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Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« on: April 25, 2006, 09:17:27 PM »
Hey people.I just bought one of these babies : http://www.cadcamcadcam.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=10
Anyone know any short cuts to getting her up and running.Documentation was slim.
Dying to try out the 'digitizing wizard' with it in M3.-Keith
Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 10:02:24 PM »
All you have to do is hook it up like it was a limit switch :)  Under the ports and pins you need to sett the probe to the correct port and pin. Hope that helps
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Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 10:14:58 PM »
Oh okay.Thanks Brian.So it has two 'normally closed' switches and so I choose a pin that I'm not using on the P-port,right and ...is there a prefered set of pins say for that digitizing wizard that art has in Mach3?I don't recall the wizard asking for wheree to look for closure.And no pull up resistors are needed on these pins?-Keith
Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 11:20:21 PM »
you can pick any input pin and set the pin to the "probe" pin... as long as you do that you will be good to go
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Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 11:56:16 AM »
Okay,this may be an obvious but I have two ,'normally closed'(to shield) output leads on the probe. I see only one pin available in Mach3 as assignable for probe.What am I missing?-Keith
Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006, 07:55:21 PM »
The shield should go to ground and the two others should be hooked to the common and Input pin.
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Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 08:31:21 PM »
(Keith scratches head)You mean the two leads are the actual switch and the shield is just a noise reduction type ,case ground? So for the leads(not the shield)I use the 'common' ground of the parallel port and then just pick an input pin is what you're saying.Sorry to be so confused by this.-Keith

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Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 08:32:37 PM »
Oh and the shield is like 'case ground'?Not the ground for the port?-Keith
Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 08:35:09 PM »
You got it !!! See you knew what you were doing 8)
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Re: Digitizing Probe.Any hints?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 12:58:39 PM »
I am looking at buying  probe for use with mach 3. Does the probe only need a single contact?
Thanks