The Lego


The Plotter is a Lego MindStorms robot that draws on a sheet of paper. It also has a light sensor for scanning low resolution images.

The Plotter

More photos of the Plotter:
The Plotter finishing off the end of my name The pen is attached to a beam with rubber bands Touch switches underneath limit the x-axis motion The detachable light sensor is suspended above the platen
A motor between the rails drives the RCX along the x-axis Two rows of racks make for smooth x-axis motion The y-axis is driven from both ends to prevent the platen from twisting The z-axis motor uses a lever to lift the pen off the paper

The Plotter files:

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