Machinetalk explained Part 4: HAL Remote

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This blog post is part 4 of the Machinetalk explained series describing the concepts and ideas behind the Machinetalk middleware. This part is about HAL remote, the remote interface to the Machinekit hardware abstraction layer HAL. In this blog post, I do not only describe the HAL remote API, but I also explain the communication details of Machinetalk with the ...

Machinekit Europe meeting - Machinekit Introduction

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On July 2nd and 3rd, I visited the Machinekit Europe meeting hosted by the Eletrolab Hackerspace in Nanterre, Paris. The hackerspace team recorded all talks and Frederic agreed to do the editing work. The first session of the meeting Machinekit Introduction by Michael and Bas, is now ready to be watched on YouTube: Michael talks about Machinekit and potential applications ...

Getting started with Machinekit on the CHIP

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This blog post is about getting started with Machinekit on the Nexthing CHIP. With a price of 9$; the CHIP is the cheapest single board computer with wifi and flash memory on the market. The low price and easy availability make the CHIP an ideal platform for low-budget motion-control applications. This blog post focuses on the user perspective of using ...

Machinekit on the C.H.I.P. 9$ computer

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This article is about using the NextThing C.H.I.P. minicomputer with Machinekit. It explains how one can write GPIO drivers for Machinekit. Furthermore, it also shows how one can build Machinekit on the CHIP and how to cross compile an RT-PREEMPT kernel for the CHIP using the CHIP-SDK. If you are more interested in installing Machinekit and a pre-compiled RT kernel ...