Ever wanted a robot that can draw pictures, forge signatures, and take care of all those handwritten wedding invitations you’ve been meaning to finish? Probably not — but even though you never asked for it, Evil Mad Scientist Labs went ahead and built a robot that can do all that stuff for you anyway.
Announced in late November, the AxiDraw V3 is a high performance consumer writing and drawing machine. Using fountain and ballpoint pens, markers, or even chalk, the AxiDraw V3 can do almost anything you could do with a handheld pen, according to the device’s creators.
The company designed the AxiDraw V3 from the ground up, prioritizing smooth, rolling wheels on aluminum extrusions “designed for high stiffness and light weight.” It’s quicker, with higher quality fine output than the previous version, which it’ll replace.
Evil Mad Scientist Labs wants the AxiDraw V3 to last a long time; “no parts on AxiDraw require regular replacement,” the company says on its website. Though if it is needed, users will be able to tinker with and adjust the device—the company takes a “screws not glue” approach to its design.