A group of three scientists from Cardiff University in Wales wanted to create a 3D printer that could be sustainable and cheap, and to do this they decided to use lego station wagons.

The project was completed to create skin tissue using 3D bioprinting and cost $624.

The printer is the work of Sion Coleman, Chris Thomas and Oliver Castelli of Cardiff University’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and they detailed their experience building the machine in an article published in The Conversation. The scientific study on which it is based is also available from Wiley’s online library.

Why choose Lego to make this human skin 3D printer? The reason for this is that Lego parts are already produced with great precision and are available almost everywhere on the planet. The structure of this bioprinter and the motor belong to the Lego Mindstorms series.

How it works? The injector injects a gel-protein solution onto a plate in which skin tissue is formed layer by layer in the same way as in FDM printers that inject plastic products.

Its creators detail the instructions for making the printer in this article from the National Library of Medicine.

Source: Digital Trends

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