• Members 7 posts
    May 14, 2019, 1:13 p.m.

    I was curious since I managed to properly run inkcut on a raspberry pi3, we will see in the future an interface more touch screen oriented?

    I managed to have my first cut by installing cups, setting my Roland camm1 cx400 as a generic text only printer and adding the user to lp group and setting the raw interface to /dev/USB/lp0

    As soon as I ended my first cut, I thought that it would be absolutely wonderful to attach the pi to a ten inches touch screen and attach it to the cutter caddy with a hinged spring loaded monitor arm to have an independent working unit that can accept works either from network, USB or a usb drive. I miss an adapter to try the serial cable.

    I think a ten inches monitor 1080p should be enough to scroll trough inkcut tabs if they were all grouped on one side, and it could be operated better if the interface inputs had bigger arrows/onscreen keypad to enter numeric values.

    Also, we will see in future metrics and locales?

    If you need help to translate to Italian anything I am available, i'm not really python or programming savvy but yeah, I can translate from English to my mother tongue.

    I am just so grateful and happy that finally you came back to the project, I had been stuck with that cutter ready to go but unable to have inkcut up and running for ages, you probably started a new business for a poor illiterate being stuck in gruntworks.

    Truly thanks


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  • May 14, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

    Very good!

    Haven't planned on making a touch interface. It may be possible to fiddle with styling to make buttons bigger if you'd want to give it a try, see enaml.readthedocs.io/en/latest/dev_guides/stylesheets.html

    Locales were recently added in github.com/codelv/inkcut/pull/152 , other translations need added. You'll need to update to the latest on github.

    Support for unit conversion is already there in the code, it just needs to be added to the UI somewhere.

  • Members 7 posts
    May 14, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

    Oh really? Where one has to poke in the code to change units?
    I installed via pip+github command.

    Do I need to clone the repository to help with localization? I will try later, maybe I was just so excited by having the cutter up and running that I didn't notice the option to change language.

    I will try to learn enaml styling syntax and github properly, but codewise I am a goat, I will need to ask for help from time to time.

    Again thank you very much for your hard work, and keep going strong!

  • May 14, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

    You can edit the json config files (/home/username/.config/inkcut/*.js) search for "unit" and change "in" to "cm", "mm", etc...

  • Members 7 posts
    May 20, 2019, 8:52 a.m.

    Ok let me see if I figured it out straight.

    I just need to head there and change any instance of in (as for inches) in those json files and that's it? It will do automatically the math?

    Values like mm and cm are legal values? That's awesome!

    Since they are in .config, they will stick trough inkcut updates?

    Also, I'm having a little bit of hit and miss with the machine connection. (I guess mostly due to misconfigurations not sending the proper commands pre and post job to wake up and standby the machine properly, I discovered that when the standby machine humming lowers, usually entering the menu and exiting it brings it back and working)

    Would it be fine to open an issue on GitHub attaching both logs and a link of the cutter manual on Roland website? (I have only those, and in the main manual there is a listing of the machine menus with voices that I think are relevant to the connection).

    Until now I got the machine up and running first trying a similar Roland profile, then the generic inkcut profile tweaking some parameters.

    I am sorry, I know most of you all are pros and consider much of what I request common knowledge and cringe hard with some of my crude hobo practices, but I'm a troublesome child trying to learn. Thanks everyone.

  • May 20, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

    Yes, The units can be any of these:

    'in': 90.0,
    'pt': 1.25,
    'px': 1,
    'mm': 3.5433070866,
    'cm': 35.433070866,
    'm': 3543.3070866,
    'km': 3543307.0866,
    'pc': 15.0,
    'yd': 3240,
    'ft': 1080

    They'll be saved for existing jobs but new jobs (eg when a new doc is opened) will need edited again so this really needs to be added to a settings dialog.

    I just ordered a Roland Stika SV-15 off of ebay so i'll see if I can make Inkcut better support these (not sure if they're the same protocols as the CAMM-1's).

  • Members 7 posts
    May 21, 2019, midnight

    I have one more question.

    Can I help you somehow by sharing over internet my cutter with something like virtualhere.com? (The free edition supports sharing one USB port at any given time for non commercial purposes, and this seems fitting to me)

    We could open a session and I could help by giving a realtime feedback/leaving some webcams pointed at the machine so you could see the outcome of your attempts.

    I don't even know your timezone but, if you agree to try and this work, it might be a wonderful way to pack up working presets for many kind of old/exotic machines of any brand.

    I see your commitment in expanding the capabilities of inkcut, and this way you could do that and improve exponentially your troubleshooting activity reducing at the same time the burden of getting new machines/having long exchanges trough email/github.

    That's my two cents, please take my opinion with a grain of salt and knowing it may be far from being a good idea and I'm not keeping you at gunpoint (I'm still surprised and thankful that you still bother to answer me and follow my broken English)

    Truly thanks again,