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Official Documentation:
Official Documentation:
[http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/The_Original_Egg-Bot_Kit]
[http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/The_Original_Egg-Bot_Kit EggBot Wiki]
 
Install:
Inkscape
Egg Bot Extension: [http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Installing_software Driver]
First plot (or read our short version below: [http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Making_your_first_plot First Plot]
Getting started video: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zsbW9qmZk4 Getting Started]
 
Running:
Calibration! (Try on sacrificial object)
* When mounting object - when you setup the pen it can contact it on all sides as it rotates. The cups are spring loaded. If you draw a line from the pen motor to the egg it should hit it at the widest part of the egg. If not slide things around.
* Set the plunger - This should be tight enough that the tiny o-ring between two pieces of wood is at a position of 1/2 to 3/4 of the way compressed (per the site!)
* Set pen height so when in up position tip is 1mm - 3mm off egg.
* Make sure everything is aligned.
* Install pen
* Goto Inkscape -> Extensions -> Eggbot Control -> Setup
* Set pen so when up it's about 5mm off your object and when down it is touching with a little force.
* Hitting apply will toggle the up/down motion.
* Down motion should be set roughly horizontal
* Default is to start with pen centered on top of Egg (see checkbox on Options tab)
* Move pen to default position (use manual screen, pressing apply to move it). Negative values are valid.
* When egg is mounted and spun it should not wobble!
 
What type of egg can I use:
* Raw
* Hard boiled
 
Basically anything that is room temp, clean and dry.
 
 
 
Killing a print:
* Reset button on control board by big capacitor. Press it.
 
Pausing a print:
* Botton of board below the Reset button is a prg button. Press it.
* Resume using resume tab in Inkscape plugin

Revision as of 01:08, 29 January 2013

Official Documentation: EggBot Wiki

Install: Inkscape Egg Bot Extension: Driver First plot (or read our short version below: First Plot Getting started video: Getting Started

Running: Calibration! (Try on sacrificial object)

  • When mounting object - when you setup the pen it can contact it on all sides as it rotates. The cups are spring loaded. If you draw a line from the pen motor to the egg it should hit it at the widest part of the egg. If not slide things around.
  • Set the plunger - This should be tight enough that the tiny o-ring between two pieces of wood is at a position of 1/2 to 3/4 of the way compressed (per the site!)
  • Set pen height so when in up position tip is 1mm - 3mm off egg.
  • Make sure everything is aligned.
  • Install pen
  • Goto Inkscape -> Extensions -> Eggbot Control -> Setup
  • Set pen so when up it's about 5mm off your object and when down it is touching with a little force.
  • Hitting apply will toggle the up/down motion.
  • Down motion should be set roughly horizontal
  • Default is to start with pen centered on top of Egg (see checkbox on Options tab)
  • Move pen to default position (use manual screen, pressing apply to move it). Negative values are valid.
  • When egg is mounted and spun it should not wobble!

What type of egg can I use:

  • Raw
  • Hard boiled

Basically anything that is room temp, clean and dry.


Killing a print:

  • Reset button on control board by big capacitor. Press it.

Pausing a print:

  • Botton of board below the Reset button is a prg button. Press it.
  • Resume using resume tab in Inkscape plugin