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  1. Yea my concern with having the USB device plugged in constantly and then writing to it would be rather the controller at the machine would even recognize the new files without having to first unplugging it. On the machines we have currently USB is the only interface I'm aware of. Ethernet is an option that can be built into the machines but these machines were ordered without. Would have made life much easier if Ethernet was available then a simple wireless bridge would solve everything.
  2. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/raspberry-pi-as-cheap-nas-solution/ So I came across this article and I got to wondering, if we were to use the rpi to create a NAS out of a flash drive (CNC programs are small in size) that would allow us to write to the flash drive wirelessly. Would it then be possible to use a simple USB splitter going into the HAAS controller to allow the machine to read from the flash drive?
  3. Yea we'll stick to using the USB the traditional way over that. I was hoping there was a USB product the size of a flash drive that could connect to the wireless network that windows could recognize as media device that you could just drag and drop files to in my computer and then the HAAS would just read it as a USB drive. I've had no such luck at finding something like this
  4. When the android phone was mentioned the raspberry pi was immediately where my mind went to next as a permanent solution
  5. Right, if you could network the machines, which I'm sure is possible, HAAS will make it an expensive option. My thinking is that it would be cheaper easier and more expandable to network the interface.
  6. We would have a USB cable running to each machine from the dedicated computer. We would preferably like a small wireless USB hub on each machine that we would communicate with individually and just download the program we need to the specific machine. Navigating through several folders and files on the machines becomes a pain.
  7. Yea I'm not sure how the machine would handle a phone being plugged in. I will try and test it tomorrow when I go in and see how it works.
  8. Im not familiar with android, would any software be needed on the pc's or would windows handle it?
  9. They're HAAS CNC's with they're proprietary software and are extremely locked down. Every option costs extra
  10. I'm looking to the LTT community to help me solve a problem we have at the CNC machine shop where I work. Our current workflow for getting programs to the machines involves writing the programs at a PC saving the program to a USB drive then taking the USB to the machine plugging it in then loading the program from the USB. We are looking for a wireless solution. The machines themselves can only simply load programs from a USB storage device. Something that can connect to the wireless network at our shop would be preferable that way any PC connected to the network would be able to write to the drive connected to the machine. However if there is a short range wifi solution or perhaps Bluetooth that anyone knows of that would also work as a proof of concept. And of course the cheaper the better. If we can prove the idea works first then it's possible to upgrade to more elegant solutions in the future. Let me know what you got.
  11. So here's a updated list. CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.49 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.10 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($46.76 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg) Case: BitFenix Pandora Core MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($72.00 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg) Total: $668.31 Look solid?
  12. I don't mind waiting in order to do it right. I want this to last for some time to come. As I said prior I have no experience building a computer so I wanted to gather all the knowledge I could put together a list and see what ppl with more experience than me think about it.
  13. Yes from the research I've done compatibility with Hackintoshing was my major concern. I want the ability to OC in the future so per your guys recommendations I'll swap the h97 for the z97 and drop the H100i and run the stock cooler till the time comes to OC.
  14. I looked at a hyper 212 but I don't think it would fit in the Pandora case. I could be wrong however
  15. If I understand correctly a z97 board gives me the option to OC in the future but while I'm running a stock speeds the stock cooler should suffice?