The automated drawing machine is a developmental project. Now in phase 3, we have found a way to manipulate two 0.05mm pen’s. The pens are suspended from an acrylic truss system specifically designed to span 90cm across the paper. The movement is supported by a counterweight and pulley system, while a DC motor pulls and releases the tension using power from Arduino and a code written and tweaked for this specific purpose.

Moving forward under the instruction of our tutors, our intent is to further calibrate the code with the weights, in order to carry out different sequences that will produce variations of drawings. In addition we are working on a mounting system for the pen’s that will allow us to control their somewhat sporadic movement.

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