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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: May 01, 2006, 07:44:09 PM »
Can you help me? How do we post a video here?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: May 01, 2006, 06:54:10 PM »
Heree are some picture

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: April 29, 2006, 10:32:38 PM »
Got the old Hermes working!

Just bought a Campbell Design breakout box and hooked it up.

Figured out the machine pinout (trial and error) and within A DAY, all axis and limit switches are working!

Will post a video shortly, although the wiring is not pretty just yet ...


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Best computer to run Mach
« on: April 07, 2006, 12:21:06 AM »
Thanks, Brian.

Can we use AMD and Intel processor?

For HT (virtual dual processor), do we need to disable it?

Can we just disable the on-board video board and use an add-on?

For the parallel port, can we use PCI parallel port?

Thanks,

Pierre

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General Mach Discussion / Best computer to run Mach
« on: April 05, 2006, 12:00:53 AM »
Hi all,

I am about to get Mach 3 (or 4?) running on my new engraver (see other post on Hermes Vanguard).

What is the best computer carateristics to run Mach 3/4?

Thanks,

Pierre

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: April 03, 2006, 10:03:15 PM »
Thanks, Brian.

It has a 12" X 14" X 2" travel. I also got the chip vacuum cleaner that is not shown.

I got it for a bottle of single malt whisky! (actually, I threw in a bottle of Grand Marnier as well ...)

I also found a company in California that will provide the pinout. I will post here the developments.




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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: April 02, 2006, 07:25:07 PM »
Brian,

One of the limit switches is connected to one pin on the DB25 (see attached picture). Chances are good that I can use a breakout box and directly from a computer using Mach 3/4.

However, adding new drives is in the cards ...

Thanks,

Pierre

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General Mach Discussion / Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: April 01, 2006, 01:03:57 PM »
Hi all!

I am new here although I have been looking into Mach software for years.

I just obtained a used Vanguard 6000 engraver. However, I do not have the computer and software that goes with it. I believe that if I knew the pinout of the DB25 located at the back of the engraver, it could be interfaced directly to a computer using Mach 3/4 software.

In addition, it could be converted to 3D.

Anybody have an idea?

Thanks, and kudos to Art!

Pierre





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