Mach4 tutorial – FRO setting from 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 [...]

PoScope4 release v2.6

The latest release of PoScope4 offers many new functions and improvements  Device displays Snap to grid The Snap to grid lets you automatically tile the displays in the working area in different configuration. First number is Row and second is Column. [...]

PoKeys57CNCdb25 with Mach3

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 [...]

Mach4 CNC Controller Software with 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 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 [...]

PoScopeMega1+ as signal generator

PoScopeMega1+ as signal generator Remark: There are two versions of PoscopeMega1.  The older one has no signal generator and only two BNC connectors. The new one named PoScopeMega1+ has third additional BNC connector dedicated to signal generator. This article describes [...]

USB oscilloscope performance properties

USB oscilloscope performance properties USB oscilloscope performance properties are very important when buying USB oscilloscope. They can vary from vendor to vendor and from model to model. Let's have a look a the most important ones which need to be [...]

Mach3 limit switch tutorial with 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 [...]

Happy Easter and PoKeys57CNCdb25 announcement

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 [...]

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 [...]

RC simulator interface – PPM signal decoding

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 [...]

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 [...]