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How to get started
« on: March 03, 2008, 04:33:31 PM »
I have recently inherited a Sherline 5400 series mini-mill that was converted to CNC using a Camtronics board and 3 servo-motors.  It came with a really old DOS based computer that has DESKNCRT V1.0 software installed on it.  This setup is working, however I have no documentation on it whatsoever. 

My inclination is to convert the setup to a Windows based system, as parallel ports are still available on the newer motherboards.  Can I use Mach3 for this system?  What do I need to download and install?

Can you fellows possibly point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Frank
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Re: How to get started
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 04:42:16 PM »
As long as the Camtronics board is step and direction driven then all you will need is the mach3 software and a bit of time to work out the pin connections.

All the guys here will help out with any questions you may have.

Graham.
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