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Dear ZZ

Can there be advantages in interfacing CNC machines with Smartphone and Tablet devices Wired or Wireless?.

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Prashant

Answer
Maybe for low cost solutions.  Since most nc cutters and trimmers and such operate with connection to a PC the smartphone or tablet which as the functionality of a PC should work jsut fine.  

http://www.designboom.com/technology/handibot-smartphone-controlled-portable-cnc

Above link is example of smartphone controlled nc machine.

Here is another nc controlled device using an Android tablet.

The advantage may be size and cost.

But, others have already beat you to the idea!

There are other websites dealing with this combination and it seems there is interest in it from the public.  

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

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Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); Senior Life member AES (Audio Engineering Society), Fellow Life member

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BSEE University of North Dakota

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