LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

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There are plenty of Break out boards to choose from when setting up a CNC system. Here’s a very low lost CNC breakout board that can be had from ebay for about five bucks with free shipping from China. I have one on my demo/setup board (everyone needs one of those) and the board works . . . → Read More: LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

LinuxCNC Joystick Pendant Control

I finally got my joystick controller setup for LinuxCNC and my mill. I put the setup into a Microsoft Word Doc and it can be downloaded here or viewed below… I copied this from John Thornton and others, but I used my notes and example so I could figure it out in 6 months or . . . → Read More: LinuxCNC Joystick Pendant Control

Mill & Lathe Coordinate System

This is from the manuals and sometimes I need reminding of the coordinate system used for a mill and definitely a lathe. I find this to be a good reference that I seem to misplace… I originally had a link to the linuxcnc documentation, but the links changed. Check out the website for . . . → Read More: Mill & Lathe Coordinate System

Supermax moving with LinuxCNC!

Finally! After several years of wanting to retro-fit my Supermax mill, here’s a simple video of motion using LinuxCNC.

I did have some issues Tuning and plan to update that at some point, but this was a success in it’s own (at least I thought so!).


LinuxCNC Rigid Tapping Encoder Mount??

I finally got my mill running and it would be a good idea to add an encoder to the spindle to use the rigid tapping feature in LinuxCNC. I really like Jon Elson’s method of putting Photo-eyes ‘in’ his Bridgeport head to monitor the speed & position of the bull gear, but that seems like . . . → Read More: LinuxCNC Rigid Tapping Encoder Mount??

Hodge-podge of LinuxCNC Info

HTML File Archive for Manuals and Commands. GREAT SOURCE for info!

Arguments for using LinuxCNC: Great write-up for LinuxCNC by Viesturs on CNCZone. PCW (Peter Wallace from Mesa) also has some remarks earlier in the post.

Why RTLinux? Information not from LinuxCNC on real time OS info.

EMC Internals – This is a Great Graphical . . . → Read More: Hodge-podge of LinuxCNC Info

Anilam A10 Encoder Pinout Wiring similar to Anilam SENC 125?

I’m having trouble finding the pin-out for an Anilam A10 encoder. I’m researching retrofitting my SuperMax mill that is controlled by an Anilam Crusader M controller with LinuxCNC. Apparently, there are two versions of the A10 encoder, I have the one with a Red (and silver) sticker vs. a Black and Silver Encoder. The Anilam . . . → Read More: Anilam A10 Encoder Pinout Wiring similar to Anilam SENC 125?

Search various Machining Sites via Google

Here is a list of sites for machining that I find useful and a way to search them using the Google. This method is a Google search feature and can be used on ANY site. I have used it to search Allied Electronics ( with better success than their website search engine.

site: anilam . . . → Read More: Search various Machining Sites via Google