Thursday, 27 August 2015

XY-Plotter Drawing Robot Kit - For Digital Art or Laser Engraving

Vendor: MakeBlock
Type: Robot Kits
Price: 299.99

This kit can be assembled as a drawing robot. Using a pen or other instruments you can draw your own artwork on a flat surface. Because its based on the Makeblock platform, the XY-Plotter can be modified to be a laser engraver. Add the Laser Engraver pack to your order to enable laser engraving.


  • Strong aluminum extrusion parts, anodized surface
  • Dual-way transmission mechanism
  • Improved pen rising mechanics
  • Super easy-use stepper motor driver, A4988
  • Updated main board -- Me Orion (based on Arduino UNO)
  • Easily controlled by mDraw software

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Anodized aluminum
  • Physical Dimensions (L×W×H): 620mm × 620mm × 140mm
  • Working area (X×Y): 310mm × 390mm
  • XY Accuracy: 0.1mm
  • Max Working Speed: 50mm/s
  • Power: 100-240 V, ~50/60Hz AC/DC Power adapter, 12V/3.0A
  • Main Controller: Makeblock Orion (Arduino UNO compatible)
  • MEAS: 566×333×70mm

Software Specifications

mDraw is the open source software specially designed for XY-Plotter and mDrawBot. After installing the mDraw software, you can import images that you wish your robot to draw.

  • Supports both pen drawing and laser engraving
  • Supports custom settings of motor direction, drawing range, etc.
  • Supports saving parameters
  • Support SVG. file, conversion from BMP to SVG
  • Supports zooming, rotating, mirroring, and moving the SVG graphics
  • Supports Windows 7 or later. Will be available in Mac OS X, Linux soon.

How to Assemble

Assembly instructions and user guide

from Maker Shed


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