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budman68:
Ok, I received my PoKeys device today and thought I'd test it out. Now I haven't connected it to Mach 3 or anything yet, just wanted to try lighting a laser dot (3-5 volt) that I had laying around. Shouldn't I be able to connect the black to ground on the board and the red to pin #1 and then go into the software and click on the "O" (output button) to enable it to come on?

When I have the "O" button enabled, I clicked the "View I/O button at the bottom right, and it says "Pin 1 (Digital Output): off"

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Dave

Hood:
Not sure, never used it apart from within Mach, will go try and see.
Hood

Hood:
Doesnt seem to work but I havent read the manual. If you do it from Mach it will work but for Outputs you have to connect to the device in the PoKeys software and choose which pins yu want as outputs and then save to the device. They will then work in Mach. Inputs however dont need to be chosen and saved to the device or atleast they dont for me.
 As a test install the plugin and then enable it, set the coolant button up as output  (whatever you want) in ports and pins Spindle options page then go to OutPuts and set that output  to port 10 and pin (whatever you have the laser connected to) then when you press the coolant button or MDI M8 the laser should light.
Hood

budman68:
Ok, I'll give that shot, thank you sir-

Dave

budman68:
Yes, it does work correctly that way (whew...).

I would like to be able to test the unit without Mach 3 though as I may want to you use one of these for other things for my PC in the house. There's really not much to the owners manual and I guess I'm just not comprehending it. I'm not the wittiest guy  -  :P

By the way, when you save the setup, where is the file located? Or is saving it right to the actual device as it states?

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