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Bug Labs: It’s kind of Legos, but more expensive and iPod-ish. Bug Labs is a new kind of technology company, enabling a new generation of engineers to tap their creativity and build any type of device they want, without having to solder, learn solid state electronics, or go to China. You can plug different sensory [...]
YouTube – Mindstorms Autofabrik: This is so cool, I might die. It’s a video of a factory made out of Lego Mindstorms that makes cars…from Legos. Yep, they’re self-aware now, folks. And they reproduce. Will you be ready when the Legos come for you?
A while back, we posted about a picture of a big machine I had stumbled across. Sometime after that, it was identified as a mining machine over in Europe, complete with many pictures. Last night, I was watching Modern Marvels on The History Channel (great, great show), and the topic was “The World’s Biggest Machines.” [...]
A friend mentioned yesterday that LEGO just updated it’s Digital Designer (LDD) app. It’s a freebie Mac OS X or Windows app that you your kids can use to… build absolutely anything… right on your computer. Then you can buy the real bricks to build your creation online in LEGO Factory, or you can print [...]
My sister-in-law sent an e-mail to us today with photos & stats about a scale model church building made entirely out of LEGO’s (even populated with 622 LEGO people.) I did a quick Google search & found a lot more photos of that project. If you’ve ever messed around with LEGO’s, you’ve got to at [...]
Twenty-One, Mosaic: In that special place where LEGO and mathematics meet lies true geek. Can a square be partitioned into a number of smaller squares such that no two of the smaller are the same size? Casual pondering might lead one to think this geometrically impossible. […] Artist Eric Harshbarger […] has recreated that unique [...]
On Kiddie Records Weekly you can download mp3 audio files of famous (and not so famous) kids story records from days gone by. Only one set of files is available for download on any given week, but links for BitTorrent feeds are available for all preceding weeks. With titles like “Tales of Uncle Remus”, “Gerald [...]
I read Joel Spolsky’s book over the weekend: “User Interface Design for Programmers.” This is an excellent guide to usability — for client apps and for Web development. The strength of the book is that it doesn’t start by presenting many hard-and-fast rules, but instead concetrates on general concepts that you really need to understand [...]
The gang at Slashdot posted a nostalgia-inducing link to an old page that showed off the hardware that Google used to run on back when it was still a research project at Stanford. My favorite part is the drive array case built from plastic and random bits of LEGO. Via Slashdot.
Reading Deane’s post on The History of Legos reminded me of a Web site I saw the other day, where JP Brown had built a Rubik’s Cube Solver out of Lego Mindstorms. “To achieve a cube solution, you must be able to rotate the whole cube by 90° in two orthogonal axes, and be able [...]