Re: [Emc-users] question about tapered threading (etc)

2012-01-25 Thread sam sokolik
You can see it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACvRilmIKDQ (that was JohnK) I really like the flexibility over a standard. (I didn't know there was a 'standard' from research I have done) And with a little math - it will make a perfect tapered thread. With re-mapping now there are

Re: [Emc-users] Homing

2012-01-28 Thread sam sokolik
Good catch! (I was looking it over as my machine homes at its upper limit. (38,36,24) and I know that works and is setup similar to the setup below) On 01/28/2012 01:00 PM, Frank Tkalcevic wrote: In AXIS_1 and AXIS_2 section, you have HOME defined twice. Once at 0, the other at 10.0.

Re: [Emc-users] US Digital encoders?

2012-01-30 Thread sam sokolik
are you using the ttl - differential converter/transmitters that you can get for the CUI/AMT encoders? (they are $10 US) we had issues with ttl encoders above about 15ft. (shielded cable) We have used them on our conversion and they work great (even for non cui/amt encoders) sam On 01/30/2012

[Emc-users] Classic ladder questions and comments

2012-02-03 Thread sam sokolik
All this talk of lowering the servo thread had me thinking back to when I was setting up the KT. I wanted to try to lower the servo thread for testing. I could not go much slower the the 1ms default or I would get real time delays. After some consultation on irc - it was decided that the

Re: [Emc-users] Classic ladder questions and comments

2012-02-06 Thread sam sokolik
Thanks for looking. (I am not that technical though..) The bit of ladder I have seems to be taking longer than 1ms though. (on this atom330 board) sam On 02/06/2012 06:02 PM, Chris Morley wrote: On Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:05:02 -0600 sam sokoliksa...@empirescreen.com wrote: All this

Re: [Emc-users] Classic ladder questions and comments

2012-02-08 Thread sam sokolik
I did a bit more testing on 2 different machines. The atom 330 dual core and a asus/amd similar to what is in the KT This is the atom http://pastebin.com/VMZDVrjc http://electronicsam.com/images/KandT/testing/atom/Screenshot-1.png The more powerful amd system http://pastebin.com/aGUGPvwv

Re: [Emc-users] Kearney and Trecker Milwaukeematic IIIb progress

2012-02-27 Thread sam sokolik
Random video! http://youtu.be/U61ub6mtpH4 (we don't like the idea of the probe spinning around in the tool changer. So we swap it out manually) Visions of it flying across the room - even though that has not happened yet... sam On 06/17/2011 10:27 AM, sam sokolik wrote: Thanks Andy

Re: [Emc-users] mesa 5i25 install woes (fwd)

2012-02-28 Thread sam sokolik
I think you need to re-read this... 2) remove the firmware = [path/to/firmware/file] part of the config = line, keep any commands for loading stepgens, pwmgens or encoder modules, if they are needed for Your machine. I read that as...

Re: [Emc-users] mesa 5i25 install woes (fwd)

2012-02-28 Thread sam sokolik
wow - sorry about that [HOSTMOT2] DRIVER=hm2_pci BOARD=5i23 CONFIG=firmware=hm2/5i23/SVST8_4.BIT num_encoders=0 num_pwmgens=0 num_stepgens=3 should be [HOSTMOT2] DRIVER=hm2_pci BOARD=5i25 CONFIG=num_encoders=0 num_pwmgens=0 num_stepgens=3 From what I understand. On 02/28/2012 01:24 PM, sam

Re: [Emc-users] mesa 5i25 install woes (fwd)

2012-02-28 Thread sam sokolik
Viesturs You must have a firmware=whatever.bit somewhere... Could it be in your hal file? Otherwise I don't think it will work.. On 2/28/2012 1:41 PM, Viesturs Lācis wrote: 2012/2/28kqt4a...@gmail.com: On Tue, 28 Feb 2012, Viesturs Lācis wrote: 2012/2/28kqt4a...@gmail.com: Now I

Re: [Emc-users] Bringing linuxcnc to its knees, begging for mercy!

2012-03-05 Thread sam sokolik
http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.5/html/gui/axis.html#_axis_preview_control * (AXIS,hide) Stops the preview (must be first) * (AXIS,show) Resumes the preview (must follow a hide) * (AXIS,stop) Stops the preview from here to the end of the file. On 3/5/2012 10:51 AM, charles

Re: [Emc-users] Arduin woes

2012-03-07 Thread sam sokolik
I have been using the arduino for simple i/o and such on the KT. (right now I am using it for just temp sensing) I had all kinds of issues before the update to the uno. After - the arduino has been rock solid. Boots up within linuxcnc every time with no errors. This seems to be a good

Re: [Emc-users] EMC2/Ubuntu updates - safe to install?

2012-03-08 Thread sam sokolik
Are you talking turbocnc? The $60 is for access to the source code. It runs just fine if you don't pay. That being said.. I started using turbocnc (and it has not been updated since I stopped using quite a few years ago. It is a pretty basic controller - Even the first Emc blew it out of

Re: [Emc-users] State of Wizards/Druids for simple machining.

2012-03-08 Thread sam sokolik
Heh - since we got the KT back up and running - the manual mill has been off. (except for boring out engine sleeves for scrap aluminum cleanup). Even the simplest jobs are just as easy to throw on the cnc an run in mdi or make a short program. But that is just me.. (plus the kt has 2

Re: [Emc-users] Downloading Release 2.5

2012-04-03 Thread sam sokolik
There isn't an ISO yet with 2.5. You will have to use what you have and update. sam On 4/3/2012 7:41 AM, Peter Blodow wrote: Gentlemen, I would like to download the new release as a live CD with Lucid Lynx and LinuxCNC 2.5 as I did before with Hardy Heron and V. 2.3. When I go to the

Re: [Emc-users] Downloading Release 2.5

2012-04-03 Thread sam sokolik
Please disregard.. I seem to have missed a section of this conversation... On 4/3/2012 8:06 AM, sam sokolik wrote: There isn't an ISO yet with 2.5. You will have to use what you have and update. sam On 4/3/2012 7:41 AM, Peter Blodow wrote: Gentlemen, I would like to download the new

[Emc-users] Hal_parport and EPP

2012-04-09 Thread sam sokolik
I am throwing this out as I have run across a few people that have had issues with EPP mode and the printer port. Now onboard parallel ports can usually bet set to epp mode in the bios. Onboard printer ports usually require some sort of utillity to put them into EPP mode. Now if I remember

Re: [Emc-users] Hal_parport and EPP

2012-04-09 Thread sam sokolik
This is how I understand it also. Some have 'fixed' this issue by adding pull up resistors on certain pins. If the port was set to EPP mode - this would not be needed. (ie the g540 requires EPP mode for the charge pump to work) sam On 04/09/2012 06:25 PM, Peter C. Wallace wrote: On Mon, 9

Re: [Emc-users] Hal_parport and EPP

2012-04-10 Thread sam sokolik
looks like kirk already did some work on the subject... http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Startech sam On 4/10/2012 12:33 PM, Steve Stallings wrote: -Original Message- From: gene heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:09 AM To:

Re: [Emc-users] Trajectory planning and other topics from a EMC(LinuxCNC) newbie (TheNewbie)

2012-04-24 Thread sam sokolik
Strictly from an outside observer.. I would thing that modularizing (is that even a word) linuxcnc so like hal (that can run by itself) each 'module' could be replaced with a different one. So - say someone writes a different g-code parser.. or a different TP.. or whatever. These could be

Re: [Emc-users] BLDC on 7i43 + 7i39 + linear motors

2012-04-25 Thread sam sokolik
you don't want to enable the drives and such until the machine is on... This is out of the hosmot2 examples... (Z axis but all are similar) newsig emcmot.02.enable bit sets emcmot.02.enable FALSE net emcmot.02.enable = pid.2.enable net emcmot.02.enable = hm2_[HOSTMOT2](BOARD).0.pwmgen.02.enable

Re: [Emc-users] Electronic damping of stepper mid-band resonance, was Re: Drive Tuning

2012-04-30 Thread sam sokolik
from my experience - full step/ half step/ 1/4 step all seem to have problems with resonance (although 1/4 step is much reduced).Once you get into microstepping drives - that problems seems to go away. ie - we have never had a resonance problem with drives we have used that are at least

Re: [Emc-users] OT-Retrofitting machines

2012-05-12 Thread sam sokolik
this thread? http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/cnc-machining/old-cnc-machine-retrofit-success-stories-245900/ Converting from a proprietary expensive control that is a black box and expensive to fix to a open source open hardware pc based control seems like a no brainer... You are also

Re: [Emc-users] Intel Board issues

2012-05-16 Thread sam sokolik
I vaguely remember someone having a problem installing ubuntu on an intel board because the monitor/display wasn't compatible.(I know - I didn't belive it either...) sam On 5/16/2012 1:36 PM, Kent A. Reed wrote: On 5/16/2012 1:41 PM, Terry Christophersen wrote: Yes it was me. A new

Re: [Emc-users] spindle tachometer strangeness

2012-05-26 Thread sam sokolik
could you negate the scale of the encoder counter? sam On 05/26/2012 10:21 AM, lloyd wilson wrote: First, the Hurco is alive! I carved emc/axis into a piece of aluminum yesterday; thanks to all the participants for creating supporting emc/lcnc/linuxcnc/etc. Now to the next level - I'm

Re: [Emc-users] Step Direction

2006-12-28 Thread Sam Sokolik
the easiest way that I know of is to simply change the sign in front or your input scale value for the offending axis. This is in your ini file. INPUT_SCALE = 81920 0 INPUT_SCALE = -81920 0 sam - Original Message - From: Mario. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine

Re: [Emc-users] Hardware step generator for 5I20

2007-02-15 Thread Sam Sokolik
they are strictly talking about using quadrature instead of step-direction as the interface between the card and the stepper drive.. Instead of the direction pin designating which direction the stepper would go - it looks at which signal rises or falls first. Very noise tollerant. Same way

Re: [Emc-users] pwm amplifier

2007-02-23 Thread Sam Sokolik
I am doing something similar. My pwm amp is only an h-bridge driven directly from emc. Then the encoder feeds back. emc2printerporth-bridgemotorencoderprinterport ^V http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/almost.JPG This was with a lot of help from jmk. (I think it is a work

Re: [Emc-users] Ubuntu 6.10?

2007-03-06 Thread Sam Sokolik
Normally the 'run forever' syndrome of the ubuntu live cd is caused by not having enough main memory (constantly accessing the cd). I have found that 128mb is not enough to boot from the live cd. I have not had a problem with 256mb - others have needed more. After ubuntu is installed - you

Re: [Emc-users] Axis speed slower on Emc2 than Emc1

2007-03-28 Thread Sam Sokolik
Take a look at this http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?TweakingSoftwareStepGeneration sam - Original Message - From: Andy Holcomb [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:11 PM Subject: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Gene Heskett - Surface probe In User digest DTD Apr 24 2007

2007-04-25 Thread Sam Sokolik
here is a more basic one ;) http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22837highlight=touch+probe I like how small the text is he scanned in. sam - Original Message - From: Gene Heskett [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:55 AM

Re: [Emc-users] RS274/NGC Language

2007-05-22 Thread Sam Sokolik
This is a good start http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Oword sam - Original Message - From: Jack Ensor [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:26 AM Subject: [Emc-users] RS274/NGC Language I can't

Re: [Emc-users] Problem with IBM NetVista

2007-06-17 Thread sam sokolik
I would think that would point towards a video problem. What kind of video card is in the system? Onboard video that uses shared memory are a usually a problem. On the one computer that I have with the intel smi problem there was only an issue every 90 or so second of a few overruns. sam

[Emc-users] Auto-tuning with petev's modified pid

2007-06-21 Thread Sam Sokolik
I just got the pluto hooked up to a small servo to play with. Cool little board btw - nice work on the firmware jepler. I hacked the lathe_pluto config as a starting point and did a quick ziegler-nichols tuning session (increase P until oscolates - measure period - calculate P, I and D) That

Re: [Emc-users] UBUNTU+EMC2realtime intall Problem

2007-06-26 Thread Sam Sokolik
How much main memory is in the computer? You need at least 256mb and some people have needed more - like 512mb during the installation. http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Hardware_Requirements sam - Original Message - From: Kasparov, Aram [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced

[Emc-users] NOMINATION: Jeff Epler

2007-07-24 Thread Sam Sokolik
I nominate jeff for the emc board. His skill with python and well - everything else dealing with programming is mind boggling. Between the axis interface and all the features he has added/fixed has made emc what it is today. Also don't forget the hardware drivers he has produced. sam

[Emc-users] NOMINATION: Alex Joni

2007-07-24 Thread Sam Sokolik
I nominate Alex Joni to the emc board. Another very knowledgeable emc developer that takes the time to help the lowly users like me. :) I cannot comprehend the amount of knowledge he has to be able to muddle thru the task and such to add new g-codes (I have actually looked at a lot of emc's

[Emc-users] NOMINATION: Stephen Wille Padnos

2007-07-24 Thread Sam Sokolik
I nominate Stephen Wille Padnos for the emc board. A very knowledgeable guy that everyone like to bounce ideas off of. I think it is because his mom is so smart.. ;) Hardware and software doesn't seem to phase him. Helpful and makes things easy to understand.

Re: [Emc-users] ACCEPTED SECOND: Sam Sokolik

2007-07-25 Thread Sam Sokolik
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Re: [Emc-users] Lathe Spindle Speed Control?

2007-07-25 Thread Sam Sokolik
If it where me... I would put those limits into the vfd (spindle accel/decel) unless your going to try to close the spindle speed loop within emc. sam - Original Message - From: RogerN [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 1:09 PM

Re: [Emc-users] Screen Saver

2007-07-26 Thread sam sokolik
Is there a chance we may be converting you to the emc2 side? ;) We can always use more programmers... The penguin knows I am not one. :) (samcoinc on the turbocnc yahoo list.) Sam - Original Message - From: Jerry Jankura To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Thursday,

Re: [Emc-users] emc2 v2.1 users handbook

2007-07-25 Thread Sam Sokolik
what you are downloading is the emc2 live cd image. You would use your cd burning software to create a bootable live cd that can be used to evaluate or install emc. (you can access the docs also. Otherwide the docs are always here http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/ sam - Original Message

Re: [Emc-users] Pluto (is not a planet)

2007-08-15 Thread Sam Sokolik
'I think' that jepler has already increased that - I have 2540 line encoders/w index which are 10160 count that I have not tested yet but I think will work now.. I actually think he went about the encoder counting different so it isn't an issue. I am sure jepler will chime in here. :) sam

Re: [Emc-users] Curve in place of square edges...

2007-08-23 Thread Sam Sokolik
The lower you have your acceleration set - the more you will see emc2 'blending' http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?TrajectoryControl If you want it to be exact path you need to use G61. This will stop at every endpoint and follow the path exactly. You could do a G64 Px.xxx where

Re: [Emc-users] probing

2007-08-31 Thread Sam Sokolik
If you want it really automated - you can set the g10 offsets from the probed hole location coordinates. I have done this for probing tool length (different from what the sample is in cvs that sets tool length). The preview in axis gets a little goofy ;) because your cutting path is different

Re: [Emc-users] Desktop CNC Website Information

2007-10-02 Thread Sam Sokolik
the only other thing I can think of is that the max step/sec is a bit on the low side. But I don't know a good safe step rate to put on paper. (~20k/s w/Parport) - expecially because 2.2 will have doublefreq which will increase the step rate a bit more. sam - Original Message -

Re: [Emc-users] Desktop CNC Website Information

2007-10-02 Thread Sam Sokolik
oh - and maybe a rigid tapping column.. The threading lathe/mill is a bit odd.. Mach does not do rigid tapping which I would concider the mill threading (it has yes/yes in that column). - Original Message - From: Sam Sokolik [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC

Re: [Emc-users] Desktop CNC Website Information

2007-10-02 Thread sam sokolik
really - I was in on a converstion with art at the cncworkshop - he had said he thought mach would probably never do rigid tapping. Could you explain? I could see if you had the spindle setup as a rotory axis... but other than that I have no clue. Maybe some external hardware - doing it

Re: [Emc-users] Max Speed

2007-10-05 Thread Sam Sokolik
in your axis section - it seems your missing MAX_VELOCITY = 6.7 (you want some stepgen headroom.) sam - Original Message - From: John Thornton [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 11:47 AM Subject: [Emc-users] Max Speed I have a

Re: [Emc-users] hal servo questions

2007-10-10 Thread sam sokolik
Thanks We had gotten those servos from ebay in plans to retrofit a monarch lathe. We have what we think is the spindle motor from the lathe also. http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/yservomaybe.JPG That directory has more pictures of the horizontal mill. Thanks for the info on

Re: [Emc-users] var file source listing

2007-10-29 Thread sam sokolik
This is a good explaination coordinate systems. http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?CoordinateSystems The var file info is here http://www.isd.mel.nist.gov/documents/kramer/RS274NGC_3.pdf on page 13. - Original Message - From: Cecil Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced

Re: [Emc-users] Can't control spindle with M3 command

2007-11-05 Thread sam sokolik
Have you tried setting the spindle speed also? M3S100 sam - Original Message - From: Mark Jackson To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 01:03 PM Subject: [Emc-users] Can't control spindle with M3 command Hi...I have just started working with

Re: [Emc-users] Pivot mill

2007-12-04 Thread sam sokolik
I think the hardest part (other than creating the kins) is dealing with backlash. Creating rotory motion without backlash, to me, would be a lot harder than with linear.. Spring load them all one way? double sets of gears forced against each other? very cool though. sam - Original

Re: [Emc-users] Upcoming events

2008-01-02 Thread sam sokolik
also http://www.cnc-workshop.com/ there is a yahoo group here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CNCWORKSHOP/messages I go mainly for the emc-workshop part of the fest :). Almost all of the emc2 developers usually show up. There are a lot of demos and such - Art of mach fame also usually show up

Re: [Emc-users] Look-ahead. Is present in EMC ??

2008-01-20 Thread sam sokolik
This is a good explaination of the trajectory control. http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?TrajectoryControl sam - Original Message - From: FraT [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:34 PM Subject: [Emc-users] Look-ahead. Is

Re: [Emc-users] ADC

2008-02-09 Thread sam sokolik
We have a machine that has accupins.. (.1 diam pins in a row) sort of a linear resolver ( http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/conversion/accupins.JPG). When we get this thing converted using encoders on the servos - we want play with them. We found this chip

Re: [Emc-users] encoders and stepper motors

2008-03-15 Thread sam sokolik
There is atleast one person doing this.. Here is some light reading. (jlmjvm on #emc) http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Steppers_With_Encoders http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43517highlight=encoders http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37309 This gives good

Re: [Emc-users] Mesa 7i43 PWM Output mode

2008-03-20 Thread sam sokolik
I was actually planing on using a circuit like this http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/logic.JPG (just an abstract idea - could be done with fewer ic's (nand)) when I get to that point. (unless the driver was changed before then) sam - Original Message - From:

Re: [Emc-users] Mesa 7i43 PWM Output mode

2008-03-20 Thread sam sokolik
, March 20, 2008 09:39 AM Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Mesa 7i43 PWM Output mode On Thursday 20 March 2008, sam sokolik wrote: I was actually planing on using a circuit like this http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/logic.JPG (just an abstract idea - could be done with fewer ic's

Re: [Emc-users] Bandit Steppers

2008-04-16 Thread sam sokolik
If you actually have access to all 4 coils - then I would use types 9 or 10. This would be half stepping and give you 2000 steps per inch. (.0005 per step) 200*2*5. at a normal base period of 5 - you could get (without using doublestep) 300ipm easy. Not that your machine would actually

Re: [Emc-users] VFD Interference

2008-04-22 Thread sam sokolik
I made this program http://pastebin.ca/993663 (same thing I think as Jon made) I ran it on the live cd (hardy is all I have handy at the moment) on a dual core 2.2ghz. (not the greatest latency - around 20us. Anyway.. With the default stepper_inch.ini - acceleration set to 20In/s/s the

Re: [Emc-users] 8255 driver

2008-04-30 Thread sam sokolik
There is an issue with the pci_8255 driver at the moment. If any of the pins are set to inputs - it will hardlock the computer after a certain amount of time. (not really sure as I have not looked at it for a few weeks iirc it seems to be dependent on how many times the input gets switched.)

Re: [Emc-users] 8255 driver

2008-04-30 Thread sam sokolik
pci8255.0.2.c6 8 bit OUT FALSE pci8255.0.2.c6-not 8 bit OUT FALSE pci8255.0.2.c7 8 bit OUT FALSE pci8255.0.2.c7-not 8 bit IN FALSE pci8255.0.relay sam sokolik wrote: There is an issue with the pci_8255 driver at the moment. If any

Re: [Emc-users] 8255 driver

2008-04-30 Thread sam sokolik
Yes.. After I added the read funtction to the servo thread. Locked up almost instantly this time... had enough time to open a halmeter and pick the pci8255.0.1.a0 pin. As I was fumbling to set the pin high.. it locked up. This is running trunk. Thomas J Powderly wrote: Sam, On the

Re: [Emc-users] gearbox

2008-04-30 Thread sam sokolik
I cannot help with the programming... But this is pretty cool. I am going to need something similar. (I figured I would be doing mostly in CL) We have a 16 speed gear box that is binary (4 solenoids). - first gear 0001 - second gear high gear. it has 1 pressure sensor that

Re: [Emc-users] Pico on Pluto

2008-06-07 Thread sam sokolik
don't feel bad :) http://www.electronicsam.com/images/KandT/servostart/ampmess.JPG sam - Original Message - From: Kirk Wallace [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 5:13 PM Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Pico on

Re: [Emc-users] SheetCam

2008-06-11 Thread sam sokolik
What version of ubuntu are you installing it on? I think they may have issues with the installer on dapper.. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/7595 sam aaron Moore wrote: Hi I have just installed sheetcam on my suse box and it is brilliant. However I do not

[Emc-users] emc2 live/persistent usb stick.

2008-07-07 Thread sam sokolik
I have played around with either dapper or feisty making a bootable usb memory stick. It worked great - but there was a issue.. Dapper was old enough that a lot of computers allowing usb boot devices where too new for dapper to find most of the hardware. I just got done following these

Re: [Emc-users] Puma560

2008-08-25 Thread sam sokolik
I have the exact robot. I have been having problems finding the specs on the servos - so thank you very much. - the small ones then are 2A and the large ones are 4A. cool. I read references to the encoders being sin/cos output. I figured I would believe it when I got around to hooking them

Re: [Emc-users] Puma560

2008-09-03 Thread sam sokolik
Well that sucks :) my plan is to make some inexpensive h-bridges and using one of the mesa cards we have to run it. 40v and a few amps should be easy. I am very surprised that it is sin/cos. Darn. I will keep tabs on this thread for sure . Thanks again. sam Jonathan Hancock wrote:

Re: [Emc-users] Puma560

2008-09-03 Thread sam sokolik
to the center for the purpose of limits? On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM, sam sokolik [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well that sucks :) my plan is to make some inexpensive h-bridges and using one of the mesa cards we have to run it. 40v and a few amps should

Re: [Emc-users] Puma560

2008-09-03 Thread sam sokolik
investigating: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/ Sam - it sounds like you have a manual :) Have you found any info on the voltage the encoder (and pot) should be working at? I have used 5V to be safe... Thanks Jonathan - Original Message From: sam sokolik

Re: [Emc-users] Back on Ubuntu 8.04 + EMC2 Problems

2008-09-23 Thread sam sokolik
Those are 2 separate issues. The issue with installing hardy - running the emc2 script - then getting the latest hardy updates. This re-arranges the kernels so the real time is not default. The warning on the wiki comes from using the upgrade button on the update manager. (upgrading from

Re: [Emc-users] Back on Ubuntu 8.04 + EMC2 Problems

2008-09-23 Thread sam sokolik
Those are 2 separate issues. The issue with installing hardy - running the emc2 script - then getting the latest hardy updates. This re-arranges the kernels so the real time is not default. The warning on the wiki comes from using the upgrade button on the update manager. (upgrading from

Re: [Emc-users] Arduino with Ubuntu 8.04

2008-10-04 Thread sam sokolik
I am home - what do you want to do about suzi? love you sam - Original Message - From: Steve Hobbs [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 5:02 PM Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Arduino with Ubuntu 8.04

Re: [Emc-users] FW: Axis question

2008-10-12 Thread sam sokolik
wait - I thought you could do that now. Unless I don't understand what you mean. g43.1 k[#5063-#1000] (new offset) http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/2.2/html/gcode_main.html#sub:G43,-G49:-Tool - Original Message - From: Stuart Stevenson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine Controller

Re: [Emc-users] Logitech Gamepad

2008-12-07 Thread sam sokolik
has this http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?A_New_Approach_For_Using_Joypads_With_EMC2 or this http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2008-08-22.txt come up in this thread? sam - Original Message - From: Andrew Ayre [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Enhanced Machine

Re: [Emc-users] Pyvcp position number

2008-12-15 Thread sam sokolik
I think it should be there.. http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60199 Rayh added it IIRC. What version are you using? sam mcinqu...@distechsystems.com wrote: Don't see anything in halui for position. Alex Joni wrote: Also look at halui for some positions exported.

Re: [Emc-users] Ubunto Installation Problems

2008-12-30 Thread sam sokolik
http://linuxcnc.org/hardy/livecd.errata https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/206635 sam Jeff Epler wrote: When that happens, it indicates that the installer is not able to read the cd. I'm not aware of any troubleshooting information that it is useful to gather at that

Re: [Emc-users] PCB routing on a CNC mill

2009-01-02 Thread sam sokolik
This thread gives links to a few of the options. http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69394 (I am samco) - Original Message - From: William Martin distance...@rocketmail.com To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 3:12 PM Subject: [Emc-users] PCB

Re: [Emc-users] A wish - Closed Loop Steppers

2009-01-04 Thread sam sokolik
Honestly - I think servos are the way to go in this situation.. The hardware for true closed loop servo with emc is getting very inexpensive (with ebay and all ;)) but - if you are serious about playing with it.. Take a look at the motion.adaptive-feed pin.

[Emc-users] NOMINATION: Chris Radek

2009-01-06 Thread sam sokolik
Chis keeps plugging away at emc2 making it better and better. You would think he would learn! :) keep up the great work! sam -- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It is the best place to buy or sell

[Emc-users] NOMINATION: John Thornton

2009-01-06 Thread sam sokolik
Have you notice how much better the docs are?? Nice job. sam -- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It is the best place to buy or sell services for just about anything Open Source. http://p.sf.net/sfu/Xq1LFB

[Emc-users] Seconded: John Kasunich

2009-01-06 Thread sam sokolik
hear hear! :) sam - Original Message - From: Javid Butler javidbut...@cox.net To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 8:14 PM Subject: [Emc-users] Nomination: John Kasunich Who was very helpful with the account problems I had while moving. Javid

[Emc-users] Nomination: Jeff Epler

2009-01-06 Thread sam sokolik
well - he is just wicked smart. (plus if you mention a mod in passing - 10 minutes later it is done) ;) ok - 5 minutes later sam -- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It is the best place to buy or

[Emc-users] Nomination: Stephen Wille Padnos

2009-01-07 Thread sam sokolik
I think he lives on IRC helping people.. (plus I don't understand 1/2 of the development discussions he is involved in..) (ok 3/4..) sam -- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It is the best place to buy or

[Emc-users] Accepted NOMINATION: Sam Sokolik

2009-01-07 Thread sam sokolik
Thanks :) sam Gene Heskett wrote: On Tuesday 06 January 2009, Jeff Epler wrote: The things that Chris said last time when he nominated Sam still ring true for me: | I nominate Sam, who we all know as skunkworks on irc, for a Board | position. He is a tireless advocate for EMC and

Re: [Emc-users] absolute analog output signal 0 - 10 V

2009-01-08 Thread sam sokolik
I think I answered your question here.. (well one way..) http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71072 If I am understanding what you want.. Could you send the motion.spindle-speed-out thru abs? (take the absolute value of it) http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/2.2/htm...an9/abs.9.html

[Emc-users] NOMINATION Sebastian Kuzminsky

2009-01-11 Thread sam sokolik
He came - he saw - he made hostmot2 a reality. EMC is now even more flexable. (hard to believe - I know) sam -- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It is the best place to buy or sell services for just about

[Emc-users] Inverse deadband - Anders Wallin

2009-01-14 Thread sam sokolik
Anders: I was wondering if you would be willing to commit your IDB hal component. (I think it would be a great addition to emc) http://www.anderswallin.net/2008/04/idb-inverse-deadband-component-for-emc2/ thanks sam

Re: [Emc-users] Inverse deadband - Anders Wallin

2009-01-14 Thread sam sokolik
Thanks BTW - this is an awesome emc2 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTJ0kC3AQusfeature=channel_page Mill, drills and rigid taps. :) Nice work. sam Anders Wallin wrote: Hello Sam, everyone, I don't have a machine with the right ssh-keys installed right now, so if this is useful

Re: [Emc-users] EMC problem

2009-01-16 Thread sam sokolik
You are picking a config that is wanting hardware you probably don't have insmod: error inserting '/usr/realtime-2.6.24-16-rtai/modules/emc2/hal_motenc.ko': -1 No such It is trying to find the motenc servo board. Try any of the sim configs to play. san George Erickson wrote: Sorry this

Re: [Emc-users] Live boot from a USB stick, are there issues with running EMC?

2009-01-19 Thread sam sokolik
It depends on the motherboard hardware. Some motherboards work just fine with usb memory sticks plugged in. sam Gene Heskett wrote: On Monday 19 January 2009, Renewables Not Reactors wrote: Can EMC be used from a USB boot stick? I'd say no based on having a 64 meg key plugged in

Re: [Emc-users] Replacing Mach 3 by EMC? Performace?

2009-01-23 Thread sam sokolik
You need to read read and read again. :) http://linuxcnc.org/docview/html/ You will want to do a latency test on the hardware (to make your hardware will decent realtime performance) http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//config_stepconf.html#sec:Latency-Test That being said... You can test emc

[Emc-users] New trajectory planner - testers wanted.

2014-01-26 Thread sam sokolik
This is an extension of the 'slow gcode' thread. The work that Robert has done on the TP are now in the beta stage. (has been for a little while - but I forgot to post anything about it on the user list.. :( ) I think the best way forward is to look at the thread on the forum and follow the

Re: [Emc-users] Cincinnati arrow 500 retrofit running 2.6 revert back to 2.5.3?

2014-02-07 Thread sam sokolik
Could you explain you issue? If there is a problem with offsets - it should be fixed (atleast start a bug tracker...) Also - didn't you install from the livecd? You could just run the installed version with your config and see what issue you come up with. sam On 02/06/2014 11:48 PM, Pete

Re: [Emc-users] Poor CV

2014-02-20 Thread sam sokolik
Steve! Here is your sample of gcode running the newest TP Original TP http://imagebin.org/294551 (limit of the 1 segment look-ahead) New TP (which does arc-arc , Line-arc and line-line look-ahead.) http://imagebin.org/294550 Robs hard work is awesome! (and it keeps improving) sam On

[Emc-users] Fun with trajectory planners and Halscope

2014-02-24 Thread sam sokolik
I have been testing a few things - 7i80, Robs new TP. I thought I would combine the two. After finding out that the mesa encoder counters will count step/dir (awesome work Peter!) - I thought 'hey - I can log the printer port from linuxcnc' http://youtu.be/qo74moJ30H4 Then I though 'Hey -

Re: [Emc-users] 5 phase stepper driver

2014-02-24 Thread sam sokolik
we have some BERGER LAHR drives with large 5 phase steppers.. As they have gone bad - we have replace the drive/stepper as replacements are very expensive. sam On 02/24/2014 02:37 PM, Viesturs Lācis wrote: Hello! Can anyone suggest a reasonable driver for 5 phase stepper motors? Motor

Re: [Emc-users] Fun with trajectory planners and Halscope

2014-02-24 Thread sam sokolik
I am surprised people still put up with me... I do have a lot of help from the community. The compact 5 configs using the latch and dual stepgens would not have been possible if not for Jeff and Chris's smarts.. (I am the big picture guy usually...) As far as machs acceleration violations.

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