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Can I use a Pokey board to increase and decrease RPM and Feed
« on: September 09, 2008, 05:59:25 AM »
Hi, Like the title of my post, would like to use a pokey device to increase and decrease RPM and Feed, 10% each time I push the appropriate button. I could have one button to go up and one to go down with 10% increment.

Thanks

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Re: Can I use a Pokey board to increase and decrease RPM and Feed
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 06:03:02 AM »
Yes, that should be a pretty simple thing to do.  :)

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Re: Can I use a Pokey board to increase and decrease RPM and Feed
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 06:17:04 AM »
I do that through OEM Triggers and buttonss on my lathes control  panel at  the moment so using the Pokey would be exactly the same as instead of using the parallel port for the input like I have it woould be the PoKey. I use a simple brain and if I keep the button pressed it will go up through the FRO range, another button puts it down and yet another resets it to 100%
 However you may wish to wait a bit as I believe the plugin for the encoders and analogue inoputs on the PoKeys is getting nearing completion. Once that is done you can fit  a pot so that the FRO would be infinitely variable instead of just a % step.

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Re: Can I use a Pokey board to increase and decrease RPM and Feed
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 01:48:06 PM »
Hi, thanks for the reply, I will wait for the pokey's update. Do you know how long this could take.

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Re: Can I use a Pokey board to increase and decrease RPM and Feed
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 02:07:48 PM »
Should be soon, Art has it sort of done I think, but Borisz needs to do some tweaks in the PoKeys before its right.
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