April 2, 2019 at 2:03 am #27200
hi, my eggbot pro is not working
my serial port is ok. but somehow its not working. please help.
and i get this message below (and also with eggbot manual control tab)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “eggbot.py”, line 1406, in <module>
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py”, line 268, in affect
File “eggbot.py”, line 281, in effect
File “eggbot.py”, line 1299, in EggbotOpenSerial
self.serialPort = self.getSerialPort()
File “eggbot.py”, line 1357, in getSerialPort
serialPort = self.testSerialPort( strComPort )
File “eggbot.py”, line 1326, in testSerialPort
serialPort = serial.Serial( strComPort, timeout=1 ) # 1 second timeout!
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\serial\serialwin32.py”, line 30, in __init__
SerialBase.__init__(self, *args, **kwargs)
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\serial\serialutil.py”, line 260, in __init__
File “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\serial\serialwin32.py”, line 56, in open
raise SerialException(“could not open port %s: %s” % (self.portstr, ctypes.WinError()))
UnicodeDecodeError: ‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0xc1 in position 10: ordinal not in range(128)April 2, 2019 at 9:28 am #27201
Which version of Inkscape are you using, and which version of the EggBot extensions are you using?April 2, 2019 at 9:41 am #27202
Thankyou for replying
I’m using windows Pc/ Inkscape version 0.91 and Eggbot 250A
All downloaded from
I had no problem using eggbot pro until yesterday. suddenly it started to show error message yesterdayApril 2, 2019 at 9:49 am #27203
Let’s try upgrading you to a slightly newer version of the extensions, to see if that fixes it.
Download this package:
Unzip it and copy the entire contents of the “extensions” directory from that zip archive to your Inkscape extensions directory, overwriting the like-named files there.
Your extensions directory is located at:
Then, restart Inkscape, and see if you have good communication to the EggBot.April 2, 2019 at 7:44 pm #27204
thankyou! it works perfect now!April 2, 2019 at 7:55 pm #27205
Fantastic, and thank you for following up!
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