Build Your Own Robotic Scribbler Machine

DrawbotFinkbuilt (one of our new favorite websites) has posted his plans for an easy-to-build robotic “drawbot,” using only a paper cup, a small motor, a weight, and some markers. In a nutshell, the small, oddly shaped weight is attached to the motor, and the whole thing is taped to an inverted cup. When turned on, the bot “walks” around on paper using its marker feet. The result? You won’t have to scribble yourself anymore, and you’ll get your kids interested in robotics. Check out Finkbuilt for the dead simple plans and a video of the robot in action.