Chinese Spindle - Windows control program for Huanyang VFD

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GilchristT
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Chinese Spindle - Windows control program for Huanyang VFD

Post by GilchristT » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:58 pm

Hi all.

Following the extremely useful thread started by forgottenCNC I ordered myself one of these spindles.

While I eventually hope to upgrade to MACH3 and use the Huanyang plugin that's available, I decided to make my life a bit easier in the interim and write my own spindle controller app to avail of the RS485 (kinda) interface on the inverter that is sold alongside these spindles.

I'm releasing a beta version of the app and the accompanying source code (Visual C#, .NET 4.0) into the wild with less testing than I normally would because I'm heading off on hols for a month :D

See below for some screenshots. If anyone is interested the app and/or source code can be downloaded from https://github.com/GilchristT/SpindleTalker2/releases. There is a bit more detail on the app at that URL as well.

I'd love to hear any feedback, thanks

Tommy
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Main screen
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RS485 terminal
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GilchristT
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Re: Chinese Spindle - Windows control program for Huanyang V

Post by GilchristT » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:07 pm

Doh! Already spotted a bug :oops:

The font I used for the guages screen isn't a standard Windows font and the font size is wrong if you don't have it installed.

I'll work on that but, in the interim, if you want to install the font I used, it's "Digital 7". Just Google "digital 7 font" for a number of download locations or here for the creator's page Digital-7

edited - Included SevenStyle URL

BLAHBLAHBLAH
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Re: Chinese Spindle - Windows control program for Huanyang V

Post by BLAHBLAHBLAH » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:01 pm

Thats pretty cool. How did it turn out? And is the spindle still ticking?

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