November 19, 2021
Updates the JOINT_N and AXIS_L help text in Config > Server > Machine Config.
November 16, 2021
Fixes jogging increment bug in UI.
November 11, 2021
Generates calibration file on first boot for v2 machines shipped prior to September 2019
November 10, 2021
November 1, 2021
Official release of Kinetic Control.
See here for more information.
April 8, 2021
A minor change to the update process to prevent the possibility of breaking the ability to connect to a host computer over USB.
March 31, 2021
Added rotated work offsets (RWO).
RWO allows work offsets to be used in your 3+2 machining operations so that you can avoid programming about the center of rotation of the machine. Instructions on how to use RWO can be found here.
March 10, 2021
The USB download file will now contain any external (i.e. not created or maintained by Pocket NC) software files which need to be downloaded during the normal update process. If no internet connection is available during the update, these files will be used for installation.
Bugfix, removes a configuration value that was undesirably forcing the default network gateway to a route which didn’t allow internet connection. This restores normal behavior, where the machine attempts to automatically set the proper gateway.
January 21, 2021
Bugfix for changes made in v4.7.6, prevents MAC address from changing on reboot.
December 3, 2020
Minor bugfix, prevents Machinekit from crashing upon SSH disconnect.
November 19, 2020
Updates the ethernet-over-USB protocol used to connect with macOS computers via USB cable. Version 11 of macOS (Big Sur) has removed support for the protocol used previously.
November 9, 2020
Bug fix for V2-50s. Prevents situations where the warmup routine could be prematurely terminated without giving an alert, while leaving the spindle turning.
This version was originally released as v4.7.5, but it needed a patch so this was revised to v4.7.5b.
October 14, 2020
Allows the calibration overlay to set the value of parameters that are also set by an enabled feature.
August 21, 2020
Bug fix for previous release (there was a typo that prevented those changes from having any effect).
August 17, 2020
Fixes bug where the HAL component that reads the V2-50 sensors sometimes failed to stop when services restarted, which would result in multiple instances and cause the pressure sensor to become unresponsive.
August 6, 2020
July 27, 2020
Major performance improvements. Jogging and other commands should be much more responsive. Multiple tabs/devices can be connected at one time without significant performance problems.
July 17, 2020
July 3, 2020
Fixed service restart sometimes creating duplicate HAL components.
July 1, 2020
Fixes issue that prevented USB drives from auto mounting.
June 23, 2020
May 14, 2020
May 7, 2020
Fix for bug that had broken the ability to restart services from the server configs System page.
Mar 20, 2020
Allow web socket connections from sub domains of pocketnc.com
Mar 18, 2020
Feb 25, 2020
Several usability improvements related to the Server Config page.
Feb 20, 2020
Bug fix for previous release, corrects "Run From" button being stuck in disabled state on V2-10s.
Feb 19, 2020
Aug 29 2019
May 10, 2019
More V2-50 fixes. Raised temperature limit and stopped tool probe routine from looping
Apr 12, 2019
Bug fix. G54 offset properly account for when tool probing.
Apr 5, 2019
Fixed several bugs related to V2-50 pressure and temperature sensors. Fixed bug that prevented newly uploaded G-Code program from automatically opening in some situations.
Mar 29, 2019
Integrated V2-50 pressure and temperature sensors. This stops the high-precision spindle from operating without an air supply or outside its designed temperature range. Also added a shorter 10 minute warmup cycle for the V2-50 that is required after 12 hours idle, and raised the idle time before the full warm up is required to 7 days.
Mar 5, 2019
Fixed mouse wheel jogging bug where metric increments were being interpreted as imperial.
Feb 19, 2019
Improved G code program upload/download Prior versions of the UI could only handle files about 2.5MB in size. With this update the UI can handle files over 100MB in size with upload and download indicators to show progress. This allows the Pocket NC to handle programs with millions of lines of G code.
Spindle clocking For machines with the necessary hardware (machines released around June 2018), the measured spindle speed will be shown in the DRO panel. If the machine doesn't have the necessary hardware (the V1 and V2's released prior to June 2018), the DRO will show the commanded speed with any spindle speed overrides applied.
Improved metric jogging increments The Jog widget now has sensical fixed step sizes when in metric mode (1mm, .1mm, .01mm and .001mm).
Improved MDI interface An indicator was added to the MDI input to show when an MDI command was actually sent to the Pocket NC (a green check indicates the command was successfully sent to the Pocket NC). Better error notifications are shown when MDI commands are not successful or are not able to be sent.
Improved Work Offsets panel Fixed bugs with the Work Offsets panel that would trigger a refresh of the UI and/or to improperly set work offsets.
Improved workflow for connecting over ethernet The Pocket NC can be connected to a network using its ethernet port, which is required to receive updates. You can also connect to the Pocket NC UI over the network, but it required changing settings in the Conf tab for it to work. Now you can connect to the Pocket NC UI without needing that extra step.
Sept 13, 2018
Added a status button to the configuration tab to remove programs and big log files from the Beaglebone Board
July 15, 2018
Removed unnecessary Power and Stop buttons, renamed Shutdown to E-Stop and added a power button for properly shutting down the beaglebone
July 5, 2018
Improved the compensation table UI for added flexibility in calibrating a machine
July 4, 2018
Added the ability to upload and download the machine specific calibration data.
v3.0.0 and v3.0.1
Fixed bug that caused UI to freeze if changing tabs after running a program.
V2.0.1-beta-9 and 10
Fixed tool table issues with units set to mm. Added A and B compensation tables to Linux CNC settings.
Fix to prevent freezing when large files are loaded.
Fixed scrolling and better program line number following.
Can use tool probe after running a program. Fixed ability to delete files before loading a file, fixed update script to properly call pre- and post-scripts.