Assistive XY Art Table

A local elementary school has an art program with a large emphasis on helping students with cognitive or motor impairments. In many cases, students can't grasp a brush or go through the motions necessary to create conventional art. At the Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular (ReNeu) Robotics Lab, we decided to make a generic XY table to assist such students.

This is a simple robot that can controller the location of an object with 2 motor-controlled axes. It has recently been updated to receive inputs from a joystick and move the axes accordingly. A magnet moves a brush or pencil above a canvas to help students make art.

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