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Video P*r*o*b*i*n*g / Re: Just purchased a laser line pointer
« on: May 17, 2008, 08:17:16 AM »
Hay me too

But I'm looking a targetting my drill press with one.  I also got some burning lasers 180 mw to try cutting some modeling wax (still on the way) that meant I had to get the safety glasses too. I am going to mount it on my CNC Router. Got some small plastic lens for focusing. I was thinking about scanning. I was watching the diameter of the dot as a object was rotated using a PC camera bmp.   

Think your right on the wave length.

I know a guy that got a Vinyl cutter and wants to use one to punch alignment holes in the vinyl decals to do overlays on those little racing remote control cars. What any of this has to do with 3D scanning ? I don't know but what your doing sounds interesting. I have a router and a lathe and I getting ready to put couple more of something together.

Video P*r*o*b*i*n*g / Re: Video plugin crashing windows?
« on: May 17, 2008, 07:32:04 AM »
I had that problem with my Sony Laptop when QuickTime was installed as soon as I dumped it everything worked. I was getting it on the timing pulse test. Kind of scary. 

Good Luck

General Mach Discussion / Re: No Z Axis forward in Turn3
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:15:09 AM »
Well it looks like changing the keys used to control the Z Axis in Turn3 is not a great idea. The Hot Key menu will let you do it but you lose one direction of travel. (At least it did to me) When I changed the Z Axis control keys back to Page up and Page down I got control of both directions of travel again. Sid was right... If I hadn't been changing so many things at one time I would have got it sooner. Oh well ..

  Off to other things. After getting it running I seen my little Tiag dose not want to cut .010 depth on a ruff cut on steel and I don't see how to enter a smaller value into the wizard so now I am off to written my own program in VB6 to get some smaller cuts. I may have to put some bigger motors on I though these 86 oz would do the job.

Thanks for the help Sid


General Mach Discussion / Re: Responce to Sid
« on: May 15, 2008, 01:31:06 PM »
Hi Sid
 Thanks for the Reply. When I am using my CNC Router the page up and down controls the Z Axis but when I loaded the turn3 Lathe Mach3 program the default was set to Axis X (Tool Platform) and Axis Z for (back and forth towards the head stock). It surprised me too when I first saw it but when you think about on a Mill or Router the depth cut is the Z Axis the surface is just round here. I did see a options to select different Axis but it kind of made sense so I am working on it from there. It acts like it see the limit switch when using the up arrow but that's working ok. I did change the control for the Z Axis keys to the up and down arrow keys just to keep it visually correct. Maybe I'll try switching them back to the page keys to see if it is different. I know when I reverse the signal the problem reverses and like I said it works in the tune mode ok but then again the up and down arrow jog what Axis you have selected at the time. Thanks for taking the time out to reply. It works under program control just not the jog.... strange.
I'll Post something when I figure it out if I live that long.

Thanks again

General Mach Discussion / Re: No Z Axis forward in Turn3
« on: May 15, 2008, 09:28:36 AM »
Hi ;)
    Just a quick question about Z Axis motor in Mach3Turn3. I have been using Mach3Mill on my router for a couple years and I just decided to mount a couple stepper motors and connect it up to my Taig lathe. Everything went ok except I don't get any response from the up arrow which should move my work platform towards the head stock. It works if I give it a "G00 Z-.5" under program control but now I seem to have lost the jog in that direction. I think the setup is ok, seems to work fine during tuning. What am I forgetting? Input pins and key codes look ok.

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