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Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« on: June 24, 2009, 09:04:51 AM »
Hi guys,

Has anyone used oris using an Express card parallel port for a laptop without a parallel port. Have you had any success or do they not work. Will a usb to parallel port cable work? is there anything else that ca work with a laptop without a parallel port?

Thanks Gents.

Ron.

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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 09:17:17 AM »
Smooth Stepper which is USB is an option but as far as that card i don't know.
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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:34:23 AM »
Thanks Rich,

Does it work in conjunction with Mach3 or a stand alone software package?

Ron.

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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 09:40:43 AM »
SmoothStepper takes the place of two parallel ports and also gives you an additional 6 Inputs.
Hood
Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 09:45:30 AM »
Thanks Hood,

Is it a software package or a device. Where do I find it?

Rgds Ron.

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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 09:50:43 AM »
Its an external motion controller that connect to the computer via USB and integrates to Mach via a plugin, it can pulse up to 4MHz and can leaves the computer to concentrate on the trajectory planning etc.
 Heres a link
http://www.warp9td.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=33

Hood
Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 09:53:26 AM »
Thanks Hood,

Have put my name on the wait list. Must be very popular.

Rgds Ron.

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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 09:59:01 AM »
Yep, have them on all of my machines :)
 Jeff Birt may have some in stock  http://soigeneris.com/Warp9.aspx  , presume you are in the USA?
If in Ozz or NZ then try Peter Homann, he may have them in stock. http://www.homanndesigns.com/store/
Hood
Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 10:05:51 AM »
Hi Hood,

I am I Australia.

Will give the guy in Oz a Call.

Thanks hood. Have you encountered any dramas with them?

Ron.

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Re: Express Card Parallel port for Laptops
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 10:15:38 AM »
Nope, did have a few issues right at the start but that was because I wasone of the  Beta testers and it wasnt for sale at that time. There are a few issues with it still which I hear will be getting looked at shortly when the new Mach rev comes out. These things are no backlash, slaved homing and a few slight problems with FRO and slaved homing.
Hood