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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire happened last month and one of the highlights for me was seeing Dan Royer’s drawbot kits on display. Dan is a member at our local hackerspace, VHS, and he’s been diligently prototyping his kits all year, with vast improvements made along the way. Dan’s dream is to see these being built by 6th graders.

Meet Your Makers: Dan Royer from Hannah Spelt Backwards on Vimeo.

The line work in the drawings is really interesting as well.

Dan is selling his Drawbot kits online. The kit includes a 3D printed pen holder, 2 stepper motors, a 12v2a power supply, 2 3D printed bobbins, an Adafruit Stepper shield, and (optionally), an Arduino UNO. The kit requires no soldering or wire cutting, and is perfect for use in a classroom.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is a graphic designer, illustrator, and crafter based in Vancouver. She is an avid textile artist and community organizer with a focus on facilitating collaborative and creative workspaces, teaching workshops, and organizing crafty and creative events. She enjoys foraging for unlikely materials, increasing bicycle safety and visibility, and becoming more self-sufficient while lowering her carbon footprint. Follow her on her blog at bluemollusc.com or Twitter @emilysmith2000.


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