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Post Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 6, 2018, 04:35
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A few weeks ago I posted a controller I was developing for the Polargraph, but instructions to use were pretty hard to follow, so I have now managed to compile it into a standalone Mac or Windows app.

Head over here for the project https://github.com/gonzam88/melt-app
Or go straight to downloads: https://github.com/gonzam88/melt-app/releases

I would appreciate your feedback as to what features you would like to see. Of course everyone is welcome to contribute in the development.

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on: December 6, 2018, 05:18
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Thanks for sharing -- I'll try it out soon. (As soon as my cold abates enough for me to concentrate on something for more than a few seconds). *cough*sniff*

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 8, 2018, 11:10
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hey, wow very nice! I really like it! but have problems with serial connecting to PolargraphSD v3

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 8, 2018, 19:21
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Quote from Matthias on December 8, 2018, 11:10
hey, wow very nice! I really like it! but have problems with serial connecting to PolargraphSD v3

Hi thanks for trying it out and for the feedback. Unfortunately I only have an Arduino UNO with polargraph_server_a1 to test out, and also I realized I didn't enable developer console or error logging in the build, I will on next release.

Could you elaborate more on symptoms? Does it ever connect? Does it connect but doesnt respond to commands?
thanks!

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 8, 2018, 20:17
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Could you elaborate more on symptoms? Does it ever connect? Does it connect but doesnt respond to commands?
thanks!

Hi
okay I did,
1 install the Driver (SiLabsUSBDriverDisk.dmg) from https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers, to use the Controller from sandy, a view days ago.

2 In the controller by Sandy I can choose the Port (image1) /DEV/CU.SLAB_USBTOUART. Just this one works. /DEV/TTY.SLAB_USBTOUART don not work

3 then, I installed Melt today.

4 In Melt I can just choose /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART. But its not connecting (image3)

5 than, out of nowhere, this window comes up. (image2) Not sure what it is saying.

Hopefully I can help 😉

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 8, 2018, 22:47
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Thanks Matthias. I see the problem is the library im using serialconnect defaults to only tty.*, excluding cu.*. Now, I'm no serial expert but I think i can hack a way around to have connections through cu. Can you write to me gonzamoiguer, i use the google mail, so I can send you a build to test this issue. thanks!

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: December 9, 2018, 15:25
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Okay, I sent you an email

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: February 8, 2019, 07:18
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Hi everyone! quick update on new version of Melt.
Besides fixing Matthias issue with tty.* and cu.*, you can preview the code drawing, added curves, you can import Pollargraphcontroller settings, autoupdate and more. Check here https://github.com/gonzam88/melt-app/releases/ to download latest. Thanks and keep in touch, id like to hear y'alls opinions!

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: February 20, 2019, 20:47
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Just released version 0.0.3
https://github.com/gonzam88/melt-app/releases

- Crop tool
- Save pen position
Grid size
- Improved UI with nice touches 🙂

Send me your ideas as to what you would like to see implemented next. Thanks!

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: February 21, 2019, 01:57
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also, text !

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Post Re: Melt: New Polargraph Controller is now an app
on: August 2, 2019, 11:06
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Hi
I try your program, it looks good. Can i upload vector graphics?

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