Robot Drawing Machine Can Draw Or Write Anything With Perfect Penmanship

December 15, 2016


This is a video demonstration of the $475 AxiDraw 3 available from Evil Mad Scientist. It can draw or write anything using any kind of pen with incredibly precise precision (I'm a wordsmith) and is about to put hand-written wedding invitation calligraphers out of business. Rise up, calligraphy warriors! Prove the pen is mightier than the sword. Honestly, as much as I hate robots, I kind of want one because my handwriting is terrible. You know why? "You have awful hand-eye coordination?" What? No -- because I'm a doctor. I always found it unnerving that doctors have such complete shit penmanship yet you're supposed to feel safe with them slicing you open and rooting around inside. I can't even tell if this is a D or a G and I'm supposed to believe you can take my appendix out without cutting my penis off?

Keep going for the video, then let's go halfsies on one and open a handwritten wedding invitation Etsy store.

Thanks to Dust, who signs his name with a smiley face at the end to bring cheer to whoever sees it.

  • Jeff Buehring

    I've got an old 11" x 17" seven pen Ink plotter that does this exact thing. I used one in high school drafting 25+ years ago, patterns text fonts, and everything. This ins't even new, let alone original.

  • Gilbert

    I'm waiting for the first news story involving one of these and some enterprising kid who sells a "note from mom" for $20...

  • GeneralDisorder

    That wouldn't make the news. Well... actually it might and that's sad.

  • Damon Sherman

    I remember they used to have gift card machines that had these in them.

  • Meh

    This sounds a little like already said plotter, or just a fucking printer. What is the point.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    google "autopen"

  • Cheese
  • I could just watch that video over and over.

  • Bertw192

    Sweet, a forgery machine. I've been meaning to get one of those.

  • Mirar

    So it's a reinvention of a "plotter"?
    Used for millions of years by architects and technomancers to make blueprints until just recently replaced by laser and inkjet printers.

    You can even have them wield knives:

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    No, more like an autopen. AKA, the thing that got Donald Rumsfeld in hot water back in 2004.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Somebody give that bitch a lozenge. Or mute the audio...

    A versatile plotter does sort of make sense. I remember my middle school replaced its wood shop with a tech lab. They had a huge plotter and the ink for them was an approximate fortune because they were super specialized cartridges. Granted it could do four color printouts. So it was a pretty cool machine. Seems you could attach a head to hold 4 or more different pens on this thing. Have it fully automate. You just have to have something tell it what kind of pen it has.

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