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)....

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...

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...

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