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Topic: CNC Nema 23 Stepper Motors (Read 155 times) previous topic - next topic

R2K00

Hey I recently bought a 4- Axis CNC kit, but it is a cheap board that i would have to connect via parallel board to a computer. The Problem is that i don't have such an old computer, adapters wont work and the USB A port is only for power.
I have an Arduino Mega 2560 with Ramps 1.4 and a Rambo Board 1.4 at home. Is there any way I could replace the board with one of them?
PLS Help:/


That is the link of the kit i bought (For more Infos)
(https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01LYGIFMV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Robin2

Am I correct to think that your kit has 4 separate TB6600 stepper drivers?

If so can you post a photo that shows the labels on the connections on one of the driver boards. My guess is that you could connect those to the RAMPS board with some wires.

The drivers that fit directly on the RAMPS board are unlikely to be powerful enough for Nema 23 motors.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Robin2

(Tried it and it worked :P but thank you for the reply)
Does that mean you have no further questions?

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Paul_KD7HB

This is the strangest thread I have seen in a long time. The OP purchases a CNC system that states that it uses a parallel port to connect to the stepper controllers. It comes with a very large software suite that can only run on a PC. Then instead of spending $25 on a parallel interface card for his PC, he wants to mess with an Arduino to run one or two stepper motors. To what end?

I smell a rat in this setup!

Paul

Paul_KD7HB

I asked around and a view people said that they were only able to use it with windows 7 or earlier(32 bit) and that's just too inconvenient for me. I'm new to all this so I basically don't have any idea what I'm doing.
Sry

When I asked Google this: "running 32 bit on 64 bit windows 10", it returned 150,000,000 hits and the first one shows how to enable 32 bit support on Windows 10.

Paul

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