mindstorms

  • This Lego Robot Strips Kindle DRM One Page Turn At A Time

    This Lego Robot Strips Kindle DRM One Page Turn At A Time

    In another episode of “Sticking It To The Man Through Lego” we present a spider that manually clicks through the pages of a Kindle book and then signals a computer to take a picture of the e-ink screen, perform some OCR, and spit out a completely DRM-free copy of the text. In short, it’s a sort of intelligent photocopier that is, in theory, completely legal. Read More

  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3: The Better, Faster, Stronger Generation Of Robotic Programming

    LEGO Mindstorms EV3: The Better, Faster, Stronger Generation Of Robotic Programming

    Lego is back with another generation of MindStorms, the company’s consumer robotics line aimed at introducing application programming to a younger generation. Kids these days grow up with so much focus on the virtual self, but MindStorms works as a bridge to connect software programming with real-world, physical actions. The new kit includes directions for up to 17 different robots, most… Read More

  • NXT robot solves Rubik's Cube without a PC

    When I was a boy, Legos were good for having crash-em-up derbies (Instructions: You and your friends take a big green board each and build cars. The owner of the Legos gets all the good wheels. Crash the cars into each other. Repeat.) Now they have the damn things solving Rubik’s Cubes like some sort of manic hog-skinning machine that needed some time off. The full instructions and code… Read More

  • Robo scorpion: Ouch, quit it. Ouch, quit it

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/817156&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ National Instruments makes the code inside Lego Mindstorms. Lego Mindstorms hurts me. Kill National Instruments. Kill! Read More

  • Lego gumball sorting machine

    Say you needed to sort gumballs by color. Say you were colorblind like Hickey or your sorting fingers were mangled in a thresher? What should you do? Well, the best solution is to build a Mindstorms NXT robot to sort your gumballs for you and, potentially, encourage you sort out your damn priorities, nerd. Sorry. Actually, I’m jealous of this guy simply because I always wanted to do… Read More