March 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm #21235
OK, great thanks– looks like your computer can see the EBB, but not communicate with it. (Edit: Obviously you were seeing it in a different way earlier– the ACM* ports are how we try to address it.)
And, checking here– yikes— we have the same situation. It looks like something in the latest round of Ubuntu updates is interfering with our serial communication. I am not yet sure what the issue is, but we *will* make this our top priority to sort out, and I’ll post back here with a solution as soon as possible.
Yes, you can use 12 V directly, with up to 1.25 A per phase (assuming that your power supply is juicy enough). You can read more about the EiBotBoard and its capabilities here: http://www.schmalzhaus.com/EBB/