View Full Version : My Mikini got probed

01-13-2012, 08:57 PM
Since Mikini's manual and help are very vague. I'll continue to make this a more productive machine on my own. I have finally got a working probe on my machine.

Here's a video..... :)

Mikini Probe Setup.wmv - YouTube (http://youtu.be/WDNm-zxwiOo)

I was going to try and attach a second parallel cable to the Mikini board and see if i could get the mpg working under Mach3, but, I'm very leery working with this fragile board, hence me adding a second breakout board.

I have also been thinking about a way to eliminate the main board and front panel completely. That's why i asked Mikini for the pinout of the db9 cable going to the spindle board. I can't see why it can't be done.

Another thought going through this old man's head, is a true RPM reading in Mach3. I'm thinking of adding some type of opto sensor and disk to the motor......maybe a way to tap the pulse of one of the hall sensors......

One way or another, I will turn this mill into a dependable, first class machine...lol

01-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Nice work Pete looks good. I may do something like that too.