1. Hi guys
    I received today new USB pc gamepads for my boys. First thought I had : is it possible to connect it to mach3 to control axis, feeds, start,stop etc?????

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    Did someone do it ????

  2. #2
    Yes they have. See here:

    http://www.machsupport.com/plugins.php

    Look for Xbox, at the end.

    Edit: Oh except that's not an Xbox controller? Maybe one of those will work anyway...

  3. Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Yes they have. See here:

    http://www.machsupport.com/plugins.php

    Look for Xbox, at the end.

    Edit: Oh except that's not an Xbox controller? Maybe one of those will work anyway...
    Thanks Jonathan
    Mine one is PC version of PS2 gamepad, but I'll give a try and see what happens :naughty:

  4. #4
    An xbox controller is a standard USB one anyway, I know as i utilised the controller ports to run my keyboard and mouse when i stuck linux on it :-)
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  5. #5
    you can make it wrk easily just using a joypad keyboard emulator such as the one on tis page http://www.gamessence.net/gamepad-keyboard-emulator/

  6. Thanks John. It does work and cooperate with mach3 nicely.
    I can control all axis + start stop buttons. 5 gamepad from fleebay with 1.8m long cable does its job. Must order another one or nick from boys room :naughty:.

    Does reset, feedrate down or up button have keyboard shortcut???

  7. #7
    not sure bout reset feedrate etc having a keyboard shortcut but i think ctrl puts it in step mode so if you old ctrl and then press a direction it will move one step depending on what the step is set to in mach i.e 1mm 0.1mm 0.01mm etc

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