Is there a way to make a CNC pendant work with R-Host?
Hi. I am a retired CNC machinist trade school teacher. Many of the newer CNC machines we had in the shop (we had over 20 CNC machines) had a pendant (a small keyboard on a cable) that could be used to manually move the CNC in MDI mode (for aligning the origin of the part, etc). I would like to know if something similar could be made to work with R-Host? I was thinking something along the lines of using a USB numerical keypad or an Arduino Micro Pro (which can appear to Windows as a mouse or keypad). Maybe something like a series of macros (or G-Code) could be sent to R-Host when different keys are pressed (e.g. when the left arrow key is pressed, it would insert the code to make the CNC machine (in my case, a CoreXY 3D printer)) move to the left. I think this would be very handy when someone has a large 3D printer for, example, levelling the bed.
Would this be possible?