Confusing PoKeys57CNC pinout explained

This blog article is mostly to explain the confusing PoKeys57CNC pinout, as some users reported it. There is a myriad of connectors and signals, some are labelled as 'PoKeys pins', others are not, some have special function (e.g. limit switch [...]

USB CNC Controller – PoKeys57CNCdb25 User’s manual – part1

Introduction of USB CNC Controllers USB CNC Controller (PoKeys products) line consists of simple, easy-to-use USB and network devices with the extended list of features making them powerful input/output devices. PoKeys57CNCdb25 is an USB device and is the smallest of [...]

Encoder Threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller PoKeys57CNC

Digital Machinist article: Encoder Threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller PoKeys57CNC I was excited to hear that threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller Pokeys57CNC with an encoder was now working. I just had to try [...]

New communication options in PoBlocks

PoBlocks just got a set of new communication features in PoKeys57 series ethernet devices. UDP sender enables PoKeys device to send simple messages using UDP protocol on request from the PoBlocks project. PoKeys InterCom protocol on the other hand enables [...]

Updated PoKeys plugin for Mach4 released

A new version of the PoKeys plugin for Mach4 was released today. Most changes have been done 'under the hood', the biggest one affecting the MPG jogging with PoKeys devices. MPG jogging is a very useful feature of PoKeys57CNC devices [...]

Ground loop – What is it and why we should avoid it?

Ground loop is a result of electricity flowing to a ground over two or more paths. Ground loop is usually generated by connecting together different power sources. Users in many cases believe that all ground points are at the same [...]

PoScope4 release 3.0

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and improvements PWM protocol decoder We're introducing new PWM protocol decoder which helps with debugging of PWM signals. PWM decoder Improvements Improvement of export routines to speed up export to CSV [...]

PoScope4 release 2.9

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and improvements 1-wire protocol decoder We're introducing new 1-wire protocol decoder including 1-wire sensor decoder for most popular 1-wire sensors. 1-wire protocol decoder   1-wire protocol decoder settings dialog [...]

Oscilloscope probe compensation

Oscilloscope probe compensation is a procedure to reduce impact of probes on measured signal. We have to keep in mind that oscilloscope probes aren't just pieces of wire with pointy end attached to them. Here are two important aspects to consider when [...]

PoScope4 release 2.81

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces  improvements 1. Improved timebase. In previous versions timebase calculation was based upon samples displayed and multiplication factor which resulted in strange and sometimes useless timebase values. Now we improved data alignment in a way that [...]

PoScope4 release 2.8

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and performance improvements Axes alignment - Stacked mode Switching between two different axes alignment modes. Axes are by default aligned to left and right sides of display - parallel. New alignment option is [...]

CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors

CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors and cables In this tutorial we will explain how CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors and flat cables can be used. The cable pack contains four types of flat cables that should be used with appropriate connector. All black IDC [...]

The smallest and lowest power consumption 48MS/s usb oscilloscope

PoLabs is launching PoScopeMega50 usb oscilloscope, the smallest and lowest power consumption 48MS/s USB oscilloscope, function generator and logic analyzer in one on the market. It draws only 150mA thus the best choice for measurement environments which demands power autonomy [...]

Stepper motor driver user manual – complete edition

This stepper motor driver user manual contains information required to configure over an USB and run the PoStep60 driver. Please read the manual carefully to avoid damage to the driver. This section covers the instrument general description, instrument specifications and [...]

How to select USB oscilloscope

USB oscilloscope key performance properties In previous post we exposed key performance properties to consider when choosing USB oscilloscope. Let's have a look at our two USB oscilloscopes and let's compare them side by side. PoScope Mega1 PoScope Mega1 is lowest power consumption [...]

Metal dance pad with USB interface (Customer project)

Metal dance pad is another project by our customer that uses PoKeys57U. Let's let Gal describe it. Original post was published on Metal dance pad with load cell sensors Finished pad   What happens one a man has too [...]

Model railway automation (Customer project)

We are beginning the list of customer's projects with Ian's model railway automation using PoKeys57U devices. Here is the presentation of the project by Ian H. Model railway automation - Terminus station I’m building a fairly large model railway and [...]

PoScope4 release 2.71

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces performance improvements Here is a list of improvements: Fixed bug which prevented PoScopeMega1 from upgrading to latest firmware. Fixed main window sizing when maximized. PoScope4 download link