Thread: Mach 3 using laptop and usb
This is my first post . I am trying to find out if there is any way that i can run my mach 3 software from my laptop through a usb/parallel bidirectional lead . Or is there a lead or a circuit board that i can buy or make so that i can
Any help would be greatly appreciated
A usb to parallel port adapter wont work. You need something like this:
(10% off there at the moment...)
As you can see it's an expensive way to do it. You save by not needing mach3, but then arguably that's not a saving as you could use the free EMC2 instead.
A PCI parallel port in the laptop may work ... not sure.
And Speaking of SmoothStepper i have one that i don't use with extra add-on board for it! if you or anyone else is interested ?
i use ethernet socket as i was advised there is less interference and it is just better by someone with more knowledge than me.
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