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 …“

Beinprothese aus Lego


YouTube: My Legoleg (via Clockworker / Dangerous Minds)

Christina alias AmputeeOT zeigt uns im Zeitraffer, wie sie sich eine Beinprothese aus Lego baut.

Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos. The joke’s on you – I went home and did it. Please don’t do this yourself, I don’t want you to fall and get hurt! Sometimes, you just need to be silly.

C64 legolized

C64
64 Kilobricks von Chris McVeigh, derzeit für stolze 36 Euro als Bausatz in seinem Shop vorbestellbar. Wer weiß, hätte ich nicht sowieso schon bergeweise Lego rumliegen und das Foto meinen Ehrgeiz geweckt…

A Lego retro computer building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 82 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. Model measures approximately 5″ wide x 1″ tall x 2.5″ deep (13 cm x 2.5 cm x 7 cm).

(via TBB)