Just to let others know if they pass this way. I was able to somewhat fix the problem using Windell’s advice. I added:
self.bPenIsUp = False
to the beginning of the recursivelyTraverseSvg function in the eggbot.py file (~ line 482). For some reason the pen still lowers initially before rising and going to the first position and continuing as normal. Can’t figure out what is causing it to lower in the first place. But for now I just put a piece of paper underneath the pen as it lowers initially and that keeps it from leaving a mark. Wonder if I can debug the extension as it runs in Inkscape…
Thanks for the quick reply. I understand I’m not using the normal hardware, so I greatly appreciate the help. I downloaded the extension from this website, but the arduino side is from the Sphere-o-bot website.
I’ll take the ramps board out of the equation and try it again. Is there any arduino-based solution that is officially supported or just the EBB driver board?
Like I said, thanks again for the “unsupported” help.