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Paper Airplane LEGO Robot

It's no drone, but this custom LEGO robot is designed for something much cooler...folding and launching paper airplanes automatically. Arthur Sacek, a LEGO enthusiast and designer, used the colorful bricks to create a machine that could not only fold the planes, but launch them automatically as well. That's right, once folded, the machine shoots it down a 'runway' directly into flight. LEGO Mindstorms computers were used to precisely calculate the folds and just how quickly the airplane is folded. Continue reading for another behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus custom LEGO creations.


Paper Airplane LEGO Robot
Paper Airplane LEGO Robot
Paper Airplane LEGO Robot

"Using only LEGO, Sacek and his creative team designed the device for the super bowl commercial spot of arrow electronics - an technological components company. The robot has been designed to transform a sheet of paper using a variety of carefully-programmed LEGO apparatuses and tools. Beginning as a flat sheet, the paper moves through a system a cogs where it's folded along specific pleat points, following the pattern of a paper plane. As it takes shape, the sheet is crimped to its final form before finally being launched into mid-air. In collaboration with elevation digital media, the entire commercial production was shot in less than four hours," reports Design Boom.









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This entry was posted on 02/21 10:00am and is filed under Geek, LEGO, Robots, Toys .
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