I want to be able to control my router on or off by gcode through mach3 with the hobbycnc pro board. Is this possible? If so would someone kindly explain the process to me.
1) how to build it.
2) where to get parts.
3) how to hook it to the hobbycnc board and through the pc
Thanks a million
i dont have the hobbycnc pro board yet, so i dont know if they have them, but the pminmo breakout has limit switch connectors and 2 relay connections.
you just add a 5 volt controlled solid state relay, i used gordos m-0ac5ah
and i put it in the bottom of a outlet box , controling a outlet, with a plug pigtail to plug it in to a circut. be careful, never work it energized. and when initaily testing i would use a lamp pluged into the outlet and a switch to a 9 volt battery for the control voltage.. ( make sure the battery is slightly discharged. the relay has a control voltage of 0 - 8 volts)
but i would look on whatever documation you got and see if there is a relay connection.
i hope so, as if i switch to the hobbycnc pro, i will want one, if it doesnt have it i will have to alter it, the relay is just too handy.