I just picked up a CNC lathe from my high school for free the other day and im wondering what my options are with it. From what im told every thing works but all i can get to work is the lathe motor. i cant get any movement from the 8-wire steppers because the computer was trashed from kids messing with it. I would like to have it run Mach 3 turn and g-code but to do this would the electronics need to be scrapped modern ones put in or can I salvage these.
Any help or information on this lathe would be greatly appreciated.