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Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« on: July 12, 2009, 02:24:04 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm an electronic engineer and  producing small usefull electronic things.
I designed new Keyboard Shortcutter device. It's a small electronical board with 20 control line and USB compatible/Firmware upgradeable.
It will send shortcut keys to your computer when you solder your hard buttons(like start/stop/emergancy stop/directions) to board.

Now, My Question is:
- What is the usefull shortcut keys of Mach 3?

i will procude it for Mach also, If i find 10-18 important shortcut keys for Mach.
I hope it will help for you when making control panels for your CNC.

Thanks

« Last Edit: July 12, 2009, 02:27:37 AM by MelihK »
Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 11:25:52 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm an electronic engineer and  producing small usefull electronic things.
I designed new Keyboard Shortcutter device. It's a small electronical board with 20 control line and USB compatible/Firmware upgradeable.
It will send shortcut keys to your computer when you solder your hard buttons(like start/stop/emergancy stop/directions) to board.

Now, My Question is:
- What is the usefull shortcut keys of Mach 3?

i will procude it for Mach also, If i find 10-18 important shortcut keys for Mach.
I hope it will help for you when making control panels for your CNC.

Thanks



I like that!   Will you be selling those?

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.

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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 01:07:20 PM »

Now, My Question is:
- What is the usefull shortcut keys of Mach 3?


Start
Pause
Stop
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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 01:37:02 PM »
Select X Axis
Select Y Axis
Select Z Axis
Rewind
Start Spindle (CW & CCW)
Stop Spindle
Flood On/Off
Mist On/Off
Feed Rate +
Feed Rate -
FROvrd Reset
Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 03:16:25 PM »
I like that!   Will you be selling those?

Regards,
Ray L.

Yes Ray, will be sell in 1-2 Week. Price will around 25$. It's firmware can be upgrade over internet, this is good for feature updates and shortcut key changes.
My Target is, a firmware with programmable shortcuts.

I was designed this board for Servo(RC model servo) controller and Flight simulator shortcuts, but I have 3 CNC already (1 foam cutter 2 lathe) and i want use with my cnc also. Idea is simple, just I need list of usefull shortcut keys list of Mach.

@Garry and Sshneider,
Thanks for your guidance.
Do you know default shortcuts of this options? (like CTRL+A, CTRL-R...)

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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009, 04:39:15 PM »
I put this list up a while back. It is the default hotkeys. You can customise any screen set and change any hotkey to suite you though so there is nothing written in stone as to which would be most useful. It sounds like a neat product but to get maximum appeal, I think it needs to be programable. Is that doable?

The list  http://www.machsupport.com/MachCustomizeWiki/index.php?title=Standard_Hotkeys  .

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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 05:41:00 AM »
Thank you Brett, this is what i want.
I will write firmware for 3 option (Lathe, Mill and Plasma).
My target is programmable keys over USB with special windows software but i'm working already.
No problem for this first devices because firmware already can update over USB with simple firmware loader software.

I will share first devices in this week.

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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 05:54:24 AM »
Is there any way you can have this as digital I/O rather than just key stroke emulator? personally I dislike emulation and much prefer real I/O
Hood
Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 06:19:10 AM »
Hi Hood,
This is not keystroke emulator, It's real usb keyboard for usb host devices (PC, handheld or some cellular phones).
But input system different from normal keyboards, i can configure it for what i want.
For example; i can add graycode encoder roller and send feedrate +/- keystrokes from encoder :)

Sorry i cant understand this Question: What is real I/O RS232 or rs485?

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Re: Mach 3 Shortcuts and New External Button Device
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 07:49:12 AM »
What I am meaning by real I/O is what the PoKeys can do, it can be used as an emulator to simulate keyboard strokes but it can also be used to send a Hi or Lo signal to Mach. The reason I prefer the digital I/O is you do not need the buttons on screen to have it work where as if you are using HotKeys you need the button you are simulating pressing on the screen or it wont work.
 If your board is capable of that then you would need  to write a plugin so it can talk to Mach.

Hood