This is the first prototype of a robotic StyrofoamTM cutter. With an hot wire it cuts a variety of 2D and 3D shapes out of StyroporTM or StyrodurTM.
The structure consists of XY-Axes which hold an heated wire. Beneath, raw material is attached to a rotary table. An old A3 dot-matrix printer makes up the horizontal axis. Both, the vertical and the rotational axis are made of fischertechnikTM.
The software and all documents created for the project such as source code and schematics were archived as project on SourceForge.net. There are also some images and screenshots as well es a final project report (in german).