The VersaMax™ Micro 64 control system GE Fanuc (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-536) offers a wide range of I/O expansion modules and communications options including Ethernet. Multiple operator interfaces and motion solutions are available as simple integration add-ons. The controller uses a common software programming and tag database for the operator interface and controller. For motion, the unit supports four independent 65 kHz Pulse Train/PWM outputs and can be adapted to Fanuc’s line of PowerCube stepper amplifiers and motors or S2K servo controllers. A high-speed counter supports four independent 100 kHz type A counters or one type B counter for precise motion positioning.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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