So these days, here are exciting things happening in the hackable electronics space, for instance, people are using RasPi’s as controllers, often with attached Arduino’s to do the actual realtime command and control loops, and the RasPi to handle the high level tasks.
Has anyone built such a setup yet? It should be possible with only a little effort to put a RasPi in front of most of the RepStrap electronics packages and get a system that you can simply log into a web interface and upload an stl file, with it handling everything else. Even cooler than SD-based printing.
The other interesting development is Arduino based on the 32 bit arm microarchitecture. Has anyone worked on that yet?