The End of Year Show inspired us to make a final iteration of our drawing machine. The previous prototype of the CC was made on wood and aluminium and its creation gave us the opportunity to work on the code and drawing possibilities of the project. All the parts were cut, drilled and folded by hand which resulted in unstable carriages. Besides, the components and wires were exposed which definitively gave the machine an unclean and faulty look that we needed to improve.
We decided to use black glossy perspex as the main material and take advantage of the laser cut outcome in terms of planning, accuracy, assembly and aesthetics.
Once we assembled the pieces together and correct the bearings to prevent the carriages to step out of alignment, we realised that the pivoting of the pens continued due to the characteristics of the grip of the pen and type of movement, but also due to the hardness and shape of the pen tips. The solution we came out was, one, to modify the point tips so they could function more as a a brush, and two, to be able to introduce drops of ink to the pens to vary the characteristics of the paint.