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    Well :-) I happen to "have" dot net, though I would NOT say I am an owner.....I would never develop anything from it for general distribution, but I do own VB6, so if I am going to "share", I would need to make sure I have the "right to". "Free" is relative in the software development world, and I try to play by the rules. Anyway, I hate that VB6 is no longer supported by Tom's kinder and "gentler patience", but I will look into the dotNet wrappers you have written and see if there is anyway I can make them work in VS6, but I am guessing what you have done is way over my head.

    I guess this may be the excuse i have been looking for to learn C, but I just hate I have to start with a DLL, that is really SO FAR BEYOND my capabilities....I am very good @ parsing, AVR-ASM and VB6, I really never wanted/needed to add C++, C# or even C to my tool box, lol. Maybe I should just drop direct interface with the KFlop; @ the end of the day I really don't need it, it would mostly be to write apps to make life easier for other folks.

    As far as the VB.Net "working", his "example program" for VB.net does not run on my system as supplied with V4.26 or V4.27. Perhaps previous versions work, but since the KFlop will not allow "backward Flashes" I really can't say. I think restricting backward flashes is more constrictive than I would like to see, but I am sure it is well-thought-out. I know VERY FEW PEOPLE want to attempt their own front-end, and the very short list of us include mostly people like you who are "C" fluent.

    Anyway, I look forward to reviewing MM3.

    Fish



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    "Anyway, I look forward to reviewing MM3.

    Fish "

    I have to believe it will be pushed out early this week...

    -Brad



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    Hi Fish,

    Sorry about not supporting VB6. Visual Studio 6 was released 14 years ago! I loved that version myself. But in software years that is eons ago. But I don't see why it won't work it did years ago.

    BTW Visual Studio Express with VB.NET is FREE!

    Also you should be able to FLASH old versions of the firmware into the board. We have no restrictions for this. If you go too far back you risk loading firmware that isn't aware of the Flash chips on our newer generation boards. So it then won't know how to flash a New Version. But that issue can be solved using the Flash Recovery Option to load a new version into memory which will then know how to flash itself.

    Regards
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    OK, we have spindles...


    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DynoMo...unt=20&dir=asc

    I think I have pretty much everything buttoned up and ready to try again.

    Spindle control, homing definition/integration for the HomeMMv7.c, better
    threaded performance and a few bugs squashed.

    I will upload it once I have a better connection and hopefully a Dynomotion
    install will magically appear shortly after.

    -Brad Murry

    Last edited by bradodarb; 12-12-2011 at 12:12 AM.


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    YEAH!

    :-)

    Were "Spindles" the problem? lol? I was having more fundamental problems ;-)

    ...bad link?

    Fish



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    Were "Spindles" the problem? lol? I was having more fundamental problems ;-)
    The main problem was level of completeness to be considered a semi "out of the box" solution, even for a 'beta'.

    Spindle control was pretty much the last item to add for a a full function CNC control app.

    ...bad link?
    Sorry about that, I guess I did not paste it in correctly.....

    *Fixed

    -Brad



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    Default Machine Manager III Beta Released.....(again)

    Mirroring DynoMotion's new version release we have Machine Manager available here::

    Download Machine Manager from SourceForge.net


    While you do NOT need hardware to try it out, you will need to download the latest KMotion install (4.28).

    If you install KMotion in the default location, MM3 is already configured, however if you do not you simply need to change a setting in the cofiguration XML.

    Let me know if there are any problems.

    -Brad Murry



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    Default New Installer Version Required

    Depending on your automatic updates settings/recently installed software the last link might have failed to install.


    I just updated the install link to include a method to download the latest MSI installer from Microsoft.

    -Brad Murry



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    If you watch VS2008 Standard can be had on ebay for under $100.
    Marked Not for Resale, but full edition.
    Al.

    CNC, Mechatronics Integration and Custom Machine Design

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
    Albert E.


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    What does this mean

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Machine Manager CNC and Automation Framework-mm3-error-jpg  


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    Yes a number of us reported this on the Dynomotion Yahoo Group.

    Apparently Brad didn't realize his code was requiring a special OpenGL 2.0 Video card to run.

    He is working on a fix. Give him some time.

    Regards

    TK
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    Thank you.
    No hurry still tuning motors.
    Just wanted to see what it was all about.



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