Blot, the plotter bot
from Hack Club
Write a program that creates art and we'll send you* a CNC machine that can draw it.
Code an art piece.
Get a machine to draw it.
(*Must be a teenager to receive a free machine.)
We built everything from scratch, with ❤️, and open source.
Custom editor for pen plotter art with vector drawing library, direct manipulation widgets, a split screen code/visualizer, and direct from browser machine control.
CNC you build yourself made of six 3D printed parts, and standard DIY machine building design patterns (aluminum extrusion, delrin v-wheels, flanged bearing idlers...).
Custom control board and firmware so you can understand what goes on in the brains of the machine.
How do I get Blot?
Step 1)Code an original art piece. Learn from our guides. For submission rules read this.
Step 2)Submit it as a pull request to the art gallery.
Step 3)Get parts for your Blot in the mail and build your own machine.