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How this sand drawing machine can act as 3D printer

A popular YouTube designer known as Ivan Miranda has unveiled his new robot created for the sole purpose of carrying out custom-designed writings on the surface of the sand. Based on the practical approach, he demonstrated the performance of the robot in an open field made up of sharp sand. This could be the first we noticed a robot printer writing directly on the soil surface and making a reasonable write-up. It is a combination of fun and modern printing technics.

The inventor revealed the simplicity of the printer by using only a few moving parts. for its construction, The main part which is controlled robotically appears to be the only printing arm. Based on design, the entire length of the machine consist of a long steel pipe of about four feet with sizeable diameter. And material has the same length with the steel pipe and are fixed in parallel to the length to below the steel pipe and the printing arm slides on this smaller material.

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The small long metal below the pipe acts a the sensible part of the machine. It is a unit that receives a signal and allows the printing arm to run on it as it pleases based on the design made by a computer. In the real sense, the sand printing machine has no much difference from many printing machines found in modern printing offices.

The machine has two ends made with metallic materials equipped with the necessary sensors and actuators for drawing interpretation and printing. Taking an aerial view of the machine while in action, it would appear like a log of a stick just rolling on the ground leaving behind a reasonable image imprint as it rolls. The images below this paragraph can explain better.

 

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The producer, Mr. Ivan used a mini-laptop to send a signal to the printer while running a practical on the machine on an open sand field. Luckily, the sand printer was able to perform satisfactorily in transmitting the digital images or writing in the laptop to physical images or writings on the surface of the sand. Practically, the sand printer is an idea machine for anyone seeking to go further in the printing ventures.

Looking at it from the picture above this paragraph, one can conclusively see that the second long metal is the visible chain carrying the printer head enabling it to move in all directions. Another revelation is that the two ends are equipped with wheels making it possible to make an easy movement as the printer head is printing, thereby forcing the machine to either go forward or backward.

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