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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegasman
    I use mach3 to run the probe and my machine. The digitizing wizard in mach3 works good
    when probing the writing on the wrench it comes down in the z axes and records the position
    that’s all I’ve done with it so fare it will activate going in the XYZ position.
    Was just sharing what I made with every one who mite want to play with a probe but don’t have the money for it or the time to make a fancy one.
    And I can't tell you how much we appreciate guys like you who share your adventures I would have never thought this was possible to make a probe yourself

    thank you

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    That was a pretty cool demo for SW07 .. I watched about 2/3 of it as I dont have the fastest connection - too bad SW is so over the hill $wise.



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    Hay Chronon1 I made the probe to make some tale light covers for my truck just one of my projects that might get done or maybe not.



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    I'm not sure if I missed thae answer or not, but have the same question:

    Does the probe need horizontal switching as well as verticle?

    Phil, Still too many interests, too many projects, and not enough time!!!!!!!!
    Vist my websites - http://pminmo.com & http://millpcbs.com


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    hay Phil I like your site

    Does the probe need horizontal switching as well as verticle?
    not sheer what you mean but it will activate going in the x and y direction when it hits something
    and when its going down in the z direction.

    I can make it’s. it's the explaining that gets me all you know what.

    john



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    John,

    Nice job on the probe, the machine I run at work has a Renishaw probe on it. It is pretty much what you have made here.

    I was curious to know how much a Renishaw probe would cost (I found this on Ebay)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Renishaw-Probe-M...QQcmdZViewItem

    So, you know If it cost around $1,000.00 on Ebay. It would cost more If bought new from a Renishaw dealer.

    I think this would be a nice addition to any DIY 3-Axis router table.

    Good Job!


    Jerry

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    John,

    I've got a question for you, since you said, you are running this probe with the Mach Control.

    Does the Mach Control have a parameter in it to compensate the thickness of the stylus (In the "X" & "Y" direction)?

    Example: If the probe is used to find the edge of a workpiece, will "Mach" take the thickness of the stylus and divide that by 2, so that I get the actual edge of the workpiece (and not an offset edge) ?

    Thanks,

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    Jerry

    im no pro at this it’s just a hobby I like making things I looked at the manual for mach it looks like you can do it but I cant tell you how.
    You’d be better off asking in the mach forum.

    Sorry john



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    Jerry I can answer you mach3 compensation question tomorrow......I hope!

    Mike

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    I can answer you mach3 compensation question tomorrow......I hope!
    Thanks, Mike






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    Forgive me if you've already mentioned this somewhere and I missed it, but I'm wondering where the wires go that leave the probe? How do they interface with the computer?

    Thanks,
    Jason



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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnbrgg View Post
    Forgive me if you've already mentioned this somewhere and I missed it, but I'm wondering where the wires go that leave the probe? How do they interface with the computer?

    Thanks,
    Jason
    You need to run them to one of the inputs on your controller then set your software to tell it this input is a probe.
    Paul



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