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Leadhead
08-10-2013, 09:02 AM
Anyone actually been able to get their hands on one of these??

GEOFFREY
08-10-2013, 09:06 AM
One of what exactly? should there have been a link? G.

Leadhead
08-10-2013, 09:33 AM
Yes herewith: http://dtrobotics.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html

phill05
08-10-2013, 11:30 AM
Yes I have 2 one for Mach3 and one for Linux, very easy to use great addition to machine.

Phill

Leadhead
08-10-2013, 01:03 PM
Phil - thanks. Did you order it direct from Mr. Miles? As I cannot see a clear price.

phill05
08-10-2013, 01:10 PM
I pledged an ordered on Kickstarter when they were first advertised back in Sept / Oct last year got them Jan this year think they were 30 to 40$ each

Leadhead
08-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Trying to contact him now. Sure don`t make it easy!!

JAZZCNC
08-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Trying to contact him now. Sure don`t make it easy!!

I've seen several folks struggle getting stuff from him and one guy in particular really went to great lengths tracking him down publicly and still didn't get it after been promised. . . I certainly wouldn't be sending him my money in a hurry.!!

EddyCurrent
08-10-2013, 09:22 PM
What's wrong with these ?

mach 3 cnc pendant | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=mach+3+cnc+pendant&_sop=15)

Bazzer
08-10-2013, 09:41 PM
If you have an old xbox controller kicking about, use that with the plugin on the mach3 support site

Leadhead
09-10-2013, 08:16 AM
Eddy _ Thanks for the ebay link. Ordered that!

EddyCurrent
09-10-2013, 04:17 PM
Please let me know if it's any good, I fancy one of those myself.

Leadhead
09-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Eddy - Will do. May be a long delivery, from experience.

Ger21
25-10-2013, 03:09 AM
I have a Jog-It! pendant here, also from Kickstarter. I don't think that there are currently any plans to manufacture more, as they are not terribly profitable, and apparently wee rather time consuming to make. They are open source, and all the info needed to make them is available from the web page.

For about the same price, an XBox controller is far more powerful and flexible.

EddyCurrent
25-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Just had a further look into this Xbox controller idea, there are 2 plugins here;
Plugins - Newfangled Solutions (http://www.machsupport.com/software/plugins/)

And there are these on ebay;
USB Wireless Gaming Receiver 4 PC Adapter for XBox 360 Games Controller Consoles | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-4-PC-Adapter-for-XBox-360-Games-Controller-Consoles-/290756205609?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories _VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item43b26b9c29)

Bazzer
25-10-2013, 02:04 PM
I use one of the wireless usb adapters as in your link, got the controller itself cheap when they updated the xbox os and you couldn't use spurious controllers. I don't remember seeing the shilling plugin when I installed mine, and I remember having issues with the 32eng... File. Still all works fine now

Leadhead
12-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Quote - Eddycurrent "What's wrong with these ?" Mach 3 cnc pendant | eBay .

Hi - Eddycurrent. I only just got round to fitting this pendant. Although a little flimsy in build quality/durability. I think if used with a little care it will be fine.
Plugs straight into USB port. Set the XYZ(+) in the "pins and ports" hotkey column.This is simply a case of checking the relevant boxes and pressing the respective keys on the pendant. I automatically sets the axis movement to that key.
IN short:- Does what it says on the box!
For that price I can live with flimsy?

EddyCurrent
12-11-2013, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the feedback, sounds like I'll give it a try, seeing as I'm not one of those rough arsed mechanical types :hysterical:

Leadhead
12-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Well been using this all afternoon and, balanced against a keyboard. I would now, not like to be without it. For sure.
Given the build caveats, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend for the money.

Leadhead
12-11-2013, 06:45 PM
Sorry meant to clarify for anyone with an interest.
This IS NOT the JOGIT pendant.
It is the *bay one from China