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Turning a 3D printer into a plotter with automatic pen changer

A project log for Ideas for CNC machines - make it simple

For the 2019 HackadayPrize I'd like to demonstrate how to implement a couple of simple ideas in your future CNC projects.

Norbert HeinzNorbert Heinz 05/04/2019 at 14:590 Comments

I have turned a 3D printer into a plotter with automatic pen changer:

Up to four colours are picked automatically during plots. I have written a command line program in C to access the plotter through USB and a Perl script to convert Scalable Vector Graphics into Gcode commands. More on my pages:

https://homofaciens.de/technics-machines-3D-printer-Zonestar-Plotter_en.htm

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