In order to create reproducable cuts / engravings the controller must be able to properly "zero" all axis' to a known state before starting a job.
We just launched a forum for Inkcut at inkcut.org. The forum is dedicated to Inkcut and various vinyl cutter and plotter enthusiasts, go check it out!
You can easily debug any python app by adding two lines of code that simply adds a "breakpoint" that embeds the IPython interpreter.
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Unfortunately the spindle on my old Dahlgren System 300z engraver didn't work when I got it, this how I fixed it.
If you don't want to use the Arduino IDE to build an Arduino .ino file you can use the arduino-builder to integrate with a better IDE like IDEA, Eclipse, KDevelop, etc...
Dokku is a great open source heroku like tool for managing sites. This post will show how to configure nginx to locally serve static and media files.
I bought a Nexus 5X to mess around with Plasma Mobile. I've been running KDE neon on my laptop for a little over 2 years now and have only good things to say about it.
Getting the steppers working was quite easy. The guy I bought the engraver from said the spindle worked but he couldn't get the steppers working.