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martinezfrank95
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h-1 help

Postby martinezfrank95 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:11 am

help i bought a h-1 printer use put it together it came with 4 axis controller 3 motors 2 velleman one heated bed can someone tell me if the 4 axis is going to work. or is there something better out there that i can use in in its place. somethimng that i can plug in to a usb port instead of a printer port

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Re: h-1 help

Postby Eaglezsoar » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:35 am

martinezfrank95 wrote:help i bought a h-1 printer use put it together it came with 4 axis controller 3 motors 2 velleman one heated bed can someone tell me if the 4 axis is going to work. or is there something better out there that i can use in in its place. somethimng that i can plug in to a usb port instead of a printer port

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Re: h-1 help

Postby Fiero2M6 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:54 pm

martinezfrank95 wrote:help i bought a h-1 printer use put it together it came with 4 axis controller 3 motors 2 velleman one heated bed can someone tell me if the 4 axis is going to work. or is there something better out there that i can use in in its place. somethimng that i can plug in to a usb port instead of a printer port


The 4-axis controller will only work with a Mach3 or LinuxCNC. It must interface with the software using a parallel port. You can buy USB adapaters for ~$150, but they are not worth it for 3-D printing. It would be cheaper to just use conventional Reprap electronics (http://reprap.org/wiki/List_of_electronics) instead of buying the USB adapter.

Bottom line is that you can use the Mach3 with the Velleman thermostats if you have a computer with a parrallel port. Otherwise, you should buy conventional Reprap electronics.

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Re: h-1 help

Postby wildideas1 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:39 am

Yes the 4axis works great with mach 3 and both vellemans, you operate the vell'S manually 1 to controll the hotbed and other the tip
I run 2 H1 and 1 delta any? I will be glad to help out


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