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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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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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How to Wire a Tiny CNC

Don’t you just hate it when you read an online tutorial shows you how to build something – but totally glosses over how to wire it up?1 Me too.  Fortunately for you, dear reader, I’m not going to let that

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Tiny CNC Drawing Robot – Cost Estimate

One of my goals in designing/building this little robot was to make it really cheap and easy to build.  I’d like to think I’m headed in the right direction. I would estimate the cost of building (a completed version of)

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An Itty Bitty Drawing Robot

My daughter and I recently signed up to take part in Make’s Robot Hacks’ project.  Make was kind enough to send me a box of parts, including the Make Ultimate Microcontroller Pack and a bunch of servos. The catch?  We had

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Building a PlotterBot Arduino Drawing Robot – An Overview

A PlotterBot Arduino-based drawing robot is an easy to build robot you can make from off-the-shelf electronics and easily repurposed parts.  At it’s heart, this robot uses a microcontroller to drive motors to reel in and out two spools of

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