I was looking at my Paxton Patterson cnc mill this afternoon and had an idea. Since we do not have a driver card/box or motion control software as of yet and the unit does have a rs-232 serial port. That is located on the optidriver plus board could I hook up a game joystick to jog the machine?. And also if this could be done could i use the "fire' button on the joystick to plunge the spindle.
Any reasons this could not be done?