DrawBot – Printing!

I’ve actually printed something using my DrawBot!!!  Would you like to see it?!

DrawBot test print #4

DrawBot test print #4

As you can see, this is a print of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  It has a few problems.  First, the pen was non-ideal.  This will take some experimentation.  Second, the image, as anyone can tell you, is mirrored.  Third, the image was supposed to be much larger – almost as wide as the entire A4 page I’ve scanned in above.  I fiddled with some settings last night, but didn’t accomplish much.  I’ll try again tonight.

However!  I’m really very encouraged!  It actually drew something that roughly corresponds to the thing I’ve asked it to draw!  I’m looking forward to playing with the settings.  The robot is fairly quiet – it’s propped against a wall about seven feet from where I’m sitting and the sound of operation is barely noticeable above the television.

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4 Responses to “DrawBot – Printing!”

  1. ted stockwell says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t see Starry Night in that at all. How about trying a Mona Lisa? – that might be simpler and more renderable image

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @ted: Yeah, it’s even worse in person. :) That test did not go well at all. I’m still playing with the settings.

  3. ted stockwell says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean to harsh your buzz, what you’ve done so far is fantastic!
    I’m sure all you need is a little calibration and configuration work.
    My first print on my RepRap Prusa looked like a blob of plastic.
    When I got the calibration within the ‘sweet spot’ all of a sudden things looked much better.

  4. MakerBlock says:

    @ted: No worries! That was just a first try! Tonight’s attempt went much better. There’s a little more calibration to do, but I’m very happy with the results so far.

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