Our last couple months have been spent inching towards the capability of physical testing on our machine. We are finally to the point of being able to successfully run some complete tool paths(sometimes for hours on end) which is pretty exciting because the build up to this has been hundreds of 10 second runs before having to stop to address bugs.
That being said, you can see in the video above that we still have a ways to go in refining the 5 axis motion control with our TinyG2 boards. We are happy to be on our way, and in our down time of getting software bugs worked out we are looking into an alternative motion control solution that would be based off of a Beagle Bone Black. We are excited to have multiple motion control solutions in progress in the hopes that at least one will work out and we will be able to get machines out there with a stable solution at our Kickstarter campaign.
The other good news about starting our physical testing is that we are fairly confident our machines will still be running in a month from now(possibly with a Beagle Bone Black too) and we will make the trek to the Maker Faire in San Mateo. We love meeting other makers and hearing what's going on outside of our corner of the world. Thanks as always for your interest in our project and for your patience in waiting for it to develop!