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by moldmaker
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

The company that builds the machines
does have other options like eathernet cards
but that requires a new prosessor board.
big bucks.
its not worth the investment on a 7+ year old
machine.
by moldmaker
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

I have seen something like that too
but I wasent shure it would work
because I cant install the driver in
the machine
by moldmaker
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

I was just hoping that there was a way of
making a flash drive think it was a floppy
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

The more I think about it I dont know if the rs232 will work. With CNC machines rs232 connections talk to the computer especially when they are drip feeding G codes to the machine. We sometimes use this when the programs are to big for the memery for the cnc machine. but this slows the machine down ...
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

is there such a thing as a RS-232 to USB converter?
I have contacted Haas,
They do have a usb on there new machines
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

sorry there no pci slots
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

Its a Haas vf-2
Its 7 yrs old.
It uses
I/O commections to connect the floppy
to the processer board
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

yes it is connected to ths machines pc.
sorry I dont know what the operating system is
It just reads txt files (G codes)
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive
Replies: 25
Views: 5558

Convert a Floppy drive to a flash drive

Hi all,

I work in a tool and die shop,
We have cnc machines that use a floppy disk to
load programs into the machines.
I was wondering if there was a way to convert a floppy
drive to a usb port so instead of using floppys we could
use a flash card

Thanks,
Moldmaker
by moldmaker
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody tried this software?
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

I like it better than eagle

I have been messing around with it for almost two weeks now. I like it better than eagle. The library is not as big as Eagle, the autorouter is OK. To me it is a little easer to use than Eagle. as far as making your own parts. What I like the most is, if you have a question you can go on there Yahoo...
by moldmaker
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody tried this software?
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Has anybody tried this software?

Has anybody tried this software?
http://www.diptrace.com
by moldmaker
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridgeport Mill Motor Driver
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: Bridgeport Mill Motor Driver

Try this website www.machinemanuals.net
I would E-mail them and ask them if they would
have schematics
by moldmaker
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPEEDING UP RS232
Replies: 13
Views: 2856

Re: SPEEDING UP RS232

Mike,<p>I think that is for long distances and not for speed
by moldmaker
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPEEDING UP RS232
Replies: 13
Views: 2856

SPEEDING UP RS232

I would like to speed up my rs232 connection that goes from my computer to my CNC milling machine. Im at 38.8 right now. I would like to double that speed. From my computer to my machine is about 200 feet. I was thinking about using beefer cables. Im shure it will help but I dont know how much.<p>th...
by moldmaker
Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: microfich-microfilm of back issues of electronics magazi
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Re: microfich-microfilm of back issues of electronics magazi

Try the Wheaton Pulblic Library
in Wheaton IL. or ECC (Elgin Community College)
in Elgin Il.<p>When my son went to ECC. we got some schematics
from some old issues from Popular Electronics.