I love what you’re doing, it’s a fantastic project. I know that you and your technical partner have the expertise to complete your project. By making the following suggestions for introductions I merely would like to help you discuss your project with others.
If you’d like to contact Josh Varga in order to understand more about Embroidermodder please let me know and I will make an introduction via email.
If you’d like to contact Windell and Lenore of EvilMadScientist please let me know and I’ll make an introduction via email. Lenore and Windell are the creators of AxiDraw. In addition, Windell is a contributor to the open source All Yarns are Beautiful project which develops knitting design software and circuitry control boards to communicate with the Brother knitting machines. They may understand some of the issues you are encountering with your embroidery design software, control circuitry & embedded software, and CNC hardware.