Announcing the Arduino grblShield


I love how many of the maker geniuses who work on our site are usually up to something behind the scenes — some new project, new product, Pinky and the Brain-type schemes for taking over the world. I was talking to new contributor Riley Porter the other night about the Make: Arduino page he’s been helping us with and fun things we could do on it. He said: “Hey, I have something that might be cool.” And then he proceeded to tell me about a new Arduino Shield he and fellow DC hacker (and MAKE contributor) Alden Hart have been working on. It uses the grbl (pronounced “garble”) motion control language and the Arduino Shield formfactor to create a cheap 3-axis motion control system that can plug into Arduino boards. “Do you think you’d like to announce this on the site?” Heck yeah!

Find out more on this Make: Arduino page.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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