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by martyscncgarage
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: a couple questions please
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: a couple questions please

Hello I already have a g540 controller setup. It presently uses a usb smooth stepper. Will the smooth stepper work with the Acorn? Also I'm really wanting the lathe edition, can I buy the mill now and is the lathe just a software upgrade? Last but not least can I use the Acorn for 2 different machi...
by martyscncgarage
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: My Bridgeport Series 1 CNC Conversion Using Centroid Acorn
Replies: 40
Views: 1199

Re: My Bridgeport Series 1 CNC Conversion Using Centroid Acorn

Awesome! Very nice late model machine you have. Keep posting pictures of your progress!
Do the Transtorque couplings work by fitting into the i.d. of the hub and then slip over the o.d. of the shaft, tighten it and it expands like a collet locking both together?
by martyscncgarage
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Interesting Acorn Behavior (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Interesting Acorn Behavior

Rick, make sure that Acorn controls that contactor. If Acorn faults, or VCP Estop is pressed, it opens that contactor. You would typically series your physical Estop button with the Acorn fault relay output (you can assign one of the onboard relays to be a fault relay in the Wizard) so that either o...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: USB MPG
Replies: 40
Views: 1607

Re: USB MPG

On the page where the Acorn, Allin, and OAK controllers are compared there is a mention that USB MPG Compatible is TBA - Has anyone heard any updates on this very handy option? Reference: http://www.centroidcnc.com//centroid_diy/centroid_diy_cnc.html Right now, the only one Bill (Aka: Beevo) VanOrd...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Quick Tip: Installing your Acorn Software License Unlock Code
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Quick Tip: Installing your Acorn Software License Unlock Code

This one is thanks to Orin: If you purchased the PRO or ULTIMATE Level software, you will receive an Unlock license code via email. Here is how you install it: From Liviu, Centroid Support: The below instructions are going to be included with every unlock from now on: Acorn License Installation Inst...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Quick Tip: Creating and Restoring from a Report file
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Quick Tip: Creating and Restoring from a Report file

Quickie video on how to generate a report to back up your parameters and system settings and to provide it to Centroid Support when requested.

youtu.be/Ecvg0VJp1oQ
by martyscncgarage
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Interesting Acorn Behavior (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Interesting Acorn Behavior

My control box is compatible with the "Legacy" configuration. This hardware and cable worked with Mach3 so assumed still good. This document describes my hardware except that the jumper between pins 8 and 17 in the DB25 was removed. Of course, I'm running a new PC and new software. http://rick.spar...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Interesting Acorn Behavior (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Interesting Acorn Behavior

Rick,
You might want to move this thread UP, I know its hard to see, but there is quite a bit of discussion on Acorn, click on Centroid Acorn CNC Controller at the very top of the main page.
by martyscncgarage
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Quick Tip: Centroid Software Diagnostic Screen
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Quick Tip: Centroid Software Diagnostic Screen

Reminder, there is a very helpful screen in the Centroid software that lets you check the status of the Inputs and Outputs. Useful during setup and testing of your machine. From the main software screen, press ALT-I You will see the diagnostic screen with "LED"s. The ones you are interested in for A...
by martyscncgarage
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Virtual panel cnc12
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Virtual panel cnc12

Thanks for clarifying. I may have gotten a bit worried after reading the web site when my monitor showed up. Marty I took your recommendation and bought the Asus, seemed to be the best bang for the buck. Indeed, the ASUS is a good model and under $200. Every ONCE in awhile you can find refurbs for ...