CNC control from a laptop
January 30, 2012
I've put this in ideas cos I'm not sure where it fits, but the project itself is still in the ideas phase so i think it's ok :D
Basically I'm slowly assembling parts and designs for a CNC milling machine, the usual xyz stepper motors with router on top sort of thing.
What I'd like to know is if it's possible to control it from a USB-parallel converter, I've read some things about the interpreting speed not being up to it (All I have at the moment is a laptop, so no parallel port)
Or should I try and find an old cheapo desktop just to run the cnc from? (This is a less attractive option due to space considerations)