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

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