Philo Hurbain Builds A 3D Scanner Out Of Legos

When I think of peripheral devices made out of Legos, I instantly think of Larry Page.  This is because while Page was attending University of Michigan, he created an inkjet printer made out of Lego bricks.  Now it looks like Philo Hurbain has taken a page out of Page’s book.

Hurbain decided to use Lego bricks to create a 3D scanner for photographs.  He was looking for a way to use Legos in an LDraw CAD program.  The Lego scanner includes drive components and sensors.  Check out the video demo below.

[via Makezine]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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