Is something like this possible with the XCP or even OG X-Carve? I’m sure it would take some creative macros or something? My question is it even possible wiring wise? Would it all be wired in with the touch probe? This is out of the realm of what I know. I was just curious if it was possible.
I used to, and still sometimes do, use aluminum foil. That Amazon one looks pretty tall and I think those are 24v. The bitsetter runs on 5v, like your controller.
Essentially, it’s just a probe. You can use the same probe block you use to set zeros.
The nice thing about the bitsetter and those like it is that you don’t need to ground your endmill when you probe. Is the XCP spindle grounded? Does ground carry through to the endmill?
I feel like it is. I’ve got a green ground wire connected to the vacuum boom that’s goes to a ground plug on the back of the controller box and the boom is mounted to the frame of the whole machine. Would a way to know be to plug in the probe and then touch it to the tool end without sticking the magnet to the tool? Then if the probe light comes on it’s grounded? Does that make sense?
If you can probe successfully without a magnet, you’re grounded. That said, I originally wrote some macros before the bitsetter existed, do I have a version that waits for you to add/remove your magnet.
Good deal, I like g-sender so I’ll use that. So I’m looking at the github where you have the new_tool_BitSetter. Is that the best one to use? I’m looking through the forum link you gave me to figure out what variables to change.