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PoKeys update 4.1.58 released

By |March 13th, 2016|CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

PoKeys update 4.1.58 was just released with a few new features for PoKeys devices. New features in PoKeys update 4.1.58 We changed the PoKeys update versioning scheme. We try to release both software and firmware for PoKeys devices with the same versions in order to improve the user experience. Until now, we based our versioning [...]

RC simulator interface – PPM signal decoding

By |February 7th, 2016|PLC, PoKeys|

Some users asked us to implement the support RC simulator interface, that would decode the data from a general purpose R/C (remote control) receiver in order to control outputs of the PoKeys device and/or allow the PoKeys device to be used as RC simulator interface. Allow us to present how easy is to use PPM [...]

Auggie – CNC machine controller software for PoKeys

By |December 24th, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Art Fenerty, the original author or Mach3 CNC machine controller decided to share a Christmas surprise - free version of Auggie, an augmented CNC machine controller that supports PoKeys devices directly. This gives PoKeys devices even more usefulness. The software supports USB CNC controllers and Ethernet CNC controllers based on PoKeys device family (PoKeys56U, PoKeys56E, [...]

PoKeys as flight simulator interface

By |December 23rd, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

Have you ever imagined that the same device family that is able to function as a fully fledged USB CNC controller can be used in a completely different application, like a flight simulator interface? Look at the following flight simulator (courtesy of Beau Williamson and Christopher Link). PoKeys as flight simulator interface in simulator by [...]

PoKeys update 3.1.67 released

By |November 30th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

We just released a new PoKeys update 3.1.67 that contains some bug fixes and new features. New features in PoKeys update 3.1.67 PoKeys update 3.1.67 brings firmware update 3.1.67 for PoKeys56 series devices and firmware update 4.1.44 for PoKeys57 series devices. The update can be downloaded here: PoKeys v3.1.67, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (30.11.2015).exe Matrix mapping [...]

5 reasons to switch your CNC from LPT to USB

By |November 17th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Have you ever considered switching your CNC from LPT to USB? Let us point out 5 reasons to do so and use a USB CNC controller instead of an ancient LPT port. 1. LPT ports are disappearing Computer industry these days has no more interest in maintaining LPT port functionality. This is a legacy port [...]

Mach 4 motion controller – PoKeys57 CNC

By |November 16th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

PoKeys57CNC is the next generation of PoKeys devices that was designed specifically for CNC applications. Used together with the PoKeys plugin for Mach4, it becomes a great choice for the Mach 4 motion controller. It is a blend between general purpose PoKeys device and a USB/Ethernet CNC controller. The device is targeted primarily for controlling [...]

PoKeys tutorial – getting started with PoKeys57CNC

By |October 23rd, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

This post is a first PoKeys tutorial in the series of the tutorials for PoKeys57CNC devices. This one will cover the basics on connecting your PoKeys device with the computer and configuring the network connection if it is used. PoKeys57CNC is a blend between general purpose PoKeys device and a USB CNC controller. The device [...]

PoKeys USB and ethernet DAQ devices – comparison

By |October 19th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

PoKeys DAQ devices family There are multiple variations of PoKeys DAQ devices (digital acquisition devices) available. The PoKeys57 family consists of PoKeys57U, PoKeys57E and PoKeys57CNC, which is our latest addition to the PoKeys device family. PoKeys devices in general PoKeys devices are highly-customizable general purpose I/O devices that extend the I/O capabilities of a host computer [...]

PoKeys library PoKeysLib

By |October 19th, 2015|PoKeys|

PoKeys library PoKeysLib PoKeys library PoKeysLib is a free (open-source) cross-platform library for PoKeys devices that allows the communication with PoKeys devices on various operating systems (including Windows, Linux, UNIX etc.). It even allows the use of PoKeys devices on embedded systems (Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone etc.). The library is available at PoKeysLib repository [...]

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