Today I got a call from Mike with some questions about the Makelangelo. He mentioned David Bynoe’s Four Cable Drawing Machine (above). David has been making amazing art in Calgary, Canada, for some time now. Looking through his other videos I realized I’ve talked to David anonymously in other message boards. Small world, hey? Hi, David! Love your work.
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“While the Makelangelo is easy enough for anyone to use,it will most likely appeal to STEM teachers, Arduino fans, or as an entry into technology for anyone.
Having a designated desk makes it so much easier to include Makeangelo in your daily routine, especially a school routine. It always feels like I am working harder when the machine is also at work at the same time. If I choose not to use it, then the space is easily available as a regular computer station.
Make some art! Take it on a road trip!
You will likely have to make a schedule of when the Drawing machine can run. It will be popular with very good reason. You can feel good about teaching students about the coordinate system- X and Y.”
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- moved arduino/arduino.ino to arduino/firmware_arms1
- moved arduino/libraries to arduino/firmware_arms1/libraries
- added arduino/firmware_arms2 for adafruit motor shield 2
- added arduino/firmware_arms2/libraries
The previous release was (finally) version 1. From now on they’ll go up in whole numbers.
I love how adding ellipsis before the end of a sentence makes everything a little bit … ominous.
Gilad sends word that this weekend he’s doing some major hacking on the Makelangelo. I don’t know what he’s cooking up yet. Care to make a guess?
Did you now there are now 224 known drawbots around the world? Nice!
Building robots is great fun. “Good” robots need to move accurately. Stepper motors are a great way to move accurately – they move a predictable amount and then stay where you put them. To use stepper motors we need a way to easily turn our human desires into machine instructions into stepper movements. This is done with an interpreter. I’m going to show you a simple interpreter written for Arduino and an Adafruit Motor Shield (v1) that lets you move stepper motors for your robots.