Show me your Custom VCP's!

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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

Post by midiman310 »

Here's mine for my hobby mill. Still a work in progress.
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

Post by johnsattuk »

Would love to see a VCP similar to the Estlcam controller. Muli-speed jogging buttons very simple layout, very easy to use, very easy to teach non-technichal people to use.
Unfortunately way past my skill set to generate
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

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johnsattuk wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:21 am Would love to see a VCP similar to the Estlcam controller. Muli-speed jogging buttons very simple layout, very easy to use, very easy to teach non-technichal people to use.
Unfortunately way past my skill set to generate
can you share an image of it?
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

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Estlcam control panel.jpg
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

Post by S-K Machine »

Hello all.
I am in the process of converting my machine over to the allin1.
I did my bench testing and setup already and I am now mounting and wiring the control.
Before I broke it down from bench testing, I figured I would setup the control panel which was fairly easy to understand from keiths video.

But here is where I need some help.
There are buttons for set x 0 and set z 0 but not a set y 0. There is a set xy 0 but not a y by itself.
I did try and copy the xml from the z , renamed it and changed the button with inkscape, but it did not work.
I do see that some of you guys have a set y 0 button and I would like to know how you did it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

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I do see that some of you guys have a set y 0 button and I would like to know how you did it.
Just assign Macro M26 to the button you want.

So " M26 /Y " should do it.

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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

Post by cnckeith »

read up in the operator M and G code chapters....m26 is setting the machine coordinate system., typically a Y0 button on the VCP will set a Work Coordinate position.

the CNC12 operator manual, vcp manual and macro manual are all located in the All Acorn documentation link here... they contain everything you need to create a macro and a custom button.

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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

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typically a Y0 button on the VCP will set a Work Coordinate position.
Yeah, I used "G92 Y0" inside of the mfunc56 macro for my VCP M56 button to set Y0. I had since updated the button graphic to say Set Y0. Same with the M55 button for X and M57 button for Z.
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

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Just added two new zeroing buttons as I added a laser to my z axis which is not in-line with the spindle center. When I hit the Laser X 0 or Laser Y 0, it sets 0 with the offset of the laser (IE it sets zero at spindle center where the laser dot is).
Kind of hack but the laser cost me like $15 and the VCP change took like 20 minutes.
(sorry the pic is rotated... it isn't on my computer and when I click to enlarge it isn't rotated either)
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Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

Post by ShawnM »

RichMaple wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:05 pm Just added two new zeroing buttons as I added a laser to my z axis which is not in-line with the spindle center. When I hit the Laser X 0 or Laser Y 0, it sets 0 with the offset of the laser (IE it sets zero at spindle center where the laser dot is).
Kind of hack but the laser cost me like $15 and the VCP change took like 20 minutes.
(sorry the pic is rotated... it isn't on my computer and when I click to enlarge it isn't rotated either)
Love the buttons and it looks great. Just curious why 2 buttons? I have mine setup like this, I press the "Laser Zero" button on the VCP and the laser comes on and the Z axis moves to the proper height for sharp focus of the laser crosshair on the spoil board. Then I created a message that pops up on the screen that says "Jog laser cross hairs to desired part X0 Y0 position. Press CYCLE START to set X0 Y0". I simply jog the laser to part zero and when I press cycle start the laser shuts off and the X and Y move the programmed offset for my machine to part zero and the Z axis moves to the home position at the top. Just curious why one axis at a time.
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