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More than 20 outputs with pokeys & mach?
« on: January 26, 2009, 03:41:53 AM »
As i can see in the "output settings" on mach3,
there are no more than 20 outputs# to be used.
How can i have more outputs?
I just want to use my pokeys to activate and deactivate 40 outputs.

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Re: More than 20 outputs with pokeys & mach?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 05:13:40 AM »
Probably Art will answer you as he made plugin.

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Re: More than 20 outputs with pokeys & mach?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 01:46:20 AM »
OK.
I had a talk with Art and he told me that i can have more than 20 outputs
by modifing the pokeys plugin.
For sure i can say that i cannot touch it.
Can somebody do that for me?
There will be reward. Its something i need.
Await your response.
Re: More than 20 outputs with pokeys & mach?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 04:30:59 AM »
Finaly i did the following:

I use 3 outputs to control 3 "select" relays.
The rest 17 outputs control 17 "set" relays.
Its something like multiplexing the outputs.

So, now i have 17x3=51 outputs controled by mach.
But as you understand, i can use only 17 relays of each selected set separatelly.
I just categorized my outputs to sets that will not be used together, and thats it!

Below you will find a draft schematic how i conected the relays.