• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 3/2000 on page 0
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build your own plotter

drawing, cutting and milling with stepper motors

A plotter is a drawing device which is typically not affordable for private use, particularly when large paper formats are involved. However if you feel you have suitable stepper motors and the necessary mechanical skills, why not have a go at building a plotter yourself? The results may more than adequate.Long-standing readers of this magazine are sure to remember our Plotter design described in the May and June 1988 issues. This was followed by a Mark II version (March 1990) and extended control software (September 1991). These were once revolutionary articles, but technology has progressed since.
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