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Offline RICH

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Re: parallel cable
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 10:16:01 AM »
Then I suggest you use the usb along with something like the Smoothstepper.
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Offline mr.c

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Re: parallel cable
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 11:01:52 AM »
How about a High Speed Parallel Port PCMCIA Cardbus Card For Laptop? I just looked on ebay and they are right around $20.

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Re: parallel cable
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 11:18:07 AM »
How about a High Speed Parallel Port PCMCIA Cardbus Card For Laptop? I just looked on ebay and they are right around $20.

That may work as long as it is a real parallel port and not just emulating a port. Then the next problem will likely be that modern laptops have a lot of power saving features which can not easily be turned off and these will interfere with the pulse stream. No harm in trying but be prepared for it possibly not working.
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Re: parallel cable
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 10:35:19 PM »
If you want to use a laptop your best bet is the SmoothStepper: http://soigeneris.com/Warp9.aspx . The power saving features built into the laptop will want to change the processor speed which will mess up Mach's driver.
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