A 12-year-old maker named Super Awesome Sylvia (she is quite super awesome) is looking for $50,000 to build a robotic watercolor set, the WaterColorBot, that can draw nearly anything you design in a computer paint program. Asking why you don’t just take brush to paint pot with your hand is irrelevant — this, friends, is a robotic watercolor plotter. ‘Nuff said.
Sylvia is working with Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to build the kits, and a pledge of $275 gets you a WaterColorBot that acts just like an old-fashioned chart plotter. It is nearly complete and EMSL writes:
The system “paints” vector-based files in SVG format, so you’ll need to find applicable pictures that can be easily resized. However, it shouldn’t be a problem to mass-produce your notes to Grandma or that wonderful vector graphic of your pet cat.