Muralizer: Progress Report
Muralizer has some history. In fact, it’s seed Applied Platonics grew out of, though it hasn’t yet come to fruition.
Muralizer is a robot that draws on walls. It can take graphic files from your computer as input, and traces them out on the wall with a pen.
It’s actually really fun to use, but thus far there are only two prototypes. At the moment, we’re ironing out a few kinks in the second prototype, and plan to have a kit out sometime this year.
Currently, we’re wrapping up the circuit design, trying to cut down the cost as much as possible. The original prototypes used really nice steppers and a Gecko driver board, which is beyond really nice. The second prototype is using much smaller (and therefore cheaper) stepper motors, and a driver board rolled in-house.
There’s also some control software polishing to do. The current design can take in an SVG and draw it on the wall, but it’s not exactly user friendly about it. Muralizer needs to be a friendly robot.
Barring any huge problems, there will be Muralizer kits for sale this fall!