The Setup

Initial  attempt

Time: 3 hours

  • After physically setting up the router, I sought to connect it to Mach 3. I installed the Parallel card into my computer and installed the drivers without significant issue. After watching several videos to try and configure Mach 3 with my Windows 10 PC, I found out that windows 10 is not compatible with the parallel port drivers that need to interface with Mach 3.
  • I also broke my camera!!! Dropped off the tripod and now the lens is jammed. Another project for another day.
  • Solution: I will buy an ex office desktop with Microsoft XP and a parallel card. This will be my workshop PC and I will attach my old 24″ monitor to it.

Purchased new computer.

Time : 2 hours. $40

Ran through configuration video

Figured out soft limits

Had some issues with stepper motor stalling and direction,

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