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« Reply #1880 on: February 19, 2014, 08:18:28 PM »
Thanks Guys. Overloaded solved my problem with persistent DROs.

Here is a more difficult one:
I got a PCB contact plate connected to a parallel input pin set active low and set as the probe input.
Together with a VB button script, it works very well.

I would like to add an LED indicator on the main screen next to the Auto Tool Zero.
Nothing fancy, the LED would just show the status of the probe allowing me to test the probe before running the script.
At this point, I have no idea on how to customize screens.

Any idea where to buy small parallels. 1/4" to about 1"?

Thanks

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« Reply #1881 on: February 20, 2014, 09:32:19 PM »
Hi.  My name is Carl and I live most of the year in Carson City NV and a short part of winter in Sun city AZ.  I have had a small Zenbot router for a little while now and am still learning (slowly!).  Latest addition was a copy of CAMBAM which seems fairly straightforward.  So I am trying to use that software when necesary and programming my own in G-code when I can.  Trying to work with logical loops right now. Very slow for this senior citizen.  The ole' brain does not seem to comprehend as fast as it use to.  Anyway, great site.  i love the forum and have used it extensively this week.   
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« Reply #1882 on: February 21, 2014, 08:55:23 AM »
Carl,
Welcome to the forum.  I also use CamBam. I think you are doing it backwards though. I haven't hand coded anything in quite a while as it is nearly always faster to do it in CamBam.  For instance, zig zagging back and forth to clean off the top of a part. Easy to hand code, but even faster in CamBam, by drawing one line a little longer than the part and entering about 5 other numbers. You see the too path drawn out and you are good to go.  I cut metal all the time now without air cutting to to test the program as my confidence in CamBam is very high.
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« Reply #1883 on: February 23, 2014, 03:46:16 PM »
Hi,

Thought I would introduce myself, I'm Kevin and have wanted to build a CNC machine since before all these amazing resources appeared on the internet, its about time I got round to building something!

I think I just needed a kickstart and hopefully that has come in the form of buying a load of items from a large printing machine that was being stripped for parts

Managed to pick up THK rails (2x 10ft), loads of extrusions, steel frame, 9ftx5ft suction bed, Mitsubishi servos so hopefully be able to start building soon

I'm hoping to purchase MACH 3 but I'm not sure if it will work with the model of drive I have so will post a question about that, any help appreciated as after all these years I cannot wait to get started

thanks
Kevin

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« Reply #1884 on: February 25, 2014, 07:10:08 AM »
hi i hate typing i will tel you my trubles latter if i cant work them out
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« Reply #1885 on: March 03, 2014, 11:34:43 PM »
Hello,

Joined this group today.  Just finished a 2' by 4' machine based on the ShapeOko design.  Installed a Demo copy of Mach3 and got it running yesterday including a G Code file of about 500 lines. Yea!  It worked! 

However, my major problem right now is trying to zero out the machine coordinate values in the DRO's.  I would like to do it when Mach3 is running but the controller/machine is turned off.  They won't zero!  Seems strange!  Suggestions?  I would like to be able to manually move all axises to zero then turn on the machine and have it be zero for all axises in the DRO's, but they always open with a positive or negative value in the DRO's!  I have also tried referencing each axis to zero when the machine is running and the DRO's still do not zero! Help!

Thanks,
TimG
Olympia, WA

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1886 on: March 04, 2014, 02:10:51 AM »
Hi Tim,

Welcome to the forum.

It is best if you post your questions as a new topic in the General Mach Discussion section - then it will get more answers.

In Config / General Config - uncheck the Persistent Offsets and Persistent DRO's boxes in Axis DRO Properties and see if this cures your problem.  ;)

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
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« Reply #1887 on: March 07, 2014, 08:34:40 PM »
Hello all;

My name is Alan Campbell. I'm a retired Canadian serviceman and amateur machinist. I took an introductory course in machining in the 80's while in high school and always loved the idea of setting up my own small shop.

I bought a Unimat SL1000 a couple years ago and began learning using online tutorials, and trial and error. I recently completed upgrading it to CNC and now look forward to a new level of hobby machining.
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« Reply #1888 on: March 12, 2014, 02:01:24 PM »
Hello,

I teach Precision Machining for a high school. We've used Mach3 for about 9 years now. We have built a 3 axis mill and a 4 axis mill.
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« Reply #1889 on: March 12, 2014, 04:13:05 PM »
Hello to you all I just registered and would like to introduce my name is Ed Barts  from Racine, Wi yes I am a Packer fan. I am and electrical mechanical engineer and have been on for 30 years.
I usually design and implement one of a kind machinery from a concept to an actual working product then introduce into production. I have been paying close attention tho this Mach3 and I am impressed, I just need to learn more about it. I have done a lot of work in South America due to the fact I am fluent in Spanish, I have trained in spanish, polish, and some italian I do speak those lenguage.
I enjoy playing music i play bass, regular guitar, and keys, have been on the road when I am not out of the country or some place in the USA.
At this time I am helping out with Royal Family Kids this camp is for neglected, abused, and abondoned kids who are in foster care. we are going to use an ingraver to put their name so they will feel important, That said i need information for ingraving using mach3 please help, i would apricate to  talk to some one over the phone if possible. thank you in advance ED