19 Apr

Hanging V plotters at the Arts University Bournemouth – Part 2

After a lot of faffing, things breaking and some head scratching, the machines are all working as anticipated and we’re almost ready to start doing some drawings!

This post shows the result of running some calibration tests and some test drawings.

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The Pylargraph machine is finally plotting a graph of tweets for the chosen disaster related keywords. For some reason the code had defaulted to scaling all tweets to a height of 1mm. This produced straight lines which wasn’t very interesting. Now its producing interesting line graphs.

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Then we have a vPiP machine rendering a Vulcan bomber. The grid is the result of a test program that we use to check the machine is properly calibrated and will be drawing things where we think it should.

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And the large format landscape vPiP machine drawing a vector of the exploded view of the Gondola (the thing that holds the pen) that this machine uses. Again, the grid is drawn by a test program.