The Repository PART II
Trying to keep on the idea of minimalism and order I've created this second page to store applications and other useful code snippets. May move other types of code or documents here and organize the categories (maybe even add an index) in order to keep this as ordered as possible.
CNC Simulator [For Windows only...sadly].
One simple and very powerful CNC simulator application that sadly became discontinued at the CNCSimulator.com, as they introduced the Pro version, which absolutely needs you to have an Internet connection (no Mobile Broadband either!) and even though Pro has better graphics and more options, that fact makes it hard to use for many (myself included).
After painstakingly looking out how to reactivate it I found a no-petrol crack that lets you use it without having to activate it as it's no longer possible. After some hours and a headache managed to install it. You need to install the setup and then both archives on the no-petrol file, which order, I'm still not sure. I also had to install it on the Programs Folder instad of letting it create its own because otherwise the crack didn't work, nor in any other directory. So try yourself and see what works for ya! Good luck!
Also don't forget to check my CNC Course on the Courses Page!
OpenScam CNC Simulator [For Ubuntu Linux - Finally!]
One of the sad aspects of Ubuntu Linux is that despite the wide free and open source applications available on the net, there are some blatant holes in specialized applications. One thing I noticed during my CNC course is that there aren't many good CNC Simulators for Ubuntu. After a whole afternoon managed to find and install this simulator, which honestly surpasses in my eyes all the other I've found for Windows, sadly, the project seems to be abandoned and as such this may be all there is of this powerful simulator. Maybe one day I'll revise and improve the code, until then, here's the .tar file (the official page offers a .deb that I couldn't make work on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine).
It offers most of the basic commands for piece making, along with live simulation of .nc files (I make them in Gedit and load them to the program, it does the rest on its own like any good Linux application) and it doesn't even need you to configure the piece nor the tool, really, its that good. Sadly things like G85 don't work on it yet so for more advanced tasks it falls short. Still gotta admire this as only one person made it all work.
VHDL Aldec Active-HDL v8.1
A good VHDL simulator for Windows.
Java RXTX functions.
List COMM ports.
This function list all available COMM port and their type.