30 Mar '17, 6pm

Hackaday Prize Entry: A CNC Mill Without The C

My bridgeport interact has hard wired joystick controls, I use them when I can’t be arsed making up a cad file and cam processing it. I just start the spindle up and set the feed rate and steer the table and quill off the joysticks the same way you would crank handles on a manual mill. There’s probably even a video of me jogging it with them on youtube from when I was building it. They just act as digital inputs to the direction controls on linuxcnc when I converted it, but they were part of the original MDI control when it left the factory although I got it with no boards so can’t comment on the original implementation’s effectiveness. Its quite convienient. I thought a lot of cnc mill’s had some sort of way of doing manual input at the control?

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