We’ve just added two new magnetic easels for AxiDraw to our lineup of AxiDraw accessories. They are sturdy work-holding tools that provide an alternative method of positioning paper or other workpieces for use with the AxiDraw. A heavy-duty alternative to the regular clip easel, they can be used with binder clips or the included positioning rulers and magnets.
He draws on copper clad boards with a Sharpie marker with the AxiDraw.
Drawing is followed by a chemical bath.
The marker is cleaned off of the remaining copper to reveal the design. It came out beautifully.
— PatricioGonzalezVivo (@patriciogv) November 10, 2018
If you’ve used the AxiDraw for marker masking for etching, we’d love to hear about it!
- Radio waves from our galaxy, the Milky Way, reflecting off the surface of the Moon.
- VFX Artist Reveals the Relative Sizes of Stars.
- The Forgotten Cold War Plan That Put a Ring of Copper Around the Earth.
- Two bits per transistor: high-density ROM in Intel’s 8087 floating point chip.
- The Chinese Mountain Cat.
- Stammer: A Stamp Hammer.
- Musical aside: The Cure, in their very first TV performance, played an early version of A Forest in 1979.
- Additive Pens: 3D printed fountain pens.
- DIY Radio Telescope.
- Textbook Crosswind Landing by a 747 (Youtube).
- The textbook Physically Based Rendering: From Theory To Implementation, by Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob, and Greg Humphreys, is now free to read online.
- 3D print your own Think-a-Dot.
- Fold N Fly: A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions.
- ᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜: The Ogham Space Mark.
- Hobby servos converted to 3D printed linear actuators.
- StringyPlotter: A program to produce continuous line drawings from black and white bitmap images.
Not content with that, he doubled it.
Bigger!!! I extended the extension—now it’s a double pantograph!! The #axidraw #plotter draws ~8.5×12” out of the box. My pantograph increases that to 45×58”. The precision has gone hell and there’s some warping—
Increasing unpredictability! I added a swiveling mini roller. Now I really have no clue what a finished piece will look like, and there’s a good chance that no two pieces will look alike.
It is always exciting to see what creative things people do with an AxiDraw!
I will be at Science Hack Day SF giving a lightning talk on Creative Off-Label Tool Use featuring some of the cool and unusual ways people are using AxiDraw and other tools we make. I’ll also have an AxiDraw in the hardware hacking area to play with.
Science Hack Day is October 27-28 and is free, so register now!
P.S. If you’re doing something interesting and science or research related with your AxiDraw, please let me know!
You’re invited to our annual open house!
When: Saturday, November 10, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
1285 Forgewood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
You can see the MOnSter 6502 in action, check out an AxiDraw demonstration, maybe meet Zener the cat (she’s not fond of parties), do some shopping if the mood strikes, and share in food and conversation.