I've been doing the z-zero for a little while now on mine, Kind of had to when I was doing shallow engraving on aluminum when I was fooling around making 'coins'.
I've fallen down a rabbet hole now and I want to set mine up to do X, Y, and Z probing to set the zero. So I created a jig for making my coins.
Basically, it's piece of aluminum angle fixed into the tempate board that I will use to probe the x and z dimensions to set the center of the workpiece exactly everytime.
The deeper rabbet hole I'm diving into is creating a 'widget' for Chilipeppr that will automate the probing of the x and y dimensions. It already has a real nice one for doing Z, but I need more.
I've done some testing and the G38.2 command works just as well with the X and Y dimensions. Too bad I got started programming this widget before I finished testing out the other stuff. LOL.
If you haven't given Chilipeppr a shot, I'd highly recommend taking a look at it. It's been working really well for me.
Last edited by Brent Dowell; 01-12-2016 at 01:24 AM.
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