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    Default Centroid Acorn CNC controller

    Anyone using this hardware and software , coming from Mach3 or 4?
    I'm tired of Mach 3 and not sure I want to try Mach 4......Might try something different.....

    It sounds pretty like its pretty comprehensive and capable hardware.

    Steve

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    I have no direct experience, but i did look at one of their controllers for my cnc bridgeport i had, as they are a popular refit in the USA. I was pretty keen until i shelved the project. Their main market is industrial machines so i would expect them to be a lot better than mach3.

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    Thanks Snapatap,
    It certainly is worth a look.
    I'm a bit surprised no-one else has chimed in to say they are using it, yet. Maybe the cost is a bit high for most hobbyists.

    I'll keep reading.

    Steve

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    Seems to be well regarded from mentions I've seen at CNCZone.

    Mach3 is well and truly outdated and buggy.

    Haven't heard a lot of love for Mach4.

    UCCNC gets mentioned a fair bit https://cncdrive.com/UCCNC.html

    I use LinuxCNC with Mesa hardware boards. E.g. 7I76E picture

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    Thanks Pip,

    I saw video today that outlines some options. its 4 years old, but still seems to have usefully info.

    Ends up on Masso.
    I had seen that one before but had forgotten about it.

    PS Just realised that Masso is Australian...good stuff.

    https://youtu.be/JgV4rDhLZkA


    I might have to run a poll to see what the spread is.


    Steve

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