... My gratitude to all for your comments and recommendations, I have understood that I cannot connect the Mighty Drive box directly to DB25 connector on theMessage 1 of 50 , Sep 8, 2009View Source--- In SherlineCNC@yahoogroups.com, Lorenz Erazo <lorenzerazo@...> wrote:
>My gratitude to all for your comments and recommendations, I have understood that I cannot connect the Mighty Drive box directly to DB25 connector on the PC.
> Hi all community !!,
> I am a beginner on CNC lathes and this is my first post, really I need your orientation and help.
> Recently I bought a used Sherline lathe CNC 4400, but they only gave me the Sherline lathe with two stepper motors installed, the Microkinetics Mighty Driver box and software, no more.
> I have a doubt about if I can connect directly the DB25 from Mighty Drive box to DB25 printer port on PC or I need install a controller card (optistep or other) into my PC
> How I connect this Sherline CNC lathe to PC for to do it work ??
> Thank´s in advance
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I think that the solution is use Mach3 or the MX400e box from Microkinetics, this one uses a connection USB and works on Windows XP.
Thank you again
Yeah, what he said. Doug Rundell Billy Bob s Beer, Bait & Tackle 1339 Creekside Ln. Newberg, Oregon 97132 Ph 503-554-0824Message 50 of 50 , Sep 10, 2009View SourceYeah, what he said.
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Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:36 AM
Subject: [SherlineCNC] BD25 vs Centronics vs DB9 vs DE9 etc.
I guess making a casual comment here is like making a camp file in a dry
cane field. I suppose my comment may have been ill-advised without knowing
when the Mechatronics box was made. I assumed that CNC didn't become a hobby
for a significant number of people until personal computers became cheap
enough to be widely used by average consumers, and that the box was made for
CNC hobby use, since it was a newby who asked the original question.
IF my assumptions were correct, then I stand by my assessment, that it was
foolish to design that connector into that application where it would be
likely mistaken for a PC parallel port device. On the other hand, I
certainly can understand wanting to save cost on the design, and if anyone
makes the wrong assumptions, tough tacos for them. By then the thing
probably isn't making money for the developer anyway.
As for the proper names of the various connectors, at the risk of getting
myself banned, this group sounds like a bunch of pedantic English professors
debating the proper way to pronounce "either tomato or potato." While I
personally find some of the historical trivia somewhat interesting, I
suspect many users find it not terribly relevant. I know there have been
many times (actually every time now that I think about it) when I have
attempted to search the group archives for information, but have been unable
to find what I was looking for because of the large volume of debate posting
such as this.
Far be it from me to discourage debate. I love debate, much to the chagrin
of most of my family and friends. But I had the impression that was not the
purpose of this group. More than once I have seen debaters smacked down.
Maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe it depends on who is doing the debating.
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