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Title: Interfacing with another MCU

Hi Tomer,

Thanks for such a thoughtful and detailed reply.

It's also very interesting to learn about the Modbus interface for Mach3.
There is at least one ELS implementation (e.g. John Dammeyer's ELS) that allows to switch between manual ELS mode and Mach3 CNC. The feature you mentioned could be applied in that case. I haven't decided yet if I want to plan for a possibility of using Mach3 in the future. It sure seems logical to do so, considering that the lathe will already be equipped with all the necessary hardware (a spindle encoder and stepper motors for Z and X).

A COM port and a USB-to-TTL adapter such as the FTDI-based one you've shown would be the way to go. Such support can either be added directly to Caliper2PC software, or implemented as a separate piece of software using the .NET API you already have. I don't have much experience in designing protocols for such communications. I'm more of a user than a designer when it comes to things like this. I can do some research, think about it / make some experiments with .NET once my project is somewhat realized. And if by that time you will have already implemented this feature, even better!

P.S. For some reason, every time I get a new message notification e-mail from your forum, Gmail thinks it's spam/phishing attempt, showing a message like this "Gmail could not verify that it actually came from Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments or replying with personal information."
I wonder if you could do something to prevent this from happening.

Best regards

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Interfacing with another MCU - by gene-pavlovsky - 10-07-2020, 04:02 PM
RE: Interfacing with another MCU - by Tomer - 11-08-2020, 07:34 AM
RE: Interfacing with another MCU - by gene-pavlovsky - 11-11-2020, 01:38 PM

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