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    Ok well this as been on my mind to do this for while now so what you all think.?

    I've got reasonable collection of popular Controllers laying around now so thinking to do a comparison test (video)on same machine with same drives etc.
    This will be spare Router I've got kicking about so will obviously be Router biased. Could be servo or stepper driven not sure yet.

    The controllers I've got are.
    Cslabs IP-M, IP-S, IP-A (IP-A might be separate test on servo motor on bench) (Mach3 and Simcnc only)

    UC300USB with PMDX126 BOB (Mach3 or UCCNC)
    UC300ETH with UB1 BOB

    Centroid Acorn (CNC12 Mill only)

    Smooth stepper ESS, USB with PMDX 126 BOB (Mach3 only)

    Pokeys 57U, 57CNC (mach3 only)

    CNCUSB Mk3/4 (Planet CNC)

    DDSCV1.1 3 4 axis offline motion controller

    Might Knock up a Linux cnc with Mesa cards (when get them)


    Obviously this will take a while to setup and done between health/work commitments plus seen as it's -4c in workshop won't be until warmed up a bit so don't hold your breath's or put off buying for current project you got going on. However it will happen, might just take me couple months to get all together.

    So if you lads have any requests to see any specific comparison etc or have any Code you want testing then shout up.
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    Ok I bought 2kilos pop corn and waiting! :-)

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    Looking forward to it! I have a spare arduino with cnc shield you can have if you want to try that as well, will interface with stepper drivers. I can send it out flashed with grbl and ready to go.

    I'd like to see the same piece cut with multiple tool changes on all the controllers, set up as close as possible to each other to see if there's a difference in quality and speed.

    I have no doubt grbl won't perform close to the other controllers but it's less than 15 lol so would be interesting to see what you could do with it ;) Especially as you'll have the best router grbl has ever been connected to lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertboy View Post
    Looking forward to it! I have a spare arduino with cnc shield you can have if you want to try that as well, will interface with stepper drivers. I can send it out flashed with grbl and ready to go.
    Thanks but sorry I draw the line somewhere not fecking about with Arduino and Grbl shite. Best left to 3D printers lads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcnc View Post
    thanks but sorry i draw the line somewhere not fecking about with arduino and grbl shite. Best left to 3d printers lads.
    amen!
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    I'm curious about differences in high speed motion between the acorn and UCCNC.
    Not interested in Mach3 at all at this point (even though I'm still using it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    I'm curious about differences in high speed motion between the acorn and UCCNC.
    Not interested in Mach3 at all at this point (even though I'm still using it).
    Funnily enough Gerry me too on both counts. Will be one of first tests.

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    I'm also a little curious about Mach4, but I'm not even going to ask.....
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    Hi Dean

    Sounds like a great idea for a video !

    Do you have a system you can dig out of the skip using a generic breakout board on a parallel port? Would be good entertainment to see it perform when the TIG fires up next door! I guess they've long gone to landfill but had to ask.

    Thanks
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