Just operating my 3D printer have become a bit boring, so I’m interested in other uses for the gantry. Attaching a pen to the gantry to make a simple pen plotter seems like a worthy project. The plotting area will be fairly limited, but it seems like a good first step before investing in something more purpose built.
This page is mostly a repository for my notes on pen plotters and other generative art tools.
Plotters and Reviews:
Inspiration for Generative Art
Software For Generating Art
- Inkscape offers numerous tools for converting SVG images gcode suitable for plotters like the AxiDraw. This is a cool extension for removing duplicate lines.
- DrawBot looks like a cool program for generating SVG images using Python
- The Generative Hut site has many interviews with very interesting generative artists.
Looking back I had a previous pen plotter attempt: the rat plotter!