Author Topic: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller  (Read 292006 times)

Offline WeldingRod

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #975 on: May 11, 2019, 11:32:35 AM »
How should I get it to you?

It will be Sunday; I'm cooking for Girl Scputs this weekend

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #976 on: May 12, 2019, 04:25:20 PM »
Email would be best form me, if possible, no rush.

I have just received DDCVS1.1, cant wait to hook it up to my machine. :nrocks:

Latest firmware from Yt liu via Facebook is attached
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Offline Benedikt

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #977 on: May 13, 2019, 07:54:17 AM »
Thanks to everyone who voted  :thumbup:
The vote concluded with a majority of voters deciding to keep the website open.
I am happy to say that I have renewed the contract for at least another year.

There is just one more poll I would like everyone to answer, which might yield a final gift for the community  :beer:
https://strawpoll.com/rswzz8gx


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #978 on: May 16, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
:update:
Alright, I have now completely rewritten the Pandora-CNC.eu website from scratch. It is a lot slimmer now and does not rely on a CMS or cookies anymore.
It does also free some of the server resources which helps too. I have also made sure that all links keep working which turned out to be a lot more problematic than I had first thought  :bang:
The website is now available in English, Russian, German and Chinese.
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #979 on: May 23, 2019, 11:47:06 AM »
I've sent you a PM; I didn't see a way to add an attachment to it.
Now that I've started digging, it looks like my hard drive crash may have eaten ALL of my DDCSV information (scream).  working on it...

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #980 on: March 16, 2020, 09:00:14 AM »
I'm working on a new release of Pandora, based on the last suitable base version from 07/2019.
This time we can even change colors, add images and move controls. Any suggestions on how the UI needs to be improved?

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #981 on: March 16, 2020, 04:54:05 PM »
Hapiness!

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #982 on: March 18, 2020, 04:36:08 AM »
Hi Benedikt,
does you previous version - or will your next version - change any of the post processor requirements?
What are the general functional advantages of your versions compared to the factory version on a DDCSV2.1  with version 2019-11-3(112) firmware?
Cheers,
Joe

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #983 on: March 18, 2020, 09:20:56 PM »
I'm currently fighting with a bug in the arc commands.  I'm not sure if its g2 or g3 that's the culprit, but its sliding my layers...

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #984 on: March 20, 2020, 08:32:32 AM »
Hi Benedikt,
does you previous version - or will your next version - change any of the post processor requirements?
What are the general functional advantages of your versions compared to the factory version on a DDCSV2.1  with version 2019-11-3(112) firmware?
Hi Joe,

it does not directly affect the post processor requirements. If the manufacturer changed it since 2018, then yes.
Generally, an on-device pre-processor could be implemented, but that is something I don't have time for unless it's for hire.

The primary advantages (to the end user) of my firmware is that it improves translation, fixes a few other bugs and allows using a keyboard or numpad to control the UI and adding a custom splash screen.
For more advanced users, it allows accessing the Linux running inside, writing custom GUIs and integrating other software.

I will probably look into networking again. Would be nice to get USB WiFi sticks working and to remote control the controller from a PC (also uploading files). Perhaps I may also improve the GUI a bit.


There are also other tools I, as well as other members, have developed that allow configuring the parameters online, easily updating the firmware without any technical knowledge, but also manipulating the flash memory, intercepting the commands to the motion coprocessor (the FPGA), sending data directly to the motion coprocessor from the command line, a new bootloader, among other tweaks.


Cheers,
Benedikt

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #985 on: March 28, 2020, 07:32:08 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Benedikt! That was very helpful.
Cheers,
Joe
Cheers,
Joe