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Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 21 December 2015, 02:23
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Posted By lonestaral
Thank you all for the help and information. All...

Thank you all for the help and information.
All is working well and I am happy with it.

I did some small modifications to the machine and tidied up some of the wiring at the weekend.
The machine...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 13 December 2015, 02:48
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
I got the other script to work. The culprit was...

I got the other script to work.
The culprit was the '.
There was a warning about the unicode symbols used.
I deleted all the ' and retyped them.

I still have the same problem. The offset is...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 13 December 2015, 02:24
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Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Paul. I got a solution to the G54 offset...

Thanks Paul.
I got a solution to the G54 offset storage.

http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/17.htm

I cleared the script in the 'G codes' button and pasted the script for the X,Y offset...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 12 December 2015, 22:52
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
I used the touch plate for real yesterday and...

I used the touch plate for real yesterday and today.
A big improvement on using a piece of paper.

Also having the router turn on and off under control of the computer means I can go and do other...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 01 December 2015, 04:25
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Just happy to contribute a few drops to the pool...

Just happy to contribute a few drops to the pool of knowledge and experience that make up this 'Band of Brothers'.

Sean , do you mean that the touch plate is a great tool or that the Mechmate is a...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 28 November 2015, 23:16
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
It works. My solution was this. Find pin...

It works.
My solution was this.

Find pin 15 on the back of the driver board.
Solder a wire to it.

Same for pin 25(Ground).
My skill with a soldering iron has greatly improved since...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 28 November 2015, 00:54
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
I cannot use the 15 pin manual interface port. ...

I cannot use the 15 pin manual interface port.

As soon as I plug in the ribbon connector/ cable(just the cable, nothing attached) a red led lights on the driver board.
The Y and Z axis then do...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 27 November 2015, 23:14
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
I am no wiser or nearer getting the touch plate...

I am no wiser or nearer getting the touch plate working.

I have however got the router to start and turn off under control of the computer.
I followed the instructions on the link I posted.
The...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 24 November 2015, 23:57
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
While looking for some information I came across...

While looking for some information I came across this.

It explains how to connect a router to a TB6560 board.
Most of the steps would apply to other makes of board.
Very well presented and...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 24 November 2015, 04:28
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Cheers Bruce, It is a 4 axis TB6560 Looks...

Cheers Bruce,
It is a 4 axis TB6560
Looks just like this one.

http://reprap.org/wiki/4_Axis_TB6560_CNC_Stepper_Motor_Driver_Board_Controller
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 24 November 2015, 02:48
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Thank you Bruce, that is what I thought. The...

Thank you Bruce, that is what I thought.

The only pins that are not used in Mach 3 are 9 and 15.
On the 15 pin manual interface it says that these are defined as, P9 C Dir
and P15 5V/vdd.
Can...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 23 November 2015, 19:36
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Now I am totally confused. Electrical stuff...

Now I am totally confused.
Electrical stuff does that to me.

Attached is the port and pin sheet for my driver board.
25 pin parallel, X,Y,Z,&C enable and step.

4 pin DB9, Home switches.

15...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 23 November 2015, 03:22
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
I found a 15 pin DB9 after nearly a week of...

I found a 15 pin DB9 after nearly a week of searching.
Now the head scratching can start.:)
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 17 November 2015, 05:21
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Thank you Sean for a quick and informative reply....

Thank you Sean for a quick and informative reply.

I obtained a machined block of aluminium today. A students test piece from the Technical College.
Next, to find a 15 pin DB9 connector/ cable....
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 16 November 2015, 05:00
Replies: 30
Views: 48,301
Posted By lonestaral
Z Axis touch plate

I would like to make a Z Axis touch plate to set the tool length offsets.

Can anybody point me in the right direction for an idiots guide for,

A: Materials and construction.
B: Pin and script...
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