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frogbert
Jun 2, 2007


At $25 a pop I can't see a reason to not give it a go.

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frogbert
Jun 2, 2007


I don't get the hate for this project. Sure the launch has sucked but to be fair I believe their hearts are in the right place and I don't believe anyone has been charged for the device yet.

I really want to get my hands on one but it's not that big a deal. It's like the folks who were raging at Space Station 13 including poop.

frogbert
Jun 2, 2007


Cockmaster posted:

Could the GPIO pins be used to emulate a parallel port? I was thinking that the Raspberry Pi could make a cool CNC controller. It's cheap enough that you could just hardwire it permanently into the machine and set it up to boot directly into the CNC software, just like in an industrial machine.

Why even bother emulating a parallel port? Can't you use the GPIO pins to drive the steppers directly?

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