Posted on

Assembling the Arm3 palletizing robot

Marginally Clever has made a lot of different robots, including the Arm3 palletizing robot. Robot arms hold great fascination here. We’d love to build a really great low cost robot arm. One of our early prototypes was even available online for sale, and as an open source model. Here now are the assembly instructions for that arm prototype. You can still get all the Arm3 parts on Thingiverse. Please give back by sharing your creation, mods, etc in the forums. Continue reading Assembling the Arm3 palletizing robot

Posted on

Energid’s Multi-robot collision avoidance demo

In this demo video from Energid, their Actin software is dynamically controlling two robot arms to actively avoiding a human operator interfering with their personal space.

From the Reddit post, “The reflective target is not needed, but it’s a good way to introduce random motion and prove that collision avoidance is working in real-time. The software takes care of motion planning and dynamic collision avoidance.”

I would love to have this in Robot Overlord. The robot on the right is a UR10.  Does anyone know the model o the robot on the left?

Posted on

So many New Instructables!

Marginally Clever has published new Instructables tutorials for parts in our Arduino Starter Kit and the Makelangelo 2 and Makelangelo 3.  Here are the tasty links to check ’em out.

ASK 0: Introduction to Arduino

ASK 1: First circuit

and

Makelangelo 2.5 setup

Makelangelo 3 setup

For your convenience, you can get all Marginally Clever Instructables in one link.

Please favorite and comment on them so that we can make them super awesome!

Posted on

Can a Makelangelo robot draw inverted colors?

Kelly Key sent in this gorgeous 18″x18″ Makelangelo drawing done with inverted color – a silver Sharpie on black artist paper.

peruzzi-print-6-6-2016 by Kelly Key

Kelly says, “I have sent these around the world to friends. One is in Japan….This particular print I sent to the Church of Satan….I haven’t heard back…but I am sure it is hanging in somewhere.”

Thank you, Kelly! Everyone else, please keep for posting in the forums and sending in your awesome pictures. We love to share what you do!

Edit: The next version of Makelangelo software (v7.8.2) now has an option to set the paper and pen color. Preview your drawing as it is meant to be seen!

Posted on

Meet us for Re:Make, Friday September 30th 2016 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

Brit.co’s Re:Make festival is happening September 30th at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco and Dan of Marginally Clever Robots will be presenting at the 11am Battle of the Bots during the Friday Summit.
Continue reading Meet us for Re:Make, Friday September 30th 2016 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

Posted on

Meet us at Vancouver Art Gallery for Big Draw, October 1st 2016

As part of the celebration for The Big Draw Marginally Clever Robots have been invited to show the Makelangelo art robot at the Vancouver Art Gallery October 1, 2016 from 1pm to 6pm.

Continue reading Meet us at Vancouver Art Gallery for Big Draw, October 1st 2016

Posted on

Makelangelo software 7.8.0, Makelangelo firmware 7.0.0

Makelangelo software 7.8.0 brings friendlier CPU usage, new generators, DXF export for your CNC machine, and a host of bug fixes.  Did you know there are now over 2500 Makelangelo robots around the world? Awesome!

@johnbiehler progress saving from #makelangelo in DXF format. Transfer the #art to your #CNC!

A photo posted by Dan Royer (@imakerobots) on

Continue reading Makelangelo software 7.8.0, Makelangelo firmware 7.0.0

Posted on

How to set up and run a Makelangelo 2.5.2

Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to set up everything you need to run your Makelangelo 2.5 robot, starting the moment you get the box in the mail until you are installed on a board ready to draw. There’s even instructions to run the software and a timelapse of a drawing.

If you still have tech questions, we’ve got lots of friendly help in the forums.

Posted on

How to set up a Makelangelo 3.2 robot

Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to set up everything you need to run your Makelangelo 3.2 robot, starting the moment you get the box in the mail until you are installed on a board ready to draw.

Let us know if you want to see a video of setup on glass, how to draw with the Makelangelo 3.2 robot, or anything else that you feel like sharing.