Okay, before you read any further, take a moment to click here and vote for my PlotterBot for the Road to Maker Faire Challenge.
I’ve been blogging about every little aspect of my own drawing robot – with this post1 it’s more than 80 posts on the topic. ((Photo courtesy of Vox Efx)) Everything from a list of other robots, to where I sourced the parts, to my failed attempts at designing parts, and a lot more posts about what I’ve done that does work. Using what I’ve learned from my own really colossal failures and the brilliant open source work of others like Sandy Noble and Dan Royer, I’ve designed all of my own printable plastic parts from scratch, explained my thoughts and considerations behind the designs in excruciating detail, and shared all the files and my source code for everyone to use.
The winner of Maker Faire’s contest “The Road to Maker Faire Challenge” gets $2,500.00. Dear gentle reader, should I be fortunate enough to win – I hereby make you these two promises:
- I promise to spend every last dime on building more and better robots.
- I promise to continue blogging relentlessly about what I did, how I did it, what worked, what didn’t work, and how you do it all yourself too.
- Which really doesn’t count… [↩]