|The Two New Parts|
The LCD and the Knobs which are on one of the I/O Expanders will require some new wiring on a new Propeller USB Protoboard that I plan to use. Software is about the only way to do real tests here.
The one part that I can not get to work is the I2C POT, which will control the Backlight and sound volumn, the POTs are not necessary to do the initial checkout. And, maybe I just have not found the magic that makes it work.
More testing needed.
A Day of Shop Work
|Parts being Cut|
When working correctly, the PlamaCAM creates a lot of dark smoke, which tends to collect on everything (nasty stuff). I was wondering what the smoke actually is? The only ingredients in the process are "Electrons, Air and Steel". Although, at 10K degrees, almost anything could be being created.
|Lots of Sparks and Smoke|
(more smoke, less sparks,
makes for cleaner/better cuts)
Later, I discovered they are very thin hollow spheres! Smashing a single sphere releases something that effect others in close proximity. Maybe they contain compressed gas, or maybe they release an electric charge, or collapsing magnetic field.
More investigation needed.