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September 26, 2013 AT 9:00 am

3D @ World Maker Faire: Why Your Machine Needs a TinyG #3DThursday #3DPrinting

MAKE’s Anna Kaziunas France shared really helpful coverage of 3D printed highlights of the Faire, but I think my favorite of the Vines and photos she grabbed were these for Alden Hart’s TinyG tech demos. While TinyG hasn’t yet been used for 3D printing (though certainly for moving a 3D printer wicked quickly), this is not only inevitable, it is a goal that they are actively pursuing.

For more context and details about TinyG, visit the article at MAKE:

The TinyG is an embedded, multi-axis motion control system from Synthetos designed for CNC applications that require highly precise motion control for small to medium sized motors. The TinyG has been used with the Shapeoko and a previous version of the board was used as the basis for the Othermill electronics.

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