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Available serial commands?
« on: December 29, 2006, 06:59:33 PM »
Any of the Mach VB guru's know if Mach can now recieve data on the rs232 port?

I know it's possible to send with SendSerial command, but did Rx ever get implemented?

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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 11:26:42 PM »
Nope :(
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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 09:04:30 AM »
Brian

Thats a real shame..   I could be able to do so much more with my homebrew PLC if I could pass verbose messages back to Mach.

I guess I'll have to continue using an input for Acknowlage which has it's drawbacks.

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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 10:40:37 AM »
If you set up to run over modbus you can do it :)
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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 11:13:21 AM »
So if I want to set my VFD by serial command I can only send the command and I can't receive the reply.
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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 11:40:17 AM »
If you set up to run over modbus you can do it :)

Yes I know about that archaic Modbus Protocol ;)   Maybe I'll go that route unless something better comes along.

It's just I have a simple PIC based I/O controller that costs next to nothing to make (<$10) , has as much I/O as you could wish for and can be programmed in Basic.

Is there any reason in particular that RS232 Rx is not supported?

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Re: Available serial commands?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 05:54:47 PM »
No just that we are done working on new stuff for mach3 and are now working on Quantum. Mach3 is finished other then bug fixes  ;D
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