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    Well, it’s spinning! Spins! - Album on Imgur...

    Well, it’s spinning! Spins! - Album on Imgur
    Far as I could get today. Next is to machine the enclosure Enclosure - Album on Imgur
    The hand pendant doesn’t work though, says select axis when I...
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    So gear is done, EDM keyway. Everything is...

    So gear is done, EDM keyway. Everything is temporarily plugged in and a few things are amiss. Servo error for parameter for A axis, and unable to clamp A axis. Imgur: The magic of the Internet...
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    Turns out this gear is 55-60 HRC. Not too...

    Turns out this gear is 55-60 HRC. Not too worried about the bore, but that keyway will be tough. Luckily it is .189” wide so I’ll be able to plunge most of it out with an end mill. Going to try to...
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    The gear ratio can be defined in the machine...

    The gear ratio can be defined in the machine parameters.
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    1st order of business is to machine the motor...

    1st order of business is to machine the motor gear from the old fanuc motor to fit on the larger Sanyo motor. Once that is done I can design the new motor cover housing.
    1st bit of machining to do...
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    Nikken rotary Brother A00

    Hello again. I have got a lot of work ahead of me on this one. Just making a thread for progress pics, questions and hopefully some advice along the way. I have a Nikken CNC 100a (circa 2001)...
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    I got my boards used on German eBay. I wouldn’t...

    I got my boards used on German eBay. I wouldn’t recommend counting on finding used boards, as they don’t come up for sale often, but I saved a bunch of money by waiting.
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    Fixed! It was two settings. Parity-even and,...

    Fixed! It was two settings. Parity-even
    and, communication- type 1
    Ran a 2000k program through at 19200 with no errors! I’ll post a vid next week of what I’m working on. Thanks for the help
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    Made my own cable and it didn’t fix the random...

    Made my own cable and it didn’t fix the random error issue. It works perfectly when sending programs for memory mode. I’m using a pc with a pci serial port card and dnc server for the file...
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    I checked out all the cam followers and none were...

    I checked out all the cam followers and none were stuck or dry.
    http://imgur.com/a/wdU98
    There is a lot going on in there and nothing seems worn or obviously damaged. The dnc issue was equally...
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    This cover? Imgur: The magic of the Internet...

    This cover?
    Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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    The clunk is not related to the board swap, it...

    The clunk is not related to the board swap, it was doing it since I got it. It's a swing arm style, not the drum so it's a bit different.
    Took some slo motion video and everything lines up pretty...
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    All finished! Now it's time to dig around a bit...

    All finished! Now it's time to dig around a bit in the DNC settings. Tape mode worked as intended, but while testing it would randomly drop a character or 3 and alarm out. Happened twice before I...
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    The memory format is what I was told will solve...

    The memory format is what I was told will solve my tool parity error. I was able to clear the magazine error by "clear start p data" in atc maintenance mode. Yamazen said it doesn't affect it if...
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    Must have made a mistake somewhere. It will not...

    Must have made a mistake somewhere. It will not save any tool data in inch mode. I can input, but it will disappear as soon as I leave the screen. Works normally in metric mode. Need to figure...
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    Ok, I got the boards in. That was the easy part....

    Ok, I got the boards in. That was the easy part. Most of my input data did not work, kept getting transfer errors. I had a feeling I might have an issue so I took pictures of every screen in the...
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    It's pretty exciting! I don't even mind...

    It's pretty exciting! I don't even mind splitting programs, but when you have 60 of them, at 2 mins each, that's 2 hours of just loading. Not to mention things cool off and everything fluctuates in...
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    Ok so I figured out how to output/input all data...

    Ok so I figured out how to output/input all data successfully. It's in the maintenance screen of the ptr input where I loaded programs. Parameter write needs to be enabled in the I/O screen. ...
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    Thanks for the clarification. I honestly didn't...

    Thanks for the clarification. I honestly didn't know there was a difference between plane select and 3D arcs, good to know.
    I got a PDF from Pete deal with the memory pcb version/parameter...
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    Brother A-00 board upgrade

    Hello. I have a 1999 Brother TC-22A. These are a great machine but the early models lack a few pretty standard capabilities like dnc drip feed and 3D arc functions like G18 and G19. After almost...
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    Thanks! I will be replacing the nc-pcb and...

    Thanks! I will be replacing the nc-pcb and memory-pcb in my machine next week. aside from backing up parameters, is there anything special I need to do before the swap?
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    Hello brotherfrank, I have a quick question about...

    Hello brotherfrank, I have a quick question about the A-00 control. In a previous post you said version 23 is the earliest drip feed capable nc-pcb. Bob from Yamazen in Schaumburg told me version...
  23. This is an email I got from Yamazen when I asked...

    This is an email I got from Yamazen when I asked about upgrading the machine for drip feeding. May be of some help for you:
    655820001 JUMPER PLUG @ $ 432.00 stock
    TAKES MEMORY FROM EITHER THE...
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