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Hi Yuriy and all,

I would first of all like to say that i have found the TouchDRO software and hardware guides great, they have been very helpful for my project. However i am not using the read outs for a lathe or milling machine but instead using it as guides for my robot movements as it has to be operated 'blind'.  The read outs along with cameras allow me to know what my robot is doing.

What i wish the TouchDRO software would allow me to do is to datum between two or three points using and remembering the absolute proximity and then to be able to display the distance between the datums as a percentage.   for example.. lets say my robot rested position is at '50' abs, when the robot turns fully to the right it is at '100'abs and when the robot turns fully left its at '0'.  I would want 50 abs to display as 0%, 100 abs to display as 100% and 0abs to display as -100%.  And in the case of having only two datums, to display only 0 - 100 %.

I would be willing to pay (with in reason) for the development of these changes.

Thanks and Best Regards,

0rmus
It sounds like you have a VERY cool project in the works.

That being said, don't you think it might be a more complete solution to develop your own app for this? It sounds like TouchDRO might be a great starting point, but applying a piece of software to a problem it was never designed for never works out well. It sounds to me like you would be better suited with a mapping database solution. The TouchDRO app could be a good basis of the mapping portion of that solution.

Just a thought.
(02-03-2017, 03:59 AM)Eskimo2k Wrote: [ -> ]It sounds like you have a VERY cool project in the works.

That being said, don't you think it might be a more complete solution to develop your own app for this? It sounds like TouchDRO might be a great starting point, but applying a piece of software to a problem it was never designed for never works out well. It sounds to me like you would be better suited with a mapping database solution. The TouchDRO app could be a good basis of the mapping portion of that solution.

Just a thought.

Thanks for the reply Brian, you are totally right, development of my own app would be an ideal solution, and the TouchDRO software would be a great base to build on. However when it comes to coding i am still very much a novice so i don't think i could attempt it myself.

As it is, the TouchDRO software does allow me to get a feel for my robots movments by setting the display to incrimental in the 'rest' position, then by remembering the limits, i can quickly get a feel for the robots movements.