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 - The Plan!
  9. DrawBot - The Hacks
  10. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  11. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  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. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  19. A nifty little WordPress plugin...
  20. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  21. My first published WordPress plugin! Simple Series!
  22. This is a test of the Simple Series post system... This is only a test
  23. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  24. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  25. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  26. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Calibration
  28. Plugin Considerations
  29. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  30. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  31. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  32. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  33. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  34. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  35. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  36. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  37. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  38. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  39. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  40. Unidentified Foam Object
  41. How to add a custom button to the WordPress editor
  42. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  43. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  44. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  45. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  46. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  47. To Maker Faire!!!
  48. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!
  49. 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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