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EggBot: Would you like to draw on things that are impossible to print on?
If you’d like to do it, I think that the EggBot is perfect for you!
The EggBot is a compact, easy to use open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses — with a bit of work.
The EggBot software allows you to control the ‘bot from within Inkscape on your computer.
You can draw an image directly, trace a photograph, or import designs from other programs to personalize Christmas ornaments or impress your friends with masterpiece Easter eggs.
There is also an available diamond engraving tool that can etch and engrave hard materials like glass and stone.
There are currently four models of EggBot available.
It starts from the Basic Edition (the entry-level model) until the EggBot Pro (the most expensive model).
For almost everyone, the Deluxe Egg-Bot or the EggBot Pro are the two best choices. The Deluxe Edition (by far the most popular) is a Basic Egg-Bot kit, upgraded with several of the most helpful accessories, including the precision egg coupler and brass hardware. The EggBot Pro is a high-end version with a CNC-milled chassis and a different geometry that makes it a little easier and faster to set up for different kinds of objects.
If you need to draw on larger objects, you can get the Ostrich EggBot that features an extra large chassis to fit larger objects like ostrich, emu, and rhea eggs.
All of the electronics and software are designed to be hackable and repurposable, so you could easily computer control an Etch-a-Sketch or create something totally new.