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[DPRG] The CNC Mother Board

Subject: [DPRG] The CNC Mother Board
From: Dave Hylands dhylands at gmail.com
Date: Fri Sep 28 14:05:49 CDT 2012

Hi Jose,

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Quinones, Jose <jquinones at ti.com> wrote:
> Hi Group,
> Sorry in advance for posting this here, if I am violating any clause, but as
> you know of me, when it comes to robotics I have just been addicted to CNC
> and cannot get it out of my mind. I guess CNC machines are still kind of
> robots…
> Anyway, I designed a solution for CNC’s which anybody interested in building
> their own machine should be interested to know about. It is called the CNC
> Mother Board and in essence is a breakout board on steroids. Instead of
> wiring stepper motor drivers, you just plug them in into the back plane. It
> also contains the relays to turn the spindle ON and OFF (or a plasma torch)
> and a secondary function of your choosing. I have been running my plasma
> cutter with it and it is working pretty good.
> In order to try and get this guy into the masses, I started a KickStarter
> project you can see here:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1745463097/the-cnc-mother-board?ref=live
> I’ll appreciate if you let prospective CNC’ers know about it. Thanks!

Looks like an interesting project.

Personally, I've been using the GeckoDrive G540 which seems to be
similarly priced.

Dave Hylands
Shuswap, BC, Canada

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