Suck It, Hewlett Packard!: Functional Felt-Tip LEGO Printer Actually Does An Amazing Job

June 2, 2010


Note: Video is after the jump because the government implanted a chip (restaurant style tortilla) in my brain that makes me pee myself if I post videos on the front page.

This is a printer made out of LEGO blocks, a felt-tip pen and some homebrew electronics. It's seriously impressive. Like my natural pheromones, if it could also make women pass out while driving and flood their cars with moistness.

"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's only 1:30, so I highly recommend hitting the jump and checking it out. I watched it twice and I've just been sitting here ever since marinating on the fact I could never make anything half as cool. *eying son* A quarter as cool.

Hit it, you'll be impressed.


Thanks to Lucy and altaria1993, who still print with old-fashioned Lincoln Log models. GET WITH THE TIMES, GOD.

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