The Free Universal Construction Kit offers adapters between Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik,Gears! Gears! Gears!, K’Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. The adapters can be downloaded from Thingiverse.com and other sharing sites as a set of 3D models in .STL format, suitable for reproduction by personal manufacturing devices like the Makerbot
The title pretty much sums this one up – great for working on large pieces:
Scientists at Cambridge University have used Lego Mindstorms to automate research. The work involves dipping samples into the correct substances time and time again.
Chris wrote to me about the launch of his robot hand product which is now available for purchase. You can read the Anthromod blog with all the development history and also watch a short testing video below.
The hand is 3D printed and available for purchase through the Shapeways shop. The hand is currently very reasonably priced at 150 Euros.
I’m surprised this idea has never been made into a commercial product. A quadrocopter in the shape of a DeLorean:
Here’s my latest forced perspective trick – the Penrose ‘never ending’ staricase
Mechanical sculptor Rob Higgs has made this pretty involved piece of machinery which uncorks a bottle of wine and pours a glass: