Self-Portrait Machine

Self-Portrait Machine
[Jen Hui Liao] created a device that guides the user into drawing a portrait of themselves.  The wrists of the individual are tied to the machine and it is his or her hands that are guided to draw the lines that will eventually form the portrait. The project started with the observation that nearly everything that ...

Robot plotter plotting Humans

Robot plotter plotting Humans
The Motori plotter is fast and high precision. One image shows that it is drawing lines at .5mm. A traditional flatbed plotter, of which Motöri is an instance of, consists of a 2D coordinate table which delivers a pen-holding carriage to any position within the plotting area. Carriage has a mechanism that can move the pen up ...

Lego Drawing Robot

Lego Drawing Robot
Here’s a pretty cool project done with the Lego NXT system. This robot draws portraits, elaborating photos and images. The software on the PC is developed under MATLAB. You load a picture into the software, adjust the levels so the software can create the vector version more easily, then let it rip.