senseless drawing bot

senseless drawing bot

image © yohei yamakami

exploring the relationship between machine and art, so kanno and takahiro yamaguchi have created ‘senseless drawing bot‘, a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a stretch of wall using a double pendulum. extrapolating the dynamism of modern graffiti forms, the robot takes advantage of the chaotic gestures of the swinging pendulum to create erratic yet organic paint strokes.

featuring a motorized skateboard base, the construction consists of a single arm equipped with a rotary encoder attached to the fulcrum of the pendulum. as the robot moves from side to side, the swinging motion of the arm is amplified through the physics of inertia which is delineated by a quick release of paint from the spray can. the resulting collage of lines is a complex illustration derived from a simple operation.

SENSELESS DRAWING BOT from yang02 on Vimeo.

senseless drawing bot start of drawing process image © yohei yamakami

senseless drawing bot image © yohei yamakami

senseless drawing bot detail of construction image © yohei yamakami

senseless drawing bot image © yohei yamakami

senseless drawing bot image © yohei yamakami

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