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 Plan!
  10. DrawBot - The Hacks
  11. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  12. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  13. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part III
  15. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  16. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  18. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  20. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  21. DrawBot – Halp!!! No - seriously, a little help?
  22. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  23. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  24. DrawBot – The Silver Lining of Failure
  25. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  26. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  27. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  28. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  29. DrawBot – Printing!
  30. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  31. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  32. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  33. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  34. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  35. Plugin Considerations
  36. WordPress plugin - OCD Plugin Stats
  37. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  38. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  39. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  40. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  41. Every Body Needs a Skull
  42. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  43. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  44. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  45. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  46. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  47. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  48. 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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