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  1. #1

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    Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    hello to all,

    I have developed an Android app for control Mach4 with bluetooth.
    You can find it in Google play store with the name of
    "CNC Bluetooth for Mach 4" or click this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...etoothformach4


    Available functions:

    -Jog functions
    -Start / Stop / Feed Hold
    -Override feed
    -Start and stop spindle
    -Home reference

    To work you must have the following prerequisites:

    -Android version 9 or higher (previous versions of the application cannot be installed as they
    do not have some features that are present only from version 9 onwards)
    -A PC with bluetooth and a version of Mach 4 installed
    No need to install any additional software on your PC!

    At this link you can find a configuration guide
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g_C...VtBnQTohk/view

    I'm waiting for comments

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    This sounds fabulous. I will have to try it.

    Have you thought about an app for a pendant? There are several wireless pendants on the market but none that have a plugin for Mach4. I am sure that the pendants use Bluetooth and emulate a HID device.

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    let me know what you think when you try it.
    Yes i think that is it possible add a pendant page...I will work on it.
    My application use HID bluetooth (only for Android 9 o major) for simulate a wireless keyboard so is not necessary any additional plugin for Mach4...


    Practically this application as it is made would also work with Mach3, but I think I create a separate application available shortly ...

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    Hi,
    a CNC machine that is controlled wirelessly.....and you think this is a good idea???

    I would suspect you are a programmer and have absolutely no maching exeprience.

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeavaerage View Post
    Hi,
    a CNC machine that is controlled wirelessly.....and you think this is a good idea???

    I would suspect you are a programmer and have absolutely no maching exeprience.

    Craig
    I think it's not dangerous if you're a good programmer! as for my experience in machining look at the attached photos and let me know if I have enough

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    I think wireless is not as bad as you make it out to be. I use a wireless keyboard and mouse and there are lots of folks that do that.

    I use a pendant on my machine and would like for it to be wireless. I never start/stop a cycle with the pendant but it is vary handy to use to jog, zero, position, and setup a cycle.
    I would never reach for the E-Stop button on a pendant, I would go for the big red button that is wired directly to the machine right in front of me.

    And, yes, I do some programming and machining, I am just your average Joe (PUNN).

    Thanks.

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    First of all, let me congratulate you on your result. Managing to develop an Android app to control Mach4 with Bluetooth is quite an achievement from my point of view, and progress in the quality of our daily life. I like the fact that it has a lot of available functions, but also the fact that there is no need to install any additional software on your PC. I use https://appcrood.com, where you get some useful Android apps for your device with our customer review of every application. I absolutely love it and find it really helpful.

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

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    Re: Bluetooth android app for Mach4

    Quote Originally Posted by cnctutor View Post
    hello to all,

    I have developed an Android app for control Mach4 with bluetooth.
    You can find it in Google play store with the name of
    "CNC Bluetooth for Mach 4" or click this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...etoothformach4


    Available functions:

    -Jog functions
    -Start / Stop / Feed Hold
    -Override feed
    -Start and stop spindle
    -Home reference

    To work you must have the following prerequisites:

    -Android version 9 or higher (previous versions of the application cannot be installed as they
    do not have some features that are present only from version 9 onwards)
    -A PC with bluetooth and a version of Mach 4 installed
    No need to install any additional software on your PC!

    At this link you can find a configuration guide
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g_C...VtBnQTohk/view

    I'm waiting for comments
    Configuration guide no longer links to anything. Help?

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