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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and Gecko540
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:05:37 PM »
JoeWinslow - If I lived locally to you, I would have been happy to help you set it up, don't give up, I knew nothing about any of this a little over a year ago and now I have a very nice CNC Router, you can do it, just one step at a time.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and Gecko540
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:59:15 PM »
What's shot the Gecko 540 ?

I'm using  Gecko 540 with a Huanyang VFD Drive, but the only thing the Gecko 540 is doing is controlling the VFD speed through Mach3, there's not much else the G540 will do with drives, it's main function is stepper controller.

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 Install
« on: February 06, 2014, 05:30:40 PM »
Just downloaded Version3.043.066 and installed it, my question is this,
the install seems to have loaded a lot more files into the main Mach3 folder then any of my previous installs,
a bunch of mfc8 files, a bunch txt files and files that make no sense, anyone know why this is ?

Mach Screens / Re: What are Flash Screens ?
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:11:09 PM »
Mach3 screens created with Flash.

Flash Screensets can be customized far more than normal Mach3 screensets.
Unfortunately, there's never been any documentation on creating them, so there aren't many out there.


Mach Screens / What are Flash Screens ?
« on: February 04, 2014, 10:44:37 PM »
Sorry for the dumb question, I've looked and searched and really can't get a clear answer to what Flash Screens are ?

Can someone please enlighten me.  ???

General Mach Discussion / Re: Copycat License ?
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:54:41 PM »

I'm almost through the manual, I'm up to Appendix A and so far it's very good, couple of things though, maybe for the samples on the arcs and circles it would be nice if numbers were provided to do the moves to, I wasn't really sure what numbers exactly to put in, I finally got it and it works great, also in the circle probing instructions you have teach a, b, c  instead of touch a, b and c, just a typo.

I tried the 3 point circle with a 200X microscope mounted on my machine on a quarter and the accuracy of the dimensions was amazing,
I measured the quarter with a digital caliper and it read ~.9435, then I did the 3 point circle and it gave me a measurement of .944, wow !

The pics below are of two different quarters.

Video P*r*o*b*i*n*g / Re: New 200X Microscope Camera
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:44:07 PM »
Couple more pics of a machinists scale reading the 1/64th tick marks.

Video P*r*o*b*i*n*g / New 200X Microscope Camera
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:43:09 PM »
Just mounted my 200X Microscope Camera I got off Ebay onto my machine, here are a few pics.

I plan on using the CopyCat Wizard for some projects.

The pics of the quarters are from two different quarters, then there's a couple pics of a ten dollar bill.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Copycat License ?
« on: February 03, 2014, 12:32:41 AM »
Appreaciate any feed back on the manual. I haven't used CopyCat in long time, so as a new user, any comments you would have
will be usefull. It's a neat program.

One of the things required for making it quick and easier use would be using a Microsoft Xbox controller and a plug in is available for it.


I started going through the manual and so far it's good, I will let you know how it goes.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Copycat License ?
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »
I found it and bought it, I setup a nice USB Microscope on my machine, and I want to mess with the copycat addon, looks pretty cool.

Thanks Hood !

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