June 03, 2015

Build a 3D printer with LEGO

You can make almost anything with some imagination and LEGO, and one great example of this is the following 3D printer by Gosse Adema. The printer's fundamentals are based on Prusa I3 framework, and although the printer does use some non-LEGO parts it demonstrates how this classic toy can also help with creating structures and enclosures, and also help with rapid protoyping.

For example you may have the electronics for an idea but not wish to go to the expensive of ordering hardware - instead you may be able to knock up an example with LEGO. Check out the printer in action through the following video:

For more details and guidance about recreating this yourself, visit the printer's project page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking to develop projects based on an Arduino that use stepper motor, CNC machines on a larger scale, and much more - simplify the process with our Freetronics StepDuino board:

The StepDuino is a complete, self-contained Arduino-compatible board with 2 onboard stepper motor drivers, 2 servo outputs, a 20x4 LCD, a micro SD card slot, and more! It's a fantastic general purpose board for any project that uses stepper motors. You can use it as the brain of your next robotics project!

The StepDuino uses the same processor architecture as the common Arduino Uno, so you can program it right from the Arduino IDE simply by selecting "Arduino Uno" as the board type. Everything simply works out of the box, just as it would with a regular Arduino - but now you can also drive steppers directly and display feedback on the huge LCD. For more infromation, tutorials and to order - visit the StepDuino page.


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