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Quentin

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #120 on: September 07, 2017, 05:15:01 PM »
Hi MakkyBrown
Did you ever get the serial screen to work with the "nano" it would certainly tidy the whole encoder project up.
I was thinking of rebuilding mine...Need to get rid of the "rats nest"
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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #121 on: September 07, 2017, 09:12:11 PM »
Not yet, upgraded to 5000cpr but working ok so haven't. (new power supply sorted the screen not starting problem). Email sent with info that might help.

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2018, 01:03:26 AM »
Hey guys, I've been reading tom herbsts book and I'm looking at doing the encoder mod to my halls xtra. Any hints and tips before i start buying all the parts. Think I'm going to go the us digital E5 encoder cpr 5000 just not sure on the bore, base packing options

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2018, 08:42:48 AM »
Hey guys, I've been reading tom herbsts book and I'm looking at doing the encoder mod to my halls xtra. Any hints and tips before i start buying all the parts. Think I'm going to go the us digital E5 encoder cpr 5000 just not sure on the bore, base packing options
Digikey has free shipping over $60aud. The clip-on ones are good but I wouldn't want to be pulling them off/on frequently if at all. The others might need a line receiver, you'll have to check the model number for what they actually are. Use a serial screen, don't bother with doc, target angle, or second screen. Add rpm. Put an emi filter on faceting machine and use decoupling capacitors + ferite magnets on encoder box/cables. Don't bother using the same screen library or fonts as Tom, way out of date.

https://www.digikey.com.au/products/en/sensors-transducers/encoders/507?k=encoder&k=&pkeyword=encoder&pv395=48&FV=fffc0204%2C6240001%2Cffe001fb%2Ca4019b&mnonly=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&stock=1&quantity=0&ptm=0&fid=0&pageSize=25
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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 09, 2018, 12:40:52 PM »
I know this is a bit late...i haven't been on this forum for some.
I have done the encoder trick on the hall Xtra and on the gemmasta. Got the details if you need a hand.
Quentin

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2018, 01:41:59 PM »
Quentin,

I have started the journey. Any help would be appreciated with 1) the programming and 2) getting a new arbor machined. This I will need to out source as I do not have access to a lathe.

Thanks in advance.

Marcus

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 27, 2018, 02:12:03 PM »
I will post some more information of where I am up to when I get home. I am using an arduino as the main platform.

Marcus. 

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Re: Gemmasta Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 30, 2018, 11:54:23 PM »
Welcome Marcusfri, happy to help. :)
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