Thanks for the nice words. I doubt it will work on your clone as well because Sieg uses a proprietary data format. What I really want to know is what information resides in the 39 bit “header” that the program ignores.
I chose the two line display because I have plans to code feeds and speeds based on material type and diameter. currently I am deciding on what type of input device to use (thin small keypad?) to select/input those parameters. then have the LCD suggest a speed.
The question is can I then have the Arduino set the speed?
Sieg are cheapskates, they use the exact same board in a number of their products up the line. they just enable more of its “features” with each sucessive model.
If I could get my hands on one of their digital input devices from the higher end models I may be able to decode what the controller board needs to set the speed.