Makelangelo

Makelangelo update!

Makelangelo firmware has been updated to v9.1.0.

  • If I run a Makelangelo 5 from the LCD panel and tell it to go home, it will often go to a position high on the left side. This was the symptom of an off-by-two problem in the EEPROM, which has been fixed.
  • Added Dynamic Acceleration: accelerate more slowly at the bottom and in the corners to avoid swinging from the pen holder and get better quality drawings
  • Improved LCD menu options with a toggle up/down command, a status menu, and more responsive dial behavior.

Makelangelo software has been updated to 7.21.0.

  • Better DXF and SVG handling
  • candy-cane coloring of line segments to show more of what’s going on in the mind of the robot
  • better time estimates
  • at the end of a Makelangelo 5 drawing, move the pen away from the image.

These two must be updated together. For help with updating the firmware, please see our pictoral guide.

Jigsolve

Jigsolve: see all the pieces at once with the new Google Map system

Jigsolve project is running at Science World in Vancouver. I felt that it could be a little easier to play. Building on top of the existing camera code and movement code, I taught the robot a new trick: At the click of a button it moves the robot in a grid and takes photos of the entire table. These photos are then checked into the Github repository along with an index.html. If you surf to the index page you can see all the photos as a google map.

https://marginallyclever.github.io/Twitch-Jigsaw-Robot-Controller/googleMap/

News

Makelangelo software 7.8.0, Makelangelo firmware 7.0.0

Makelangelo software 7.8.0 brings friendlier CPU usage, new generators, DXF export for your CNC machine, and a host of bug fixes.  Did you know there are now over 2500 Makelangelo robots around the world? Awesome!

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