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Offline JB Griffin

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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 08:44:43 am »
Ga, I like the setworks upgrade. If you were to make a replacement or fix for those of us with the old setworks I would gladly test it out for you. My setworks has quit and I can't see paying $700+ for a new encoder with a display that's on the fritz.
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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 07:51:02 pm »
I do have plans to do something and I will keep you in mind JB.

One reason I took on this project was I hoped to be able to increase the head UP/Down speed.  Several years ago I played around with putting a larger pulley (AK32, same as on Super mills) on the lift motor and it did speed up the head by about 50% but I couldn't get the SimpleSet to work accurately at that speed. 


 
AK32 pulley next to stock AK22 pulley.

The new setworks controller has plenty of adjustability that should allow it to operate at a wide range of speeds, but I had not tested it yet at anything but the "Standard" speed.    I got the chance to try the larger pulley again today and after some tweaking of the settings...

...I'd say it's working pretty good!  The head is dropping at about 2"/sec.

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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 09:59:54 pm »
If the head drops at 2" per sec.....Thats moving!
I'm thinking......

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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 09:48:12 am »
"If"!  Do you doubt me sir?  :snowball:
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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2017, 12:07:38 pm »
NO SIR!!
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2017, 02:23:15 pm »
Sorry Danny, didn't mean to scare anyone.  I sometimes forget just how intimidating I can be. ::) 
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2017, 04:20:37 pm »
"If"!  Do you doubt me sir?  :snowball:

Talk about putting somebody in "Goat Mode".  :D :D :D :D :D
I'm thinking......

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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2017, 09:56:24 pm »
"If"!  Do you doubt me sir?  :snowball:

Talk about putting somebody in "Goat Mode".  :D :D :D :D :D


Goat Mode is a trademark pending term so don't be using it too loosely otherwise I might could charge ya for it lol
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:30 pm »
Ga, whats the setworks reading off of to know where the bed is, the dro?
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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2017, 09:24:58 am »
"Two inches per second"

That's the same speed at which your coffee drops after you swallow it in the morning!  :laugh:

No doubt! :D :D :D
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Re: Setworks Project...your input is requested
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2017, 09:37:23 am »
Ga, whats the setworks reading off of to know where the bed is, the dro?

I was wondering the same thing....how do you "home" the vertical position on start up?  Is there a limit switch at the bottom of the travel like on a machine tool?....drop down to the limit switch and then continue to a set point on the encoder?

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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2017, 09:08:30 pm »
Sorry 4x4, you were too late trademarking "Goat Mode".  I checked the ofishial govment website and you were no where to be found.  So it is mine.  GOAT MODE coming to a setworks near you.  Video to follow  ;D.

JB & D6c--  The blade position routine tracks the blade by counting encoder revolutions (full and partial revs), adding and subtracting as the head moves up and down.  There is a "Calibrate Blade Height" function similar to the Accuset2...move the blade to 10" (I chose 10 instead of 12 cuz the math is easier :laugh:) and press and hold the secret button.  The encoder count is then reset to the correct rev count for 10", which is the encoder gear ratio x 10" (10.640 x 10 = 106.400revs) .  There is an interrupt routine that is triggered on power-down that saves the current blade position to EEPROM.  This saved value is reloaded into the blade height variable on power-up, so the blade position is retained .  In theory the blade height should never have to calibrated again after the first time.  In theory.   

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2017, 03:26:44 am »
Most impressive.
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2017, 06:59:02 am »
How does it save to eeprom if power is lost?
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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2017, 02:14:42 pm »
When the +12V supply falls below a certain level, the interrupt is tripped, giving a short window to save the values before the +5V (LDO) regulator drops out. 
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« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 04:28:47 pm »
When the +12V supply falls below a certain level, the interrupt is tripped, giving a short window to save the values before the +5V (LDO) regulator drops out. 
I wish I would have thought of that. I programmed mine to save to eeprom after every command. And eeprom has a limited read/write life, so your way is much better.
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