04/19/2010, As we’ve mentioned many times recently, augmented reality is one of the more popular technologies recently, and now even Lego boxes are getting the augmented reality treatment. The boxes were created by the Danish toy company and augmented reality experts Metaio and can interface with kiosks in Lego stores. Just hold up the box and the QR code will activate the augmented reality feature, showing you a 3D model of […]
04/19/2010, There’s something special about Lego that makes us all love it, and the creation of the Lego NXT Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) hasn’t changed our love for Lego one bit. It’s always amazing to see what kind of things folks can come up with Lego bricks, especially stuff like the giant Lego Yoshi. Check out a video of this Lego ATM in action after the break.
04/14/2010, This is a different LEGO lamp from the one that we saw a couple of years ago, since it comes in a 2×2 brick form factor with a wall mount so you don’t need to leave it pointing upwards all the time. Being portable, you can tote this around on your camping trips as well, using a trio of AAA batteries to power it – so that is fair warning […]
04/07/2010, What you see here is truly something worth beholding – it is a Bugatti Veyron that has undergone the Lego treatment, where it comes complete with remote control capability as well as a 7+R sequential gearbox. Apart from that, a retracting spoiler and independent suspension makes this one truly desirable geeky toy, so to speak, but it will definitely take a whole lot of time to assemble one of these […]
04/06/2010, Want into inject a little bit of style into your camera gear? While this certainly won’t win you any fashion awards, it’s still worth checking out. What this user did was to cram his compact IR remote for his sister’s Nikon into a pretty yellow Lego brick. You can be sure that you’ll garner a few looks from your friends when you whip this out at your next photography outing.
04/02/2010, Did you spend your childhood building spaceships and fortresses using LEGO bricks? So did we, but what we really should have been doing is focusing on building Rubik’s Cube solving robots, such as the CubeStormer in the video (after the jump). Now the robot has gotten a nice little helper in the form of a loader, which will pop the Rubik’s Cube into the CubeStormer, saving you the hassle of […]
03/13/2010, Nobody can resist giant LEGO sculptures, and next up we’ve got a giant BlackBerry Tour 9360 made out of LEGO pieces. That on its own would be a great feat, but the fact that the sculptor, Nathan Sawaya, managed to build it around a flat-screen LCD TV just makes it so much cooler. Of course, you won’t be able to send or receive emails with this, but you could probably […]
03/11/2010, Tyler Clites, otherwise known as Legohaulic, has managed to piece together what he calls the Element Commune – a Lego mech that can walk around as though it has a mind of its own. This amazing feat certainly sends goosebumps down one’s spine when looking at it, as a stationary one would be good enough for us. Hats off to Tyler for all his effort into this mechanical marvel. You […]
03/03/2010, Considering that you can almost build anything with Lego, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see that someone has come up with a robotic limb, and is allowing some scientists to see what they can learn from or improve on it. Do you think that the creator of this would have enough time to make more like it, especially if we’re planning to get into a war […]
02/12/2010, TomTheGeek has come up with a LEGO tank alongside a PicAxe controller, and the technical nitty gritty is described in further detail as below. Locomotion is supplied by a Lego Power Function motor controller. He cut an LPF extension wire in half so that he could patch into the PWM signals without altering the motors themselves. You can make out the control circuitry and a small breadboard in the tank’s […]
02/04/2010, MkMan has come up with the rather delectable Lego spider robot, where it was created using pieces from a Mindstorm kit alongside a bunch of milled plastic parts. The legs themselves are provided by a locomotive concept known as Klann Linkage, where they will operate in twos, converting the rotational force from one motor into movement for both legs. There are four rotating gears in total to keep all eight […]
02/03/2010, This cross section model of an Airbus A380 that is constructed completely out of Lego bricks depicts movie scenes that involve airplanes, but even more amazing is the fact that it is connected to a computer program which will be able to manipulate all eight Mindstorm NXT engines and half a dozen hitechnic servos on the Lego model via a touchscreen display, where it is able to retract the gear, […]
02/01/2010, Who would have thought that the now outdated Nokia N95 could still have a trick up its aged sleeve, by solving a Rubik’s Cube? That’s right, it will work in tandem with the Lego Mindstorm NXT kit alongside Lego Technic pieces, where the smartphone’s camera will identify the layout of color squares, working out the relevant moves required to solve the puzzle. Having done so in its “mind”, it will […]
01/31/2010, Apple’s newly announced iPad is still a good 2-months away, or 3-months if you want the 3G version. Do you have to wait? If you want the real deal, then yes; if not, you could always go ahead and have some weekend fun by coming up with your own Lego iPad. It won’t make you look super cool when you whip it out in public, but you can be guaranteed […]