AxiDraw V3/A3 Writing and Drawing Machine

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Description

As compared to the (US Letter/A4 sized) AxiDraw V3, the AxiDraw V3/A3 has extended travel range, designed for use with paper sizes up to and including 11 × 17 inch ('tabloid' or 'ledger') and A3. It can work with any paper up to and including that size, including envelopes, regular US letter (8 1/2 × 11 inch) or A4 (297 × 210 mm) sized paper, note cards, business cards, or a whole array of smaller items. The AxiDraw comes with a mounting easel (board with clips) that can be used for holding paper, cards, and envelopes of various sizes. The AxiDraw V3/A3 also comes standard with AxiDraw Outrigger Feet pre-installed, for greater stance and stability while plotting.

The unique design of the AxiDraw features a drawing head that extends beyond the body of the machine, making it possible to also draw on flat objects bigger than the machine itself. For example, you can set it right on top of a box to write an address or add decorations. You can even set it on top of a poster board, chalkboard, or whiteboard to draw graphics in place.

The pen holder fits a wide variety of pens, including Sharpie fine and ultra-fine point markers, most rollerball and fountain pens, small-bodied whiteboard markers, and so forth. It can even hold a fountain pen at a proper angle of 45° to the paper. You can also use implements that aren't pens, such as pencils, chalk, charcoal, brushes, and many others. However, you'll get the best results with instruments such as fountain pens and rollerball pens, which do not require the user to apply pressure.

Getting Started

The AxiDraw comes fully assembled, tested, and ready to use, right out of the box. A universal-input plug-in power supply is included with the AxiDraw, as is a USB cable, and an optional paper-holding easel. Assuming that you've installed the software first, you can be up and plotting within minutes of opening the box. The comprehensive PDF user guide walks you through every step of the process.

To operate AxiDraw, you will need a reasonably modern computer with an available USB port (Mac, Windows or Linux), plus internet access to download necessary software. Pens and paper are not included. (You can use your own! AxiDraw does not require proprietary pens or paper.)

AxiDraw is normally controlled through a set of extensions to Inkscape, the excellent, popular and free vector graphics program. Basic operation is much like that of a printer driver: you import or make a drawing in Inkscape, and use the extensions to plot your text or artwork. It's all handled through a straightforward graphical user interface, and works cleanly on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Specifications

Performance

  • Usable pen travel (inches): 16.93 × 11.69 inches
  • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 430 × 297 mm
  • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inch (17 mm)
  • Maximum XY travel speed: 15 inches (38 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 and/or folded aluminum.
  • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 5/8' (16 mm) diameter.
  • Overall dimensions: Approximately 26 × 18.5 × 4 inches (66 × 47 × 10 cm)
  • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 11 inches (29 cm)
  • Footprint: Approximately 26 × 5 inches (66 x 13 cm)
  • Physical weight: 5.5 Lb (2.5 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

  • AxiDraw V3/A3 writing and drawing machine (fully assembled, tested, and ready to use)
  • Multi-plug power supply with EU adapter
  • USB cable
  • Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding

Downloads


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      SKU: 19796
      EAN: 799422830707

      Description

      As compared to the (US Letter/A4 sized) AxiDraw V3, the AxiDraw V3/A3 has extended travel range, designed for use with paper sizes up to and including 11 × 17 inch ('tabloid' or 'ledger') and A3. It can work with any paper up to and including that size, including envelopes, regular US letter (8 1/2 × 11 inch) or A4 (297 × 210 mm) sized paper, note cards, business cards, or a whole array of smaller items. The AxiDraw comes with a mounting easel (board with clips) that can be used for holding paper, cards, and envelopes of various sizes. The AxiDraw V3/A3 also comes standard with AxiDraw Outrigger Feet pre-installed, for greater stance and stability while plotting.

      The unique design of the AxiDraw features a drawing head that extends beyond the body of the machine, making it possible to also draw on flat objects bigger than the machine itself. For example, you can set it right on top of a box to write an address or add decorations. You can even set it on top of a poster board, chalkboard, or whiteboard to draw graphics in place.

      The pen holder fits a wide variety of pens, including Sharpie fine and ultra-fine point markers, most rollerball and fountain pens, small-bodied whiteboard markers, and so forth. It can even hold a fountain pen at a proper angle of 45° to the paper. You can also use implements that aren't pens, such as pencils, chalk, charcoal, brushes, and many others. However, you'll get the best results with instruments such as fountain pens and rollerball pens, which do not require the user to apply pressure.

      Getting Started

      The AxiDraw comes fully assembled, tested, and ready to use, right out of the box. A universal-input plug-in power supply is included with the AxiDraw, as is a USB cable, and an optional paper-holding easel. Assuming that you've installed the software first, you can be up and plotting within minutes of opening the box. The comprehensive PDF user guide walks you through every step of the process.

      To operate AxiDraw, you will need a reasonably modern computer with an available USB port (Mac, Windows or Linux), plus internet access to download necessary software. Pens and paper are not included. (You can use your own! AxiDraw does not require proprietary pens or paper.)

      AxiDraw is normally controlled through a set of extensions to Inkscape, the excellent, popular and free vector graphics program. Basic operation is much like that of a printer driver: you import or make a drawing in Inkscape, and use the extensions to plot your text or artwork. It's all handled through a straightforward graphical user interface, and works cleanly on Mac, Windows and Linux.

      Specifications

      Performance

      • Usable pen travel (inches): 16.93 × 11.69 inches
      • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 430 × 297 mm
      • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inch (17 mm)
      • Maximum XY travel speed: 15 inches (38 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 and/or folded aluminum.
      • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 5/8' (16 mm) diameter.
      • Overall dimensions: Approximately 26 × 18.5 × 4 inches (66 × 47 × 10 cm)
      • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 11 inches (29 cm)
      • Footprint: Approximately 26 × 5 inches (66 x 13 cm)
      • Physical weight: 5.5 Lb (2.5 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

      • AxiDraw V3/A3 writing and drawing machine (fully assembled, tested, and ready to use)
      • Multi-plug power supply with EU adapter
      • USB cable
      • Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding

      Downloads


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