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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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Setting up at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

One of the things I appreciate most about the design of my PlotterBot is that it is extremely modular and portable.  All of the parts have been designed so that the entire robot can be assembled and disassembled with a single

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Doctor Who “To Victory” Dalek Poster

Another robot drawing from exhibiting at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013.  This is the result of my PlotterBot drawing a cropped version of the “To Victory” Dalek poster on the BBC website which was released with the “Victory of the

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Maker Faire 2014!

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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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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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Better video of Tiny CNC Drawing Robot actually drawing

I wanted to share a video of the ‘bot in action that was slightly less terrible.  In this one I’ve elevated the robot on two stacks of index cards, taped it down to keep it from wandering off, and given

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How to Build a Tiny CNC Drawing Robot

UPDATE: Here’s everything you need to to build a Tiny 3-Axis CNC robot using just 8 plastic pieces. The above are nearly all the tools and parts you’ll need to build your own itty bitty CNC drawing robot.1 If you

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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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