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by ChrisAttebery
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Spindle hour meter (Resolved)
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Spindle hour meter

If all I have to do is run a report once in a while I'm OK with that. I'll try running a report today and take a look at it.
by ChrisAttebery
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Spindle hour meter (Resolved)
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Spindle hour meter

OK, thanks Marty.
by ChrisAttebery
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Spindle hour meter (Resolved)
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Spindle hour meter

Bumping this. I could really use an hour meter to keep track of spindle bearing maintenance. CNC12 already keeps track of a job's runtime. Why couldn't it write that number to a file every time you run a job? Hours.txt or something like that. At the end of every cycle update the runtime. It seems si...
by ChrisAttebery
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Budget touch probe options?
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Budget touch probe options?

I posted a video here:
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5469
by ChrisAttebery
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Using a Renishaw Probe and ProbeAppV2 with Acorn
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Using a Renishaw Probe and ProbeAppV2 with Acorn

When I converted my G0704 CNC mill to Acorn I needed a method of measuring the tool length offsets. I bought a cheap imprt tool setter off eBay. I needed software to use it though. I found that ProbeApp V2 from Swissi was priced right and really well done. After using it to measure my TLOs I decided...
by ChrisAttebery
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Budget touch probe options?
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Budget touch probe options?

I ordered a tripod mount for my iPhone. Once it shows up I’ll shoot some videos.
by ChrisAttebery
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: ProbeApp V2: The ultimate solution for Tool Height Offsets
Replies: 44
Views: 5366

Re: ProbeApp V2: The ultimate solution for Tool Height Offsets

Great minds think alike. I marked my probe to line up with the spindle too.
by ChrisAttebery
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Two issues with the VCP (Resolved)
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Two issues with the VCP

cncsnw wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:44 pm When you want to Alt-Tab back to CNC12, try making it a habit to Alt-Tab to the VCP instead. The VCP should then automatically pass focus to CNC12.
Ah ha! That was simple. Thank you.
by ChrisAttebery
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Change step sizes on the WMPG? (Resolved)
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Change step sizes on the WMPG? (Resolved)

Marty,

Thanks for your help too. I didn’t make that connection. I was thinking that it might be hard coded in the WMPG or something.


Chris
by ChrisAttebery
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Budget touch probe options?
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Budget touch probe options?

I finally received the NIB MP3 yesterday. The calibration sheet was dated 1996. I measured the resistance across the pins and it was around 120 Ohms. It’s alive! I mounted one of the cheap probes and got it centered in about 5 minutes. I opened up ProbeAppV2 and tried out a few different routines, 3...