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Post Drawbots from around the web
on: November 18, 2013, 00:35
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A thread to share drawbot projects found online. Not necessarily polargraph, hanging-V style.

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on: November 18, 2013, 00:43
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Robo Faber - Mechanical Parts, Robot Created Drawings, 2013
http://www.mokafolio.de/#!project=25

The bot lays down some clean lines. The creative decisions it makes tend toward the phallic, scrotal, and umbilical. (Just me?)

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: November 19, 2013, 00:02
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Long Distance Art

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: November 20, 2013, 06:38
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Doodle Bug.
http://www.worldtechtoys.com/product/DoodleBugSpiralArtRobot.html

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: November 20, 2013, 14:32
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Airbrush Robot (check out his other videos, too):

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: November 21, 2013, 09:08
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Makerblock's Mini-CNC project
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:187339

Inspired by the Piccolo tiny-CNC bot
http://www.piccolo.cc/

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: November 27, 2013, 20:09
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Picassau
http://picassau.weebly.com/updates.html

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on: December 3, 2013, 06:12
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Hi guys, I've been visiting the Polargraph forum and site for about a year now, getting inspired to try out new things with my bot. I built a drawbot last year based on Der Kritzlerhttp://tinkerlog.com/2011/09/02/der-kritzler/ for the hardware design and using Harvey Moon's drawbot code (from the Kickstarter page - since removed).
I mucked around with the polargraph software for a while but found that Moon's code worked very well for SVG's, which I've tried pushing as far as I can.
Each image uses around 2000 individual lines, all designed in Illustrator and fed to the machine as a vector image. Largest image I've done so far was about 2mx3m and took about 4 weeks of continuous drawing.

Hope you like it, let me know if you have any questions etc.
http://grant-stewart.com/Drawing_Robot.html

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: December 3, 2013, 11:30
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Very nice! I did some similar looking drawings on the polargraph experimenting with various processing sketches i found, on a much smaller scale ofcourse. The output was very nice, but they took forever to draw and my pens kept running out of ink. I'm guessing you had to do some pen changes for the larger pieces?

Did you use scriptographer when designing these in illustrator?

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on: December 3, 2013, 14:45
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Yes I've churned through a fair few pens. Drawings like the one above use about two whole ball point birds. I found gel pens had rich colour but ran out to quickly. Also found ball point produced some really nice shading and fading which the felt pens lose out on. good for very dense drawings.

I've played around with scripographer but now leaning more towards generating images in processing. still a novice programmer but it's exciting.

the image above and the others on my site were built using the default toolset in illustrator. primarily the blend tool, envelope warp, and various brushes to distort the pattern.

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: December 3, 2013, 15:37
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These are fantastic Grant - this is almost exactly the kind of work I imagined when I was initially working on the controller - I am fiercely jealous of anyone who can make this kind of diaphanous, digital, woven texture and figure, and I always assumed I'd need a programmed / generative approach. I am simultaneously crestfallen and inspired to see what you have done just using illustrator.

Ballpoint pens are great, I love the texture of them (maybe especially for this kind of work). Is the slowness of the machine an artefact of how the firmware works, a requirement of the medium (to get good lines), or just a problem that has never needed a solution? I know Harvey's was slow, but I guessed it was because there was a significant generative element to the process, so it couldn't ever be planned out ahead of time and optimised.

This is really great to see, thanks for sharing it!

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on: December 8, 2013, 18:16
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David Bynoe's projects: http://dbynoe.blogspot.ca/

Such as "Drawing Machine":

"Sidewalk Drawing Machine":

"Four Cable Drawing Machine":

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: December 11, 2013, 07:48
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Spirograph by PG52
Long forum thread (en fran├žais) - http://forum.brictechnic.fr/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=5173

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: December 19, 2013, 21:15
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WKP (weird kind of printer)
http://theelectricsquid.com/blog/2013/12/16/wkp-weird-kind-of-printer
(poke around the blog to find other drawing-machine related projects)

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: February 13, 2014, 07:09
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Yeah, this is pushing the definition of "drawbot", but it's so darn cute:
Plotclock by joo - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:248009

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: February 15, 2014, 15:39
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Quote from kongorilla on February 13, 2014, 07:09
Yeah, this is pushing the definition of "drawbot", but it's so darn cute:

I love this thing - I spent while designing something very similar a long time ago, pre polargraph. Mine was much more complicated and probably wouldn't have worked half as well. I hate it / am inspired by / am terrified when / am excited when that happens.

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on: February 16, 2014, 11:19
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Dullbits' drawbot:
http://dullbits.com/drawbot/drawbot

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on: February 16, 2014, 12:10
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Aikon:
http://www.aikon-gold.com/

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: February 26, 2014, 11:41
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Roxen's plotters: http://roxen.github.io/

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Post Re: Drawbots from around the web
on: March 5, 2014, 10:18
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Autonomous Machines (I personally liked the idea of utilizing everyday objects for drawing):
http://cargocollective.com/echoyang/Autonomous-Machines-design-practice

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