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by dewy721
Tue May 29, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

Impressive, You must have a night vision scope mounted to that troubleshooter of yours. :) Hmm, spindle tachometer uses an interrupt so we'll need the 'safe', version if we ever intend to use it. Otherwise the non-safe is supposedly SLIGHTLY faster. But you'll loose tach support I think. Either way,...
by dewy721
Mon May 28, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

Oops, I forgot to mention it in my previous post. (Sleepy) Active step pins: The Arduino code may hold the step pins active once it reaches a given position. But I could add a rest timer to it if you like. For the Allegro A4983 based driver that I use its more accurate to stop without resting even i...
by dewy721
Mon May 28, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

BTW: I wanted to take a moment and say that I really admire your project as it brings more to the CNC hobbyist's table than my own. Helping makers get to making better things even easier is very cool indeed. I myself don't have a CNC rig yet, though I've been building one slowly from the inside out....
by dewy721
Mon May 28, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

If you can give me the physical parameters for your ShapeOko I might be able to make a mymill.ini to complement it. Here's what I'll need to know: Travels on the X,Y and Z axises. What limit switches you have and where they are located per axis of travel on the machine. Are your limit switches and h...
by dewy721
Sun May 20, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

I found the easiest way to setup Emc2Arduino with LinuxCNC is to just install it natively. The linux installer will let you keep windows as well (if you like), this way you may choose to use Windows or LinuxCNC at boot time. Ignore the latency test for LinuxCNC if your using Emc2Arduino. That timing...
by dewy721
Sun May 20, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino
Replies: 32
Views: 7097

Re: Anyone tried EMC2Arduino

Well it may prove challenging to get LinucCNC (EMC) to run inside a VM at least according to the http://wiki.linuxcnc.org website. Here's an excerpt from it: "Why won't LinuxCNC run on Windows? LinuxCNC runs in real-time, to give smooth motion. This is critical to accuracy and machine life. Hard rea...