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Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:21:58 PM »
Hello Everyone:

   In this thread I will post any information or bugs with the Darwin Printer Port driver for Mach4.

A video for configuration Darwin in Mach4 can be seen here for those testing the driver.

Darwin Config. Tutor

http://youtu.be/f2IzaLQ85YA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6SU5JVTpik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2IzaLQ85YA

Thx
Art


Link to post containing the latest plugin 10/23/2015 http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27194.msg215746.html#msg215746

Latest plugin 5/20/2015  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27194.0;attach=41004

Link to post containing the latest plugin 5/20/2015 http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27194.msg209393.html#msg209393

A special license test plugin can be found here. 10/10/2014 http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27194.0;attach=38841

Link to the Arduino Panels construction. http://gearotic.com/ESW/FavIcons/index.php?topic=1086.0
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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 01:02:10 PM »
Great job as ever Art, thank you
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Looks like a pretty simple implementation of Darwin PP driver
ought to make a lot of people feel a sigh of relief to see the PP still alive
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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 04:29:39 PM »
HIYA ART we do not HAVE the printer port driver.  That I know of it has not been released. I HAVE ASKED ABOUT IT(;-)


There has been talk of Mach4 not having it.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 04:47:30 PM »
Terry:

   There is one, I just finished it today, so very few have it. Ill be discussing with Brian this week how
best to get it out for testing.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
HIYA art I have the manual and am waiting patiently. Well maybe not patiently but waiting.

IS the manual still valid as to how it works ?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 06:32:27 PM »
Terry

  Pretty much. The video shows me setting it up to run a basic system..but it can do much more...

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 07:49:46 PM »
I noticed that Darwin can do a LOT of I/O but you suggest only 2 lpt ports as normal. Where does one access the higher number of I/O ?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 07:52:44 PM »
DOES THC work in Darwin ?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 09:39:27 PM »
Terry:

 there is nothing fancy like THC in it, not that it couldnt be added. You can use up to 4 ports with 2-9 as input, and it can multiplex the inputs so theres a fair amount of IO capability, though probably far more than can actually used.

  Cant promise anything, but it should load under 32 bit systems, so far its doing well on mine.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 05:16:59 AM »
Excellent work Art, you certainly have my interest.  ;)

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