February 6, 2013

Partially LEGO Full Auto Book Scanner

A scientist's toy box has developed this scanning machine for books with Lego pieces, a control center II unit, a scanner and a laptop. It's impressive that this creation is from the year 2006!

"Once started, the machine opens the each page of the book and scans the content. The whole process is automatic.
The lesson of this story is that LEGO is great."

LEGO scanner
  1. The Shuttle/The Glider
  2. The Balance
  3. Controller
  4. Computer
  5. Scanner
  6. Rack
  7. Printer

How it works:
  • The Glider is wound up, The Shuttle is at the right position.
  • The Shuttle moves to the left.
  • The Glider winds down until it touches the book.
  • The Shuttles moves to the right. The Glider, touching the book, filps the page.
  • The Glider winds up.
  • The Balance is lift up. The computer detects the event and sends message to the scanner.
  • The machiene pauses for 35 seconds, while the scannaer is working.
  • The Balance lifts down.
  • Repeat.
LEGO scanner

Want to build it?
Detailed explanations, building instructions and more in the author's Webpage