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2 bob on one mach3
« on: April 14, 2017, 06:29:26 AM »
Hi

Hope bit of help with getting 2 bob to run with the same Mach3.
I have a bob on my pc lpt port as function 100%

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-6-Axis-DB25-Breakout-Board-Interface-Adapter-MACH3-KCAM4-EMC2-DB25-Cable-/121480961528?hash=item1c48d45df8:g:8OYAAOSwBP9UXDKU

Now I have bought an extra bob to my PC and an LPT3 port.
How do I get it made active ??? in Mach3 so it can work with two bob at once?
My computer says this about the LPT3 EE00-EE07
I changed the port address to 0xEE00 in mach3
My new bob to be run along with the other is a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Axis-CNC-Breakout-Board-For-Stepper-Driver-Controller-mach3-for-Arduino-/291827967497?hash=item43f24d6609:g:MsMAAOSwqfNXljQL

Re: 2 bob on one mach3
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 10:54:28 PM »
Hi,
to run two BOBs requires two parallel ports. I assume the port number you have given is the second parallel port?

If so on Machs Config/Ports and Pins page enter the port number 0xEE00 into Machs #2 port address and enable the check box.

You should thereafter be able to assign inputs and outputs to the new board using port#2 and the usual pin assignments.

Craig
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Re: 2 bob on one mach3
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 05:47:22 AM »
Thank you