Ed Nisley is converting a Makergear M2 3D printer to run with LinuxCNC. Should be an interesting project to follow.
Wow that is interesting. Thanks for sharing!
I could lose hours or days of my life on @Anders_Wallin 's website.
Thanks for the invite, Sebastian!
I’m putting together a Kossel. Current plan is to control it with LinuxCNC and a Mesa 7i80.
Wow, the Kossel looks cool. http://reprap.org/wiki/Kossel
The 7i80 is the Ethernet AnyIO board from Mesa. http://mesanet.com/fpgacardinfo.html
Do you talk to it via RTNet? What software will you use to drive it? Some flavor of LinuxCNC, on one of the new RTOS platforms?
I knew it was time to build a printer when I saw the Kossel in action!
I haven’t talked to the IO board, yet.
I intend to use LinuxCNC. Michał Geszkiewicz has a branch that works with RTNet and the 7i80. I chose the 7i80 because I’ve been wanting an ethernet/fpga board to experiment with RTNet. It has plenty of capability, should I want to add extra axes (an inverted Stewart Platform for a larger build envelope), etc.