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    Default Re: Centroid Acorn now available and is the real deal.

    I haven't looked closely at the communications with the acorn board, but I believe it interprets the g-code onboard so all this discussion about latency is a moot point. Maybe I'm wrong.



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    Default Re: Centroid Acorn now available and is the real deal.

    I am thinking about putting an Acorn on my next Dyna Myte 2400 lathe conversion. But I am not sure how to set up the Automatic Tool Changer/Rotary Turret for the different tools. Support seems to be from the user base mainly. That concerns me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC-Joe View Post
    I am thinking about putting an Acorn on my next Dyna Myte 2400 lathe conversion. But I am not sure how to set up the Automatic Tool Changer/Rotary Turret for the different tools. Support seems to be from the user base mainly. That concerns me.
    The next release of Acorn CNC12 software is supposed to include ATC setup as part of the "Wizard." I have no idea how it well it will work across all the different ATC types but since Dyna is pretty popular, it should work well. Me? I don't do long production runs & just use a standard QCTP & holders.

    The support from users is getting better & better now that more & more experienced users are switching from other systems and getting on board with the Acorn. The Centroid staff is great too! Don't think that there's no help from them...couldn't be farther from reality. Like my pappy used to say: "Son, ya' pays yer money & takes your choice!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC-Joe View Post
    I am thinking about putting an Acorn on my next Dyna Myte 2400 lathe conversion. But I am not sure how to set up the Automatic Tool Changer/Rotary Turret for the different tools. Support seems to be from the user base mainly. That concerns me.
    Before I made my decision to buy the acorn, it became pretty clear to me that many of the other choices on the market were doing amateur night. This one here was well sorted right out of the box. I plugged it in, wired it and it worked.



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    Default Re: Centroid Acorn now available and is the real deal.

    Thanks for the information, Milton. I'd love to be a beta tester for that software and get that second DynaMyte DM3000 running. (Ok there is always the thought of making a bar feeder for the lathe, too). One step at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC-Joe View Post
    I am thinking about putting an Acorn on my next Dyna Myte 2400 lathe conversion. But I am not sure how to set up the Automatic Tool Changer/Rotary Turret for the different tools. Support seems to be from the user base mainly. That concerns me.
    That will be a 1st. A 2400 lathe with a tool changer? ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastest1 View Post
    That will be a 1st. A 2400 lathe with a tool changer? ;-)


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    Sorry- I mis-spoke -it is a DM3000 lathe not the D2400 mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC-Joe View Post
    I am thinking about putting an Acorn on my next Dyna Myte 2400 lathe conversion. But I am not sure how to set up the Automatic Tool Changer/Rotary Turret for the different tools. Support seems to be from the user base mainly.
    That seems to be part of the deal, this hardware is being marketed as a DIY solution. Centorid still offers full support solutions so you do have options with them. In fact I can't think of too many companies that are now offering such a wide array of solutions, from hobby, to DIY, to fully supported. It is a very interesting move on their part and it will be interesting to see what the market looks like in 5 years.
    That concerns me.
    I think their goal is to offer up this hardware and software solution, like a lot of publicly supported solutions where the majority of the support is via user groups. Sort of similar to Linuxcnc, Machine Kit, GRBL and others.



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    Default Re: Centroid Acorn now available and is the real deal.

    Centroid has an active forum that offers tons of support . If that’s not enough, you can always pay for factory support by the hour. When I placed the order for my Acorn hardware I could have added an hour of factory phone support to my shopping cart. I think it was $90 per hour or something like that.


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    I would wait awhile before buying an acorn. My personal experience is enough you should wait until they get a bigger community going and a better support system. If you do know buy and if you have an issue that you chase it can suck away hours and hours in seeking help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Uguessedit View Post
    I would wait awhile before buying an acorn. My personal experience is enough you should wait until they get a bigger community going and a better support system. If you do know buy and if you have an issue that you chase it can suck away hours and hours in seeking help.
    Can you share what system you are personally using that has a better support system and doesn't suck away hours and hours seeking help if you're experiencing problems? Not trying to be argumentative; honestly I want to know what other system would be available so that if I personally have so much difficulty with my Acorns that I have to ditch them & move on to something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
    Can you share what system you are personally using that has a better support system and doesn't suck away hours and hours seeking help if you're experiencing problems? Not trying to be argumentative; honestly I want to know what other system would be available so that if I personally have so much difficulty with my Acorns that I have to ditch them & move on to something better.
    I’m not going to discuss the details it just wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s a neat platform with some nice attributes on a beaglebone bob. I have two systems here, a mill pro still stirring in the box new and an $800 digitizing bundle plus a mpg and an hour prepaid tech support. None of which I plan to keep. I’m going to spend the extra money and get a true closed loop industrial controller and call it a day. In fact for what I paid on the digitizing bundle I can probably get into a nice industrial system. Most likely Camsoft.



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