I posed the question to the Lulzbot team about the Smoothieboard and whether they would consider it for future or current upgrades to the Taz and future machines.
The argument is that it can provide higher resolution prints through processing power. The price isn’t significantly more expensive, and it does look like arduino style boards appear to be having a harder time keeping up with the speed and complexity of the prints.
For reference here is the smoothieboard website http://smoothieware.org/smoothieboard
There is much talk about it over at the seemecnc boards where the delta platform guys tend to need the additional processing power to constantly actuate the printers. I have to admit, the prints look impressive, but being a classic 3 axis CNC fellow, you cant beat the reliability and precision of the lulzbot layout when everything is tight and right.
Here is the thread if anyone is interested: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4928
So what is your take on it? It’s still open source too, so it falls in line with the lulz motto.