Harvey Moon‘s Drawing Machine is is not just a controllable pen attached suspending it over a page, it’s a tool for making beautiful artwork. Taking its cues from computer data, the Drawing Machine can reproduce any digitized picture or photograph, and the programmer’s touch introduces noise in the system. The results are more akin to print-making in that every creation is unique with its own idiosyncrasies. Filmed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679452177 Chad Ahmad

    This is awesome. I would like to see what kind of things it would draw in response to white noise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.hepher Edward Hepher

    Yes we have had these for a while now, in the industry they are known as printers, you can get little ones that you put on your desk and connect to your computer and then you can print stuff.