We may not agree on the origin behind the Easter tradition of decorating eggs, but we can probably all confess that the fun activity can seem a bit tired. According to Gizmodo, LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann has built a cool machine that automatically decorates eggs for you. Now, you can sit back and watch the process, or work alongside the machine to get the job done in half the time.

Using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit, Allemann built and programmed this machine to rotate and draw designs onto eggs using a marker. On his website, JK Brickworks, Allemann writes that LEGO egg decorators have been around since 1990, with other builders adapting and improving on the design for the past 16 years.

Presenting his own unique take on the "Egg Bot," Allemann shared programming codes for his seven patterns along with detailed instructions for the 143-piece build online [PDF], complete with 3D models in a style similar to an IKEA build sheet.

Check out the video and linked PDF above to find out where you can get the materials to build your own egg decorator before the big day.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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