Get your own Makelangelo Polargraph Art Robot



Drawbot is a very gentle introduction to trigonometry, electronics, programming, physics, new media, and more. It’s perfect for teaching STEM subjects to middle school, high school, college, or university classes. It can be assembled without soldering or wire cutting and mounted on a board or wall of your choosing.

Get your own Drawbot today!

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Photo by Aaron Thul 2012 Photo by Aaron Thul 2012

No programming required

Drawbot is easier to use than any other machine of it’s kind. Choose a picture from your computer and the Java program will prepare it for you in 10 minutes or less. It also understands GCODE, the language used by 3D printers and industrial fabrication machines. You can even take the GCODE and send it to your RepRap or Makerbot.


The Drawbot kit includes a 3D printed pen holder, 2 stepper motors, a 12v2a power supply, 2 3D printed bobbins, an Adafruit Stepper shield, and (optionally) an Arduino UNO. A one-size-fits-all shipping fee will be added at checkout. Drawbot requires no soldering, no wire cutting, and can be re-assembled over and over again, so it’s perfect for the classroom. The kits will allow you to build a robot up to 45″ wide out of the box.

Download Drawbot software
Read the assembly instructions
Peruse the Wiki

Makelangelo is derived from the work of Paul Fisher. It is largely inspired by Hektor by Jürg Lehni and Uli Franke.