Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week TechVideo, 2013 #17 - Spider Pen - The LEGO suspended plotter

Today we bring you another LMS NXT creation by Ricardo Oliveira, my fellow PLUG member now living in Sweden. As usual his creations are really thinking out-of-the-box and this time he made a video to present and explain his Spider Pen robot, a kind of LEGO NXT suspended plotter working by gravity.

This is something he had already presented at LEGOWORLD (Zwolle or Copenhagen this year, really can't remember anymore...), but which he wanted to make a decent presentation for the world now. In the end you may see several other drawings done by this robot. Also one where the old NXT gives birth to the next generation EV3.

He even made a video (the one at the right) where he explains all the details from the concept to execution.


And this is not the latest project from Ricardo for sure! Guess we will see some cool EV3 robot by him, at the proper time...


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rherberg said...

that's just amazing, it would be ten times easier to do it on a horizontal surface, but this looks ten times cooler!

Allanp said...

cool, you could take it to work, pop it on the board and just let it impress the whole room!

Ricardo Oliveira said...

Thanks a lot for the post and the comments.

I indeed took it to work. That "make-of" presentation was originally made to present and demonstrate in a 30min presentation (slightly modified for the YT video). Since I was into LEGO, they asked me to show some recent project. :)

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