Introduction: Building a Makelangelo 3
The Makelangelo is an art robot. It hangs on a board, wall, or white board and makes pictures. It has all the technology of a 3D printer without the burning hot temperatures or the expensive plastic filament. Assembling and running the kit will prepare the builder to take that next step into DIY 3D printing.
To run the Makelangelo you will need a Windows, Apple, or Linux comptuer with a USB port and the Makelangelo software. The default setup also requires a 4'x3' board (A0 size) and 24"x18" paper (A2).
The Makelangelo is open source. All the source code for Makelangelo is online. If you need support, We're here to help you all the way. Our active support forums are open 24/7/365. You don't need to be a programmer to use the Makelangelo. The software converts PNG, JPG, BMP, and GIF images for you in one of several different styles. DXF support is also included.
If you don't already have a kit ready to go, you can order one from Marginallyclever.com.
You can check out the video above to see the Makelangelo in action!
Step 1: Watch the Video
All the steps to set up the machine are outlined in this video.
Step 2: DRAW ALL THE THINGS!
Draw some awesome pictures, show your friends and us too!
Share your results
We love seeing Makelangelo's in action. Share your results on the Marginally Clever forums, on Twitter to @marginallyc, and Instagram with #makelangelo.
Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy your new robotic artist.