About a month ago we presented 222Doc's work on making the first Lego biped to climb steps, now the maker moves a step forward the whole project and the X2 is able to climb up and down also.
The movement speed is up to 5x faster than the first X2 and the climbing down is smooth and steady. The best part is that 222Doc is working in arms and body for the X2 that will make it capable to climb ladders and be able to grab things, so stay tuned.
Andreas made a fantastic WALL-E transformable self controlled robot from Lego bricks which uses Mindstorms programming environment. As you can see in the video (apart the love story) the robot is transforming as the original one and can also move in both modes. The tracks transformation is trully amazing and even though the mechanism is not seen it must be really tough to put all that staff inside but this bot does the trick!
As far as i know and as the maker states this must be the first of its kind so enjoy it, for more pictures you can also check here.
Mehul Asher constructed a Lego robot that can act as a text printer. The bot is built using a Lego Mindstorms Kit (8527) and the software powering it up is made using the Lego toolkit for LabVIEW.
The WRITER as the maker calls it, can write characters and numbers in a pre-defined method all characters and numbers are in block letters format. The user has just to enter the desired text and the WRITER will start to "print" it on the paper.
More info, details and more robots can be found here.
R J McNamara is planning to build a soccer playing robot with Lego for chasis and brains and some RotacasterOmni-wheels when they become available in the Lego Technics format.
Event though the wheels attached now doesn't help in movement the bot seems to have no serious problem navigating around freely.
This bot has all the credentials to become a master scorer and we'll keep an eye in the progress and so can you here.
David Gilday designed the ARM Powered MultiCuber 777, a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robot that solves V-CUBE 7 utilizing an Android Application on a DROID by MOTOROLA smartphone.
Maybe not as fast as ARM's last speedcuber but more impressive and massive.
TheYyozz made this robot as a class project. It's made entirely of Lego and is meant to play the Thumb war game simulating the opponents hand and because is a fair player it also gets to decide who won by two rotating signs indicating a smiley and a sad face accordingly.
Simple and fun, what more can you ask from a Lego bot?
Mskvaer shows a taste of his homemade 3D printer from a 30 year old Fishertechnic kit and some update motors driven by an Arduino.
Test run shows the need for a replace in the structure with a new, more "tight" set of bricks and some tuning on the electronics but that's test runs are for. :)
For the whole story and complete info check here.
Boris Smus made a fully autonomous twitter-controlled robot with NXT brick and an Android phone. Instead of the usual way of the phone communicating with a computer over WiFi, and the computer (paired to the NXT through bluetooth) submits the command to the brick, Boris made the phone part of the robot eliminat...
vgolden5 made a robot with two objectives in mind: Voice Controlled and looking for exit.
The second objective is common but the first is more interesting since there are not much voice controlled robots out there.
Even though the understandable commands are only four they are enough to have fun with your robot.
Both programs are available for download and you can even visit vgolden5's site if you are familiar with Chilian language,