This little piece let’s you turn your printer into a plotter. It can be useful for producing schematics for alignment (like holes) without printing an entire object. It can also be used for things almost any other (low-end) plotter can be used for. This is helpful when you are in a pinch, yet need something plotted.
Please note: this design is made to fit on the dual extruder carrage of the replicator 1/2x.
A single extruder version will be avalable soon along with more descriptive steps to get up and printing.
Although this device prints fairly straight forward with no problems, there are some things to know when using Sharpiebot. The g-code has to be edited so Sharpiebot can print correctly. I used slic3r to run Sharpiebot, because 1, you can edit the start code to eliminate the x homing( the Sharpiebot doesn't make contact with the x limit switch), and 2, slic3r raises the extruder from the build platform, so the sharpie doesn't drag on areas where it's not supposed to. When removing the original extruder head, BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE STEPPER MOTOR WIRES so they don't run on the side.