Projects 2
Control Panel



I took 2 USB controllers, an aluminum case, a bunch of switches and some wire and came
up with this.
I use Keygrabber from Mach 3 to program the buttons.
I can control (4) 110 V accessories, i.e. the engraver, surface grinder, light, vacuum.
I have a duplicate X2 Speed Control switch from Littlemachineshop.com.
I added Jogging feedhold switches with LED's for taking long 'manual' cuts.
Still have about 10 buttons unused available for future plans.(maybe Mach 4?)
Bought the Logitech USB Attach 3  and the Phillips USB PC Controller at Walmart.
I bought the aluminum enclosure and switches at Mouser.com.
This Panel gives me control over the most used buttons in Mach3
for quickly jogging
the tool into position for a cut then starting the Gcode. The joystick works like in a game,
the farther I push to one Axis or another, the faster it moves. I'll include my tutorial for
programming KeyGrabber below.

Any Questions? Ask Me here.
 
Logitech Attack USB 3

Logitech Attack USB 3

Phillips USB PC Controller

Phillips USB PC Controller

cnc panel layout

cnc panel layout

cnc panel layout top

cnc panel layout top

control panel joystick ballend

control panel joystick ballend

control panel joystick optional

control panel joystick optional

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keygrabber setup page 1

keygrabber setup page 1

keygrabber setup page 2

keygrabber setup page 2

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keygrabber setup page 3

Tooling Plate and Engraving Table


This steel plate doubles as a tooling plate for fixturing and a clamping table for holding
stock while engraving. It's 5x12in. with (36) 3/8-16 holes. I added (2) 1 1/2 spacers so
the mill can cut thin stock with the Z-Axis at it's lowest position. Little Machine Shop sells
a tooling plate but with less mounting holes and it's not steel.

 
tooling plate 1

tooling plate 1

tooling plate 2

tooling plate 2

tooling plate 3

tooling plate 3

clamp table 1

clamp table 1

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clamp table 2

clamp table 3

clamp table 3

clamp table 4

clamp table 4

clamp table 5

clamp table 5

clamp table 6

clamp table 6

clamp table 7

clamp table 7

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