The Force Awakens Trailer-Parodien – Crazy Lens Flare Edition, George Lucas‘ Special Edition & Lego Wars

Noch diese drei Trailer-Parodien, dann lasse ich euch damit für eine Weile in Ruhe. Versprochen.

1. Ein Abrams-Film braucht Lens Flares. Verdammt viele Lens Flares…

YouTube: Star Wars: Epsiode VII Trailer – Crazy Lens Flare Edition (via @PlayStarRocker)

2. Was würde George Lucas tun?

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Ein Teilchenbeschleuniger aus Lego


Jason Allemann alias JK Brickworks hat einen Lego-Teilchenbeschleuniger gebaut, der einen Lego-Fußball auf stolze 12.5 km/h beschleunigt. Das ist zwar etwas langsamer als der LHC in Genf, aber flott genug für bahnbrechende Erkenntnisse in der Klötzchen-Physik, wie im Video zu sehen.

YouTube: LEGO Particle Accelerator (via TBB)

I did round the speeds stated in the video up or down to make them more narrative friendly, but they are pretty accurate. By stepping through video frames I was able to determine how long it took the ball to travel around the ring at each power level. The ring has a circumference of around 264 studs and at maximum speed the ball travels around it approximately once every 0.6 seconds. That works out to about 440 studs per second, which is the equivalent of just over 12.5 km/hr…

Lego-Baupläne für alten Technik-Kram


Chris McVeigh hat sich jede Menge Lego-Baupläne für alten Technik-Kram ausgedacht, die er gratis zum Download anbietet. Speziell die Bereiche „Gaming“ und „Computer“ werde ich mir bei Gelegenheit mal vornehmen. Wer nicht wie wir tonnenweise Lego zu Hause rumliegen hat, kann sich dort die entsprechenden Baussätze kaufen.

Feeling nostalgic? You’ll find building guides for my latest Lego® retro-tech models on this page. Just click the desired model to download the building guide as PDF. The guides are typically 15-30MB in size and may take a little while to download; also, depending on your configuration, the building guide may load in your browser rather than downloading to your computer. Please note that many of these models are offered as custom kits via my store: Powerpig’s Builds ’n Things.

(via Hacker News)

Apple Macintosh 1984 vs. 2014 Commercial in Lego


Jason Allemann alias JK Brickworks hat dem ikonischen 1984 Apple Macintosh Commercial ein zeitgemäßes Realitäts-Update in Lego verpasst:

A re-envisioning of the classic 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial to perhaps reflect on how some things may have changed since then.

“Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology—where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!”

(via TBB)

Lego Roboter Band spielt Depeche Mode

YouTube: Toa Mata Band – Episode3 (via Blogrebellen)

Eigentlich hätte in die Headline „Bionicle“ statt „Roboter“ gehört, aber den Unterschied kennen wahrscheinlich nur die Kinder bzw. Eltern unter euch. Wie dem auch sei: Hier die Toa Mata Band mit ihrem Cover von Everything Counts.

Toa Mata Band is known as the World’s first LEGO robotic band controlled by Arduino Uno which is hooked up to a MIDI sequencer. In this video, the third episode, the robots are playing some unconventional drum-percussions made by some food packaging are captured by a contact microphone (piezo) and processed in real time in the D.A.W. Ableton Live. A brand new device appears for the first time, it’s a moving platform on x-axis, made of Lego bricks, gears and servo motors that permits to move with semitones-steps the tiny synth.
The song is a cover of the famous synth-pop band Depeche Mode, it’s a personal tribute to the band who made my days in the 80’s.

Wearable Lego Cyborg Arm

YouTube: Lego Cyborg Arm (via adafruit blog)

Dave Voltaggio hat sich einen funktionierenden Roboter-Arm aus Lego gebaut Als Nächstes dann bitte ein Lego-Exoskelett samt Bauanleitung.

Four independently motorized fingers controlled individually by four touch sensors; powered by one Mindstorms EV3.
Flair includes a mount for my cell phone (just for my convenience), a blue light-up bar, and 5 blue LEDs.
Won the *“Best MINDSTORMS“* Brickee award at BrickFair VA 2014!
Physical build time: off & on for many evenings.
Programming time: 1 hour.
No I don’t have instructions written up to share.

LEGObot 3D Printer

YouTube: LEGObot 3D Printer (via instructables)

Instructables-User mastermind hat einen funktionierenden 3D-Drucker aus Lego gebaut. Da das Ding bislang nur mit Schmelzklebstoff arbeitet wird es noch ein paar Evolutionsstufen dauern, bis sich damit mal mehr als wibbly wobbly Gummischlonz drucken lässt. Aber der Mann arbeitet dran.

Ever since I saw the first makerbot, I have been obsessed with 3D printing, but I am an engineering student so I don’t have an extra $800-$2500, and have been doing my best to create one out of what I have on hand … So I pulled out my old box of legos and started building. This is a project I have been working on for the past year, it prints in hot glue and made almost completely out of legos. Based roughly on the first version of the makerbot, while it does print, I would call this more of a prototype than a finished project … While hot-glue works, its very rubbery and doesn’t have many practical uses, if only one or 2 layers are printed then it will stick to glass to make window stickers, but its not sturdy or rigid, I will be experimenting with printing using wax and heat-melting resins in the future …“