Automatically make masking tape labels with this Arduino-powered machine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — May 12th, 2022 Masking tape makes for a great label as its weak adhesive does not tend to leave visible residue and names can be easily sketched onto its surface, albeit quite slowly. To expedite this process, Hackaday.io user michimartini decided to design and build a machine that writes labels automatically. The device is essentially…… Continue reading Automatically make masking tape labels with this Arduino-powered machine

Plot designs onto cups with CylinDraw

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 18th, 2022 Most plotters are planar, meaning they move in a single plane — though they often have the ability to move the tool up and down in the third axis. But if you convert one axis of the drawing plane into rotation, you get cylindrical plotting. That is how the…… Continue reading Plot designs onto cups with CylinDraw

PVC pipe plotter prints pretty pictures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 5th, 2022 Instructables user tuenhidiy wanted to create a new kind of CNC plotter that was unlike nearly all of the others you’ve seen. Rather than use aluminum extrusions or wood, this machine is constructed from various pieces of PVC pipe all cut to exact lengths, hence its name, the “CoreXZ…… Continue reading PVC pipe plotter prints pretty pictures

Unused blackboard becomes vertical plotter

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Unused blackboard becomes vertical plotter Arduino Team — December 29th, 2020 Vertical pen plotters, which work by suspending a drawing device between two variable lengths of cable, can be a lot of fun. When his kids stopped using a 780x1200mm blackboard, ‘tuenhidiy’ had the perfect surface on which to create his own! The project uses a…… Continue reading Unused blackboard becomes vertical plotter

Enchanting images with Inky Lines, a Pi‑powered polargraph

Reading Time: 3 minutes A hanging plotter, also known as a polar plotter or polargraph, is a machine for drawing images on a vertical surface. It does so by using motors to control the length of two cords that form a V shape, supporting a pen where they meet. We’ve featured one on this blog before: Norbert “HomoFaciens” Heinz’s…… Continue reading Enchanting images with Inky Lines, a Pi‑powered polargraph

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