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Makeblock mDrawBot Drawing Robot Kit

What is mDrawBot?

mDrawBot is a 4-in-1 drawing robot kit, it can be assembled into 4 different configuration drawing robots: mScara, mSpider, mEggBot and mCar.

mDrawBot-cover

This kit consists of Makeblock parts and we also designed a powerful software named mDraw to control these robots. mDrawBot contains over 60 components (and countless screws and nuts), here’s the picture of all the components.

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mScara

mScara is a SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) driven by stepper motors. If you install a pen on mScara, it can draw pictures on a flat surface. Replacing the pen with a laser diode, it can turn into a desktop laser engraver.

mScara

mSpider

mSpider is a drawing robot which can draw pictures on a wall or a white board. Two stepper motors control the movement of mSpider though strings. Theoretically, it can draw in a huge range by increasing the length of strings.

mSpider

mEggBot

mEggBot is designed to draw on things that are improbable to print on, such as eggs or ping-pong balls. It can be used to write letters or to draw expressions on eggs, or to draw Easter eggs.

mEggBot

mCar

mCar is a three-wheel robot car. It contains two stepper motor drive wheels and a ball caster wheel. It can draw its own movement tracks on the surface. If you install a chalk instead of a pen, it can draw on the floor.

mCar

Easy-To-Operate mDraw

After installing the mDraw software, you can import images and make the robot draw them. mDraw is a powerful software designed for mDrawBot. Here are some features:

  • SVG import
  • BMP to SVG conversion
  • Support Gray-scale laser engraving
  • Several customizable parameters including limit switch location, stepper motor direction, drawing range
  • Zooming the drawing with the mouse wheel

mDraw-demonstration