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by cnckeith
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 G-codes
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: CNC12 G-codes

yes, offline intercon for $99 gets you both mill and lathe intercon for use on a "offline" pc. offline pc = a pc not connected to an Acorn, Oak or Allin1DC board. you can download the free version of offline intercon which is limited to 20 lines of intercon until you plug in the USB dongle then it i...
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress

i posted on another thread..but seems like a good idea to post them here as well.
Acorn to dyn4 and dyn2 draft schematics.
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn board location of unlock code
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Acorn board location of unlock code

the license file is stored in the CNCM or CNCT directory.
CNC12 uses that file to check to see if the BBG serial matches the License file.
by cnckeith
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn Win 10 Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Acorn Win 10 Issue

the update probably turned the firewall back on.
by cnckeith
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: New Build: Phoenix 4'x4' CNC Router
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: New Build: Phoenix 4'x4' CNC Router

Acorn to DYN4 Draft schematic.
Acorn_DYN4_draft.pdf
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by cnckeith
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up tool offsets
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Setting up tool offsets

how to create a macro and assign it to a VCP AUX key has been described in earlier post. Here is a sample one line macro that zero out the current position. G92 X0YOZO sets current position X Y Z part zero for the WSC currently being used. refer to earlier post for instruction on how to map the macr...
by cnckeith
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up tool offsets
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Setting up tool offsets

yes, skim cut or touch off known diameter and set X as per manual instructions.

i always choose "YES" to "Set all WCS" when setting X. so all the X part zero locations for all WCS are at the center line of the spindle.
lathe x part zero.JPG
by cnckeith
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: The 500th Acorn CNC kit was purchased by Shane M. on Jan. 10th 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 72

The 500th Acorn CNC kit was purchased by Shane M. on Jan. 10th 2018

On Wednesday January 10th the 500th Acorn CNC kit was purchased by Shane M.
In celebration of this milestone Shane won an Acorn Pro License of his choice.
Congratulations Shane! and good luck with your project! -Keith
by cnckeith
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up tool offsets
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Setting up tool offsets

scot, that is true if the machine has the ability to home out at the EXACT location day in and day out.. if you are using Acorn with the DYN2 drive that have marker pulse output (they call it reference output) then yes, you never have to reset X once you set it.. otherwise.. you have to reset X ever...
by cnckeith
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Arcade joystick as pendant
Replies: 39
Views: 595

Re: Arcade joystick as pendant

cool.