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February 26

Hello Jedicut.com, a new website for 4 axis CNC controller

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/2017/02/hello-jedicut-com-a-new-website-for-4-axis-cnc-controller

February 2

Jedicut 2.3.4.1 - A little fix for a big bug

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/2017/02/jedicut-2-3-4-1-a-little-fix-for-a-big-bug

January 15

Jedicut 2.3.4 : Use GCode to do CNC foam cutting

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/2017/01/jedicut-2-3-4-use-gcode-to-do-cnc-foam-cutting

September 23

New Jedicut release, foam cutting software

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/2016/09/new-jedicut-release-foam-cutting-software

August 25

One Android app to count everything

I'm pleased to announce the publication of my first android app called "Time and events".

The objective of this application is to count everything, manually or automaticaly.

There are few use cases :

  • Count how many flight you do with your models,
  • Count how many charge/discharge cycle you did with each batteries,
  • Follow your bank credits,
  • Follow the time remaining before next holidays,
  • To know the age of your car,
  • If you never want to be the man who forget his children's birthdays...

This app is very simple and I have many ideas to improve and complete it. Before going further I wanted to collect advices and see if it is worth continuing.

There is the link to the Play Store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beanslegacy.android.beanslegacy

You can also scan this QR code with your Android phone or tablet : QR Code Play Store

I hope you will enjoy this app even if it's very different from Jedicut. And for people who want to learn how to program simple Android app, I start to describe all steps I have to follow on this website : http://www.beanslegacy.com

Now I start to work on the next Jedicut release. I have many ideas and bugs to work on.

January 20

A new year with a new design

Because there is still time to do it, I wish you a happy new year to you and your loved ones, full of successful cuts and crazy flights. For the rest, health, money... your family and colleagues have had to take care of :p

By early this year I took a little time to prepare a new homepage. The design changed radically, but that's not all.

This new page is based on the Bootstrap framework and aim to be responsive design. Say otherwise, this design is perfect on computer, tablet or smartphone.

Why do this instead of working on Jedicut?

First part of the answer: Google decided to penalize sites that were not "responsive design", which caused a fall in visitor numbers and inevitably a fall in advertising revenue needed to pay server.

Second part of the answer: I had some feedback on the old blue design saying readability was not good because of the white and blue contrast, and the small size of the font.

Third part of the answer: I wanted to learn something new ;)

And now ?

Before spread throughout the site, I need your advice on whether you enjoy this style, if the site is more readable than before, if the site is comfortable, and just know if you like it.

In the meantime I'll work on the site to make it disappear completely the old purple design that still exist on the older pages. They will turn blue to maybe one day turn to gray ;)

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

July 14

Jedicut move to GitHub

Few years ago I created a file repository on Google code for the plugins of Jedicut which are open source.

Google announced the end of this service, and GitHub is the logical successor. Google itself publishes its open source projects on GitHub.

For people who are interested to participate in the development of plugins for Jedicut, or to participate in the translation of Jedicut, I created a repository for each subject:

  • jedicut-devices-extensions: This repository hosts the communications plugins (the famous dll) to make Jedicut compatible with any CNC board, whether CNC board with parallel port or CNC board with USB port.
  • jedicut-files-extensions : This repository hosts the plugins to open and save files of any format. Currently published sources are the plugin to open/write DAT files and the plugin used to open DXF files.
  • jedicut-translations : this new repository hosts Jedicut translation files.

I published an article on TortoiseSVN. It's no longer valid with GitHub which is based on Git system, and not on SVN system.

For my part, I choosed to use TortoiseGit, one of the best graphical UI for Git.

Don't hesitate to ask questions if you need help to participe to Jedicut developments.

March 25

Beta Jedicut : improvements and corrections

Because of lack of time, I don't have reworked Jedicut, except to help people on very particular problems. I re opened the Jedicut project for 2 months and I suggest you download the new beta release 2.3.2.5.

This release offers two new evolutions to simplify the use of Jedicut:

  1. Jedicut monitors if you have changed a cut or a profile since its last record, and offers to save your changes if you close tabs, or if you close Jedicut.
  2. Windows can be closed using the escape key on the keyboard : handy when you want to quickly close a window without seeking the "Cancel" button (the tabs are not affected by this feature, fortunately...).

There are also many fixes and improvements that I could mention exhaustively. For example, the release include:

  • A correction of a bug when opening a file in which user doesn't chose a profile,
  • The ability to save and open a profile with no point entered,
  • A correction of labels tabs when you first backup your work
  • Deleting an error message that appeared wrongly when opening files with jdp or dat format
  • Improved the size of the main window for low-resolution screens,
  • Improved the design of the window of the cycle of cutting,
  • Improved translation system to force the translation of all open tabs when user change language,
  • Changing the zoom value in the cycle of cutting window (until better)
  • A correction of a bug causing a general crash of Jedicut when closing the settings window when cutting file is open ...

To use this release of Jedicut it's simple:

  • You download this file: Jedicut_2.3.2.5.zip
  • You replace your Jedicut.exe file with the one contained in the zip.

Your feedback is welcome on the forum in the discussion related to Jedicut v2.3.2.5 .

Have a good time!

August 13

New R4M interface

Our sponsor, rc-etmathe, sale a new version of its G4M interface and renamed it in R4M.

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For those unfamiliar with this module, it can be compatible with the card MDLCNC GMFC software. Why talking about this interface on Aeropassion ?

Just because Jedicut is also compatible with the module that adds two interesting features to MDLCNC :

  • It adds an external timer
  • It adds wire heating control

And this new version brings a new feature: limit/reference switches (not supported by Jedicut).

Another big advantage of this module: It can be adapted on most CNC interface like Chinese ones that offer neither heated nor external timer.

To order or inquire about this module: http://www.rc-letmathe.de/CNC-Technik/CNC-Elektronik/MDLCNC-R4M-GMFC-Interface---Neu-mit-Referenzfahrt?source=2&refertype=1&referid=159

January 3

A new project : Bean's Legacy

I'd like to tell you about a new project : Bean's Legacy

This project is for people who like numbers and people who don't like them. To people who want to master their performance, or people who just want to easily know where they are.

The objective of this project is to easily count different events in our life through a mobile app.

For modelers, the idea is that you can easily follow the life of our models:

  • number of flights
  • number of crashes
  • number of charging batteries and their capacities
  • flight time per week, per month or per year
  • number of flights of sensitive parts of our models
  • number of broken helicopter blades
  • number of CNC cuts made ​​to your club or for yourself
  • number of kilometers or miles to go to your club house
  • number of competitions
  • number of points in competition
  • ...

I want to create a simple, fun, and essential mobile app for everyone, to follow all kind of activities.

Yet no slogan, no logo, not even a screenshot to show you. I just created a simple website that allows you to follow the project : www.beanslegacy.com

You can also follow the project on Twitter and talk about it with the hashtag #beanslegacy and on Facebook.

I will regularly publish ideas of situation where this mobile app will be essential, and I will show the progress of the project.

I will not deny that my motivation will grow with the number of followers ;)

Share the url of project, talk about it, and I wish you a happy new year ;)

September 15

Arduino and USB adaptor for CNC cutting

It's the end of summer and a new project is shared on Aeropassion's forum. It's a new solution, cheap and easy to build, to create an USB adaptor for the parallel port of your CNC board.

Do you know Arduino ? Martin had the idea to buil a simple adaptor. The most important part was creating programs. Martin create a program for Arduino, and a new plugin for Jedicut.

You can read more about this solution on the forum : http://www.aeropassion.net/forums/read.php?6,8582

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May 12

A very interesting CNC board from HobbyCNC.hu

Since 2010, the CNC shop HobbyCNC.hu supports Jedicut. It also translate Jedicut in Hungarian.

The CNC board called "H2 PCB controller" can handle 4 steppers without external timer. It's compatible whith many different software.

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Some specifications :

  • 2-phase, bipolar, micro-step motor control,
  • Micro-step values, selected by jumpers: 1; 1/2; 1/8; 1/16,
  • Power-output with maximum 35V, 3.5A DC for each motor,
  • Mixed mode current decay with PWM regulation,
  • Silent holding path operating mode,
  • Maximum 100kHz stepping frequency,
  • 4-range, jumperable, motor current regulation,
  • 5 input ports (prepared to use end position and digitallable switches),
  • 1 relay output (one-pole, maximum load 230V, 3A),
  • 2-bit TTL expansion port,
  • Protection against overheating,

You can buy it with or whithout box.

A photo of the very heat sink.

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With Jedicut and other softwares, it's more interesting to use an external timer. For these CNC softwares, this shop offers an external timer which name is "E2 pulse generator". Take a look at the little additional module over the main CNC board.

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You can visit this shop here : http://www.hobbycnc.hu

It delivers all around the world, and speak English, Hungarian, Slovak and German.

May 7

Improve your G4M adaptor

Some time ago I present the G4M adaptor sold by our partener Franck from the website http://www.letmathe.de. More recently, I publish a new Jedicut version included a new feature for this adaptor.

Actually, the G4M adaptor doesn't work like a MM2001 because of one signal. When your chose "manuel heating control", this adaptor dont send heating signal to the computer. So your computer doesn't know the heating value you set up on your CNC board.

This explain the new feature I add with the new Jedicut release, your free CNC form cutting software.

But I talked about that with Franck and he found a solution. He tested it and it works ! The new version of G4M adaptor should have this evolution.

You can do it yourself , it's simple. : there are only 2 welds as shown on this photo :

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It's simple !

April 21

Jedicut 2.3.2 : improvements and corrections

Confirmation window for CNC cutting

This window shows the heating control mode you select manually on your CNC board. I changed the display to make it more efficient.

Now you can read:

  • "PC" when it is the PC handle the heating value.
  • "External" when you choose to set heating value manually from the CNC board.
  • "N/A", used for CNC board without signal to indicate this information.

Heating control wizard

The G4M adapter doesn't have signal to indicate the heating value when the heating control is set to "manually" on your board. It's not embarrassing for CFMG, it was for Jedicut.

I improve the heating control wizard.

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You can set up wire heating values like that :

  1. You click on "Measure 1",
  2. You click in the check box that is next to the percentage of heating value (see illustration),
  3. You specify a heating value that you want to send to the CNC board,
  4. You select a slow speed,
  5. You click on "Test".

If heating value is "ok" for you, click on "Save" button. If not, change the heating value and click on "Test" button to try again.

When the first measure is ok, click on "measure 2" and repeat the test with a high speed value (as fast as possible).

Bug fixed

Since the previous version of Jedicut, there is a bug in the display of cutting project when you prepare more than one cutting project at a time (when you had multiple tabs). It's fixed.

The arrow settings disappeared when you open the window of cutting cycle manager : fixed.

A little extra

I don't know about you, but I'm used to exit of windows software configuration by pressing the "Esc" key. The effect is the same as clicking on the cross, or clicking on "Cancel". It's just faster!

I never put it up on Jedicut. It is now done, and the navigation in Jedicut is really faster.

As usual, if you find new bugs, if you have new ideas, come and share it on the forum of the CNC cutting.

April 9

USB/Parallel port adapter of Xavtronic

For some time Xavier's website is offline. Pending the return of his website, he decided to share on Aeropassion all documents needed to build its USB / parallel port adapter.

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February 11

Manfred's table described on the forum

Manfred posted message from month ago. Now he describes his wire heating table one the forums and there are what you can see.

Manfred also share a zip... I think it should interest you...

And you, what kind of table do you build ?

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January 31

Oops... Jedicut 2.3.1.1 is already available

Thanks to MAES and its message on Jedicut's forum, I corrected a bug with translation in the new Jedicut version.

Jedicut 2.3.1.1 is already available, specially for the non french speakers ;)

You can download it on the Jedicut's download page.

January 26

Jedicut 2.3.1 corrects and impoves

For this first version of the year, new fixes and improvements in response to messages left on the forum of Jedicut.

You will find :

  • A correction of the structure of file of translation
  • A correction of the display in the wizard cutting
  • A correction in the control of input in Wizard cutting
  • Better management of the display window for the cuts that will appeal especially people with large screens,
  • A change in the display for the cutting cycle, hoping that it will solve the problems faced by some people.

As usual, the forum of CNCc utting is here to accommodate all your questions.

Go to the download page of Jedicut.

December 31

German translation updated

Thanks to Manfred, you can fin a new German translation for Jedicut.

You can download it on the forum : http://www.aeropassion.net/forums/read.php?5,8132

November 21

Jedicut has a new polish translation

Thanks to Józef, Jedicut has a new polish translation.

To update your Jedicut installation, you can download the file attached to this page using the links below, and place it on the "Lang" Jedicut's directory.

This new polish translation will be added into the Jedicut's setup with the next release.

Thank you Józef !

And you, can you translate or update Jedicut's in your language ?

How to do it : http://www.aeropassion.net/forums/read.php?6,4562

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