In April of 1990 I had just learned how to connect two stepper motors to an old PC and was pondering an application. Easter was approaching, and my kids' discussion of egg coloring prompted an idea: construction of an "egg-plotter" using the two motors in an X and Y configuration-- one to roll the egg along its long axis, the other to move a pen from "pole to pole." My construction skills were pretty shabby, but I managed to throw it together in an afternoon. After writing a simple BASIC routine, I sat back and observed the creation of my first piece of robotic art.