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

Difficulty:

Estimated time:

1 day

Published:

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
Inkscape
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic) x 1

Story


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: https://vimeo.com/124412245.

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.

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Schematics


PENXZYL

Code


PENXZYL_Brush_Plotter.ino

Credits



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