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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  3. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  4. DrawBots for the slow learner
  5. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  6. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  7. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  8. DrawBot - The Plan!
  9. DrawBot - The Hacks
  10. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  12. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  13. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  15. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  16. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  17. DrawBot – Halp!!! No - seriously, a little help?
  18. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
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  22. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  23. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  24. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  25. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  26. DrawBot – Printing!
  27. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  28. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  29. DrawBot – Calibration
  30. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  31. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  32. Plugin Considerations
  33. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  34. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  35. DrawBot Practice Tip: A Watched Pot
  36. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  37. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  38. The Eagle Has Landed
  39. I think I know what I want to draw next...
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  41. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  42. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  43. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  44. DrawBot - A Tour!
  45. DrawBot - A Preview
  46. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  47. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  48. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  49. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot - Take 2 (Or 3)
  50. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
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  52. How to add a custom button to the WordPress editor
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  54. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  55. To Maker Faire!!!
  56. Drawing Robot Penmanship

  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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