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Rosetta Bone: BeagleBone Black RAMPS translator

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:33 pm
by edward
Saw this on Hackaday: http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2013/09/cn ... eaglebone/

(here's the Hackaday link: http://hackaday.com/2013/09/19/beaglebo ... ore-103331)

This is a rather exciting and stupidly simple method for getting real a CNC interpreter (LinuxCNC) to run our machine without needing newly designed hardware. While the ARM stuff looks promising, the BeagleBone Black has a real-time processing unit. Real-time processing. REAL-TIME!!!

Anyway. I thought some of you guys might like to see this.

Re: Rosetta Bone: BeagleBone Black RAMPS translator

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:59 am
by Flateric
Currently waiting for mine, have been for some time.....

Re: Rosetta Bone: BeagleBone Black RAMPS translator

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:00 am
by geneb
Edward, if the Beagle Bone Black is running Linux, it's NOT "real-time". (Unless the Linux it's running is RTLinux or other RTOS version of Linux)

...just sayin'. :D

[edit: just read about the PRU. I'll shut up now.]
g.

Re: Rosetta Bone: BeagleBone Black RAMPS translator

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:31 am
by edward
:) LinuxCNC is distributed as a full system that runs a real-time Linux variant. This is even for machines without a PRU.

Flateric wrote:Currently waiting for mine, have been for some time.....


Where did you get it? This is the first I've seen this board (obviously) but I've been researching the various CNC capes for a while now. For me this seems like a much better solution than the BeBePr+ with a binary blob tranlsating all of the I/O.