Pen Plotter Programming: The Basics (2017)

Plotters are making a comeback in the world of code and art, providing hand-drawn results that are fun to watch. Author shares experiences with hobbyist plotters Makeblock XY Plotter and AxiDraw v3, using them for coding and creating artwork. They explain the programming behind controlling plotters efficiently. Features like re-ordering paths, joining consecutive paths, and simplifying paths help optimize the drawing process. Additional conveniences like scaling, rotating, and rendering images enhance the drawing experience. An example of a Dragon curve generated using turtle graphics is shared. Python libraries xy and axi offer these features. Follow author on Twitter @FogleBird for more insights.

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