Physical Expressions

Mechanic Curves // 2020

Are robots capable of creating art? Mechanic Curves explores how a simple mechanical component such as a servo motor is able to produce abstract drawings.

By attaching a pen to a servo motor, rotating to a maximum of 180 degrees, connected to an Arduino Uno board, controlling the speed and movement, the prototype robot was capable of creating distinctive and rare lines and marks. The motor was controlled by creative code, by choosing varying angles and speeds the robot would create unique drawings each time it was plugged into my laptop.

Arduino Uno // Servo Motor // MDF //Canvas Boards // Pen