I agree with Jim. Just make sure your new (used) computer has a parallel, USB and maybe a serial port that would let it run about anything in the shop. I have a older IBM laptop that I run my CNC router on in the shop, has all of the above and I paid about $230 for it.
Originally Posted by Jim Shaper
I threw away an older computer that I finally said, Why do I have this, because someday I am going to use it? Made a nice thumping noise at the bottom of the dumpster.
Retired - Journeyman Refrigeration Pipefitter - Master Electrician - Amateur Machinist