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:
Do you have some ideas on Drawbots? Post in the comments!
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I made a lot of drawing robots:
have a look to Scarabot EVO here
My latest Turtle Robot is completely open source and powered by an Adafruit Trinket Pro: https://github.com/aspro648/OSTR