my older brother says he has the opportunity to buy a lathe (first i thought he meant his pre war lathe ) he can easily modify so it can be controlled via motors/servos/whatever they are and he has asked me to build him a cheap pc that can controll it (something like that he got the idea from someone from royces where he works making jet engines apparently a computer can controll said lathe via something to do with printers or something... i can ask him if i am being a little too vague on the detials)
i have no idea what program he is going to use (i dont even know if hes going to buy the lathe tbh) he might end up leaving it to me to sort out
could anyone tell me of an ok free cad program (if they exist? knowing the size of the open source community someone has to have made one) that runs on linux (preferably helena (linux mint 8) i like that release) and what sort of specs i would need to run it i did think a cheap build would do but im wanting to make sure just in case
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