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Offline RICH

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2014, 06:01:43 AM »
Thanks Art.
Look forward for the release.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 07:08:46 AM »
Hi Guys:

    Ive tried the driver with a few of you, I suspect though that my development version is incompatible with
what you are using. Testing of Darwin will have to wait until it can be included in the release demo files.
Hopefully not too long..

Thx
Art
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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 05:41:43 AM »
Hey guys,
I hate to appear dumb or behind the times but I have a stupid question: when you are talking about Darwin, what is that referring to?
Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 07:05:35 AM »
Darwin is the Mach4 parallel port driver.
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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 08:26:21 PM »
Okay.  Is there any particular reason why it is called that?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 09:08:56 PM »
Had to call it something... :)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2014, 10:53:07 AM »
I just tested the Probing in Darwin and it works sweet, and so fast. ;D
I'm Happy to say it was so easy to setup and get working.
Great job guys.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2014, 10:04:20 AM »
Just a note that I finally have my robotic arm running under Darwin, its fast and solid here so far.
Im in the process of building an engraver out of my arm, so Ill use it to test darwin on a fairly good machine.
Ill report in future as to how it goes..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2014, 10:31:52 AM »
We need to see some pictures of that robotic arm in action Art (please).  ;)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2014, 02:13:47 PM »
Hi Tweaky:

 As requested.. http://youtu.be/lmybFe9VTs0

  I may need your advice as I progress on this one. Im seriously considering mounting a 40watt co2 laser vertically on that
carriage. Im thinking its not violent enough to hurt the tube. That way I can write some arduino code to control a new engraving
module Im thinking of. Good for MAch4 tests and I really want a gray scale laser engraver controlled by me. :)

  What do you think, I KNOW your an expert on the subject. Can a Glass CO2 handle that motion this video shows or is the water
mass to high and will deflect the tube too much? I intend to strongly support the laser its entire length.

ARt