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asbo
07-10-2013, 02:29 PM
I was having a browse on Aliexpress and came across several different USB breakout boards:

4 axis:
USBCNCV4.0X Stepper Motor Driver Mach3 USB Interface Board Adapter USBCNC Breakout Board-in Motor Driver from Industry & Business on Aliexpress.com (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/USBCNCV4-0X-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Mach3-USB-Interface-Board-Adapter-USBCNC-Breakout-Board/967529652.html)
New 4 Axis USB CNC Breakout Board controller CNCUSB USBCNC 2.1 Alternative MACH3 #SM535 @SD-in Motor Driver from Industry & Business on Aliexpress.com (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-4-Axis-USB-CNC-Breakout-Board-controller-CNCUSB-USBCNC-2-1-Alternative-MACH3-SM535-CF/880939573.html)
Planet cnc MK1 USBCNC CNCUSB USB CNC 4 Axis CNC USB Breakout Board Card Interface Adapter for Engraving Machine-in Motor Driver from Industry & Business on Aliexpress.com (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Planet-cnc-MK1-USBCNC-CNCUSB-USB-CNC-4-Axis-CNC-USB-Breakout-Board-Card-Interface-Adapter/776270501.html)

3 axis:
A114A 3 axis CNC USB Card Mach3 200KHz Breakout Board-in Motor Driver from Industry & Business on Aliexpress.com (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/A114-3-axis-CNC-USB-Card-Mach3-200KHz-Breakout-Board-Interface-Adapter/479858167.html)

5 axis:
5 Axis 200KHz Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board USB MACH3 USBCNC Interface Board for CNC Engraving Machine-in Motor Driver from Industry & Business on Aliexpress.com (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/5-Axis-200KHz-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Breakout-Board-USB-MACH3-USBCNC-Interface-Board-for-CNC-Engraving/1078178113.html)

I've sorted them price wise, lowest to highest.
I'm curious if anyone has tried any of them?
Do they look any good?
I might order one as an experiment, perhaps the 5 axis one. How bad an idea is that? :joker: