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VERY SIMPLE STUPID QUESTION.
« on: December 17, 2007, 07:37:22 PM »
Is there a difference between a parallel cable and a serial cable. I always thought the serial crossed over 2 and 3 pins and parallel kept them in line?

Also, should I use a parallel cable from Lpt1 to Breakout board? :P

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Re: VERY SIMPLE STUPID QUESTION.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 08:00:10 PM »
Hi, Beezerlm

Yes, Most BOB use a 25 pin connector, So you need a 25pin M to 25pin F cable (normally called a Printer extender cable), Serial cables rarely use all 25 pins.

All though some BOB use a standard printer cable.

Yes, Most computers Lpt1 is the only one unless some one has added more Lpt's.

Hope this Helps, Chip   
Re: VERY SIMPLE STUPID QUESTION.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 08:09:20 PM »
     ;D Thanks for enlightening this newbie ;D
Re: VERY SIMPLE STUPID QUESTION.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 09:36:59 AM »
Is there a way to transfer tool & work offsets from one profile to another in mach3 ? If so, how ?

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Re: VERY SIMPLE STUPID QUESTION.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 11:02:22 AM »
Hi, Beezerlm

Mach can retain the tool & work offsets, In your G-code you can call them, If your meaning of profile is G-code.

If your meaning of profile is Mach startup profile, Not sure if the Tools/Fixtures Data-files can be placed in a different  profile.

Hope this Helps, Chip