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Open-Source Printer Made From Legos and a Felt-Tip Pen

Posted By Cameron Scott On June 8, 2010 @ 12:30 pm In DIY,green gadgets,Green Technology,Innovation | 3 Comments

I wrote [1] yesterday that our love of Legos may be the strongest proof of our innate desire to build stuff. Here’s an unbelievable tidbit of evidence in support of that theory: YouTube user horseattack [2] made a printer from scratch using nothing but Legos, a felt tip pen and some garage electronics [3]. According to the YouTube page, it prints Helvetica font at 75 dots per inch. As for “felt tip auto-capping,” horseattack says, “Nope, sorry.” For the sheer love of Legos, the printer features worker men on the moving parts so it looks like a busy factory floor. The project is open source [4], so stay tuned for the specs!

+ Lego Printer [5]

Via Wired [6]

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[1] wrote: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/07/artist-jan-vormann-uses-legos-to-repair-war-damaged-buildings/

[2] horseattack: http://www.youtube.com/user/horseattack

[3] electronics: http://www.inhabitat.com/green-gadgets/

[4] open source: http://inhabitat.com/2007/03/29/multimachine-diy-open-source-machinery/

[5] + Lego Printer: http://www.b3ta.com/links/Lego_printer

[6] Wired: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/awesome-lego-printer-uses-felt-tipped-pens-tiny-workers/

[7] ehud42: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyinglow/4383157153/

[8] j.reed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jreed/322057480/

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