Robert Poll and Durrell Bishop is a British engineer’s duo that is highly passionate about art and experimentation. The two that is why came up with Line-Us which is actually a very small sized drawing arm. A metal plate has been used to keep the robot in its place and helps the users in drawing on the Line-us app. The drawings can thus be created with utmost robotic precision. The drawings created with this robotic arm can be recreated easily in real time or can also be saved in app for redrawing. The user can also draw on the app as well as the robot can make use of Wi-Fi connection for drawing the sketch whatever be the location.
The robot needs approx. 5 volts of power supply, maximum applications that are shown the video display a cord that is connected with a USB power bank. The dimensions when the drawing arm is not used measures 83 x 97 x 25 mm and its total weight is 150 grams. The app can perfectly sync with iPhones, Android based smartphones, iPads and tablets, PCs, laptops, Mac, Wacom tablets, Apple Pencils, Fingers, styluses and so much more. It is also compatible with much more complicated applications like Python, Raspberry Pi, Scratch, as well as Processing. The robot needs metal to understand its own position in space as well as drawing. The campaign video also shows various other metals being used in its structure.
Line-us is one of the best examples of manufacturers trying to do something in a fun way but also as a tool for programming and learning about robotics. You can always take help of the do-it-yourself assembly kit that comes with it, it looks more like a controller, some brackets for a four bar linkage, and three servos. All these are combined together to make a robot arm that can make a drawing exactly the way you want.
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