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by Doug
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: PWM Laser
Replies: 8
Views: 9551

Re: PWM Laser

The laser is configured by selecting PWM Spindle on the "Tool" page. Here are some starting settings: tool-reversed: unchecked max-spin: I use 255, but the main thing is that this needs to be the same as the maximum value that will be assigned by your CAD/CAM system. This is given with an S Command ...
by Doug
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 0.4.12 released
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Re: Version 0.4.12 released

Mick, In reference to your Jan 28, 2020 entry. I have put in at "Bug Report" on github on the issue of the browser disconnecting during a "Bug Report". The issue can be found on github at https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-firmware/issues/246 . We do not have the fix scheduled but at least it's o...
by Doug
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 0.4.12 released
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Re: Version 0.4.12 released

Yes, if the post processor injects an 'M7' or an 'M8', a load indicator will come on. This will usually happen if you have 'coolant' or 'mist' turned on in your CAD/CAM program.
by Doug
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: error apt --fix-broken install
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

Re: error apt --fix-broken install

Why do you want to install vim-gtk?
by Doug
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 0.4.12 released
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

Re: Version 0.4.12 released

Ok Mick, We really hadn't intended for you to run a bug report while a job is running. Thanks for pointing this out. When I get your bug repot, I'll look it over and try to reproduce the problem. I suspect there are several things you could do while running a job that would cause the job to stop. Th...
by Doug
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Unable to set soft limit to a negative number.
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

Re: Unable to set soft limit to a negative number.

Sorry,

I still don't quite understand when or how you get the error. What field are you trying to update when you get the error and exactly what value are you trying to put into the field?
by Doug
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: End stop kills setup.
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Re: End stop kills setup.

If you have homed your machine properly, you should never hit a limit switch. You have to configure your soft limits so that the machine will stop before getting to the limit switch. If you do that and then home the machine, the BB Controller software will prevent you from hitting the switch.
by Doug
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How do you enter a pause in a gcode program
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Re: How do you enter a pause in a gcode program

This has been requested by another user as well. Your second will help boost its priority. You can see the original request on github at:
https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-f ... issues/189
by Doug
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Variable Frequency Drives
Topic: Omron MX2 Series VFD's
Replies: 0
Views: 5693

Omron MX2 Series VFD's

Support for Omron MX2 Series VFD's is available in the Buildbotics software version 0.4.13-rc2 and later.

As of 1/26/20, 0.4.13-rc2 is available for download on request, but is not fully tested. Official 0.4.13 will be coming soon.
by Doug
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: One topic per posting
Replies: 0
Views: 5674

One topic per posting

One goal of this forum is to allow users to easily find the specific information they are seeking. This can be confusing when there are questions and answers on multiple subjects in a single posting.

Please create separate topics for different subjects.