roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges
 
roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges
feb 16, 2012

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

a ‘roto-drawing’, created entirely by a small automatic machine developed by françois xavier saint georges

french canadian designer françois xavier saint georges (fxstg) has created a small machine that randomly generates graphite drawings. ‘roto’ is based on an electric rotary tool, to which the designers has affixed sticks of graphite. while the device’s construction is simple, the drawings it creates are not: layering shades and pattern marks onto the page as it hops around a blank sheet of paper.

video of the ‘roto’ machine in action

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges

roto drawing machine by françois xavier saint georges closer views of two of the kinds of scattering marks possible

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