American photographer Carey Norton designed this 127mm camera using the Lego Digital Designer app. Its body consists almost entirely of parts of the designer, but inside there are real mechanical parts of a full-fledged camera. Therefore, despite the toy and fragile appearance, "Legotron, Mark I" is able to take a couple of good shots.
Believe it or not, the printer you see in the image was built by a 14-year-old boy. The design is equipped with three motors, which, using gears and levers, move the holder for a pen (or marker) in different directions. Moving on the paper, the pen draws an image, which is transferred to the printer's memory using a special application (the child prodigy thought even this moment). The development is called PriNXT, the young genius is called Leon Overville and he lives in the Netherlands. He is now 19.
A former Lego employee created this children's prosthesis, remembering his childhood in Colombia, where many children were disabled as a result of the fighting.
The device is equipped with myoelectric sensors that “read” an electrical signal in the muscles of a person and transmit it to a mechanical limb. Since the prosthesis is made from a constructor, its purpose can be changed using various modules. For example, put a ladle (with the ability to control it separately using the remote control) - and the child will be able to play with other children in the sandbox.
It's not just enthusiasts who turn Lego pieces into fully functional devices, the company itself is also keen on experimenting. She, for example, has released Beatboards, an unusual board for building blocks that allows you to create full-fledged musical compositions.
The "bricks" for this board weigh differently, and the note produced depends directly on the weight of the structure. By placing the building blocks in the right order on the board, you can create music. So now you can not only build a house from Lego, but also listen to how it "sounds".
© PancakeBot projects
Yes, that's right: this robot is able to apply dough in layers to the pan, creating everyone's favorite pancakes. It works on the same principle as Leon Overville's printer: with the help of motors, it "draws" delicacies of any shape on the surface, from the traditional circle to the shape of the euro, dollar or ruble. The only thing that PancakeBot is not taught is to flip pancakes. So you can't do without manual labor at all.
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With the Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set, the Porsche can not only be driven, but also assembled. The orange model comes in 1: 8 scale and has such nice details as an adjustable rear spoiler, a functioning dual-clutch transmission and even a red spring suspension. The interior of the car also looks like a real one - the dashboard, sports seats and a small bag in the luggage compartment will make little motorists (adults, by the way, too) jump with delight. The set can be found in a network of certified Lego stores.