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Machinable case design for PoKeys57CNC motion controller

By |November 7th, 2018|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Although PoKeys57CNC devices are sold as 'naked' boards, the board itself can be used to make a case. How? Simply, employ the device as the USB or Ethernet motion controller for CNC device and machine one out of a solid block of metal or plastic. Our user Roman Batz carefully designed the case and provides [...]

Automation control device – PoKeys used in orchidarium!

By |June 11th, 2018|CNC controller, Home automation, Other|

Recently, one of our customers, Tomaž P., sent us a description of his project “Orchidarium automation”. He uses our PoKeys57U usb CNC controller as an automation control device. We are glad to hear our devices are not installed only in CNC control and flight simulator world but also used in such “green” projects as a [...]

PoLabs and Lego Maters 2017

By |March 27th, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Logic analyzer, Other, PC oscilloscope, PLC, PoKeys, PoScope, Signal generator, Stepper driver, Stepper motor, USB oscilloscope|

PoLabs was sponsoring the Lego Master 2017 competition on Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana Quoted from source: http://lego-masters.si/ The fifth contest Lego Masters is behind us. The organizers would like to thank all the participants that they devoted the last few months to preparations for the competition, which they also attended. Special thanks also [...]

Confusing PoKeys57CNC pinout explained

By |February 6th, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

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 inputs), some are general purpose... Short history of PoKeys devices Let's start with some history [...]

USB CNC Controller – PoKeys57CNCdb25 User’s manual – part1

By |February 2nd, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine|

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 the PoKeys family, designed especially for use with CNC machines with existing LPT (parallel printer) [...]

Encoder Threading with Mach4 Lathe and the usb cnc controller PoKeys57CNC

By |January 24th, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

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 it, since I had mixed success with index only threading in Mach3 Turn. I had [...]

Updated PoKeys plugin for Mach4 released

By |January 11th, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

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 that enables improved control over the CNC machine and resembles the handwheel of a manual [...]

Mach4 tutorial – FRO setting from PoKeys

By |May 4th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Mach4 tutorial - FRO setting from PoKeys analog input This Mach4 tutorial will help you configure Mach4 and PoKeys so you can set FRO from analog input pin. Click on PoKeys_analog_FRO(526b) to download a file which is needed for this tutorial. Move it to a location easy to find, preferably in the Mach4 folder. First [...]

PoKeys57CNCdb25 with Mach3

By |April 27th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

This short tutorial will show you how to configure the PoKeys57CNCdb25 with Mach3 as an USB motion controller. We'll go through plugin installation, plugin configuration and device configuration. PoKeys57CNCdb25 Installation PoKeys plugin is automatically installed by PoKeys setup to C:\Mach3 folder. It requires .NET 3.5 to be installed on the PC prior installation. [...]

Mach4 CNC Controller Software with PoKeys

By |April 26th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Mach4 CNC tutorial introduction This series of tutorials will help you configure your CNC machine using Mach4 CNC controller software with PoKeys device. Always remember to update your software if newer version is available. Also with newer versions of the Mach4 CNC controller software and PoKeys plugin there is a possibility that some elements may [...]

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