Mach3 setup tutorial – first movements

Mach3 setup tutorial summary This Mach3 setup tutorial will show you how to connect everything together and how to configure the PoKeys plugin so you can move your CNC. You can find the previous Mach3 setup tutorial here. Connecting everything [...]

Decoding I2C protocol with PoScopeMega1

Decoding I2C protocol Inter – integrated circuit (I2C) simplifies the hardware part of electronic devices. It consists of only 2 wires. One is used for clock synchronization, the other one is for data transfer purposes. On each I2C bus you [...]

PoScopeMega1 as logic analyzer

Logic analyzer is an electronic measurement instrument, capable of capturing and displaying multiple signals from a digital circuits. With this powerful tool you can observe many digital signals at the same time and perform exact time measurements. It is useful [...]

CNC controller will now ship faster with DHL

We proudly announce that we now offer shipping via DHL Express. Your USB CNC controller and USB oscilloscope won't get lost in the mail, get broken and will arrive in express time. This is very crucial for all the users [...]

Auggie – CNC machine controller software for 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 [...]

PoKeys as flight simulator interface

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 [...]

PoKeys update 3.1.67 released

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 [...]

Stepper motor driver – explanation

What is a stepper motor driver? A stepper motor driver is an electronic device that is used to drive the stepper motor. By itself it usually does nothing and must be used together with a controller like PoKeys57CNC. There are [...]

Record and export data captured with USB oscilloscope PoScopeMega1

This article will show you how to record and export data captured with USB oscilloscope PoScopeMega1. To follow this tutorial we need to meet requirements below: we need PoScope Mega1 device. If you don't have it you can buy it [...]

5 reasons to switch your CNC from LPT to USB

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 [...]

Mach 4 motion controller – PoKeys57 CNC

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 [...]

Visiting Productronica 2015 in Munich

We try to keep up in touch with the modern production methods and visiting Productronica 2015 in Munich has become our tradition. It's one of the many fairs we really like to visit especially because it's located in Munich - [...]

PoKeys tutorial – getting started with PoKeys57CNC

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 [...]

Mach3 tutorial with PoKeys – first steps

Introduction to Mach3 tutorial This is the first Mach3 tutorial in a series of tutorials which will help you to know PoKeys devices and how to use them with Mach 3 software for controlling your CNC machine. The tutorials will [...]

Lowest power consumption USB oscilloscope

  USB oscilloscopes in general offers really low power consumption. Low power consumption is important factor when buying an oscilloscope for two main reasons. One is definitely saving the energy and the second reason is highly connected with the first [...]

PC oscilloscope software

PC oscilloscope software represents a mandatory part in USB oscilloscope measurement package. Without it we cannot process and analyze data acquired by USB oscilloscope. In previous post we explained how we can use USB oscilloscope to acquire date, let's do [...]

PoKeys USB and ethernet DAQ devices – comparison

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 [...]

PoKeys library PoKeysLib

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 [...]