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Home Made Wireless Tormach Passive Touch Probe
« on: July 06, 2015, 05:47:36 PM »
probably like most I cant afford one of these expensive wireless tormach or renishaw probes, so I made my own (with the help of a friend)

I purchased one of these

http://www.tormach.com/product_tts_passive_probe.html

its comes with a long cable which you need to hard wire into you control system to work, it works great but the cable is very annoying. so a friend made a IR sender and receiver that can connect to any control system. I use a pmdx126 and the setup for a probe is dead easy. connect the probe directly to the board and all it does it act as a switch, so mach3 knows when its been triggered or not.

the receiver board just uses a relay as the switch so it can connect to any control board.

heres a video of the setup in action, its a very rough setup just to test proof of concept. next I plan to integrate properly

[VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkwiLuAFVkY&feature=youtu.be[/VIDEO]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkwiLuAFVkY&feature=youtu.be