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by hemicro
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Limit Switch Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Limit Switch Errors

Also check the grounding between machine and computer. If the ground is not very good, you can get some false switch readings.
by hemicro
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Configurator
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Configurator

I believe the mystery has been solved. The problem with the configurator occurs after I re-install the .ngc files to the nc_files folder. I have a lot of files that are about 4GB in size. The configurator backs up the files in the nc_files folder and this takes a lot of time. I have left the blank s...
by hemicro
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid

I don't have any wireless devices connected, no bluetooth, and no wifi. I will look into the ferrite solution.
by hemicro
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Configurator
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Configurator

Has anyone been able to get the latest configurator to run. When I try to run the probotix.sh file in terminal and I get only a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I had run it in the past, but the updated configurator just won't run. I am trying to add a z puck to my asteroid.
by hemicro
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid

I haven't changed the brushes yet, but you're right I should do that, just in case !
by hemicro
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Computer locking up/crashing on my Asteroid

A couple of weeks ago, my Asteroid starting having some response issues and the computer would become un-responsive. It was intermittent at first, but then it would have issues after every run and I would have to restart the computer by using the power button because normal shutdown would not respon...
by hemicro
Fri May 26, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Plotter - drafting
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

Re: Plotter - drafting

Glad to help. Let us know how they work for you.
by hemicro
Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Plotter - drafting
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

Re: Plotter - drafting

There are cnc plotter type pens available. I have not tried them, but I think they are what you need.
http://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/CNC ... _thick.htm
by hemicro
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to CNC
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

Re: New to CNC

I can confirm the findings of the last poster, but I have had a little different experience. I retired and then got into cnc using a Probotix V90, which was a reasonably priced entry level hobby machine. I used it for a couple of years and got most of my duh moments out of the way with the V90. Prob...
by hemicro
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Router bits
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

Re: Router bits

I have found very good bits at toolstoday.com with longer cutting lengths. I use 1/8" double fluted up spiral bits with a 13/16" cutting edge for a 1/4" collet.

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