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Topic:   DNC-X ARM Support?

By: GuestPosted on: May 18 2015 at 06:59:32 PM
Hi there, I wanted to know if DNC-X will run on an ARM based set up like a Raspberry Pi.

By: GuestPosted on: May 18 2015 at 08:09:27 PM
PC Only

By: GuestPosted on: May 18 2015 at 08:35:39 PM
So x86 architecture only?

By: GuestPosted on: May 18 2015 at 09:46:36 PM

By: Robert Cartwright, Aero-Plastics, Inc.Posted on: Sep 11 2015 at 03:58:48 PM
I would like to strongly express a suggestion, build one for ARM. Utilizing a Raspberry Pi to host DNC software for CNC controllers is the next most logical step in the evolution of keeping older CNC equipment up with the pace. IoT and Industry 4.0 is here, so don't fall too far behind.

By: Robert Cartwright, Aero-Plastics, Inc.Posted on: Sep 17 2015 at 03:28:03 PM
Can i get source code so that I can recompile this for ARM support?

By: GuestPosted on: Sep 17 2015 at 06:25:58 PM
Not sure why you're so keen on Raspberry.

Maybe a couple of years ago but now you can get a windows tablet for less than a $100. Wifi, touch screen, usb to RS232. Job done.

By: GuestPosted on: Aug 12 2016 at 11:09:12 AM
Raspberry is interesting if you're a hobbyist and get some enjoyment out of putting your own PCB and LCD in your own custom case. But if you just want to hang a touchscreen device on the side of your CNC then a tablet running Windows 10 is a low cost, ready built solution.

If you intend to leave the tablet permanently stuck to the side of the CNC machine then find a tablet that has either more than one USB port or has a separate Power jack.

By: ArthurPosted on: Nov 3 2016 at 01:42:42 AM
I would love to get the source on this. I too would like to compile for a Pi. Is this at all possible?

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 12 2016 at 07:40:18 PM
Is it a possibility to get a version to be used with the Raspberry Pi? Is this something your working on? Can we get the source code?

By: SupportPosted on: Nov 12 2016 at 09:40:57 PM
What is the commercial benefit of using a PI over something like a $50 windows tablet?

By: ArthurPosted on: Nov 15 2016 at 04:17:33 PM
Commercially there is no benefit. But for people who love to tinker and make their own device, the Pi offers an extremely cost effective devices over a windows tablet. Is a windows tablet easier? For sure. But that's not really the reason people purchase a Pi.

I currently have a few of them deployed in our shop, strapped straight to the mills. from my desktop in the office I can trigger the Pi to load the program into the machine using python. It works. It's not the most elegant solution. I really enjoyed your product, so I would love to have that as a solution if it were possible.

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 22 2016 at 07:59:02 PM
Many old CNC machines will not run off a USB to RS232 converter...hence the interest in the RPi, which offers real serial connection. This kinda screws up the idea of the $100 windows tablet.

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 23 2016 at 05:39:01 PM
I couldn't get my 20 year old procass working with a new computer. New computers don't have RS232 ports so only option was a USB/RS232.

But I'm thinking the problem was the speed of the computer and the big buffering in the USB.

But using a low powered Windows 8 'Linx' tablet with USB/RS232 it works just fine.

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