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by Doug
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Fusion 360 Post Processor
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Fusion 360 Post Processor

Actually, I am going on a backpacking trip from Tuesday through Thursday, so It would have to be Friday. Also, I am not familiar with a "Teams Meeting". Is it hard to set up? I know how to do google hangout. I am also available tomorrow (Sunday). For the radius compensation error, the BB Controller ...
by Doug
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Fusion 360 Post Processor
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Fusion 360 Post Processor

OK, I created a new post processor. It's titled buildbotics_jet.cps and is now on github. Please try this out and let me know how far you get. It is made for laser cutting, but I think plasma and waterjet will work the same. I apologize for this trial and error process, but I don't have access to Fu...
by Doug
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Fusion 360 Post Processor
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Fusion 360 Post Processor

Sorry about that, I had an error in my program change. I have loaded a new version to github. Please try this new version.
by Doug
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Fusion 360 Post Processor
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Fusion 360 Post Processor

I modified the post processor and uploaded it to github. Please pull it down and try it out. I am not able to test this change. Please let me know if it gets F360 past the error and whether the code works correctly. The purpose of this function is to turn the power off during rapid moves. The BB Con...
by Doug
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Dry Contact Spindle
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Dry Contact Spindle

Here's how to use pin 15 to control the high power load outputs. This method will work for either or both. 1. On the tool page, select PWM spindle, set 'tool-enable-mode' to 'lo-hi', and save your work. 2. On the I/O page, change the load output that you want to use to 'disabled'. This allows the lo...
by Doug
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Dry Contact Spindle
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Dry Contact Spindle

Both can be done. But first, can you explain why you don't want to use pin 15 (tool-enable)?
by Doug
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: CNC Machine Retrofits
Topic: Recommended z touch probe
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Recommended z touch probe

I hope you will report back on the results with this probe. A short video would be excellent.
by Doug
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New video for connecting a VFD and Spindle
Replies: 0
Views: 10

New video for connecting a VFD and Spindle

We made a new video that shows how to connect a VFD and Spindle to your CNC machine. Buildbotics make it really easy. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKGYueZQXsk
by Doug
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Dry Contact Spindle
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Dry Comtact Spindle

M7 turns on L1, M8 turns on L2, and M9 turns them both off. M7, M8, and M9 are normally used for controlling coolant and mist. The L1 and L2 ports on the back panel of the BB Controller are high power outputs. When turned on, they will present the power supply voltage. They can supply a lot of curre...
by Doug
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Overheat Notifications
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Overheat Notifications

Your message was fine. I wanted your serial number because we started putting heat sinks on the Raspberry Pi's at around serial number 110. The heat sink is a big chunk of aluminum that is connected to the RPi with thermal tape and is in thermal contact with the lid of the enclosure using thermal gr...