08 Mar '13, 11am

Handwriting suck? Build a machine to do it for you

Handwriting suck? Build a machine to do it for you

Children of the information age are doomed to have the worst handwriting just for lack of use if nothing more. But some students at Olin College harnessed technology to find a solution to that problem. Meet Herald, a CNC machine that can produce beautiful calligraphy . The machine uses a gantry to move the writing tip along the X and Y axes. The flexible-nib calligraphy pen is mounted on a sprocket which rotates the tip onto the writing surface, taking care of the third axis. The rig was beautifully rendered from their CAD drawings, then tweaked to ensure the smoothest motion possible before the quintet of Sophomores began the physical build. The drive hardware is very simple yet it produces great results. It uses an Arduino along with three stepper motor drivers. There are also limiting switches to protect the hardware from runaway code. The software interface designed by...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/08/handwriting-suck-build-a-m...

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Revision r11626 (build 1283 started on 2013-03-15T10:56:18Z) Building in workspace /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/trunk/DATABA...

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Revision r11627 (build 1284 started on 2013-03-15T11:50:09Z) Building in workspace /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/trunk/DATABA...

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Revision r11648 (build 1295 started on 2013-03-19T04:41:34Z) Building in workspace /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/trunk/DATABA...

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