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 (Insulation-Displacement Contact) connectors are female gender connectors and can be plugged into corresponding male gender … Read more

PoBlocks tutorial – Pulse engine, custom PoIL code

In this PoBlocks tutorial, we will describe how PoBlocks can be used to solve a stepper motor positioning task. PoBlocks is a graphical programming tool for PoKeys device and is free of charge for PoKeys users. Background We have been approached by one of our users on how a positioning system can be implemented using … Read more

USB isolator – Isolated USB port

USB isolator – Isolated USB port Are you asking yourself, why should I use an USB isolator? The answer is simple, to avoid trouble and save money. We all know that many devices these days can be plugged through USB cable to a single computer. Therefore, computer and peripheral devices (USB device etc.) share the … Read more

Connecting slip ring to PoKeys

Slip ring test with PoKeys

A slip ring test? What does this have to do with PoKeys? Well, we needed a cheap slip ring for one of our test projects and we got some from China. Slip rings are devices that transfer electrical signal from stator (non-rotating part of the device) to the rotor (rotating part of the device) using … Read more

Trigger Cycle start by input signal 0

Mach4 tutorial – Custom signal mapping

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 … Read more

PoKeys update 4.1.58

PoKeys update 4.1.58 released

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 … Read more

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 who have deadlines and cannot afford that postal service looses a package with their order. … Read more

F16 flight simulator with PoKeys as USB simulator interface

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 (courtesy of Beau Williamson and Christopher Link). PoKeys as flight simulator interface in simulator by … Read more

Team at the productronica 2015

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 – Charming capital of Bavaria. There are many things to see or do in Munich beside … Read more

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