I think I will add a kickstand to my gondola design. As you can see in the pictures below I’m using a pencil to keep the pen from running while I’m starting the machine.
The software does have a servo lift programmed but I’ve not added a servo to the gondola yet. I suppose I should add a mount for that too but I think it’s just a matter of using servo tape to add any servo anywhere on the gondola.
I was able to get a fairly good portrait fairly quickly now that the drawing machine is running fairly smoothly. I tried a few different kinds of ink to see how they looked.