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Homemade Lego printer says 'hello world'

Homemade Lego printer says 'hello world'

Put your Lego minifigures to work and have them do the office printing.

Hello World! One Lego enthusiast has made a working printer using spare Lego bricks, a felt-tip pen, a few mechanical parts, and a heap of ingenuity.

The homemade Lego printer, built by B3ta forum member "Squirrelfantasy," also features a number of hardworking Lego minifigures. See the printer--which uses the felt-tip pen in place of an ink cartridge--in action and watch the video after the jump.

The surprisingly accurate Lego Felt-Tip 110" Printer was all designed and coded from scratch, and was built with analog motors, sensors, a printer driver, and a wired USB interface.

Unlike mainstream printers, replacing the ink in this homemade effort is not a costly affair. When the printouts begin to fade simply buy a new felt tip pen and you're all set!

B3ta via Geekologie

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