while easter is a few months away, that is just enough time to order the eggbot, a open-source egg decorating robot. the robot is a small mechanical device that can draw on any spherical object, including eggs that range in size from 4-10cm in diameter. users simple place the object in the eggbot and hook it up to their computer. using the freeware program inkscape, line drawings on the computer are then transferred to the egg. the pen used to draw can also be switched to achieve multiple colours and effects. the device comes unassembled so that users also learn a little about DIY robotics. because the project is open source, users are also free to hack and repurpose the device as they see fit.  the eggbot sells for 195 USD.

http://egg-bot.com

the eggbot

the eggbot

the eggbot

the eggbot

the eggbot

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the eggbot

design-aerobics: tech gadgets course (september 16th – november 16th) designboom is holding an online design course on the topic of ‘tech gadgets’.

we’ll be looking at the design process of popular technological objects, the ways they have evolved and pondering as to what might be around the corner.

more information on how to enroll and a lesson list can be found here.