DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI

Okay!  It was a good day for drawing robots in the MakerBlock household!  Here’s what we got accomplished:

  • I designed some motor mounts, printed one… and had to redesign it.  Gotta love having a 3D printer!
  • I selected a long shallow pine box to hold the motors and electronics.
  • I tried a variety of sound insulating materials.  Bubble wrap was easily the most effective, but least practical.  I settled on some corrugated cardboard.  I placed some cardboard between the motor and the motor mount and between the motor mount and the wood.
  • I soldered some longer wires to the motor leads.
  • I drilled holes in the wooden box, attached some monofilament line to the spools, put the spools on the motors, mounted the motors, ran the leads to the Arduino, powered it up… and it moved around and stuff!

As this point the next step is to mount it on the wall and actually attempt to draw stuff.  Yay!

  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  4. DrawBots for the slow learner
  5. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  6. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  7. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  8. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  9. DrawBot - The Plan!
  10. DrawBot - The Hacks
  11. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  12. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  13. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  16. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  18. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  20. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  21. DrawBot – Halp!!! No - seriously, a little help?
  22. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  23. A nifty little WordPress plugin...
  24. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
  25. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  26. DrawBot – The Silver Lining of Failure
  27. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  28. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  29. Anti-Virals
  30. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  31. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  32. DrawBot – Printed Parts
  33. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  34. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  35. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  36. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  37. DrawBot – Printing!
  38. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  39. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  40. DrawBot – Calibration
  41. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  42. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  43. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  44. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  45. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  46. Plugin Considerations
  47. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  48. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  49. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  50. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  51. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  52. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  53. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  54. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  55. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  56. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  57. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  58. The Eagle Has Landed
  59. Every Body Needs a Skull
  60. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  61. Overengineered Spools
  62. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  63. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  64. DrawBot - A Tour!
  65. DrawBot - A Preview
  66. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  67. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  68. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  69. Unidentified Foam Object
  70. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  71. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  72. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  73. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  74. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  75. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!

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