DrawBots for the slow learner

Today I bugged several people far more knowledgeable than I about Arduinos, drawbots, steppers, servos, and power supplies.  Here’s what I’ve learned:

Having just salvaged a bunch of parts from some old electronics this weekend, I think I’m ready to pull the trigger and start building this bad boy.  :)

Yay for learning!

”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 Delivery, Part III
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  15. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  16. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  18. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  19. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  20. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  21. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  22. DrawBot – Printing!
  23. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  24. DrawBot – Calibration
  25. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  26. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  27. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  28. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  29. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  30. Plugin Considerations
  31. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  32. TSP FTW!
  33. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  34. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  35. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  36. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  37. DrawBot - A Tour!
  38. DrawBot - A Preview
  39. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  40. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  41. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot - Take 2 (Or 3)
  42. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  43. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  44. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  45. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder

4 Responses to “DrawBots for the slow learner”

  1. whosawhatsis says:

    If you try to order the motor shield from Makershed, make sure you get the Adafruit version and not the official Arduino version that was just released. It looks a lot nicer, but it’s $30 and only supports one stepper or 2 DC motors.

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Whosawhatsis: I ended up getting the shield from MakerBot per your suggestion, it was only $12 versus the normal $20 or so. Even with shipping it was cheaper to order this by itself. The Adafruit shield is a must – the drawbot will need to drive two steppers and the arduino version only powers one. :/

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