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Z axis one button touch off custom program

12-17-2010, 05:48 PM
I've been working on this for about a week now and finally have it programmed right. Using the free Ubuntu EMC2 machine control program I programmed two custom buttons. The first does a Z axis touch off, then sets Z to .250 which is the thickness of the touch plate, then raises Z to.750. The hard part was getting the single button to do the three functions. I had to use the Classicladder program to write a script to combine the functions to a single action (button push).
Here's a brief video of how it works.
The second button will do an X Y offset to bring the cutter to the zero position as determined by a laser cross hair. I will get a video of that later when the laser arrives.


Kel Fab Creations
12-17-2010, 08:11 PM
i wish i had your programming knowledge. or at least the time/patience to make stuff like that work.

12-17-2010, 10:00 PM
Looks great Gadget!!