What started as a simple plan to head up to Madison, WI for the first Machinekit meetup has grown into an epic road trip.
First I'll head off to St. Louis, MO to meet with Jon Elson of Pico Systems. Jon and the Pico Systems folks will be building and selling assembled CRAMPS boards, which will hopefully be available for sale in the next couple weeks.
Then it's off to Peoria, IL and Probotix, makers of the excellent Fireball series of CNC routers (powerd by LinuxCNC). They also sell a BeagleBone breakout board available, and I look forward to seeing what other projects are being cooked up in the R&D lab!
Chicago is the final stop before Madison, where I'll be attending a special meeting of the CNC build club to discus running Machinekit on a BeagleBone, the CRAMPS cape I designed, and where Machinekit is headed.
I should finally make it to the Tormach facility in Madison sometime Friday, where I look forward to an exciting weekend of discussions with everyone else who can make it. A preliminary agenda was posted to the Machinekit list. While the event is mostly informal, there are a few talks planned. We will try to live-stream the video (or at least record something and post it online later) for those who cannot attend in person. Monitor the list for updates or changes.