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AxiDraw V3

New version of precise plotter drawing machine from Evil Mad Scientist which can draw with almost any pen and with very high precision:

This new AxiDraw has been 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, which it replaces. 

As with the previous version, AxiDraw is a simple, modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface. It can write with 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 body of the machine, making it possible to draw on objects bigger than the machine itself. 

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The tool has been a big creative tool hit this year - here is a video by Hansje van Halem demonstrating various visual graphic design examples that can be produced with the machine:

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The Metropolitan Water Works’ Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station 
The Waterworks Museum in Boston, MA

“The Metropolitan Water Works’ Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station, built 1886-87 and expanded in 1897-98, was built at the height of what is sometimes called Boston’s Golden Age, a period of great prosperity for Boston and New England, lasting from the Civil War through World War I.

Credits:  Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)