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Robot made of lego and powered by a cellphone

Fin out more here.

Although, all it does is solve Rubik Cubes faster.

Does something that can do that have any real world uses?

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10 comments to Robot made of lego and powered by a cellphone

  • James Strong

    It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t have any real world uses.

    It’s something new; someone, somewhere, at some time (all of those unknown) will find a way of using the technology on which it is based or developing that technology into something useful.

    Even if it never has a practical use a new discovery or invention is to be welcomed.

  • Laird

    Astounding. And I agree with James. Thanks for the link.

  • The Pedant-General

    “Does something that can do that have any real world uses?”

    The laser. Nuff said.

  • JohnB

    Yes. Mass produced and patrolling the streets looking for the tell-tale minute signs of human errancy.

    Equip with said laser or perhaps graded soma doses that are only lethal in extreme cases.

  • Alisa

    If this is not a real-world use, I don’t know what is!:-)

  • Hmm

    I’m amazed that it being Lego they got the grips to hold and stop and turn, precisely enough, at that speed for the cube to be able to be rotated without locking.

  • It’s use is to demonstrate that there is an afterlife for smartphones.
    Older dumbphones have not a lot of use other than recycling or sitting in drawers, but last-year’s smartphones are more than capable of being put to some useful task. Bravo.

  • Alisa

    Good point, wh00ps – which brings me to the question: what is the smartphone doing there?

  • Much less than it’s capable of, or isn’t that what you meant?

  • Alisa

    No, that was a perfectly straightforward question.