26.03.12 by Jeff

Turntable Drawing Machine

Turntable Drawing Machine
“Drawing Apparatus” made from two turntables by Robert Howsare.

Watch it in action below!


via: wired

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Zoe Shane

    This is so awesome!

  • http://allymobbs.com ally
  • http://www.fotolog.com/perklorico Fer

    Guauu!! Genial!!

  • http://mcacoinc.com Mark


  • Monk

    it’s a torus!! =D

  • he

    it only makes one shape… that shucks…

    • http://roberthowsare.com Robert

      Actually, it makes many different ellipses, that one just happens to be my favorite. :) You can check out my website for other shapes.

      • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

        great work robert!

  • whatnow

    If plagiarism is possible in art, this is
    the best example I’ve ever come across.
    posted a year ago on Vimeo:


    and recent update:


    • http://roberthowsare.com Robert

      This video is from December of 2009.

      Documentation of the Drawing Apparatus in it’s initial stages.


    • Marlena

      In reply to WHATNOW…. I went to those two links you posted above and yes, I have to agree with you that there is a direct connection in similarities by the maker Ally of those two videos posted above to the original “Drawing Apparatus” created by MFA Artist Robert Howsare in 2009.

      Robert Howsare’s ‘Drawing Apparatus” definitely has the ‘WOW’ factor which I saw was lacking in the two videos you posted WHATNOW. It’s all good though. 😀

      Bravo to MFA Artist Robert Howsare for your creation of such a whimsical, ingenious, and original ‘Drawing Apparatus”!! The simplicity of the Spirograph has returned!!! Thank you!! 😀

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


      please do your research before making claims like this – otherwise you just come across as ignorant.

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  • http://roberthowsare.com Robert

    Hey, Thanks Jeff! Thanks for posting.
    Take Care.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      my pleasure robert – fantastic work

  • Daniel

    such organic shapes!! so great

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