The Original Egg-Bot Deluxe Kit

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The Original Egg-Bot Deluxe Kit

$219.99

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Product #: MKEMS9

The Original Egg-Bot Deluxe Kit is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from the size of a ping pong ball to that of a small grapefruit-- roughly 1.25 to 4.25 inches in diameter (3 - 10 cm). The kit is based on the original design by Bruce Shapiro, dating back to 1990. Our version, the "Egg-Bot 2.0," is a modern and friendly update, designed with the assistance of Bruce and his team.

 

The deluxe model includes a precision egg coupler, 5/64" ball driver, a hex drive holster, and brass thumbscrews.

 

The Eggbot is super adjustable, and is designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally "impossible" to print on. Not just eggs but ping pong balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses-- with a bit of work. In the photos, you can see just a few of the things that you can make with an Eggbot: Incredible personalized golf balls, christmas ornaments, light bulbs, and (yes) eggs.

 

The Eggbot chassis is made of tough fiberglass, with integrated heat sinks for the included motors. The pen and egg motors are high-torque precision stepping motors, and the pen lift mechanism is a quiet and reliable servo motor.

 

The Eggbot kit is easy to assemble in a couple of hours, and only requires a couple of basic tools like miniature Phillips-head and flathead screwdrivers. You'll also need a reasonably modern computer with an available USB port (Mac, Windows or Linux), plus internet access to download assembly instructions and necessary software.

 

The Eggbot kit comes complete with a fully assembled and tested EiBotBoard v2.0 (EBB) USB interface/motor driver board. No soldering or programming are required.

 

The EBB allows your computer to directly control the stepper and servo motors. The onboard 16X microstepping driver chips along with the 200 step/revolution stepper motors give a combined resolution of 3200 steps/revolution in both axes. A universal-input plug-in power supply (9 V 1.5 A) is included with the Eggbot kit, as is a USB cable.


What's in the kit?
  • The Eggbot chassis with integrated stand
  • Two precision stepping motors
  • Pen-lift servo motor
  • The Eggbot controller board
  • All the hinges standoffs and other hardware that makes up the Eggbo
  • Plug-in universal-input power supply
  • USB cable
  • A Sharpie brand pen

  • What are the features of the controller board?
  • Includes independent 16X microstepping bipolar drivers
  • Screw terminals to motors
  • Independent regulator for servo motor
  • USB interface
  • Documented serial commands
  • Fully assembled-- no soldering needed.

  • What will you need to assemble the Egg-Bot?
  • Screwdrivers: medium and small phillips head
  • Internet access to download instructions
  • An hour or so to put everything together

  • What will you need to run it?
  • Recent vintage Mac Windows or Linux computer with available USB port
  • Internet access to download free software
  • A place to plug in the power supply
  • Objects to draw on