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Make Workshop: Makelangelo Vertical Plotter

Make Workshop: Makelangelo Vertical Plotter

This week we’re looking at a toy that has become a common occurance at Maker Faires all over the world. This is a vertical plotter by Marginally Clever Robots, called the Makelangelo. It comes nearly fully assembled in the box. You just have to slap a few bits and pieces together and mount it. After […]

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This Machine Prints Portraits with 8,000 Drops of Coffee

This Machine Prints Portraits with 8,000 Drops of Coffee

This x-y plotter uses coffee drips — each carefully calibrated for size and height — to create these portraits.

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Turning Your 3D Printer Into A 2D Printer

Turning Your 3D Printer Into A 2D Printer

“Bam” on the lulzbot forums shared an interesting project recently. He printed a small mount for his extruder that allows it to hold a pen, essentially turning his 3D printer into a standard plotter, or 2D printer. A few custom settings in the software package Cura allowed the gcode necessary to keep drawing on the […]

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Lightplot: Painting with Light in 3D Space

Lightplot: Painting with Light in 3D Space

I absolutely love Ben Cowell-Tomas’s Lightplot, a 3D light painting system. An animation is imported into his custom software which, in turn, drives a robotic arm to draw each frame with an LED in a 3D space.

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LEGO pin plotter

LEGO pin plotter

Check out this nifty LEGO NXT printer, a “needle plotter” with a …er… prickable area of 90 x 70mm at 33 pricks per inch. NXT pin-plotter III [via Hack-a-Day]

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