Drawing Machine

My first project in Dundee is to design and make a drawing machine that doesn’t rely on mains power to run with only a couple of weeks in which to do it. Quite challenging considering this is all fairly new to me. After a lot of research, brainstorming and trial and error ie models that didn’t really work I’ve come up with this funny looking device.

It’s loosely based around those big drum plotters. A small motor powered by a battery rotates the drum of paper which takes care of the y-axis. A pen is inserted into the slider at the top which moves up and down the drum which takes care of the x-axis. The result, a badly drawn mess of a spiral. What can I say, it’s a learning curve!

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