Debugging the virtual 1442 functionality
I remain stymied by the modulo ten corruption happening to card images as they move through the virtual 1442 system. Each debugging 'probe' takes 20 minutes of Xilinx dawdling and a few minutes to load the bitstream, start my GUI program and power up the 1130 - lets call it 30 minutes per pass even if each change to the logic takes zero seconds to conceive and enter. Progress is slow.
3D printer experimentation
The 3D printer seems to be functional but my extruder, the part that forces out molten plastic at the intended rate and times, is not giving me enough volume of plastic. The resultant prints are stringy, with wisps of plastic floating like cobwebs instead of laying down on the bed. I will open up the extruder to see if something is not working properly. It may be software changes to parameters or a hardware issue.