Penxzyl: Arduino 3-axis Brush Plotter

Made by Guiye

About the project

A pen plotter adapted with a brush to paint in oil.

Project info


Estimated time:

1 day


16th August 2018

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Wires x 1
Stepping motor for dvd recorder x 2
Artist's oil colour x 4
Brush x 1
Micro Servo Tower Pro SG90 9G x 1
Adafruit Motor Shield V1 x 1
Arduino Mega 2560 & Genuino Mega 2560 x 1

Software app and online services

The Processing Foundation Processing
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic) x 1


PENXZYL is an artistic-electronic project. It is a plotter that paints in oil. It is an improved version of my previous 2-axis pen plotter:

Among other improvements, I added the Z axis and instead of using a fiber, I use a brush and oil containers. It is manufactured with two motors of recycled DVD recorders, a servo, an Arduino Mega 2560, and an Adafruit Motor Shield. From a computer, the drawing data is sent in G-code, which is interpreted by the boards, moving the motors according to the coordinates and generating the drawings.



1 / 4






Leave your feedback...