Friday Fun: LEGO projects

Here are some nice LEGO animations for this Friday:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5BngfWLsFVs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0AwK8O9Nos0

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How To Use LEGO Bricks For Data Storage
    https://hackaday.com/2022/06/06/how-to-use-lego-bricks-for-data-storage/

    Those old enough to have encountered punch cards in their lifetime are probably glad to be rid of their extremely low data density and the propensity of tall stacks to tip over. But obsolete as they may be, they’re a great tool to show the basics of binary data storage: the bits are easily visible and can even be manipulated with simple tools. As an experiment to re-create those features in a more modern system, [Michael Kohn] made a punch card-like system based on LEGO bricks that stores machine code instructions for a 65C816 CPU, the 16-bit successor to the venerable 6502.

    https://www.mikekohn.net/micro/lego_data_reader.php

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Computer-Shaped LEGO Brick Brought To Life
    https://hackaday.com/2022/06/08/computer-shaped-lego-brick-brought-to-life/

    In childhood, many of us wondered — wouldn’t it be cool if our miniature toys had “real” functions? Say, that our toy cars actually were able to drive, or at least, that the headlights could light up. [James Brown] captures some of this childhood expectation of magic, recreating the 2×2 45°-sloped Lego bricks with computer screens and panels drawn on them by building a LEGO brick (thread, nitter) with an actual display inside of it.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    James Brown’s LEGO Computer Brick Hides a Fully-Functional, Programmable OLED Display
    https://www.hackster.io/news/james-brown-s-lego-computer-brick-hides-a-fully-functional-programmable-oled-display-bf686c392057

    Created using homebrew injection molding into a 3D-printed form, these semi-functional LEGO computers look like magic.

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