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General Mach Discussion / Re: Deformed shapes
« on: February 10, 2016, 04:12:44 PM »
Go to YouTube and search for axis calibration.

Here's one to get you started


General Mach Discussion / Re: feed rate changes without f command
« on: February 09, 2016, 04:20:19 PM »
As a side question, I was just wondering if you're in Constant Velocity mode or Exact Stop mode.

I see that the Code says F300 but your screenshot at that time shows a feedrate of 5545.02. That's certainly way off!

General Mach Discussion / Re: M3 speed control issue on startup
« on: February 06, 2016, 10:56:52 AM »
you might look at this thread as well. Look at posts 13 & 14


General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window wont open on windows 10
« on: February 05, 2016, 10:38:25 PM »
Just some thoughts....

Have you proven that the camera is still working outside of Mach3?

It might just be a "co-inky-dink" that it's no longer working (as of at the moment you tried to use it with Mach).

I've certain that some peripherals that were working in XP don't work in 10.

Might be that the video driver for the camera doesn't work in 64bit.

Might be that you need to get a later manufactured camera whose driver says Windows 10 compatible.

Go back to the XP machine if it's still working and verify that the camera is still okay.

I wouldn't rely on Windows 10 to have a "plug and pray" driver even if it is an older camera.

Did you get it sorted out?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Parallel Port Home Switch
« on: October 10, 2015, 01:01:45 PM »
Look at page 5-22 of the manual. It may be what you're looking for.

Specifically, the "Home Sw. Safety" about mid page.

Home Sw Safety, if checked, will prevent motion of a axis during homing if the home switch is already active. This is useful to prevent mechanical damage on a machine which shares limit switches at both ends of an axis with Home.

Also, do you have your table limits set up and turned on within Mach3?

LazyCam (Beta) /
« on: August 24, 2015, 11:56:09 PM »
There's several other free CAD software out there too. Google around. Some are demos but you can take them for a spin for free. I've been doing CAD for over 30 years...yeah.. since the late eighties.  A piece of advice from my experience... they all draw lines and circles, etc.   Pick one, learn it and stick with it. Your productivity will start to come once you've mastered the basics. Some have more buttons and whistles but bottom line is to get the concept down quickly and move on to the machine to get it cutting.

LazyCam (Beta) /
« on: August 24, 2015, 11:48:04 PM »
Look for a piece of software called "eMachine". It's available at their website. It allows you to draw in CAD and view in 3D. Pretty slick. Of course they want you to send your file to them to cut your part for you BUT it currently allows you to freely export the file in DXF. You don't have to use their services but you can get to a prototype status for a "proof of concept" and later if you want to mass produce your widget... well... they can certainly help you with that.

I've haven't used their services yet as I'm still prototyping at this point.

Should also say I'm not affiliated with them in any form or fashion.

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) /
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:40:07 PM »
Thank you!

I got the 445nm 2W laser in the mail and the correct wavelength glasses. Applied 12vdc to the driver board and moved a wooden board back and forth to get an idea of where my focal point was (after playing with the lens adjustment ferrule and getting as small of a dot I could get). Then the beam went dim and I could no longer get any burning of wood.

I checked the back of the power supply again and it was 12vdc / 850 mA. So I dragged out my multi-tester and found it was around 19 volts! Seems though that I recall that the true reading should be taken when under a load.

Now I don't know what do. The fan was running on the end of the laser's case and it never even got warm.

It is giving off a faint blue light but nowhere near what it was for about a minute.

Any testing procedures I could try? It came with no instructions.


Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) /
« on: August 16, 2015, 10:25:42 PM »
OK thanks for looking for it as well. I'm familiar with his awesome build site and was one of the first places I looked too. No joy.

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