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Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2006, 12:25:37 PM »
 Hi everyone,

                 I was wanting to see mach2 work.I don't have any motors connected yet.I was thinking that I could load the g code and watch the X,Y dros do something.Is this possable? I did this with quickstep and I was able to read the voltages on the coresponding wires coming from the printer port.

Hood

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Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006, 12:31:00 PM »
Yes but dont mess with Mach2, download Mach3 .
If you keep getting the flashing reset button you will need to go into the config menu then ports and pins then input signals, scroll down to eStop and check the low active box.
 You can then load some code and you will not only be able to watch the DROs moving you will be able to follow the toolpath :)

Hood
Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2006, 12:47:35 PM »
 Thanks Hood. Mach3 seems to be the best thing going. 8)

Hood

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Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2006, 01:10:39 PM »
Not tried much else, but when I first tried Mach2 I knew it was good then Mach3 came out  and it just keeps getting better :)
Hood
Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2006, 02:44:37 PM »
 Hi Hood,

               What stepper controller board do you use?I was looking at hobby cnc.

Hood

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Re: Thinking of buying Mach3
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2006, 02:46:26 PM »
I use (3x) Gecko G202 drives and a PMDX 122 breakout board

Hood