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, 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 Hacks
  10. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  12. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  16. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  18. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
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  20. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
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  22. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  23. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  24. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  25. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  26. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Printing!
  28. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  29. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  30. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  31. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  32. TSP FTW!
  33. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  34. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  35. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  36. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  37. Every Body Needs a Skull
  38. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  39. Overengineered Spools
  40. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  41. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  42. DrawBot - A Preview
  43. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  44. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  45. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  46. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  47. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  48. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments

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