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#ofxMH871

This openFrameworks addon drives the MH871-MKII Pen Plotter and Vinyl Cutter. The MH871-MKII supports the HPGL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language) and uses a limited subset of the HPGL standard:

  1. Initialize - IN;
  2. Pen Up command - PU
  3. Pen Down command - PD
  4. Pen Absolute to an X,Y point - PAX,Y

HOW TO SETUP

Connecting to the device

Connect to the MH871-MKII Pen Plotter via the COM port. This will require a USB to Serial device.

COM PORT USB To Serial

Power on the Plotter

POWER

Press the Setup Button

SELECT

Change the Serial BaudRate to 19200

BaudRate

On your Mac or Linux Terminal

bash$ ls /dev/tty.*

Copy the name for your USB to Serial Device for when you setup the ofxMH871 object

plotter.setup(string serialPort)

Please look in /manuals for the MH871 manual and how to setup the Mk2 on OSX.

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