13th Nov 2012

Painting Robot First Brush Strokes

I was able to get little dipper to move some paint around with the brush! Here it is making two whole brush strokes! I decided to make the code on...

11th Nov 2012

Painting Robot Thoughts

Found Objects not for Function I’ve been using found stuff in various projects. One thing that’s come forward is that it’s bad for pure function in mechanical systems. They are cumbersome and...

04th Nov 2012

Dip

I am designing the lower Y-Rail mount a well as the lower assembly of the Big Dip. I think it is most sensible to figure out the dipping system and...

03rd Nov 2012

Big Dipper Gantry Bearing

The Little Dipper (a 8.5×11″ format painting robot) is now ready for software which will take some reflection and time. While I mull over it, I will work on the Big...

01st Nov 2012

Little Dipper Painting Machine

I’ve been on a course on high speed reading for the past three days so I’m just getting back to the Little Dipper project. Stepper Motors These motors are out...

28th Oct 2012

Painting Robot Lives!

Little Dipper is now outfitted with shiny new linear bearings. I was a little silly to try to make it work with the junked up bearings from scanners (in retrospect)....

14th Oct 2012

New Rooster Form

For the rooster project, I have been thinking about trying an interference patter based on a rotating mask (I’m working on one with a linear interference mask too). Electric Rooster had...

13th Oct 2012

Little Dipper Mechanical

I’ve got most of the mechanical together for the Little Dipper painting robot. The machine has good rigidity and is big enough for an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper in landscape....

12th Oct 2012

Making Parts for Little Dipper

I started to cut out the parts out of 1/4″ hardboard on my CNC laser cutter. It was making a bit of a mess so I decided to do the...

12th Oct 2012

Interference Rooster

I make a rooster each year for the Atomic Rooster Cock Show. This started off as a remote control project but I decided to just go with a switch. I designed...

10th Oct 2012

Glut Rooster

Electric Rooster was a a lot of fun so here’s another instalment of the Rooster Project. Meet Glut Rooster. When you pull his string he drinks his beer and a bell chimes. The...

10th Oct 2012

Electric Rooster

In 2010 I was invited to submit a rooster to the annual Cock Show at Atomic Rooster pub in Ottawa. I decided to make an electromechanical kinetic sculpture. The original idea was...

06th Oct 2012

Little Dipper

I worked on the small robot made from found parts. I’ve been calling it “Little Dipper” so I guess that will be it’s name till I come up with something...

04th Oct 2012

Another Painting Robot

I’ve got parts on order for a 24″ x 24″ painting robot. Today I decided to make a smaller painting robot out of some found junk since I’m still waiting...

29th Sep 2012

Painting Robot

I was walking along and came across Lucas. I was stuck in my tracks, I could not leave. On one front it’s a striking portrait that’s closer to life than a...

28th Sep 2012

Drawing Robots

I’m not the first to attempt a drawing robot but for me the drive originates from wanting to make a painting robot. The idea floated in my head until one...