Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week TechVideo, 2010 #16 - Tetris-Bot

This 'thing' uses too much non-LEGO elements... but still considered the video worths a mention here.

Tetris-Bot is a Tetris-playing robot. Now robots play games for us!...

It consists of a DSP board to analyze images coming from a camera, and a three-finger NXT robotic hand that presses the keys on the computer keyboard.
The software running on the DSP recognizes the new shapes falling and finds the best place/orientation where they fit. Then the instructions are communicated to the NXT robotic hand, via the outputs LEDs on the board and a light sensor connected to the NXT brick.

Very original, at least!


Anonymous said...

Considering that the Lego Education store sells (and endorses) Tetrix elements ( ), one should not dismiss this creation as being sub-standard. It many ways, it's SUPERIOR to anything that could be made with 100% Lego elements.

TechnicBRICKs said...

Sorry, if my words look like diminishing the value of this work.

It was not my intention at all! Otherwise it won't be here also. :)

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