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My friend, and MAKE contributor, Alden Hart created this unique holiday display for his house, using four TinyG boards controlling a total of 16 CNC axes, to animate 16 Christmas tree balls with LED throwies inside of them. As his business partner, Riley Porter, says on Flickr: “What the hey?” Riley and Alden are the wireheads behind the TinyG axis-motion controller board. They should have boards available for sale soon.

What is TinyG – and why?

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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