Posts Tagged lego
This Lego Mindstorms Useless Machine was created by Alex in Barcelona. This is one feisty machine: it doesn’t even like it when you get near it’s toggle switch. Watch the video below and see it in action.
You can read more about it at Alex’s site abiteof.com
This gadget should get the Rube Goldberg Award. First build an electric Lego air compressor complete with a custom pressure sensor, then add a NXT controller for brains and voice, making your very own Talking Pneumatic Lego NXT Useless Machine:
Here’s a cut and paste from the description of Australian YouTuber jscoutabout’s video:
i built it mostly because i wanted to explore pneumatics, and finally combine NXT with my Pneumatics. made from the NXT, and motorized tractor set with a customized pressure sensor adapted from the book “Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms Nxt“
Well done, jscoutabout!
Via: “Useless Machine” Google search
YouTuber Inventor211 has built a steampunk air-driven UM. I asked him how he came up with his design and if he had any tips. He wrote back:
“I was surfing you tube one day and I saw a Lego Clockwork useless machine. I don’t have a clockwork motor so I built an airpowered one instead. No tips .. I just built it from my brain!”
Keep in mind that some of the purists out there may argue that this machine isn’t entirely useless as it may be classified as exercise equipment…
Here’s a Lego UM built by YouTuber Berbos! And some cool pics of the innerds and a great video…