December 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm #22339
Thank you for your help, I’ve had a bit of a change in environment since I last posted so here’s where I am currently.
I updated the OS on the Mac to Yosemite – was that ever a process as my machine experienced some of the update problems. Anyway, after the update I reinstalled inkscape (yes .91, sorry about that) and the eggbot extensions (current). And then received the same errors, sigh.
Just now I installed the EggBot software version 2.5.0 and that has changed the problem. When in inkscape if I manually move a motor or the pen it works… once. The second time I try and do anything I get the message “Unable to find an Eggbot on any serial port. :(” If I then unplug the UBS and plug it back in the bot will work, again once then error message.
I have tested the EggBot with another laptop and it works fine (other than squishing everything on one axis, which I’m sure is some setting I need to calibrate but I haven’t gotten that far. So it looks like my issue lies with the USB posts on my current laptop. Should you have any other ideas please let me know and thank you for your help!