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Old 12-20-2016, 03:53 AM   #131
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Gees not sure when I'm going to see my shop again. Got a week off for Christmas then work is going to be nuts for a while. I'm right there from finishing this little exercise too. Might be my saving grace to get me away from my computer and not going crazy. I hate doing hospitals, they are one complicated beast. Well I'll get some hot lead therapy in before the craziness at least. Got the new one a nice set of glasses finally.


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Old 12-20-2016, 08:27 AM   #132
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Been tinkering with Arduino, NES game pad, 20x4 LCD, NEMA 17 stepper and a 3" rotary table using CFellows bit of code - -

laststep = round(stepsDiv * lastPosition);
nextstep = round(stepsDiv * currentPosition);
divSteps = abs(nextstep - laststep);

In a different wrapper - Divisions and Degrees - -

Making the adapter to mount the stepper to the little table has been a case of "Really?" Had this hunk of 2 1/4 round . . .
Lets see - one each AA109 lathe, bore a hole 3" inches deep?
Cut away all that is not needed on the outside?

Subtractive Process Defined - More of the stock goes to the trash bin than is left . . . But its Fun - -

Week or so - should be done - - Have no idea what I'll do with it - Just seemed like something to do - Run a Rotary using a NES Game pad . . .
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:21 AM   #133
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Had to quasi-assembly and check it out - And, well it works - Have 2 menu choices, one for divisions, one for degrees - Running it through its paces and so far seems not to skip a beat. NES Controllers are dangerous, can get way to many button choices . . .
#define btn_A 254 // Select Divisions
#define btn_B 253 // Select Degrees
#define btn_Start 247 // Enable Stepper
#define btn_Select 251 // Disable Stepper
#define btn_Up 239 // Not used
#define btn_Down 223 // Not Used
#define btn_Left 191 // Jog Forward One Division (CW)
#define btn_Right 127 // Jog Back One Division (CCW)
#define btn_A_Up 238 // Increase Divisions (also Disables Stepper)
#define btn_A_Down 222 // Decrease Divisions (also Disables Stepper)
#define btn_A_Right 126 // Future use - Increase Divisions Step Rate
#define btn_A_Left 190 // Future Use - Decrease Divisions Step Rate
#define btn_B_Up 237 // Increase Degrees by One Degree (also Disables Stepper)
#define btn_B_Down 221 // Decrease Degrees by One Degree (also Disables Stepper)
#define btn_B_Right 125 // Future Use - Increase Degrees Step Rate
#define btn_B_Left 189 // Future Use - Decrease Degrees Step Rate
#define btn_Menu 243 // Return to main menu

Still can't get the LCD screen to show in pic - - -
Now to find a little project box and package it up
What I'll do with it? Haven't a clue . . .
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:15 AM   #134
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I've got a little three inch rotary table I was think of doing something with eventually. It's so small it's hard to mount anything to it. I made an adaptor that fits in the t slot so I could bolt things down to it. Haven't had time to do any work in my shop other than looking for tools my 6 year old hides from me. Lol. Been so busy with work and fixing things for friends (tvs and washing machines lately). Mostly work. I need to just slate a weekend to finish some stuff but hard to get motivated after a long week of the grind. Last weekend I got a little reloading done but that's about it. Love the new rifle. She is quite accurate. Wife likes it so I Guess she can stay. Lol. Annoyed because I have one little coding thing to fix on the mill but haven't had time. Just kicking the can....
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:35 PM   #135
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Yup, the 3" is, ah, it is what it is. When I started to wonder about having the two Arduino's (x-y and rotary) talk to each other, I stuck it on a shelf and went back to putting with the car. Still have a couple of things that worked before I took it apart that - - - All good as long as I get er done by spring.
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When I started to wonder about having the two Arduino's (x-y and rotary) talk to each other, I stuck it on a shelf and went back to putting with the car.
Foozer, Google "Xbee Shield" and have fun. Don't blame me now if your car is not ready in time......
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Old 02-03-2017, 03:24 AM   #137
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Foozer, Google "Xbee Shield" and have fun. Don't blame me now if your car is not ready in time......


You peeked - the driver shield has the slot for XBee -


Car, Car, Car - take drive to the Crazy Horse thing, go 'Yup big hunk of rock', then drive home . . .


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