What is mDrawBot?
DrawBot is a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit, it can be assembled into 4 different configuration drawing robots: mScara, mSpider, mEggBot and mCar. This kit consists of over 60 components, including beams, brackets, motor, etc. And comes with a specially-designed software named mDraw to control these robots.
mScara is a SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) driven by stepper motors. Adding a pen on mScara, it can draw pictures on a flat surface. You can also turn mScara into a desktop laser engraver replacing the pen with a laser diode.
mSpider is a drawing robot which can draw pictures on a wall or a white board. Two stepper motors control the movement of mSpider though strings. Theoretically, its drawing range can be expanded by increasing the length of the strings.
mEggBot is designed to draw on things that are improbable to print on, such as eggs or ping-pong balls. It can be used to write letters, draw expressions on spheroid, or draw Easter eggs.
mCar is a three-wheel robot car, which contains two stepper-motor-drive wheels and a ball-caster wheel. It can draw its own movement tracks on flat surface. Installing a chalk instead of a pen, it can draw on the floor.
How to Use mDrawBot ?
Each mDrawBot kit can be assembled into any of the 4 different configurations. We provide the detailed assembling instructions and you can build any configuration in an hour. The assembly instructions can be downloaded
After installing the mDraw software, you can import images and make the robot draw them. mDraw is a powerful software designed for mDrawBot. Here are some features:
Support mScara, mSpider, mEggBot, mCar, XY
Support both pen drawing and laser engraving
Support custom settings of motor direction, drawing range, etc
Support saving parameters
Support SVG. file
Support conversion from BMP to SVG
Support zooming, rotating, mirroring, and moving the SVG graphics
Support Windows7 or later. (Will be available in Mac OS X, Linux soon.)
mDraw is an open source project hosted on Github. Fork it
• Frame: Anodized Aluminum
• Power Supply:
• Main Controller: Makeblock Orion (Arduino UNO compatible)
• Software: mDraw
• Connection: USB or Bluetooth
• Supported File Types: .Plain SVG, .BMP etc.
• Supported OS: Windows7 or later. (Will be available in Mac OS X, Linux soon.)
• Package Contains:
• Aluminum Extrusion Parts
• Plastic Timing Pulley 90T
• Timing Pulley 18T
• Pen Lift Mechanism
• Makeblock Orion(Controller)
• Stepper Motors
• Stepper Motor Drivers
• 9g Micro Servo Pack
• Other Hardware and Accessories
You can see more videos and pictures on kickstarter:
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