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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest

At this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 all of my robot drawings were done with the use of the pen lift mechanism.  This allowed me to create big awesome pictures in less time than it would have taken by

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