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the4thseal
04-18-2009, 05:55 AM
does anyone know if you can connect standard dro scales to a laptop so you can use a laptop with a touch screen instead of having to shell out big bucks.maybe a kit of some kind?

cncsmyhobby
04-18-2009, 03:25 PM
Check out: ezdro.com
Also usdigital.com has an inexpensive counter/display that I have used successfully as a machine DRO.

Al_The_Man
04-18-2009, 05:10 PM
This uses the parallel port, I have found it inputs Encoder or scales directly without the buffer transistors, http://www.lindsayengraving.com/other_interests/dro.html
The only thing is with a Laptop, you may get 3.5 volts out rather than the necessary 5v.
Al.