About: Tim Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed drawings of traditional Pacific...
Video of Vangogo, robotic painter, and other kinetic sculptures by Tim Anderson. Directed by George Fifield

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    Looks like it is suspended with four wires stretching out to the four corners of that "X" structure where the painting is attached. The wires are probably moved with servo motors at the corners, driven and coordinated by the computer.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Man, I'd love to see how that 'painting machine' works. It really has something that makes it attractive...

    Chris Bilton

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Love the line about throwing buckets of paint and getting a creative block, hey! What about making a boxes from a creative block and selling them on to galleries, they would snap em up.


    12 years ago

    Wow. That's just neat to watch. Makes me want to meet you, Tim.

    Wade Tarzia

    13 years ago

    This is great! (also, it is a finally-fulfilled promise from a nether region of your old 'home' website; still waiting for 'how to do 3D printing from salvaged DEC writer parts). I had to wait to open it from my office computer though -- dial-up just ain't good enough.


    13 years ago

    Cool I share some of you're soul too, im off to make a fan like that.