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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #425 on: March 03, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
Many thanks for your kind reply.
I was sure about the bug and for this reason already changed the extension but no difference too...
I don't know way :doh:
Would you mind performing the upgrade? This will assure that you are running the latest version and makes me able to assist you better since I can play the scenario through on my machine.
The upgrade is easily done in about 5 minutes. You extract the following archive's contents to a FAT formatted USB stick and turn off the controller. Then you plug the USB in and turn the power on. The controller will then upgrade your firmware and will reboot a few times. When it shows the home screen again, you can remove the USB.
The upgrade can be downloaded from here: https://bmuessig.eu/secure/data/CNC/DDCSV11/install-mod-20161119.zip

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #426 on: March 03, 2017, 06:35:01 PM »
Yes benedikt
I'm doing right now...
I'm sorry but I don't have any experiance with linux so I don't understand nothing about firmware flash etc etc...
Due to I used my controller with two differente cnc machine I wonder to be able to implemet two different homing functions but I don't know how i can do...

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #427 on: March 03, 2017, 06:37:31 PM »
This is my job... the front panel


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #428 on: March 03, 2017, 06:50:31 PM »
Hey Benedikt
new firmware installed.
Now switch off, inserted the usb memory (new formatted with fat) with uservar.set and switch on the contoller.. no change in the setting.. I have to replace one by one manually...

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #429 on: March 03, 2017, 07:06:15 PM »
Hey Benedikt
new firmware installed.
Now switch off, inserted the usb memory (new formatted with fat) with uservar.set and switch on the contoller.. no change in the setting.. I have to replace one by one manually...
The update was successful? Does it show PLUS in the bottom right on the main screen?
Also, to apply the userVar.set (make sure the Var has a capital V), you need to toggle the power with stick inserted. Similar to the upgrade.
If this still does not work. I will have a look tomorrow if you don't mind.
Also it would help me if you could provide me your userVar.set file.
Btw, your panel looks amazing  :thumbup:

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #430 on: March 03, 2017, 07:17:25 PM »
Yes Benedikt
also I seen tht bug "-)" fixed on the pandor configurator...
the new firmware perfectly installed "plus" showed
So you are very clear and I understood what you meen.. controller switched off.. I insert the memory (previously copied the file userVar.set from my pc and of course firmware installation files cancelled) and after I switch on the power with memory inserted but no change on the parameter setting... sorry for my english
pls help!

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #431 on: March 03, 2017, 07:24:55 PM »
Yes Benedikt
also I seen tht bug "-)" fixed on the pandor configurator...
the new firmware perfectly installed "plus" showed
So you are very clear and I understood what you meen.. controller switched off.. I insert the memory (previously copied the file userVar.set from my pc and of course firmware installation files cancelled) and after I switch on the power with memory inserted but no change on the parameter setting... sorry for my english
pls help!
Would you mind e-mailing or PM'ing me your userVar.set file, so that I can have a look?
Thanks,
Benedikt

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #432 on: March 03, 2017, 07:26:07 PM »
..and now I also copy the file into direct folder of controller... switch off and on... no change

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #433 on: March 03, 2017, 07:31:19 PM »
..and now I also copy the file into direct folder of controller... switch off and on... no change
This is wiered since it seemed to work for other people. Please send the userVar.set to mail -- bmuessig.eu. Replacing the -- with an @.

EDIT:
Thanks, I have received the file. I will have a look.

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #434 on: March 03, 2017, 07:36:19 PM »
done by email... In any case ther is the file with extension txt in order to be attachable

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #435 on: March 03, 2017, 07:50:10 PM »
Bendikt probably becouse my controller is 4 axis insteed 3?
or probably becouse my firmware was the last version and the flash is different?
sorry for my suppositions if so stupids....

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #436 on: March 03, 2017, 08:25:28 PM »
Bendikt probably becouse my controller is 4 axis insteed 3?
or probably becouse my firmware was the last version and the flash is different?
sorry for my suppositions if so stupids....
Uh, kill me.  :bang:
I gave you wrong instructions. It took me about 40 minutes to figure this out.
You are supposed to go into the File tab and select the userVar.set entry and press Enter.
That's it......
Tried it with your file and it works flawlessly...

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #437 on: March 03, 2017, 08:36:28 PM »
Yeah!! Now is ok... sorry but i was sure that file had been heat hiselfs... without press enter... i'm stupid.
Have a good night Benedikt many thanks and tomorrow i will study for the homing sequency


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #438 on: March 04, 2017, 12:58:31 AM »
I would be very interesting to compare the firmware of a 4 axis controller to that of the 3 axis version
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #439 on: March 04, 2017, 02:05:40 AM »
Hi brokeneye.. can i do something for you? But note i ve already replace my original firmware with this of Benedikt.


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #440 on: March 04, 2017, 05:59:59 AM »
 Thanks for the response Antonio, your controller still shows the 4 axes X,Y,Z,A ?
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #441 on: March 04, 2017, 06:04:11 AM »
Yes brokeneye and seems still working. I don't have the 4th driver installed yet so i cannot try with motor.. but the dro running when button A pressed


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #442 on: March 04, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
I would be very interesting to compare the firmware of a 4 axis controller to that of the 3 axis version
Fortunately, I already did that. They are 100% the same.
Every file's checksum is the same so I researched further.
The application most likely checks a value in the FRAM chip I found and the adjusts the featureset accordingly.
I am however not doing any research into this territory since this is cutting into the profit margin of the sellers.

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #443 on: March 04, 2017, 07:45:44 AM »
I understand that Benedikt, and neither would I, I just wanted to see if that A axis could be twiddled to run Tangentially for a knife for cutting carbon fibre mat for instance, as a drag knife leaves rounded corners
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #444 on: March 04, 2017, 07:56:40 AM »
I understand that Benedikt, and neither would I, I just wanted to see if that A axis could be twiddled to run Tangentially for a knife for cutting carbon fibre mat for instance, as a drag knife leaves rounded corners
I am absolutely sure that if you would theoretically read out the contents of a 4-axis FRAM chip, and you'd copy them to the chip of a 3-axis controller it would absolutely unlock the 4th axis.
So yes, you are right  :beer:

In that respect, I was thinking and I will probably make the part of my application, which is not yet written, which will check license, just available as an .o module.
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #445 on: March 04, 2017, 09:32:21 AM »
Hello again!

I have just finally finished the translation of the original firmware.
So the labels on https://bmuessig.eu/tools/pandora-configurator/ are now updated.

I have also just released the first firmware update for the DDCSV1.1 controller in 2017!
https://bmuessig.eu/secure/data/CNC/DDCSV11/install-mod-20170304.zip

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Regards,
Benedikt

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #446 on: March 04, 2017, 12:28:43 PM »
I came across this quite comprehensive description of the DDCSV1-4 on the Purlogic site (*) - no doubt you clever chaps already have the information, but just in case here is a link - it's too big to attach here:


http://purelogic.ru/files/downloads/doc/Controller/DDCSV1-4_eng_purelogic.pdf


(* they are the folks who made the Ethernet controlled Torch Height controller for my CNC Plasma Table - seems they are now using this controller in their offerings)
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #447 on: March 04, 2017, 07:51:46 PM »
Thanks, awemawson!

So, I have started designing the new UI:



I am open for any constructive criticism. However please don't ask for too big changes ;-)
If someone would however, present me a better UI design, feel free to leave an image.

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #448 on: March 05, 2017, 12:44:17 AM »
 :Looks good to me, great work  Benedikt  :)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 01:41:30 AM by BrokenEye »
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #449 on: March 05, 2017, 03:13:12 AM »
WOW!!
god job Benedikt
somebody can tell me how can I change the home sequency?
I've tried with g28 but no move
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