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    Eggbot Original v2 – connected fine to Windows 7, Inkscape plugins working well.

    Trying to adapt Dave Bliss’ Processing code to control Eggbot via Processing
    -having problems connecting to the serial port.

    Maybe it’s a problem w/ the Processing Serial Library (ControlP5) (using latest version of that and v2.2.1 of Processing) but I think it may be in the sketch code that is using Mac/*nix port language and I need some suggestions for translating that to Windows.

    the code does this:

    // TODO: find and open the serial port
          String[] ports = Serial.list();
          for (int i = 0; i < ports.length; i = i+1){
            if (ports.indexOf(“/dev/tty.usbmodem”)==0){
              // this is an arduino port
              println(“connecting to: “+ports
              controller = new Serial(parent, ports
    , 9600);

    and I think that the “/dev/tty” etc… part is not working for Windows – the Eggbot is happily connected to COM7 with the Location 0 (Port_#0002.Hub_#0001)

    Any suggestions on how to describe the serial port for this sketch would be much appreciated. Also if there’s a more appropriate forum that you’ve found please point the way.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Windell Oskay.
    Windell Oskay

    Download RoboPaint RT from

    This is a processing example to drive the WaterColorBot, also based on the same EBB controller that the EggBot is.  Use the scanSerial() function there to connect to the EBB.

    Thank you! I should be able to figure it out from there.



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    Windell Oskay

    Thank you again. (And, damn you forum software!)

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