We’ve featured Jason Allemann’s Lego creations before, but this time he’s outdone himself with an all-Lego printer called the Bricasso. It uses Mindstorms EV3 to first scan a mosaic pattern you’ve drawn on paper, and then reproduce it using actual Lego pieces.
The Bricasso only works with 1x1 plates, which is the maximum resolution a Lego mosaic could ever be, and its color palette is limited by the number of gravity-fed tubes mounted on the side of the printer. But despite those limitations, the results are pretty incredible, and it saves your finger tips from the wear and tear of placing all those tiny bricks by hand. [Flickr - Jason Allemann via Brothers Brick]