Guus Bosman

software engineering manager


Lego building robot

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Wired had a fun video today about a machine, made from Lego, that can build Lego objects.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/10/legobot:

“Here’s how the MakerLegoBot works: A feed system that’s about two-and-a-half feet tall and can hold about 35 bricks connects to the LegoBot. The object that the MakerLegoBot is to assemble is designed in MLCad, a modeling program. A Java app that runs on a PC takes the file from the MLCad software, determines a set of print instructions and sends those instructions over USB to the LegoBot.

The machine retrieves a brick from the feed system and places it in the exact location where it should be. It uses an axle-based release mechanism to leave the brick in place.”

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Re: Lego building robot

mooi en een beetje nostalgie, heb je wat lego meegenomen?
ken je ook die spuitmachines die laag voor laag een 3D vorm kunnen maken door steeds een laagje boven een laagje te spuiten? kan met kunststof, klei. slagroom en wat al niet.
maar lego heeft het natuurlijk.

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