Lego Hello World

“Lego felt tip 110” printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not mindstorms, I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a “wiring” board. FAQ: Track name? “Christopher and Raphael just popper Shinichi Osawa distortion disco edit” FAQ: How long did this take? Hard to say, maybe 3 weeks working evenings. FAQ: You’re a student and this is a university project? I’m not a student, this is just a hobby project. FAQ: Just a remake of the 1092a? No, I’d never seen the 1092a until now. However some of the parts came from a 8094 kit amongst others many years ago. It is made to my own design, but I acknolwedge influences and the great work of the official lego designers ! FAQ: Does this use mindstorms? Nope, wiring demo board + homemade analog electronics and sensors. FAQ: DPI? Dots per inch? Approx 75 DPI FAQ: PPM? Pages per minute? Not even 1! I sped things up a little in the video editing to keep it interesting to watch 🙂 FAQ: Helvetica? Yes of course, my respect to those who noticed 🙂 FAQ: Full color version/more colours? Originally I was going to do 3 colour version, but I had to simplify as only have 4 lego motors. FAQ: Open source, schematics etc? Yes, I’ll try to get around to this soon. Unfortunately I’m pretty busy at work at moment and documenting this project to a good standard will take a while. Sorry 🙁 FAQ: Wrote your own driver? Yes, uses standard Mac OS print mechanism. FAQ

Comments

  1. lukebentley123

    thats insane!

  2. humafrag

    I love a good Lego genius, non-homosexually of course… Please make more!

  3. ninjatigyee

    awesome :O

  4. StreamingTrailor

    Amazing!!!

  5. disneya380

    O yea! Macs pwn!

  6. MrBlckychn

    This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!!!! 😀

  7. thtdudewiththehair

    This is the coolest ‘uncool’ thing ive ever seen

  8. swiftgirl06

    Dude!! This is freaking awesome!!! I am truly amazed!! I live for stuff like this!!

  9. sirolf2009

    hurry up with the source ^^

  10. dancezarahatke

    WOW! Just the thing i was looking for. I am a student in high school and i was learning c++ and i was wondering the uses of c++ and other computer languages in the real world. I am a newbie in programming, in school we are going to learn it in grade 12 and thats 2 years ahead of me, but i sure want to learn it. If you can please give me like a little bit of coding that it took for this, that would be great. Thanks in advance horseattack

  11. petersrolo

    AWESOME

  12. Spyker54

    dude, before i even saw this vid i was like “no f**king way” and i thought i printed in lego…. just saying, but this…IS AWESOME!!!!!, sure it’ll take you forever to print it but it’s the most badass print job you’ll ever get!

  13. BoomBiscit9500

    Heyy do you mind telling me where you got these legos?

  14. PSPRYANPSP

    awesomeness

  15. nikaranjuela

    vaya tela, que maquina!

  16. sia4president

    147 were jealous because they didn’t come up with this

  17. n0oBinWeT

    nice vid

  18. jorgiomoney

    I want one! I love legos lol

  19. eminem1022

    gratz, your video is on a dutch site here: ongein .nl /video -lego -printer- 12154.aspx (remove all spaces)

  20. eliyahnacarr

    horseattack, ur a BEAST!! make one 4 me! 🙂

  21. KonstantinTati

    I want that

  22. Spotteddawn

    SO cool!!!

  23. GamertagOscar417

    My robotics class used this type of stuff it came with legos and everyhing

  24. ZKB7

    :0 wow

  25. KoolDudester

    this is why Lego blocks are infinitely superior to bullshit like k-nex

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