CNC Drawing Machine

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CNC Drawing Machine

Aaron Panone of Cambridge, MA, created a CNC art machine equipped with a cool Sharpie-holding jig that keeps the pen in contact with the paper.

The process of creating a “drawing” using a numerically controlled Sharpie is documented in a short video. Vector graphics are converted into a tool path and then a machine language which controls a 3-axis CNC machine retrofitted with a special fixture that holds a marker and mimics hand pressure during the act of drawing.

You can buy these images from MWM Graphics, and each drawing comes with the Sharpie used to draw it. [Via Core77]

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