Archive for the ‘Makelangelo’ Category

Watch a Makelangelo on a whiteboard

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Joshua from Brown Dog Gadgets sent in this video of a giant Makelangelo drawing their company logo. Looks like they used the “scanline” drawing style. He says it took 14 hours and they let it run overnight. Nice work, Joshua!

Makelangelo vs Polargraph

Monday, August 17th, 2015

“I was wondering if you have any knowledge of or experience with the Polargraph and could compare and contrast the capabilities, software, and usability of both your products. I’m looking to buy either one and am not sure which to go with. Thank you for your time and all the work you’re doing!” — Natan

Great question! Let’s see.

A CoreXY Makelangelo

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

#First powered test looks very #successful!

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I’ve been building a CoreXY version of the Makelangelo. Just completed the first successful motorized test. More pictures and video after the break.

Makelangelo Developer Preview, June 28 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Software, Forums, Russia

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Several projects were updated over the weekend, the forums have been tweaked, and I look forward to meeting you in Russia June 13-21.

Marginally Clever at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2015

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Best year ever at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire! We broke all our sales records. The surprise hit was our Arduino starter kits, selling way better than anticipated. I had a surprising number of requests to see all our robots. Our two tables have only so much room!

I was delighted to hear some people skipped every booth to see us first, and I was shocked – shocked, I say! – at the number of people who had never played Tetris before.

Unlike the Bay Area Maker Faire we had the Wifi we were promised the entire weekend, media attention, Maker Happiness people checking in on us, and some really exciting opportunities to network. New to me was a menu in the Maker check-in package and a slip to write down an order. That way a Maker Happiness volunteer could go get lunch and the Maker wouldn’t have to abandon their table. So thoughtful!

Next up I have to prepare to attend Geek Picnic in Moscow. It’s like the Russian Maker Faire. Follow us on Instagram to see pics while I’m over there.

Congratulations for 1000 Makelangelos!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

There are now 1006 Makelangelos around the world. To celebrate I invested Sunday to build a new website just for the Makelangelo robot. Thursday and Friday last week were spent making “how to assemble” videos and now they’re being edited together.

I am humbled and grateful that you enjoy this project so much. Thank you!

An opportunity for Dutch Makelangelo owners

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Cinekid festival in Holland is looking for a Makelangelo user to show off at this year’s festival in October. Are you available?

I know you’re out there from the map of Makelangelos around the world. That’s why we added a Dutch translation to the software. Hello, Vlaardingen! You have been busy.

So if you’re machine is ready and you’d like to show off for a weekend, ping me. Forums, twitter, Instagram, Facebook, live chat… I’m not hard to find. I’ll hook you up. Maybe it can be the Amsterdam Makelangelo users meetup.

There are so many opportunities now that I can’t take them all. I feel like this guy, only the limes are opportunities.

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Makelangelo Quick Order Form

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I mentioned on Facebook I’d set up a quick order form for the Makelangelos so things are nicely streamlined for the Maker Faires.

Maker Fair 2015 quick order form

Check the form live here and let me know what you think.

Maker Faire this weekend, and 989 Makelangelos

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

989 Makelangelos around the world. 11 Makelangelos and three days to hit 1000 while I am at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. ~I’m so excited~! You make this possible.

Yesterday with help from I got Makelangelo new translations. If you can’t wait for the next software update, grab the files here direct: arabic, german, and dutch.

This morning I was asked if I would be on television to advertise our local maker fair. Of course! I’ll go on television any day. I just hope they pick a time when I’m in town!

Speaking of out of town, get this: the Russian embassy in Canada only handles visa applications through one company. The company has no offices anywhere west of Toronto. They also want me to bring in my passport … or mail it to their offices and they’ll send it back.

What could go wrong?

If this lengthy and questionable method succeeds, I’ll be at Geek Picnic instead of in town for the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Not to worry! I’ll have some fans & friends man the booth. Of course there will be robots. New this year we’ll have some fun stuff to make at our booth. Look out overhead!

Now I’ve also received interest from cinekid, a children’s media festival in Amsterdam. Amsterdam! It’s been so long.

Marginally Clever is truly international now and it’s all because of you. Thanks to you every more people are becoming robot-savvy and my army of minions grows. Maniacal laugh! This is great. Moon robots, together.