Arduino Firmware for Eggbot / Spherebot with Inkscape-Integration
Version 1.6a tested with Inkscape Portable 0.91, Eggbot Extension and patched eggbot.py
Regards: Eggduino-Firmware by Joachim Cerny, 2015
Thanks for the nice libs ACCELSTEPPER and SERIALCOMMAND, which made this project much easier. Thanks to the Eggbot-Team for such a funny and enjoyable concept! Thanks to my wife and my daughter for their patience. :-)
- Implemented Eggbot-Protocol-Version 2.1.0
- Turn-on homing: switch-on position of pen will be taken as reference point.
- No collision-detection!!
- Supported Servos: At least one type ;-) I use Arduino Servo-Lib with TG9e- standard servo.
- Full Arduino-Compatible. I used an Arduino Uno
- Button-support (3 buttons)
Tested and fully functional with Inkscape.
- Upload Eggduino.ino with Arduino-IDE or similar tool to your Arudino (i.e. Uno)
- Disable Autoreset on Arduinoboard (there are several ways to do this... Which one does not matter...)
- Install Inkscape Tools with Eggbot extension.
- Download and install the latest version of Inkscape (Version 0.91 or newer)
- Download and install EggBot_250A.exe from: https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot/releases/tag/v2.5.0
- Download my patched ebb_serial.py from:
- Replace the existing ebb_serial.py in your inkscape extensions folder with the patched version.
Ensure there are no other usb / com devices plugged in apart from your Eggbot.
Start inskscape and it should now be able to connect to your eggbot.