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Re: Serial Comm Question

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  • pghcncguy
    Answered my own questions.... I found the piece of documentation I was missing. It was the video overview with the SDK.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 21, 2013
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      Answered my own questions....


      I found the piece of documentation I was missing. It was the video overview with the SDK.



      --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, "pghcncguy" <rege.george@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've been looking through old posts and I've seen lots of references to trying to do bi-directional serial communications, but never saw where it's been done successfully, or how to approach it.
      >
      > I've developed my own Arduino-based THC that works with its own LCD display and button-based interface (I've posted the hardware design and software source on github). But, I'd like to integrate it into Mach so that the LCD and buttons aren't needed.
      >
      > I'd like to be able to send voltages up to Mach from the Arduino while cutting and allow the user to control THC settings from the Mach screen. Eventually, I'd be interested in turning Mach's THC response on and off based on speed changes.
      >
      > So, a couple questions:
      >
      > 1) Can a plug-in be used for bi-directional serial I/O?
      > 2) Is there threading available to that it can handle asynchronous input?
      > 3) Is there an effective top speed for a serial port being used by Mach?
      >
      > It seems like MODBUS is an option, but I'd prefer not to have a master/slave comm link.
      >
      > This seems like something that would have already been done, but I haven't been able to find anything concrete.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Rege
      >
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