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PoKeys / Pokeys xml location
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:10:05 AM »
I need to know where the pokeys config file is located so I can transfer all of the settings to a fresh Mach install.

I had a motherboard go bad so I built a new computer. I kept the old hard drive & set it as a slave. Installed a fresh copy of Mach on the new drive & transfered my xml file over. All of my Mach sttings are there, but when I open the pokeys plugin all of my settings are gone.


PoKeys / Pokeys pins 35-37
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:13:10 PM »
Does anyone know why pins 35-37 are mapped automatically to CLK, DA & OL when you configure the Pokeys55 with mach? I see them when I open the Pokeys software, but you can't choose them or change them. What are they mapped for?

PoKeys / axis runaway using pokeys55
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:53:52 PM »
Has anyone had axis runaway using an MPG with Pokeys55?

I'm using a 5 position switch with a common ground to select axis' x, y, z & a. Position one is used for off. When I select position two for the x-axis, the indicator in Mach shows i'm jogging x & the x-axis will jog fine. However when I select the next position for the y-axis, Mach shows i'm jogging y but when I move the MPG the y-axis will move & then the x-axis starts to move & won't stop.

The MPG is connected as follows;
A - pin 1 on Pokeys
B- pin 2 on Pokeys
Gnd - gnd on Pokeys
V+ - to 5V on Pokeys
A- - N/C
B- - N/C

I used the filtering schematic in the Pokeys manual which consists of a 1k resistor in series with the pokeys pin & it is shunted to gnd through a 100nf capacitor. I tried it with & with out the filter & got the same results.

I also have a 4 x 4 matrix keypad & another rotary selector switch for the step increment & they work fine.

PoKeys / Buttons in pokeys plugin
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:40:03 AM »
Does anyone know what button number is used to bring up the mpg fly-out(tab key on keyboard)?
This is in the pokeys plugin.


PoKeys / Pokeys55 matrix keyboard
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:57:18 PM »
Hello all,
I need some help getting a Pokeys55 setup with an 8 x 8 keypad.
I have loaded the pokeys plug in & can access the device fine. However I only have the IO functions to choose from. I cannot access the button drop down.

I'm using the Pokeys-Polabs-v0.01 plug in.
Mach3 Demo Version R3.043.066


General Mach Discussion / pocket wizard
« on: July 16, 2011, 09:13:58 PM »
Can anyone help me?
I'm having trouble getting the pocket wizard to cut the right size.

I have checked my machine & it is moving the right distance in the X & Y, but when I try to cut a circle it is undersized.


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