LEGO Automatic Mouse-Clicker Can Click 70 Times Per Second

With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.

Because it’s essential to quickly close browser tabs when a coworker enters your office, Youtuber Lucas-Dynamics decided to try building the world’s fastest auto-clicker from LEGO. The device, which uses a motor attached to a four-pronged Technic knob cog, can click a staggering 70.2 times per second. For reference, my record is only two times per second, which resulted in a trip to HR to discuss my habit of playing browser-based video games at work.

Lucas experimented with numerous geared versions of the auto-clicker before attaching the clicking cog directly to a 1780 RPM motor and avoiding all the extra moving pieces. That was probably smart because a lot of the early designs looked like they were constantly ready to break. Not unlike my computer chair, which I’m never not terrified is about to deposit me on the office floor.

Does anybody need to click 70 times per second? I have no clue, but I imagine it might offer some advantage to certain video games, not unlike those one-off console video game controllers they used to make with “turbo” buttons. So, I would say the answer is “maybe,” but only for cheaters.

[via Youtube]

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With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.