Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Fully Working Lego Printer, Genius!

One thing is for certain, Lego is amazing! The nobbly building brick toy started life in Denmark and over 400 billion of the multicoloured plastic bricks have been produced since its current design was patented in January 1958.

Lego has entertained millions of children (and adults!) for decades, although stepping on one in your bare feet in the middle of the night is not so entertaining!. From Houses to aeroplanes and cars to robots everything has been reproduced in these wonderful little bricks. 

But our favourite still has to be this fully working Lego printer.

Called the PriNXT and created and built by 14 year old Leon Overweel, the device makes use of a felt tip pen, to replace the printer ink, to create a 50 x 50 pixel image.

Although the finished result doesn’t rival other inkjet printers, the finished image looks enough like the original to be impressive.

We think this kid is nothing short of genius!


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