[tpm] Talk topics

Scott Elcomb psema4 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 12:27:02 PDT 2012

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM,  <arocker at vex.net> wrote:
>>> Is anybody in the group an expert on HTML 5, CSS, and their proper use?
>> What constitutes "proper use?"
> Use that makes sense from an engineering viewpoint. That's usually what
> the inventors intended, though really good concepts tend to get adapted in
> unexpected ways. (Like Perl.)

Fair enough.

>> As with proper use, I'm not sure I follow your meaning for "practical."
> The human interface for a CNC machine would probably be practical in HTML
> 5; I'm not so sure about actually controlling the machine itself.

Controlling the machine itself with an HTML5 interface is indeed
possible - I'm currently working with a team at Texas Instruments to
do exactly this (not CNC specifically, but circuits in general).

I'm not sure it can be done entirely client side unless/until the
HTML5 Gamepad API gets force feedback or some other form of output
support; should that happen, I think a server-less tool would also be

I'd be happy to put something together for the group, though I don't
think I'd be able to make it out before November at the earliest.

  Scott Elcomb
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