You may have seen the giant industrial robot arm at sudoroom. Yesterday, Jake and I got the robot to draw an svg with a marker:

The robot speaks a language called INFORM.

I wrote an svg to INFORM converter that is a pure web-based converter hosted at http://substack.neocities.org/svg2inform.html and the source code is at https://github.com/substack/inform-2d (the app part is in example/upload)

The robot has a port to attach a serial disk drive, which Jake figured out how to emulate in software: https://github.com/jerkey/yasnac/blob/master/src/fakedisk.py

The fake disk program is running on a computer hooked up via serial to the robot’s disk port, and so INFORM programs can be uploaded with scp to the fake disk. From the retro robot control box interface, you can load the programs from disk and run them.

 

Jake replaced this robot arm disk with a python script by listening to it through the serial port. So now we don't have to talk to it with this old 3.5" disk
Jake replaced this robot arm disk with a python script by listening to it through the serial port. So now we don’t have to talk to it with this old 3.5″ disk

 

yeah robot arm
Now the robot is here to serve your drawing needs! thanks to SudoRoom for making this easy..

 

Drawing with the Robot Arm
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