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by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error

CJ... No apology required. I would wire up a single drive as per your posted schematic and test it. There may be something that happens in the drive when powered up that the Acorn board does not like. This means that either the drives may need to be powered after the BBG boots, or as in my scenario,...
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error

See my post above. Along with explaining the changes, I attached a modified schematic
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error

CJ... I don't think there is anything wrong with the schematic. This issue does not occur in all cases, just some. That said, "something doesn't like something", which means a little testing may generate a possible change for the future. I found that once the BBG booted, I could apply the 5v to the ...
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: "No Connection to Acorn Discovered" Error

CJ... I had a similar experience when using the Leadshine schematic. Not saying anything is wrong with it, but something is up. I can assume you used a separate 5vdc power supply. If what I think is true, try removing one lead from the 5v power supply DC out terminals to see if that will allow your ...
by Gary Campbell
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn + Ajax AL-818 lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 123

Re: Acorn + Ajax AL-818 lathe

J. Clear...
Can you post a few pics showing what your lathe looks like? A good number here can answer your questions, but might not attempt to, due to unfamiliarity with your model number.
by Gary Campbell
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Wiring NPN Proximity Sensors to Acorn Board
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Wiring NPN Proximity Sensors to Acorn Board

CJ...
You are correct. No resistors needed. I used the same on my lathe. look at 1:15 into this video: https://youtu.be/NvlBFmM2yos


youtu.be/NvlBFmM2yos
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks

mikes... When you say: "I am sorry, but I am not so sure that because it is heavier, it is harder." , I believe I would have to categorically disagree. Imagine a low or no load complex toolpath. Your signature on a whiteboard for example. Your brain is able to take feedback from your body in a simil...
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Touch Screen Monitors
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Touch Screen Monitors

While we are on the subject, is there a setting that would make the CNC12 and VCP ~50 to 100 pixels smaller? Depending on the monitor some of my setups go off the screen edge by 20-25 pixels
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Gang Tooling with a Few Twists
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Gang Tooling with a Few Twists

Tom... Thanks for the reply. I will get farther into Intercon as I progress, but for right now I need to get rid of the taste of tongue blood due to biting my tongue over the one feature I purchased Acorn and lathe pro for, which was to apply intuitive lathe toolpaths to existing game call profiles....
by Gary Campbell
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Gang Tooling with a Few Twists
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Gang Tooling with a Few Twists

With my Grizzly lathe up and running, I am ready to use my second (of 3) Acorn board to get this lathe working. The idea behind it is to set it up with 3 tools out of the original 6 and turn it into a small wood lathe geared towards game call makers. I would like to use all 6 tools, but since 3 of t...