The Android version doesn't indeed work with a PC but if a PC version is desirable I can post my initial prototype that works with Windows.The three axis plug into the box, and the box communicates with my Android phone or tablet via Bluetooth. There is no direct connection between the box and phone/tablet, and the phone/tablet needs to have Bluetooth capability. The cable coming out of the box is for power only. The app is written for Android 3.0 or greater, so I don't see it working with a PC.
Simon,I was looking at Android DRO a few months back. I couldn't decide in which 7" tablet to buy.
Was thinking about a Nexus7 32GB, which I could use for other things too(reading PDF's in bed etc) but it is pretty pricey, so decided to think about it some more.
Thinking now I might just buy a cheapie $100 7" tablet and get this done.
Hope Yuri makes some updates soon, has been a while. Having all the features of a good DRO (PCD etc) would be awesome.
You read my mind! I'm hoping to start setting min up in a few weeks when all of my stuff comes in. I still have a laptop issue to sort which is primary as it earns me money. I'm glad to see you on here... I've been watching your blog. Would you mind if i pm you about other features?Simon,
I'm still working on it. For some reason for the last 3-4 years March-May turn out to be crazy busy (work, home, school etc.), so I get little or no time for play in Spring.
Based on the feedback and my own usage I want to add some features ASAP:
- USB support (for some reason this has been #1 feature request)
- Tool offset functionality
- Hole circle/hole pattern functions
- Multiple encoders per axis (my new mill now has a quill... )
- More UI settings (number of digits before/after the dot, font size etc.)
Don't know if I can pull this off and test in a month but I'm hoping to at least have it ready for beta testing in 2-3 weeks...
OK, since you guys went there ...A feed rate display would be really nice, especially for those of us without power feed.
A "nearing zero" warning might also be nice.
Not at all.You read my mind! I'm hoping to start setting min up in a few weeks when all of my stuff comes in. I still have a laptop issue to sort which is primary as it earns me money. I'm glad to see you on here... I've been watching your blog. Would you mind if i pm you about other features?
I know this is an older post but just in case people come across it in future...Not at all.
Just a quick brain pick, please, but I can't get my kindle fire on to google play, so is there another route for downloading your for, please?
On your website you mention problems with an ARM type processor based unit. I presume that would mean Raspberry Pi might not be a good choice since it is based on the ARM? At 35 or so bucks and running linux which I've been trying to learn/mess with I wondered about it as a DRO reader... maybe I need to rethink and go with Arduino or the TI MSP...