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Build a better Christmas card with Legos

Dec. 20, 2016

All you need is a handful of Legos and some robotic ingenuity to make the perfect Christmas card.

It's that time of year. Time to buy and send generic Christmas cards to friends, family, casual acquaintances, and, sometimes, perfect strangers. But what if there was a way to personalize the entire experience and create a one-of-a-kind card that is sure to impress? All you need is a handful of Legos and some robotic ingenuity.

According to Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics: "This robot is called the Plott3r, and can create pretty much any image you want. In this case, it's being used to draw festive images on cards. The machine can also spit out an envelope for you to put the cards in, making your job that much easier.

Of course, you still have to build the robot, so it might not actually save you any time. But at least this way is much more fun."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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