The Augmented Motion Controller
  "Auggie"

Auggie  is  our 8 axis motion controller interfaced via the PoKeys Hardware devices by PoLabs. It uses C-like scripting  and developed to be a very powerfull scripted motion controller for machines of any motorized type.
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  Auggie is our motion control platform,  primarly designed to control our laser power on the fly while in a cnc enviroment. Auggie is a motion controller software package, It can be used on any cnc  or laser machine,  it's free for all to use and experimental in all aspecs of its design.  Since Auggie is a stand alone program, it must first be downloaded and installed in order to work, all links can be found on home page. I also advise that Auggie while it is a work in progress may false trigger warnings in some antivirus programs  when you first install it, either from the name or a sensitivity setting set in your antivirus program. If you ignore the warnings, Auggie will install and you move forward to using it, otherwise you'll need to contact your antivirus provider on how to bypass these warnings. We have additional information on to why "cause of problem" on GearHead forum, I suggest you read through to see the actual issues and why this happens on some antivirus programs. 
 
  Once installed, Auggie uses the hardware line of PoKeys devices from PoLabs to interface between an existing laser or CNC machine to Auggie. PoLabs Inc. is independent to Gearotic, we only use their board as our link to your system. With the popularity of Auggie, Polabs released  the new Pokey 57CNC board, both compatible with Mach3 and Auggie or both,  and may be purchased ready to interface your existing cnc machine. In my case, I have both Mach3 and Auggie running, both on one machine, selectable by icons on my desktop. I found over time that Auggie was just as good for me as Mach3 ever was, so I tend to use Auggie more these days, but both programs work as they are meant to work..  With Auggie installed, users with older printer port driven CNC machine can easily convert over and become par with todays new leading technology and higher speeds. Advantages includes 115K per/sec per axis and up to 8 motor at one time. Auggie is very different than most CAM programs out there as it accepts scripting to run GCode. This process is so different as it allows for example Auggie to vary our laser power level or rate of power while it burns away,  making it a true laser engraver. This is done with Auggies internal GCode library,  it allows users to add GCode or M Codes to the language of the input file. This step opens many opertunities to all CNC user, and If Auggie sees a GCode it doesn't recognize, no error is generated and program continues along, allowing CNC user or designer to quickly determine what code works best for job at hand. 

   Auggie also comes with built in features such as warnings and alerts should anything go wrong, and is fully configurable as to user specifications. It can switch from metric to Imperial or both at once if needed, and provides live onscreen details as to what's going on. As a CAM package, Auggie imports DXF or GCode to run your CNC machine, and is fully compatible with most CAM programs out there. One advantage Auggie offers is it can convert an existing laser or CNC machine to work exactly how the user wants it to work, verses how the original version was intended to. Auggie proved itself to me when I converted an old cheap problematic touch panel laser system with Auggie, now this same laser works and very reliable, doing things the original maufacturer never dreamed it could do.   

 We feel Auggie it is an ambitious thing to add to any CNC.  This module makes it possible for users to embellish the code, and make it do things other software controllers can't,  our original intent for Auggie in a nut shell.  Should you have any interest in Motion Control or designing a machine out of the ordinary, we definitely invite you watch our You tube video's or simply join us on Gearhead Corner to see and learn for yourself.. 


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Click here to view Auggie Intro video on YouTube.
Click here to view our Auggie/Pokey connection tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view our Auggie Motor Tunning video on YouTube.
Click here to view our Augie Screen Design tutorial video on YouTube.

Auggies basic template for a new type of control of motion, especially for those wanting more control of their laser.

Click here to view our Auggie Screen Interfaces tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view our Auggie Spiral tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view how to add GCode or MCode to Auggie 
Click here to view our Auggie Controler Function Library tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view Jerk Settings in Auggie via video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie Scripting  tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie PWM Scripting tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie Debugging Scripts video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie Making Dialogs tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie HotKey Settings tutorial video on YouTube.
Click here to view Auggie Screen Panels tutorial video on YouTube.