CNC software by Rev
m.mackenzie at sasktel.net
Fri Jul 9 08:54:57 CDT 2004
Hi Tom. You are well into an area I would like to go one day. I have
been looking at controlling a panorama head for photo work. I am very
interested in what you are doing with telescopes as well.
My short research so far leads me to want to investigate using the
printer port, feeding the signals through a black box (with circuit
board) and then to the particular units I wish to control. Although
adding another hardware component to the path this might simplify the
Glad to have your experience and knowledge on board.
Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> Mark M,
> I don't know how related this might be but I have been playing with
> robot controllers and X10 stuff for a while and also with Telescope
> software. Anyway, One thing I have found for any serial devices is
> that the key serial to usb issue is using the Kensington "High Speed"
> serial adapter. I tried all kinds of other adapters for serial to USB
> but that is the only one that works right. I also use Virtual PC and
> it recognizes the high speed serial adapter for my GPS etc....
> The other adapters would work sometimes and others not and this lesson
> was hard come by for me. FWIW
> I know if you are using an old mac that you are looking for ADB but I
> don't know where or what to look for for that. I did splice and rewire
> a few serial adapters and I think I remember splicing a 25 foot ADB
> once that 'they' said shouldn't work for my web cam, but it did.
> I am going to research this as well. I want to do some metal etching
> and clay/cement/stone etching with at least an XY controller.
> Thomas J. McGrath III
> 1000 Killarney Dr.
> Pittsburgh, PA 15234
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