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by Roadstercycle
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Quick Tip: IF you have Home/Limit Switches, here is an example and description on setting them up
Replies: 35
Views: 1397

Re: Quick Tip: IF you have Home/Limit Switches, here is an example and description on setting them up

Scoty i think you are confusing Part Zero location with Machine Home Zero location. these are two different zero points! Machine Home by definition is machine ZERO. But that is NOT the same as Part (WCS Work Coordinate System) Zero. When the machine is done homing the DRO (Digital Read Out) is disp...
by Roadstercycle
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tracking number
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Tracking number

I just got a tracking number for my Acorn. They said that they would not start shipping until after the 3rd. of January. That's also when the price increase takes effect but it looks like they are shipping early. Ordered another one last night for my lathe too so hopefully it will get moving too pre...
by Roadstercycle
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: ACORN MILL CHALLENGE!
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: ACORN MILL CHALLENGE!

A belt driven encoder is a lot more challenging than a factory installed motor encoder. I think the rules for the belt driven 1 to 1 setup should be held up. No short cuts. No making up new rules as you go along. The reason for the belt drive is because a lot of DIY mills have air actuated tool chan...
by Roadstercycle
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Touch Screen Monitors
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: Touch Screen Monitors

Asus VT168H 15.6" LCD Touchscreen Monitor - 16:9 $158.99

At Office Max right now. Don't know how much longer.

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/ ... n-Monitor/
by Roadstercycle
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: RPM pickup without Encoder?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: RPM pickup without Encoder?

So it looks like the only way to do it would be make a timing belt setup with a removable belt in my situation. The issue is the spindle moves up and down too in manual mode. So I would have to lock the quill (spindle) in alignment with the encoder drive and attach the belt when needing to do rigid ...
by Roadstercycle
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Using Mach 3 Wizards in Acorn?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Using Mach 3 Wizards in Acorn?

I will split off for sure. I hope Centroid has a way for splining shafts. I do a lot of splining and the Mach 3 wizard was quite handy for splines and gears even though the code needed to be tweaked a little at times. I'm really hoping for the best here. I did get pro if that makes a difference.
by Roadstercycle
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Using Mach 3 Wizards in Acorn?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Using Mach 3 Wizards in Acorn?

Anybody tried using a Mach3 or 4 G-code Wizard and use it in Acorn? It seems most of us moving from Mach 3 would have a nice advantage in G code building using Mach 3 or 4 Wizards if they work correctly in the Acorn world. Seems they should. That would at least give us a reason not to throw Mach 3 o...
by Roadstercycle
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: RPM pickup without Encoder?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

RPM pickup without Encoder?

Hi everyone, I'm new here and just ordered my Acorn. In the meantime I am getting a Win 10 computer setup for it and thinking about different issues that are popping up by converting. The most troubling is not being able to run an encoder on my CNC mill spindle as I can not mount it due to the air s...