How to make a XY-plotter with Makeblock




Last month, I made a XY-plotter by Makeblock and use it to built a Drawing Robot.
This Drawing Robot was built with two Linear Motion Shaft D8x480mm, two Long Beam0824, the timing belt, two stepper motors, two stepper motor driver, and a micro-controller Arduino.  You can send a picture from the phone or you can take a picture by the phone and then send it to the robot by Bluetooth. After that the robot will draw what you send.

How to make a XY-plotter with Makeblock




For more information, please visit Makeblock website listed below:
www.makeblock.cc

Getting Started
This instructable, How to make a XY-plotter with Makeblock, will show you the step-by-step instructions on how to build a XY-plotter and a Drawing Robot by Makeblock.
Now let’s have some fun!

Step 1: Materials list

 make a XY-plotter

Major Components in Project

Materials List:
4 × Linear Motion Shaft D8x480
6 × Linear Motion Slide Unit 8mm
2 × Beam 0824-496
1 × Beam 0824-144
3 × Beam 0824-128
1 × Beam 0824-96
3 × Beam 0824-80
1 × Beam 0808-80
1 × General Bracket
2 × Bracket 3×6
11 × Bracket 3×3
1 × Plate 3×6
2 × Stepper Motor Bracket
4 × Timing Pulley 90T
8 × Timing Pulley Slice 90T
1 × Open-end Timing Belt (3m)
2 × Link Rod
2 × Shaft Connector-4
3 × Threaded Shaft 4x31mm
3 × Shaft Collar 4mm
4 × Flange Bearing 4x8x3mm
8 × Headless Set Screw M3x5
15 × Countersunk Screw M3×8
20 × Plastic Rivet 4120
25 × Plastic Ring 4x7x2mm
5 × Plastic Ring 4x7x1mm
30 × Screw M4×8
55 × Screw M4×14
2 × Screw M4×30
40 × Nylon Lock Nut M4
10 × Nylon Cable Ties

Electronic Modules List:
1 × Arduino
1 × Acrylic Arduino Bracket
1 × Me-BaseShield
1 × Solenoid – 12v
2 × Stepper Motor
2 × Stepper motor driver
1 × Me-Bluetooth modules
2 × Me-Limit Switch
3 × 6P6C RJ11 cable-20cm
2 × 6P6C RJ11 cable-50cm

Step 2: Tools

Tools
1.5mm Hexagonal Screwdriver
3mm Hexagonal Screwdriver
Cross Screwdriver
Slotted Screwdriver
Pliers
Nylon CableTies

Step 3: Make the Holder

Materials List:
2 × Beam 0824-496
1 × Beam 0824-96
3 × Beam 0824-80
7 × Screw M4×14

Procedure:
1. Install the first Beam 0824-80 on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×14.
2. Install the second Beam 0824-80 on Beam 0824-496 with 2 Screw M4×14.
3. Install the third Beam 0824-80 on another Beam 0824-496 with 2 Screw M4×14.
4. Install the Beam 0824-96 on Beam 0824-496 with 1 Screw M4×14.

Step 4: Build the Frame

Materials List:
2 × Linear Motion Shaft D8x480
4 × Linear Motion Slide Unit 8mm
4 × Screw M4×14

Procedure:
1. Install the 2 Linear Motion Shaft D8x480s on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×14.
2. Install 2 Linear Motion Slide Unit 8mm on each Linear Motion Shaft D8x480.
3. Install the 2 Linear Motion Shaft D8x480s on another Beam 0824-496 with 2 Screw M4×14.

Step 5: Add Stepper Motor Driver Holder

Materials List:
2 × Bracket 3×3
4 × Screw M4×14
3 × Nylon Lock Nut M4

Procedure:
1. Install the first Bracket 3×3 to Beam 0824-96 on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×14 and a Nylon Lock Nut M4.
2. Install the second Bracket 3×3 to Beam 0824-96 on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×14 and 2 Nylon Lock Nut M4.

Step 6: Add Stepper Motor

Materials List:
1 × Bracket 3×6
1 × Stepper Motor Bracket
4 × Countersunk Screw M3×8
2 × Screw M4×8
3 × Screw M4×14
3 × Nylon Lock Nut M4
1 × Stepper Motor

Procedure:
1. Install the Stepper Motor Bracket on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×14 and 2 Nylon Lock Nut M4.
2. Install the Stepper Motor to Stepper Motor Bracket with 4 Countersunk Screw M3×8.
3. Install the Bracket 3×6 on Beam 0824-496 by using 2 Screw M4×8, 1 Screw M4×14 and 1 Nylon Lock Nut M4.

 

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