Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

Post by MichiganCNC »

Question to centroid467:
With this upcoming BOB, can you use a 6 terminal MPG (+5V, 0V, A, B, /A, /B) and just not hookup the /A, /B terminals and use it as a 4 terminal MPG? Or must one specifically buy only a 4 terminal +5V, 0V, A, and B MPG?
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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MichiganCNC wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:36 pm Question to centroid467:
With this upcoming BOB, can you use a 6 terminal MPG (+5V, 0V, A, B, /A, /B) and just not hookup the /A, /B terminals and use it as a 4 terminal MPG? Or must one specifically buy only a 4 terminal +5V, 0V, A, and B MPG?
I think it will be best to use it as designed: for a 4 terminal MPG.

I'll do some experiments when I have time because I am curious myself.
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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Good morning.
I have a lot of interest in this option coming soon. Will it be necessary to use one mpg wheel per axle?
Or will only one with an axis selection button be possible? :D
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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Aurelien wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:25 am Good morning.
I have a lot of interest in this option coming soon. Will it be necessary to use one mpg wheel per axle?
Or will only one with an axis selection button be possible? :D
Good morning!

USBBOB can be configured to work that way! We have similar function on our regular MPG products so if that configuration is not supported in the new USBBOB Wizard pages then it will be possible through custom PLC. Thankfully, I believe it is planned for inclusion in the USBBOB Wizard page.
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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I am currently laying out the electronics in my lathe and want to leave some space for this new board in case I decide to get it. Are there dimensions available? An approximate size is ok, but position of the mounting holes even better, so I can pre-drill some standoffs for it. I'd rather do that now than have to remove everything later to drill and tap some holes. Thanks!
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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friolator wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:53 pm I am currently laying out the electronics in my lathe and want to leave some space for this new board in case I decide to get it. Are there dimensions available? An approximate size is ok, but position of the mounting holes even better, so I can pre-drill some standoffs for it. I'd rather do that now than have to remove everything later to drill and tap some holes. Thanks!
Hello, I will try and get a drawing of the mounting holes together tomorrow.
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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centroid467 wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:02 am
Aurelien wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:25 am Good morning.
I have a lot of interest in this option coming soon. Will it be necessary to use one mpg wheel per axle?
Or will only one with an axis selection button be possible? :D
Good morning!

USBBOB can be configured to work that way! We have similar function on our regular MPG products so if that configuration is not supported in the new USBBOB Wizard pages then it will be possible through custom PLC. Thankfully, I believe it is planned for inclusion in the USBBOB Wizard page.
Thank you to this information ;)

I'am happy to read this. I waiting this New BOB
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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fyi... USB BOB has its own beta testing / info thread. lets put all USB BOB info and questions on this thread so it will be in one spot! thanks, -keith

https://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=9983
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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Aurelien wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:25 am Good morning.
I have a lot of interest in this option coming soon. Will it be necessary to use one mpg wheel per axle?
Or will only one with an axis selection button be possible? :D
you can do either.
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
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Re: Does this kind of wired MPG work with Acorn?

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friolator wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:53 pm I am currently laying out the electronics in my lathe and want to leave some space for this new board in case I decide to get it. Are there dimensions available? An approximate size is ok, but position of the mounting holes even better, so I can pre-drill some standoffs for it. I'd rather do that now than have to remove everything later to drill and tap some holes. Thanks!
https://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=9983
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
Gear we use but don't sell. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
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