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Yet another Drawbot

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Yet another Drawbot

Here’s a sweet piece with a dad and his two daughters working with a drawbot they made from yogurt cups, DC motors, and art pens. They made some really nice wrapping paper. What a great thing for kids to be able to declare: “We made robots and they drew the art on the paper your present is wrapped in!”

Drawing robots

BTW: Our very own Jonah Brucker-Cohen did a drawbots project in 2001. You can see the piece on that at his website. [Thanks, Jonah!]

6 thoughts on “Yet another Drawbot

  1. nazraf says:

    Very simple yet inventive!
    If you feel like some more robotics perhaps performing robots, vheck out

  2. anachrocomputer says:

    Some of the gadgets built at Gadget Club (at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol UK) were draw-bots:

  3. ksmith says:

    I think I saw a klutz book about this :)

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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