LEGO and felt tip marker printer LEGO and felt tip marker printer
jun 08, 2010

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

a british designer and coder named adam, created this computer printer made entirely from lego that uses a felt-tip marker instead of ink. the printer was built entirely from scratch using analog motor electronics, sensors and a printer drive. the printer is driven using LEGO that propels the maker, producing images at 75 dpi. each marker last for quite a few pages, but the printer is rather slow so printer a multiple page document isn’t recommended.

  • very original, its all about innovations

    lioness says:
  • that’s cool!!

    malan says:
  • Very cool! Love it!

    The idea seems really similar to a pen plotter (rather than a printer).

    Miss D says:
  • For those who are not familiar with Lego Technics, I’d like to inform you that 18 years Lego presented a kit that allowed you to draw or write with a pencil “plotter” device like this one. I’m sorry to discredit a bit this thing but it happens to habitually that people “forget” to inform of their “references”. I appreciate the programming effort but I’m disappointed with the people taking advantage of the lack of memory of other people. Sorry to say this…

    I leave you the link to the 1992 catalogue with the kit:

    http://picasaweb.google.es/blastemall/LEGO1992SpainCatalog#5324680531968634850

    Gaël says:
  • that it’s nice

    ceya says:
  • I wish it could have done the printing thing more faster..Then only I could have preferred it!!!

    GiriSSoren says:
  • @Gael

    I had the original thing back in 1992 as a kid…it was an absolute mess! It could only redo steps and 45° lines you “programmed” before. Absolutely useless.

    I don’t think this guy here used it as a basis, his printer looks much closer to a real printer than to the 1992 LEGO original. And it creates pretty decent prints!

    kasorp says:
  • I like the little details like the figures “operating” the printer:) Original or not, it’s good fun! Anyway, lots of people are building fun stuff with lego…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVvqa53cu-M

    tekami says:
  • This made my day…love it.

    georgia says:
  • very cool and totally made my day too!
    would be cool to see it print the dinosaurs that were on the commodore 64 keyboard

    ting says:

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