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  • Legoizer Turns Any Image Into A Lego Kit

    Legoizer Turns Any Image Into A Lego Kit

    In the future, everything will be made of Lego if the Legoizer has anything to say about it. This system, really a piece of pixelation software, turns images into Lego creations by breaking them into block-sized chunks and supplying a shopping list and list of instructions. For example, the image above takes 34 rows of Lego to build and requires a few hundred pieces of various colors… Read More

  • Lego Dimensions Video Game Brings Lego Toys To Life

    Lego Dimensions Video Game Brings Lego Toys To Life

    Lego has a new game in the works with Warner Bros. Interactive, which brings the building blocks into the toys-to-life category to compete with the likes of Skylanders. The new Lego Dimensions game is set for a September 27 release date, and will incorporate a number of popular and familiar properties, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and The Lego Movie to name just… Read More

  • Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

    Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

    Lego is no stranger to building epic sets as tie-ins timed with the release of big movies, but the upcoming SHIELD Helicarrier set (via Wall Street Journal) might take the cake in terms of scale. Lego’s version of the floating command and control vessel used by Marvel’s fictional global super spy and defence agency is made up of just under 3,000 pieces, and includes small… Read More

  • Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future

    Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future

    Imagine a biomimetic robot that can inflate itself, bend at odd angles, and channel liquids through itself in any direction. That’s what scientists at Harvard University have created. By using squishy little Lego blocks with channels built-in, a team at Harvard has created robots can move like slugs or snakes. For example, when you close the channels the robots expand and move and when… Read More

  • The SBrick Expands Your Lego Universe

    The SBrick Expands Your Lego Universe

    Lego (or, if you’re pedantic, LEGO) is lots of fun. Lego Mindstorms is more fun. But what if you want to go to maximum fun? That’s where the Brick comes in. This $70 brick works with regular Lego and allows you to add unique features to your models including motor controls and light handling. The device is very similar to the actual Mindstorms brain but won’t take up most of… Read More

  • Google Chrome Now Lets You Play With LEGO In The Browser

    Google Chrome Now Lets You Play With LEGO In The Browser

    This is a pretty obvious movie tie-in, but it’s still pretty cool: Google has partnered with LEGO to build an app that lets you play with LEGOs right in the browser. Using WebGL and other modern web technologies, a Google team in Australia first developed this application as an experiment in 2012 and now Google is opening it up to everybody. Given that this is Google, it shouldn’t… Read More

  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LEGO Mindstorms EV3

    LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Even the name is formidable, but just wait until you connect the dots and fire these dragon-esque robots up. The EV3 set of robotic, programmable LEGOs is the very best version of this 14-year-old product line we’ve ever seen. The most notable edition is that users can program directly from the smart brick, the computational component included in each robot that… Read More

  • 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

  • Just In Time For The Weekend, We Present The DIY LEGO Pancake Bot

    Just In Time For The Weekend, We Present The DIY LEGO Pancake Bot

    If you only watch one video today, it should be this one. You will discover that it is footage of a DIY LEGO pancake maker which is, in my expert opinion, the best thing to come out of Norway since the fjords. Created by Miguel Valenzuela, an American maker abroad, the project has been around for a few years but this video shows us how the project works in detail, further proving that the… Read More

  • LEGO MINDSTORM Onstage at CES

    I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overlords

    LEGO just introduced the third generation LEGO Mindstorm sets. Like previous versions, a central computer controls motors and servos, essentially bringing the LEGO kit to life. This new version is heavily upgraded. And as a father, I must attest, I would use this set more than my kids. It’s that awesome. Read More

  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Next 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

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