Monday, March 24, 2014
The tBone 3D printer / CNC cape has been announced for the BeagleBone. It looks like an interesting board with some unique features. I like the use of more sophisticated stepper driver chips from Trinamic, and the support for higher-current stepper motors. This board seems to have an Arduino on-board to handle real-time, so it will likely take a bit of coding to get it working with MachineKit which is expecting to control real-time motion with the PRU.
For more details, see the tBone website and their Indiegogo campaign.