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by DevinTX
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Business Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: Business Sign

Very Nice
by DevinTX
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

Happy Holidays all I just got back to my "lab" as my wife and kids refer to my work area. I replaced the blown chip with a new one I ordered from China. (At $2.30 I can afford to blow quite a few)... After double checking all the solders I rewired a single motor to the X-Axis. Started Mach-3 and beg...
by DevinTX
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Thread repairs in aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Thread repairs in aluminum

I apologize for the incorrect answer. I am not a seasoned metric person and I follow Google when it comes to size relations from metric to inches. I read that The drill bit for the m5 fix is a #6 drill bit. Can anyone explain the relationship between #6 size and metric or inch equivalencies Again so...
by DevinTX
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Thread repairs in aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Thread repairs in aluminum

From what I can find about the repair kits that include a drill bit the overall size of the hole is #6 or 9/64 in

I hope that helps. Not in the shop where I can get a measurement

Devin
by DevinTX
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

I need some assistance. After I fixed/replaced the controller chip for the x-axis I wired up the dual-y-axis. Seems I had the two motors going in the same direction (fighting each other) I was doing a manual move test with the arrow keys in Mach3 when the Y-axis controller smoked and there is a "mel...
by DevinTX
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

You are correct, it did take longer to get the board out then it did to desolder and solder the new chip lol

Thanks again and if you observe have great holiday

Devin
by DevinTX
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

The new controller chip arrived yesterday and today while waiting for the turkeys to fry I replaced the bad x-axis with a new one. I now have a working 4 axis controller and will never again power up the equipment without double checking all the connection. This is the only clue to the bad controlle...
by DevinTX
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

You are not going to believe this. I got it working. Thank you for all your help. The only problem is one of my test wires slipped and sparked and that was the end of the x-axis chip. I spotted the melt spot ASAP. So as soon as my order from digikey arrives I will get back with you and begin again L...
by DevinTX
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

First and foremost I want to thank you again for giving me a direction. Now let me tell you what I found and did.... 1. I found out that Mach3 will not run under any 64bit OS 2. I installed another hard drive and loaded windows7 32bit (being a computer tech I have access to all sorts of computer har...
by DevinTX
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New controller going nowhere fast
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: New controller going nowhere fast

Once again thank you for the speedy reply. When I get home from work I will try the Mach3 Test. I will also figure out what the Charge Pump is

Thanks Again

Devin