Author: MakerBlock

Drawing Robot In A Box

Well, technically, ON a box. The wiring is really simple.  A small breadboard is used connect Arduino pins 10, 11, 12, power and ground to the three servos.  The keypad is wired directly to pins 2 – 8 on the Arduino.

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2015!!!

Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 is just a few days away!  I hope you’re as excited as I am! I’ve made some minor improvements to my large drawing robot and am going to bring a tiny drawing robot as well.  The

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Drawing robot supplies shopping list

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out where to get started on a project.1 Once you’ve read through the build instructions, you’re going to need to get your hands on some parts.  I’ve provided a “shopping list” of sorts below:2 Basic Shopping

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Piccolo files and information available!

The small robot from Diatom Studios called the Piccolo was the inspiration for my own TinyCNC.  The Piccolo was first announced in February of 2012, but Diatom Studios just released a new video of their robot with lots more details.  They’ve also released all

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Vertical Pen Test by Jens Clarholm

Jens Clarholm has been hard at work to find the best pen for his Circlon1 drawing machine.  The Circlon holds pens vertically as it draws, which necessitates pens that draw quickly and smoothly.   You should definitely check out Jens’

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Dalek Blueprints

One fun thing I like to do at Maker Faire is give away some of my drawings.  I gave away two Star Wars themed drawings (the Death Star and Yoda) , a Calvin & Hobbes, and the dalek blueprints picture

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 Drawings

If you missed the PlotterBot exhibit at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, I’ve got you covered.  Above are most of the drawings that were on display at my booth.  A few of the drawings from 2013 were also on display. This year I

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BioShock Big Daddy

This drawing of the “Big Daddy” cyborg from the video game BioShock was drawn by robot with a brown Sharpie on banner paper, 22″ tall by 24″ wide.  The dimensions refer to the drawing, not the sheet of paper.  The drawing

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Iron Man Armor

This drawing of Iron Man, in green Sharpie on banner paper, was created at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014.  The finished drawing is 20″ tall by 29″ wide, nearly the entire width of the roll of paper.  The dimension refer

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Serenity Firefly class ship and quote

This drawing was created at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014.  This is a drawing of the Firefly class star ship “Serenity” from the television show “Firefly,” drawn in brown Sharpie on banner paper, 15″ tall by 28″ wide.  The dimensions

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