Archive for the ‘Makelangelo’ Category

Makelangelo Timelapse Video

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Jenelle sent in a timelapse video of her Makelangelo drawing the Makelab logo. Nice!

Makelab at DX3 Toronto

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Jenelle at Makelab made this timelapse of her Makelangelo drawing a DXF of the Makelab logo while at the DX3 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in March of 2015.

See a Transparent Makelangelo at DX3 in Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Jenelle DX3 Conference Makelangelo

Jenelle emailed me a set of pictures from the Dx3 Conference in Toronto, Canada. DX3 is all about digital marketing and retail and runs for only two days, March 11 & 12, 2015. What better way to advertise your business than a Makelangelo in the window, or a long exposure light painting? More pictures after the break. (more…)

Thoughts on Improving the Makelangelo Pen Holder

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Makelangelo 3 pen holder

I’ve removed nearly all the contentious parts from the Makelangelo and now I’d like your help to finish a new pen holder. Here are some of the challenges I’m facing. (more…)

How much belt does a Makelangelo need?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Jenelle wrote in on the live chat to ask: “Where is the bottom of the machine? is it the bottom of the board?”

The machine height and machine width affect your belt length, but your belt length also affects the machine height. It works like this: (more…)

Makelangelo+AMS2 speed boost

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Did you build a Makelangelo 2.5 with an Adatruit Motor Shield v2? Here’s a trick I found today that’ll give you a 4x speed boost.

What are your thoughts on Licensing and Scaling

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Makelangelos are a success and I wonder if licensing is the way to grow so I can hire staff and afford all the R&D I’m putting into my super weapon other projects. I’m giving the question due consideration and I’d love your feedback in the comments below.

How to Add Your Own Style to the Makelangelo

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

This post is about how to modify the open source code for the Makelangelo and bend it to your will. I hope to teach you how to create new styles of drawing for the Makelangelo so that you can make it more artsy or more funny or … well, whatever you want to do with it, right? Right.

Warning! This post… this post is for the ambitious among you. It’s not easy, but like they say: nothing worth doing is easy. (more…)

Makelangelo with a Raspberry Pi

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Makelangelo 3

The Makelangelo on Github has just received (and accepted) it’s first pull request to add Raspberry Pi support to the Makelangelo. Everybody please give Chris Mills some love in the forums.

For now it’s developers-only, so if you want in on the action you’ll have to start coding.

Patrick Litchy’s Multicolor style

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Patrick is an artist of some renown, and on his way to Transmediale in Berlin he shared on his blog the secret of the unique Makelangelo coloring scheme he invented for his pictures of random internet cats.

Patrick Litchy cat

Read about it here.

Patrick! Should we build “Litchy style” right into the Makelangelo?