Connecting a System3 to System11c Machine to APC
1. Replace your original MPU and driver board with APC
See the APC documentation for build up and installation instructions.
2. Configure APC to Run MPF
Select USB Control in APC to ensure that MPF can connect. If you did not install an SD card (not needed for MPF if you do not want to use the sound card of APC) this should be the default.
3. Connect your PC running MPF to APC via USB
Connect APC to your PC via USB. The arduino on APC will behave as a USB-serial device and your PC should show a new serial device. For the USB connection no special driver Software nor a special USB cable is needed, a "normal" USB A-B cable will do the job. APC uses the LISY protocol which is why we have to configure it similarly.
Add/update the following sections in your machine config:
hardware: platform: lisy lisy: connection: serial port: com1 # replace this with your com port baud: 115200
Once connected to the host computer, it will (hopefully) identify a new
serial device. This is usually
COMx on windows or
4. Power up APC
Power up your system and enjoy.
5. Start MPF
Start MPF and MPF-MC on you PC:
What if it does not work?
Have a look at the LISY troubleshooting guide.
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