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MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« on: April 01, 2010, 03:28:31 PM »
Hello

I have a doubt, I want build a cheap controller, but I don't know  if Mach 3 need specially requeriments in electronic components or card configuration. Someone told me something about id Mach works only with PICS, finally I don't understand this.

I don't want to build a controller and later don't use it....

Please, Help!!

Thanks in advance and sorry my bad english.
Regards

Rene

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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 06:03:48 PM »
Mach sends out step and direction pulses so as long as your drive can accept that then Mach doesnt care.
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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »
Ok, thanks,
But,, are some special things that drivers must had?
Thanks in advance

Regards

Rene

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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 02:33:06 AM »
Not sure what you are meaning by "special things"  If the drives can accept step and direction signals then they should work fine with Mach.
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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 11:29:15 AM »
Hood, I don't define special requeriments , I don't know nothing about electronics.....
Iam attaching a cheap controller, in images, you can see componens, maybe can give me
son ideas,, thanks in advance

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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 01:52:49 PM »
Sorry I have no idea about the components. Do you have a link to a manual for these boards?
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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 02:27:38 PM »
Sorry, it's a board deigned for a electronic teacher in Argentina, he designed his own software to drive it, he doesn't know if works with Mach 3.
My problem is,

Iam building a cnc embroider machine, from www.cnczone.com  and I need a cheap and small cnc controller, in the web are many controllers plans, but many are too complicated for this single project. That than I send yoo is very simple to build. Give the option of half stept, and inputs. Finally I must discard this project because I don't want spend money in something not useful. If project is a router for example is valid a good controller buy or diy.

CNC controlled embroider, needs a little torque steppers, because only move hood and fabric. For that reason controller should be very small and simple.

If you or someone in forum , can sugest me a controller like a need. I'll be grateful

thanks in advance, and sorry my bad english

rene

Links for this controller is---- www.r-luis.xbot.es  

      

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Re: MACH REQUIREMENTS IN DIY CNC CONTROLLER CARDS
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 03:20:32 PM »
Afraid I cant read the link :(
If the drives accept step and direction signals then they should work fine with Mach.
Hood