David Bynoe from Calgary, Alberta shared his portable “Four Cable Sand Plotter” project during prep at Maker Faire Bay Area this year. Matt Richardson interviewed him for MAKE (above).
Sure you could use a stick to make drawings in sand, but four high speed stepper motors, high strength string, several pounds of aluminum and some clever CNC software just make it way more awesome.
Each Tuesday is BeagleBone Black Day here Adafruit! What is the BeagleBone? The BeagleBones are a line of affordable single-board Linux computers (SBCs) created by Texas Instruments. New to the Bone? Grab one of our Adafruit BeagleBone Black Starter Packs and check out our extensive resources available on the Adafruit Learning System including a guide to setting up the Adafruit BeagleBone IO Python Library. We have a number of Bone accessories including add-on shields (called “capes”) and USB devices to help you do even more with your SBC. Need a nice display to go along with your Bone? Check out our fine selection of HDMI displays, we’ve tested all of them with the Beagle Bone Black!