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Joy Stick
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:20:18 PM »
I have arrived at the point where I need some kind of manual positioning mechanism (such as a joy stick) for my mill.  Trying to do it from the keyboard doesn't let me get close enough to eyeball what I'm doing.  I see a number of joy stick solutions on the web, but don't want to embark on one until I learn a little about them.  Best case would be an ArtSoft supported solution, but I don't see anything like that on the website.  Any advice for me?  thanks, rex
Joy Stick
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 03:32:02 PM »
There is a plugin that supports a Microsoft game handset which I have.  Gives you two joysticks and sundry other buttons, and wireless.  Works well for me.  Latest version even has vibration feedback!

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 07:35:06 PM »
John, where do I find this plug in?  thanks,
Joy Stick
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 04:25:52 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 03:06:36 PM »
...and it's an Xbox 360 controller...
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 08:11:00 PM »
I discovered 'keygrabber'.  It's in the Mach 3 folder.  Bought a USB controller for a 360, plugged it into my PC, set up the config in key grabber, and it worked the first time.  amazing

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Re: Joy Stick
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 05:44:37 PM »
I wrote up a post about this sort of thing a while back, here's the link:


For the record, I'm still using this configuration, and I love it!