Today I finally bit the bullet and ordered 2 Beaglebone Blacks and 2 BeBoPr capes so I can do some more work on the refit of my CNC Lathe and Mill. The BeBoPr Capes are not avaliable until the 15th of august however so I won't be able to do anything with those for a while.
Stay tuned for some initial insights when I get the Beaglebones.
Due to some offcuts of 12mm square bar from the frames of our Heisler loco becoming avaliable I'm going to make some small test runs of making some atomizers for it.
I can't find any open source CAM software for outputting to a lathe so I'm going to be writing the G-Code by hand in gedit. I'm getting the design from here which I've found to be a very good resource for info in the shay and heisler locomotives. I am making some changes to simplify construction with the avaliable tools (rounding to the nearest metric drill size).
I can post up some CAD files of the proposed design and the G-Code if anyone is interested.