Pen Plotter

From bits to atoms, screen to paper

This plotter is an part of an ongoing investigation into machine design that started with my camera slider. The slider is a one axis machine, the plotter has two. Both are simple machines, but in order to work, need to be good. So building this plotter has been an exercise in getting the last 10% right. It also serves as an output for my experiments with Processing and p5.

It runs a variant of the standard Grbl software (adapted for pen plotters that use a servo motor to raise and lower the pen). Design is in Fusion360. All the 3D files and documentation are available in the GitHub repo.