Paul L. Snyder on 14 Jan 2011 10:19:45 -0800

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] PLUG West, Mon, Jan 17, 2011 - "An Introduction to Machine Control with EMC2" presented by Eric Johnson (7pm at FIS in Malvern)

  PLEASE NOTE: The FIS offices will be closed on Monday, so
  the doors will be open only between 6:30pm and 7:30pm!

The Philadelphia Area Linux Users Group (PLUG) cordially invites
you to a PLUG West meeting on Monday, January 17 at FIS in
Malvern, PA from 7-9 pm.  See below for directions to the meeting

This month PLUG welcomes Eric Johnson, who will be giving a
presentation entitled 'An Introduction to Machine Control with
EMC2'.  EMC2 (Enhanced Machine Control) is an open source
software system for computer control of machine tools such as
milling machines, lathes and even robots.  Eric has previously
presenting this talk at PLUG North.

This presentation will discuss the use of Linux and EMC for
machining, and along the way touch on such topics as basic
machining concepts, "G-Code" the language of machining,
coordinate systems, hard real-time in Linux, interfacing to real
world hardware, Robots, Fabs (3D Printers) and a couple of other
open source projects related to EMC.

The presentation will include a demonstration of the software and
a show and tell of some of the hardware to which it can

Interested in Linux, BSD, and Free Software?  Whether you're
already an enthusiast or want to learn more, come and join us!
PLUG meetings are free and open to everyone, and anyone who is
curious is invited to attend.

The meeting will be at the FIS office in Malvern, PA:

   2 West Liberty Blvd, Suite 300
   Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

For driving directions, please visit

For more information about PLUG, please visit our website at

Following the meeting, we'll continue the conversation at a
nearby restaurany, usually either Baxter's (across PA-29 from the
meeting location) or TJ's in Paoli.
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