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Re: Facetron Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2023, 05:21:29 PM »
Bloody hell RC, do you actually do any faceting these days or are you having too much fun with the electronics!? I will expect scores of >98 in any future competitions.

Not quite as much faceting as I have done at certain times in the past. I get bogged down with many stones, being too much of a perfectionist maybe. I get halfway through a stone, notice something I think that needs fixing, then go back several facet tiers. The cycle repeats and it takes ages to finish a stone, assuming that I don't lose interest.
It has surprised me how much I have enjoyed working with microcontrollers since MB showed me how. I have worked as an application programmer in the past, but programming a physical device is way more interesting imo.
I also believe that faceting is an example of a rare hobby where you *can* actually blame your tools! This means any devices that promise to improve precision and repeatability will get my attention - encoders fit into this category.

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Re: Facetron Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2023, 09:09:55 AM »
See link below to download specification sheet for the encoder used in the Facetron modification:
https://aussielapidaryforum.com/storage/AV02-4926EN_DS_AEDM-55xx_2015-06-04-706336.pdf

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Re: Facetron Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2023, 09:20:21 AM »
I know your pain RC, the last stone I did was something like 330 odd facets, had to repeat the pavilion after a slight miscalculation with the height of the stone, I ran out of stone before the culet!
Common sense isn't exactly common

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Re: Facetron Encoder Mod Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2024, 03:19:28 PM »
Just bringing this topic back so it's convenient for me to look at.

 

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