Computational Design Lab

TraceBot

TraceBot is a drawing machine designed to raster light and shadow. The pen scans the drawing area and when there is shadow the onboard microcontroller signals the motors to rasterize the light as a pixel. As the bot scans the wall, a photoresistor controls a servo that moves the pen in and out of the laser cut assembly. The project stems out of an ongoing investigation in the Code Lab into automated and interactive drawing and fabrication techniques.

Author: Shawn Sims
Category: Projects