TouchDRO is a powerful Digital Readout for machine shop enthusiasts, makers and small machine shops alike. It is a modular system that uses an Android tablet for the DRO display and works with a large selection of DRO scales. Thanks to its modern multi-touch graphical user interface, TouchDRO can offer ease of use and functionality that rivals the high-end digital readouts.
As a hobby machine shop enthusiast, I set out to design an affordable high-quality DRO for small machine shops, makers and hobby machinists alike. With feedback from the machinist community and focus on reliability, convenience, and ease of use, TouchDRO has become a full featured and flexible digital readout system. It is much more than just a DRO emulator application.TouchDRO is a powerful system that leverages software to simplify complex operations, speed up mundane tasks and push the limits of what's possible on a manual machine.
Selecting the right scales for your DRO will determine the overall accuracy and reliability of your digital readout. Start with the DRO Scale Selection Guide to learn about pros and cons of common DRO scales. See Recommended DRO Scales for the list of recommended scales and vendors.
To buy one of the official TouchDRO scale adapters, visit the Store section. If you prefer to build one from scratch, start with the Do-it-Yourself DRO Build page.
TouchDRO works on the majority of Android and Amazon Kindle tablets. See TouchDRO System Requirements for a list of recommended tablets.
You can download and install the TouchDRO application for your Android tablet from Google Play Store or from Amazon App Sore for a Kindle Fire tablet. Follow the TouchDRO Quick Start Guide guide to complete the setup.