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General Mach Discussion / ELO Touchscreen problem
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:38:22 AM »
I have Windows 7 32 bit, an ELO 19" touchscreen monitor connected via USB. Installing ELO drivers, monitor works fine in Windows. In Mach3, dev version or latest lockdown, the monitor works for seemingly everything except buttons with script, like Reference All. And to top that off, I can't even click Reference All or any other button with script even with the mouse. So I'm forced to uninstall the driver and unplug the USB cable to get Mach to recognize button presses on buttons with script so I can reference.

I've seen others mention using touchscreens, including ELO touchscreens. What am I doing wrong or what to I need to set somewhere in order to get this to work. Or are there workarounds for pressing buttons with script?

I've tried two ELO drivers, one Windows 7 exclusive, for gestures and stuff, and a generic one for all versions of Windows, XP up. Both exhibit the same behavior, strange behavior. In Mach I can click reset with the touchscreen, change screens, lots of stuff, but no script buttons.

PoKeys / Re: PoKeys button to set spindle speed
« on: July 09, 2010, 03:07:48 PM »
That did it! I'll eventually figure these brains out! Good thing I don't have to do complicated ones!!

Thanks, Hood.

PoKeys / Re: PoKeys button to set spindle speed
« on: July 09, 2010, 10:24:35 AM »
Hmmmm, can't get it. I have formula set to (1000). So it's OEMTrigger14-Formula (1000)-OEMDRO:817. Feed is set to 1000 when Mach 3 starts, but button does nothing.

There is no OEMDRO 817 in pulldown, and type in box says 1000-2255 valid, but checking and typing 817 gets above behavior.

And.....is the formula simply set to 1000, (1000), or a=1000, or something else? (1000) makes it set 1000 on Mach startup, so OEMDRO:817 must be good! Maybe 1000 does that, too, don't remember. a=1000 doesn't do anything.

Attached the brain, it's the bottom button, OEMTrigger 14 so it's easy to edit without having to redo the whole brain.

PoKeys / PoKeys button to set spindle speed
« on: July 07, 2010, 07:04:17 PM »
I have 13 buttons on a panel and all are either set to keyboard emulation or are set to OEMTrigger (digital input) and I wrote brains to have them do things I want. I want one button to set spindle speed to 1000 and I can't figure out how to do it. How do I write a brain to have OEMTrigger 8 set the spindle speed to 1000? Not turn it on, I have a button for that, but set the speed to 1000. I don't know what that "DRO", or whatever it is, is called to write a brain to set it. Can anyone help me with this?

Still missing the wood for the trees here! That plugin was posted 11/7/09, nearly two months ago. Is there some newer one in the trees somewhere for us wanderers?

Looks like just the USB driver, not a new plugin. You'll see it if you click the link in the first post. I don't see a new plugin anywhere.

\I've got the commercial one sitting on my work table.  I had my own almost complete by the time it showed up, so never got it on the machine.

So......what ARE you going to do with the commercial one?

Cool, Ray. Looks like you rolled your own instead of using the "future commercially available quill drive" you talked about one time, or an Elrod.

Now, I'm looking forward to your solution for using the knee for tool length comp and the quill for most machining. Maybe with Mach3 v4 at the same time!! Then I'll do mine!

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: August 14, 2009, 09:02:15 AM »
A final note on my problem with the CNC4PC C16 and not backing off Z when homing for anyone finding this thread in a future search. Arturo of CNC4PC sent me a new C16 and the problem disappeared, so that was it. All axes backing off just fine now.

Awaiting Arturo's testing of my returned C16 to see if he can figure out how this happened.

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: July 22, 2009, 06:34:54 PM »
But each switch is still wired to where it was on the C16 board, right? You moved the switches but left the wiring the same so you had to logiacally swap them in Mach.

Sorry again, as stated above, I did switch the Bob input pins previously with no change. And as far as the C16 goes (the C16 is NOT a bob, I have a C23 bob), those are hard wired so YES they're still wired to the same place on the C16, it's a unit. http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=183