EX.07 Analog Machine


OPERATION_Drawing Machine 3.0

An experiment with constraining one of the actuators along a linear track


In this example the chain is replaced by a pen holder and a tension spring.


One of the first automatic ink drawings


 An example demonstrating the motions of the machine with a cardboard strip replacing a braced bicycle chain.


SETUP_Drawing Machine 3.0

For the point grid drawings a lasercut stencil was used in order to consistently register the ink drops.


The starting position of the new drawing machine is consistent among all drawings. A simple stencil is used to line up the actuators.


FABRICATION_Drawing Machine 3.0

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The wiring employs two two-way switches that allow to change polarity of the 12V DC motors. Initially, the motors have been powered by two 12V batteries, which were later replaced by adjustable 3V – 12V DC adapters.


MDF Base:

 Disks and motor adapters:



OPERATION_Profile Actuator

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DESIGN_Profile Actuator

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Fusion 360 SAT:

Lasercut FIles

1/8″ Acrylic:

 STL components


Lead Press: 


FABRICATION_Profile Actuator











FABRICATION_Rolling Turntable

This device uses several forms of actuation. The primary goal of the machine is to let the chain freely slide around the bed, which can tilt to roughly 80 degrees on either side, and sits on a set of bearings connected to a bicycle chain and crank to allow it 360 degrees of rotational freedom. For the first test we tried out contact paper, which leaves traces based on pressure (or it is supposed to at least).



WELDING_Rolling Turntable

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MACHINING_Rolling Turntable

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Welded a coupler ring to a steel to tube. This will act as the sleeve for the crank. Used the lathe to turn a rectangle profiled piece of wood into a dowel with a cap. It sleeves into the metal tube The two individual pieces for the crank assembly. The crank assembly….assembled


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