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Offline jimpinder

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Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« on: October 13, 2007, 02:06:36 PM »
Once my GCode is running, I don't like to just stand and watch it in awe, so to speak, the big advantage is I can get on with something else.

If I put in a suitable Macro at stages in the program that require my attention, e.g. a tool change, I would like the computer to signal me when it gets there.

Does Visual Basic have a "beep" facility, and can I flash an LED on the screen. Is this a problem for the "brains"

 
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Re: Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 05:03:17 PM »
You could certainly flash a LED or/and pop up a message box but dont know about the sound as I have never used it but I think you can use WAV files so......


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Re: Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 05:23:50 PM »
OOOOOPPPS posted in the wrong thread  ::)

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Re: Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 10:09:36 AM »
Yup, just add  speak to any of the macros and what you want it to say. You have to enable speech in general config. Here is an example.

Speak ("Hey Jim, wake up and come change this tool")  ;D

Just open your mach profile, operator, VB script editor, and paste this in then step through it. If you need to change the voice speed, settings, look in control panel, spech.

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Re: Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 02:01:33 PM »
Thanks Brett - that's what I was looking for.

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Re: Can I have a beep and a flashing icon ???
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 08:28:51 PM »
 :)

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