Talcum powder print bot

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new print bot idea. [Kyle] sent in his groups final project at Georgia Tech. An ever so handy iRobot chassis, a dot matrix printer carriage and motorized drill bit in a funnel strategically dispenses talcum powder to print messages or images on the floor. Just think, one robot can write all over the floor and the other one can clean up afterward. How long until some sports geeks build a bigger one to deface a football before a big game?

17 thoughts on “Talcum powder print bot

  1. Get one of the ‘bots that sticks to the wall with a vacuum, and attach spray-paint cans.

    I like the idea of a swarm of these bots, but they’d still have to use big “pixels” to be able to be seen from the bleachers.

  2. Wonder why they didn’t use the encoder already provided with the printer motor/chassis combo. Could have gotten real printing resolution that way! Probably would have taken ALOT longer to print with their method & high resolution though….

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