I’mma let you finish, but I just have to say that this plotbot is awesome!

I’m really digging the first test drawing that the new plotbot squeezed out from it’s steppers. The image it created on the paper was generated by a couple of different tweaks to the AFMotor+AccelStepper example code.

This plotbot is made up of two PF35T-48 steppers being driven by an arduino & adafruit motor shield.

Future improvements include a servo to control the penup/pendown commands, a MakerBot’d gondola, and some sweet code to make it dance on the paper. I’ll be bringing this drawing machine to the Meet Your Makers event on March 15 @ the Museum of Vancouver.

… oh. and the glowy thing in the bottom-right corner of the first picture is a 5m section of adafruit’s digital addressable RGB LED strip. So much fun to play with, and it comes on a badass radioactive reel!

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One comment on “I’mma let you finish, but I just have to say that this plotbot is awesome!
  1. Derek Jacoby says:

    Neat! I look forward to seeing it on the 15th!

    Oh, also, we’re maybe 2% of the way into the cataloging adventure, but keep an eye on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq-aPMqgQg46dDVLMTBTVGVld2lxN2lQVUI2bHlGZWc

    Let me know if you see any components you want and I’ll bring them over on the 15th. Particularly on the things we have thousands of please don’t be shy if you have a use for them…

    Derek