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Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Good question but I have no idea :lol3 I'll...

Good question but I have no idea :lol3

I'll just have to wait and see. I was thinking the same except the voltage would get higher closer to the work piece and lower further away.



When I...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
I'm going to finish the z-axis so it'll actually...

I'm going to finish the z-axis so it'll actually function.

I did some small tweaks: I only have it going to home once (when the Arduino powers up for the first time). Then, once it's finished...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By TeneRay
I had less than 50 miles on a brand new Anakee 2...

I had less than 50 miles on a brand new Anakee 2 before I picked up a freaking railroad spike. Had to ride 10 miles on a flat to get a repair kit. It was some cheap gas station string plug kit but...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nHxF0D2zH48" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Farmwalker, I owe you a beer! :freaky

Farmwalker, I owe you a beer! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By TeneRay
I think it has to do something with current...

I think it has to do something with current overload.

My gloves plug into a junction on my vest and I will get a red flashing light if I disconnect the gloves while the vest is still plugged in.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Well, went to go fire up the welder. Off to a bad...

Well, went to go fire up the welder. Off to a bad start.

I had everything setup. Went to adjust the amperage but wouldn't budge from 5 (the inline switch adjustment knob was installed).

So I...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Yeah, I started on a pedal. Figure start again...

Yeah, I started on a pedal. Figure start again slowly this time and mess with a finger control version.

Being the tinkerer that I am, I see the DIY'ers making homemade pedals using wah wah pedals....
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Welder came in yesterday. Just went to Airgas and...

Welder came in yesterday. Just went to Airgas and got some filler rods and electrodes for welding aluminum. Guys at Airgas must've been in the Christmas spirit. I wanted to buy some of the softer TIG...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By TeneRay
People still have their VHS players in the...

People still have their VHS players in the entertainment centers?
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Just an update. I have this going so far: ...

Just an update.

I have this going so far:

It automatically homes when the Arduino is one without a signal to start cutting. Awesome.

Once it contacts the upper limit switch, it stops...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By TeneRay
I moved to CO from MO a few years ago and rode my...

I moved to CO from MO a few years ago and rode my KLX400 up Pikes Peak on the same mains when it was in MO. Did fine getting to the top but it was a hassle trying to get it started to ride back down....
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
It's semi-responding. I can get it to stop on the...

It's semi-responding. I can get it to stop on the upper limit switch and it wants to do the start_cut but not quite all the way.

I think I have an interference issue since I can wave my hand above...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
I've seen the small 3M masks with pancake...

I've seen the small 3M masks with pancake filters. How are those for general hobby welding? Figure something is better than nothing.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Ok, I've been running this in my head and I'm...

Ok, I've been running this in my head and I'm lost on the part after it has entered the start_cut (). I see you how you merged the old portion where we zeroed and started cutting into one start_cut...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 95,936
Posted By TeneRay
I was using Mobil in my bikes and loved it. I...

I was using Mobil in my bikes and loved it. I tried Castrol a couple times (little cheaper) but the shifting felt clunkier and response felt sluggish.

Tried T6 on my last change and it feels just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 48,751
Posted By TeneRay
Which county is that? Anyone riding a black...

Which county is that?

Anyone riding a black KLR with black Pelicans, hanging off Hwy 57 just NE of Martinsville last night?
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
I watched/read a few reviews and it seems like...

I watched/read a few reviews and it seems like the wand and pedal aren't the best features so I would probably look into an upgrade.

Plus I don't see myself doing a lot of welding off the bat to...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Well, I just ordered a TA186 with finger tip...

Well, I just ordered a TA186 with finger tip control. I have gas so I should be ready to weld once the unit arrives.

We'll see how she turns out.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Thread pitch is 1/16" per turn. Yeah, pretty...

Thread pitch is 1/16" per turn. Yeah, pretty fine.

I'm looking for a small 1/4" - 3/8" or 6mm-8mm ACME in a steeper pitch. There's no need for something that fine pitch.

I saw Radio Shack had...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
It's a Sparkfun EasyDriver meant for small...

It's a Sparkfun EasyDriver meant for small steppers up to 30V and 1.5A.

You can program the stepper like I did or use the Stepper.h library which makes the commands a little easier.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
That was it. Must have missed that tutorial. ...

That was it. Must have missed that tutorial.

I got the high/low to stay steady however I think I just grenaded my Ardunio. My computer just suddenly stopped recognizing it. I think I accidentally...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Screwed around with it some more and I think the...

Screwed around with it some more and I think the Arduino board may be the culprit.

I loaded the simple sketch where it displays the buttonstate through the serial monitor. 0 when the button is off...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
I did take a few C++ classes in HS and college...

I did take a few C++ classes in HS and college but that was the novice/intermediate stuff. Now this goes a little bit further than I'm used to.

I keep thinking like I'm programming a PLC. I often...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
It compiles fine without any errors. I can't load...

It compiles fine without any errors. I can't load the code to the Arduino if there's an error.

If there is an error while compiling, it'll show me where and what the issue is.


Looks like the...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Sorry I haven't got back. I was tinkering with it...

Sorry I haven't got back. I was tinkering with it a little more. I really appreciate all of the feedback.

To try and understand the cycle of the program, I thought of another method. Instead of...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By TeneRay
Nope, but I can tell you how to change over to...

Nope, but I can tell you how to change over to winter tires on a BMW.
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Where are the TA186's made? I see they're HQ'd in...

Where are the TA186's made? I see they're HQ'd in STL and I've stumbled upon a few forums claiming they're made in Japan (which is fine).

This welder with all of these benefits at that price would...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,920
Posted By TeneRay
Ask your programming questions here

May not be turning a wrench but still a problem solving process. The subject does take place in the garage so it's semi-on topic :lol3

Anybody have extensive programming skills in C, C++? I have...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Link? This TA186 has me intrigued.

Link? This TA186 has me intrigued.
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4,372
Views: 596,596
Posted By TeneRay
Miller vs. Lincoln TIG welders

From the short Google search I did, I can tell this is a sore subject and I get the feeling it may have taken place in this thread at one point and time.

Essentially (sometime in the near...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,216
Posted By TeneRay
After a year of planning and wrenching, finally...

After a year of planning and wrenching, finally got motion to my plasma table gantry.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,929
Posted By TeneRay
If you want heat NOW, nothing comes close to...

If you want heat NOW, nothing comes close to those torpedos.

If you have a large shop, I've seen people get away with diesel since you save a few cents to a dollar a gallon. Just make sure there's...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,929
Posted By TeneRay
I have the Harbor Freight 220v forced air heater....

I have the Harbor Freight 220v forced air heater. Little guy, maybe 3000W (can't seem to find it on their website). It was heating a one bay garage with high ceilings. Took it a good while to get...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By TeneRay
Fuggit. Just ordered a Powermax 45. I'm sure...

Fuggit. Just ordered a Powermax 45.

I'm sure staring at an un-CNC'd plasma cutter will be my motivation to finish this darn gantry :lol3
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By TeneRay
The other benefit to having the security feature...

The other benefit to having the security feature is the freedom to control your own service. It's just a prepaid SIM. If it runs out for the month, you can decide if you want to continue or not...
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By TeneRay
If you add the accelerometer or add a sketch of...

If you add the accelerometer or add a sketch of code to calculate the GPS displacement of the bike when it's not running, you can add cellular communications and upgrade to a security feature that...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,956
Posted By TeneRay
The new On Any Sunday has a couple S10s in the...

The new On Any Sunday has a couple S10s in the film.

The movie speaks about a charity in Africa (http://www.riders.org) that uses motorcycles to help transport medical supplies and staff aroud to...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By TeneRay
If you like to tinker with microcontrollers...

If you like to tinker with microcontrollers (specifically the Arduino), you can make one. Then just get a SIM card from a pre paid phone.

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Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By TeneRay
Well sheeeit. I'm looking at the Powermax 45 now...

Well sheeeit. I'm looking at the Powermax 45 now so I think I'll lean towards that. Almost $400 more but I think the CNC interface will be worth it, especially if I ever want to covert to a DTHC.
...
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