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Which model of EggBot is this?
It looks like there’s some kind of USB communication error. This is what you might expect if, for example, the USB cable were unplugged (even slightly) during a plot. I’d suggest unplugging the EggBot from both power and USB and restarting your computer.
The red lights do not indicate any kind of error; they only indicate which direction each motor was turning most recently.
If it’s plotting twice, that generally means that you have two paths in the artwork that you are drawing. The two typical causes are that you either have two copies of each object on top of each other, or the path that you are plotting is actually an outline.
Duplicates usually happen when you copy and paste something in the same place. Outlines usually happen when you use outline tracing or convert an outlined object to paths.
The “ugly” error message is due to an unhandled linux-specific situation in an underlying software library that the AxiDraw software uses. (We have submitted a patch to fix their error message, but it hasn’t been accepted yet.)
What the message *should* say instead of that is something like “Failed to connect to AxiDraw.” Since you’re seeing a difference versus fully unconnected, I’d recommend resetting the AxiDraw and/or restarting your computer. Unplug it from both power and USB, and then connect it by USB alone until you’re making a good connection again. If that doesn’t help, unplug it again and try restarting your computer before plugging in USB again.June 28, 2021 at 2:50 pm in reply to: Turn a signature image to traceable path and plot it using axidraw #29293
Yes, of course you can trace a signature — The article that I linked to says so as well.
That option was removed some time ago. The current functionality is as though that option were selected, always.June 26, 2021 at 4:47 am in reply to: Turn a signature image to traceable path and plot it using axidraw #29280
There’s no particularly good way to do that starting with an image. The best way is to capture the signature directly as it is written.
If you’d like the current version, then please do update to the current version, which works with Inkscape 1.0+.
Check your user extensions directory — you can find its location in Preferences, in the System panel.
The issue certainly seems to be that you aren’t running a version of Hershey Text that’s compatible with your version of Inkscape — it should be possible to track down how that’s possible.
If you actually uninstalled the AxiDraw software, then there would not be a Hershey Text visible under AxiDraw Utilities, so it’s hard to believe that there would be “no change in behavior.”
I’d suggest one of the following:
* Try a fresh install of Inkscape, and *do not* install the AxiDraw software, if you want to use the Hershey Text that’s included with Inkscape.
* Update to the current version of Inkscape (1.1) and install the current Axidraw software.
Maybe consider updating to the current software version?
Try the Hershey Text in the Text (or possibly Render) submenu in Extensions.
Since you wrote to us by email, we’ve followed up with you there.
Yes, please contact customer service directly through our contact form. Replacement parts are available for almost every part of the machine if needed.