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by 4DThinker
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: z axis trouble

I'm glad you got it to work. Yes, sometimes a mystery (especially this time of year) can be hard to figure out. I've had static discharge send my CNC somewhere unexpected/unprogrammed so that may have been the criminal responsible. It happened when I was following the bit with my dust collector hose...
by 4DThinker
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: z axis trouble

You didn't say what CAM software you used, but in vectric's products there is a home Z value that the CNC will move to when every job starts. It is normally set .8" above the material, but if a different value got in there (such as a big negative number) it would force your CNC to move into the...
by 4DThinker
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.
Replies: 8
Views: 5387

Re: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.

You'll have to use their configurator app that you can find on their wiki page. It is an option you can select as you run through it.

4D
by 4DThinker
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux power button greyed out
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Linux power button greyed out

Glad I could help, Scott. I've done exactly the same thing (bumped it without noticing) and concluded I must have a mischievous ghost in my shop.

4D ;)
by 4DThinker
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux power button greyed out
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Linux power button greyed out

Check to make sure the e-stop button on the frame is not pushed in. If it is then that is what causes the red button to be grayed out.

4D
by 4DThinker
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: GoPro Gimbal 4th Axis - CNC Router Project
Replies: 2
Views: 3114

Re: GoPro Gimbal 4th Axis - CNC Router Project

Thanks for posting. Good use of a CNC for making the parts. Great video. :) You talked about tuning the system. I'm wondering what your options were for tweaking it if it had needed tweaking? Different spring? Different attachment points for the same spring? If you change to a camera that weighs mor...
by 4DThinker
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: axis error
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Re: axis error

I've never had honesty trouble with their support. I also had a Nebula suddenly act up with limit errors as well as e-stop warnings. In my case it ultimately was a limit switch that was connected wrong. It is normal to see limit errors if you activate the controller (orange icon) before it is powere...
by 4DThinker
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Start from selected line feature
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: Start from selected line feature

In the g-code list at the bottom of the LinuxCNC window, you can right click on any line of code and select "run from here". The danger is that your spindle/router won't start automatically from the middle of most files, so you'll need to start it from LinuxCNC before "run from here&q...
by 4DThinker
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4725

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Great to hear, NW! Glad to see you are up and running.

4D
by 4DThinker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Sabotage
Replies: 6
Views: 4362

Re: Sabotage

Old thread, but we are now in our new fabrication lab. The 3 small CNCs are in a dedicated sound-insulated room next to the workbench area. No lock for the door. Three security cameras overlook the open area, but I can't be sure any of them are looking at the door/windows of the CNc lab. We've had o...

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