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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2011, 10:22:47 AM »
Actually there are now 10 macros, thanks to (Scott Schafer (poppabear and www.fusioncnc.com ))

I highly recommend reading these threads about the plugin so you can see the revisions it went through. May save some problems down the road.

Look here for the updated plugin file: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12163.10.html  Reply #11 has the file.

Here's where it all started (the updated shuttle macro): http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,1220.80.html

As for using the macros, you just put the macro number that's in your macros folder (just the number, no "m" is used) that you'd like to assign to a specific button, then select in the dropdown menu which macro, and you're good to go.

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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2011, 07:02:07 PM »
Thanks I will give it a try.

Fred



Actually there are now 10 macros, thanks to (Scott Schafer (poppabear and www.fusioncnc.com ))

I highly recommend reading these threads about the plugin so you can see the revisions it went through. May save some problems down the road.

Look here for the updated plugin file: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12163.10.html  Reply #11 has the file.

Here's where it all started (the updated shuttle macro): http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,1220.80.html

As for using the macros, you just put the macro number that's in your macros folder (just the number, no "m" is used) that you'd like to assign to a specific button, then select in the dropdown menu which macro, and you're good to go.

Dave
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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2011, 10:29:50 PM »
i get the same error every time. i don't get it, i followed all the instructions. hmmm.. maybe hardware issues?
Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2011, 03:11:33 PM »
 ???
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 03:13:48 PM by Astroguy »
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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2011, 04:08:49 PM »
I tried the following macropump, works for me but it acts like when it is updating the display and I press the arrow keys at the same time the axis takes off and wont stop till I hit esc or the opposite arrow button. Thought I'd try it on a system with a pokey55 on it, I guess it could be the issue. Other than the crash I had, it worked fine, lol


cnt=getVar(1000)
if cnt=10 then
  setVar(1000, 0)
XV = " X: " & Format (Getdro(0) , "+000.0000;-000.0000") & "       "
YV = " Y: " & Format (Getdro(1) , "+000.0000;-000.0000") & "       "
ZV = " Z: " & Format (Getdro(2) , "+000.0000;-000.0000") & "       "
AV = " A: " & Format (Getdro(3) , "+000.0000;-000.0000") & "       "
MS = "?Y0?X0?G420?a"
 
SendSerial "" &MS &XV &YV &ZV &AV
else
  setVar(1000, cnt+1)
end if
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 04:11:09 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »

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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2011, 05:47:47 PM »
Just a note that my system uses the Pokeys as well and does work correctly.

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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2011, 07:18:16 PM »
I'm not sure what causes the issue then, but it does keep going after I release the arrow button. This new gantry router I am building has some real leverage, creates some real bangs. Guess I'll look at again later, too much to get done to scratch my head about it now.
Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2011, 12:34:34 PM »
I wonder if the following would work. Price is right.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-4LCD-Display-Board-UART-Based-USB-Edition-II-/230681598221?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b5b1d90d

Reads like it is very similar to the gravitech board. guess I'll just have to order one and check it out.
Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2011, 03:35:58 PM »
It looks like it should work.
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Re: How to- USB powered LCD display of DRO`s
« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2011, 11:36:55 PM »
I have to report that I could not get this particular  display working at all. Oh Well back to the drawing board. I ordered the gravitech board. The display I have should work with it.