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    Forgetting the Powermate software, isn't it possible to read / write directly to the micro in the powermate knob? I know it would require low-level communications to the USB controller on it, but it would allow vitrually unlimited possibilities with the powermate.

    I know actually reverse engineering the communications and getting it to work is ALOT more work than just saying it can work...

    Just another project I don't have time for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsp6
    Forgetting the Powermate software, isn't it possible to read / write directly to the micro in the powermate knob? I know it would require low-level communications to the USB controller on it, but it would allow vitrually unlimited possibilities with the powermate.

    I know actually reverse engineering the communications and getting it to work is ALOT more work than just saying it can work...

    Just another project I don't have time for.

    You certantly could. The powermate API's are open source. Email them and I'm sure they'll gladly send you everything you need to make your own programming stuff for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    The powermate API's are open source.
    Is this true??? I just got a PowerMate and the software for it sucks. I want to be able to define "profiles" and have long clicking change from one profile to another (instead of just having one profile for each application). I also want to be able to click & turn do letter-seek in CF1.3 (which means it would have to hold down the left mouse button and then move the mouse up & down with the knob).

    I can easily program all this and more if I had a DLL or something that would let me recieve all actions from the PowerMate. Where can I get this API you speak of? I've tried e-mailing them when mine arrived broken, but they took so long I decided to open it up and fix it myself (the nut that screws the rotery encoder had come loose which lowered the knob so that it would hit the case before it could click). I still haven't heard from them. So far I am fairly dissapointed with my PowerMate, but it still has potential if I can make my own software for it.

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    Nevermind... I found a Girder plugin for the PowerMate. Girder KICKS ***!

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