DrawBot – Why are you crying?

Starry Night by Van Gogh, drawn by a freakin’ robot with ADD

Starry Night by Van Gogh, drawn by a freakin’ robot with ADD

After about half an hour I noticed my drawing robot was not making the low scritchy scratchy humming drawing noise.  I’ve started the drawing again…  It looked like it should have been working, the controller software indicated it was still connected, the command queue was still loaded, the Arduino + Motor Shield were still lit up, but it just wasn’t moving.

In retrospect, I should just have hit the reset button on the Arduino.  I think that would have made it pick up with the last command.  But, then I wouldn’t have the lovely picture above to show you!

Actually, I’m really really happy with the drawing quality.  Check out what it looks like when overlaid the subject image:

Starry Night by Van Gogh, drawn by a freakin’ robot with ADD, overlaid the subject image

Starry Night by Van Gogh, drawn by a freakin’ robot with ADD, overlaid the subject image

Posts in the DrawBot Adventure Series
  1. Wanna make a DrawBot?
  2. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  3. DrawBots for the slow learner
  4. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  5. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  6. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  7. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  8. DrawBot - The Plan!
  9. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  10. DrawBot - The Delivery, Part II
  11. DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
  12. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  13. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part II
  14. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  15. DrawBot – Design Considerations
  16. DrawBot – Halp!!! No - seriously, a little help?
  17. DrawBot – The Face Palm
  18. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part V
  19. DrawBot – The Silver Lining of Failure
  20. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  21. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  22. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  23. DrawBot – Printed Parts
  24. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VII
  25. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  26. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  28. DrawBot – Calibration
  29. DrawBot – How to Recover from a Stalled Print!
  30. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  31. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  32. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  33. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  34. TSP FTW!
  35. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  36. Excellent DrawBot Slides
  37. Another Drawing Robot!!!
  38. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  39. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  40. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  41. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  42. The Eagle Has Landed
  43. Every Body Needs a Skull
  44. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  45. Overengineered Spools
  46. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  47. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  48. Sourcing DrawBot Parts
  49. DrawBot - A Tour!
  50. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  51. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  52. Unidentified Foam Object
  53. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot - Take 2 (Or 3)
  54. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  55. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  56. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  57. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  58. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  59. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
  60. To Maker Faire!!!
  61. Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!
  62. Drawing Robot Penmanship
  63. PlotterBot at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013!
  64. PlotterBot.com - a new site dedicated to drawing robots

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