Auggie, our motion controller, free for all to use and experimental in all aspect of its design, you'll find it as you download and install Gearotic with a seperate icon called Auggie on your desktop. First of all, Auggie is a Motion Controller design studio, it uses the Hardware line of PoKeys devices by PoLabs to interface between an existing CNC machine and Auggie software .PoLabs released the Pokey 57CNC, TCIP or USB- with adapter DB25 cable to interface and suit the needs of a user with a printer port driven CNC machine.
This converts the printer port device to work with Auggie with no additional hardware or electronic change necessary. Please see "How to convert from Mach3 to Auggie" for more details, but this solution converts most printer port machines all in one step, and you may also continue to run Mach3 should you feel it be appropriate? Advantages going this
route includes an upgrade to 115K per/sec with Auggie combined with Pokey, and allows you to control up to 8 motors at one time. It accepts Scripting while running GCode and can vary the power, or rate of power to most CO2 lasers out there to get a true laser engraving by varying Z to match up to your focus distance. Since Mach3 was originally written by Art Fenerty, he made sure Auggie would take things to the next step, such as allowing scripting while running GCode, thats a first, or by vary power, or rate of power to a CO2 lasers tube, or even make a laser engraving by varying Z to match your focus distance possible? Millions of possiblues exist, what are you waiting for, give it a try?
To our Customers
In Auggie, we like to see ourselves as a way to fully express that artistic expressions or interactions between user and shape, we feel it is an ambitious thing to put in a cnc program, however it should make it a one stop shop for most artistic cnc/laser users to embellish the code into making it do things that others can't.
Anyhow, If you have any interest in Motion Control or designing machines out of the ordinary, we definitely invite you to join us on Gearhead Corner to see for yourself.. This is also where you would post any input or suggestions you have as Auggie develops.
Auggie Motion Controller
Auggie using the Laser Co2 platform