Communicating with Acorn through other software.

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brac24
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Communicating with Acorn through other software.

Post by brac24 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:02 pm

I bought the acorn board as a means to control some motors I will be using for an automation project. My question is can I make my own application let's say in C# or Java to read board values and send messages to the acorn board? The project is an automated measuring system. So the acorn would move the measurement device to a desired location. Acorn would then stop and wait for me to issue it a command to continue to the next location. Is there a better way to do this maybe through the cnc software itself?

eng199
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Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
Allin1DC CNC Controller: Yes
Oak CNC controller: Yes
MPU11 & GPIO4D -w/ 3rd Party Drives: Yes
DC3IOB: Yes
CNC11: Yes
CPU10 or CPU7: Yes
System Serial Number: none

Re: Communicating with Acorn through other software.

Post by eng199 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:55 am

It sounds like this could be done in G code. M100 / M101 are used to wait on inputs.

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