2D plotting is a nice introduction to digital fabrication, and can help you put some crazy designs to paper with the help of a robot.

Whether you’re just trying your hand with GCode, or making a single line drawing sharpie portrait of your nephew, drawbots can help. If you’re just getting started, check out the videos below to see what it’s all about, or check out the various resources we’ve gathered for some more ideas. Come by on one of our Maker Dayz and try it firsthand, we’re happy to help and if you make a reservation you can be sure the machine’s available for you when you come in.

 

Timelapse

Brief Introduction

 

2ddesign

DESIGN TOOLS

Inkscape free & opensource  graphic design
Makelangelo plotting software 
Polargraph plotting software
Makerbot single line art tutorial

2dplotting

PLOTTING MACHINES

Makelangelo opensource art robot
Polargraph drawing machine
gocupi Raspberry Pi plotter
Instructables DIY polargraph ​
Plotterbot DIY drawing robot
Homo Faciens DIY ‘V’ plotter
Super Awesome Sylvia’s WaterColorBot

2dprojects

PROJECT IDEAS

Long Distance Art robotic painting
Thingiversesingle line art
openWall mural plotting
Makelangelo on Tumblr
Hektor the spray paint device