A Fully Operational Plotter Made Entirely out of Cardboard

German artist Niklas Roy has created a fully operational plotter made entirely out of cardboard, welding rod, rubber bands, adhesive tape and super glue. As an interface, Niklas built two rotary dials and a switch. One of the dials moves the pen in y-position. The other dial moves the table under then pen in x-position. The switch lifts the pen or puts it on the paper. Once he was done building the plotter, he also compiled a little code book with coordinates for several drawings. They are written down as a list of numbers from 0 to 9, which makes it effectively a very simple digital storage medium for low resolution vector graphics.

Find out more about the project here.

via [designboom]