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Friday Art: Star Wars toys photos

Star Wars toys photos look more realistic than the real Star Wars shows amazing work of Finnish artist Vesa Lehtimäki aka Avanaut, a brilliant illustrator and photographer who likes to take pictures of his kids’ toys in his spare time. Check out these series of Star Warstoys set in the real world. Check also Beautiful

Friday Fun: Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

I have earlier shown some amazing Lego building projects on this blog, but this one is over the top: An Australian entrepreneur and Romanian tinkerer have built an air-powered full-size car out of LEGO. The car has homepage at www.superawesomemicroproject.com. Here is a video of that Life Size Lego Car Powered by Air. It is

Robots week in Finland and Europe

European Robotics Week 2013 is celebrated from 25 November to 1 December 2013. The Week aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math. At the same time Finnish robot week “Robottiviikko” is celebrated in Finland. I happened to walk by Robots

Robot week in USA

EDN magazine reported just few days ago that National Robotics Week has started. There are many robotics events arranged around USA. EDN magazine page from last Friday has a list of links to interesting articles on robotics. There are for example articles on Roomba sensors for hackers and building a power supply for your robot.

LEGO Great Ball Contraption

I one day saw this amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) Layout 2012.9 video and thought that it would be a good to share as the funny material for this Friday. If you liked this, look also Brickworld Great Ball Contraption 2 video.

LEGO celebrating 80 years

I am a big fan of LEGO as you can see on many LEGO related posts in this blog. Imagination-fostering Lego is 80 years old this month. Lego was founded by 1932, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a Danish joiner and carpenter. The company started by making and selling wooden toys. In 1934, his company came to

Mars rover

NASA’s expensive Mars exploration Curiosity rover is finally doing what it was created to do: rove. Following a successful wheel test, the probe moved forward. Photo Gallery: Curiosity Rover Makes First Tracks on Mars article tells that Curiosity beamed back some incredible images of its tracks, which tell scientists that the soil is firm, great

LEGO compatible USB hub

I bought some time ago High Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub (White) from Dealextreme. The main reason for buying that was need for USB hub and the LEGO like design of this HUB, also the price was very reasonable ($5.30). The computers (Vista and XP) detected the device well. It was just plug and play