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My name is Chad, I'm builder in Maine who is looking to start learning mach3 and cnc.

I just purchased a cnc router from ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com/40-inch-cnc-router-engraving-milling-machines-/270775652255?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0b7c8f9f and im thinking about picking up a laptop to use with it.

This is the laptop I am checking in to and was wondering if it would be ok? http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Satellite-L775D-S7222-17.3-Laptop/product_331466
 I also believe I need to get a parallel port adapter? Would this work?  http://www.staples.com/Belkin-USB-Parallel-Cable-Adapter/product_382233

I'm still getting my feet wet with the whole cnc learning process. I should of done more research before jumping in and buying a machine but, you only live once and home cnc machines look like a blast to mess around with. DHL is due to drop off my new cnc machine any min now and I will post images and videos when I get it for those interested.

Also, I have been skimming through a lot of newbie questions and have yet to find any video tutorials for basic/first time user help. I have seen calibration, and other steps but none really for hardware hookups. Does anyone know of any such tutorials or does every machine have completely different configurations?

Thank you in advance,


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