Did you know you can make a 3D laser scanner out of LEGO bricks and a few custom parts? No? Nor did I until today. Did you know you can then use your LEGO model to scan LEGO parts and turn them into 3D CAD LDraw parts to make virtual LEGO models out of? Amazing hey?
Phillipe Hurbaine (philo) is well known for his clever software, hardware, LEGOware and general LEGO-mechanical skill but I have to say his latest work just takes the cake. And as if making a 3D scanner wasn’t enough he has actually used it to model some LDraw parts. I think this is probably the best working LEGO thing I have ever seen.
Ummm yeah, this is kind of totally rad.
Now he just needs to make a LEGO-made 3D printer and I’ll be all set.
Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe this…
Brains and skill right here.
Now, if he uses it to scan parts into LDD that he then uses to build a virtual scanner …
^ Why would he use LDD when he can use LDraw?
I have to say that’s one of, if not, THE best Lego creation I’ve seen.