AxiDraw MiniKit 2 - Compact Pen Plotter DIY-Kit

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Description

The AxiDraw MiniKit 2

The AxiDraw MiniKit 2 is a special compact addition to the AxiDraw lineup. Designed for lighter-duty applications, It takes up less desk space and less storage space. It's considerably more portable, too.

The AxiDraw MiniKit is also the only DIY kit model of AxiDraw that you get to assemble yourself. All other AxiDraw models ship fully assembled, tested, and ready to use.)

A Mini Plotter

The AxiDraw MiniKit 2 has a working area of about 6 × 4 inches (150 × 100 mm): Big enough to be useful for a wide range of applications including short notes, postcards, and addressing envelopes.

It's also ideally suited for use as a signature machine, for signing checks, letters, books, or artwork.

Applications

The AxiDraw is an extremely versatile machine, designed to serve a wide variety of everyday and specialized drawing and writing needs. You can use it for almost any task that might normally be carried out with a handheld pen.

It allows you to use your computer to produce writing that appears to be handmade, complete with the unmistakable appearance of using a real pen (as opposed to an inkjet or laser printer) to address an envelope or sign one's name. And it does so with precision approaching that of a skilled artist, and – just as importantly – using an arm that never gets tired.

Specifications

Performance

  • Usable pen travel (inches): 6.3 × 4 inches
  • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 160 × 101 mm
  • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inch (17 mm)
  • Maximum XY travel speed: 10 inches (25 cm) per second
  • Native XY resolution: 2032 steps per inch (80 steps per mm)
  • Reproducibility (XY): Typically better than 0.005 inches (0.1 mm) at low speeds

Physical

  • Major structural components are machined, extruded, or folded aluminum, manufactured and anodized in the USA.
  • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 5/8' (16 mm) diameter and 25 g weight.
  • Overall dimensions: Approximately 14.25 × 9.25 × 4.25 inches (36 × 23.5 × 11 cm)
  • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 9 inches (23 cm)
  • Footprint: Approximately 13.5 × 1.7 inches (35 x 4.5 cm)
  • Weight: 3.2 Lb (1.5 kg)

Software

  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Drive directly from within Inkscape, using the AxiDraw extension
  • Comprehensive user guide available for download
  • Driver software software free to download and open source
  • Internet access is required to download software
  • Additionally, AxiDraw Merge software available at no cost to AxiDraw owners.

Programming interfaces

  • Note: Programming is not required to use the AxiDraw
  • Stand-alone command line interface (CLI)
  • Available AxiDraw Python API
  • RESTful API available for full machine control, stand-alone or accessible by running RoboPaint in the background.
  • Simplified 'GET-only' API available as well, for use in programming environments (such as Scratch, Snap) that permit only retrieval of URLs.
  • Direct EiBotBoard (EBB) command protocol available for use in any programming environment that supports communication with USB-based serial ports.
  • Code that generates SVG files can also be used to (indirectly) control the machine.

Included

  • All parts and materials necessary to build the AxiDraw MiniKit 2 writing and drawing machine.
  • Multi-plug power supply with EU adapter
  • USB cable
  • Small Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding

Tools needed

  • Scissors or diagonal cutters
  • Small Phillips-head screwdrivers: #0 and #1 sizes
  • Small flat-head screwdriver: 2 mm or 5/64' blade width recommended
  • Miniature pliers (Recommended but not required)
  • Small hobby knife (Recommended but not required)

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    Description

    The AxiDraw MiniKit 2

    The AxiDraw MiniKit 2 is a special compact addition to the AxiDraw lineup. Designed for lighter-duty applications, It takes up less desk space and less storage space. It's considerably more portable, too.

    The AxiDraw MiniKit is also the only DIY kit model of AxiDraw that you get to assemble yourself. All other AxiDraw models ship fully assembled, tested, and ready to use.)

    A Mini Plotter

    The AxiDraw MiniKit 2 has a working area of about 6 × 4 inches (150 × 100 mm): Big enough to be useful for a wide range of applications including short notes, postcards, and addressing envelopes.

    It's also ideally suited for use as a signature machine, for signing checks, letters, books, or artwork.

    Applications

    The AxiDraw is an extremely versatile machine, designed to serve a wide variety of everyday and specialized drawing and writing needs. You can use it for almost any task that might normally be carried out with a handheld pen.

    It allows you to use your computer to produce writing that appears to be handmade, complete with the unmistakable appearance of using a real pen (as opposed to an inkjet or laser printer) to address an envelope or sign one's name. And it does so with precision approaching that of a skilled artist, and – just as importantly – using an arm that never gets tired.

    Specifications

    Performance

    • Usable pen travel (inches): 6.3 × 4 inches
    • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 160 × 101 mm
    • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inch (17 mm)
    • Maximum XY travel speed: 10 inches (25 cm) per second
    • Native XY resolution: 2032 steps per inch (80 steps per mm)
    • Reproducibility (XY): Typically better than 0.005 inches (0.1 mm) at low speeds

    Physical

    • Major structural components are machined, extruded, or folded aluminum, manufactured and anodized in the USA.
    • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 5/8' (16 mm) diameter and 25 g weight.
    • Overall dimensions: Approximately 14.25 × 9.25 × 4.25 inches (36 × 23.5 × 11 cm)
    • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 9 inches (23 cm)
    • Footprint: Approximately 13.5 × 1.7 inches (35 x 4.5 cm)
    • Weight: 3.2 Lb (1.5 kg)

    Software

    • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
    • Drive directly from within Inkscape, using the AxiDraw extension
    • Comprehensive user guide available for download
    • Driver software software free to download and open source
    • Internet access is required to download software
    • Additionally, AxiDraw Merge software available at no cost to AxiDraw owners.

    Programming interfaces

    • Note: Programming is not required to use the AxiDraw
    • Stand-alone command line interface (CLI)
    • Available AxiDraw Python API
    • RESTful API available for full machine control, stand-alone or accessible by running RoboPaint in the background.
    • Simplified 'GET-only' API available as well, for use in programming environments (such as Scratch, Snap) that permit only retrieval of URLs.
    • Direct EiBotBoard (EBB) command protocol available for use in any programming environment that supports communication with USB-based serial ports.
    • Code that generates SVG files can also be used to (indirectly) control the machine.

    Included

    • All parts and materials necessary to build the AxiDraw MiniKit 2 writing and drawing machine.
    • Multi-plug power supply with EU adapter
    • USB cable
    • Small Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding

    Tools needed

    • Scissors or diagonal cutters
    • Small Phillips-head screwdrivers: #0 and #1 sizes
    • Small flat-head screwdriver: 2 mm or 5/64' blade width recommended
    • Miniature pliers (Recommended but not required)
    • Small hobby knife (Recommended but not required)

    Downloads

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