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by Skyler
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 8
Views: 7953

Re: 0-10v spindle control?

I got it working with a PWM to voltage converter, and a cheap 24 volt power adapter to power the converter. For anyone who wants to do the same, here is the converter and power adapter I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DY6PGWQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.a...
by Skyler
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 8
Views: 7953

Re: 0-10v spindle control?

Exciting!

Got it thanks.

Could you please advise on if there is an easy/cheap way to power it from the controller or if I'm better off getting a separate power supply/adapter?
by Skyler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Improved Inch Mode
Replies: 0
Views: 5885

Improved Inch Mode

It seems that the Buildbotics firmware is built around metric units, and the inch mode just converts things to inches. This provides a lot of functionallity in inches, but also results in the issues below: 1) The controller resolving to 0.001", which is rather limiting. It would be much better if it...
by Skyler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 8
Views: 7953

Re: 0-10v spindle control?

Would this work?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JT ... U0Q5Y99ZUG

Is there a good way of powering it through the controller or will I need a separate power supply?
by Skyler
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 8
Views: 7953

Re: 0-10v spindle control?

Great, thank you.

Nice, is this next batch going to be like a V2 controller? Or just some minor changes?
by Skyler
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Machine Profiles Button
Replies: 2
Views: 2525

Re: Machine Profiles Button

Thanks for your reply. Yes, and this works fine on a computer, but on my Amazon fire tablet the backup and restore buttons don't open any file selection window so it doesn't work on the tablet.
by Skyler
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Machine Profiles Button
Replies: 2
Views: 2525

Machine Profiles Button

This is pretty minor, but I think it would be nice to have saved machine profiles in the controllers memory that you can switch between quickly with buttons, a drop down, etc in the interface. This would be convenient when for example, I machine some features on my lathe, then move the part over to ...
by Skyler
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: 0-10v spindle control?
Replies: 8
Views: 7953

0-10v spindle control?

It seems like the Buildbotics control doesn't currently have a 0-10v output for spindle control? Is there a work around way to control a spindle system that needs such an input?
by Skyler
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Backlash compensation is a must have!
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

I couldn't agree more! I think adding features like this would really help the BB control be more widely adopted.
by Skyler
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: feed (speed) over ride
Replies: 2
Views: 2726

Re: feed (speed) over ride

I'll vote for it aswell. I'm sure not having this feature, among others, that Mach3 etc has has lost sales.

Adding a speed, feed, and rapid override feature would be a big deal for me. Either sliders or buttons for different percentage overrides like the Haas control would be great.