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    Here is zip for screen graphics that needs to be copied to bitmap test screens

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    Big-tex, excuse my ignorance as I’ve have not install Earnie’s version yet, but yours seems the next step .
    I have a concern where I would appreciate you guiding me;
    With you set-up, could we still have the automatic side calibration ( X & Y ) as with Earnie’s brass tube example ? ( side to side & then front to back to compute the “ X – zero “ spot )
    I don’t intend to use laser X-hair, so, a contact tube and a polycarbonate base w/x-hair seems the next best thing…if only your improvement can replace it !!
    Thanks in advance, Robert



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    Options you are talking about still remain, that was objective of my set not to eliminate what was already working just add some new features.



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    Ha !!...Thanks for confirming, now I “capish”



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    Default update..

    Thanks again Big-Tex,
    your updates are great

    Gadget



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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget47 View Post
    Thanks again Big-Tex,
    your updates are great

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    Thanks for kind words, it was my time to contribute to community.
    After all its about sharing and helping each other.



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    I guess there will be next ver as my friends testers requested additional change.
    Work in progress and improvements continue.



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    Default Mach Settings?

    Big-Tex I have just started to try and set up a tool touch probe. But I am unsure of the settings that I need to have set in Mach, Ports & Pins Ect.
    I try to run the script but the z-axis will not probe down to look for the input from the touch plate. Also how do you have the touch plate wired in the controller. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

    Tom



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    Probe is wired to limit on your BOB, it helps if your spindle/router is grounded.
    As for pins you need to set it up in Config/Ports and pins under probe set correct pin as per your BOB. Once you got it all wired touch plate to your tool in the spindle and see if green LED lights up on Mach 3 screen on probes section on the right side of screen.
    Good luck to you.



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    great job guys, I was hope planing on just doing this my self in the future,

    Few questions..

    how well is the script documented, ie if we like to tweek it to meet are needs.
    I to like the fixed fixed touch off pad idea as metion in video and will then milled flush to the spoil brd.... but I also like to add the double touch off feature to make there no switch bouce or error during touch off just like the smart tool, it peace of mind the machine hasent developed it own mind set.

    the next thing to develop is lath option. for center to center of turning....

    great job thanks for sharing...
    any video of laser version?



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    Quote Originally Posted by eloid View Post
    great job guys, I was hope planing on just doing this my self in the future,

    Few questions..

    how well is the script documented, ie if we like to tweek it to meet are needs.
    I to like the fixed fixed touch off pad idea as metion in video and will then milled flush to the spoil brd.... but I also like to add the double touch off feature to make there no switch bouce or error during touch off just like the smart tool, it peace of mind the machine hasent developed it own mind set.

    the next thing to develop is lath option. for center to center of turning....

    great job thanks for sharing...
    any video of laser version?

    No no video on it yet, I have been busy with regular job and producing and design out of my garage. I have one more modification to do as requested by Art, mostly graphics. Then I will do video with all options and improvements included.



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    Hi, can someone please help I am trying to install the metric version of the big tex screen set. I have installed the blue screen from Mach then load Big Tex ver 2 inch screen set and changed the bitmap in MachTestScreens. Now when i try to load screen, mach is looking only for .set files but i think the metric file has been saved as a txt files. I have changed the file extension to .set and saved it, but this didn't work. Any information on this matter would be gratefully received

    Kind regards

    Dale

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