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Forum: CNC motion control software Sat 03 March 2018, 07:18
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
Probably should do that this summer. The only...

Probably should do that this summer. The only thing I couldn't get back like I had it yet is starting and stopping the router motor automatically. I've been just using the switch I mounted on the z...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 26 February 2018, 06:12
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
I got it to work eventually. I wound up having to...

I got it to work eventually. I wound up having to get another computer. I never could get my original computer to work again. We have too many power issues here. It's best to unplug everything when...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 25 March 2017, 13:00
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
Hi Robert, were all doing good over here. Hope...

Hi Robert, were all doing good over here. Hope your doing well also? Yes I had a computer setback. I think the lightning won. It's up and running now. The only thing I have not set back the way it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 16 March 2017, 10:19
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
So i had posted in the motion control software...

So i had posted in the motion control software thread about this but thought it may be faster to post it here.
My computer crashed and it was unfix able so i have a new windows xp computer up and...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 23 February 2017, 13:20
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
I think i may have found the problem. with the...

I think i may have found the problem. with the install of windows after the new hard drive was installed the driver for the parallel port now needs to be re installed. I will have to order another...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 23 February 2017, 11:04
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
I think i have everything set except the port...

I think i have everything set except the port number. So Mach3 is not communicating with the PMDX board. Kinda stuck here. I did an online search and although there are hundreds of people with the...
Forum: CNC motion control software Wed 22 February 2017, 14:29
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
Okay I figured out how to slave A axis with X...

Okay I figured out how to slave A axis with X axis so i should have the two gantry motors i union with each other. I still need to figure out what to set the steps at and what the port number is...
Forum: CNC motion control software Wed 22 February 2017, 11:50
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
Okay i am finally getting a moment to work on...

Okay i am finally getting a moment to work on setting up Mach 3 again. Watching the set up video it says to go to the computer device manager to find the printer port number. I think this is what...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 01 January 2017, 17:15
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
I had a fatal computer crash, possibly a...

I had a fatal computer crash, possibly a lightning strike. It even killed the CD drive on the computer, but amazing enough the motherboard was still good. I have the computer fixed and Mach3 reloaded...
Forum: CNC motion control software Wed 28 December 2016, 19:45
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
okay thanks for the info! :)

okay thanks for the info! :)
Forum: CNC motion control software Fri 23 December 2016, 06:45
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
Hey guys is Doug or anyone still here on this...

Hey guys is Doug or anyone still here on this forum that can answer my previous post? I haven't been on in about 7 years so I do not recognize any of the people now doing builds. Need a little help...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 19 December 2016, 21:16
Replies: 16
Views: 7,812
Posted By ekdenton
Mach 3 install

Hey Guys, I had a fatal computer HD and PS crash on my MM computer. We may have had a lightning strike, or a bad power surge. At any rate I replaced all the bad computer parts and I had to reinstall...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Sun 26 June 2011, 22:47
Replies: 333
Views: 129,754
Posted By ekdenton
You may be able to make it do what you are...

You may be able to make it do what you are saying.....but one important feature of the design (reason it is wired as it is)is that if the gantry jumps the rails the sensors will lose proximity and...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 23 March 2011, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By ekdenton
Thanks Sean, he said he has vcarve that he was...

Thanks Sean, he said he has vcarve that he was using for toolpaths on his shopbot. Hopefully i will just be able to check his toolpath for any mistakes, so i won't have to start from scratch. I think...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 23 March 2011, 11:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By ekdenton
shop charges for mechmate

Hey Guys,
I had a person call me today about cutting some plywood sheets out for him and he asked what the hourly charge would be. He owned a shopbot before but sold it. I have just been doing...
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Fri 04 February 2011, 11:53
Replies: 22
Views: 14,764
Posted By ekdenton
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s31/ekdenton/DS...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s31/ekdenton/DSC00065.jpg

I used those Red and they work fine. I just used silicone to mount them to the motors.
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Sun 11 April 2010, 22:22
Replies: 221
Views: 85,087
Posted By ekdenton
To me, because the wiring seemed to be the most...

To me, because the wiring seemed to be the most tedious part of my build, i wanted to make sure that the wire that i purchased was from a reputable company and that even if it cost more, the chance...
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 02 March 2010, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 3,659
Posted By ekdenton
Thanks guys. I was thinking the same thing...

Thanks guys.
I was thinking the same thing Gerald. It is working now. Funny thing before it quit working we had a glitch as we were doing lettering on a sign and we had run the pockets with a 1/4"...
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 02 March 2010, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 3,659
Posted By ekdenton
Probably something real simple i am overlooking...

Probably something real simple i am overlooking or forgot about. Getting oldtimers disease i guess.

I reset Mach 3 to the settings 22 programs before and now it is working.
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 02 March 2010, 16:35
Replies: 4
Views: 3,659
Posted By ekdenton
shuttle

Hi Guys,
Say for some reason i can't get my keyboard jog buttons to move the gantry or zcar. it was working earlier but quit in the middle of a job. i have to pull up the jog pad on the mach3 screen...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 September 2008, 16:58
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
Another fun thing happening now with local clubs...

Another fun thing happening now with local clubs with these small inexpensive foam planes and flying wings is combat flying where you attack other persons plane or try to cutt the streamers trailing...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 September 2008, 16:06
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
Did you mean the one the guy on youtube was...

Did you mean the one the guy on youtube was flying? I haven't found a pattern for that peticular plane but the website up above has some just as good in pdf format. I am not sure exactly how to get...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 September 2008, 13:49
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
I like the way they fly very much. There is no...

I like the way they fly very much. There is no airfoil so your flying off the prop all the time. I have only been doing is for about 6 months now. Getting alot better at it though. This guy here is...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 September 2008, 08:31
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
Heath, what kind of planes were you thinking of...

Heath, what kind of planes were you thinking of cutting?
i found a cool website that has free plans. Some are already in .dxf format. Some are jpeg and some are pdf files. I have been doing the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 September 2008, 11:53
Replies: 228
Views: 66,625
Posted By ekdenton
I don't have a scanner, I am not sure how you...

I don't have a scanner, I am not sure how you would do it with a scanner unless you did sections and then later joined them together on the computer. I started out just googling a search for rc...
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