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    Re: Centroid Acorn experiences?

    I switched from Mach 3 to the acorn. I do agree with you that Mach 3 has more features and is more customizable. However the acorn actually works, So far it does what it is told with no weird stuff...
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    Re: Centroid Acorn experiences?

    I converted a Novakon mill to an acorn this summer. I have not used it a lot but from what testing I have done so far it has run flawlessly. I switched over from mach 3. I think the conversion was...
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    Re: Fusion Terms of Service

    Looks like the free ride is over, It was a good run while it lasted.
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    Re: Tool Changer for a Torus Pro

    I thought I wanted a toolchanger. Using the power draw bar made me realize I did not. All it takes is a chip getting on the spindle and there goes your Z height. Probably could arrange an air blast...
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    Re: Mixed up tools and height offsets

    Its solved. I went into the Fusion 360 post processor for centroid and turned off the "preload tool" option. It no longer outputs the extra tool command. Since I already manually deleted the lines I...
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    Re: Mixed up tools and height offsets

    Thanks for the help guys. I did some experimenting today. My machine does not support precall I don't have a tool changer. Too much $$$ for me at this point. I deleted the precall lines 35 and 115...
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    Re: Spindle rebuild NM-135

    ok I was sitting in the shop and remembered this thread. Pushing hard on the spindle I get about .001" of deflection. I did adjust the bearings a while back because I had a lot of spindle runout. If...
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    Re: Mixed up tools and height offsets

    Thanks breezy.

    Looks like I should look for a setting in the centroid control then.
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    Mixed up tools and height offsets

    I noticed today that I was getting a mixed tool number and height offsets. I get a T2 H3 then a T3 H2. Obviously this wont work. The code calls the correct tool number then on the next line calls for...
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    Re: Spindle rebuild NM-135

    How hard are you pushing on the spindle? I have a torus pro and it deflects with what I consider light pressure. I have not measured how much lately though.
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    Re: Jerky movement with Mach3 and Mastercam

    Do you have "exact stop" turned on in mach 3? Exact stop can cause pauses in movement.
  12. Re: Acorn/Beagle Board Green. GROVE I2C output for i/o expansion

    Ok I was just curious. I live in the opposite side of the country now. I lived on the north end of your island years ago. I spent 2 years in Port Hardy. There is some sort of expansion board in the...
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    Drewtronics CNC probe

    Hello All:

    I was looking for a probe for my cnc mill a while back and like most was having a tough time justifying $1000 plus for a probe. I did some searching around and found a probe by a...
  14. Re: Acorn/Beagle Board Green. GROVE I2C output for i/o expansion

    Must be some sort of error. I don't think they care on the centroid acorn site if you have one of their products or not. I joined before I had one. What part of Canada are you in?
  15. Re: Acorn/Beagle Board Green. GROVE I2C output for i/o expansion

    From what I can recall its overdue for release so anytime. Centroid has its own support forum specifically for the acorn. I would ask questions there. You are more likely to get a response.
  16. Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    Its now fully wired in and everything is tested and working. I used to have some issues with the acorn not connecting if it was turned on before the computer. That is no longer the case. (Not sure...
  17. Re: Mach3 errors / crashes after trying to set steps

    Probably for the best. I think some people just luck out on their hardware setup. I have an older computer as well that it did work on ok.
  18. Re: Mach3 errors / crashes after trying to set steps

    When you say you click save are you pressing enter first? I'm going by memory because I got rid of Mach 3 a while back. When you enter the data you have to click enter after every change. If you...
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    Re: Dunedin NZ smal job needed

    I have a CNC mill and lathe. The lathe is not operational yet. I recently bought a manual lathe to go along with them. I thought there was no need for a manual lathe but I think now it will be a...
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    Re: Dunedin NZ smal job needed

    I think what Rcaffin was getting at is that tubes are hollow and not solid. You probably mean you have a round bar. Cutting down a tube the amount you mention would be a huge reduction. There would...
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    Re: So this is what happened.

    Congratulations on getting your acorn running. Its a good feeling when you get a computer to move a machine like you want it to. I am in the early stages of testing an acorn but it seems to be...
  22. Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    I remembered wrong. It was the 6 pin connector to the motherboard I left disconnected. It seems to make no difference though. The power draw bar works without it. I'm expecting the new power supply...
  23. Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    I did get the power draw bar hooked up. I got the two connectors hooked up that you mentioned those were the logical ones. The one that I was confused about is the 8 pin one that goes to the...
  24. Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    I got the Y axis calibrated and also the probe tip. Numbers are better but not perfect. I think its a problem with my measuring system I need to set up something better for testing. Worst case was...
  25. Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    I bought the one with the 3/8" shank. I then put it into an TTS holder that I had here. I don't see the benefit in getting one already in a TTS holder its cheaper to go the route I did. Possibly the...
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