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Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« on: July 28, 2006, 02:51:30 PM »
Hi all,

I thought you might be interested in seeing the Contour Design Shuffle that I have setup as a pendent for my Sherline CNC Mill and lathe that I am using with Mach 3.

The buttons are fairly obvious except the one labelled XZY.  This toggles the useage of the jog and shuffle wheel between each axis (a small popup on the Windows toolbar tells you what axis is in use. 

The outer ring on the controller provides fast jog in each direction while the inner one provides a step by step move as you wind it around for fine movement.

The four bottom buttons are unused.

David

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Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 09:23:12 AM »
David,

Are you using this with a USB port?  Is there a config file that you can post?  I would like to get one but the new designs are slightly different but I would assume they would still work, do you know of any reason why they wouldn't?

Thanks for the info.

Dan
Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 10:22:56 AM »
That looks SWEET!!! where did you get it from? I think I need one for my desk
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Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 11:32:24 AM »
Yes it uses a usb port, in fact the software that comes with it allows you to have 2 shuffle connected at the same time.  You can order them direct from Contour Design (www.contourdesign.com).  The new ones will work.  I will post my config files as soon as I get to my office.  You actually use 3 configs files one for each axis and then the xzy button toggles between them.

David

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Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 07:52:52 PM »
I just orderd one and I am going to try to write a plugIn for it :) Then I can make it do about anything I like ;)
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Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 08:20:45 PM »
Excellent - let me know when it is done   ;)
Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 10:23:47 PM »
Brian,

Did you get a version 2 shuttle or the older one.  I want like just like yours.

Dan.
Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 11:59:23 PM »
I have the older one but the new V2 is basically the same except has 2 more buttons and is black. I also think it has macro capabilities.

David
Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2006, 09:08:23 AM »
It is black I think... That is what the picture showed But I will know more when it comes in :) Should be here in 4 working days or so.

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Re: Using a Contour Design Shuffle as a pendant
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2006, 01:01:40 AM »
David
Did you post your config files yet for the shuttle.  This looks like a fairly efficient way to operate. The jog and step functions on the dials should make tool touch off fast.
Thanks,
Tanimura