How can LEGO aid scientific research

Scientists from Cambridge University talk about using LEGO MINDSTORMS to aid their research.

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+20 1. 95731 commented 10 years ago

and my parents say playing with legos is a waste of time...
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+4 2. dragonon commented 10 years ago

So, #1 did you make anything out of it? I, ummm, made train, house ( typical ). What have u guys done?
:x O:)
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+2 3. hafa commented 10 years ago

#1 and don't become a musician or artist you'll only starve to death ? One thing I learned from Ted is to never underestimate human creativity, I hope you can achieve something great one day, 95731
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+5 4. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

Oh for the days of Meccano !
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+18 5. Geekster (admin) commented 10 years ago

In my university we have some scientific labs with only lego robots and stuff. Prtty cool :D When I was in first year of college, a teacher showed me and my groupmates a part of the university, and when we got in the labs with robots and the ones with lego robots, i splited up from the group and remained with the lab assistant in the robot lab and the group gone without me, I was like sooo enlightened what I've seen there :O you could find everything in there ! 3D lego printers, flying robots similar to birds and not with propeller, cars, quad helicopter with panoramic cameras capable to lift a 1.5 liter coca cola bottle, ETC. A lab assistant told me that when they want to build a real robot first they made it out of lego because its easier do detect projecting errors and if the robot breaks it is very easy to rebuild it. NEAT things I tell you 8-) Maaan, there were hundreds of robots there. I got in love with that place. Science is FUN when you know the secret 8-)
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+4 6. Cyrille commented 10 years ago

My son, you are 8 now, it's time to get your PHD.
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+2 7. wongraven commented 10 years ago

#3 My father has also mentioned this MECCANO thing !! Still a mystery
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+3 8. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

So that's what they do at Cambridge. :)
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+2 9. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

I would make it more easy.
Some thing going up and down, using a clock, and a turning plate moving the liquids in a circle
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+3 10. huldu commented 10 years ago

Music sounded like something taken out of Simcity, i liked it.
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+1 11. Liamjohn commented 10 years ago

YOU would be a pile of goo lying on the floor :|