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Offline Monty

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Monty's Problematic Contraption
« on: June 06, 2007, 11:16:24 PM »
Well here is my mill. It is a Bridgeport Boss5. It was once an AH-HA retrofit. I replaced the computer and original AH-HA control card with a new computer and Mach3 with a G100. I kept the AH-HA stepper drivers and power supply. One reason I got rid of the HA-HA control was the lack of ethernet, CD drive, USB or anything other than RS232 and crappy floppy drive. It was great 10 years ago, but not anymore. I replaced the Floppy with a USB hub on the pendant. Now I can use a USB camera, a mouse, or a Shuttle pro pendant. ;D.

The pics are of the mill,  the old screen under AH-HA control, and the new pendant with the USB hub. 
« Last Edit: June 06, 2007, 11:22:22 PM by Monty »

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 11:31:01 PM »
Here is a pic of the ways, the cabinet and how I mounted the computer.

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 02:45:21 AM »
Nice looking machine, pendant, and cabinet Monty.  ;)

Brett
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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 11:30:37 AM »
That is a GREAT looking job!

AHHA was the best about 10 years back... that is why I have a copy that we ran on a mill like the one that you have :)

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 07:06:31 PM »
Great job. Thanks for posting the pics.

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 05:43:37 PM »
Tidy looking mill, looks to be in slightly better condition than mine. What backlash do you have? mine is about 1.5 thou on X and 1thou Y and 1/10th on Z.

Hood

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 12:42:21 AM »
Is that 1/10th of its stroke  ;)

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 03:59:49 AM »
Is that 1/10th of its stroke  ;)

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 10:53:53 AM »
Haha you don't want to see my old series 1 Interact that I dumped out in the covered yard!    Might end up as yet another boat mooring in Poole harbour oneday!   There's a few sunk down there already ;)

BUT I had thought recently of resurrecting it for ruff ruff work LOL...

Wayne....

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Re: Monty's Problematic Contraption
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2007, 11:44:25 AM »

BUT I had thought recently of resurrecting it for ruff ruff work LOL...

Wayne....

You should send it up to me, thats the only kind of work I do, its not intended to be but it always ends up that way ;)

Hood