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Tangent Corner / Re: Pass the time.
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:38:41 PM »
I live in Denver , CO We used to get snow but now with global warming and all...
I also lived in Aspen,CO and up in the mountains we did get lots, The white screen below reminds me of some days driving to and from work.



Tangent Corner / Re: Pass the time.
« on: November 15, 2006, 05:18:16 AM »
Sometimes i have too much time on my hands but even i can find something better to do with my time than stare at a white square.


IE, i don't get anything - no flash..

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Chads new machine
« on: November 14, 2006, 09:50:25 PM »
Got a new dust collector today. I have cobbled together a test foot and skirt. So far so good, Need to change the foot mount and figure out how to suspend the hose.


Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: No Grex Hardware Detected
« on: November 14, 2006, 02:27:00 AM »
YAY! Making progress..

Once you have mach talking to the grex you won't have to mess with things in the config plug in too much.
Continue from here setting inputs and outputs. Set your steps per and velocity. you should be pretty close to moving motors. If your estop is flashing just look under ports and pins and clicl active low. The g rex still has some bugaboos soft limits don't work, spindle sync, and it has this nasty habit of just stopping a job, you can hit stop in mach and it will stop and you can do a run from here. All in all it works pretty well, there is a pending firmware update (couple of months) that is supposed to fix these things.

good luck

Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: No Grex Hardware Detected
« on: November 13, 2006, 11:12:23 PM »

First I would recommend downloading the latest version of mach 3. Download the latest g-100 plug in from the same place. Make sure it is installed (just double click it).
Mach should find it regardless of the firmware version (as long as you have one installed). Did you configure the plug in in mach?  What IPs do you have for everything? Can you get to it with the web browser -*********.*********.*********.*********
Before it runs the firmware (typically only 10 seconds or so after reboot).

I am not sure how the 1.84 version works with the g100, I would get the latest.

Give us some more info on what is happening and what is not.

I am at home and i don't remember what firmware i have in my mill. I am using a 2.0+ for mach..


Polls / Re: What version of Mach are you using? (Voting poll)
« on: November 13, 2006, 06:08:20 PM »
If mach 2 is working and doing what you want then stick with it.  My intention behind this poll is just to get an idea of who is using what. When we try to answer questions and provide help we need to know what people are using. I have seen times when we make suggestions and offer help on the latest version and the user is running mach 2. Art is still providing support to mach 2 oem people and keeping the program running but all the new features and goodies are going into the latest version of the software. I am also sure that all of the admins and moderators are using the latest version and this can pose some problems for the reasons stated above.

Anyway thanks for the post. As for liking mach 3 better than 2, well that is a personal preference. I like mach 3 better because i like some of the new goodies. Things are a little different but all in all if you have mach 2 figured out three will be no big deal to get used to.


Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: No Grex Hardware Detected
« on: November 13, 2006, 03:46:20 PM »
Look at the grex for dummies here



Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: November 13, 2006, 03:30:51 AM »
Boy Brian, that thing is a monster. Is that your shop?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Round Corners Motor tuening?
« on: November 12, 2006, 03:54:07 PM »
That screen shot is from version 2.0x . Go download the latest version. There is also a setting in the (settings screen) called something like angular velocity cv, it is close to the reset button it has two boxes one for entering degrees and another for entering speed and a button to enable it. this does what you are looking for, it will slow the machine down to the speed entered on any angle above a certain degree. 

On a side note, i have some questions about your laser. Could you post some pics and a description in the show and tell section?


Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Mill | Router
« on: November 12, 2006, 04:25:13 AM »
Hey sorry I was planning on posting too. I looked at pictures on cnc zone or maybe your website, can't remember.

I have some questions about your short axis and the steel how did you machine the flat part? Did you find someone with a mill big enough to do it in one shot or did you do it in sections? The other question i had, how is it working out having one slide rail on the front and the other on the top, i was considering doing this on my version 2 mill. Oh yea what thickness steel tube did you use are you getting any flex?


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