Arduino DUE, gShield and TinyG enhance desktop CNC performance
G2 has a number of advanced features, including
- 6 axis motion control – XYXABC axes
- Can control up to 6 motors (3 are on the gShield)
- Jerk controlled acceleration planning – S curves using 3rd order motion planning
During World Maker Faire in NYC we met Alden Hart. He is part of Synthetos where they built TinyG and the grblshield and experiment on other cool stuff for the hacker/maker community:
We chose the Due as the platform for the TinyG ARM port because it’s powerful enough to really run the application well, but it’s still simple and accessible so people can extend the application and experiment with new functionality.
You can learn more about TinyG on their open wiki maintained by Synthetos team, it serves as a user and programmer manual, and documents progress on the project: anyone can post wiki-type stuff.