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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?

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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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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?
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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.


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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,
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #986 on: May 12, 2020, 09:36:43 AM »
I have now fully updated the http://pandora-cnc.eu/ website and the configuration generator at http://config.pandora-cnc.eu/ should now be fully compatible with DDVSV1.1, DDCSV2.1 and DDCSV3.1 running the latest factory firmware. You can download the latest manuals and factory firmware at http://pandora-cnc.eu/download.

I would much appreciate if someone could setup a good default starting point for the configurator. I'd be happy to include it as the default set of values. I am also planning to finally complete the translation of the configuration generator to be fully available in other languages.

The COVID-19 caused lockdown finally allowed me to do some work on this project again.
Stay healthy, wash your hands and wear a mask!

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #987 on: May 12, 2020, 11:15:46 AM »
Is the current Pandora synced up with DDCSV3?

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #988 on: May 12, 2020, 12:13:15 PM »
Is the current Pandora synced up with DDCSV3?
Not yet, but a new version is in the pipeline. Stay tuned!

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #989 on: May 12, 2020, 01:39:12 PM »
Many thanks for the kind donation, Rod!  :beer:


I've now also updated the Windows installer. It will now allow you to easily install the currently latest version of the factory firmware.


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #990 on: May 13, 2020, 12:37:47 PM »
Benedikt:

I recently purchased a DDCSV3.1 4 axis controller that I intend to use on a CNC router that I'm building.  I got it off Ebay and the pictures in the listing had RATTM MOTOR splashed across them.

I was just wondering in you had any idea how much of this thread is applicable to that controller.  I don't know if I've got the patience to wade through all 40 pages.  Any recommendations?

Don
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #991 on: May 13, 2020, 12:43:14 PM »
I recently purchased a DDCSV3.1 4 axis controller that I intend to use on a CNC router that I'm building.  I got it off Ebay and the pictures in the listing had RATTM MOTOR splashed across them.

I was just wondering in you had any idea how much of this thread is applicable to that controller.  I don't know if I've got the patience to wade through all 40 pages.  Any recommendations?

Hello Don,

while I myself could only really confirm this for the DDCSV1.1 and the RMHV2.1, the RATTM Motor branded controllers appeared to always be just relabeled DDCSV controllers. I do believe that this is still true today. At least the firmware updates are, as far as I know, still fully compatible.


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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #992 on: May 13, 2020, 02:11:12 PM »
Benedikt:

I guess what I'm asking is do I need to do anything to this controller besides configuring it for my machine?  I would assume that since it's brand new, that it should have the latest firmware already installed - or is this a dangerous assumption? 

I've downloaded the manual from your site, and have been going through it to get familiar with the controller.

Don
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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #993 on: May 14, 2020, 06:50:00 AM »
I guess what I'm asking is do I need to do anything to this controller besides configuring it for my machine?  I would assume that since it's brand new, that it should have the latest firmware already installed - or is this a dangerous assumption?

You don't have to change anything. It's advisable to update the controller, but even that is completely optional.
Just set up your parameters on the controller or on http://config.pandora-cnc.eu/ and connect the wires.
That's all you need to do to get it working.

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Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Reply #994 on: May 14, 2020, 11:18:05 AM »
Thanks Benedikt, I was worried that there were a bunch of patches/fixes that I would need to install.

Configuring the controller for my machine I wasn't worried about, that's a given for any self built CNC.  Installing a bunch of fixes to the controller on the other hand...  That was something I hoped that I didn't have to do.

Don
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