AxiDraw V3 Writing and Drawing Machine

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Description

The AxiDraw is a simple, modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface. It can write with your favorite fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements to handle an endless variety of applications. Its unique design features a writing head that extends beyond the machine, making it possible to draw on objects bigger than the device itself.

Designed for high performance

AxiDraw V3 is an all-new version of the AxiDraw, redesigned from the ground up for high performance. It features smooth rolling wheels on custom aluminum extrusions, specially designed for high stiffness and light weight. Its sturdy, rigid construction gives it finer quality output and in most applications allows it to operate at up to twice the speed of the previous AxiDraw.

Designed for longevity

AxiDraw V3 features a new, highly repairable, field-serviceable design for a long life. While no parts on AxiDraw require regular replacement, this new machine is built with a screws not glue design approach throughout, where essentially every component can be replaced by the end user if it should ever become necessary.

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 typically 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.

  • Formal invitations
  • Place cards for formal dining
  • Signing diplomas and other certificates
  • Addressing envelopes and boxes
  • Handwritten wine lists and menus at restaurants
  • Decorating lunch bags
  • Computer generated artwork
  • Technical drawing
  • Thank you notes and cards
  • Writing signatures

Specifications

Performance

  • Usable pen travel (inches): 11.81 × 8.58 inches (Just over US letter size)
  • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 300 × 218 mm (Just over A4 size)
  • 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 21.5 × 16 × 4 inches (55 × 40.5 × 10 cm)
  • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 8.5 inches (22 cm)
  • Footprint: Approximately 17 × 3.5 inches (43 × 9 cm)
  • Weight: 4.75 Lb (2.2 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 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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€ 699,00 incl. VAT
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      SKU: 18127
      EAN: 0799422830691

      Description

      The AxiDraw is a simple, modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface. It can write with your favorite fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements to handle an endless variety of applications. Its unique design features a writing head that extends beyond the machine, making it possible to draw on objects bigger than the device itself.

      Designed for high performance

      AxiDraw V3 is an all-new version of the AxiDraw, redesigned from the ground up for high performance. It features smooth rolling wheels on custom aluminum extrusions, specially designed for high stiffness and light weight. Its sturdy, rigid construction gives it finer quality output and in most applications allows it to operate at up to twice the speed of the previous AxiDraw.

      Designed for longevity

      AxiDraw V3 features a new, highly repairable, field-serviceable design for a long life. While no parts on AxiDraw require regular replacement, this new machine is built with a screws not glue design approach throughout, where essentially every component can be replaced by the end user if it should ever become necessary.

      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 typically 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.

      • Formal invitations
      • Place cards for formal dining
      • Signing diplomas and other certificates
      • Addressing envelopes and boxes
      • Handwritten wine lists and menus at restaurants
      • Decorating lunch bags
      • Computer generated artwork
      • Technical drawing
      • Thank you notes and cards
      • Writing signatures

      Specifications

      Performance

      • Usable pen travel (inches): 11.81 × 8.58 inches (Just over US letter size)
      • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 300 × 218 mm (Just over A4 size)
      • 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 21.5 × 16 × 4 inches (55 × 40.5 × 10 cm)
      • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 8.5 inches (22 cm)
      • Footprint: Approximately 17 × 3.5 inches (43 × 9 cm)
      • Weight: 4.75 Lb (2.2 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 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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      Artem
      Excellent tool!

      Superb build quality, easy to work with. Doesn`t require any complex setup process. Just load your vector files and have fun. I use it with Mac computer and it works smooth.
      Additional points to Elektor for quickest delivery ever!

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      Kat
      Really happy with my axidraw!

      I know this is a bit more expensive than some of the alternatives but I have to say that I`ve been happy with my Axidraw V3. I have had it since September 2017 and used it moderately. It`s been reliable and fun to use. It`s fairly easy since I`ve gotten more proficient with Axidraw. The customer service with this unit is pretty spot on and fast. Any questions about the actual mechanics or replacement parts are answered in a timely and efficient matter. Their trouble shooting is spot on. I could not be happier with the service and product I have gotten.

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