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  • in reply to: Developent IDE GCodeSender? #9559
    Dan
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    Fix comitted in github.

    in reply to: Developent IDE GCodeSender? #9558
    Dan
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    As far as I know you’re the first person to try it on Linux. Hm.

    if(System.getProperty(“os.name”).equals(“Mac OS X”)){

    is definitely the problem.

    String OS = System.getProperty(“os.name”).toLowerCase();
    if(OS.indexOf(“nix”) >= 0 || OS.indexOf(“nux”) >= 0 || OS.indexOf(“aix”) > 0 ) {
    // is Linux
    } else if(OS.indexOf(“mac”)){
    // is Mac
    } else {
    // assume windows, even though it could be solaris
    }

    would work better.

    in reply to: Ideas for improvements #9513
    Dan
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    Great suggestions.

    1. I don’t have the skills yet to make java with a native executable, but this is a good idea.
    2. Will be fixed in the next update
    3. Please provide an example.
    4. Suggested settings are there by default when you start the program. original zigzag is a known/won’t fix problem.
    5. https://www.marginallyclever.com/2016/04/micromouse-contest-update-3-2/ ?
    6. Orientations can be done with manual settings. Could be added to the default choices.
    7. Probably the pen holder was assembled backwards and the servo turns the opposite direction.
    8. Generate “Your message here” will add text in font family and size of your choice. No position control yet.
    9. I agree, but there isn’t a nice fix yet because of stuff under the hood.
    10. I use Java’s default “open file” dialog. It’s beyond my control.

    in reply to: Developent IDE GCodeSender? #9512
    Dan
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    What do you want to do to the IDE?

    in reply to: Stepper Motors not working #9415
    Dan
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    We looked into AMS2 as an option, but as time goes by we find that offering (and supporting) fewer options makes life easier for everyone. I admire your tenacity in getting it to go.

    From the desktop, send an M114 command (console at the bottom). Then send another. If there’s no reply on the second command, I might have an idea about what’s going on.

    in reply to: Stepper Motors not working #9413
    Dan
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    It’s been a long time since I tested on AMS2, but I still have one set up. The differing I2C addresses are always an issue. I2C is a big bottleneck, and the AMS1 was found to be slightly faster in our testing, those long dark eons ago.

    The AccelStepper library is of no use to Makelangelo because it takes control of the step timing away from Bresenham’s algorithm. It will drive one or even both motors faster, but not in a way that will make them both reach spot N at the same time. (as far as I can tell.) I would be very interested if you can figure out a way to use it and still get straight lines.

    in reply to: Stepper Motors not working #9406
    Dan
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    Jog motors works for both of you?

    in reply to: Hot Wire 4 Axis Cutter #9333
    Dan
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    RAMPs boards don’t work with UNO, you’ll need a Mega.

    I haven’t worked with CNC Shield v3. The software is pretty modular so shield-specific stuff is easy to add.

    I haven’t worked with GRBL, so I can’t guarantee it. GCodeCNCDemo does understand the fundamental gcode commands. There may be other things where GRBL and GCodeCNCDemo differ.

    in reply to: Only works when the drawing is simple? #9306
    Dan
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    I’d fix the known heating problem first and try again.

    in reply to: Larger Sharpie for us #9166
    Dan
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    Thanks, CanalZombie!

    in reply to: Right Stepper Motor Not Holding #9158
    Dan
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    What hardware, specifically, are you using? Can you share a picture?

    You swapped out all the hardware – even the pulleys and the A4988 drivers?

    in reply to: Makelangleo on RaspberryPi #9149
    Dan
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    There should be a top-level (horizontal menu) with file and connect. Connect will let you connect to the robot, and then most other buttons should become active (clickable). Nothing?

    in reply to: Assembly Stepper Motor Connection #9102
    Dan
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    You could use ELEC-0058 1m extensions with ELEC-0049 male-male headers in between, then put electrical tape to hold it all together. There’s a small chance that the electrical connection won’t be awesome and you may lose steps, but only testing will tell. Nothing’s as good as a single direct wire.

    in reply to: Offset problem with Makelangelo 2.5.2 #9090
    Dan
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    Try the dev version I have just published.

    https://github.com/marginallyclever/makelangelo/tree/dev

    in reply to: Offset problem with Makelangelo 2.5.2 #9088
    Dan
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    This is very strange, but you’re not alone. I’ve been working with DXF images that don’t draw correctly, when all other drawing styles seem to be fine. I can’t confirm yet if these are related issues, but they appeared on my radar at the same time.

    100g/bottle is good, I’ve got the same.

    in reply to: Use Makelangelo on a Polargraph #9083
    Dan
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    An UNO and an AMSv1 are the same hardware I use with the Makelangelo. The makelangelo-firmware should work right out of the box.

    in reply to: Makelangelo Firmware for 7.3 #9082
    Dan
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    My current Arduino libraries folder: http://imgur.com/tzAbSbo
    My current makelangelo-firmware: http://imgur.com/EvgU5Ll

    .\firmware_ams\Adafruit_MotorShield\utility contains Adafruit_PWMServoDriver files.

    I’m running Arduino 1.6.7

    in reply to: removing the 'Makelangelo' signature #9081
    Dan
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    I removed the signature many weeks ago for everyone. Please update your software and firmware, then try again.

    If you have an issue with the latest version, please let me know.

    in reply to: Steppers Not Moving in 7.3 with updated firmware #9080
    Dan
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    I can’t guarantee that working with an Arduino MEGA will behave as expected. 🙁

    in reply to: Assembly Stepper Motor Connection #9079
    Dan
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    These might work: http://www.dx.com/p/arduino-dupont-4-pin-male-to-female-extension-wire-cable-40cm-10-piece-pack-140523#.VtyRCNCmMso

    Cut in half, strip the wires on the male end and screw them into the shield, then plug the steppers onto the male end.

    in reply to: Makelangleo on RaspberryPi #9078
    Dan
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    does your raspbian run java? Please list your steps. I haven’t tried running of a Pi yet.

    I was thinking of skipping straight to a NodeMCU.

    in reply to: Offset problem with Makelangelo 2.5.2 #9077
    Dan
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    Are you running the latest makelangelo-firmware?

    My test rig here is a Makelangelo 2.5.2 and a Makelangelo 3.2, both with latest firmware and software.

    From what you’ve written it sounds like you’ve done everything right. How much heavy are the counterweights?

    in reply to: Connect Makelangelo Software to Custom Bot #8974
    Dan
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    Please

    – move AFMotorDrawbot, Adafruit-PWM-Servo-Driver-Library-master, and Adafruit-Motor-Shield-V2-Library-master from your libraries folder to your desktop.
    – restart arduino
    – recompile the sketch
    – if no error, move Adafruit-PWM-Servo-Driver-Library-master back into the libraries folder and try again.
    – if no error, move Adafruit-Motor-Shield-V2-Library-master back into the libraries folder and try again.

    This way you will find which one is the problem. You should not need AFMotorDrawbot in the libraries folder since Arduino 1.6.7

    in reply to: Stepper motor issues? #8969
    Dan
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    What I need is a test case that doesn’t take 20 minutes. It’s very hard to isolate and fix this issue.

    in reply to: Stepper motor issues? #8967
    Dan
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    https://github.com/MarginallyClever/Makelangelo/issues/165

    I’ve created a bug report, and I’m looking into it. I tried the only rounding method I know of in the code, but it didn’t make a difference. I can confirm the bug is repeatable and consistent.

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