AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot

Evil Mad ScientistSKU: RB-Ems-12
Manufacturer #: 2530

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  • AxiDraw SE/A3 special edition with a central beam
  • Modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter featuring an extended plot area
  • Designed for use with paper sizes up to and including 11×17 inches and A3
  • Comes standard with black anodized AxiDraw Outrigger Feet, the Italic pen adapter, and the XL pen clip
  • Can write with your favorite fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements

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The AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot is a simple, modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter. It has the same extended plotting area as the AxiDraw V3/A3. In place of the central extrusion that makes up the body of that machine, the AxiDraw SE/A3 has a central beam that is CNC machined from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum, and then anodized to a sleek black finish.

AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot- Click to Enlarge

This heavy, rigid structure — it's a solid block of metal! — provides dramatically better straightness and stiffness, even compared to the already-stiff AxiDraw V3/A3. This design adds mass exactly where you want it: to the non-moving base that forms the X-axis of the machine. In order to keep the weight light where it matters, the moving Y-axis of the AxiDraw SE/A3 uses the same stiff and light custom aluminum extrusion found on the AxiDraw V3/A3.

Beyond this, the central beam and X-axis of the AxiDraw SE/A3 feature an all-new geometry for the rolling wheels, which provides more stable and uniform motion along the axis.

Common uses are:

  • As a signature machine for checks, diplomas, headshots, etc
  • As a "handwriting" machine for various purposes
  • Digital artists, using AxiDraw to plot their artwork
  • As a versatile fabrication tool
  • The AxiDraw SE/A3 drawing machine, fully assembled, tested, and ready to use
  • Universal-input plug-in power supply with US-style plug
  • USB cable
  • Tabloid/A3 Clip Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding
  • Standard AxiDraw pen clip and XL pen clip
  • Italic pen adapter


  • Usable pen travel (inches): 16.93 × 11.69 inches
  • Usable pen travel (millimeters): 430 × 297 mm
  • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inch (17 mm)
  • Maximum XY travel speed, rapid: 11 inches (28 cm) per second
  • Native XY resolution: 2032 steps per inch (80 steps per mm)
  • Reproducibility (XY): Typically better than 0.005 inches (0.1 mm) at low speeds


  • Major structural components are machined and/or folded aluminum
  • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 1" (25.4 mm) diameter
  • Overall dimensions: Approximately 26 × 19 × 5 inches (66 × 48 × 13 cm)
  • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 11 inches (29 cm)
  • Footprint: Approximately 26 × 5 inches (66 x 13) cm
  • Physical weight: 8.4 Lb (3.8 kg)
  • Dimensional shipping weight: 39 Lb (17.5 kg)


  • Drive directly from within Inkscape, using the AxiDraw extension
  • Alternative drive software: RoboPaint
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • All software free to download and open source
  • Internet access is required to download software

Programming interfaces:

  • Note: programming is not required to use the AxiDraw
  • Available command-line interface (CLI) for shell-level control
  • Available python API
  • RESTful API available for full machine control, stand-alone or accessible by running RoboPaint in the background
  • Simplified "GET-only" API available as well, for use in programming environments (such as Scratch, Snap) that permit only retrieval of URLs
  • Direct EiBotBoard (EBB) command protocol available for use in any programming environment that supports communication with USB-based serial ports
  • Code that generates SVG files can also be used to (indirectly) control the machine

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great plotter

Great plotter that's very easy to setup and use. Works like a charm

Verified User
Great Machine - Quick Delivery

This machine works so great that I bought 3 in the past 12 months. It does everything that it is suppose to, Very efficient and delivery was quick.

An Amazing Plotter.

Kudos to Evil Mad Scientist Laboratory’s team , to come up with such an amazing CNC art robot. It’s a solid quality , high precision plotter that’s working flawlessly. Thank you robot shop for the great service.

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