LEGO lovers and Easter egg hunters, unite!
A newly enhanced egg decorator is here to put smiles on your faces. You can now say goodbye to messy hands and paint blotches at the backyard. This LEGO Egg Decorating Machine only needs a few Sharpies, a table, and eggs to design to get the egg-hunting party started.
Meet the Egg-decorating robot… Egg Bot for short. For you to get acquainted with this techy find, check out the video below:
MB Life spotted this perfect tool for millennials and millennial parents who would like hassle-free egg designing activities over at Rebrickable – a community of people who do MOC (that’s “my own creation”) in a site which can reveal how many parts they lack to build a similar featured item. All they need to do is indicate their set numbers and voila! They’ll have the answer. Pretty cool, right?
There we found Jason Allemann and his LEGO Egg Bot which came in just in time for the Easter festivities. He designs and builds custom models using LEGO bricks, documents and shares his innovations in D.I.Y.-type of videos so his viewers can try building their own, too.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit’s Egg Bot has seven programmed designs. All you need to do is change the marker color and the Egg Bot will do the writing and egg-turning for you. All you’ll need to do is watch, relax, and be amazed.
If you want fun-hued eggs, dye and paint them first before turning these over to the Egg Bot.
To create a similar bot, one motor is needed to rotate the egg clamped between two wheels. One of the wheels should be mounted on an axle which will be used to hold the egg in place. Another motor is needed to control the marker, and another one to move it back and forth while a clasp holds it in place. That’s a total of three motors connected to the EV3 unit of the LEGO Mindstorms kit.
Did you know: The “Egg Bot” is the brainchild of artist Bruce Shapiro and has been around since 1990. But during that time, it was dubbed as an “Ovagraph” used for art and teaching. The Egg Bot was used to teach kids about electronics, programming, mechanics, and robotics.
The succeeding versions – Beta EggBot, EggBot 2.0, EggBot Pro, and this LEGO Egg Bot – are all part of the historic egg-decorating novelty’s lineage, adapting to the modern times. Very millennial, indeed.
Now that you’ve met Egg Bot, let it help you in your Easter festivities today.