Hello all!! I have been very busy working on several projects, iBOB1 and iBOB2 break-out boards. I have started retrofitting a Denford NovaTurn CNC Lathe. I will be replacing the Sanyo Denki stepper motors with Yaskawa AC servos 100W. The control will be closed loop using the industrial +- 10V standard.
My goal is to move Gizmosphere out of the hobby world to the industrial.
I will post more pictures and video soon. If you want to see some basic video please go here;
I have demonstrated Ubuntu 10.04, LinuxCNC and Windows 7, 32bit-MACH3 using a MESA 6i25 for closed loop analog servo control and a PCIe x1 parallel port card ( MosChip MCS9901) to breakout board for open loop stepper control.
In a previous post a few years ago at Denford, the unit does not have the controller cabinet. I am designing a new unit. It will be very small based on the Gizmosphere 1. This small size controller will allow the Gizmosphere to be used in industrial applications and control upgrades.
The Gizmosphere is approx 3.96" x 3.96". The iBOB2 is approx 2.5" x 2.56" in size and breaks out 1 PCIe x1 and 1 SATA port .
I hope to make these boards available for sale. A very basic website is located here; http://www.embeddedcnc.com
I welcome any comments or thoughts.