I have made a cable to connect my Xylotex board to
a Cnc4pc board.
Take a look at the drawing, is this correct?
Pardon my bad English
The drawing was a little bit wrong!
This is the correct wiring.
Pin24 to ground.
Last edited by Eclipse; 05-30-2005 at 09:10 AM.
if that connector is made to hookup to a normal parallel connector, on a parallel port 18-25 are ground.
router finally being built!
y axis done!
hobbycnc controller done!
...mounting nsk rails and thk rail. aligning leadscrews
Yes itís connected to a normal parallel port.
I have only connected one wire to gnd, but you
Can connect all gnd. Wires. (Possibly the best way)
This is a pdf. file with the drawing of the connections
between Xylotex and cnc4pc Parallel Port Interface Card.
Included E-stop and home/limit switches.
I have seen in many of the threads they talk about "e-stop" and a button. Is this meaning a button that you can push and it will automatically bring the x-y-z axis all to point 0,0 "home" on your table? I am also wondering do I have to have a "breakout" board to have this option with the 3 axis system kit?
CNC Newbie, looking into Building a CNC Plasma Machine
No No, E-stop is exactly what it says....it stops motion on the table ("e" stands for "emergency") What you are talking about is "Homing". You controller software should have provisions to set up homing. You typically place Home Switches at a known location (0,0 is where I always set mine) and do "home" move to the switches (sometimes called a "reference"). The switches are wired back to inputs and the software sees the swtich closures.
BTW CandCNC has a low cost breakout card that has a direct connection (26 pin cable is supplied) to connect directly to a Xylotex. Has 4 buffered Step & Dir into the Xylotex and provides 5 opto isolated inputs for Homes and limits.