Kinetic Art Table : Polar sand plotter

University essay from KTH/Mekatronik; KTH/Mekatronik

Abstract: CNC machines are used with plenty of different implementations, one of which is in this project where a polar CNC machine was used to draw mesmerizing patterns on a table with fine sand. This construction read G-code and converted it to polar coordinates. The capabilities of what the plotter could draw were tested, everything from ODE plots to custom-made patterns and drawings with the help of Sandify. Although the patterns were drawn properly with small errors the ODE was too difficult to draw because it required a smaller magnetic ball and an even more precise system than what was used. This machine also generated noise at roughly 33 dB when it was in use.

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