DrawBot – What would you draw?

If you’re just tuning in, I’m going to be building a DrawBot.  Or, in the alternative, I intend to fail as spectacularly as I can.

However, it occurs to me that I need not be constrained by just my ideas of what a drawing robot should draw.  Admittedly, several of my anticipated print jobs are going to take a while since my daughter already has a stack of drawings she wants a drawing robot to replicate.  Here are the things I’m thinking about drawing:

So, if you had a drawing robot that could create sketches of arbitrary size, what would you draw?

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  7. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
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  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 Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  17. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  18. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
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  28. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  29. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  30. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  31. DrawBot – Printing!
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  33. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  34. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  35. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
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  1. I’m kidding []
  2. The reason I’m kidding is that a Polargraph tends to create a sketchy sort of design – so trying to replicate a Pollock painting would be an exercise in abstracting abstractness. []

3 Responses to “DrawBot – What would you draw?”

  1. kongorilla says:

    1. You will not fail.

    2. Part of the fun is figuring out what makes for a great polargraph drawing and what doesn’t (or, at least, what is challenging). Personally, I’m surprised how much this process has been about practice and experimentation. It’s not just hitting “print” and watching it go. It’s a mixture of craft, art and science.

    3. It’s really hard to beat a large portrait. I’ve done a number of different subjects now, but giving someone a portrait of their child’s face is an easy home run. We might have to outlaw it – it’s just too easy.

    Regarding an earlier post, don’t worry about editing code. You’ll just enter a few parameters in a config file, just like you would for a reprap. Easy peasy. (Unless you’re planning something I don’t know about).

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Kongorilla: Thank you for your words of encouragement! I’m guessing that what you mean by #2 is that there’s a certain amount of experience and preference that goes into selecting the settings to print something in particular. In any case, I’m very much looking forward to experimenting with this!

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