CNC Machinists

Created by Mike Centola on 22 May, 2018

Has anyone out there built their own CNC machine? (I'm sure there are many...)

I built my controller with a TinyG variant using the Synthetos G2Core software running on an Arduino Due, and I drive it using Chilipeppr. It was a great way to learn how these things operate, but now I just want to make stuff efficiently.

The performance of the current setup is 'good enough' rather than great. I'm thinking of migrating to Linux CNC running on a Raspberry Pi, serving a Mesa Electronics board (preferably a 7i96e). Does anyone have experience with this setup? Or something else that is readily available, and easily maintainable. I'd be grateful for any advice.