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    Question Smoothstepper and HobbyCNC

    Do mach3 smooth steppers or motion controllers require a stepper driver for each motor? Im running a hobby cnc board that was 45$ and its the size of a small breakout board and doesnt require drivers. However if its discontinued ill need a new solution

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    Re: Smoothstepper and HobbyCNC

    I believe that you can plug a HobbyCNC directly into the Smoothstepper.
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    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

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    Re: Smoothstepper and HobbyCNC

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    I believe that you can plug a HobbyCNC directly into the Smoothstepper.
    im talking about not using the hobbycnc at all

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    Re: Smoothstepper and HobbyCNC

    The Smoothstepper is not a stepper driver, so yes, you still need a drive for each motor.
    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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