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    For Linux have search on Massa cards and network ports as an alternative?
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

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    I've been taking a look at the Mesa cards, and the 5I25 looks nice and simple. I'll stick to the LPT for now, while I figure out how to set LinuxCNC up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbx View Post
    I've been taking a look at the Mesa cards, and the 5I25 looks nice and simple. I'll stick to the LPT for now, while I figure out how to set LinuxCNC up.
    Unless you're doing something involving high frequencies (e.g. most servos) or lots of I/O then you don't really gain much by not using the parallel portw so sticking with it is probably the best option.
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    Lives in London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 12-03-2013 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 7.
    That's what I've gathered, though the extra IOs will be pretty handy for limits, homing etc. I don't want to get ahead of myself though, I'm still not sure how to set it up for the tripod I'm building.

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