Developers and electronic enthusiasts that are looking for a 4 axis Beaglebone Black based CNC controller mainly interested in a new development board that has been created by Necitec.
NecitecHave developed the CNC controller to help build professional grade Lennox CNC controls using the Beaglebone Black mini PC and the companies new CNC cape.
The solution uses Machinekit that is a port of LinuxCNC Open Source Software for the Beaglebone Black, watch the video below to learn more.
All you have to do to get a working CNC control is, plug the CNC Cape in your Beaglebone Black, connect motor drivers of your choice, end switches and motors according to the schematic. Then put the SD card you got from us into your Beaglebone Black and turn on the system.
The system will boot and Machinekit CNC software is started automatically. Now you can load CNC program files and enjoy the full functionality of Linux CNC. You can load the CNC programs from a USB stick or over a LAN connection. With LinuxCNC software you can execute CNC programs which consist of g-codes.
The goal of this project is to enable you to build a professional grade CNC control, based on the Beaglebone Black as CPU board and LinuxCNC Open Source Software. Even nowadays with a vast range of components offered, it is a complex task to build a CNC control. We will help you to do this, by offering the following:
– An opto coupled cape for Beaglebone Black.
– Pre-installed Open Source LinuxCNC Software (Machinekit).
– Schematics how to connect the motor drivers and home switches to the cape.
– An easy to use setup program to adapt the system parameters to your needs.
The CNC controller project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think the CNC controller is something your next project could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge from just €78 and help the Necitec CNC controller become a reality.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: DIY Projects, Top News