If there’s one a part of the vacations that isn’t fairly as a lot enjoyable because the others, it’s wrapping presents. Whereas some individuals go to nice lengths to make sure every of the items they wrap appears to be like skilled, we’d reasonably get this awesome LEGO machine to completely measure and minimize wrapping paper for us.
The LEGO Wrapping Paper Cutter machine, constructed by The Brick Wall, measures about 45 inches lengthy and is just about completely constructed from LEGO items, like sensors, pulleys, and electrical motors. And the programmable LEGO Mindstorm EV3 is the brains of the operation. Along with the LEGO parts, the builder additionally used some cables, a chopping head, and a few customized software program coded in Python.
All you must do is place your boxed-up current in a separate space the place two optical sensors calculate its dimensions. From there, the software program calculates how a lot wrapping paper is required to correctly cowl the field and the resultant measurements are then to the machine.
Then, in a matter of moments, the proper piece of wrapping paper is minimize and rolled out. Sure, you’ll nonetheless have to really fold and wrap and tape up the paper your self, although (wouldn’t wish to make issues too simple).
by way of Gizmodo