Machinekit at the Open Minds Awards

Machinekit won the Austrian Open Source Award 2017

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Machinekit just won an Open Minds Award - thats the Austrian Open Source Award - in the category Open Source Software - Development! Reasons mentioned for choosing Machinekit as the winner of the award are the flexibility Machinekit controlling robots, CNC machines and 3d printers using realtime Linux. However, more importantly, the suitability of the project for makers as well ...

Machinetalk explained Part 5: Code Generation

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This blog post is part 5 of the Machinetalk explained series describing the concepts and ideas behind the Machinetalk middleware. In this section, I describe the part of Machinetalk which probably needs most explanation. What I'm talking about is Machinetalk GSL - language bindings for Machinetalk using code generation. But before we delve deep into code generation and meta-programming I ...

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 ...

Machinetalk explained Part 3: Technologies

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This blog post is a continuation of my Machinetalk explained series describing the concepts and ideas behind the Machinetalk middleware. This part is about the technologies and building blocks of Machinetalk ZeroMQ, Protobuf and DNS-SD over mDNS. The previous parts are: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Middleware Requirements Part 4: HAL Remote Part 5: Code Generation Message Transport - ZeroMQ ...

Machinetalk explained Part 2: Middleware Requirements

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This blog post is a continuation of my Machinetalk explained series describing the concepts and ideas behind the Machinetalk middleware. This part is about the requirements of the Machinetalk middleware and their fulfillment through the used technologies. To understand the concepts outlined in this article I recommend you first to read Part 1: Introduction before continuing reading this article. If ...

Machinetalk explained - Part 1: Introduction

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This blog article is about Machinetalk, the middleware for distributed systems which serves as remote API to Machinekit. This blog post is the first part of the Machinetalk explained series which describe different parts of the Machinetalk middleware. I'm writing this blog post series since I dedicated a lot of time in the last years working on the Machinetalk technology ...