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5Jul/111

Freecut 0.2 progress

I finally got a few more hours to spend on getting Freecut 0.2 running on the Cricut Create this weekend, and finally got the motors and cutter solenoid up and running. The only remaining things I haven't tried are the dials and flash (I don't have any need for them yet).

I've delayed checking in my changes because I haven't got a Personal model hacked yet to make sure everything still works on it. I'm expecting another one in the mail this week so I'm hoping I'll be able to get to this in the next week or two.

In the meantime, I'm also pressing forward with working to implement HPGL and/or DMPL cutting protocol in place of the existing made-up one that Freecut 0.1 uses. Unfortunately my C-string-programming skills are pretty rusty so it might be a little challenging.

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  1. I would love to see updates to Freecut. I designed a little programmer PCB for the Cricut that breaks the Cartridge socket into a 6-Pin ISP. Let me know if this would help and I can send one to you.


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