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A 3D Lego Fabricator Made of Lego 87

eldavojohn writes "Making a Lego printer is pretty cool if you've never seen The LegoMakerBot. The creator has instructions on his site on how to make (out of Lego bricks) a machine that 'prints' Lego models — much like a 3D fabrication machine — after you model them in MLCad. The sped up video is nothing short of impressive."
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A 3D Lego Fabricator Made of Lego

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  • Re:Recursion (Score:3, Informative)

    by somersault ( 912633 ) on Wednesday October 20, 2010 @10:58AM (#33961136) Homepage Journal

    It could print parts of itself, but it would obviously run out of space before it managed to print the whole thing, since it can only rotate teh assembly rather than move it along. Even if it could shift the sub-assemblies out, it would need some way of assembling them.

    It also seem that it can only build using one type of block at the moment, so it can't add in motors, control blocks etc. (yet!).

    Still, it's pretty cool :)

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