View Full Version : $100 dthc

05-03-2009, 08:55 PM
Hi all,
Im looking to gauge interest on a product which i could develop a little further and bring to market but dont want to spend a load of time on it if no one is interested.
Basically the product is a $100 digital torch height control providing all the functionality of other systems, preset profiles for different materials, on screen display of torch volts, on screen adjustment of target volts etc etc.
The product would connect to any plasma cutter, probabaly those with hf start also
it could be connected through either a couple of pins on you standard parrallel port or via the modbus
im not gonna tell you it will be perfect or claim to hold it accurate to 0.25volt because it wont and i dont think it needs to but it will keep a good enough distance between the torch and the work to work on warped paltes, i think it is accurate to about 5 volts, jim colt mentioned somewhere this is good enough for air plasma and it cheap so you cant expect it to be perfect
So what do you think? would you be interested?

06-03-2009, 03:19 PM
I just see your post. I am mongkol from Thailand. I think it is good idea and it is low price. If you can do it,I will be the first person who use your product.
It's sure.I guess you can sell it. You only post your product at CNC zone or anywhere on internet.


06-03-2009, 03:22 PM

no my product doesnt have an internet presence as yet, i was just looking to gauge interest since im not sure whether to pursue it or not.

thanks for the interest, ill put you in the yes pile!!


06-03-2009, 07:01 PM
Put me in the yes pile too.

A plasma machine will be my next build.


16-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Hello Matttarget

I am interested in your $100 dthc.

Is there any progress with it's development, or is it still the drawing board stage.