I am wondering if anyone here knows of any 3D printers that work by assembling models from parts instead of extruding or setting material.
The closest I have found is the pixelstone but it appears to only be a prototype and I haven't seen or heard of any progress on it in over a year.
There is a similar house printer fastbrick but it is also just a prototype.
There is research papers on rapid prototyping with lego blocks and software for this (brickify), but these don't have machine assembly.
And there are 3D printers that can do conductive filament in the model but none of these seem to do pick and place as well and they still need a human to add the electronics or to change the tool head. (firepick)
So are there any 3D printers that work like pick and place machines and just stick blocks together?