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by Doug
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Vectric Post Processor
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Vectric Post Processor

Thanks for pointing this out, Mick. The correct link is:

https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... -processor

I also corrected the first posting that you responded to.
by Doug
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Vectric Post Processor
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Vectric Post Processor

Vectric has created a Post Processor for the Buildbotics Controller. It will be included in future releases of their products. For existing and older Vectric products, you can get it from github at https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbotics-vectric-post-processor . Please report your experiences wit...
by Doug
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Fusion 360 Post Processor
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Fusion 360 Post Processor

We have a post processor for Fusion 360 on GitHub. You can get it at https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... on360-post . Please report any problems you encounter in this forum.
by Doug
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Enable Stepper Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Enable Stepper Motors

We do not have a command to do this. However, all the motors get tuned off when the machine goes into estop. You could click the estop button. Beware that estop clears all position information so you will have to re-home the machine after the estop clears.
by Doug
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Do away with "offset"
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Do away with "offset"

I have submitted a new issue on github asking for this change. You can see the issue (and add to it if you like) on github. The issue can be viewed at the following link.

https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-f ... issues/227

Doug
by Doug
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Curious what is new with V 4.8
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Curious what is new with V 4.8

We maintain a change log at the following address: https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-firmware/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md It's a bit cryptic. One thing that you may notice is that the offsets displayed make more since. Previously, after running a program where probing was involved, the offsets woul...
by Doug
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: I second adding macro buttons, and one more idea
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: I second adding macro buttons, and one more idea

Thanks for your excellent suggestions. We will consider these improvements in a future upgrade.
by Doug
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How does probing work?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: How does probing work?

Thanks for pointing out these mistakes. In the original post, I was mistakenly saying that G90 was incremental mode and G91 was absolute mode. The reverse is true and I made those corrections in the original post. I also tried to use G70 to push the program state in the example program. M70 is the c...
by Doug
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Curious what is new with V 4.8
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Curious what is new with V 4.8

0.4.8 is mostly bug fixes. Here's what's in it. * A red thermometer display is shown if the Raspberry Pi gets too warm. In addition, the Raspberry Pi temperature is now displayed in the "Indicators" tab on the "Control Page. * Version 0.4.6 introduced a problem that caused the Raspberry Pi to be exc...
by Doug
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Limit Switches
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Limit Switches

Any limit switch that provides a contact closure will do the trick. The limit switch inputs on the Buildbotics Controller are just TTL compatible gates that are pulled high to 3.3Volts. The switch contacts just connect that output to ground. I like the magnetic proximity sensors like these https://w...