DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

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Doug
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DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Doug » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:04 pm

I have successfully retrofitted two DynaMyte 2400 CNC Mills with Buildbotics CNC Controllers. There seems to be quite a bit of interest in this topic, so I created a How-To video to describe how it's done. The video is available on Youtube at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcufoZNXkto

A script with the full text of the video along with images used in the video is attached.

I think the script will make a useful reference document for anyone that decides to duplicate my efforts.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by tadol » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:47 pm

It was fun running it thru its paces today - I think this is gonna be a fantastic retrofit for all Dyna Myte mill owners out there!

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Doug » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Joe and I are still working out a few kinks. We should have it back to you soon.

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Shindog » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Really, looking forward to getting my DM2400 running G-code. It's been a long time sitting idly in the corner. Time to dust it off again!

--shindog

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Shindog » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:39 am

So I FINALLY got around to dusting off the DM2400, gutting the electronics & getting the BB controller wired in.

I'd purchased an ASUS VT168H touchscreen monitor, only to discover there is no "monitor" port on the back of my BB controller (serial # 000021) YIKES!

I REALLY like the one idea of a touchscreen monitor at the machine - would the HDMI be accessible inside the controller? Or...?

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Shindog » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:45 am

Back of my controller.

Guess I was too early to the party?
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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Doug » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:11 pm

Yes, we weren't bringing out the monitor port to the back of the controller for the first few months. The port is available on the Raspberry PI and if you managed to get a hole through the back of the controller, you could plug directly into the RPI.

I haven't heard much from you. How is your system working out?

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Shindog » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:56 am

Yeah, I went ahead and open it up & got monitor connected inside. Only spent a few minutes on it, but when I turned everything on, I only saw the boot up sequence (lots of text scrolling) rather than the BB logo. It ended with a login prompt. Do I need to set something to get the interface to present on the monitor?

Making slow progress - but at least I am now back in the shop somewhat. BB controller had remained in its original shipping box until just a week ago! Yeah, 2-1/2 years, just to unbox it!!

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Doug » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:49 pm

You probably need to upgrade the software.

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Re: DynaMyte 2400 retrofit HowTo Video

Post by Shindog » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:41 am

Hmm... It's running v0.4.14 - with a checkmark next to it on the web interface: this indicates "latest version" -- correct? Or were you referring to something else?

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