steveinjava wrote: So if I go the 7i96 with breakout board route (I am guessing the Mach3 bob I have would do?) what is the downside versus the 7i76e?
When you say just a PPort- is that an option with no mesa card at all? What functionality does that miss out on?
Despite my shortage of cash, I want to be able to fully control a 3 axis router via the console. Ideally, I would like the ability to go to 6D one day- if I have to buy a Mesa card I would prefer to just buy one and not have to buy a second later on.
As always, all advice is gratefully received.
The 7i76e and 7i96 and the 7i92 are connected to the PC by ethernet the 7i76e and 7i96 don't require a BOB but the 7i92 does.
A simple BOB would connect to the 7i92 or just to a PC with a PPort on it running linuxcnc
manual for the 7i92 www.mesanet.com/pdf/parallel/7i92man.pdf HAve a look at the other manuals
7i76e has spindle control I don't think the 7i96 has