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While it is not officially supported (and proper operation is not guaranteed), it is possible to connect mode switches for multiple boards together, and some people have done it.If you connect all of the switches together, it may interfere with reprogramming the modules, and you should also keep in mind that there may be ways to get them “out of sync” such that each button press moves each to the next pattern, but not all of them are on the same pattern.
The part numbering and layout is consistent: D0 (visible LED) is next to IRD0 (IR LED) and Q0 (Phototransistor); D1 is next to IRD1 and Q1 etc. You can follow those back to the pins of the chip on the schematic. I assume you found the schematic here:Cheers,Lenore
In case someone else comes here looking for it: http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/Installing_software
They come with a weatherproof sheathing, but the ends are not sealed.
You need a diffuser box. Here’s one way to make a cheap one:There are also lots of inexpensive ones available for purchase on, for example, amazon.
We are not able to provide support for devices we did not produce.
Would you contact us via email so we can do some debugging with you to find out what the root cause is?
It sounds like you made a drawbot that is not an AxiDraw that you’re wanting to use the AxiDraw software with. Is that correct?
You can use the hardware pause button if you wish to stop a plot.
The pen moves in an arc over the object, so it does not work on cylinders except for within a very narrow band near the center of its range. However, those may have enough curvature to make them workable in the widest section. You’ll need a different coupling mechanism for the open end of the glass, of course.
Yes, 9 V 2 A would be great. You might be able to get away with 9 V 1 A, but anything more than 1.5 A will be good. The important thing is that it is regulated 9 V DC. The barrel plug is 2.1 x 5.5 mm center positive.
I don’t know of any LEDs sold with a “bubbling” effect, but we do have yellow-green candle flicker LEDs which can be used in place of the red or yellow ones. You can see all of our bulk candle flicker LEDs here: http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/component/content/article/189Does the servo motor (small blue pen lift motor) move up and down when you send the toggle up / down commands from the AxiDraw extension?Is the black/red/white cable plugged securely into the controller board?When the white servo horn is in the lower position, does the vertical slide fall freely under its own weight when you lift it to the top?No matter what you do, if you want something to be filled, there has to be a path created for the pen to follow that will fill the shape. The hatch fill is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to do fills. We have written about some other methods here:
The EggBot does not run on an Arduino Leonardo. Either your machine is not one of our EggBots or you also have an Arduino Leonardo connected to your computer.