Here are a few fantastic videos from Lindsay Wilson showing what is possible with the AxiDraw beyond what the machine is intended for! You can read more about these projects, along with additional documentation, here.
I’ve been having great fun drawing stuff with my AxiDraw drawing machine and wanted to see what could be done with a small laser diode – either infrared for some laser cutting, or visible/UV for light painting. The modifications are pretty simple and the results are fantastic!
The hardware/code modifications described are equally applicable to other EiBotBoard-based machines, such as the Eggbot or Watercolorbot, and can obviously be used to control things other than laser diodes.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.