Halloween links

Some engineering and science links for this Halloween: Scientist Trains AI To Create Brilliantly Ludicrous “Sexy” Halloween Costume Ideas article shows what happens when you use AI to design a Halloween costume. 10 Scary True Stories from Engineering History presents you scary experiments like resurrecting the dead, mind control, radiation gone wrong, and man-eating robots,

Friday Fun: LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces Unbelievable PR stunt: In what just might be the wildest thing anyone has ever built with Lego, the company behind the bricks has built a full-size, drivable model of the Bugatti Chiron supercar. Seriously. With LEGO® Technic we like to state that you build for real. And to prove this is more than

Friday Fun: Working LEGO pinball machine built from 15,000 bricks This is a really cool LEGO project. The Brothers Brick contributor Bre Burns hits it out of the nostalgia ballpark with a fully functional LEGO pinball machine called “Benny’s Spaceship Adventure.” She spent several months perfecting the design with over 15,000 LEGO bricks, including LEGO Mindstorms NXT programmable bricks.

First sustainable Lego pieces to go on sale | Life and style | The Guardian The first Lego pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced go on sale this year, the company has announced. Production has begun on a range of Lego botanical elements or pieces such as leaves, bushes and trees, made entirely from polyethylene (made with ethanol extracted from sugar cane material). They will start appearing in Lego

Happy 60th Birthday Lego! The little building blocks first appeared 60 years ago. Since it was patented on January 28, 1958, fans young and old have been building Lego creations.

AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces This is an interesting story that combines AI and LEGO. Even second-hand Lego isn’t cheap. Bulk unsorted Lego sells for roughly €10 per kilogram (about US $11/kg), boxed sets go for €40/kg, and collections of rare parts and Lego Technic pieces much more. Consequently, there exists a cottage industry of people who buy new sets and

LEGO power functions with Arduino

LEGO Power Functions is a LEGO electric building system. You have battery boxes to deliver the power, different types of motors to make things move, light, remote control and even connection to a computer. The Power Functions system has 4 wires and uses 9V voltage. The IR Remote Control sends infrared light messages to the IR

Spideruino This looks to be a very funny LEGO + Arduino robotics project.