LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.

  • Runs under Linux (optionally with realtime extensions).

  • Simple installation on Debian and Ubuntu, or via our Live/Install DVD/USB images.

  • Accepts G-code input, drives CNC machines in response.

  • Active user community.

  • Several different GUIs available.

  • Compatible with many popular machine control hardware interfaces.

  • Supports rigid tapping, cutter compensation, and many other advanced control features.

  • Full source code available under the terms of the GNU GPLv2 (General Public License version 2).


A LinuxCNC-controlled Packing Robot

Spotted on Hackaday, a packing robot for Raspberry Pis controlled by LinuxCNC running on a Raspberry Pi.
The blog post gives quite a detailed description of how the system is controlled using a mixture of Ruby scripting and the linuxcncrsh remote control interface.

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