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by retrosmith
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Do away with "offset"
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Do away with "offset"

I personally find the use of "offset" on the Control page confusing, as opposed to the more popular use of "work coordinates" and "machine coordinates". I realize it's just a matter of math ("Offset is equal to Absolute - Position"), but it's a lot harder for me to envision what's going on like this...
by retrosmith
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: External drivers
Replies: 0
Views: 452

External drivers

An option for the user to utilize their own drivers would be a huge benefit. I realize it would be a substantial change involving updates to the actual hardware in the controller, but it would allow your customers to use more than the 36 volts that the controller is currently limited to, making the ...
by retrosmith
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Some ideas for the future
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Some ideas for the future

I bought the F710 and it works perfectly!
by retrosmith
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Some ideas for the future
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Some ideas for the future

A few software suggestions: A manual probe button, preferably one for each axis, in either direction. Manual setting of jog step distance. An input window allowing for manual movement of the machine by simple entry of coordinates (absolute or relative) "Return to Zero" buttons, for all axes. Setting...
by retrosmith
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Some ideas for the future
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Some ideas for the future

G-code macro for automated edge-finding/zeroing with a corner touchplate. These are pretty popular and very handy, and another example of something that can be done manually and saved as a G-code program but would be a lot faster automated. We currently use limit switches to find the edges of the ma...
by retrosmith
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Some ideas for the future
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Some ideas for the future

I'd love to see support for wireless gamepads. The X-Box 360 controller is widely used and very versatile, but even support for the Logtech F710 would be awesome. Simplify the jog speed changes on the gamepad. I think two buttons to raise or lower speed would be a lot simpler and more intuitive than...