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.

  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot Resources and Links
  3. DrawBots for the slow learner
  4. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  5. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  6. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  7. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  8. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  9. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  10. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  11. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  14. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  16. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  17. DrawBot – Printing!
  18. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  19. DrawBot – Calibration
  20. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  21. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  22. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  23. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  24. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  25. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  26. TSP FTW!
  27. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  28. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  29. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  30. Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
  31. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  32. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  33. Every Body Needs a Skull
  34. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  35. Overengineered Spools
  36. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  37. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  38. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  39. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  40. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  41. OCD Plugin Stats and the WordPress.org Statistics API
  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. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  45. To Maker Faire!!!
  46. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!
  47. Drawing Robot Penmanship

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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