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Latest Mach3, NC Pod Mach 3 Plugin and NC Pod Firmware........
« on: January 15, 2007, 03:35:40 PM »
This thread is purely to give you all the links to the latest NC Pod Downloads and nothing more.

FIRST SECTION FOR NEW USERS OF THE NC POD

The following things in section 1 only need to be done for the first time you install or update the pod.

.net Framework

To Update the firmware on the NC Pod, you will require the latest Microsoft .net framework - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en . The .net framework is to support the latest microsoft applications that have been developed using visual c# .net, visual basic.net, etc. A download is required for now as it is not an installed componant of Windows XP, but will be an installed componant of Vista.

NC Pod USB Driver

Download this file to a known location and extract the files. After extracting the files, plug in your pod, ensuring you have powered the board with your 5V power supply. Windows will detect a new device, follow the driver installation dialog and select to search your known folder where you extrated the driver files, it should then auto install the driver. Go to your Control Panel/System/Hardware/Hardware Devices and you should see the Pod there happily running, if it has an exclamation mark next to it, then there was a problem with the driver installation.

Download USB Driver - www.cncteknix.com/ncpod/ncpoddriver.zip

SECOND SECTION FOR CURRENT USERS OF THE NC POD WANTING TO UPDATE THEIR DEVICE TO THE CURRENT WORKING DEVELOPMENT VERSION

The NC Pod requires three downloads usually to update it, eventually Mach3 will be distributed with the NC Pod driver, but until it reaches lock down state, we will keep them seperate.

Latest Version of Mach3 (2.00.040) - http://www.artofcnc.ca/Mach3VersionR2.00.040.exe

Latest Version of the NC Pod Mach3 Driver (2.00.038) - http://www.machsupport.com/PlugIns/DeskPod.m3p

Latest Version of the NC Pod Firmware (2014) - http://ncpod.oemtech.com/downloads/ncPOD%20Firmware%20Installer%202014.zip

Please PM me if you have any suggestions, additions or if you want the information expanded for the topic.

Best Regards to you all......

Dave
« Last Edit: January 30, 2007, 07:48:20 PM by kookaburra »
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Re: Latest Mach3, NC Pod Mach 3 Plugin and NC Pod Firmware........
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 09:32:53 AM »
Hi:

 A new version of the plugin is online as of taday. It takes into accoutn slaving of the axis, (untested so be cautious..) .

All users are advised to use the servo cycle time of .00086 or .00177 , these two modes shoudl always be within 1 step of commanded position..

Thanks
Art

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Re: Latest Mach3, NC Pod Mach 3 Plugin and NC Pod Firmware........
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 10:57:33 AM »
Hi All:

 A new ncPod plugin is now online in th eplugins folder, it now has a version number, this one is  2.00.037

This plugin has Slaving as well as Softlimits while jogging..

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Art

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Re: Latest Mach3, NC Pod Mach 3 Plugin and NC Pod Firmware........
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 02:14:58 PM »
Team,

As Art notifies us of the latest downloads, I will keep the links in the first post current to Arts Latest.

Dave
"A Helicopter Hovers Above The Ground, Kind Of Like A Brick Doesn't"
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