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Mach4 tutorial – Custom signal mapping

By |April 25th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

This tutorial will show how to trigger an action in Mach4 based on signal change. In Mach4, user customization options are available via simple LUA scripting language. We will map the signal to one of the PoKeys inputs and configure it to trigger the 'Cycle start' function. We assume you have configured the PoKeys device [...]

Mach3 limit switch tutorial with PoKeys

By |March 30th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

About Mach3 limit switch tutorial This Mach3 limit switch tutorial will help you to setup all of the switches that can be used on your CNC machines as well as any options that are also connected to the safety of your machine. You can find the previous tutorial here. More about limit switches and switches [...]

Happy Easter and PoKeys57CNCdb25 announcement

By |March 26th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

It's Easter time and we have a new product to announce - PoKeys57CNCdb25. As its name suggests, it is a PoKeys57CNC in a smaller package, a package that allows it to be directly connected to a DB-25 connector of your old CNC machine. One would think that PoKeys57CNCdb25 is only a USB to parallel port [...]

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 [...]

Mach3 setup tutorial – first movements

By |January 11th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

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 together First you must connect the stepper motors to the drivers. This first step is [...]

CNC controller will now ship faster with DHL

By |December 30th, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, Other|

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 who have deadlines and cannot afford that postal service looses a package with their order. [...]

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 [...]

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