WK 5 – Midterm Progress

Planning on designing and possibly 3D printing a test model of the new version of the pen carriage for my thesis / drawing machine.

Some aspects I will include:

  • Adjustable pen mount (similar to the holder on a Cricut or Cameo, see below)
  • A rail system that the pen mount can move along
  • A motor with gear or arm to move the pen forward (closer to canvas) or away (off canvas)
  • Attachment for timing belt
  • Slots for weights to be added/removed

These are some scribbles as I try to figure out what form I want this to take…

I’d like to create something similar to the pen holder attached to a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut:

This is what the previous pen mounts looked like:

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