Drawing Robot AxiDraw: The perfect conference gadget
How can we bring maps, development, and design together?
As soon as it was clear that we’d be attending JSConf EU 2018 with a group of 7 and that we’d be having our own booth there, we knew that we wanted a real show-stopper of a gimmick. But how can you combine our maps background with our dev and design skills to achieve that? Our solution was the AxiDraw pen plotter by Evil Mad Scientist.
Pen plotter: more than just beautiful images
The tool was not only a really fun toy, it also fulfilled a few more requirements we had: It drew quite a lot of attention among the conference attendees, resulting in a crowded Ubilabs booth. It was also the perfect icebreaker: getting in contact with other conference attendees had never been easier. We didn’t only get to know them in light of their developer background, but also on a personal level. The chosen coordinates for the drawings not only revolved around current places of residence or birthplaces, but also revealed favorite places in the world or dream holiday destinations. A really nice way to loosen up the typical conference routine.