LEGO Printer says Hello World

A member of the B3ta forums, who goes by the name of Squirrelfantasy, has built a working printer out of LEGO parts, which uses felt tips pens instead of ink cartridges. From his description on YouTube: "The 'Lego felt tip 110' printer connected...

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A member of the B3ta forums, who goes by the name of Squirrelfantasy, has built a working printer out of LEGO parts, which uses felt tips pens instead of ink cartridges. From his description on YouTube:

"The 'Lego felt tip 110' printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not a kit you can buy and does not use mindstorms. I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analogue motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a 'wiring' board."

The printer is adorned with LEGO men and even a LEGO horsey.

Let's face it, it must be a lot cheaper to run than regular printers using ink cartridges.

LEGO is very cool at the moment. You can withdraw money from a fully functioning LEGO ATM, put it into your LEGO wallet and take a photo with your LEGO camera, chair a meeting at your LEGO board room table, go home to prepare a meal in your LEGO kitchen, and perhaps even curl up on your LEGO couch to watch a LEGO Star Wars movie. Hmm, I can't imagine that couch would be too comfortable.

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