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  • Hi Ian...   I'm not associated with evilmadscientist.com, but I can suggest a couple of ways to store notes inside a drawing: 1.  Make a new layer with no vectors on it, and put your notes as the layer name. 2.  Put your desired note text on a new…
  • Here's the link to 2.40.01.07.  The changes which fix the minor bug are at lines 641 and 706.  But, I hope you have a little time to try out my additional controls, in conjunction with using the pause button before control fiddlage.
  • The version I put in dropbox does not have the GUI fix - I have to scoot out the door this instant, but will upload my 2.40.01.07 with GUI fix in about five hours.
  • Yes indeed, I've been having fun tweaking the code.  (Sometimes I think that coding is more fun than actually using the code.) I really like the spirals that can be drawn in your newer version.  I especially like your clever use of a spiral turning …
  • Wow!!  Thanks for the very useful response. Tavmjong Bah's blog looks like a really good resource, thank you for pointing me toward it - dunno how I've missed it, I guess 'cause I had only looked at his tutorials. I certainly agree that your change …
  • Brilliant!!
  • Ooooh, that's a great idea, thanks!  And yes, I do have a polarizing filter I think (I'll have to check the "stockroom").
  • The diffuser box looks like a really great idea for solid, non-reflective objects.  I've just now tried to rig up a diffuser somewhat similar to your suggestion, but I just ended up with even more bad reflections.  8^(  Have you had success with you…
  • Oh, I guess I've been lax - sorry!  Welcome to the group, I know you'll have fun with your eggbot!  Which model is it?
  • Does this mean that future versions of the EBB software will not support B0 as an external pause button?  I hope this is not the case, since I find B0 very useful - much quicker to access a conveniently mounted switch than the eensy-weensy EBB switc…
  • Coolness, thanks!!
  • Additional notes on the process: To do the hatch fill, you'll first have to turn the text into paths.  Do this by selecting all the text, then do Path=>Object to Path. Now you can select all the paths, and then do Extensions=>Eggbot=>Hatc…
  • The only other one I found is Eggers Egg-Bot Group, and I joined it some time ago.  Turns out it's really more about decorating ostrich eggs with rhinestones and lace and such.  Do you know of a different one?
  • Probably nobody else needs the adjustable feature, but for me adjustability was the reason for making the tool. The reason I need it adjustable is because I use an adapter which provides a stop near the tapered pen tip.  Not all pen varieties will …
  • Well, I tried again and this time was able to create a new account and modify the pen choices page as well - so it was apparently "fog in the cockpit" the last time.  8^) Another question:  I wonder how to include an image...I tried to do it by fol…
  • Thanks for pointing me to the wiki, Lenore!  I have not yet added to the pen choices page, but have done some editing on the Blowing Eggs page, as well as adding to the Support Resources on the main eggbot wiki page a link to the Facebook EggBot Art…
  • After reading Lenore's blog post about the nixie-based font, I went looking for something similar with open font license.  No joy, unfortunately. I did, however, find an OFL font that perhaps fills a different vacancy in the growing Hershey fonts c…
  • I notice Br Saul specifically mentions fonts.  Could it be that it's the quantized nature of hershey fonts that's the cause of the visibly-straight line segments, rather than curve smoothing?
  • Must have been rather a pain locating the exact data points to be removed!!
  • Egad!!  No, I don't have any straightforward means of detecting duplicate paths.  I'll have to ponder how it occured, with an eye to seeing if I need to build in a safeguard of some sort. Glad you found it, sorry it happened.  8^) At the least, I w…
  • Well, here are the spiral text files modified. https://www.dropbox.com/s/duxodmw1v00x4cf/eggbot_spiraltext.zip?dl=0
  • I've added three more useful (to me, anyway) fonts: EMS Decorous Script, EMS Readability, and EMS Readability Italic.  I've followed your lead in the crediting information. The dropbox link is for hersheydata.py and hershey.inx, based on the curren…
  • Lovely - what a professional job you do!!
  • Whoa!  That would definitely be a neat trick indeed!  8^)
  • Oooh, will I have to wait a long time to hear about your Hershey Text enhancements???  8^)
  • I understood what you meant, and what I meant was that it seems virtually impossible to generate any new names without resorting to a random word generator.  Perhaps I'm overstating the case.  If you think it's important I'll generate some kind of u…
  • Your web link - Wow, nice resource. [ EDIT: Yikes!  I just noticed that my copy of hershey.inx differs from the version in github, in places where I made no changes.  I have no idea where the changes came from, and I'm assuming but not knowing that…
  • HT1 is fine by me, though perhaps there is less precedent for numerals in the prefix - dunno, and it's not by any means a big deal to me.  If we're going with three characters with the nod to Hershey text, how about HTE for Hershey Text Extended, or…
  • Yup, the association with the chocolate manufacturer was the only reason - and now that you have showed me the light, it was surely a poor choice.  I just wanted something to replace the asterisk I had been using. The idea of designating the origin…