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Rebuild joystick as a pendant
« on: August 05, 2006, 07:06:01 AM »
Hello everyone,
I just want to show another version of a jog pendant.
I used a USB-joystick with 11 buttons and 3 analog axis saved the controller
PCB and put it in a hand held box with new buttons a potentiometers and set
up the key grabber to what I wanted, very easy an usefull.

Roger
Re: Rebuild joystick as a pendant
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 12:40:18 AM »
Looks great.  Did you use the analog functions?  How did you implement them via key grabber. I have been trying to set up a 12c key 5 axis game controller for quite a while and have not had any luck.  I can't seem to access more than one axis in the KEYGRABBER set up screens.  I can program the buttons, but they don't function reliably when running Mach2.  When I test the buttons I get an input for every press, not so when pressing them in Mach2. I have an iMac board but haven't tried it  yet as I don't know how to get the analog functions to work.
Are your feed and jog speed knobs step switches, detent encoders, or pots?
Would appreciate any thoughts,m help, or other sources to work out some of these problems.
Thanks,
Tanimura
Re: Rebuild joystick as a pendant
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 08:48:06 AM »
The  knobs are pots equal to them mounted in the joystick.
In the keygrabber setup under the joystick tab I just assign the
functions I want for each axis.
The JOG button on my pendant are assigned to TABS button to toggle
the jog window and MODE toggle cont/step jogging.

Roger

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Re: Rebuild joystick as a pendant
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 11:37:51 AM »
Hello

Where did you get the Keygrabber with Joystic function?  The one I have in the mach folder is without it.

Adam

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Re: Rebuild joystick as a pendant
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 12:20:00 PM »
I may be wrong on this but I thought that you had to have controllers installed in order to be seen by KeyGrabber?

Dave
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