Saturday, February 20, 2016

Linux CNC RTOS errors

Something is wrong with the computer running the LinuxCNC. As I generate steps in software I need it to be fast. I'm getting errors in the real time kernel. Eventually I figured it out: The thermal paste on the heat-sink have dried out and provided inadequate cooling to the CPU.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Building the frame

I've cut the aluminium profiles and started to build the frame. Here are some pictures:

Friday, February 5, 2016


Motor drivers: I ordered TB6600 motor drivers and I made a simple board to interface to the parallel port.



I found an old computer and I installed LinuxCNC. It seems to be working fine.