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Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art
This little robot is called Artie 3000, which sounds like a bad 1980s robot movie. Created by Educational Insights, it’s a programmable robot that encourages kids to code through art. There are plenty of toys for kids that encourage problem-solving, but this one is kind of unique.

Skryf Robot Prints Messages with Sand

Skryf Robot Prints Messages with Sand
Skryf is a unique robotic vehicle built by artist Gijs van Bon. As it moves slowly along the ground, it writes temporary messages using sand. The text will gradually fade away because it is exposed to weather and no one will ever know that it was there.
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The Pointillist Artist’s Electronic Pen

The Pointillist Artist’s Electronic Pen
It’s pretty amazing what people can create just by drawing dots all over the place. Pointillist art is created by using tiny dots of ink instead of lines to create the illusion of shades of grey.

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters

This Hamster-Powered Machine Draws Pictures of Hamsters
Hamsters would be great at powering machines since they can run forever on those hamster wheel things. Forget nuclear or solar power. In the future, everything will be powered by these chubby little furballs with limitless energy.

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch
There are several applications that let you make digital pinball machines, but perhaps none of them are as easy and quirky as the Flippaper. Made by arists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch, this pinball machine makes you draw the playing field.

AxiDraw Plotting Machine: Penbotship

AxiDraw Plotting Machine: Penbotship
We’ve featured a plotting machine kit before, but if you want something that’s ready to go out of the box then check out the AxiDraw, a USB plug-and-play machine by Dr. Lindsay Wilson and Evil Mad Scientist.

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls

Otto the Robot Draws on Walls
Jurg Lehni has created a wall-mounted robotic drawing tool named Otto. This robot can draw and color vector shapes that have been entered into a computer. Otto is just a fun robot that people can admire in action as it draws on the wall.

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA
A group of scientists have come up with a system that makes hand-drawn animation much less tedious for novices. Their software analyzes your drawing in real time and then shows an overlay of what you might want to draw next, giving you the option to accept or reject its suggestions.

Guy Draws All 721 Pokemon in One Massive Image

Guy Draws All 721 Pokemon in One Massive Image
Artist Christopher Cayco came up with an art project earlier this year that involved drawing all 721 Pokemon live on the Internet. Gotta draw them all! And after 21 days and 132 hours of work, he finished his project earlier this month.

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist

mDrawBot 4-in-1 Drawing Robot : Deviant Artist
If you love Evil Mad Scientist’s Eggbot, check out Makeblock’s mDrawBot. It’s a modular kit that you can assemble into one of four different forms, each suited to drawing on a particular surface. mEggbot draws on ellipsoidal surfaces just like Eggbot, mScara draws on horizontal surfaces, mSpider draws on vertical surfaces and mCar is a three-wheeled robot car that is essentially a mobile version of mScara.

XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand

XYZen Garden: Etch-a-Sand
I’ve always enjoyed playing with the Etch-a-Sketch. Sure, it’s nearly impossible to draw circles or triangles, but that’s part of the fun. Instructables contributor Jon-a-tron decided to make his own sort of line drawing tool, but this one draws in a zen garden.

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of themselves then created a program that allowed people to draw on those models in real time.

Awesome 3D Notepad Art is Actually Flat

Awesome 3D Notepad Art is Actually Flat
Artist João A. Carvalho has created some very cool artwork on pages that look like standard notebook paper. The art has so much depth that it looks like it was created using some sort of embossing machine, but it is actually completely flat on a plain sheet of paper.

Famous Chunkies: From Hero to Many Zeroes

Famous Chunkies: From Hero to Many Zeroes
To raise awareness about unhealthy eating, illustrator Alex Solis started Famous Chunkies. It’s a series of caricatures of superheroes, villains and other popular characters that illustrate what they would be like if they were fat. I’d totally be down with becoming chunky Ryu if it meant I could conjure burgers.

Pokémon x Attack on Titan Drawings: Gotta Cry Now

Pokémon x Attack on Titan Drawings: Gotta Cry Now
We’ve seen a couple of attempts at depicting realistic Pokémon. While neither of them resulted in cute creatures, artist Beth Emery found are surefire way to make Nintendo’s money printing monsters become really scary: by making them look like the giants in Attack on Titan.

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets

Computer-controlled Computer: Even PCs Love Tablets
Someone teach the folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories how to be malevolent. Not only are they still making good projects, they recently teamed up with a man named Daniel Gentleman. As a pet project, Daniel wanted to make a robot that could control a Surface Pro 2.
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