Synopsis

Step generator and simulator for a simple V plotter. The math is explained at [http://dlacko.blogspot.com/2017/06/v-plotter-math-coordinate-transformation-rotation-compensation.html].

For an online demo of the simulator, visit [https://domoszlai.github.io/v-plotter/simulator/sym_gcode.html].

Usage

Type

node gensteps.js gcodefile

It will write the result to the standard output which can be used by the simulator, or by a real V plotter.

For a real V-plotter, you also want to configure the generator by editing gensteps.js, e.g. the resolution of the stepper motors and other stuff visualized by configuration.png.

Limitations

It is mainly designed to work with the gcode generated by juicy-gcode. It should work with every kind of gcode, but it is not well tested. The plotter draws when the Z coordinate is 0.

Bugs

Please file an issue if you run into a problem (or drop me an email to dlacko@gmail.com).