Hello, I’m curious to see what all is out there in regards to what people are doing with the eiboard. I’ve thus far found a few drawbot (robot hangs by two strings or chains and moves on a wall to draw something). I’ve also seen one guy putting up something about a laser etcher with an x-y table, but I’m not sure if there were too many details given.
Besides those, I’m a bit at a loss. I’m maybe going to attempt something different, but my progress would be much faster if I could see a few other alternative examples and “steal” a few good ideas from them. I’m a bit new at the programming side, so I’ll probably try to just keep the inkscape pluggin as my software, but I would certainly be interested to see if anyone else came up with alternatives.
A few more questions:
does running the board with a higher voltage (12v vs 9v) have any affect on the torque/power of the motors, or is that only adjustable with the pot?
has anyone gotten any 7.5degree steppers to work smoothly? I haven’t had time to mess with it, but my nema17 works way better than the 7.5degree motors I pulled out of some printers. I’d rather not have to buy more, but no big deal.
– Yes, running at higher voltage will provide more current, torque, and power to your motors.
– In my experience 7.5 degree motors are never all that smooth, but I haven’t actually tried one on the EBB. With 48/steps per revolution native, in principle you can get 768 steps per revolution with the EBB and 16X microstepping.