Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev14 is now available for testing!

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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

Post by Maker1970 »

zz0122 wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Maker1970 wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:46 pm Getting ready for the big laser install.


20201223_104240.jpg
How do you wire all those 4 wires?
There is a control board that gets connected to the laser where the power supply goes to also. From that is the 2 wires for the pwm. I have to firgure out how I am going to handle the wiring as it is designed for a much small machine. Mine has a 5'x10' table.

I scored a new used controller pc today based on the recommendations.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174570931864
Doesn't need to be pretty, just work.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

Post by ShawnM »

That PC will be perfect for a CNC PC and meets all the specs and it’ll be plenty fast. The ones I buy for retrofits are the same only the USFF chassis. Add a 22-24 inch monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse and you’ll be good to go. :mrgreen:
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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ShawnM wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:45 pm That PC will be perfect for a CNC PC and meets all the specs and it’ll be plenty fast. The ones I buy for retrofits are the same only the USFF chassis. Add a 22-24 inch monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse and you’ll be good to go. :mrgreen:
I believe you. I spent 3 days doing research and I can't find a more affordable combination that fits the bill. Most efficient for the money.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Is anyone else having troubles with loading the new Router version? I had 4.5 installed and working fine. I did the name change on my cncm to save it. I install new Router version and can never get it to connect to Acorn board. So I deleted the new installed cncm directory and install 5.4.9 Mill and loads just fine but can never get router version to work for some reason. I can still change the name of my old cncm and works properly.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

Post by kd7hgt »

RogDC wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:34 pm Planning on testing my son's Laser Ink from Kickstarter in the next day or two.

Are there any Centroid Specific commands or Post Processor to change from spindle control to the laser PWM?

Has anyone run test laser G-Code files other than the test laser programs included with the Beta? Looking to use Vectric Laser Plug In or Lightburn to generate G-Code laser files.
I agree. I have been able to burn the test flag and logo but can not figure out V-Carve with laser upgrade post processor. I am stuck also.
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Sword wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:09 am Vectric's Aspire with the laser add on.
What Post Procrssor are you using with Vetric and laser add on?
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Post by Sword »

Just answered your PM, but I'll post it here too. ;)

I used the standard Centroid Inch post and customized it for laser use. I have some custom stuff in it, but you can give it a try if you want. It has a laser file warning message at the beginning and an option to set PWM velocity modulation on or off. It removes the Z axis motion in the body of the file, but allows the beginning and ending Z moves. It also sets G64 OFF (no smoothing) and resets it to precision router at the end. It creates log files that are appended with a time and date stamp that I use sometimes for future references.

Give it a try and read through the generated code before you run a file. It's been working well for me, but I'll likely make some changes as I settle in with the laser and my usage.

Scott
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

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Sword wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:22 pm Just answered your PM, but I'll post it here too. ;)

I used the standard Centroid Inch post and customized it for laser use. I have some custom stuff in it, but you can give it a try if you want. It has a laser file warning message at the beginning and an option to set PWM velocity modulation on or off. It removes the Z axis motion in the body of the file, but allows the beginning and ending Z moves. It also sets G64 OFF (no smoothing) and resets it to precision router at the end. It creates log files that are appended with a time and date stamp that I use sometimes for future references.

Give it a try and read through the generated code before you run a file. It's been working well for me, but I'll likely make some changes as I settle in with the laser and my usage.

Scott
Worked on first try!! Love the messages you put in there. I need to make a small change for my machine but Thank you!
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

Post by Sword »

Great, glad it worked for ya!
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Re: Acorn CNC12 v4.59 Public BETA rev12 is now available for testing!

Post by GBCues »

Never mind - operator error :cry:
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