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Mach 3 usb to parallel adapter.
« on: December 09, 2019, 09:58:17 AM »
First off I'm very green in this whole process. I'm building a cnc router and getting to the electronics (which is my weakness). I purchased a driver kit with motors for a parallel port setup. I thought both old computers I have where equipped with a parallel port. Turns out 1 is and it sounds like it's on its last leg. The other does not have a parallel port only USB drive. I found a usb to parallel port adapter online and was wondering if this would work and if so what other setup would I need to do. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Re: Mach 3 usb to parallel adapter.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 12:52:43 PM »
I found a usb to parallel port adapter online and was wondering if this would work

no way
anything is possible, just try it.
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Re: Mach 3 usb to parallel adapter.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 01:58:13 PM »
Lots of second hand PS'c on ebay for not a lot of cash most with LPT ports
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Re: Mach 3 usb to parallel adapter.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 08:27:51 PM »
You need a USB motion controller like a UC100.
If you decide to go that route, make sure it's not a cheaper chinese fake.
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Re: Mach 3 usb to parallel adapter.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 09:38:08 PM »
Ok thank you guys for your input. I will see how long the one computer lasts then go from there.