by Charles Steinkuehler
At the last minute, I got permission from my wife to attend the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen, Indiana this weekend (March 14-16). That means I am now in serious crunch mode (along with the rest of the folks working on MachineKit) to get some demos working for the event. I am working on finishing my Wally beta build so I can get it printing using real-time kinematics powered by LinuxCNC. Michael Haberler and Alexander Rossler are working on a networked HAL demo that will show some of what is possible using the new real-time foundation at the heart of MachineKit. Everyone else is helping with marketing materials, website updates, and all the other tasks that need to get done.
If you're going to the festival, look me up. In addition to demos, I plan on bringing what is likely the largest assortment of hardware CNC capes for the BeagleBone ever in one place for show and tell I will have what is currently the worlds only working CRAMPS board, one of a very few K9 boards in existence, as well as several others.
Stay tuned for updates and pictures/video from the Festival!