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Having problems detecting the Arduino?: Checking things
04-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Post: #11
RE: Having problems detecting the Arduino?: Checking things
Sphere-O-Bot Arduino Leonardo does not connect to InkScape on one computer running Windows 10. The EggBot extension is available but InkScape does not see it.
I can use the Arduino IDE serial monitor window and send the SM,2000,0,-200 command and Shere-O-Bot head motor drives.
When I try to use the EggBot extension in InkScape I get the following message:
Traceback (most recent call last): (Yes, I have changed the eggbot.py file with the one mentioned in other places on this forum.

File "eggbot.py", line 1406, in <module>
e.affect()
File "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py", line 268, in affect
self.effect()
File "eggbot.py", line 318, in effect

self.EggbotOpenSerial()
File "eggbot.py", line 1299, in EggbotOpenSerial
self.serialPort = self.getSerialPort()
File "eggbot.py", line 1356, in getSerialPort
for strComPort in eggbot_scan.findEiBotBoards():
File "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\eggbot_scanwin32.py", line 6, in findEiBotBoards
hKey = _winreg.OpenKey( hReg, r"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\VID_04D8&PID_FD92" )
WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified

I have replaced the eggbot.py with the one recomended in another thread on this forum. I have also made sure the serial port is com 2 and is at 9600,8,none,1 and none for the flow control.

Again the motor does drive in the serial monitor window of the arduino ide.

help please.
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04-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Post: #12
RE: Having problems detecting the Arduino?: Checking things
I have had this issue and now have it resolved.
I deleted all of the eggbot files on my computer. I uninstalled the 64bit version of InkScape.
To fix the issue I installed the 32 bit version of Inkscape. Then I installed the EggBot Software: version 2.4.0. Once that was installed I changed the eggbot.py file as indicated here: http://forums.jjrobots.com/showthread.php?tid=1199. I then went into the device manager and changed the serial port to com 2 from com 17 for the Arduino Leonardo. At this point I rebooted the computer. After the reboot Inkscape recognized the Shero-O-Bot hardware and works.
I am running Windows 10 on an Intel I7 64bit with 32gb ram and an 8gb video card. The Shere-O-Bot hardware does not like the 64bit version of Inkskape and the eggbot.py python file needs to be replaced. Also make sure your serial port is below 4 or below on the com ports.
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