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Looking forward to reading of your results.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool Zeroing
« on: November 28, 2011, 11:48:11 AM »
Hi NormB,

If you are lucky and the tool is already at GND potential then you only need the one lead, connected to the copper plate. This lead is connected to any spare input and configured within Mach as the Probe. There are numerous macro's for the auto tool zero button and you just choose which one best suits you.

If it is any help, the way I have implemented it is shown in the bottom half of this page. http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/17.htm

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:47:29 AM »
Sorry Dave - perhaps I am not quite as white as white.  ;D

Incidentally, my CNC programmed car park cards were a real hit last month.  ;D

Tweakie.



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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:43:20 AM »
Come on Dave, keep up  ;D

They fit in place of the coin but have been specially designed (for our sort of trolleys) so that they can be weaselled out and this lets you become a real vandal and set free all the trolleys that have been imprisoned in the trolley park.  ;D

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:23:23 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Nice one Brian.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:11:03 AM »
I expect we all do it, I have many times - arrived at the supermarket and found I have no coin for the trolley.  :-[

I have just cut out a few of these from frosted acrylic, as incidental gifts for friends at Christmas, not sure what to engrave on them yet but hey - tomorrow is another day and something will come to mind.  ;D

Tweakie.

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Tangent Corner / Re: Enco sale-Sunday-Monday only-20% off + free shipping
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:14:26 AM »
Nice one Sam.

Like here in the UK - the discount prices always come up when any spare money has already been allocated, by her indoors, for Christmas.  ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: First time engraving question
« on: November 27, 2011, 07:55:19 AM »
Looks like you are doing OK on your own and making progress.  ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: First time engraving question
« on: November 27, 2011, 05:08:58 AM »
muddy,

What software are you using to generate the code for your text ??

Could you post your GCode file ??

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: X AXIS NOT WORKING
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:46:25 AM »
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I have the same problem and I have changed controller card, LPT card, cables and checked configuration umpten times.  If you want I can send my XML file but I can not do this until tomorrow.   Everything works but x.  If I move my motors from y or Z to x they do not work and if I move x to y or z they work.   I have tried Win 7 32 bit same thing and also Win XP 32 bit same thing.

sverker,

From the tests you have made it seems that your Controller Board is damaged and the X Axis is not working. The problem could be an opto isolator so locate (follow the pcb tracks) which isolators relate to the X Axis and replace them (they are cheap and just plug in so easy to do). If that fails to cure the problem then, if you are good with a soldering iron, you could consider replacing the Toshiba TB6560 relating to the X Axis. Again not expensive but hardly worth doing for the price of a new board perhaps the best solution here would be to bin it and buy another board.

When you have it all working correctly perhaps you would consider purchasing a genuine Mach license to replace the Pirate licence you currently have. It is only by the users financial contribution to Mach that the software development keeps going, which is for the benefit of us all.

Tweakie.

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