This past week I decided to get into the holiday season and buy myself a Polargraph Drawing Machine Vitamin Kit. The 4- to 6-week wait for delivery is making me feel like a kid waiting for Christmas, though my Christmas has been reschedule to mid- to late- january.
After the idea of a drawing machine came up in one of my projects at the LAB two months ago, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any information about how to create a drawing machine. Somehow, I came across the Polargraph project in my research but I did not find the project’s code repo or store.
That all changed earlier this week when I came across the BRBO Drawing Robot listing on Tindie. This project was created by Sandy Noble, who leads the Polargraph project. After visiting the Polargraph blog I ended up their Polargraph store. And there in front of me was the Polargraph SD Vitamin Kit; it was love at first sight.
After a few hours of hesitation I decided to pull the trigger. Then by the next morning I had convinced James to order a Polargraph Vitamin Kit for the LAB. I’ll admin it was an easy sell since both James and Josh are as excited as I am about playing around with drawing machines.
The Polargraph project is by far the best documented and supported drawing machine project that I have been able to find. I want to thank Sandy Noble for keeping this project alive and moving forward.
I am excited about joining the community of Polargraph owners and I hope that I, and my colleagues at the LAB, will be able to contribute to this project over the coming years.