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TOD is an autonomous robot arm that draws portraits. We did a first prototype, we need your help to make it to St-Etienne Design Biennale!
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Campaign successfully funded on: 01 Feb,2017

This project has been successfully funded with $8,091 (101%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

From Lebanon, we created an autonomous art making bot. We got spotted and invited by one of the best Design Biennale in the world this March 2017, but without your help, we won't be able to make it!
We made it all locally, from ground up. We 3Dprinted every part, coded every byte, engineered it all. Our first prototype was invited to Design Days Dubai, and now we have the chance to make a better one to shine internationally.

(Structure, coding, design, engineering, fabrication, all was done locally in Beirut).

The Project

The Obsessive Drafter (TOD) is an interactive art installation.
Our robot encounters people, and decides on its own to create a portrait. As the rules that controls its drawing are numerous the interactions between them are infinite, therefore even us don't know what will be the output, when TOD draws, everybody stands looking, fascinated.

(Crowd looking at the first prototype creating art on its own).

TOD recreates the moment when the drawing appears and makes sense, to its bare essence.
It questions both creation and representation, it is a predictive model* of a graphic artist at creation. It is a platform for testing hypothesis on rules of representation in arts. We are using it for testing assumptions on how the graphics are generated to attain a meaningful level.
The large mobile robotic arm is made of 3D Printed parts, aluminum tubes, stepper motors, drives, controllers, a graphite pen and our home cooked software.

(Making of the first prototype).

The Impact

It's time to show that Middle-East has the skills to play with the avant-garde to tech-art at world wide level. We got invited, we did a first prototype, now we need YOU to make it!

What We Need & What You Get

By helping us you will fund:
-Shipping TOD to and back from, Saint-Etienne
-Sending two of us to Saint-Etienne (plane+accommodation) to set it up
-Buying parts to make a second prototype, better, faster, smarter (with sensors for autonomy), with all the additions we found needed when running prototype one.
-Sending us as ambassadors that will prove both for abroad and locally that we can be a part of the tech wave and industry.
-If we don't get the full funding, and reach only the first milestone, we'll patch up prototype 1, and make the impossible have it work at the Biennale.

(an article about TheObsessiveDrafter first prototype in Dubai).

Back us up, spread the word, share the project and send it to people that are interested in: Art, Tech, Science, robots, drawing, artificial intelligence, creative economy, 3Dprinting, engineering, or just in helping local talents. :)

* Predictive modeling is the process of creating, testing and validating a model to best predict the probability of an outcome. A number of modeling methods from machine learning, artificial intelligence, and statistics are available in predictive analytics software solutions for this task.






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We are a team of passionate makers/designers/engineers/coders. We run theFact0ry (with a 'zero', not a o): a FabLab that houses RapidManufactory (a professional 3Dprinting service bureau), Ghouyoum (a Design and Architecture office), Big Voxel (a very big FDM 3Dprinter), and…

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$25 or more
→    THANK YOU !

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You'll be forever thanked, by the team and TOD itself, to have helped us reach out.
$100 or more
→    YOUR NAME ON THE WALL OF THE BIENNALE, WRITTEN BY TOD

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Thank you! Your name will be written by TOD himself during the installation, on the 10x3m wall, in Saint-Etienne, and will be there for all the event! (a month time).
$500 or more
→    YOUR PORTRAIT BY TOD!

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You are a superhero, send us a picture of you, and we'll show it to TOD who will make a 60x90cm drawing of you that we'll ship to you, back signed by all the team.
$3000 or more
→    TOD AT YOUR PLACE, FOR A DAY!

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We'll take TOD, install and run it at the place you choose (shipping+flights from Lebanon (not included)), to draw whatever you want: your product or logo at a fair, your wife's portrait in your living room, just for you.
$10000 or more
→    WE OFFER YOU TOD ! (YES, THE FULL THING)!

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We'll install TOD to your place and it'll be yours forever. Whether you are a museum or an individual, you can keep this trace of a peculiar moment in design, and run it. (Shipping and travel expenses not included).
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