A Magnificent X-Y Plotter

Do you wish to have an X-Y Plotter, which it operates in two axes of motion (the ‘X’ and ‘Y’) by helping you to draw those continuous vector graphics? Since most of the standard plotters only has one control “Y” axis, this additional “X” axis will bring a big different.

Today, you will have the chance to create your very own X-Y plotter, but it does need a little bit modification by yourself. If you have limited budget, you can uses those components that were salvaged from any types of old scanners, but the amount must be in a pair.

Those components that needed for this project are:

  • Belts
  • Motors
  • Driver boards
  • Stepper motors

When you’re combined all the above components, it will give you a resolution of 16 micrometers per step, which is a whole lot better accuracy than what you expected here.

You always need to ensure that it utilizes the same enclosed bearings, and are well set to 60 degrees for the good stability, while it running up and down on a tube of aluminuim.

After it, you have to apply the cables and affixes the dual stepper motor driver boards to the Y train housing. The embedded part, Silabs 8051 is embedded to clock the stepper motors and control the motor current.

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  1. hey

    this is a very nicely done project, specifically considering the fact that it was done in 3 days!

    can i get a bit more details pictures of it?
    what motors did u use?
    and where are they mounted?

    not to sure abt the inside of the structure, and i m interested to know! see if u can help!


  2. I would like to talk to you about building a plotter for me. Please email.

  3. i would like to purchase one set
    kindly email me

  4. I would request for abit more details about the xy plotter,thank you.

  5. I am working on XY plotter project ,if possible can i get support.
    Waiting for your favorable reply

  6. I would appreciate more details on where to get the parts for this xy plotter. It looks like the machine I have been looking for Thanks

  7. Pleassssssssssssssse tell me where can i contact you

  8. Please send me more details on the controller used. Some more picture of your setup would also be cool

  9. hey,
    i am working on similar project of xy plotter..the image given in d paint wld b formed in a vector pattern of 1’s n 0’s n using a assembly similar to yours will b plotted…so kindly provide me wid more details regarding d construction of d plotter….waiting fr ur reply

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