Instructables-User mastermind hat einen funktionierenden 3D-Drucker aus Lego gebaut. Da das Ding bislang nur mit Schmelzklebstoff arbeitet wird es noch ein paar Evolutionsstufen dauern, bis sich damit mal mehr als wibbly wobbly Gummischlonz drucken lässt. Aber der Mann arbeitet dran.
Ever since I saw the first makerbot, I have been obsessed with 3D printing, but I am an engineering student so I don’t have an extra $800-$2500, and have been doing my best to create one out of what I have on hand … So I pulled out my old box of legos and started building. This is a project I have been working on for the past year, it prints in hot glue and made almost completely out of legos. Based roughly on the first version of the makerbot, while it does print, I would call this more of a prototype than a finished project … While hot-glue works, its very rubbery and doesn’t have many practical uses, if only one or 2 layers are printed then it will stick to glass to make window stickers, but its not sturdy or rigid, I will be experimenting with printing using wax and heat-melting resins in the future …“