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dishuBot exhibited at 2017 Xi'an International Maker Festival


Come prepared to write! dishuBot will paint what you write.

For Xi’an International Maker Festival, FablabO and American polymath, J.travis Russett bring a working prototype of dìshūBot, a water calligraphy device inspired by the modern Chinese custom of painting calligraphy on public sidewalks with a water brush, a “practice [that] corresponds to both a socializing need and an individual search for self accomplishment or improvement” (Francois Chastanet). Fabricated at FablabO in Shanghai, dìshūBot is a composition of 3D printed and laser cut materials and employs a combination of stepper motors, a pump, Arduino and a custom G-code transcoder to endlessly trace passages composed of «hanzi» that slowly disappear as water evaporate.

For the purpose of promoting makers culture and mass innovation, encouraging communications between Chinese and international makers’spaces, Xi’an government decided to host the Xi’an International Makers Festival 2017. Makers’ Spaces and Makers Groups from China and overseas will present the opportunity for experiencing and understanding the makers culture. By means of DIY, you too could become a maker and release the creativity inside of you!

1. Date: June 8th, 2017
2. Place: Xi’an Jiaotong University
3. Theme: Everyone can be a maker.
4. Organizer: Xi’an Government