(Video) Eggbot Teaches About DIY Robotics And Open Source Software
A robotic drawing machine digitizes a holiday pastime.
With the Eggbot system, the act of painting easter eggs offers the potential to learn about open source software and DIY robotics.
The robotic decoration system is able to draw detailed designs on eggs, golf balls, and other similarly shaped objects. Utilizing the free inskscape software, computer mock ups are transferred to a robotically controlled pen. The system is capable of layering and multiple colour changes.
To ensure that your electronics education is complete, the Eggbot requires assembling, which means you will be searching through the web for the appropriate ways to solder the motherboard. Lastly, because the project adopts an open source ethos, hackability is fully expected with the system.