BOTSY- The Wall Drawing Robot

Technical Specifications

Robot Control: from a laptop via wireless Bluetooth, the FCC Approved Class 2 or a USB cable connection as the secondary interface.

Software: the drawing robot runs on 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 scale up the drawing area even more by moving the drawing machine in a horizontal or vertical direction. This will create a tileset for a large wall artwork consisting of multiple drawing areas.

Robot Drawing Speed: the wall drawing speed can vary depending on art project requirements. For example, it takes 25-30 min to outline this complex vector graphics (85in x 65in) shown on The Drawing Area picture with the medium drawing speed.

Draw and Erase: if you need to experiment, draw a sample, temporally vector wall art, then we recommend to use the off-shelf Crayola Washable Markers. 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.

Clearance from Pen Holder to 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: Laptop with Bluetooth and/or USB port. The laptop is not included with the BotsyART tool set but 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 pending U.S. No 15/586,949.

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