Sumitron Build pt 2
08 19 2011
Tomorrow. Tear it all down do final welds grind and paint reassemble. Will start the z too.
Sunday finish z.
Monday start wiring.
08 21 2011
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09 02 2011
Bad… emc reads ahead… no way to generate gcode on the fly so far as I can tell … need to look into it more.
Good… as long as the drawings are made in advance works great… I will send details later.
I’ll dig around too. Knowing how the ai works gives me toms of ideas for primitives
OK, finally time to get away.
We’re OK for the show as-is. I need to generate several hundred drawings and load them onto the sumitron. Sumitron will queue them up at random, keeping a log of what’s been painted in order to avoid duplication.
To be honest I’m more concerned with the longer term impacts resulting from the inability to generate AI style gcode within emc. I’m sure we can resolve the issue but it is a concern.
As for the show, I say we just fudge a little bit and say they are as we intended. The result is the same.
I did about 4 or 5 drawings after determining the trouble… I was getting 30+ inches of brush travel. The drawings go fast. Some minor quibbles with level in the drawing “pan”. closer to the back of the machine and if you’re standing behind it to the right is maybe 1/8″ higher than the opposite away and left from back. Pretty god damn close for eye balling it.
Hmmm, what else.. oh yeah before I figured out that emc wouldnt read generated gcode in loop I had already determined that the matter was ill fated — the fractal based backgrounds were taking over 2 minutes to generate on that old pc. i hacked it to dumb them down but actually i’m glad it will paint the higher quality “canned” drawings.
bottom line enjoy some r&r and see you tuesday i;ll be ready. And we definitely need that extra weight on the wood axis enclosure.
It’s AI as far as I am concerned. Got my haircut thursday ran into a programer guy from the old days. He said I read your building a new machine. Didn’t ask him where he read it…
09 05 2011
See you in the am 10ish… I’ll call when I leave Lincoln.
monitor kybd etc.
Any thing else???
09 07 2011
hope you are back on your feet – time to start on the SF ptg!!!!