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  1. #1
    Hi,

    I hope you don't mind me introducing my TOAD4 and EazyCNC projects
    here, this is a world premier!

    You can read all about it here:

    About EazyCNC

    But shortly:

    TOAD4 is a self contained 4 axis CNC controller with USB interface
    offered in build it yourself Kit form.

    EazyCNC is a G-code controller software for TOAD4 that runs
    on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android.

    I do not know if this will be an Open Source/Hardware project
    or what, but at the moment I'm looking for people who
    would be interested in participating i.e. building a hobby
    CNC machine based on these projects.

    I'm offering the software free of charge and I'm going to
    to get a batch of PCBs manufactured and sold at cost
    if there is enough interest.

    A group purchase of components is not out of questions
    to make it easier and cheaper to build this if there
    is enough interest.

    Please contact me off line at address below if you are interested,
    I'm of course willing to discuss this here in public
    but I'm not sure if that is welcome.

    My email for these projects is:

    eazycnc@sparetimelabs.com

    I'm also setting up a mailing list at:

    eazycnc@freelists.org

    it should be up and running within 24 hours.

    br Kusti

    PS

    This is kind of Open Hardware project, maybe later Open Source, who knows,
    so I was tempted to post it in the Open Source section, but to be safe and
    respectful I posted this here. Feel free to mention EazyCNC and TOAD4
    in any context...

  2. #2
    Hi and welcome

    I think you are in exactly the right place and think what you are offering is a great thing. Well done for getting as far as you have, just had a look at your site and a good job done there too.

    Paul
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  3. #3
    Kusti

    Just had a try at downloading the Linux version and there is no extension to file in the .gz. How do you run it? Also what Reader uses the .dmg extension for the documentation.

    Thanks

    Paul
    Last edited by Swarfing; 14-04-2013 at 10:58 AM.
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  4. #4
    Wellcome to the site and welldone. I have already sent you an email. G.

  5. #5
    Hi, you can put me down as as a willing guinea-pig. G.

  6. #6
    Welcome to the forum, I would consider being a guinea pig like Geoffrey although the 34v dc limitation might put me off a bit.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by martin54 View Post
    Welcome to the forum, I would consider being a guinea pig like Geoffrey although the 34v dc limitation might put me off a bit.
    It looks like it just controls TB6560's and they use step/dir inputs so you should be able to attach it to worthwhile drivers.

    On the website it says the maximum step frequency is 11kHz. Is this true? If so then that's less than half of what you'll get with virtually any parallel port system that works, which will severely limit feed-rates or resolution.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  8. #8
    I read it as 15kHz which equates to 1400 mm/min in microstep mode.
    Certainty not enough for the rip arsed router guys but more than enough for something like a small X2 that cannot get up to these speeds anyway.
    John S -

  9. #9
    Trouble is John as soon as these whipper snappers get a license to kill, they want to race around with their go faster stripes at a million miles an hour :-)

    It's more than adequate for a lot of machines Jonathan
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Swarfing View Post
    It's more than adequate for a lot of machines Jonathan
    Never said it wasn't. It'll be fine if you've only got a small one to control ;)

    This one manages 25kHz with the same micro-controller, so it's likely that the 11kHz mentioned here can be improved upon.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

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