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External LEDS
« on: October 01, 2007, 05:05:54 PM »
Hello All,

Does any one know how to light up an external led with Mach3?.  What I am trying to do is have 3 LEDs  on my home made MPG light up with the corresponding active axis.  I looked at the oem codes for the the LEDs on the Tab screen and figured out that they are 59 for the x axiis, 60 for the y axis, and 61 for the z.  This is as far as I can get.  I cant figure out how to relate these codes to an output signal.



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Re: External LEDS
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 05:53:06 PM »
you will need to do it in a VB script or brain.

VB in macro pump the x axis as an example

If GetOEMLED(59) Then
End If

In Brian,

pick a LED input led59 for example,
then your lobe is straight through
termnation is OUTPUT1

so get these outputs and drive them trough your amp to your leds on your pendant

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Re: External LEDS
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 11:31:54 PM »
I created the attached brain and when I enable it, it causes Mach3 to shut down.  Any suggestions?

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Re: External LEDS
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 02:45:38 AM »
What version of Mach are you using, I had similar problems with 2.47 I think it was but 2.48 cured it and I now have the update installed and am at 2.52 which seems to work fine.

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Re: External LEDS
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 06:52:49 AM »
Rename your file. Take the space out that is between led     and      output. Brains don't like blank spaces in their name, or didn't a few releases back. Hood knows all about it.  ;)

« Last Edit: October 02, 2007, 06:54:46 AM by Chaoticone »
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Re: External LEDS
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 01:57:52 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  Yep, getting rid of the spaces in the file name fixes the problem. I'm on verssion 2.48.