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

2017-03-02 Thread Ken Strauss
age- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:13 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > On 03/02/2017 08:14 AM, Chris Radek wrote: > &

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

2017-03-02 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/02/2017 08:14 AM, Chris Radek wrote: > On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:44:34PM -0500, Ken Strauss wrote: >> I recently got a Renishaw MP7 IR probe from eBay. Has there been any further >> success with reverse engineering the interface? According to the manual that >> came with my probe it is

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

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

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

2017-03-01 Thread Jon Elson
On 03/01/2017 12:44 PM, Ken Strauss wrote: > I recently got a Renishaw MP7 IR probe from eBay. Has there been any further > success with reverse engineering the interface? According to the manual that > came with my probe it is turned on/off by briefly spinning it at 500 rpm to > actuate an

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

2017-03-01 Thread Ken Strauss
e Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > i'm looking at a renishaw MP10 IR probe > iv'e posted some snipps of what i am , ( or better think i am ) getting as an > output > > https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwjxe

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

2017-02-15 Thread Gene Heskett
On Wednesday 15 February 2017 22:41:55 Jon Elson wrote: > Well, took QUITE a while, but I now have the Blum TC50 touch > probe set up on my Bridgeport. > (This is the one that I had at the Wichita code fest.) I > now have the interface in a box mounted on the mill, and > made a few mods to that.

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

2017-02-15 Thread Jon Elson
Well, took QUITE a while, but I now have the Blum TC50 touch probe set up on my Bridgeport. (This is the one that I had at the Wichita code fest.) I now have the interface in a box mounted on the mill, and made a few mods to that. When I had it in Wichita, there was a switch to allow the

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

2016-09-29 Thread Gene Heskett
On Thursday 29 September 2016 07:50:23 Sarah Armstrong wrote: > i'm looking at a renishaw MP10 IR probe > iv'e posted some snipps of what i am , ( or better think i am ) > getting as an output > > https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwjxef6k4ptbhhb/AABdCLSjzypH574XoXJv_it3a?d >l=0 > > it looks to me all

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

2016-09-29 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i'm looking at a renishaw MP10 IR probe iv'e posted some snipps of what i am , ( or better think i am ) getting as an output https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwjxef6k4ptbhhb/AABdCLSjzypH574XoXJv_it3a?dl=0 it looks to me all it's doing is giving a constant mark space ratio , and stopping on a probe hit

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

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
On Tuesday 27 September 2016 13:19:49 Jon Elson wrote: > On 09/27/2016 10:36 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > >> The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has > >> anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
nal Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:49 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > On 27 September 2016 at 19:0

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

2016-09-27 Thread andy pugh
On 27 September 2016 at 19:09, Ken Strauss wrote: > I have no idea if this is the actual scheme used with the MP3. The MP3 is much simpler. There is a coil (possibly with a ferrite core) that is completed by the probe contacts. That is in resonance with the detector

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > On 27 September 2016 at 18:30, Sarah Armstrong > <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com > > wrote: > > > I,m contemplating modifying mine to 2.4ghz and then implementing my > > own protocol

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
no idea if this is the actual scheme used with the MP3. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:37 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - a

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

2016-09-27 Thread Bengt Sjölund
Anybody interested, I have one Renishaw MI 14 MK3 for sale/trade. Condition unknown, was included in a package deal years ago. Labeled: This a MK3 MI 14 use only with a MK3 RMP Located in Sweden Cheers Bengt --

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

2016-09-27 Thread Jim Craig
I have used xbee modules before for wireless point to point communication. Works well and pretty simple to use.

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

2016-09-27 Thread andy pugh
On 27 September 2016 at 18:30, Sarah Armstrong wrote: > I,m contemplating modifying mine to 2.4ghz and then implementing my own > protocol, I just converted mine to a "magsafe" style connection. (in case I turned the spindle on by mistake) -- atp "A motorcycle

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

2016-09-27 Thread Sarah Armstrong
I,m contemplating modifying mine to 2.4ghz and then implementing my own protocol, I've got some code already that has infra red to WiFi out, so that might do as the catalyst starter code and make a new pcb for the probe and just do away with all the infrared. Sent from BlueMail On 27 Sep

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

2016-09-27 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/27/2016 10:36 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > >> The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has >> anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible >> to make your own IMM module? > I'd have to say

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

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has > anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible > to make your own IMM module? I'd have to say you could, but these machines are generators of a

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
o: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > I've also ordered some of the QSE159s plus some of the recommended LED's to > go with them. My probe is due in tomorrow but the testing will have to wait > s

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

2016-09-25 Thread hubert
ong [mailto:sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com] >> Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:24 AM >> To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) >> Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to >> interface ? >> >> anyone suggest a better infra red de

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

2016-09-25 Thread Ken Strauss
il.com] > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:24 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > anyone suggest a better infra red detector than the AX-1838HS > > as i see it's band pass i

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

2016-09-25 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Sarah > anyone suggest a better infra red detector than the AX-1838HS Jon Elson uses a QSE159 [1]. I bought a few, but I did not find the time to test it. See you Florian [1] https://www.fairchildsemi.com/datasheets/QS/QSE159.pdf

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

2016-09-25 Thread Sarah Armstrong
h [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:49 PM > > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how > to > > interface ? > > > > On 22 September 2016 at 16:02, Ken Straus

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

2016-09-22 Thread andy pugh
On 22 September 2016 at 16:02, Ken Strauss wrote: > I've never handled a MP3 so... > Most of the MP3 probes listed on eBay include a CAT40 or CAT50 taper. Is > this > easily removable? If removable what is the native shank for a MP3? > Yes. The probe mounts to the

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

2016-09-21 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/20/2016 11:49 PM, hubert wrote: > It will be a while before I will start getting results. I need to pick > up the Mill and then find a way to get it into my shop. The shop is a > converted bedroom with only a 36" door opening out on a backyard Patio. > With luck we will get it wired in

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

2016-09-20 Thread hubert
On 9/20/16 11:12 PM, Jon Elson wrote: > On 09/20/2016 06:27 PM, hubert wrote: >> Jon >> >> I ordered some QSE159's to use as detectors and some ir leds for >> generating turn on. I have an FPGA board and some arduino's to try for >> the control logic. One question. If an FPGA can be used for

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

2016-09-20 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/20/2016 06:27 PM, hubert wrote: > Jon > > I ordered some QSE159's to use as detectors and some ir leds for > generating turn on. I have an FPGA board and some arduino's to try for > the control logic. One question. If an FPGA can be used for the > control logic, couldn't the FPGA on the

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

2016-09-20 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/20/2016 11:59 AM, Sarah Armstrong wrote: > Guy's > i'm looking at my renishaw probes , i'm not sure if i am seeing this > correctly > but apart from decoding the stream , i'm seeing when not touching the > probe emits a signal at about 150khz. When it senses touch it goes up to > 160khz. >

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

2016-09-20 Thread hubert
Jon I ordered some QSE159's to use as detectors and some ir leds for generating turn on. I have an FPGA board and some arduino's to try for the control logic. One question. If an FPGA can be used for the control logic, couldn't the FPGA on the Mesa card be programmed to include this? I do

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

2016-09-20 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Sarah > i'm looking at my renishaw probes... I don't know much about the Renishaw siganls jet. I want to take a closer look, but didn't find the time yet. However I thought I quickly mention that, at least my Renishaw probe has two different modes of operation, one compatible with the

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

2016-09-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Guy's i'm looking at my renishaw probes , i'm not sure if i am seeing this correctly but apart from decoding the stream , i'm seeing when not touching the probe emits a signal at about 150khz. When it senses touch it goes up to 160khz. but at the moment i'm not sure , as the only ir detectors i

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

2016-09-19 Thread hubert
Hi All This thread and it's follow on triggered my interest, so I just snagged a Renishaw MP3 probe on Ebay and now face the task of interfacing this to my New CNC mill which I am due to pickup later this week. I ordered the mill with LinuxCNC using the Mesa cards to interface to the

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

2016-09-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
for info , anyone used or seen this http://ostan.cz/IR_protocol_analyzer/ i'm just about to start digging on my renshaw' probes , a bit more On 8 September 2016 at 17:07, Jon Elson wrote: > On 09/08/2016 09:56 AM, Florian Rist wrote: > > Hi Jon > > > >> Yes, I

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

2016-09-08 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/08/2016 09:56 AM, Florian Rist wrote: > Hi Jon > >> Yes, I thought about building a receiver out of various >> parts, but there are application specific parts that combine >> all this in one unit. Most are made with 38 KHz band pass >> filters for VCR remote controls, > Yes, that's why I

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

2016-09-08 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Jon > Yes, I thought about building a receiver out of various > parts, but there are application specific parts that combine > all this in one unit. Most are made with 38 KHz band pass > filters for VCR remote controls, Yes, that's why I didn't even look into theses integrated devices. >

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

2016-09-07 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/07/2016 01:12 PM, Florian Rist wrote: > Hi Jon, > thanks for the update on your experiments, very interesting. > >> I still need to build a better IR transmitter and receiver >> so that can be more than a few inches from the probe. > Regarding the receiver I have not built anything yet, but

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

2016-09-07 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Jon, thanks for the update on your experiments, very interesting. > I still need to build a better IR transmitter and receiver > so that can be more than a few inches from the probe. Regarding the receiver I have not built anything yet, but when I was looking for information on this subject

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

2016-08-30 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/18/2016 09:41 PM, Jon Elson wrote: OK, I have an interface pretty much working on the bench to control/sense the probe. I spent a bunch of time looking for a data pattern for input to the probe, and finally think it does NOT accept data. It takes a quarter-second burst of IR pulses at

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

2016-08-18 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/18/2016 01:57 PM, Florian Rist wrote: > Hi Jon > >> Thanks, not sure it corresponds. > Here is one that should fit: > > http://www.modmash.nnov.ru/prod/blumdl/umtc.pdf > > It explicitly covers the P03.5000-010-A2 (that's the type number of a > TC50 probe, second generation), BUT it is in

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

2016-08-18 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Jon > Thanks, not sure it corresponds. Here is one that should fit: http://www.modmash.nnov.ru/prod/blumdl/umtc.pdf It explicitly covers the P03.5000-010-A2 (that's the type number of a TC50 probe, second generation), BUT it is in Russian. :-) See you Flo

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

2016-08-17 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/17/2016 01:01 PM, Florian Rist wrote: > Hi Jon > >> And, the info available from Blum is only >> sales info, with no user manual or anything that >> I can find. > I had a quick look and fond a lot of info on the TC60. Its identical to > the TC50 except it uses radio instead of IR. The

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

2016-08-17 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Jon > And, the info available from Blum is only > sales info, with no user manual or anything that > I can find. I had a quick look and fond a lot of info on the TC60. Its identical to the TC50 except it uses radio instead of IR. The features, LEDs, etc. should be the same, I guess. Here

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

2016-08-17 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/17/2016 01:52 AM, Gregg Eshelman wrote: > With all those lights, it may be an alien probe. ;) > Close Encounters of the Third Kind (6/8) Movie CLIP - Communicating with the > Mothership (1977) HD > I watched an online video, and it blinked a regular pattern on the green LED, and changed to

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

2016-08-17 Thread Gregg Eshelman
Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ? OK, got the unit in today.  it does not seem corroded or damaged in any way. The 9V battery in it was dead, of course. So, it is a bit more complicated that I had hoped.  It seems to send an 8-bit data patt

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

2016-08-16 Thread Jon Elson
OK, got the unit in today. it does not seem corroded or damaged in any way. The 9V battery in it was dead, of course. So, it is a bit more complicated that I had hoped. It seems to send an 8-bit data pattern, and two bits flip in opposite directions when the stylus is deflected. I'm

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

2016-08-13 Thread gcorlew
It looks a lot like a Renshaw spindle probe. As I was looking at the pictures I noticed that in one of them I saw something that would concern me. It looks like there is some greenish looking stuff around the shaft that the stylist threads into making me think that the batteries had been left

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

2016-08-13 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/13/2016 12:32 PM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: > On Sat, 2016-08-13 at 11:12 -0500, Jon Elson wrote: >> On 08/13/2016 12:39 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: >>> is this probe good ? >>> >>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/142053837865?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 >>> >>> >> This

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

2016-08-13 Thread Florian Rist
Hi John > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-01.jpg > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-02.jpg Thanks for the images. That's surprisingly simple. I would have expected that much higher surface quality on the contacts is needed. Interesting. My guess would be be

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

2016-08-13 Thread John Thornton
; Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:59 PM >> To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) >> Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how >> to interface ? >> >> http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-01.jpg >> >> http://gnipse

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

2016-08-13 Thread Ken Strauss
gt; Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how > to interface ? > > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-01.jpg > > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-02.jpg > > JT > > > On 8/13/2016 2:18 PM, Ken Strauss wro

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

2016-08-13 Thread John Thornton
gt; -Original Message- >> From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] >> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:13 PM >> To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) >> Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how >> to interface ? >> >

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

2016-08-13 Thread John Thornton
inal Message- >> From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] >> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:13 PM >> To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) >> Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how >> to interface ? >> >

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

2016-08-13 Thread Gene Heskett
M > > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know > > how to interface ? > > > > I bought this one > > > > http://deepgroove1.com/stainlessprobe/stainlessprobe.htm > > > > After t

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

2016-08-13 Thread Ken Strauss
[Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how > to interface ? > > I bought this one > > http://deepgroove1.com/stainlessprobe/stainlessprobe.htm > > After taking it apart one day and pressing the contacts to the shoulder it > seems as good as my BP seri

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

2016-08-13 Thread Valerio Bellizzomi
On Sat, 2016-08-13 at 11:12 -0500, Jon Elson wrote: > On 08/13/2016 12:39 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: > > is this probe good ? > > > > http://www.ebay.com/itm/142053837865?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 > > > > > This is a hobby-grade probe made in a guy's home shop, I >

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

2016-08-13 Thread John Thornton
I bought this one http://deepgroove1.com/stainlessprobe/stainlessprobe.htm After taking it apart one day and pressing the contacts to the shoulder it seems as good as my BP series 1. JT On 8/13/2016 12:39 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: > is this probe good ? > >

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

2016-08-13 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/13/2016 12:39 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: > is this probe good ? > > http://www.ebay.com/itm/142053837865?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 > > This is a hobby-grade probe made in a guy's home shop, I believe. Still, on a hobby-grade machine, it may be better than you

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

2016-08-12 Thread Valerio Bellizzomi
is this probe good ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/142053837865?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 -- What NetFlow Analyzer can do for you? Monitors network bandwidth and traffic patterns at an

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

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
thanks for posting Rene , your post will certianly help me , cover the areas iv'e missed i'm also using stm32's Sarah On 12 August 2016 at 22:25, Rene Hopf wrote: > > > On 12 Aug 2016, at 16:19, Florian Rist wrote: > > > > Yes, I'd b interested, especially

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

2016-08-12 Thread Rene Hopf
> On 12 Aug 2016, at 16:19, Florian Rist wrote: > > Yes, I'd b interested, especially in OMM and OMI. this is an omm having a rather interesting conversation with an omp40. I haven't measured the OMI yet, but I have it all here. includes turn on, probe, and turn off.

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

2016-08-12 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/12/2016 09:14 AM, Rene Hopf wrote: > - The IR does not have modulation, so you cannot use tsop type receiver. > - the signal is fast, you need a photodiode and TIA with a bandwidth of at > least 300khz That should be fairly easy. > The most difficult part is figuring out how to turn the

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

2016-08-12 Thread Dave Caroline
I have an LT02 with LP2 probe that I need the protocol to switch it on although for a backup I got a standard socket (FC3 iirc) that the LP2 can fit in so normal wired connection can be used Dave Caroline -- What NetFlow

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

2016-08-12 Thread Rene Hopf
Hi, I recently set up various probing systems(Renishaw, Heidenhain, Mahrpos) with linuxcnc, and of course I could not resist reverse engineering the protocol. All systems I observed had the following in common: - sometimes the optical box is only the analog fronted, and the conversion happens in

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

2016-08-12 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Rene > I can provide dumps of OMM, OMI, Mahrpos and Heidenhain turn-on codes > if anyone is interested. Yes, I'd b interested, especially in OMM and OMI. See you Flo -- What NetFlow Analyzer can do for you?

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

2016-08-12 Thread Florian Rist
Hi Sarah > i had the same problem with a Renishaw ir probe , so i reverse > engineered the ir protocol Oh, and did you publish your findings somewhere, or could you post them here? I'd be really interested, because I have a Renishaw probe but I don't have the receiver (OMI). Well actually I

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

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
forgot to add to my previous , they use an ir signal from the reciever box to switch the unit on so long as the probe is recieving then it remains transmitting , on loss it times out and switches off this signal can include requesting the probe battery status etc , but i have not yet decoded that

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

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i had the same problem with a Renishaw ir probe , so i reverse engineered the ir protocol took me a few nights to sort it . they send a packet continuosly, and on contact touch the data stops in the packet is id , batt condition, and a checksum i'd guess they may have done something similar

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

2016-08-12 Thread Dave Caroline
I have a Valeron probe that also had an infra red transmission, was too lazy to reverse engineer and just cleaned the contacts and wired direct, some probes have adjustable force, some are set to a high force mine was mounted on CAT50 so is a brute.

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

2016-08-11 Thread Andy Pugh
> On 12 Aug 2016, at 03:55, Jon Elson wrote: > > They note it takes 2 N side force and 7 N end force to > trigger the probe, which seems amazingly high! 2N is 7 ozf. And I agree, that seems high.

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

2016-08-11 Thread Jon Elson
On 08/11/2016 10:15 PM, Ken Strauss wrote: > See https://www.google.ca/patents/WO2007028964A1 > The protocol may be more complicated than you think! Well, that's Renishaw's RF link patent. Blum also has an RF link on some probes, but the one I got is IR. Hopefully, it will be a lot simpler.

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

2016-08-11 Thread Ken Strauss
See https://www.google.ca/patents/WO2007028964A1 The protocol may be more complicated than you think! > -Original Message- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:56 PM > To: 'Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)' > Subject: [Emc-users] snagged