Drawbot gets illuminated

Plotting pictures with light

Having observed the Drawbot and similar Arduino-powered plotters in action, Argentinian maker acorv responded to an illuminating suggestion from his brother.

How about drawing with light? The plotting mechanism still works the same way, with a small unit suspended on cables connected to stepper motors. Software has been modified to control the light output, and images are captured using the manual mode on an everyday digital camera.

You can see from this short video that currently, producing these drawings is not exactly speedy affair. Plans are underway to reduce the 15 minute plotting time while also boosting the drawing accuracy.

For now, patience is a key ingredient in the creation of these digital artworks.

Drawing with light Via Hack a Day

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One Response to “Drawbot gets illuminated”

  1. Philo Says:

    Really cool! These guys made an amazing app that lets you light-draw in 3D!
    http://berglondon.com/projects/magic/