With the development of human sized and larger robots advancing at an incredible pace there is one tricky question that needs answering, what to use as a remote control? Daniele Benedettelli has been pondering this very question and has a very creative solution, Lego. Using MindStorm Lego Daniele has created an exoskeleton suit that can control his robot. The suit captures any movement and transmits the action to his mechanical man which mirrors the move.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is one man’s solution to a problem that fast approaches, one incredibly creative use for Lego. Sit back relax and prepare to see the future, the Lego Suite in action.
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Can the progress of mankind be measured in the time it takes us to solve a Rubik’s cube? Since its worldwide release in 1980 this brain busting magic cube has tested mankind, now man and machine have teamed up to break records and solve a Rubik’s cube in the blink of an eye.
Cubestormer 3 has been taking the internet by storm since breaking the cube world record only a few days ago. With the computing power of a Samsung Galaxy S4 driving a monumental Lego Mindstorm creation the record has now been reset to the amazingly fast time of 3.253 seconds.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the world record run performed by a masterpiece in plastic, Cubestormer 3 in action. Sit back, relax and press the start button to initiate programming.
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The Lego Movie is taking the world by storm. To whet the appetites of fans waiting in anticipation for the release Warner Brothers have created the most hilarious animated outtakes reel in the history of animated outtakes.
As children we imbue our toys with character using pure imagination, in just the same way the characters of the Lego Movie are brought to life, these are by no means lifeless plastic figures, as you will see in the outtake reel.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos that will get you in the Lego mood, with more guaranteed LMAO moments than a Russian fail video featuring a crotch targeting ball throwing machine. Sit back, relax and be sure to have your laughing pants on, humour related accidents are assured.
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When inventive minds collaborate incredible things can be achieved. Take the Super Awesome Micro Project for example, a project that brought together extreme Lego constructor Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida the 20 year old self taught technology genius. Two great minds working to produce the ultimate drivable Lego hot rod that’s powered by air.
The Super Awesome Micro Project started life as a simple enough concept, make an air powered car using easily accessible technology. In the process creating something so far outside of the box that it forces questions to be asked. Now, with 500,000 Lego bricks assembled during thousands of man hours of labor the air powered Lego hot rod is a reality.
Included for your viewing pleasure is the video that stunned the internet, the air powered Lego hot rod in action. While the top speed of 20 kph won’t break records it is an incredible demonstration of ingenuity and imagination.
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In the world of Lego Robotics craftsman Hans Andersson is indeed a creative spark. During the day Hans designs business software but when time allows at night he becomes a robotics genius.
Hans has taken a simple toy and created something that’s off the charts cool, the Mindstorm Rubik’s Cube Clock called Time Twister. Lego clock designs have become popular with Mindstorm – Robotic Lego – enthusiasts but most have been a fairly standard affair, analogue faced tick tock kind of clock. Until now that is, Swedish Mindstorm master Hans Andersson has created the most dramatic and visually stunning clock mechanism ever. Closely resembling 4 black and white automated Rubik’s cubes this is a clock that can make the passage of time itself interesting. This isn’t the first incredible robot to come from Hans’ tinkering either he has also produced robot’s that can solve Rubik’s cubes and also another that will complete a Sudoku puzzle.
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LEGO and Minecraft have many similarities; both involve building your own world one little bit at a time. Many have even described Minecraft as LEGO for the touch screen generation. Thankfully the old LEGO generation has now received an upgrade with the Minecraft revolution reaching the world of colored plastics bricks.
It is often said that of a million bright ideas there will be one that is pure gold, the one in a million. LEGO Minecraft started life as one of those bright ideas, going on to become the one amongst the million. As the final product has shown the idea was genius, creating the only brand partnership that could challenge Angry Birds Star Wars this Christmas.
Included for your viewing pleasure is the un-boxing of LEGO Minecraft, with the full 480 piece set sprawled over a table top the fun begins, thankfully a liberal dose of fast forward has already been applied.
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NASA, the ESA and engineers around the world are putting Lego to work, sometimes for scientific purposes, sometimes purely for fun. NASA has recently put LEGO to work as their unstoppable remote control rover operated over the internet for space.
The Curiosity Rover is the rock star of interplanetary rovers, satellites love him and other rovers want to be him. It’s only natural then that people might try to emulate their favourite rover using the coloured bricks. Unexpectedly though is the number of NASA engineers doing just that with surprising results.
Video’s of the latest Lego Rovers in action have been included for your viewing pleasure. While the small Curiosity built with standard Lego is a project for everyone, the Mindstorm Curiosity is something more; an animatronic remote controlled Curiosity Rover built to impress.
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