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    Default DIY Pen Plotter Project

    I just started a new series on adding a pen plotter to your CNC.



    Its my hope to add several pen types and eventually even an fully automated plotter.
    see the series here:
    Introduction — Kronos Robotics

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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    Will my printer do that?

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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    Yes any printer can print an image, but with a CNC we can draw on all kinds of shapes and materials.

    For instance printing on tiles, steel, canvas, or word. I have used my CNC markup various panels I use to hold electronics.

    They can also be used to make some very large templates or blueprints.

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    Here's mine. I reversed the location of the spring in the pen so that I wouldn't have to worry about any pressure destroying the pen tip, and it maintains constant pressure. It works great.


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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    Here is mine in use.


    And here are the instructions on how to make it.

    https://adapting-camera.blogspot.se/...or-my-cnc.html

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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    Just a few updates to the write-up.

    Doing some dry erase testing.

    Simple line drawings are ok with dry erase, but long plotting sequences can have issues as the marker goes over parts that are already dry. The marker has a tendency to erase.

    KRMx02 and the Bird


    KRMx02 and the Skull


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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    Very cool...I hadn't thought about using a dry erase board as a canvas. A cool way to do a temp drawing.



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    Default Re: DIY Pen Plotter Project

    An Expo dry erase system also has another real nice application. Temporary signs and posters.
    If your CNC is large enough you can draw a 4' x 8' sign for a party or other event. If you cut it down to 4, 1' x 8' you can make some very cool banners.

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