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General Mach Discussion / Serial Port control under cypress enable
« on: August 22, 2007, 12:28:04 PM »
Hi
I have been trying for some time now to get the serial control to work reliably sending a file "900 bytes text" to my Boxford Duet. When I use the VB script editor and run it, it works perfectly however when I run a G code file and include it as a macro "M20" it stalls after 20-30 bytes, I have HyperTerminal observing the output. Also Mach seems to want to run the macro immediately the G code is loaded, what am I doing wrong I include the small macro I have written. 

Sub intialise_boxford()

message "Initialising Boxford"

For count = 1 To 255 ' Clear buffer seems to help
x = getfifoentry()
Next count

Open "c:\mach3\duet.dat" For Input As #1 ' Open file.

Do While Not EOF(1) ' Loop until end of file.

char = Input (1,#1) ' Read value into variable.

Call sendfifo(char)

Loop

message "Boxford Initialised"

Close #1 ' Close file.

End Sub

Any help would be gratefully appreciated, as this is frustrating as I’m very close to getting everything running.

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