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Twisting Steel with LEGO Motors

Twisting Steel with LEGO Motors
LEGO bricks are some of the most awesome things on earth. They’re incredibly versatile for building all kinds of structures, and you can make some pretty impressive machines with them when you combine them with Technic and Mindstorms parts.

This Machine Will Probably Never Finish a Full Rotation

This Machine Will Probably Never Finish a Full Rotation
When it comes to telling time with an analog clock, the idea of gear reduction is a very critical piece of the puzzle. Basically, a set of multiple gears work in concert to gradually rotate at slower speeds.
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Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work
Imagine a LEGO car factory where, like the real world, the workers have been replaced by robots. Did this make LEGO cars cheaper for the people of LEGOLand? Probably so. The factory is faster than ever with no minifigs working the line, making mistakes and getting the occasional limb chopped off.

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing

This 65-foot Robot Arm Weighs Practically Nothing
The robot arms you see in most factories have a limited reach and they weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can reach much further and extend over 65-feet. This is likely the longest robot arm ever.

Working LEGO Piranha Plant Will Chomp Your Minifig’s Butt

Working LEGO Piranha Plant Will Chomp Your Minifig’s Butt
LEGO and Nintendo are two of geekdom’s favorite things. Here they come together in an awesome build that replicates one of Super Mario Bros.’ most iconic villains – the nasty piranha plant. But this is no ordinary LEGO model – this piranha plant actually works. It was built by Jason over at JK Brickworks, and has a mechanism inside which not only moves the plant up and down from its pipe, but it opens its mighty jaws as it emerges from its green pipe.

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine
Petting dogs is tough work. And when you pet them, they just want more and more. This can be tough on our wimpy 21st-century arms that are only used to holding smartphones. What can we do?

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal
You know how it is. You’re working hard at the office, and then you get hungry. But if you stop your work to get some food, your productivity will suffer. What can you do? You either go hungry or fall behind on your tasks.

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles
Great. Now I hear that “Tiny Bubbles” song in my head. All because of this LEGO bubble blowing machine built by Sariel of Sariel’s LEGO Workshop. I like it. Bubbles make the world a happier place, and I’m not just talking about that guy from Trailer Park Boys. This sweet LEGO machine uses soap to blow bubbles.

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade
When you could just walk over to the fridge, nine minutes seems like a long time to wait for a glass of lemonade. In this case, it’s totally worth it. What you are looking at is a ridiculously long Rube Goldberg machine that spans the entire house just to pour a few glasses of lemonade.

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay
Who says farming has to be boring? The Brick Wall built this cool piece of LEGO Technic farm equipment, adding it to his already impressive collection of machines. He actually created two hay rakes. One is a modern-day farm implement, and one is inspired by the rakes of yesteryear.

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine
Who feels like making breakfast when you’re still half asleep? Not me. That’s why I have to build a breakfast-making robot like this one. This breakfast-making machine is amazing. It will make you bacon and eggs using two custom-built LEGO robots. One is a huge scaffold that delivers bacon and eggs to your frying pan and even cracks the eggs open.

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser
What if I told you that it takes a full five minutes to get a single piece of tape out of this insane Rube Goldberg machine? Hey, it’s about the journey, not the tape. At least that’s what I would keep telling myself if I had to wait on this machine to get said tape. This overly complicated machine was built by Youtuber DaksDominos.

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.
Pipe- and wire-bending machines make it easy to create metal shapes that twist in various ways. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works in the same basic way. It just bends those little fuzzy wires instead of tough metal. 

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine
I’ve always wanted to build my own Rube Goldberg machine. Sadly I lack the free time and the expertise, but maybe I could build a 2D version like this one day. Who am I kidding? This thing is way too sophisticated for me. Check out this minute-and-a-half run of Kaplamino’s ‘Blue Marble’ 2D Rube Goldberg style machine.

Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick

Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick
Christmas is a magical time of year. Think about it. Some fat guy rides a sleigh led by reindeer – in the sky no less – lands on your roof, slides down your chimney and delivers you presents.

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Despite what science fiction movies tell us, real world robots aren’t all creepy and trying to murder us. They build cars, assemble electronic gadgets, disarm bombs, and take on tasks humans don’t want to do. But this robot really does want to kill.
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