Homemade Pendant Encoder control....

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SamMarrocco
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Homemade Pendant Encoder control....

Post by SamMarrocco » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:57 pm

I would like to add a Pendant/Encoder Knob to my vb.net/KFlop applications. I'd like to get the most real-time control possible for jogging and axis from the wheel. I suspect that reading the knob via custom hardware->USB->vb.net than sending commands to the KFlop is *not* going to get me anywhere near time control. This leads me to believe that I would need a KFlop C program running in one of the available threads to read some KFlop IO pins and then send the appropriate movement to the KFlop. The encoder knob has connections for A and B (as well ad Vcc and Gnd).

Assuming this is the best method for what I'm attempting to do, any example code or specific docs available for doing this?

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TomKerekes
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Re: Homemade Pendant Encoder control....

Post by TomKerekes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:57 pm

Hi Sam,

That is correct see here and let us know if you have questions.
Regards,

Tom Kerekes
Dynomotion, Inc.

SamMarrocco
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Re: Homemade Pendant Encoder control....

Post by SamMarrocco » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:49 pm

Thank you for the link, Tom.

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