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Ben Delarre
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Been a while since I used LaserWeb, came back to it today and got the "Nothing to see here" error message (really not a helpful one by the way guys).

Tried deleting the lw.comm-server folder in AppData, no joy. Have done a clean uninstall and reinstall. Still nothing.

Any ideas? This is on Windows 10.

Had a print fail on me this weekend due to my Bowden tube between extruder and hotend popping out from the bondtech side. Considering all the problems I've had tuning the bowden I am considering switching to the Bondtech BMG. +Eric Lien​ I saw you posted a new carriage for that. How was the experience?

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Thought I'd re-link this here since this project would not have been possible without the R7 and the help I received getting to grips with Aluminum machining.
Finally got round to gathering all my photos from this years Burning Man piece titled Interdependulum.

I think I shared some of the build pics earlier this year, but this is the full collection. It was placed at 11:30 and 5800 feet from the man, so it was waaaay out in the deep past the temple. A lot of work to maintain every day getting out there, but it survived the week (one of the pendulums got destroyed, but thats why we made two right?).

This was the first time I've managed to bring together all my hobbies and every one of my tools into one project, had to learn a lot about Aluminum machining, and how to make solid low-friction rotating mechanisms. Not bad for a first attempt I think.
Interdependulum 2017
Interdependulum 2017
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Finally got round to gathering all my photos from this years Burning Man piece titled Interdependulum.

I think I shared some of the build pics earlier this year, but this is the full collection. It was placed at 11:30 and 5800 feet from the man, so it was waaaay out in the deep past the temple. A lot of work to maintain every day getting out there, but it survived the week (one of the pendulums got destroyed, but thats why we made two right?).

This was the first time I've managed to bring together all my hobbies and every one of my tools into one project, had to learn a lot about Aluminum machining, and how to make solid low-friction rotating mechanisms. Not bad for a first attempt I think.
Interdependulum 2017
Interdependulum 2017
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DemoReel100 juggle, the animation that keeps on giving!

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Today's time with the R7 well spent. Finally finished machining all the parts for my second pendulum.
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I'm working in a very power constrained environment, I have 82 LEDs and am limiting the power consumption using the setMaxPowerInVoltsAndMilliamps function passing it 250ma as the limit. This works great, definitely limits the power, but I noticed that if I keep a block of pixels a fixed solid color, they will dim a little if I then set more pixels active elsewhere in the strip. Obviously this is the power management doing its thing correctly and lowering the overall brightness to maintain the 250ma limit. The problem is this dimming makes for a rather odd visual effect.

Anyone got any ideas how I can limit the power usage overall without this dynamic dimming? Would just tuning for the right max brightness value globally be the correct approach?

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Ok ladies and gentlemen. Today I got the first test of this year's Burning Man piece going...

We're making LED double pendulums! And calling it "Interdependulum" since we're planning on having more than one.

Each arm has an mpu6050 imu giving us the angle of the arm to the ground and we have acceleration and speed values too. The arms are each controlled by an esp8266 so we're making a small wifi network from all these moving pieces to have them somehow interdependent.

Now the mechanical and electrical parts are done (at least for the first unit!) It's time to start hammering away at making some animations and interactivity now. Any suggestions?

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Different or maybe related topic....got a strange rubbing noise in axial travels. This happens in both x and y... I'd it normal? I honestly can't remember my machine sounding like this before.

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HSM is kind of amazing, and scary. I highly recommend you give it a go.

https://goo.gl/photos/sanm6ZZPPpQbzZ8k6

This is running at 24000 RPM, 3.5mm DOC, 5% stepover on an adaptive clearing path with a 3degree helix entry all at 2300mm/min feed. I setup the path in Solidworks using HSMXpress. The bit is a 45 degree helix Destiny Viper 1/4" 2 Flute bit.

Got a little bit of chatter in my two usual places (so weird, definitely a machine setup issue right?), the entry is a little agressive so I may back that off. Also chip clearance with WD-40 is an issue, but doesn't seem to affect the finish on the cut much as long as I keep it properly lubricated.

But overall I think this is actually pretty good and acceptable, and cuts the machining time of this pocket from 15mins to 3.5 which is nothing to scoff at.

Here's a photo of the finished cut:

https://goo.gl/photos/k46RQvi8fgDveRT56
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New video by Ben Delarre
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