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Share Your GCode / Re: Dragon GCode
« on: July 24, 2011, 03:30:22 AM »
 hi  Andrew
 i think your dragon is way cool  i am new to this .
 the down load of the dragon gives x 630.8750 then y axis is 611.2970 if did my math right mm to standard y axis is just over 24 in.
i have a diy cnc router x74.5 y 23.5in 611.2970 mm is hitting limit SW  y + i tried to look this up in the manual and i remember resizeing or scalling somthing like that except i cant find what im looking for to reduce the size of your dragon by 10 % im  a newbie  i am not sure if i am  useing the right word i really want to make your dragon but more important to me to learn how to make my own stuff i dont care what example i work on i just need to know figure this out. is resizeing the right word   was going to run dragon file with z axis -0.030 in mdf see how it looks
Can you get me going in the right direction i have been studying gcodes and m codes  is plain to see i havent study enough
thank you muke

Tangent Corner / Re: Ooops !
« on: July 20, 2011, 11:32:22 PM »
 hey tweakie
 yes I think it would a blast to make a hexapod cnc
  tweakie i was just joking  i wasnt trying to open a can of worms

Tangent Corner / Re: Ooops !
« on: July 20, 2011, 06:48:21 PM »
   Hey Rich
  On the lathe i want to make compact billiards  2 piece pool cue  shaft only lathe. i will start new topic


Tangent Corner / Re: Ooops !
« on: July 20, 2011, 06:03:49 PM »

Tangent Corner / Re: Zenbot owners
« on: July 20, 2011, 04:57:42 PM »
hey Scotsman
 I have a DO IT YOURSELF  2 ft x 8 ft cnc wood router cnc and  the controller box and all of the wires i made. I am guessing that you plug your cnc in 110 A/C   the you plug in printer cable ( parallel port cable in and  either a usb port cable or is possible that you have a built in 110 to 5 DC converter  in your controller box  in my case (Break out board) stepper motor (drivers) (110A/C to 36DCV converter power supply) is what i have inside( my controller box)
there allot of different components  in different cnc  controllers  i don't know what you have besides that it was made by zenbot.
For carving Inlay flowers etc aspire might be the faster and more simple.   
metric vs standards  most of the world is metric.
metric is simple,fractions is not as simple as metric
Cam bam is based on the metric system . 
allot of imported g code files are metric 
 i feel that the American standard has been dragging us back for decades  costing the world massive amounts on tooling
i am getting the feeling metric system is  more user friendly in the cnc world than the American standard .
 I'm so very new to this i don't know about vectric  what do you think about vectric ? i own cam bam software  mach3  and mach3 addons software plus lazy cam .  at some point my PC will not hold every cab or cam program. 
if you live in a bigger city there is going to be people  that operate or sell  some kind of cnc. 
then the mach operators then the engineers programmers CAD) designers  in everthing from making sky scrapers to nail clippers
to A hexapod cnc .  we can almost make everything in a 2 car garage . me i want to start off by making my grand baby a big bumble made out of Ga boon Ebony, purple heart  and yellow heart wood that might be passed down to there children .   


Tangent Corner / Re: Ooops !
« on: July 20, 2011, 05:27:12 AM »
  hey tweekie
    the robot fair in Osage  japan way cool too.
  i think there are   people in here could build a hexapod laser cnc and program it
 thank you for advise on software.
   i want to make a specialized micro lathe would value your opinion construction material and design

Tangent Corner / Re: Zenbot owners
« on: July 20, 2011, 04:43:02 AM »
hey scotsman
best info  is in the mach3 manual needs to be printed you can copy it or buy a printed manual .and there are  video's also  wiki (cnc zone u can copy the glossary)
 this what i was told when i first came in here (mach3 is not a plug in play) it was very blunt and  (you have allot of reading) and that is no lie its allot of reading
 i would start at software installation and  configuration ground up.
It is not a good idea to plug or unplug parallel cable while PC is on.
wiki has allot of info too its like ping pong you read out of the manual, you read wiki, you watch the video,  all of the examples hopefully start to fit together.  then when you do get a answer 90% of the time you are refer ed to a video or a chapter in the manual. there is not short cuts even if you bought files unless they where custom made for your cnc and milling stock you are still going to have know everything . 
do your best( everything has a name) helps if we know what you are talking about
You might want to set to metric  i set all my software to standard im thinking now wrong choice on cam /bam software
 good luck

Tangent Corner / Re: Ooops !
« on: July 20, 2011, 03:03:31 AM »
  Water buffalo, planting rice, thanks tweakie  ya pretty funny lol
Well I'm learning not near as fast as i would like. other words damn slow.

Kinda switching to (cam/bam lic)  and lazy cam now . I like mach3 addons but i really want to do wood carving leaves  flowers etc.  I was thinking of aspire V carve or V pro.  Which software do you think would be the best?
I'm starting on line cnc course hopefully i will learn a few things.
  Your glass tube did you have it custom made?   
Have you seen the hexapod cnc on u tube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=quN37YskoaM
 ND.just think you could mount your laser on a hexapod and have the first laser powered butt blasting CNC. ;D




Tangent Corner / Re: Zenbot owners
« on: July 19, 2011, 09:32:19 PM »
 scotsman  im in same boat
  i have cut a few patterns.
  only because i have been helped by people in here.
 i am not going to be much help to you if any at all .
best would be to post your problem  one at a time.
 and i understand trying to learn all of this and how stupid we feel.

General Mach Discussion / Re: limit swithes
« on: July 19, 2011, 09:15:54 PM »
 always problems
 home, machine cords, Y axis will not zero. is  Always +1.000in.on  dro
i have watched the video on limit switches and homeing offsets  at least 50 times .
I have de refer axis . and home again.  once again the answer is right in front of me im sure im not seeing it
 my home switches work great . please help

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