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Wooden Mechanical Clock

Forum member “kornphlake79” did their “first project with an actual purpose” last December, cutting and engraving these wooden gears on a CNC router.


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2 days ago

A Prolific Retrofitter

Forum member tommylight invites us to their “youtube channel with videos of some of the machines i have built over time, most of them running LinuxCnc”. (Forum thread)
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-07-17

LinuxCNC 2.7.5 released

LinuxCNC 2.7.5 has been released.

This release includes a fairly large change to the controller, intended to make Abort (eg, hitting Escape while running a program in Axis) work more correctly. This change also affects controller startup, including the processing of [RS274NGC]STARTUP_GCODE. Please be on the lookout for any surprises in these areas, and let us know if you notice anything amiss.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-07-13

Holbrook Lathe CNC Refit

Forum member andypugh, consistently a thorough documentor of his work, has an ongoing project: a CNC conversion for his Holbrook lathe.


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-07-13

4-axis milling on a Cincinnati

Forum member LAIR82 has retrofitted this Cincinnati Milacron with 4 axes. In this video, you can see a sample of the rotary axis, and a glimpse of the “gscreen” gui. In another video in the forum thread you can see the toolchanger in action. It is controlled with the Coursel Component “and a pretty heft chunk of ladder logic.”
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-07-06

Joints/Axes branch finally merged!

The joints-axes branch has been merged into the master branch!

Joints/axes was a project to separate “joints” (roughly: motors) from “axes” (roughly: cartesian coordinates), in order to better support machines where a single motor does not directly drive motion along an axis, such as gantry machines, delta robots, robot arms, hexapods, and similar.

Everyone running the development version of LinuxCNC (what’s tentatively called “2.8~pre”) will be affected by this change.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-06-28

Captive Nut

Forum member “tome” used his lathe to create a classic trick object, the captive nut. The forum thread has more photos and a video revealing the trick.


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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-06-25

Six Axis Test Rig

Forum member isladelobos, and proud user of tklinuxcnc, offers us a view of their 5 (or is it 6?)-axis stepper test rig:
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-06-20

Introducing the LinuxCNC Showcase

This sidebar will feature selected posts from our forum’s “Show Your Stuff” category and other sources.

Do you have a machine or project you’d like to see featured on the showcase? Post it in the forum’s “show your stuff” section or create an issue on our website’s github repository. Submissions should consist of at least one photo or video, a short explanation, and include a link to the forum or a personal blog with more information.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-06-20

LinuxCNC presence at The CNC Workshop

The CNC Workshop is happening June 6-11 at TechShop Detroit in Allen Park, Michigan. Several LinuxCNC people will attend and present.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-05-30

LinuxCNC 2.7.4 released

LinuxCNC 2.7.4 has been released.

This release fixes bugs all over: in hm2 sserial, GUIs, xhc-hb04, hy-vfd, stepconf & pncconf, and in the docs. 2.7.4 adds support for RTAI 5.0, though we have no debian packages yet, sorry. It also adds a component to help drive some kinds of gantry machines (named “gantry.comp”).

All 2.7 users are encouraged to upgrade.

My thanks go to all the people who have helped out on the forums, mailing lists, and IRC, to the poeple who brought this round of bugs to our attention, and especially to the developers who have committed bugfixes and improvements:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-02-09

LinuxCNC 2.6.12 released

LinuxCNC 2.6.12 has been released. This release fixes a couple of relatively obscure bugs. All 2.6 users are encouraged to upgrade.

Credit for this release goes to all the folks who have reported bugs in our code and documentation, and especially to the people who have committed bugfixes and improvements:

  • Bernhard M. Wiedemann
  • Chris Morley
  • Chris Radek
  • Dewey Garrett
  • Jeff Epler
  • John Morris
  • John Thornton
  • Michael Geszkiewicz
  • Norbert Schechner
  • Salvatore Balestrino
  • Sebastian Kuzminsky... read more
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2016-01-10

RTAI 5.0 support merged

Support for RTAI 5 has been merged into LinuxCNC 2.7 (and into the “master” development branch).

RTAI kernel packages are available for Debian Jessie, based on Linux 3.16.7 and RTAI 5.0-test1. At this time only i386 (686-pae) is supported, we’re still having trouble with amd64.

In order to use it, you need to install Jessie (i386) using the regular debian.org installer, add “deb http://linuxcnc.org jessie base” to your sources.list, install the linux-image and rtai-modules packages from there, and reboot.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-12-30

LinuxCNC 2.7.3 released

LinuxCNC 2.7.3 is out! This one has a couple of important bug fixes, one related to run-from-line and g-code remapping, and one related to halui jogging. All 2.7 users are encouraged to upgrade.

This release was brought to us by several developers, including two first-time committers to LinuxCNC. A special welcome to Salvatore Balestrino (who fixed a sort-order bug in the tooledit gui) and Bernhard Wiedemann (who fixed a compile error with boost 1.58). As always, thanks to everyone who contributed:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-30

New RTAI kernel: Linux 3.16.7 with RTAI 5.0-test1

Update: RTAI-5 support has been merged into mainline. The 2.7 and master branches build and run right out of the box. More info here.

New RTAI kernel packages are available for Debian Jessie, based on Linux 3.16.7 and RTAI 5.0-test1.

This new realtime kernel is not ready for widespread deployment yet. I’m soliciting early testing from developers and advanced users who are comfortable manipulating apt sources, installing kernel packages, and building linuxcnc from source.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-29

Updated Website

The linuxcnc.org website has received a long overdue refresh.

Please report any problems or errors on the bug tracker or the developers’ mailing list, on the forums, on irc, or in the form of a Pull Request to the website’s github repo.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-11

2.6.11 bugfix release

The 2.6.11 release is out.  This one fixes an important bug in canned cycle preliminary motion, and some other minor bugs.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-02

2.7.2: bugfix

LinuxCNC 2.7.2 is out, with an important bugfix in canned cycle preliminary motion.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-11-02

Forum Upgrade and Migration

The Forum software will be upgraded November 7-8. Prior to the upgrade the forum will be set to READ ONLY until the migration is complete. Once the migration is complete the Forum will be back on line.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-10-28

2.7.1 bugfix release

The 2.7.1 bug fix release is out.  All users are encouraged to upgrade.  The changelog is available in the usual place.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-10-18

2.6.10 bugfix release

LinuxCNC 2.6.10 is out.  This one contains a couple of bug fixes.  Full changelog here.
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-10-03

LinuxCNC 2.7.0 Released!

Fresh install instructions. Updating from 2.6.x instructions. Release (changelog).
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-09-06

emc2_2.4.1 Release

I'm pleased to announce the first bugfix release in the 2.4 series,
2.4.1. A number of bugs, large and small, have been fixed since 2.4.0.

The new packages are available for Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" in the
package repositories. If you installed 2.4.0, this will be presented as
an upgrade. If you have 2.3.5 or earlier, it will not automatically be
installed as an upgrade. For more information and installation/upgrade
instructions, please see
http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?UpdatingTo2.4... read more

Posted by Alex Joni 2010-05-30

emc2_2.4.0 Release

I'm pleased to announce the first stable release of the 2.4 series, emc
2.4.0. This version has many new features compared to 2.3.5.

The new packages will soon be available for Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" in
the package repositories. Because this package is incompatible with emc
2.3.5 in several minor ways, it will not automatically be installed as
an upgrade. For more information and installation/upgrade instructions,
please see http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?UpdatingTo2.4... read more

Posted by Alex Joni 2010-05-30

emc2_2.3.1 Release

Bugfix version:
* hm2: fixed a bug that would cause the stepgen to oscillate by one
step when the scale was negative
* hm2: use stepgen accel headroom in sample configurations
* configs: add GEOMETRY=AXYZ to Sherline4Axis so A rotates
* Fix hal_joystick 'HAL: ERROR: pin_new called after hal_ready'
* documentation improvements
* Fix User and HAL manual links in applications menu
* latency-test: fix illegible font on some systems
* comp: fix a compiler warning when array variables are used
* x86_64/rtai: fix a crashing bug reported by Michael Buesch
* ppc64/sim: fix a compilation error reported by Michael Buesch

Posted by Alex Joni 2009-05-17

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