Egg - Bot is one type of drawbot that draws eggs and a big variety of round objects. Bruce Shapiro created the original “eggbot” in Spring of 1990. In 2009 Ben Trombley and Brian Schmalz turned the eggbot into a commercial robot kit for home-assembly and use. They also created the first version of the software that allows you to create drawings in Inkscape and plot them to the eggbot. In 2010 the Eggbot team joined forces with Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to introduce the new Eggbot 2.0 kit. A typical EggBot has two stepper motors one mini servo, one arm with a pen and one micro controller in order to control the motors. The one stepper motor is responsible to rotate the egg the second stepper is responsible to move the arm with the pen and the mini servo is responsible to lift up and down the pen. Due to the simplicity of the EggBot design many users make their own EggBot, using various materials for the chassis and various microcontrollers to control it. As the Inkscape (a freeware illustration program) allows you to control an EggBot, V-slots products are the perfect choice for the design of that open project.
Niko’s Egg-painter robot (OpenBuilds)
This EggBot design has a perfect functionality (the same as the original EggBot professional), a perfect cable and microcontroller arrangement, and a perfect cost as it uses a minimum list of parts (with one V-Slot Linear Rail size20mm x 80mm and length 500mm you can build 3 EggBots!)
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI love robotics end 3D design. I also have a 3d printer and I strongly believe that Openbuilds parts give the designer a real freedom and new perspective!
Inspired byI inspired from the design The EggBot Pro http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/768
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 V-Slot Linear Rail size20mm x 80mm and length 500m http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link (SKU LP-165) You need only 166,5 mm for one EggBot. With one rail you can Build 3 EggBots! 1 Ball Bearing 625 2RS 5x16x5 http://openbuildspartstore.com/ball-bearing-625-2rs-5x16x5/ Link (SKU 30) 4 L Bracket (SKU 485) http://openbuildspartstore.com/l-bracket/ Link (SKU 485) 1 Spacer Block (SKU 580) http://openbuildspartstore.com/spacer-block/ Link (SKU 580) 1 Motor Mount Plate for Nema 17 Stepper Motor http://openbuildspartstore.com/motor-mount-plate-for-nema... Link (SKU 575) 1 Motor Mount Plate for Nema 23 Stepper Motor http://openbuildspartstore.com/motor-mount-plate-for-nema... Link (SKU 910) 2 Self Tapping Screw (SKU 720) http://openbuildspartstore.com/self-tapping-screw/ Link (SKU 720) 1 Tee Nuts (25 Pack) (M5) (SKU 50) http://openbuildspartstore.com/tee-nuts-25-pack/ Link M5, (SKU 50), you will need only 11 of them 8 Low Profile Screws M5(8mm) (SKU 115) http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link (8mm) (SKU 115) 2 Low Profile Screws M5(10mm) (SKU 120) http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link (10mm) (SKU 120) 3 Low Profile Screws M5(20mm) (SKU 750) http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link (20mm) (SKU 750) 1 Socket Head Screws M3 (25 Pack) (SKU 856) http://openbuildspartstore.com/socket-head-screws-m3-25-p... Link (25 Pack) (SKU 856), you will need only 8 of them 2 Lock Collar (5mm) (SKU 160) http://openbuildspartstore.com/lock-collar/ Link (5mm) (SKU 160) 0 Link 0 Link