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!

”Posts
  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  4. DrawBot - The Plan!
  5. DrawBot - The Hacks
  6. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  7. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  8. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  9. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  10. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  11. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  12. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  13. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  14. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  15. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  16. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  17. DrawBot – The Silver Lining of Failure
  18. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  20. Anti-Virals
  21. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  22. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  23. DrawBot – Printed Parts
  24. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  25. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  26. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Printing!
  28. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  29. DrawBot – Calibration
  30. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  31. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  32. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  33. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  34. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  35. Plugin Considerations
  36. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  37. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  38. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  39. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  40. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  41. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  42. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  43. Every Body Needs a Skull
  44. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  45. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  46. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  47. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  48. How to add a custom button to the WordPress editor
  49. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor

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