Put the Egg-bot together following these directions
. Download the software for your platform following these directions from the Egg-bot site
. After that you can follow these directions for your first plot
, or if you want to get something going more quickly this is probably all you really need to do (then you can read the longer directions while your first egg is drawing):
1. Connect your Egg-bot to power and to your computer via USB
2. Put an egg (or whatever you're going to draw on in the Egg-bot).
3. Open your drawing in Inkscape (I'd start with something from the EB_Example_Set
4. Open the Egg-bot control in Inkscape (Extensions -> Eggbot -> Eggbot Control)
5. Lift the Pen arm - in the Egg-bt control click the Setup tab, make sure "Toggle pen up/down" is selected and click apply, wait for motors to move, then click apply again (the first apply will set the pen at the "down" position, the second apply will move it up).
6. Put a pen in then pen arm. Then pen should over the center of the egg. It should be somewhere between 1/8" and 1/16" over the egg.
7. Move the pen arm from side to side to make sure it's not touching the egg when the pen arm is up. If it is touching you can adjust the "Pen up position" in the Setup tab of the Eggbot control. After you change the number click apply once, wait until the pen lowers, then click apply again. Now verify it's still not touching when you move the pen arm from side to side.
8. Move the pen far the the right, in the Setup tab of the Eggbot control click apply to drop the pen. Make sure the pen is touching the egg. If it's not you may need to push the pen lower in the arm, lower the arm using the screw, or adjust the "pen down position" in the dialog. Manually lift up the pen and move the pen arm over to the left and make sure it's also touches the egg there.
9. In the setup tab click apply to raise the pen arm. Now center the pen arm on the egg.
10. Click on the Plot tab in the Eggbot control and click apply, the eggbot will start drawing.