mDrawBot: 4-in-1 Drawing Robot

$407.48

Part Number:  SS-110090040
Brand:  Seeed Studio Australia

  What is mDrawBot?   mDrawBot is a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit, it can be assembled into 4 different configuration drawing robots: mScara, mSpider, mEggBot and mCar. This kit consists of over 60 components, including beams, brackets, motor, etc. And comes with a specially-designed software named mDraw to control these robots.       mScara mScara is a SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) driven...
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What is mDrawBot?
 
mDrawBot is a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit, it can be assembled into 4 different configuration drawing robots: mScara, mSpider, mEggBot and mCar. This kit consists of over 60 components, including beams, brackets, motor, etc. And comes with a specially-designed software named mDraw to control these robots.
 
 
 



mScara


mScara is a SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) driven by stepper motors. Adding a pen on mScara, it can draw pictures on a flat surface. You can also turn mScara into a desktop laser engraver replacing the pen with a laser diode.



mSpider


mSpider is a drawing robot which can draw pictures on a wall or a white board. Two stepper motors control the movement of mSpider though strings. Theoretically, its drawing range can be expanded by increasing the length of the strings.



mEggBot


mEggBot is designed to draw on things that are improbable to print on, such as eggs or ping-pong balls. It can be used to write letters, draw expressions on spheroid, or draw Easter eggs.



mCar


mCar is a three-wheel robot car, which contains two stepper-motor-drive wheels and a ball-caster wheel. It can draw its own movement tracks on flat surface. Installing a chalk instead of a pen, it can draw on the floor.

 
 
How to Use mDrawBot ?
 
Assembly
Each mDrawBot kit can be assembled into any of the 4 different configurations. We provide the detailed assembling instructions and you can build any configuration in an hour. The assembly instructions can be downloaded 
 
Software
After installing the mDraw software, you can import images and make the robot draw them. mDraw is a powerful software designed for mDrawBot. Here are some features:
  • Support mScara, mSpider, mEggBot, mCar, XY
  • Support both pen drawing and laser engraving
  • Support custom settings of motor direction, drawing range, etc
  • Support saving parameters
  • Support SVG. file
  • Support conversion from BMP to SVG
  • Support zooming, rotating, mirroring, and moving the SVG graphics
  • Support Windows7 or later. (Will be available in Mac OS X, Linux soon.)
 
mDraw is an open source project hosted on Github. Fork it 
 
 
Specifications
 
Frame: Anodized Aluminum
 
  mScara mSpider mEggBot mCar
Working Area (mm2) 120° of an annulus (exradius 208mm, inradius 168mm) / Cylinder with L×D=60×(10-60)

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Power Supply:

  Voltage Current Frequency
Input AC 100-240 V 0.6A 50-60 Hz
Output DC 12 V 2.0 A /

Main Controller: Makeblock Orion (Arduino UNO compatible)

Software: mDraw

Connection: USB or Bluetooth

Supported File Types: .Plain SVG, .BMP etc.

Supported OS: Windows7 or later. (Will be available in Mac OS X, Linux soon.)

Package Contains:

  • Aluminum Extrusion Parts
  • Plastic Timing Pulley 90T
  • Timing Pulley 18T
  • Pen Lift Mechanism
  • Makeblock Orion(Controller)
  • Stepper Motors
  • Stepper Motor Drivers
  • 9g Micro Servo Pack
  • Cables
  • Other Hardware and Accessories

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