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digitising your workshop

Postby yamaha_george » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:32 pm

http://www.caliper2pc.de/produkte/caliper2pc/digitalreadout.html

For those of you with manual machines (lathe / mill) an easy available REPEATABLE measuring system for the machine motion.

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Re: digitising your workshop

Postby ragedigital » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:03 pm

Ouch, I think he is selling that little box for $182 USD - good thing the software is free.

I like this solution better :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9MauJ-EJ-o

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Postby yamaha_george » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:50 am

Darrin,
that solution has been around for a while now and i have retro-fitted to a friends little Myford lathe.
What stuck me about this solution was that the displays were capable of being centralised in a position where you could watch the cut AND keep an eye on the distance with out peering at small read out just at periferal vision.

As probably the oldest here I can state that good eyesight is not permanent hence the big readouts being a blessing..
As to the cost of the box getting a smallish run done for metalwork/plastic and i would think he hand assembles/solders them so what 15USD hour + materials PLUS some profit, he would do better sales at say 149USD but say what his choice.

Also of use from design perspective:-
http://www.cncprototyping.co.nz/design-guide.html

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Re: digitising your workshop

Postby ragedigital » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:09 am

yamaha_george wrote:As probably the oldest here I can state that good eyesight is not permanent hence the big readouts being a blessing...[/url]


I see your point. Plus, you don't have to be your age to experience eyesight issues. I'm in my mid-40s now and already notice that I can't see things up close.



yamaha_george wrote:Also of use from design perspective:-
http://www.cncprototyping.co.nz/design-guide.html


I like that Design Guide...gives some decent pointers to us who are CNC-illiterate.

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