Introducing InternBot

August 8, 2011

There was some interest in my robot intern, so I’ve put together a brief video explaining him. InternBot was inspired by projects like Hektor, AS220 Labs’ Drawbot and Make: Magazine’s Drawing Robot. The hardware consists of a whiteboard & marker, binder clips, fishing line, two stepper motors, an Arduino with Adafruit’s MotorShield, and a computer running Processing. The software was adapted from other open-source projects.

Like any intern, I’ve been giving InternBot the most menial, mundane tasks. But I’ve decided to put his time, if not his talent, up for your exploitation entertainment.

If you have an assignment you’d like to shirk on InternBot, email him at or tweet me with the hashtag #internbot.