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Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby McGee2021 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:34 pm

Does any body have any up to date software that could be used to generate the spiral on a nipkow disc? ive gone through all of the old software and most of it is uncompatible with my computer :shock:
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby gary » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:32 pm

Ur-umphh my software is ALWAYS up-to-date (LOL) What heathen computer/OS are you using?
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby McGee2021 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:27 am

gary wrote:Ur-umphh my software is ALWAYS up-to-date (LOL) What heathen computer/OS are you using?


I'm using this devil, windows 10. ever since i downloaded it, it seems as if i cant download many things AND the ethernet randomly shuts off.
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby gary » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:30 am

McGee2021 wrote:
gary wrote:Ur-umphh my software is ALWAYS up-to-date (LOL) What heathen computer/OS are you using?


I'm using this devil, windows 10. ever since i downloaded it, it seems as if i cant download many things AND the ethernet randomly shuts off.


And just to be sure you have tried nipkow.exe on it?

EDIT: My apologies I meant DXFNipkow.exe
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby McGee2021 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:40 am

gary wrote:
McGee2021 wrote:
gary wrote:Ur-umphh my software is ALWAYS up-to-date (LOL) What heathen computer/OS are you using?


I'm using this devil, windows 10. ever since i downloaded it, it seems as if i cant download many things AND the ethernet randomly shuts off.


And just to be sure you have tried nipkow.exe on it?

EDIT: My apologies I meant DXFNipkow.exe


I have, tested it to the specifications for a club disc, printed it to the exact size the disc should be, and the distance between the first and last hole was only 5 mm.
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby gary » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:51 am

McGee2021 wrote:I have, tested it to the specifications for a club disc, printed it to the exact size the disc should be, and the distance between the first and last hole was only 5 mm.


Could you post here or PM me a) the dxf file in question, and b) the dimensions you used please? (a screen image of the disk and hub properties window would be good but no essential.

As the programme appears to be running it is unlikely that it is a W10 thing, at least in the DXF creation process, but you never know and having the above may shed some light on it.
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby DrZarkov » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:21 am

For "normal" 32 line discs there is this Excel-spreadsheet, written by the late Eckard Etzold. For more advanced disc construction there is that software written by club-member Sergej, unfortunately only for MacOS X 10.4 (Tiger), for Macintosh with a PPC. I still have an old iBook, only for that application. (And some games running which need MacOS Classic. ;) )
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby gary » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:41 pm

I can now confirm that DFXNipkow works perfectly fine on W10, at least for all the configurations I normally use.
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Re: Nipkow Disc Generation Software

Postby Violinistwarrior » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:11 pm

I used the Software quite awhile ago, but it definitely works on WINDOWS-XP, I'll be letting you know how it goes, I'm starting over, my Nipkow Disk just wasn't big enoughh, or it may have been me trying to work the 60Lines Picture, on a Standard 32Line set. So for thoughs that remember my previous attempts, Correction about the Motor, Just an Old Power supply from an old PC, take the FAN out, runs off a 12Volt Pack, just a little work and away we go. Yah, just a matter of obtaining the right size Nipkow Disk, the old Image was a little compressed, not enough Details, so this one will be tons better, I may sacrifice a Record LP for this Experiment, Also, did anyone think of changing the Speed of your Audio, the Tape Speed, at least you'd see some Picture, whether the whole unit in itself was up to NBTV Standard or not, so like if your Motor wasn't quite the right one for the job and you've been trying and trying, run the Motor Slow, just change the Audio Speed so it all works, wish me luck.
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