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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/blog/website-news/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/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/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/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/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/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/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

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/beta-jedicut-improvements-and-corrections/

August 13

New R4M interface

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/cnc-controller/new-r4m-interface-usb-adaptor-with-wire-heating-control/

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

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/cnc-controller/arduino-and-usb-adaptor-for-cnc-cutting

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.

HobbyCNC_board.jpg

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.

HobbyCNC_board_back.jpg

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.

HobbyCNC_E2_external_timer.jpg

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 :

G4M-update.jpg

It's simple !

April 21

Jedicut 2.3.2 : improvements and corrections

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/jedicut-2-3-2-improvements-and-corrections/

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

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/oops-jedicut-2-3-1-1-is-already-available

January 26

Jedicut 2.3.1 corrects and impoves

This page has moved to the new jedicut.com website dedicated to Jedicut and CNC hot-wire cutting : https://www.jedicut.com/en/blog/jedicut-cnc-software/jedicut-2-3-1-corrects-and-impoves/

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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