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No Longer Hive13 Equipment
List of All Documented Equipment

Owner/Loaner: User:REd86
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: The Original EggBot (google)
Arrival Date: 02/2011
Does it work?: yes
Certification Needed?: yes
Contact: User:REd86
Floorplan: back with it's owner

The Eggbot is not currently at the hive.


This page is about the EggBot Hive13 currently has. It is an official EggBot on loan from Ed.

The effort to design and build our own advanced eggbot has moved to a separate Project Page: Inkjet Eggbot

Using the Eggbot

  1. Install Inkscape.
  2. Get the eggbot plugin:
  3. Plot!

Related Links

Bruce Shapiro's Egg Plotter

From the American Egg Board, “the incredible edible egg” public relations folks

The official US Department of Agriculture standard in 14 pages, not for the squeamish

More USDA egg facts

So you think you want to make a Ukranian Pysanky egg?

The wikipedia history of Pysanka, another example of a pagan tradition co-opted by the Christian religion

Ukrainian Hand Painted Pysanka in different styles and materials

The wikipedia on the Easter egg, lots of various examples, check out the photo of the delicate perforated egg, “Sleeping Beauty”

The very fancy Faberge eggs

Easter eggs have a special meaning for software geeks

Example GOOGLE and YAHOO Easter eggs

Cartography, or global mapping is related to projecting a design onto an egg

The Mercator and other map projections

Timeline of ancient maps

Another example of mappings, 3-D anamorphic street art

Bruce Shapiro’s eggbot at Maker Faire 2009

Bruce Shapiro and son Ben are marketing egg-bot kits on the web

Another simple but complete eggbot kit within an interesting web site