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Old Tue 22 February 2011, 08:35
salewis
Just call me: Stan #67
 
Littleton, NC
United States of America
Auto Center Finder....

I know that someone has done this... but I cannot find it....

I want to automatically find the center of a hole. What I envision is a touch probe (already have z-plate zero working) that is a cup with a pin to index into a given hole. Put a rod/pin in the tool head (known diameter), jog over and down into the cup. Move the tool head (x and y) and find the center....

A link to someone else is better than redoing all the work of keying it in.

Stan

PS.... I just found one on Mach3 Forum... Thanks for looking and considering the issue

Last edited by salewis; Tue 22 February 2011 at 08:51.. Reason: found what I was looking for.....
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Old Tue 22 February 2011, 11:23
melissa
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Brighton (Ontario)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by salewis View Post

PS.... I just found one on Mach3 Forum... Thanks for looking and considering the issue
Stan, can you share the link for the rest of us who are curious now?

Thanks!
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Old Tue 22 February 2011, 12:11
salewis
Just call me: Stan #67
 
Littleton, NC
United States of America
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/ind...c,15992.0.html

While it doesn't say exactly what I'm trying to do, it is the same concept. The third post down contains the code..

Stan
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Old Tue 22 February 2011, 17:58
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
How about this one?
Center Finder

or this one

Corner Finder

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Old Tue 22 February 2011, 19:56
salewis
Just call me: Stan #67
 
Littleton, NC
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Yep that's the idea except I am going to turn a piece and place a piece of 1/4 drill rod in the hole and stick it into a corresponding hole on the fixture. Think of flower stem sticking into a vase.

Stan
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