Pluto-Servo: A new option for hobbyist servo machines

I've posted about this on my personal blog, but hadn't yet mentioned it on the AXIS blog.

Note, 6/2014: I do not recommend choosing pluto hardware for any new projects.

Pluto_servo is an emc2 software driver and associated firmware that allow the Pluto-P board to be used to control a servo-based CNC machine. The Pluto-P is an inexpensive ($60) FPGA board featuring the ACEX1K chip from Altera. Pluto_servo is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. The pluto_servo system is suitable for control of a 4-axis CNC mill with servo motors, a 3-axis mill with PWM spindle control, a lathe with spindle encoder, etc. The large number of inputs allows a full set of limit switches.

The board features:

Pluto-servo is now in the CVS HEAD of emc2. There's documentation and a manual page with all pin names listed.
(originally posted on the AXIS blog)

Entry first conceived on 2 January 2007, 15:14 UTC, last modified on 10 June 2014, 23:56 UTC
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