Category: Recommendations

Suggestions and recommendations for your drawing robot

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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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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Designing with Injection Molding in Mind

I had always assumed injection molding was a pretty straightforward process.1 You send your digital files to the injection molder, you pay a bunch of money, and plastic parts show up.  While looking into the process of injection molding, I discovered

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What is the best paper to use with a PlotterBot?

The choice of paper in a PlotterBot is nearly as important as the choice of pen or marker.1 Some of these considerations are: Quality.  Is the paper archival quality?  Will it yellow or discolor over time or when exposed to light?

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What are the best pens to use with a PlotterBot?

One of the most common questions from Maker Faire was whether I used any special pens.1 There are a few issues to consider when selecting a pen to use with your drawing robot.  First and foremost, the pen needs to

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