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Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« on: January 26, 2009, 01:40:12 PM »
Anyone ever attempt this?

You can use the shuttlepro or shuttle express as an MPG via USB, i just wonder if you could use a USB mouse. Reason being, i was thinking of putting one on my control head for navigating, and figured the scolling wheel on a regular mouse could be an MPG?

Thoughts?

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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 03:49:28 PM »
Hi there,

You may find this thread interesting -  ;)

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=51494&page=1

Hope it helps-

Dave
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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 03:56:12 PM »
Thanks, thats EXACTLY what i was thinking.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 04:21:40 PM by halkintool »

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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 04:12:04 PM »
 :)
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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 04:22:11 PM »
I think hes working through his parallel port. I would see it beneficial to maintain most of the mouse and just run it through the USB. For example, assume you are already running a mouse on the PC for your machine control. All you would need is a plugin to make the wheel on your mouse act as an MPG, and if you were so inclined, you could take that mouse apart and mount it in a custom enclosure. Would be a pretty strong feature for Mach IMO.

An old wheel mouse = free MPG. That would be awesome.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 06:05:02 PM by halkintool »

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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 05:09:58 PM »
How about an MPG for $.50 cents using a high end encoder which comes complete with case and a handwheel for turning it? 30VER came up wiith the idea only problem is you have to owne a screw driver!  :)
Ask him about it.  ;)
RICH
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 05:15:24 PM by RICH »
Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 05:11:45 PM »
You're gonna have to fill me in?

Are you suggesting a stab someone with a screwdriver and steal their MPG?  ::)

Hey, how about using a com port? Can com ports be used for running an MPG?
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 05:35:03 PM by halkintool »

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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 05:41:25 PM »
halkintool,
Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words. You can also use a hammer for removal
just be carefull where you hit.  ;) I may even fancy it up some one of these days.
RICH
Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 05:47:06 PM »
... so as I was saying.....


 ;D

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Re: Using a mouse's scroll button as MPG?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 06:42:22 PM »
Sorry, halkintool, just in a silly mood.

That MPG is used via the PP port ( need to use up two pins), and the settings used are 50 for the count/unit and 400 for the velocity which gives a nice feel for using it and about .008" of movement per rotation of the wheel. So i can just tweak right into something down in very fine increments. Of course the faster you turn the faster the axis will move. In fact it works great for doing some turning on my punny lathe. The mouse is a good idea, but if high resolution is what your after, then for 1/2 a buck you just can't go wrong.

Oh, you need a screw driver to take the printer apart, and if the encoder is bad, you can beat the printer up with the hammer should you feel cheated.   ;D

RICH