DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV

It always kinda freaks me out for a moment when I am talking to someone and they reference something I’ve written in a blog post.  It takes me a little bit to process that the act of blogging isn’t really a solitary one – that I’m usually interacting with the people who read it.  While I understand intellectually that there are people who read this, part of me1 2 3 4 5 6 7  is nevertheless surprised. See, I was on a conference call tonight and someone mentioned they were happy to hear I was experimenting with a DrawBot8  ANYHOO!

My order from Adafruit arrived today!  This was my very first order from Adafruit Industries and I have to say all of the parts were packed very well and thoughtfully.  It’s a small thing, but I like how the Adafruit logo is printed right on the external USPS shipping label.  The box was sealed with clear packing tape and then additional paper packing tape was put down over that,9 with everything inside bundled inside bubble wrap. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

This order contains my very first stand-alone Arduino. 21  It’s an Arduino Uno and it thoughtfully comes with four little rubber feet, several cool stickers, and a little thank you note for supporting open source.

It’s really just as well that the USPS website didn’t update until after 5pm, otherwise I would have been tempted to rush home to fawn over the parts.

”Posts
  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  4. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  5. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  6. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  7. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  8. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  9. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  10. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  11. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  15. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  16. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  17. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  18. Anti-Virals
  19. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  20. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  21. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  22. DrawBot – Printing!
  23. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  24. DrawBot – Calibration
  25. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  26. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  27. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  28. Plugin Considerations
  29. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  30. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  31. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  32. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  33. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  34. DrawBot Practice Tip: A Watched Pot
  35. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  36. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  37. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  38. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  39. The Eagle Has Landed
  40. Every Body Needs a Skull
  41. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  42. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  43. DrawBot - A Tour!
  44. DrawBot - A Preview
  45. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  46. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  47. Unidentified Foam Object
  48. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  49. How to add a custom button to the WordPress editor
  50. OCD Plugin Stats and the WordPress.org Statistics API
  51. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  52. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  53. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  54. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  55. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!
  56. Drawing Robot Penmanship
  57. PlotterBot at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013!

  1. The self-effacing / self-depricating part wonders … why?! []
  2. Don’t you worry gentle reader, that is by far the smallest part of my psyche. []
  3. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury…  Allow me to bring your attention to Exhibit A. []
  4. I suppose you’d probably get more out of this post if you weren’t always poking around in the footnotes trying to see if I’ve written something clever here. []
  5. In fact, I really try to keep the clever stuff out of the footnotes entirely. []
  6. Boobs. []
  7. I ask you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury…  is this the work of a sane man?  A stable man? []
  8. Hi Brian! []
  9. Nothing could escape that box.  Not even light. []
  10. Pop! Pop! []
  11. Apparently I’m having a very parenthetical day. []
  12. I didn’t even know such a thing was possible []
  13. I think it stems from my… []
  14. Oh!  Shiny! []
  15. extreme ADD []
  16. Okay, would you like a story about my ADD? []
  17. You would?! []
  18. Of course you would! []
  19. Ages ago I was in the boy scouts and I had, as all good boy scouts do, a copy of the boy scout’s handbook.  Everyone was instructed to write their names on the sides of the book so that they would be able to tell them apart.  I wrote my first name along the side and half of my last name.  Apparently, I got distracted halfway through writing my last name … and never finished it []
  20. Thirty years later I’ve more or less moved on.  I suppose I may go back and finish writing it, but I’m clearly in no hurry. []
  21. I say stand-alone since there are apparently already Arduinos in my home – in my MakerBot Cupcake powered by a Sanguino and MakerBot Thing-O-Matic rocking an Arduino Mega. []

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