Big Plotter

 

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:

  1. Introduction – An overview of the total system.
  2. Structural and mechanical – An in depth explanation of the mechanical challenges and design choices.
  3. Electronics – What kind of electronics did we use to create this machine?
  4. Software and firmware – Don’t forget the important firmware and software necessary to run this big beauty.

 

Wireless “sticker” system
Motion Control Hardware
Menu