Jul.10, 2013

Matthew Krueger(aka Mastermind) is an engineering student who doesn't have enough money to buy a Makerbot. So he decided to create one out of what he has on hand - an old box of Lego.

Matthew's LEGObot is based on the first version of the Makerbot. It is made almost completely out of Lego bricks, plus a Lego Mindstorms NXT kit and 4 power supplies (3v extruder, 7.2v for nxt, 12v fan, and 115 for hot glue gun).

Unfortunately this LEGObot doesn't work as your regular 3D printer, it can only print with glue gun sticks, and you have to manually turn the extruder on and off. But at least it can make some window stickers. Matthew says in the next version he will be able to shorten the height of the platform, reduce wobble, and use g-code files. And he will be experimenting with printing using wax and heat-melting resins in the future.

If you want to build your own Legobot, follow the instructions here on instructables.

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Anja wrote at 7/11/2013 11:04:52 AM:

Thanks Jon S.

Jon S wrote at 7/11/2013 5:48:17 AM:

This is wonderful, but the plural of Lego is Lego, not Legos.

D wrote at 7/10/2013 3:08:15 PM:

Haha looks like a good project!

MariosP wrote at 7/10/2013 1:59:48 PM:


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