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Tag: Mindstorms

LEGO Industrial Robot Replica: Inspirational Revolution

LEGO Industrial Robot Replica: Inspirational Revolution
ABB Robotics is one of the leading industrial robot suppliers in the world. The company is concerned that the current workforce don’t have the necessary skills needed for the “robotics and tech heavy world of the…
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LEGO Tower Building Robot Will Earn the Wrath of The Man Upstairs

LEGO Tower Building Robot Will Earn the Wrath of The Man Upstairs
YouTuber Hknssn loves to create whimsical industrial robots using LEGO Mindstorms, like the paper airplane maker that we saw last year. His latest creation is a robot that makes towers by stacking prebuilt modules. This will…
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LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible
Last year we featured Dexter Industries’ Bookreader, a device mostly made of LEGO and a Raspberry Pi that can read text from a Nexus 7 tablet. It seems like the contraption was a hit, but people…
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LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader

LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader
Dexter Industries makes a Raspberry Pi add-on called BrickPi, which connects the ultra cheap computer to LEGO’s NXT Mindstorms parts. To show off what you can do with its kit, they made a robot that reads…
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LEGO Useless Machine: Mindtroll

LEGO Useless Machine: Mindtroll
We’ve seen many examples of LEGO used to build something practical. This one’s the exact opposite. LEGO enthusiast Jason Allemann built his own take on the infamous useless machine using the newly released Mindstorms EV3 kit.…
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LEGO Xbox 360 Disc Changer Isn’t Really for the Lazy

LEGO Xbox 360 Disc Changer Isn’t Really for the Lazy
If you and your indolent ass ever wished that there was a gadget that could insert your Xbox 360′s discs for you, this contraption is not the answer. Not only because it’s not really practical, but…
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LEGO Go-Kart 2: Those Daring Young MOCs in Their Jaunty Jalopies

LEGO Go-Kart 2: Those Daring Young MOCs in Their Jaunty Jalopies
Simon Burfield should get in touch with Eric Steenstra so they can have a LEGO go-kart race. Burfield used 16 Power Functions XL motors, 8 Power Functions battery packs and 20 Exo-Force wheels to make his…
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LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam

LEGO Lathe Performs Spinjitzu on Foam
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to make motorized shop tools out of LEGO. Now, the guy behind the LEGO 3D milling machine is back with a new creation – a lathe that can…
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LEGO Machine Folds & Launches Paper Planes, is Having More Fun Than You Are

LEGO Machine Folds & Launches Paper Planes, is Having More Fun Than You Are
YouTuber Hknssn may be missing a few vowels, but that hasn’t kept him from being awesome. He was able to make a LEGO machine that can automatically take a sheet of paper, fold it into a…
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LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around
About a year ago, I spotted this cool mechanical LEGO clock called the Time Twister. It was a pretty amazing build, recreating the segmented display of an LCD clock, entirely with LEGO parts. Well its builder,…
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LEGO Go-Kart is Not for Minifigs

LEGO Go-Kart is Not for Minifigs
We’ve seen a few vehicles made out of LEGO before, but those were either tiny, non-functioning or had non-LEGO parts. Which is why Eric Steenstra’s go-kart trumps them all. It’s life-sized, it runs, it can carry…
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LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here

LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here
I was very impressed by the LEGO Omniboat, but apparently you can take LEGO vehicles even deeper. An engineering student made this remote controlled underwater robot for a school project. I expect bricks to sink, but…
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LEGO Portal Gun Doesn’t Open Shortcuts to Legoland

LEGO Portal Gun Doesn’t Open Shortcuts to Legoland
The petition for an official LEGO Portal set is going strong, but it still hasn’t quite garnered enough votes to qualify for consideration from the powers that be. Maybe they should add this to the set…
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Time Twister LEGO Clock Spends Most of its Time Telling the Time

Time Twister LEGO Clock Spends Most of its Time Telling the Time
Programmer/Dad/Casual Mindstormer Hans Andersson has earned a reputation on the mean and geeky streets of the Internets as a LEGO Mindstorms master. His first two Mindstorms creations were machines capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube and…
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LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases

LEGO Robot Helps Test iPad Apps, Promises Not to Make Any In-App Purchases
Developers, what do you do when you don’t feel like testing your apps yourself? You built a LEGO Mindstorms robot to do the job for you. That’s basically what researchers and developers at the Pheromone Lab…
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LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies

LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies
Eli Carter’s grandfather was an accomplished nerd – he worked on software that was used on fighter aircraft, on the Apollo missions and even wrote the first software that could operate a nuclear reactor. When his…
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