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by 4DThinker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Sabotage
Replies: 6
Views: 4881

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...
by 4DThinker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 5405

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Vectric has tutorial videos on their web site you can watch for free. I highly recommend you watch them all, and work alongside in another window (or screen) on your PC. http://support.vectric.com/training-material Probotix posted a video on using LinuxCNC with their CNCs. https://vimeo.com/12121291...
by 4DThinker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 5405

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Welcome, Nikonwalker. Linux is pretty similar to windows. LinuxCNC uses a few terms that may be foreign to you but aren't hard to grasp the meaning of. The basics include: Be sure your e-stop switch is not engaged. Sometimes it comes that way. Twist clockwise and it should pop out. Once you have Lin...
by 4DThinker
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: New configuration and zpuck
Replies: 2
Views: 2454

Re: New configuration and zpuck

I agree, Glenn. Many thanks to whomever wrote the new configurator. Many more thanks for the wiki pages and all the information posted there. A treasure trove of valuable information useful to far more than just those with Probotix CNCs.

4D
by 4DThinker
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Some Halloween Fun
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Re: Some Halloween Fun

Many years ago I had the idea that a great halloween scary setup next to the front door would be a sign that said "Rest in Pieces", and around it were a few random bloody bones sticking out of the ground. Today I would add a motion sensor and a few tricks to wiggle a bone or two when anyon...
by 4DThinker
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Touch Probe
Replies: 2
Views: 2351

Re: Touch Probe

I have a ruby tipped probe that I bought as an accessory for my old CNC Shark. Their controller software has a routine for using the probe that will make 3D models of the shape you probe. I never used it much. I did recently add a touch plate to my Meteor, and spent some time reverse engineering the...
by 4DThinker
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Nebula wire harness problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: Nebula wire harness problem

Connect it to Earth GND on the back of the Unity Controller.
by 4DThinker
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: edit tool table
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: edit tool table

But what is the FMS setting, and do I need it if I'm running in Manual? Ken It looks like you are talking about features/options in some software I'm not familiar with. I use Aspire from vectric.com for both drawing up (CAD) and then creating toolpaths (CAM) for my CNC projects. There are no LEN or...
by 4DThinker
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chess Set - well almost!
Replies: 4
Views: 3966

Re: Chess Set - well almost!

Nicely done! Thanks for posting photos. My local woodworkers group puts on a club show 3 or 4 times a year and I always walk through to take a gander and complement the makers. Many do scroll saw work and every time I see their work I think to myself "if they only knew what I can do using my CN...
by 4DThinker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: edit tool table
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: edit tool table

Any chance you've got the ATLas Tool length sensor on your CNC? I'm not familiar with solidworks or hsmworks, but LinuxCNC keeps a table of where the bottom of each bit is relative to where you've set Z=0, and that table is built when it encounters a new tool number in your toolpath file. You don't ...

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