I can't believe it has been since November that I've had a reliable, working robotic quilting machine! Fingers crossed and knocking on wood, but I think Rebecca the Robotic machine is actually fixed this time. After replacing the x and y encoders and wires, the handlebar controllers, the wire inside the handlebars, the motor sensor, the black box that controls the robot and finally the black wire from the handlebars to the back of the machine. Pretty much the only thing that isn't new on the machine is the motherboard, which would cost another $1,000.
Hopefully I will find time after work to get some quilts made and sent off to my friend in Washington to help out the families who lost homes to the fires.
If you want to help out, check out all of the information you will need on the Layers of Hope blog.