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    Quote Originally Posted by popspipes View Post
    Maybe call it the RotoSlider sure is a handy tool!
    I still haven't named that stinkin' thing. I called that it quickclick when I was coding it, and even the circuit card has it etched on there if you take it apart. I like Ninja-Knobs though, "so you can sneak up on it" haha.



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    Quote Originally Posted by smokediver576 View Post
    I'm like that kid waiting for Santa to bring me a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas!!!! Come on Pete..... I want my new BB gun!!!!!

    I have been using the heck out of the three button controller and don't see how I've made it this far without one.

    Later,
    Awall
    I am hopefully going to be making the pushbutton version this week, however, business has been picking up quite a bit from the new years lull. It will be the same layout as the membrane switch version just with regular pushbuttons to get a feel for it, and to dial in the programming of course. Those membrane switches aren't cheap at the prototyping stage so I got like one shot at it lol.

    Also, I went in today for a couple hours try out some things with a new project that will replace my haimer probe, thats actually looking very promising. I'll know a lot more tomorrow.

    Pete



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    Quote Originally Posted by petenc View Post
    I still haven't named that stinkin' thing. I called that it quickclick when I was coding it, and even the circuit card has it etched on there if you take it apart. I like Ninja-Knobs though, "so you can sneak up on it" haha.
    I vote for Ninja-Knobs!!!!

    Cannot wait for the new pendant. Push buttons work for me!

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    I sure like my rotary knob pendant for the sliders.
    It is really handy for new unproven parts! I usually make mistakes or need adjustment on the feeds speeds etc I made a couple new pushbutton switch boxes for the PDB, it was sure handy for that!
    I wanted a more bullet proof switch than what came on the macnine.

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    The latest on the pendant... I still am working on a overlay, cover for the joystick, and of course polishing up the dynamic mode.

    Pete





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    I Watched your video's, good Job ! I like the pendant really clean and has all the features anyone could need.
    will it be expensive ?



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    Following. This looks like a really good alternative. Btw have you seen some of the diy membrane keyboard write ups? https://www.google.com/amp/s/paulble...ne-keypad/amp/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer56 View Post
    I Watched your video's, good Job ! I like the pendant really clean and has all the features anyone could need.
    will it be expensive ?
    It's still too early to tell the cost. I've been working on this project on my off time, for the fun of it, so its been taking awhile. But the issue, as always, is to make it cheap, you have to build a lot of them and design for manufacture. It's not quite at that stage yet, and its very labor intense to build one, but if there is enough interest I would consider putting up more resources to making it affordable. In any regard, thanks for watching and the kind words! Ill keep ya posted!

    Pete



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    Quote Originally Posted by jcposada View Post
    Following. This looks like a really good alternative. Btw have you seen some of the diy membrane keyboard write ups? https://www.google.com/amp/s/paulble...ne-keypad/amp/
    Thanks for the link, I think it would be fun to build one these. Unfortunately, I don't think I could make one of these... at least that would be reliable lol. I'd be lucky to get it to work a couple switches. I've built versions that use tact switches on a circuit board, and then the embossed overlay acts as the button. But in my experience, they still aren't the same as metal dome panel versions, and then also adding an LED becomes frustrating.

    Pete



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    Default Re: Custom pendant for Pathpilot

    Any chance you will consider s liking it in kit form? Looking forward to the release!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottDW View Post
    Any chance you will consider s liking it in kit form? Looking forward to the release!
    I got the pendant (one from the video) on Friday and worked it all this weekend. This thing is the bees knees! Couple of things take some getting used to (muscle memory) but all in all, I could not be happier with my purchase. Pete will be posting up some news (hopefully this week) with his path forward. I think I'm going to have to have Congress add this pendant to the 2nd Amendment so that I can use the phrase, "only if you pry my cold dead hands off of it will you get it back"!!!

    I will be posting some review videos as well as some "how to use" videos coming up.

    Later,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottDW View Post
    Any chance you will consider s liking it in kit form? Looking forward to the release!
    Scott - yes I would love to put this in a kit and I am working towards doing that now. I have a simple breakout board, that works with PP, being made now. That will help me during the assembly process of the pendant, but also allow for others that would like to develop there own versions of control panels and/or pendants. Like most here, I really enjoy building things (we all have tormach's right?) and think it would be great for others to have the joy of building something custom without the burdens of the integration.

    The pendant is waiting on a much needed graphic overlay which is in the works as well. The membrane switch version may be something I do in the future, that hasn't been decided.

    Awall, who has absolutely refused to let this project die in my shop, has the first one and is running it through the paces now. It turned out great, but as he mentioned it takes a minute to get used to before your confident enough to go zoomin' around. By the end of a days use you realize how much of improvement it really is.

    Pete



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