In previous Robot Archaeology articles, we’ve found the origins of the original Turtle robot and Logo back from MIT around 1970. There have been a number of drawbots since. This article focuses on fairly current bots.
A drawing robot is one that uses a pen and possibly wheels to move and draw things. This can be simple or very complex:
We’ve looked around the Interwebs and found these drawbots:
- The CheapDrawBot
- The Hi 2016
- The TRS Drawbot
- The Robot Arm (with Arduin0)
- Plot Drawing Machine from Tinkercrate
- Time Plotting Robots: with Marker, Sand, and Laser
- Build a turtlebot
- Spirograph Robot
- Disney Beach Robot
- Sparki robot with gripper
- Mirobot on Kickstarter
- MURtle (turtlebot)
- PenBot 1.2
- The Root drawbot
The new Adafruit CRICKIT robotics platform can help build creative robotics including drawbots.
Do you have some ideas on Drawbots? Post in the comments!