine: I have downloaded and burnt the Live CD 10.04. It has worked on one desktop I tried but not on another or my laptop. I only have the laptop with me at the moment so I would like to install Ubuntu and EMC to find out more in

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-28 Thread gene heskett
On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:10:54 PM Steve Stallings did opine: Sorry, but a different opinion here Gecko publishes the 67% number based on real world experience with a large number of motors and power supplies tested. The reality of calculating the current needed is

Re: [Emc-users] Transformer Question

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 01:36:19 PM Clint Washburn did opine: What type of transformer would someone use to connect to the American Split-Phase 240 volt system to get 100-110 volt output? Would one like this work?

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 09:13:26 AM Ed Nisley did opine: On Wed, 2011-12-28 at 12:03 -0500, gene heskett wrote: There are hall effect based ammeters A while back, I mooched a Tek Hall-effect current probe from my buddy Eks to take some interesting pix: http://softsolder.com/2011

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:08:23 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Thu, 29 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Thursday, December 29, 2011 09:05:54 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: Just in case y'all run out of something to ponder I do not have one of those fancy meters Gene

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 01:10:20 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Thu, 29 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:08:23 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Thu, 29 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: On Thursday, December 29, 2011 09:05:54 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 09:05:54 AM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: Just in case y'all run out of something to ponder I do not have one of those fancy meters Gene mentioned but I do have a Kill-A-Watt 118.7 volts ac 3 motors at rest - 1.15 amps 3 motors running - 1.6 amps 4 motors

Re: [Emc-users] Transformer Question

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
. Now, if the main motor is a variable speed DC motor, it still shouldn't care, but the development of that DC supply could require a transformer. -Original Message- From: gene heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:42 AM To: emc-users

[Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
I have installed as much inkscape as the package manager can find, and I've install the gcode-tools so the export as gcode option at least show's up. I haven't fooled with inkscape in probably 5 years, but back then I could compose dots and bars and place then, however with NDI what the scale

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-29 Thread gene heskett
On Thursday, December 29, 2011 09:01:51 PM Jim Coleman did opine: Gene, was it you I read about building edm power supply from re-wound microwave oven transformers? Or was it somebody else who was into the edm discussion a couple/few years back? Nope, 'twasn't me. It was probably Ed

Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 30, 2011 09:56:25 AM Ben Jackson did opine: On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 09:00:50PM -0500, gene heskett wrote: I haven't fooled with inkscape in probably 5 years, but back then I could compose dots and bars and place then, however with NDI what the scale was, it appeared

Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 30, 2011 01:31:37 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Thu, 29 Dec 2011, gene heskett wrote: I have installed as much inkscape as the package manager can find, and I've install the gcode-tools so the export as gcode option at least show's up. I haven't fooled

Re: [Emc-users] stepper power supply

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 30, 2011 01:42:36 PM Ed Nisley did opine: On Thu, 2011-12-29 at 21:14 -0500, gene heskett wrote: pointers to the articles That was a series on transformers triac triggering, with a resistance soldering setup as the McGuffin. CC doesn't put articles online (if you know

Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
. My gawd, that is nearly 50 years ago now. Getting old isn't for wimps... From: gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 12:30 PM Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about

Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 30, 2011 08:44:08 PM Frank Tkalcevic did opine: Just out of curiousity Gene, why are you trying to use Inkscape for PC boards when you could use Kicad, gEDA or the free version of Eagle? Can you say learning curve, combined with best utility? Inkscape, with

Re: [Emc-users] Probably Dumb questions of the week, about inkscape

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
On Friday, December 30, 2011 09:07:31 PM Frank Tkalcevic did opine: Or, once you have your gerber file, you can use Line Grinder (http://www.ofitselfso.com/LineGrinder/LineGrinder.php) to generate the isolation milling GCode. I haven't tried it yet - still on my todo list. Oops!

[Emc-users] Possible bug in G41-42 stuffs?

2011-12-30 Thread gene heskett
Greetings; Lots of editing to no avail, but I believe I have a clue to the G41-42 problem. The preset radius is for a .230 diameter circle, but if I use a .125 mill, it errors out and will not load the code. So, switching to the G41.1 Dnn.nn mode, the error is triggered even by a g41.1

Re: [Emc-users] Possible bug in G41-42 stuffs?

2011-12-31 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 31, 2011 01:48:48 PM Terry Christophersen did opine: .125dia tool cutting a .230dia ID will leave you .0525 move if you are starting in the center of the hole and moving to the edge This is I believe the crux of the problem. This code generator does not start at the

Re: [Emc-users] Possible bug in G41-42 stuffs?

2011-12-31 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 31, 2011 03:38:48 PM Terry Christophersen did opine: Your New Years eve sounds as exciting as mine ROTFL! But, I can remember 50 or 60 years back, doing New Years Eve up right. But for the life of me, I can't remember why... I am running some small parts on my

Re: [Emc-users] Possible bug in G41-42 stuffs?

2011-12-31 Thread gene heskett
On Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:57:46 PM dave did opine: Hm! Maybe half that ... 0.0525 center to center. :-) And precisely the figure I used when I said to heck with this and wrote it by hand. But I used a g3 for a climb cut, worked perfectly. Then I put an engraving bit in, set it

[Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-01 Thread gene heskett
Greets everybody; I had gone back to an older $config because it had all the A axis stuff it it, and of course had to do a bit of fine tuning in the .ini file. But when I fired off a proggy that used the M3-4-5 spindle controls, I wrecked the first piece of pcb material I put in the jig. Very

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-01 Thread gene heskett
On Sunday, January 01, 2012 08:37:16 PM gene heskett did opine: Greets everybody; I had gone back to an older $config because it had all the A axis stuff it it, and of course had to do a bit of fine tuning in the .ini file. But when I fired off a proggy that used the M3-4-5 spindle

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-01 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 01:57:46 AM Kent A. Reed did opine: On 1/1/2012 8:41 PM, gene heskett wrote: ... Thanks guys sending wishes for Happy Prosperous New Year to all. Further thought: How do you folks arrive at those logic diagrams shown at several locations in the Integrators

Re: [Emc-users] Surface-Mount

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 12:23:13 PM andy pugh did opine: I have some surface-mount opto-sensors which have pads on the underside, but no pins as such. Can anyone suggest how to solder them to PCB pads? I currently have a soldering iron, blowtorch, gas cooker and a hairdryer, though I am

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 12:44:51 PM Kirk Wallace did opine: On Mon, 2012-01-02 at 02:11 -0500, gene heskett wrote: ... snip As for debugging your hal file, that's the problem I was working on in the fall with my attempts to graph the hal network. The feedback I got here suggested

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 01:47:39 PM gene heskett did opine: [...] With regard to a bad hal file killing the machine, I am now beginning to lean toward a flaky psu, its not liking 50F ambient temps in the shop, and has crashed with grand and goriously colored confetti on the screen

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:07:53 PM Kenneth Lerman did opine: On 1/2/2012 1:16 PM, gene heskett wrote: lots of stuff snipped Maybe I'll even buy a whole new box. If I could find one of those compact models with a usable parport no built in video. Is anyone actually selling

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:29:55 PM Peter C. Wallace did opine: On Mon, 2 Jan 2012, gene heskett wrote: Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:06:25 -0500 From: gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com Reply-To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net To: emc-users

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:31:38 PM andy pugh did opine: On 2 January 2012 18:46, Kenneth Lerman kenneth.ler...@se-ltd.com wrote: That will be the third such machine I have. It does have built-in video, but you don't have to use it. However, there is no reason not to use the built-in

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:34:16 PM andy pugh did opine: On 2 January 2012 19:12, gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: MBD-I-D525MWV 1 D525MWV Mini-ITX Motherboard85.00 Does that include the lpt breakout kit? No need, the D525 has the LPT on the back panel, it's

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:50:10 PM Kent A. Reed did opine: On 1/2/2012 2:06 PM, gene heskett wrote: On Monday, January 02, 2012 01:47:39 PM gene heskett did opine: [...] With regard to a bad hal file killing the machine, I am now beginning to lean toward a flaky psu, its

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 03:57:13 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: Maybe I'll even buy a whole new box. If I could find one of those compact models with a usable parport no built in video. Is anyone actually selling that intel board that has been discussed here

Re: [Emc-users] Surface-Mount

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 04:02:42 PM andy pugh did opine: On 2 January 2012 19:59, Mike Payson m...@dawgdayz.com wrote: Skillet/hotplate soldering works great for those situations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uov0SPHKcnk How do you spell Solder in the US? All the videos seem to

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 04:53:35 PM Dave did opine: On 1/2/2012 2:58 PM, andy pugh wrote: On 2 January 2012 19:32, gene heskettghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:31:38 PM andy pugh did opine: However, there is no reason not to use the built-in video with that

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 06:26:30 PM Kenneth Lerman did opine: On 1/2/2012 2:12 PM, gene heskett wrote: Stuff that I deleted Subtotal 230.25 Shipping Cost (UPSGR) 13.22 Total $243.47 Does that include the lpt breakout kit? And is it time I bought a portable

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 11:40:59 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: Is anyone running emc on this? How is the latency? I've tested the Intel D525MW motherboard, and put it in the database. The servo thread jitter was 15595, the base thread was 11921. That's pretty good

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 11:49:36 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: On Monday, January 02, 2012 02:31:38 PM andy pugh did opine: On 2 January 2012 18:46, Kenneth Lerman kenneth.ler...@se-ltd.com wrote: That will be the third such machine I have. It does have built

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-02 Thread gene heskett
On Monday, January 02, 2012 11:52:14 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: How about this one? $219 http://www.directron.com/extremevalue.html only needs an optical drive for installs. I am tempted to get 2, one for the lathe. Yup, looks mostly OK to me. It has

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 05:06:21 AM Viesturs Lācis did opine: 2012/1/2 gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com: I've found a barebones box with a D525 board in it, for $120, claims to have the lpt on the back panel already. Needs a couple sticks of ddr2, a smallish sata drive and a dvd reader

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 06:00:47 AM Viesturs Lācis did opine: 2012/1/3 gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com: I do not currently have a machine that can boot from either usb or network, and that includes this $300 Asus mobo with a quad core phenom on it. So ATM, the only universal boot

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:14:42 AM Viesturs Lācis did opine: 2012/1/3 gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com: On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 06:00:47 AM Viesturs Lؤپcis did opine: 2012/1/3 gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com: I do not currently have a machine that can boot from either usb

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 12:00:18 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: On Tue, 3 Jan 2012, Viesturs Lؤپcis wrote: 2012/1/3 gene heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com: I do not currently have a machine that can boot from either usb or network, and that includes this $300 Asus mobo with a quad core

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 12:10:31 PM kqt4a...@gmail.com did opine: [...] controls and electronics of the machine are in the usual ATX PC case. What I wanted to say with all this - PC mainboard does not matter that much, but D525 has a lot of advantages, when compared to other

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 01:44:42 PM gene heskett did opine: http://www.directron.com/extremevalue.html I just bought one of these. Genuine Intel board, but Not fanless but 2G of ram a 250Gb HD 300 watt supply, $246 shipped. It's in Houston, he wanted some of my snow, said he was 80

Re: [Emc-users] Effect of isolcpus boot parameter with D510 cpu ( was Re: hal taking machine down)

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 02:41:08 PM Kent A. Reed did opine: On 1/2/2012 11:24 PM, Kent A. Reed wrote: On 1/2/2012 10:35 PM, Jon Elson wrote: gene heskett wrote: Is anyone running emc on this? How is the latency? I've tested the Intel D525MW motherboard, and put

Re: [Emc-users] Effect of isolcpus boot parameter with D510 cpu ( was Re: hal taking machine down)

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 08:27:52 PM Jon Elson did opine: gene heskett wrote: I put the better PSU in, but had problems getting a clean boot, and once I did get one, uptime was in minutes, 2 more times. Going to my IR thermometer because gkrellm said the hard drive was pretty warm, I

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 10:58:17 PM Kirk Wallace did opine: On Tue, 2012-01-03 at 19:26 -0500, Kent A. Reed wrote: ... snip The jury still seems to be out on the question of SSD reliability, partly because there are so few data points compared to rotating disks. ... snip I

Re: [Emc-users] hal taking machine down

2012-01-03 Thread gene heskett
On Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:33:10 PM Jon Elson did opine: Kirk Wallace wrote: On Tue, 2012-01-03 at 19:26 -0500, Kent A. Reed wrote: ... snip The jury still seems to be out on the question of SSD reliability, partly because there are so few data points compared to rotating

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