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16 Mar 2021 23:05 - 17 Mar 2021 06:52 #202540 by rider-83
Replied by rider-83 on topic Home Button
I don't have a mouse attached to the control. I want to use the keyboard only with out a mouse attached.
I either want to:

Drive each axis to the home switch via the cursor keys and have the home switch reister 'Home'
or
If there is a short cut key (Instead of using the mouse) to select the automatic Home X and/or Home Z then that would work for me.

I could add additional hardware buttons to the console for this purpose, but I want to avoid that for now.
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17 Mar 2021 08:26 #202570 by hansu
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Unfortunately there is no shortcut in gmoccapy for homing.
The easiest way would be to connect a hardware button to "halui.home-all".

To use the keyboard you have to do something more. See:
forum.linuxcnc.org/gmoccapy/30897-keyboa...hortcuts-in-gmoccapy

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17 Mar 2021 10:55 #202583 by rider-83
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Yes, I think you are probably right.
I'm developing a control console that will be used over three differant machines, starting with this simple lathe. As its my first attempt with LinuxCNC. I was trying to keep things simple and down to a minimum and not overwhelm my self at this stage.

I suposed my next question to appear will be:
'How the hell do I do that' ?
Ha :)

I think pin 13 on the LPT is still vacant, so I guess I could use that?

Thanks for your patience
Nick..

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17 Mar 2021 11:59 #202588 by hansu
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If you want to switch it easily between different machines a device that is plugged into USB like a Keywarrior or a USB Modbus device may would fits better But that depends if you want to use several or only one computer.

The home switch you connect with:
net home-sw-x joint.0.home-sw-in <= parport.0.pin-11-in
And the home button with:
net home-all halui.home-all <= parport.0.pin-13-in

See also linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/hal/basic-hal.html

The homing settings are well described here:
linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/config/ini-homing.html

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17 Mar 2021 12:15 #202590 by rider-83
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I will take this info away and have a go with it :)
Thanks.

The console I'm working on won't be 'shared' accross differant machines, it will be a design that each machine can use individually. I plan to sell this lathe, then move on to the Milling machine using the console design.

Take a look so far:
Boxford B160TCL
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17 Mar 2021 19:34 #202624 by rider-83
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Hmm
net home-all halui.home-all <= parport.0.pin-13-in

I get:
pin 'halui.home-all' does not exist

I'm clearly doing something wrong :(

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17 Mar 2021 19:53 #202629 by rider-83
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Sorted.

I missed HALUI = halui in the .INI file

Working :)
The following user(s) said Thank You: tommylight

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18 Mar 2021 01:59 #202702 by andypugh
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rider-83 wrote: I don't have a mouse attached to the control. I want to use the keyboard only with out a mouse attached.


So, you are trying to use a dedicated TouchScreen GUI with a keyboard and no touchscreen?

That seems eccentric at best.

Axis has a keyboard shortcut for everything (thoiugh you need an extended keyboard with a "home" button to home...
I think that tklinuxcnc can operate with keyboard only too.

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18 Mar 2021 06:43 #202710 by rider-83
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I don't like the appearance of Axis. I want to use a GUI that looks like a profesional industrial CNC control that you would normaly see on the shop floor of any industrial work shop.
Gmocappy's display has a more profersional look and layout regardless of its intended interface.
I really like the look of Silver Dragon or the GUI's on the Skyfire machines, but I feel that Gmo has more support than these currently.
I'm used to systems such as Fanuc,Siemens & Heidenhain
I don't have any technical issues with Axis.
You get used to a certain feel after 35 years or so and tend to lean towards what is familiar.

Nick..

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18 Mar 2021 14:05 #202742 by hansu
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Then I would strongly recommend you to use a touchscreen.
Its very to nice have no need of any hardware buttons.

Or if you would like to have it like a Siemens Sinumerik then Gmoccapy offers you to use hardware buttons at the sides of the screen:

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