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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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TinyCNC Two steps forward, one step back!

Above is a picture of the most recent version of this robot.  It includes two nifty changes and one design aspect1 that will probably involve me using design elements I had discarded earlier.  Here’s what I’m working on: No tools.

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Tiny Drawing Robot Updates, Incremental Progress, and More!

It’s been about a week since my last blog post and I’ve really been enjoying working on all aspects of the Tiny CNC.  With the year winding to a close, I wanted to squeeze in one last update. The really

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Competing Design Ideals in a Drawing Robot

I find myself at a design crossroads, as it were, with the Tiny 3-Axis CNC.  There are certain improvements that I think are necessary to make the overall robot more functional and reliable.  However, to adjust these designs to accomplish

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Nine Drawing Robots On the Loose!

It’s incredibly exciting to me to see people printing my designs and posting pictures.  It’s even more exciting to see more drawing robots appear in the world.  Since I released my first designs for this robot on 11/18/2013 at least

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Tiny 3-Axis CNC Drawing Robot – Software Update and Design version 0.29 postmortem

Above is a very short video showing the Tiny 3-Axis CNC, powered by an Adafruit Trinket, using all three axes. In order to push the Tiny CNC robot design further, I had to actually wire it up and test it.

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How to Build a Tiny 3-Axis CNC Drawing Robot

FYI, if you like drawing robots and want to stay updated, please consider joining my newsletter.  Just stuff about drawing robots, no spam. The Tiny 3-Axis CNC robot is a cheap, easy to build, extremely minimalistic but very capable little

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Tiny CNC Software Update

I want to start this post with a shout out to Stephen Laporte.  I met Stephen at the Bay Area 2013 Maker Faire when he came over from the Wikipedia booth to see if I could draw a giant Wikipedia

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Tiny CNC – now a 3 Axis CNC!

With some helpful feedback from several readers, I’ve been working on improving the design for the Tiny CNC.  Last night I was able to print the latest version and assemble the robot. Here’s a quick tour of the new features:

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Tiny CNC – An Experiment in Commerce

I tried a little experiment last weekend.1 I listed the plastic parts for Tiny CNC version 0.18 on eBay.  I did this for a number of reasons: I really wanted to see someone else put together this robot.  Also, getting

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