Is there any "spindle encoder for dummies" articles out there that can help me put one of these on a lathe. I'm really unsure as to what I'm doing, all help is greatly appreciated. I'm using mach 3 and a gecko setup.
Mach does lathe threading just fine, with either the parallel port or the smoothstepper. There were some improvements made a few months ago, which caused a flurry of messages and comments, but it all got sorted out and now runs well.ps: From what I've read, Mach may not be really solid yet with threading. EMC is supposedly better. I'll never know though, Linux/EMC is way over my head.
Great, that's good to hear!RonGinger said:it all got sorted out and now runs well.
I'm just used the thread wizard so far, I haven't played with it much yet. It must be a setting on my desktop machine because I did some simulations on my laptop a bit ago and it didn't show the same concern.RonGinger said:How are you generating the thread code? Can you post the code here, at least the thread line and the next one.
Haha, I'm no expert, its actually my first electronics experiment that ever worked haha. More trial and error, then theory and calculation. But I did research quite a while before doing anything.DICKEYBIRD said:Great, that's good to hear!
Wow Eric, I'm impressed! From building your own electronics to cutting threads in such a short time. I need to get some tutor-time from you dude!