Backbone Drawing Machine

IAAC_Drawing Machine

The aim of the Drawing machine is to create an automated system to achieve randomly formed various drawings through the use of laser cut plexiglass material as the backbone for carrying the pens on the paper without any external support and interference and Arduino to direct the pens around the paper.

The system is automated though using random coding system to make various drawings on paper. It is composed of three motors basically fixed on specially designed arms and joints from laser cut 5 and 3 mm’s plexiglass.

Pens of 0.05 mm’s are fixed to the main joints of the system by using fish wires. The acrylics are cut in thin pieces to decrease the whole weight of the system that is working as the backbone of the whole mechanism. Controlled through random coding, various drawings can be achieved.

IAAC_Drawing Machine_Joint       IAAC_Drawing Machine_Detail

It is a developable system that can be multiplied in the number of pens on one arm and by  the number of arms on the paper to achieve more intensive drawings on paper.

IAAC_Drawing Machine_Isometric Drawing

Backbone Drawing Machine is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2016/2017 by:

Students: Guoliang Zhang, Ceren Yildirim
Faculty: Edouard Cabay, Rodrigo Aguirre