LEGO builder and coder ord shows off a machine they built using Mindstorms components that can draw images on paper. They programmed it using Pybricks, a framework for controlling LEGO motors and hubs. While it’s not as precise as an off-the-shelf plotter, it’s impressive for a LEGO build. It also looks like a tank.
“It’s like a 3D printer, but in 2D!” Plotters have been around for decades, providing a unique way to output vector-based drawings. Electronics tinkerer Mixtela took some time to play around with the tech, and shows how they’re still a fun and unique way of creating art. You can check out his nifty PlotterFun app here.