Two new DrawBot links! And an update!

Thanks to Dan Royer, I’ve added two new links to my really huge list of DrawBots.  That brings the total to 28 drawing robots! 1  That’s a really incredible number of people who have shared documentation for their hard work.  Six months ago I wouldn’t have guessed there were more than a dozen such projects on the ‘net.  Clearly, the six-month-younger version of me is a fool.  Thank god I know better, eh?

So, Dan appears to be using an Arduino + Adafruit motor shield, much like I’m using, but he’s running custom Gcode software with a Java GUI.  It looks like Dan was wrestling with the problem of how to maximize drawing speed without causing his ‘bot to hang over the serial connection.  If he gets some decent speed out of his setup, I’m definitely going to give that a shot.

Unfortunately, I haven’t done much in the way of robotic drawings lately.  After experimenting with TSP drawings and finding out they would take an excruciatingly long time I set my drawbot aside for a little while.  Fortunately, Sandy’s been on the case and has worked out a new firmware version that might prove to be twice as fast as the one I’m currently using.

”Posts
  1. DrawBot Resources and Links
  2. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  3. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  4. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  5. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  6. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  7. DrawBot - The Plan!
  8. DrawBot - The Hacks
  9. DrawBot - The Delivery?
  10. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  11. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  12. A nifty little WordPress plugin...
  13. i find i want to add more posts in some random series, just so i can use my new plugin
  14. Simple Series WordPress Plugin
  15. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  16. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  18. DrawBot – The Operation, Part I
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  20. DrawBot – The Breakdown, Part II
  21. DrawBot – Printing!
  22. DrawBot – Printing, Part II
  23. DrawBot – Calibration
  24. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  25. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  26. DrawBot – Pen Selection, Part II
  27. DrawBot – Onwards and Upwards!
  28. DrawBot – Another Successful(ish) Drawing!, and an Update
  29. Plugin Considerations
  30. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  31. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  32. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  33. All New Polargraph on the way!!!
  34. Ideas for improving my DrawBot
  35. DrawBot Aesthetic Re-Design Ideas
  36. Every Body Needs a Skull
  37. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  38. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  39. Overengineered Spools
  40. Overengineered Stepper Motor Mounts, Filament Guides
  41. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  42. DrawBot - A Preview
  43. Arduino Powered Drawing Robot Poll
  44. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  45. Unidentified Foam Object
  46. DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
  47. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  48. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  49. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem

  1. <queue thunder and lightning> 28! 28 drawing robots!  Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! []

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