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VB and the development of wizards / Re: THC needs 3 signals
« on: April 17, 2015, 12:23:27 PM »
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Our post processor uses M03/M05 for torch On/Off, we understand that means Start/Stop for our THC's process. We've also noticed that our post processor places an M11P5 and M10P5 for corner in corner out, which seems very useful to use those to deactivate and activate our THC. A look back at the g-code sequence above will show the torch gets to the circle, M03 will start the torch, the THC will do its thing and fire the torch for us, and then calls the M11P5 for the corner. (in this case the corner is a circle) We've tried to use the M11.m1s and M10.m1s in our macros folder to activate and deactivate an output, but cant seem to get it to work. I'm thinking it has something to do with the P5 being in front of the M11 (i.e. M11P5) so, I tried using parameters. The macros files for M11.m1s and M10.m1s look like this:

If it's any help...

The command M11P5 will activate Output#5 and the command M10P5 will deactivate Output#5 only at the instant an axis (any axis) moves.
The command M11P4 / M10P4 will activate / deactivate Output#4 (in exactly the same way) and so on.
You cannot modify the actions of these commands in a macro (as you have found with M11.m1s etc.)

Tweakie.

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Hi Terry,

Phew, that’s a relief.  ;D

To fit one of these strings (which has a loop at the machine end) to a standard instrument you would need to make and fit a short pin which is 3.5mm diameter stepped down to the diameter of the string hole in the machine head peg. Then measure the required string length allowing for ½ a turn of the machine head peg with the string tensioned. Once the correct length has been determined only then can the string can be made – much easier to buy and use a stock string.  ;)

Tweakie.

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Hi Terry,

As mentioned previously I am concerned with winding custom strings to fit custom instruments and they are visually different to standard strings. They are finished both ends (ferrule / loop) to a defined length and wound on a round core so cannot subsequently be cut to a shorter length.

Bearing in mind the postage cost (UK to US) is likely to exceed the value of the string if you PM me with the diameter of the music wire core (inch) and the diameter of the wrap (inch) plus the overall length (mm) and if you require phosphor bronze or nickle wrap then I will give it a go.  ;)

Tweakie.

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Tweakie can you translate to me what he is doing ? I don't read French.

(;-)TP

Hi Terry,

I think you must have missed out during your school days  ;D

Just a suggestion but if you use Google Chrome then Google Translate will convert all the pages to English for you.



Tweakie.

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Excellent tutorial and video's Krw125, my congratulations on your work.

Tweakie.

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Stepper motors will sing and it is normal.
However, the volume of the singing will depend a lot on the quality of the motors and the quality of the drivers (as well as the age of the listener's ears  ;) )

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: How to choice the power supply?
« on: April 11, 2015, 01:50:31 AM »
Section 6 of this Gecko document may be of interest to you  http://www.geckodrive.com/support.html

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Gecko Company
« on: April 10, 2015, 02:19:32 AM »
A great company indeed Bob.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Continuous rotation of rotary table.
« on: April 06, 2015, 07:14:02 AM »
If you set-up your rotary axis as a Spindle (with the appropriate step and direction) then you can run it continuously.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Convert a router bed to a 3D printer?
« on: April 06, 2015, 06:38:17 AM »
If it's any help...

Quite a bit of information on 3D printer operation / construction / software and associated links here http://www.openbuilds.com/forums/3d-printers.31/

Tweakie.


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