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  1. Again, the problem isn't the variable type - it's...

    Again, the problem isn't the variable type - it's the fact that a command to read data from disk is attempting to do things that are WAY outside the scope of what the command is apparently intended...
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    The system variables are listed on page 35 of the...

    The system variables are listed on page 35 of the programming handbook, with no illumination of their origin, so I don't know what manual you're looking at page 9 of. Also the "VA" command mentions...
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    What page? I can't believe I missed that. ...

    What page? I can't believe I missed that.

    Thanks..

    g.
  4. I know that it works fine if I do that. The...

    I know that it works fine if I do that. The problem is that an input statement shouldn't be interpreting data read from disk as if they were variables, let alone trying to perform a math operation...
  5. Weird behavior from the input (file read) statement...

    I'm trying to understand some very weird behavior I'm seeing in the INPUT # statement. I'm using v3.8.50 of the control software.

    Here's a test program:

    open "test.txt" for input as #1

    ...
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    Poll: Assigning strings without quotes...

    In the ShopBot Programming handbook, it shows the following example:


    &MyString = test string 'string variable without quotes

    How may of you folks actually assign strings without quotes? If...
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    System variables question...

    Are all the system variables "%(nn)" read-only? It /appears/ that way, but I wanted to know for sure. (When I make an assignment like "%(1) = 24.0625", the contents of %(1) don't change to reflect...
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    Thanks Bill! I kept thinking it was 100kgarages....

    Thanks Bill! I kept thinking it was 100kgarages. :)

    Michael, I used the licensed version of KisSlicer (http://www.kissslicer.com) to slice the model. I designed it using SolidWorks 2012.

    I've...
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    Thanks Bill. I wish I could remember where I got...

    Thanks Bill. I wish I could remember where I got the files. Having the wheel brackets makes me want to build the stools that were on the same site. :)

    g.
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    I printed them on a SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX v1...

    I printed them on a SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX v1 printer I've named "Orange Menace". I write their user & assembly manuals on a volunteer basis.

    Here's what the machine looked like right after I...
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    Thanks. Most of the stuff I print IS for...

    Thanks. Most of the stuff I print IS for practical use - and not for the printer itself. :)

    I got into 3D printing to support my cockpit building hobby, so that's where most of the parts go.
    ...
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    Old cart, new paint...

    I built one of the ShopBot computer carts many years ago and only finally got around to painting the poor thing. In the process I added some 3D printed brackets for the 2" steel casters I wanted to...
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    Adrian, how do you use that lithium grease...

    Adrian, how do you use that lithium grease without it getting everywhere? I've only ever seen it in spray cans.

    tnx.

    g.
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    I haven't had a chance to get it done. I only...

    I haven't had a chance to get it done. I only cut parts on Saturdays and I've got two more sheets of parts to cut - I don't want to fiddle with the machine until I've got everything for the current...
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    A plug for my favorite - the Rostock MAX v2:...

    A plug for my favorite - the Rostock MAX v2: http://www.seemecnc.com (I write the assembly manuals for them. :) )

    g.
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    Mine is due on Wednesday. :) g.

    Mine is due on Wednesday. :)

    g.
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    You're welcome! Good luck. It's an easy upgrade....

    You're welcome! Good luck. It's an easy upgrade.

    g.
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    It was actually $217 and change. :) The...

    It was actually $217 and change. :)

    The controller is separate from the board that holds the stepper drivers. That's why they can offer the upgrade at such a low price. It's a tiny little card. ...
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    Another vote for Centurion Tools. Not only is the...

    Another vote for Centurion Tools. Not only is the quality excellent, but the customer service is amazing.

    g.
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    Ordered. If it stops the com errors, it'll be...

    Ordered. If it stops the com errors, it'll be worth it. They don't happen very often, but when they do, it lays in wait for the worst possible moment. :)

    g.
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    Konrad, were there any settings you had to change...

    Konrad, were there any settings you had to change in order to work with the new controller?

    tnx.

    g.
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    Controller upgrad for 2007 PRT Alpha 96?

    I'm thinking about buying the $200 controller upgrade for my 2007 PRT Alpha 96 and I'm wondering if it brings enough to be worth the cost. I'm a hobbyist user, so I tend to be pretty cost sensitive....
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    I was rotating the cutter in the jaw of the...

    I was rotating the cutter in the jaw of the caliper. I'll do a test cut and see how it works.

    tnx.

    g.
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    Sanity check on aisle Onsrud!

    I've got a pair of Onsrud 64-025 cutters that I just purchased - they state the cutter diameter as .25, but my caliper tells me .235. Is there anyone here that has one they can check for me? I'm...
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    Thanks Nancy! g.

    Thanks Nancy!

    g.
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