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I think it's cool, especially since I would not have expected (well until Inline::C) that Perl would be fast enough to run a welding robot. Could you please explain this aspect of your project?

I am interested because I know some people who build what could be called 3D printers.. solid objects are built by laying down a thin layer of fine powder and fusing with a laser, then laying down another layer. Custom Windows software is used, and it might be interesting if we could automate all this with standardized, network-aware software.

I am interested to know if you use Perl in the modelling phase, in the building of a command list, or in realtime control, and what kind of limitations you have seen. Do you use any straight C (Inline or other driver software) or is it pure Perl? What does Perl enable you to do? Is quicker prototyping/testing better? Have you been able to enhance the system by including other Perl modules?

The bass thing is neat. Thanks for the info.


In reply to Re: robotic laser welder by mattr
in thread robotic laser welder by ginseng

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