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Offline Chaoticone

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PoKeys Plug-in
« on: August 10, 2008, 08:49:51 PM »
An inexpensive usb device for adding up to 55 I/O.

PoKeys link

www.poscope.com

Plug-Ins Page

http://www.machsupport.com/plugins.php

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« Last Edit: August 11, 2008, 09:07:55 AM by Chaoticone »
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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 06:15:30 AM »
At the moment the PoKeys plugin by Art is only for digital Inputs and Outputs. Art has said if enough interest is shown the Analogue Inputs and Outputs may be added to the pplugin. Also there is mention of Boris (Mr PoKeys :)  ) adding encoder type inputs which hopefully will also be added to the plugin.
 There is a page on the PoKeys website that shows how to connect various devices to the digital I/O, here is a link http://po.labs.googlepages.com/Peripheral.jpg
 This device will be excellent for using to connect button panels, activating various things like coolant relays etc
Time critical use such as connecting an axis is not possible but hopefully if the encoder Inputs are a success then MPG connection may be possible. I have tested the Pokeys with external buttons and it works very well, I have also connected LEDs to outputs as a means of confirming they work and they too have worked flawlessly.
Art, if you are reading just to let you know again I am definitely wanting the Analogue and if possible the Encoder added to the plugin :)

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 06:08:02 PM »
Yes incremental encoders inputs will be added (It is under work now). When they will be published, all existing users could download software and upgrade PoKeys for free.

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Boris

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 06:31:40 PM »
Hello Boris,

This is great to hear and I look forward to receiving the PoKeys unit.  :)

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 06:01:16 AM »
Good to hear Boris, lets hope the timing is sufficient for Mach, if it is then the PoKeys will be ideal for fitting in a pendant.
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Offline Graham Waterworth

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 08:42:55 AM »
Just ordered mine, looking forward to getting it.

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 04:45:33 AM »
Hi All,

my PoKeys board came today, man that thing is small and so neat, can't wait to play.

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 10:53:05 AM »
Good for you Graham, I'm still pondering on my setup and how I'm going to "house" it. I'm thinking a plastic project enclosure with it mounted upside down to the lid so when removed, it will be easier to add and remove wires to the terminal screws rather than down deep into a box where you have to be a contortionist to connect anything,  :D

Anybody else got an enclosure setup for theirs as of yet?

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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 03:35:07 PM »
yes Graham they are nice and compact :)

budman
 mine is going in this, have actually modified it a bit since that pic, now have two pots, one for FRO and the other Spindle override.
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Re: PoKeys Plug-in
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:52:55 PM »
Aha, very slick, thanks for sharing-

Mine will be more of a "stationary" device as I use the shuttle pro for the mpg type schtuff.
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