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    that's true, but the limiting factor is really the speed of the steppers. it does run a lot quieter when you're using buttons to bop wheel positions and rotation speed instead of using sliders.

    i'm in communication with technological artisans about some firmware changes that would optimize how the unit works, but it's a great unit and is going to be a lot of fun now that i can drive it from the same controller i'm driving radiators.

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    You probably can chop the DMX 00,00 padding to 16 bytes or less.
    The standard allows for short streams.

    I have a few devices that just send 12 bytes.

    Advantage of doing this is strictly update speed.

    I have the same Unit from Technological Artisans. I love it.

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    Traveling salesman or nearest neighbor for the disk movement, and hitting the freeze on the microstepping driver for slightly less noise?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedgas View Post
    Traveling salesman or nearest neighbor for the disk movement, and hitting the freeze on the microstepping driver for slightly less noise?"

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    yes, i think nearest neighbor is very good approach. it's simple and could result in quite a time save. it would also be cool to have a routine to dip the laser to black while the disk is rotating to the new position and then fade it back up when it's in position.

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    I 3D printed one of these a while back - still haven't done anything with it though...

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