LEGO and felt tip marker printer
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.

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

LEGO and felt tip marker printer

  • 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:

    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…

    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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