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?

”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 Plan!
  10. DrawBot - The Hacks
  11. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  12. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  13. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  14. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  15. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  16. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  18. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  19. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  20. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  21. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  22. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  23. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  24. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  25. DrawBot – Printing!
  26. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  28. DrawBot – Calibration
  29. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  30. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  31. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  32. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  33. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  34. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  35. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  36. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  37. Every Body Needs a Skull
  38. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  39. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  40. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  41. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  42. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  43. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  44. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  45. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  46. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!

  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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