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401  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Win a CNC mill at Cabin Fever Expo, Janaury 14, 2011 on: September 20, 2010, 07:42:04 PM
For the past few years we have been holding a CNC activity at Cabin Fever Expo. This year we have a seminar with a chance to win a CNC mill

The mill is the 3501 (aka KX1) sold by LittleMachineShop.com They are sponsoring this event, along with Brian Barker of the Mach3 software and Cabin Fever Expo.

We will hold a seminar on Friday, January 14 starting at 1:00. The seminar is called "From Packing Crate to Making Parts" We will open a new 3501 mill, install Mach3 on a PC, make all the configuration setting, test the mill for accuracy and backlash. Then we will setup and run a program to make a part. The seminar will be conducted by Ron Ginger and Brian Barker.

At the end of the seminar a drawing will be held and someone in the seminar will win the Mill and PC. The mill will be on display, making parts for the rest of the weekend show in the Mach3 booth.

The seminar will cost $50, which includes your admission to the entire weekend at Cabin Fever as well as the seminar. We are strictly limiting this to 70 people, so your chance to win over $4000 worth of equipment is good.

To sign up for the seminar see http://www.littlemachineshop.com/3975
For info on Cabin Fever see http://cabinfeverexpo.com/

ron ginger
402  Third party software and hardware support forums. / dspMC/IP Motion Controller / VyTech router with dspMC on: September 15, 2010, 11:25:07 AM
I have a request to help convert an old VyTech router, 5x10ft table to use Mach. The router has Copley Controls amplifiers. The amps are not a current part number for Copley, but were an OEM version. I think they are +/- 10v input

Has anyone seen one of these machines?

Would a dspMC be a good choice for running it?
403  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Lathe wizards collection on: September 07, 2010, 09:42:31 AM
The Newfangled wizards do not include lathe.  You might try on one of the othesections of this forum, or on cnczone.

I have been working on some turn wizards, but summer has slowed my progress. I dont think they would do a jar shape however.
404  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: How to turn off Wizards that you don't want? on: August 31, 2010, 08:40:50 PM
Al you need to do is remove the folders form the Mach3/addons folder. Each folder holds one wizard.

You should do this when mach is not running. Mach reads the folder each time it starts up, but if you deleted folders while it was runningit might get confused

Of course, next time you install a new version mach will put back all the wizards.
405  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: License not effective on: August 28, 2010, 01:39:00 PM
The addons are also called wizards. You can use the menu bar for wizards, then select the newfangled one form the list presented. There is also a button on the main screen labeled 'conversational' that directly opens the newfangled wizard.

there is no addon.exe file
406  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: need help on: August 21, 2010, 08:17:02 PM
The NFS  wizards do support building complex programs by combining actions, but they do not allow changing the Z, as you have discovered.

This has been requested before and I have considered doing it, but it can lead to many ways to crash a tool if you are not careful. I have always figured wizards were for simple operations and should not make it easy to crash tools.
407  Mach Discussion / Screen designer tips and tutorials / Re: Mach3Screen newbie... on: August 02, 2010, 05:46:24 PM
That is clearly not what you ought to see. Id give up on Screen3 or screen4 and go to MachScreen. it works much better.
408  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Wizard problem on: August 02, 2010, 05:39:28 PM
V2.74 is very old and several fixes have been made since then.

All Versions are announced in the Newfangled section of this forum, and all are posted there. You simply download the zip file and unzip it into the Addons folder.

Loading a new version of Mach should not overwrite your settings, in particular if you have created a local profile. If you use the default profile you may have a problem. Just backup the profile before you update.

This is all well explained in the Mach Installation Manual.
409  Mach Discussion / CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Modifying MSM button actions - or what happened to the kid in Willy Wonka... on: July 20, 2010, 07:34:27 AM
Dave, why do you Expand to get the actual code instead of a RunScript?
410  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Converting a Harbor Freight 8x12 lathe to CNC on: July 14, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
I have mostly finished converting a Harbor Freight 8x12 lathe to CNC.  So far I am very pleased with the machine.

I have posted a few pages on my web site with details. plsntcov.8m.com/CNClathe/Cnclathe1.html

Here is a photo of the finished machine



Im now finishing up some wizards for turning.

Edit: fixed link
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