Lego Printer == Awesome

The last Lego forum thread I started went down a storm so when I saw this Lego printer online at BoingBoing today I HAD to post it too.

YouTube user Horseattack posted this video a few days ago of a printer that he made using Lego to move a felt tip pen across the page. He doesn't give much detail about how it was made or any instructions on how to do it, but the video is pure awesome.

Here's what he had to say about it in the video description:
"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.


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slithien7 years ago
lol that person that gets rocked backwards and forwards must be well peed off!!!
Plasmana7 years ago
That is just so... COOL!
CameronSS7 years ago
Dang it, I just moved my entire LEGO collection to the backs of various cabinets and shelves, not planning on getting them back out until I had to entertain a small child...now there's this and the LEGO FlexPicker that make me want to drag them back out...I HAVE TOO MANY PROJECTS TO PLAY WITH LEGOS!!!
Aww heck, I never put mine away. Still have a spaceship sitting on my desk :D
Well, duh, the completed models are on display...I'm talking about the boxes and boxes of pieces. :P
ahhh...
The Instructables team needs to hire this guy ASAP!! My son is 36 and has never put his Legos away, they are around all his various sitting/leisure areas, just like I have rocks in every area I use!
mberg7 years ago
THAT THING, IS WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111
nevdull7 years ago
Fuu, you are the new awesome. Go ninja!
Jayefuu (author)  nevdull7 years ago
That would be praise indeed if it were my project :( I just found it online and posted it here for everyone to gawp at :p
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