You usually have to choose between passing grades and being a mischief maker in grade school. But with this brilliant Lego contraption created by NXTLOG member hknssn13, you can be both. It automatically grabs a sheet of paper from a stack, folds it into a paper airplane, and then launches it towards your target.
If you thought that private, LEGO surveillance blimps were something from some kind of bizarre steampunk dystopia, you'd only be half-right. Two endeavoring LEGO tinkerers, Tyler Westmoreland and Chris Shepard, have brought such a thing into being using nothing but Mindstorms and a couple of balloons.
Lego savant Hans Andersson has created an updated version of his Time Twister clock that's even more fascinating to watch. If you're in a hurry the complicated spinning mechanisms that slowly update the display will drive you crazy. But if you're a fan of brilliant Lego designers finding new uses for Mindstorms,…
I seriously can't imagine any better use for Lego Minstorms than building a machine that can serve two types of Dutch beer, chilling them down at the perfect drinking temperature, opening the bottle and serving them. Can you? CAN YOU?
Have you made something awesome with Lego Mindstorms NXT? A sweet walking robot, perhaps? Wouldn't it be cool if you could control it from work? Or to have it Tweet when something happens? Well, the future is now!
Mexican Viking took some Lego Mindstorms, standard Lego pieces and two empty ketchup bottles to create this pancake-making robot.
That Lego printer that printed documents with pens was cool and everything, but a Lego 3D printer made from 2,400 bricks, that builds a Lego creation of your dreams? Now we're talking.
For $90 Dexter Industries will sell you a solar panel that provides enough juice to power an NXT control brick and one servo. Surely, Lego Mindstorms Mars missions aren't far behind.
Monster Chess is a big fat "checkmate" to all other do-it-yourself chess sets. The incredible set took a team of 4 over a year to construct, using $30,000 worth of LEGO bricks. And it's even more impressive in action:
Unless, of course, you happen to be the current world record holder, who can solve a cube in under 20 seconds. This Lego Mindstorms 'bot was built by ARM, and managed to solve the cube in 25 seconds flat.
A program called MoonBots will allow children to simulate the conditions of Google's $30 million Lunar X Prize—get rover to the moon, snap HD pics, kick ass—but turns up the quirkiness (and the cool factor) by incorporating Lego.
First of all, this whole motorized Lego theater set up is legit. Skip to about 2:30 for a behind-the-scenes look at how it all works. Second of all, this is absolutely amazing.
We got a look at the new Mindstorms NXT robotics kits from Lego. And a new sensor for the 2.0 version can, amazingly, detect the difference between colors. Cool.