THE BEST Plotters

Kitty vs. Sandbot

Kitty vs. Sandbot

Sand plotters are machines that moves a magnet and a ball bearing to draw geometric patterns in the sand. These machines usually move pretty slowly. On the other hand, Mark Rehorst’s large version draws very quickly, hypnotizing the cat who sits on the glass above it.

Plotter Fun

Plotter Fun

“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.

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CMYK Generative Portraits

CMYK Generative Portraits

Artist Samer Dabra programmed Evil Mad Scientist’s AxiDraw v3 plotter to take photographic images and reinterpret them as twisty, turny, abstract line art. By overlaying CMYK inks, the images have an appearance of being in full color. More images on Instagram.

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