KCam, EMC2, Mach3, TurboCNC,and other CNC related software links.
The fall-out of the DOT-COM bust has brought CNC to the hobbyist. Couple the availability of low/no cost CNC control software, low-cost integrated circuitry, and the tons of high-end hardware now found on eBay: and for the first time in history, CNC is attainable to the hobby market. We prefer EMC2 on Linux and Ubuntu, but there are others available for those who are shy. KCAM works great in Windows 98. Mach3 has a HUGE support group and bypasses some of the timing issues of the Windows environment. EMC2 is completely Open Source, free to use, and probably the most reliable, flexible, robust system out there. The experts out there may disagree, but if you had to be an expert to do this.. you probably wouldn't be here right now, would you? So, what software is involved in CNC? Your CAD (Computer Aided Design) software (wikipedia) is where you design your parts to be routed, lathed, milled, or cut. Our stepper motor driver kits make use of the parallel port signals.
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