Author: MakerBlock

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: PlotterBot and Vacuum Former

I’m going to be at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017! You can find my PlotterBot booth in Zone 6 in the Make Robots tent. You can catch my talk about how to make an inexpensive and versatile vacuum former in

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Maker Faire 2016 Drawing Robot Presentation Slides

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 was a wild ride!  If you were able to come to my presentation on tiny drawing robots – thank you!  If you weren’t able to make it, I’m sorry I missed you.  I got to

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Care and Feeding of Your TinyCNC Drawing Robot

During my presentation at Maker Faire on Sunday I’ll be showing people how to build their very own TinyCNC drawing robot.  However, some things are best done in a written form – so you can refer back to the instructions while you

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How to Build a Tiny Drawing Robot at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

I’ll be doing a short presentation on how to build (and operate) a tiny drawing robot at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016.  My time slot is Sunday May 22, 2016 from 11:00am to 11:25am at the Make: Electronics stage in

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Don’t let SkyNet win! Take this poll!

I want to put some finishing touches on my TinyCNC drawing robot before Maker Faire, but I’m a little ambivalent about how best to show off it’s drawing/CNC abilities.1 There are several excellent ways to control such a robot –

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TinyCNC – Working Keypad UI

If you’re still on the fence about trying to build your own drawing robot/plotterbot, take heart.  (Skip to the bottom of the post if you want to check out the latest 3D printable files and Arduino code.)  If a relative

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TinyCNC: Too Many Ideas

I’ve been brainstorming ways to make the TinyCNC better: Drawing and Recording. My idea is to be able to control the robot through they keypad, perhaps going through the motions for a drawing or to perform a small task, and then

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Drawing By Numbers

In preparation for Benicia Mini Maker Faire 2016 this last weekend I finally got my TinyCNC working with this sweet Adafruit numeric keypad!  Now using the robot is so easy, even a 17-month old can operate it!1 I’ve programmed the ‘bot to

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Find me at Maker Faire!

Here’s where I am at Maker Faire!  Back of the Expo Hall.  Look for the booth decked out with lots of drawings! My daughter brought her “How to Make Super Awesome Puppets” display and is sharing the space.  You can’t miss us!

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