I'm new here and new to CNC machining. We just got our router last year and I'm finally getting around to learning how to use it. We have a Techno LCX machine that we currently have hooked up to an old PC.
I want to hook it up to my Intel Macbook Pro using Bootcamp.
The problem is the router connects to the computer via SCSI cable and my Mac computer only has USB and Firewire ports.
I saw a SCSI / Firewire adapter connection on the internet would something like this work? And what about the PCI card that came with the router that I had to install in the computer? Would I still have to somehow get that connected to the laptop too?
I used a firewire to SCSI converter to connect my Umax Powerlook 3 to my G5 with no problems. I first tried a USB converter, but it wouldn't work. The scanning software supported this. The converter is preset to either ID #0 or 1 (don't remember) on the SCSI side. It runs under OS-X.
That said, if your software runs under DOS, I wouldn't waste the time trying. Under windows there is a chance, but the signal rerouting to the firewire or USB may be a problem.
If I had a nice Macbook Pro, I wouldn't use it next to a machine that produces dust like a router. There are plenty of used PCs on craigslist well suited for the task.