DIY Lego Printer

lego plotter

Awesome Lego Printer; Watch the Team of Tiny Workers in Action Video Clip

lego plotter

This may not be a laser cutter or a 3D printer, but the effort this guy has gone to in building and accessorizing his own plotter from the ground up deserves a mention. Although in times gone by it was possible to purchase a kit with similar functionality, techno enthusiast Squirrelfantasy (also known as Horseattack and occasionally “Adam”) has done it the hard way. He answers a few questions about his process on the YouTube clip page, but here is the brief summary:

Lego felt tip 110″ printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not a kit you can buy and does not use mindstorms. I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a “wiring” board.

The video is well worth investing a whole minute of your time in. Not only will you see more of the lego ladies at the control panel, there is also a mighty wheeled stallion at the heart of the operation… and so much more. Click on the image below to be taken to the clip  (opens in new window).

lego plotter chicks

Via Wired

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