March 25, 2013 AT 3:00 am

Egg-Bot Easter Eggs

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Decorate Easter eggs with the Egg-Bot by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories! Above is Egg-bot Creations & Tips by Instructables user davewking

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Larry’s eggs and EMSL’s 2011 Egg-Bot roundup

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Once you make some, post pictures of your eggs in the Egg-Bot Flicker pool like user Hoo Dat.


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The Original Egg-Bot! – Deluxe Kit! – The Eggbot 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 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. See the photos above for some examples of 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. No soldering required. You’ll also need a recent-vintage computer with an available USB port (Mac, Windows or Linux), plus internet access to download assembly instructions and necessary software.

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  1. I have a lovely (!?) collection of Egg-Bot art here as well:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/raster/sets/72157626446707005/

    :)

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