Friday, August 22, 2008

Extruder Control works..

Originally uploaded by thebluedirt
Though a very lazy way to take a screenshot, i've got th extruder control portion of the project working.

there's a pretty simple python hal user space driver installed communicating on the serial port, and a pyVCP plugin reading the temperature. I can also disable enable and set the temperature manually until i get the M-apps working.

One bonus goodie is that the board also has an IO pin ( parallel port ) for fault output-- if the extruder is not enabled, EMC will see a limit error and the lights that are green will be red...

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