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Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies
Designer Niklas Roy has created an incredible miniature plotter made from Finnish cardboard, rubber bands, glue, tape, glue, and a welding rod. Roy designed the gadget while teaching a workshop at the School of Art and Design at Offfenbach on building digital devices out of cardboard. The device uses a pen to draw line art across a grid, producing vectorized graphics. A small code book with coordinates for several drawings lets the user move the x and y switches that control the pen’s coordinates, letting the plotter function as a simple, low-tech version of a home printer.
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