|Populated Controller Board|
I finally found some free time to populate one of the prototype PCBs I got in last week. I am very happy with the way they turned out. Once populated, it was so simple to swap out my old moshidraw board for this one.The video below demonstrates how easy it is to swap boards. (sorry about the shaky camera) The best part is, once the boards are swapped ALL the stock hardware is still fully functional (optical end-stops). And it is functional with mach3/LinuxCNC!
I've had a lot of fun cutting with my laser cutter now that I can use a dependable piece of software. It feels like a new machine. I plan on posting a step-by-step guide to setting up mach3 for this board. Then I need to upload my post-processor and a parts list and eventually the schematics. I love open source!