Lenny the big dumb bot.

A couple years ago I bought an old IBM 7575 scara robot at a surplus auction. The mechanicals are really nice but the control was completely absent.  I started a conversion using a Mesa card and Machinekit.  I have no serious plans for this but wanted to learn ROS and maybe more about the FreeCAD…

FreeCAD version 0.17 Released!

It’s been just over two years since version 0.16 released and work on 0.17 started. This new release has many great new features. For me, of course, the most important is the completely overhauled Path (CAM) workbench.  I’ve had the privilege of working on this with some outstanding developers (who also happen to be really…