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Robot Archaeology: Drawing Robots #Robots

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:

drawbots 1

We’ve looked around the Interwebs and found these drawbots:

drawbots

The new Adafruit CRICKIT robotics platform can help build creative robotics including drawbots.

Crickit + CPX

Do you have some ideas on Drawbots? Post in the comments!


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2 Comments

  1. I made a lot of drawing robots:

    have a look to Scarabot EVO here
    https://github.com/cyberparra/Scarabotevo

    EV3 painter
    https://youtu.be/F2BxesGc1qk

    ScaraOzobot
    https://youtu.be/VHx2qBNpCbE

    ScaraBot Quirk
    https://youtu.be/oPLBOl8kFwU

    Robopenna
    https://youtu.be/F2BxesGc1qk

    Scarabolego
    https://youtu.be/nCBaJpN1Urg

    Robodisegnatore
    https://youtu.be/DFuZSCdx3mA

    Sandy&Peter
    https://youtu.be/F6lZahAZ024

    Scarabot Triciclo
    https://youtu.be/soDZvyiS2Ac

    & more…

  2. My latest Turtle Robot is completely open source and powered by an Adafruit Trinket Pro: https://github.com/aspro648/OSTR

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