Tag Archives: Lego

Air-Powered Lego Car

What do you get when you mix $20,000 and half a million legos? Why, of course! An air powered Lego car! Build by Raul the Inventor from Romania, this car, (including all the engine parts) is made entirely from lego pieces. Running on compressed air, this car can drive up to 20 km. The engine […]

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Industrial Legos

We all, to some extent, grew up tinkering with Lego bricks, building cascading towers, cool little vehicles, or just trying to get that annoying little flat piece unstuck from another block. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me frustrated.  Well, now you can relive your childhood with the Uberblox! Consisting of aluminum nodes, bars, and […]

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Sword Fighting Robots

Ever seen a katana-fight seem like a carefully choreographed ballet? Designed by ABB, these robotics arms are known for their precision. I really don’t need to say much. With the rotating joints and arms, these robotic arms have an impressive range of motion, allowing them to sword-fight, play snooker…etc. And for those who don’t want […]

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CubeStormer II

We knew the day was coming. Everyone knew that it would happen, sooner or later. And it finally did. A robot beat the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube. Made of Lego NXT parts and powered with an Android smartphone, the robot solves a 3×3 Rubik’s cube in an astounding 5.35 seconds. That’s 310 […]

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Lego Mindstorms Automate Lab-work

Scientists from the University of Cambridge are using robotics from the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set to help produce samples of synthetic bone tissue. The team uses hydroxyapatite-gelatin composites to create the synthetic bone, which has low energy costs and improved similarity to the tissues they are intended to replace. Synthetic bone can provide a vast […]

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So you might be wondering: why would anyone make a robot that can play games? Aren’t games only fun if people play them? Well, believe it or not, a man named Branislov Kisacanin made a robot that plays tetris using only NXT Lego parts as an educational project for his kids. Although the robot is […]

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LEGO Turing Machine

A team from Aarhus University uses Lego Mindstorms to create a Turing Machine. The video is overdramatic, but they include an extensive blog about building and programming the machine. +40   

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