Inspired by old plotters and their mesmerizing motion, we decided to build an upscaled and interactive version ourselves. This machine spans 1.8m * 1.6m, understands standard GCODE/vector graphics, is possible to control in real time with a drawing pad and gives spectators as well as the operator an exiting experience.
You can read more about this project and all of its sub systems in these post:
- Introduction – An overview of the total system.
- Structural and mechanical – An in depth explanation of the mechanical challenges and design choices.
- Electronics – What kind of electronics did we use to create this machine?
- Software and firmware – Don’t forget the important firmware and software necessary to run this big beauty.