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. DrawBots for the slow learner
  3. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  4. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  5. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  6. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  7. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  8. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  9. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  10. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  11. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  12. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  14. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  15. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  16. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  17. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  18. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  19. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  20. Simple Series with SEO! after just one day
  21. Anti-Virals
  22. Simple Series - Half-Life; Market Research
  23. DrawBot – Printing!
  24. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  25. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  26. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  27. Plugin Considerations
  28. TSP FTW!
  29. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  30. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  31. Another Drawing Robot!!!
  32. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  33. Overengineered Spools
  34. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  35. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  36. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  37. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  38. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  39. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  40. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  41. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  42. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  43. Drawing Robot Penmanship

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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