Drawing Robot Control: from a laptop via Bluetooth or via a USB cable connection as the secondary interface.
Software: the drawing robot runs on free software: Inkscape (graphic design software for vector files) and Universal GCode Sender (to start/pause drawing, and manually control Botsy).
External Dimensions of the Installed Drawing Robot:
BotsyART 86, length: 8 ft. x height: 6 ft.
BotsyART 64, length: 6 ft. x height: 4 ft.
Robot Drawing Area, Length x Height:
85 inch x 65 inch or 216 cm x 165 cm for BotsyART 86
61 inch x 42 inch or 155 cm x 107 cm for BotsyART 64
You can expand the drawing area even more by moving the drawing machine in a horizontal or vertical direction. This will create a tile set for a large wall artwork consisting of adjacent drawing areas.
Robot Drawing Speed: the wall drawing speed can vary depending on your art project requirements. For example, it takes 25-30 min to transfer this complex vector image (85in x 65in) to the wall with the medium drawing speed, see The Drawing Area above.
Draw and Erase: if you need to experiment, draw a sample, a temporally vector wall art, then we recommend to use the off-the-shelf Dry Erase or Crayola Washable Markers. After that, the fastest way to erase the wall drawing is simply wash it from the wall with a damp sponge or damp cloth, and wipe off with paper towels.
Pen and Marker Range: 0.35" - 0.86" (9mm - 22mm).
For example, a typical Sharpie marker is 0.47” (12mm) in diameter. The drawing robot does not use the proprietary markers. The industry offers you a countless number of different types to choose from: Permanent Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Washable Markers, Chalks, Pencils, etc. In any case, choose that you like to draw with.
Clearance from Pen Holder to the Wall: 1/2” (12.7mm)
Electrical Power Adapter: input 100 - 240VAC, output 12VDC 3A, UL certified
Weight: 4.0 lbs for BotsyART 86 and 3.4 lbs BotsyART 64
Hardware Requirements: a laptop with Bluetooth and/or USB port. The laptop does not come with the BotsyART tool set. It can be ordered with all necessary pre-installed and configured software.
Software Requirements: Java 8+ installed. Windows 2000 or newer, MacOS X 10.4 or higher, or Linux.
Documents: the Botsy User Manual includes software installation, tips for using vector files, the wall drawing robot assembly, setup, drawing instructions, troubleshooting, and maintenance instructions.
Patent No: US 10,877,459 B2.