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New project: a Giant Calculator!

New project: a Giant Calculator!

My latest project is to build a giant working calculator out of Lego. This is by far the most ambitious project I’ve taken on, and I’ll be blogging about my progress over the coming months. Why do I call it a ‘giant’ calculator? Because it’s going to be BIG! I estimate it’s at least one metre(…)

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‘Incredible Lego Technic’ book review

‘Incredible Lego Technic’ book review

I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of Sariel’s latest book titled Incredible Lego Technic and published by NoStarch Press. Unlike Sariel’s previous book this is a compendium of amazing and inspiring Lego Technic models by builders around the world. You won’t find detailed building instructions here, instead each model is presented in stunning colour with(…)

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 announced!!!

Lego Mindstorms EV3 announced!!!

The Lego Group have announced the new Mindstorms EV3 programmable brick at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today. It’s an exciting development in the world of amateur robotics, as the new kit is  eagerly anticipated by Lego fans around the world.

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Queboid Shooter LEGO Robot

Queboid Shooter LEGO Robot

My Queboid robot has been around for a while, but for the World Robot Olympiad event in Abu Dhabi this year I decided to add a Zamor sphere shooter to the basic model. I swapped out the power function motors to use NXT motors. The idea was that kids could drive the robot using Philo’s joystick design communicating over Bluetooth from(…)

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LEGO Street View Car 2

LEGO Street View Car 2

You might remember the original Lego Street View Car I built in April. It was very popular at the Google Zeitgeist event earlier this year. I wanted to re-build the car to only use the Lego Mindstorms NXT motors. I was also keen to make it look more….car-like. The result, after 4 months of experimentation, is version 2.0(…)

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LEGO Street View Car

LEGO Street View Car

This project is a LEGO version of the Google Street View Car. I’ve been working on this project for the guts of six months now, and you can probably see why! It all started when was playing with the dGPS sensor from Dexter Industries, and realised that if I combined this sensor, with a robust chassis and a camera(…)

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