December 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm #21615
OK– thanks! Very interesting!
If the “Name Poem” too is crashing, then this likely isn’t a machine control issue, but could be a matter of text handling (or something similar). We do know of a related issue, specific to Inkscape 0.48.4, that was causing a similar crash on Linux, but we have not heard of any trouble on Windows.
Two things that you could try at this point:
1. Download and (manually) install this updated version of our extension: https://code.google.com/p/eggbotcode/downloads/detail?name=eggbot_2013_08_11_2.3.4.zip To manually install the extensions, copy the contents of the ZIP archive to (Program files)Inkscapeshareextensions
2. Try the previous version of Inkscape, 0.48.2, which is available for download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/files/inkscape/0.48.2/
(Note that if you re-install Inkscape, you will need to re-install the Eggbot extensions as well.)
If either of these fixes does allow you to operate the Eggbot without crashing, we’ll update the installer accordingly.