“Mug-O-Matic is a toy 3-axis Tiny CNC drawing robot that can customize coffee mugs!
This capable little robot can draw anything you want via manual control, bluetooth, calculated algorithms, & even g-code. So you can enjoy your custom mug creation, then wipe it clean and draw something totally different every day and never have the same thing twice!
The intent of this project is to produce fun and accessible educational tools. We want to encourage & inspire people to engage in tinkering and making things, because the creative process is a powerful way to learn.
To best serve that purpose, these robots are designed with hackable open source hardware and are controlled by free open source software. Building this bot offers an opportunity to experiment with 3D printing & useful software such as Processing, Repetier Host, Slic3r, and of course Arduino - the most common and universally applicable microcontroller for physical computing. So knowledge gained playing with this toy is transferable to real life applications!
How do I build it?
As of this writing we are preparing for a crowdfunding on CrowdSupply.com in the coming weeks. The TinyCNC robots require the use of a custom PCB & numerous random components so the easiest way to reproduce this work is to pledge support & receive a kit early next year.
I will offer full kits and makers kits, so if you have your own 3d printer you can support this work and get all the non-printed parts you need all at once!”