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By: Anonymous: Waterppk () on Friday, November 18 2011 @ 04:46 PM PST (Read 4575 times)  
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Is there anything out there for running an Eggbot on an Arduino? I've got the frame built, and have a number of spare stepper drivers that take step and direction from my RepRap. Is there a software branch or someone's website that has an Arduino powered version?

Thank you!





       
   
By: EmbeddedMan (offline) on Wednesday, November 23 2011 @ 10:19 AM PST  
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I have not heard of anybody writing an Arduino sketch that mimics an EiBotBoard. However, it would not be hard to do at all - the commands that the Inkscape extension uses are very simple.

Also, once MPIDE supports the 8-bit PICs (right now it only supports PIC32), we'll have a completely Arduino compatible IDE that can be used to program the EiBotBoard. At this point, the main think holding that effort back is the lack of an open source C++ compiler for PIC18s.

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By: Anonymous: hb () on Friday, November 25 2011 @ 11:13 AM PST  
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Hi, I've built this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7656, powered by a partially populated RAMPS 1.2 board (it holds only two Pololu drivers).

It's actually a hybrid of the above object and this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7988
(the completely printable eggbot). I used the best of both designs. I ended up designing my own egg holders which I'll upload to thingiverse shortly.

I'm using Zaggo's Arduino code, but for basic testing of the geode you can do it right from the Arduino interface. It was a bit of a slog getting it all going and I had some Pololu casualties. I don't recommend this route of our cost savings vs an Eggbot - like you I had a lot of the parts lying around and I wanted to try it as a 'challenge'.

But the results are fairly good, and personally, I prefer experimenting in the Arduino rather than the Pic/Eibotboard realm.

I have some other plans for this frame now that it's working well.

-hb





       
   



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