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by martyscncgarage
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Good find on Touch screen PC
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Good find on Touch screen PC

Hey everyone, I just found a pretty great deal on an all in one touch screen computer. I just purchased one to use with my acorn. These aren't new and stock probably wont last much longer but they are $225 + shipping. Intel i3 4160 - single thread benchmark of 2075. Only 4GB of ram but should suffi...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Mach/Smoothstepper to Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Mach/Smoothstepper to Acorn

Your shortcuts might bite you in the hand end.
I'm with DiyScott. Hunker down and terminate on Acorn.
Marty
by martyscncgarage
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: G0678 CNC Conversion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: G0678 CNC Conversion Thread

Dave,
You going to dig right it with the conversion?
Marty
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn Trials and Tribulations - PROBLEM SOLVED
Replies: 63
Views: 666

Re: Acorn Trials and Tribulations - PROBLEM SOLVED

Thanks Guys, Like all of you when you have a difficult issue to resolve persistence pays off. Using a scope got me pointed in the right direction. Someone in another thread had a cool little $70 scope that fits in the palm of you hand. When troubleshoot difficult issues it can be impossible to dete...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Just to be 100% clear, are you boys saying there is no PP for fusion 360 and acorn lathe? Correct, but the users are working on one. That's what is great about this community. You have users with strengths posting their ideas/work for others to learn from and use. Collectively this is a great commu...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Phoenix Bulkhead Connectors
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Phoenix Bulkhead Connectors

Thanks Gary!
Marty
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: acorn output wave form
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: acorn output wave form

Go to the advanced tab on the wizard and invert the signals and play with that on your scope.....
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco fb2 round column. Convert or sell/trade?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Emco fb2 round column. Convert or sell/trade?

Emco makes nice machines. I say if you have a use for it as a CNC mill then by all means go for it. The concern I have about manual machines is the work it takes to refit the machine with ball screws, thrust bearings, ball nuts and ball nut mounts. If the machine has adjustable leadscrew nuts (like ...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Mach/Smoothstepper to Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Mach/Smoothstepper to Acorn

My mini lathe is set up with a Ethernet Smoothstepper running Mach3. The Smoothstepper has a DB25 out which goes to a breakout board and then the stepper drivers. The breakout board is powered by 5v. Can I just plug the Acorn into the breakout board using a parallel cable? Can it be that simple? Wh...