Robotic Arm doing a Paint-by-Number

With my robotic arm project, ‘Painting Variables’, I keep getting asked to share videos of the process. I thought it might be fun as a first example to attempt to do an “Aquatic” Paint-by-Numbers. I have been focused on making the brushstrokes...

Equation of a Circle to Paint Curves

I had to open my algebra textbooks to review my engineering notes to paint curves. SOH CAH TOA is written throughout my notebook to remind myself of the sine and cosine calculations. Thankfully it came back to me quickly. The two paintings below are VERY different,...

The time I didn’t clean my paint brush…

There was a mistake in my code. However, I think the results were rather… artistic. When working on my color mixing software as mentioned in my previous color mixing post, I separated the sub-routines for cleaning the brush and dipping the brush into a new...

Automating Colour Mixing

Each week I add more complexity to the robotic painting project. It has been fun as I can leave the robot painting while I work on my own paintings (the ones I do myself by hand). This weekend I achieved several strides, which gave me so many more ideas… All...

Robot Art: My First Try at Automating Painting

Can a robot create a painting? I attend a monthly artist business group in Vancouver, when I told them about my idea of a painting robot the reaction was confusion “Why would I paint pictures of robots?”. I quickly learned to rephrase this idea: I actually meant that...

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